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Free Programs for Adults

From author visits to cultural performances, the library offers free recreational, cultural and lifelong learning opportunities of all kinds! Sign up for our library newsletter to stay abreast of our events.

Take & Make Bags 
Pick up during library open hours 
Kids & Adults 

Stop by the library and ask for a craft in a bag! Explore supplies and create projects following simple instructions. New projects will appear by the 1st and the 15th of the month. Limit one craft per person every two weeks.   

Writing Workshop: Weaving Story Threads with Jane Kirkpatrick 
Wednesday, October 20 | 2-4 p.m. 
Adults | Virtual Program 

Join best-selling author Jane Kirkpatrick for a two-hour virtual writing class that weaves the story threads of landscape, relationships, spirituality and work. These threads can enhance setting, character development, language and themes. Jane says these four threads create a strong fabric inviting writers into deeper discoveries about the importance of the story. Registration is required and is limited to 25 participants. Register here or call the reference desk at 503-718-2517. 

Find out more about Jane at www.jkbooks.com. Her latest novel is The Healing of Natalie Curtis, published in September 2021. 
Sponsored by Friends of Tigard Library  

Story Time for Grown-Ups: Tales of Terror! 
Thursdays: October 21 & 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. 
Adults and Teens | Virtual Program (YouTube) 

When was the last time someone read you a story? Gather round as our normally very friendly librarians treat you to classic ghost stories and new horrifying tales to get you in the mood for the Spooky Season. A different program will be presented each evening, so you are encouraged to attend both!  Tune into our YouTube channel on October 21 and 28 to listen in virtually.  

Grimstad’s Welcome Ranch History Walk 
November 1-30 
All Ages | Fanno Creek Trail  

Enjoy library history and nature as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail!  Learn about Jennie and Joe Grimstad’s Welcome Ranch, where the couple raised Shetland ponies in the 1950s on the property where the Tigard Public Library now sits.    

DIY Hot Air Balloon Thread Art  
Pick up supplies beginning November 1 
Adults  

Make your own Thread Art Plaque reminiscent of Tigard’s picturesque Hot Air Balloon rides. Pick up a supply bag at the Second Floor Reference Desk while supplies last; limit one per household.  

One-on-One Technology Help 
Wednesdays: November 3, 10, and 17 | 10 a.m. – noon 
Adults | Library Technology Room 

Have questions about managing your email account, accessing social media, downloading e-books, using a new device, or anything else tech-related?  Sign up for one-on-one technology help here and get dedicated assistance from our resident tech expert. Tell us what you need help with, and we will be prepared with solutions for you! Walk-ins accepted pending availability; scheduling in advance is encouraged.      

Intro to Creating Documents Online  
Thursdays: November 4 and 18 | 4-5 p.m. 
Adults| Library Technology Room 

Get a one-on-one introduction to free online word processing software that you can use to create, edit, and store your documents on any computer!  Our resident tech expert will help you set up an account and show you how to create and format documents. Registration required here  

Civics for Adults II: Beyond Voting-Elections and Campaign Financing 
Friday, November 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. 
Adults and teens | Virtual Program 

Learn about topics including the right to vote, election security, voter suppression, voter turnout / getting more people to vote, redistricting / gerrymandering, the¨Electoral College, alternative voting systems, and campaign financing issues. This is the second of four presentations on political awareness and involvement presented by Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd. Registration is required. Please sign up here.  Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library  

Library Book Group  
Tuesday, November 9 | 10:30 a.m. - noon 
Adults| Virtual Program 

Love to read? Want to discuss what you’ve read? Join our volunteer-led virtual book group and participate in a lively book discussion with members of your community.  This groups meets virtually the second Tuesday of every month. For the meeting invitation, register here.      

Reading List for 2021 
November 9: The Book of Lost Friends 
December 14: A Boy Made of Blocks  

Simplify Your Job Search with Brainfuse JobNow  
Wednesday, November 17 | 2-2:45 p.m. 
Adults| Virtual Program 

Learn about Brainfuse JobNow, an online resource where you can gain career assessment advice, personalized resume and cover letter analysis, live interview and job coaching and more to help your career transition or job search. Register here for this online tutorial.  Don’t have a device or internet? Let us know and we’ll set you up at the library. 

Program Proposal Form

The Tigard Public Library focuses on educational programming that raises cultural awareness and provides information about current issues of interest to members of the Tigard community—musical performances, craft workshops, author visits and more. Are you an experienced performer or presenter with a program idea?  Tell us about it. 

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