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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.
 

All events will be held in the George & Yvonne Burgess Community Room unless otherwise noted.  Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Senior Center, 8815 SW Omara Street. 


Upcoming Programs for Adults
 

Nicole Stromsoe & Dorian Michael Duo
Tuesday, June 25 | 7–8 p.m. | Adults
Enjoy the evocative voice of Nicole Stromsoe and acoustic instrumentation by guitarist Dorian Michael as they perform an atmospheric blend of eclectic, old soul, jazz and blues. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Tigard’s Historic Main Street Walking Tour
Sunday, June 30 & Sunday, August 25
10:30–11:30 a.m. | Adults
Explore the history of Main Street. Meet the entrepreneurs, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard over the past century. Tours begin at the corner of SW Burnham and Main Street and are less than one mile long.

Music of West Africa
Sunday, July 7 | 2–3 p.m. |  Adults
Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Adult Book Discussion Group
Second Tuesday of the month
10:30 a.m.–Noon | Houghton Room | Adults
Get inspired by titles selected by this volunteer-led book group. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required.

  • Tuesday, July 9: In Pieces: A Memoir by Sally Field
  • Tuesday, August 13: Heaven’s Net is Wide by Lian Hearn

Law Librarians in the Library
Thursdays, July 11 and August 8 
3–7 p.m. | Local History Room | Adults
Law Librarians from the Washington County Law Library provide research information about legal questions. Although they cannot provide legal advice, law librarians can recommend legal resources and documents as well as refer people to agencies and organizations.

Out of this World:
Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy Science Fiction

Thursday, July 18 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Adults
Join us for a panel discussion by members of the Northwest Independent Writers Association about their experiences and the possibilities for aspiring independent writers of these popular genres. Learn how to get started, tell your story and even make some money. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Hello Summer Craft Workshop
Sunday, July 21 | 2–3:30 p.m. | All Ages
Bring the entire family for some serious summertime crafting fun! Create beautiful easy breezy wind chimes and a cardboard fan to cool off on a hot day. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Universal Paint-Along
Thursday, August 1 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Adults & Teens
Enjoy refreshments and light snacks while on a guided journey through space-painting with YouTube’s Art Sherpa. We’ll provide all the supplies needed to create your own galaxy. Worried you won’t nail it? No problem, "In space, no one can hear you scream" in frustration. Registration required. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call 503-718-2517. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Law Librarians in the Library
Thursday, August 8 
3–7 p.m. | Local History Room | Adults
Law Librarians from the Washington County Law Library provide research information about legal questions. Although they cannot provide legal advice, law librarians can recommend legal resources and documents as well as refer people to agencies and organizations.

Knit-Out and Crochet 2019
Saturday, August 10 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. |  All Ages
Join a community of knitters and crochet enthusiasts at the library. All experience levels are welcome. Members of the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America and the Tigard Knitting Guild will provide instruction, yarn and needles. Trunk show and door prizes.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Second Tuesday of the month
10:30 a.m.–Noon | Houghton Room | Adults
Get inspired by titles selected by this volunteer-led book group. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required.

  • Tuesday, August 13: Heaven’s Net is Wide by Lian Hearn

Square Dance at the Library
Saturday, August 17 | 1–3 p.m. |  Adults
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an afternoon of square dancing! The Tri Squares Square Dancing Club will teach you how to do-si-do. Bring a partner or come alone. You’ll find one here!

Tigard’s Historic Main Street Walking Tour
Sunday, August 25 | 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Adults
Explore the history of Main Street. Meet the entrepreneurs, businesses and events that shaped downtown Tigard over the past century. Tours begin at the corner of SW Burnham and Main Street and are less than one mile long.

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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Did you miss the Oregon Military History program this summer?  You’re in luck.  Watch it here, courtesy of Tualatin Valley Cable Television (TVCTV). 


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