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Free Programs for Kids

The library provides a wide range of programs for children of all ages. They help develop early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading. A variety of Story Time programs for infants through age six, book groups for elementary school students, the annual summer reading program and many other programs develop and encourage imagination.

Songs of the Season
Tualatin Valley Community Band

Sunday, October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | All Ages
The Tualatin Valley Community Band will share songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet. The band is composed of volunteer musicians who have played musical instruments in high school, college and with other groups. We encourage Halloween costumes at this family-friendly event!

Dia de Los Muertos
Domingo, 27 de octubre | 2-3:30 p.m
La sala de comunidad Burgess | Para todas las edades
Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. ¡Decora calaveritas de papel maché, crea papel picado, y disfruta de pan dulce!

Day of the Dead
Sunday, October 27 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate papier-mâché skulls, create papel picado and enjoy pan dulce! Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Tweendom: Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Tweendom Program at TPL: Amuck!
Wednesday, October 30 | 4-6 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
Come in costume, if you dare, for a screening of a cheesy/scary movie, complete with audience participation games and snacks! The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

Oregon Battle of the Books Battle Strategy
Saturday, November 2 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | Kids in grades 3-5
Oregon Battle of the BooksAttention Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) teams! Watch footage of last year’s battles, then practice on teams with select picture books. Bring your entire team or come solo. We encourage parents and coaches to attend.

Who-o-o’s Ready to Craft? Workshop
Sunday, November 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Burgess Community Room | All Ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun! Explore fall-themed art supplies and create some fun tabletop decorations and votive candles to brighten the blustery days. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 SW Omara Street.

Dogs and Tales

Dogs and Tales Summer 2019 Session:
Mondays, September 9 - November 18
6-7:30 p.m. | Puett Room
Beginning readers through grade 5

Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.

Registration required. Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to sign up. 
Read aloud to the dog at the Tigard Library
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