Featured programs

Displaying 1 - 40 of 337 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Bugs, Bones and Botany: Drawing and Painting the Natural World

Explore and observe natural specimens to create detailed nature-based artworks, including animal skulls, insect specimens, plant materials and other natural materials. Work in pencil, pen, ink and watercolor on high-quality printmaking paper.

Healthier Living for Your Brain and Body

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

Роспись камней / Stone Painting

Приглашаем детей и их родителей на роспись морских камней в стилях хохломы и гжели с художницей Любовью Романовой.

12 Key Acupressure Points For Everyday Health

An experiential holistic event sharing information based on the wisdom of the ancients that will improve your health and strengthen your immune system!

3D Design a Card Deck Box To 3D Print

Using 3D Software teens will model a box container for storing standard trading cards, later 3D print their design outside class time, and use at their next game night!

For teens, grades 6-12. 

A Good Yarn

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

Adaptive Dance

Dance without limits! Enjoy music and movement while increasing stamina, flexibility and coordination.

Adaptive Dance

Dance without limits! Enjoy music and movement while increasing stamina, flexibility and coordination.

Adult / Teen Open Lab

Bring your ideas, inventions and projects to share or to get help. For adults and teens.

Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

Adult / Teen Open Lab

Bring your ideas, inventions and projects to share or to get help. For adults and teens.

Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

Adult Literacy Tutoring

Drop in to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided.

  • Prepare for the GED: math, language arts, science and social studies

African Song and Dance

Join Habiba, a native of Ghana, in learning the richness of West African culture through song and dance. Habiba offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement.

Aliens Are Coming!

Portland's Columbia Symphony Orchestra performs stories based on “The Wynwood Project” in Miami, Florida; a series of murals commissioned by the town and painted by graffiti artists and home to over 70 galleries, museums and art collections.

All-You-Can-Make Art Bar

Art ala Carte turned restaurant salad bars into art bars for an "all you can make" art experience.

Alternative Photography: Cyanotypes

In this workshop we will make photographs through one of the oldest types of  photographic printing: Cyanotypes!

Alternative Photography: Cyanotypes

In this workshop, we will make photographs through one of the oldest types of  photographic printing: cyanotypes! These blue pictures are made using only sun and water and will make beautiful prints to bring home.

Android Basics

Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet. We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the Play Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!
 

Animal Ear Headband

Come join the fun and create an animal ear headband.  We will be cutting out felt ears to glue or sew together and then gluing them on a headband. Create your own cat, mouse, bear, rabbit, or fox headband. 

Anime Origami

Come and fold paper into your favorite anime or manga character. It’s fun and easy. No folding experience necessary. 

Anime Your Way: Comics for Kids

Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step-by-step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson's artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches the participant how to create and adjust an anime character from scratch, no matter what their drawing level

Anyone’s Domain 2018: A Writing Workshop

Poetry is not the domain of just a few. It’s as natural and accessible as heartbeat and breath.

Aussie Funk Jam: Learn to Play the Didgeridoo!

The didgeridoo, usually a hollowed-out tree trunk or branch, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its mesmerizing sound.

Ayuda con computadoras/Computer Help

Es una sesión abierta para usar las computadoras y disponer de asistencia en inglés y español. No se requiere inscripción por adelantado.

Ayuda con dispositivos móviles / Mobile Device Help for Spanish Speakers

¡Pregúntenos! ¡Venga a la biblioteca para recibir ayuda tecnológica e individual con sus dispositivos móviles!

Beats, Rhymes and Life Camp

Learn the basic skills of beat making and lyricism from two experts.

Beats, Rhymes and Life Camp

Learn the basic skills of beat making and lyricism from two experts. Jesse will introduce you to the skill of beat making with music production software on an iPad. Mic

Beginning Digital Design for Laser Engraving

Learn the basics of graphic software like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape so you will be ready to use the makerspace's laser engraver to make amazing objects.

Beginning Somali Sewing Class/Barnamij Sharqaan

Come learn beginning sewing! Instruction will be only in Somali. Call Suad to register at 503-988-6993.

Kaley ka so kheeb gal barnjamij sharqaan. Barnamijkaan waxa laga baranaya sida lo isticmalo xarqaanka iyo sida wax lo tolo. 

Belmont Builders

Drop in and explore your building prowess with Legos and more! We’ll supply the building materials … you bring the creativity and imagination. For kids of all ages with adult.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Belmont Knit Fix

Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or spin? Need help with a project? Just want to hang out for conversation, project help and inspiration? Join us for some fiber fun. Bring your own supplies. All experience levels welcome.

Beyond the library

Beyond the Library

Did you know you’ve got access to a wealth of resources beyond what you can find on the shelves at the library?

Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing

This is a unique workshop covering 20 topics related to our electoral systems and presenting specific ideas for bi-partisan civic and political engagement.

Bike Storytime

Join us for a special storytime to celebrate National Bike Month.

Please check the individual listings for more details.

Ride your bike to the library during May and get a free bike light.

Bio-Explorers: Bio-Mania!

IT'S ALIVE! Hitch a ride like a seed pod, dissect an owl pellet, and make yeast eat and breathe! From shark teeth to camel feet, living things are full of surprises.

Black Storytime

The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities.

Black Storytime with Food: Sharing Nutrition Knowledge

Come join us for an exciting storytime featuring themes of food growth and preparation, and nutrition-related activities. We will read fun picture books and participate in a nutrition activity together.

Blogging with WordPress

Blogging is a fun way to share information, ideas, projects, inspirations with people and can also be used for starting an online business.

Blow Paint Creatures

Imaginations will run wild with this fun and colorful art activity. With the use of a plastic straw, kids will love blow painting their own unique creature craft.

Bollywood Family Dance Party!

Make the world a better place, one move at a time. Come and have fun learning moves that will teleport you into a Bollywood world full of possibilities & big smiles, complete with the authentic Indian Head Shake.

Book Babies

Babies from birth to 12 months (with a favorite adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes, and playtime and share a book together in each lively Book Babies session.

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