Featured programs

Displaying 1 - 40 of 301 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Beginning Rug Hooking

 In this three hour class, students will be provided with a rug hooking kit and hook, and will learn all the basics for hooking rugs with yarn. 

Create your own Knotted Bracelets

This is a great class for anyone to make an adjustable bracelet. You will leave with a finished bracelet for yourself or to give away.

Understanding Disability

The disability community accounts for 12 percent of the US population and almost 14 percent of the population of Oregon.

电脑操作輔助/Computer Help


Assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills.

电脑操作輔助/Mandarin Computer Help


Assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills.



3D Print and Design Lab

3D printing is the wave of the future, but what can you do with it today? Come learn about 3D printing, see one in action, and make a few of your own 3D printed designs.

3D Print: Cuff Bracelet Fit Just For You!

Learn how to design and 3D print your own cuff bracelet that is unique to you by designing an image or adding your name, whatever trips your fancy.

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.

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.

African Storytelling

Stories are meant to inspire, entertain and provoke. Join Habiba, a native of Ghana, in learning stories about African history.

Anansi the Spider

The West African trickster Anansi the Spider is brought to life by the Oregon Shadow Theatre.

Android Tablet Essentials

Do you have a new Android tablet? This class will help you learn to use it. You will learn the basic layout of your tablet, settings, apps and more. Please bring your own tablet fully charged.

Anyone’s Domain: A Writing Workshop

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

Art Salon

De-stress and self-express at Belmont Art Salon. We provide colored pencils and printed coloring pages, or you can bring your own supplies. Drop in, have fun, and meet others who share the common interest.

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 tecnología/Tech Help

¿Tiene preguntas sobre tecnología? ¿Le gustaría saber más sobre el uso de celulares, tabletas, descargas de aplicaciones (apps), libros electrónicos y audiolibros? ¡Pregúntenos!

Batty About Bats

Join Tryon Creek State Natural Area park rangers for a nature-based story about batty bats and their nocturnal friends  There will be art, movement, music and a whole lot of nature fun!

Becoming Your Own Publisher

Becoming Your Own Publisher” is a one-hour community workshop that provides authors with all the tools and guidance necessary to become their own successful publishers.

Beginner's Guide to the Cloud

Everyone's talking about "the cloud," but what do they mean? Take this class to find out.

By the end of this class, you will be able to: 

Beginning Computers & Internet

This class is an introduction to using computers and the Internet.

By the end of the class, you will be able to:

Beginning Quilling

Create a beautiful, three-dimensional piece of art with mere paper strips: quilling is the age-old art of paper curling, invented in the 16th century by French and Italian mon

Belmont Builders

Drop in and explore your building prowess with Legos, K’NEX and more! We’ll supply the building materials … you bring the creativity and imagination. All ages welcome.


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.

Bilbo's Journey

A grand story of peril, wonder and daring!

Black Girl In Suburbia Film Screening

"Black Girl In Suburbia" is a locally made documentary by Melissa Lowery looks into the experiences of African American girls growing up in predominately white communities.

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.

Block by Block with Minecraft

It's not just a game! It's a world with infinite possibilities built by you one block at a time. Come and design, create, problem solve and explore the digital world you create yourself using Minecraft.  

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.

Book Babies Playtime

Share books, bubbles, toys, shakers and scarves. This is a time for caregivers with children ages 0 to 12 months to gather and play.



Participation is free. No library card required.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.



Participation is free. No library card required.

Build It! Bridge Building Activity for Kids

Sharon Wood Wortman, with the help of staff-recruited volunteers at branch libraries visited, leads a two-hour bridge building activity for children using the patterns and step-by-step directions found in her latest book, The Big & Awesome Brid

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on Your Property in Portland, Oregon

Interested in adding separate living quarters to your backyard, garage or basement for your family or a renter?  local ADU expert, Kol Peterson will lead an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Workshop to provide a brief overview of ADU information: zoning,

Candy Science

Enjoy some sweet science with candy experiments. Building, bubbling, blowing up...anything can happen when you become a confectionary detective! For kids in grades 2-5.

Canva for cards, posters and more

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to design beautiful cards, invitations, or posters?

Do you wish your social media posts looked snappier? Do you want to explore alternatives to PowerPoint for your presentations?


Cards, Invitations & Flyers, Oh My!

Ever wanted to make your own greeting cards, invitations or flyers?
After taking the class, you will know how to use Microsoft Word to complete your own project.

The class will cover how to: 

Celebrate Star Wars

Come celebrate the world of Star Wars with games, activities and crafts for the whole family.

Central Library Eco-Roof Tour

The eco-roof is not accessible to the public. Frequent backstage tours allow you to see the roof from windows overlooking the eco-roof. The 20-minute tour begins at the first floor Welcome Desk.

Central Library Tour

Learn the history of our 150-year-old library system [founded 1864] and experience the beauty and grandeur of our 101-year-old Central Library [opened 1913].

Cherokee Wheel Basket

This rattan reed basketry class is suitable for all levels. Each student will complete a full-size table basket  using traditional Cherokee techniques and motifs.

Chess @ Holgate Library

Nine Reasons to Play Chess at Holgate Library: