Featured programs

Displaying 1 - 40 of 295 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

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.

Декоративное мыло своими руками / Decorative Soap Making

Мыловарение - это увлекательное и полезное занятие. Научитесь создавать декоративное мыло различныx форм и цветов с использованием ароматических масел и косметических добавок.

​All Together Now: Embracing Mixed-Age Storytimes

Do you take care of children of varying ages, from birth to 5 years old? Do you ever find your preschoolers bored by baby books and your babies uninterested in long picture books? Mixed-age storytimes present unique challenges -- and delights.

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.

Adult Coloring Group

Grab your favorite coloring tools and coloring book, and join us for a fun time of coloring, relaxation and meeting new people.

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!

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!
 

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.

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?

Babysitter Training (camp for teens)

This KidProof babysitter course provides interactive discussion, activities & hands-on practice to increase your confidence & give you the skills you need to be the best sitter possible.

Babysitter Training for teens

This KidProof babysitter course provides interactive discussion, activities & hands-on practice to increase your confidence & give you the skills you need to be the best sitter pos

Bean and Seed Pictures

Presenter will bring in various colors of beans and seeds that we can glue into cardboard cutouts. Each picture will turn out unique.  A fun activity for a winter day.

Beats, Rhymes and Life Camp

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

Beginning 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Learn the basics of 3D modeling software like TinkerCAD so you will be ready to use the makerspace's 3D printers to make amazing objects. Additionally you will learn to use a 3D slicer software to operate the 3D printers.

Beginning Cybersecurity

Curious about the basics of staying safe online? Come to this class to learn what you can do to protect yourself online with more secure passwords, recognizing and reporting online scams and more.

Beginning Somali Sewing Class/Barnamij Sharqaan

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

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.

Best of Funny Shakespeare

Join the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival for an interactive, improvisational, fun and funny performance of the best of Shakespeare’s comedies. OPS Fest brings a new style of Shakespearean performance to the Portland area by reviving the old.

Black American Women and Questions of Citizenship in the U.S. Media

This talk explores how race and gender in the U.S. media combine to visually excise black women from the conception of American citizen and the implications of that erasure.

Black History Month Film Fest

During the month of February, St. Johns Library will screen four movies that highlight and uplift the Black experience in America.

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.

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.

Blood Lead Screening Family Clinic

A blood lead test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning. Signs of poisoning are not always easy to see. Children can be poisoned by lead, but not look or act sick. Many children who have lead poisoning look and act healthy.

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.

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.

Books, Babies & Brains

Explore the amazing development that happens in children’s brains from birth through preschool and find out how to encourage your children’s healthy brain development. Learn the basics of brain development and some of the latest research.

Bored? Games!

Drop in to play some board games, including Sequence, Bananagrams, Forbidden Desert, Sorry, Apples to Apples, chess and more. Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Bottle Cap Beetles and Junk Mail Butterflies

Discover valuable art materials that are lurking in your recycle bin! Learn to turn old magazines, bottle caps, twist-ties and other flotsam into cool looking bug art! Class taught by guest artist Suzanne Moulton.

Bottle Cap Beetles and Junk Mail Butterflies for teens

Discover valuable art materials that are lurking in your recycle bin! Learn to turn old magazines, bottle caps, twist-ties and other flotsam into cool looking bug art! Class taught by guest artist Suzanne Moulton.

Braiding Trivets

Reuse your old rags by turning them into something practical and colorful. Learn how to get a braid started and begin stitching your work together. Have no fear, discover folk wisdom!

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

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

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