Join Michelle from Waste Management of Portland as she presents an in-depth introduction to waste reduction techniques, the environmental benefits of composting and r
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Make beautiful stained glass designs using recycled plastic, melted crayons, paper and paint with artist Addie Boswell. After drawing and cutting a design for your window frame, you can mix a variety of colors for the glass.
Our beloved library has been around since 1864, and this year, the library celebrates its 150th anniversary! Since its inception, the library has served an important role in the community, but that role has changed and evolved over the decades.
A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East is a book club series which aims to dispel common stereotypes of the Middle East by exploring literature from the region.
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.
2jazzguitars, Portland’s finest jazz guitar duo, presents an intimate concert and Q & A celebrating Multnomah County Library’s 150th year of service to the region.
You will not be scared of bugs after learning about all the amazing things they can do! Join the Bug Chicks, two female entomologists (bug scientists), in exploring the world of insects, spiders and their relatives.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Six famous scenes of romance and regrets.
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.
Join Antsy as she makes you want to Dancy in this musical fun filled variety show. Singing, laughing and joking are all part of the fun. Let’s see if we can get everyone on their feet and shaking it out by the end of the show.
Join artist and facilitator Anya Hankin as she shares her signature approach for creating beautiful cards and prints that welcome whimsy and celebrate the season.
Explore the history of urban electronic and dance music via drum machine and sampler sequencing. Get hands on with the tools and learn the basics of professional beat production and performance. Expect high volumes, bass, hand claps and head nods.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the library's 150th anniversary by bringing in your favorite book and create your one of a kind book cover using 2-D and 3-D embellishments including paint, collage and recycled materials. Can't think of a favorite book? Jazz up your textbo
Come listen to local author William Flynn share about his latest fiction novel Direct Action, a story of organized resistance against the deforestation of Sumatra and a story based upon the author's observations and research
Artists will work with recycled light metals, wire and found objects to create a heart momento. The metal sculptures of Mexico, India and Africa will serve as inspiration for our broken and embellished metal hearts.
Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.
This three-part series is designed to help you improve your job search strategy to better deal with the new realities of looking for work.
The class will cover how to:
The eco-roof is not accessible to the public. Frequent backstage tours allow you to see the roof from windows overlooking the roof. The 20-minute tour begins at the first floor Welcome Desk.
Learn the history of our 150-year-old library system [founded 1864] and experience the beauty and grandeur of our 100-year-old Central Library [opened 1913].
Ten Reasons to Play Chess at the Holgate Library:
Have fun playing chess or Chinese chess! We provide the chess equipment. All ages welcome.
Players of all levels welcome. Play a game or get tips from a tutor. Chess sets provided or bring your own.
Have fun playing chess! Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one of ours.
Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages 0-6 years with adult.
Storytime presented in Mandarin for children ages 3-7 with adult.
Learn Chinese Chess from an award-winning master. We will provide the boards and pieces. This drop-in class is taught in English and Cantonese. For kids in grade school and high school.
专人敎下棋, 中英双语, 欢迊所有学生!
Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills.
Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a four-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination.
Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a six-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination.
Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR), East Portland Action Plan y Multnomah County Library presenta Iniciativa Para Futuros Estadounidenses - East Portland:
Need extra help with computer applications, programs, or the internet? Make a half-hour appointment to get one-on-one computer help.
Friendly, patient lab assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.
Why is my computer running so slow? What does it mean when I get messages about updates?
Come to this short hands-on class to find out how to keep your computer running well and troubleshoot minor problems.
Artist Kathleen Karbo will show you how to create your own bugs, spiders and crazy creepy crawlers using copper wire, beads and other materials. Gain experience with hammers, anvils and needle-nose pliers. For children ages 6 and older.