Featured programs

Displaying 41 - 80 of 300 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Buying and Selling on eBay

Do you have some items you'd like to sell? Are you interested in online auctions, but you're not sure how to get started? Maybe you'd like to shop on eBay, but you're not sure how to determine the quality of the products being sold.

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: 

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 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].

Chess @ Holgate Library

Nine Reasons to Play Chess at Holgate Library:

Chess @ the Library

Have fun playing chess or Chinese chess! We provide the chess equipment. All ages welcome.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Chess at Central Library

Have fun playing chess! Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one of ours.

Chess at Hillsdale Library

Players of all levels welcome. Play a game or get tips from a tutor. Chess sets provided or bring your own.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Chess Club for Children and Teens

Have fun playing chess! Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one of ours.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Chinese Yo-Yo

Introducing the history of Chinese yo-yo, performing and demonstrating various yo-yo tricks, teaching basic yo-yo skills.

Citizenship Classes

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.

Citizenship Classes - six sessions

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.

Climate Change

Curious or concerned about the climate?

Cocoon Youth Storytelling Workshop

Learn the craft of storytelling in this four-hour workshop.

Colors of the Jungle

Meet the Oregon Bird Man and his parrots! This educational and entertaining program features a wide assortment of parrot species from four continents -- including many endangered species.

Comedia Para Los Niños / komedy 4 da kidz

Disfruta de comedia, malabarismo y magia con el espectáculo bilingüe de Angel Ocasio.

Angel Ocasio presents a bilingual and interactive performance combining physical comedy, juggling, balancing and magic.

 

 

Comedia Para Los Niños 2 / komedy 4 da kidz 2

Picking up where Angel’s last silly show left off, this very funny and wacky show brings a comedy twist to juggling, object balancing and magic tricks. But the real magic comes from the interaction Angel has on stage with his audience volunteers.

Comic Con for Kids

Design your own superhero mask, cuffs and cape in this workshop with Puppetkabob. Create the elements to become a superhero or super villain.

Compost Makes Good Dirt

What you always wanted to know about the composting process, but never knew how to get started. Attend this workshop to learn about how it works, what to expect and how to use it in your future flower or food productions

 

Computer & Homework Helper

Library volunteers help you with homework and provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer functions like setting up emails and filling out online forms.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Computer Basics

Never tried a computer before? In this class, you will learn the very basics of using a computer, a keyboard and a mouse.

No experience is necessary for you to take this relaxed, fun class.

Computer Help

Library volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer functions like setting up emails and filling out online forms and applications.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Computer Lab

Friendly, patient lab assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

Conoce la Computadora/Meet the Computer

Este curso es una introducción a la computadora para usuarios primerizos. Este curso le enseñará :
  • Lo básico sobre la computadora.
  • Cómo prender y apagar su computadora de forma segura.

Constructive Wallowing

This lively, interactive class taught by psychotherapist and author Tina Gilbertson explains why much of what we think we know about emotions might be a myth.

Cowabunga Chemistry

Students perform amazing chemical reactions as they measure and mix ingredients and discover substances with strange and surprising properties: polymers. For kids in grades K-5.

Crazy Camp Songs

If you want a traditional summer theme, this lively sing-along is for you!

Crea un cartel de Lucha Libre / Make A Lucha Libre Match Card

¿Te gustan las luchas y los luchadores? Aprende cómo hacer tu propio cartel de luchadores. Tomaremos fotografías usando un iPad y trabajaremos con laptops. Los participantes recibirán copias impresas y electrónicas de sus proyectos para llevar a casa.

Create your own Storybook and Puppet!

Oh , the life of an artist!

Join us as we begin our art adventure with a reading of a classic children's fable.  The book will serve as inspiration for when we construct our own storybook and create a puppet to bring our stories to life.

Creating "More" Beautiful Drop Earrings

Preferred enrollment after the "Creating Beautiful Drop Earrings class". or those that have had some basic earring making class.

Creating Beautiful Drop Earrings

This class teaches participants to make their own beautiful, basic drop earrings for pierced ears. The class focuses on basic terminology, selecting beads and findings that enhance simple earring designs and wearability.

Creativity, Culture and Clowning

Join Portland's first female, African American, Muslim, mostly vegetarian clown with a little singing, a little dancing and a whole lot of fun.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Crossroads

Antonio Rocha performs tales from around the world with his signature moves and sound effects. This culturally diverse show not only entertains but also addresses matters of communication, self esteem, conflict resolution and respect.

 

Database: Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online has helped tens of thousands of nonprofits find the funds they need.

Deep Woods Defenders

The Deep Woods is a magical forest where all the critters of American folk songs live together. But it’s in deep trouble! A legion of distracting forces is pushing the Deep Woods out of people’s memories.

Designer Marvel & Manga

Up-cycle comic book art into cool magnets, pins, bangles and more. In this workshop with Puppetkabob, teens will Mod-Podge collage illustrated Marvel and Manga art to create designer room decorations and accessories.

 

Digital Costume Creation

Every hero or heroine needs a great costume. Create your very own costume out of unexpected materials like plastic, cardboard, wire, felt, LED lights, switches and even electric buzzers.

Digital Design: Playing Games that Make Things (camp for teens)

This series introduces a variety of ways to make things on a computer. These workshops cover Minecraft, CAD, digital sculpting, and simple customizing.

Digital Media Production (camp for teens)

Led by Emmy-Award winning Writer/Director/Composer Philip Pelletier, this digital filmmaking workshop is designed to give teens a complete overview of production for digital media.

Discover Switzerland

A presentation on things to see and do in Switzerland. Samples of Swiss chocolate and cheese will be available.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

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