Featured programs

Displaying 41 - 80 of 228 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

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.

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.

Copper Creepy Crawlers

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.

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.

Crock-pot Menus Made Simple

Simple dishes to make using food cooked in your crock-pot. Menu ideas and samples included for both savory and sweet.


Dealing with Debt: Strategies and Facts You Should Know

Learn about managing debt and credit issues in today's economic environment. Tim L. Eblen and Michelle Freed are experts in the area of debtor/creditor law.

Día de los Niños y Día de los Libros / Children's Day and Day of the Books

Una celebración de la niñez y el alfabetismo bilingüe. Ven y disfruta de música, manualidades y actividades especiales.

A celebration of childhood and bilingual literacy. Join us for music, crafts and special activities.

Dig Into Books & Math: Counting & Estimating

From babies dropping food over the highchair to preschoolers observing the patterns in snowflakes, young children are natural scientists and mathematicians. They ask questions, experiment and explore.

Dig Into Books & Science: Things That Grow

From babies dropping food over the highchair to preschoolers observing the patterns in snowflakes, young children are natural scientists and mathematicians. They ask questions, experiment and explore.

Digital Media Production (series 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.

Doing Dough: Hands-on Pizza Class

From the dough to the fixings, Jean Johnson will show you how to make mini veggie pizzas. Participants will learn to mix yeast dough and watch it rise while slicing and dicing the toppings.

Doing Dough: Polenta Pizza for teens

When is a pizza not like a pizza? Food historian and cookbook author Jean Johnson, who will lead this class, says:  "When the crust is made from 100% polenta." Come discover how beautiful, delicious, and healthy polenta pizza is.

Dr. Seuss City Sculptures

Create whimsical city sculptures inspired by the illustrations from the book Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss.

E-books & audiobooks at the Library

Take an audiobook or an e-book with you anywhere you go! Listen to a book on your phone, read a book on your computer, slip your e-reader into your purse, use your iPod to listen to a book while you’re taking a walk.

E-books & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help

Got an e-reader? Like to read on your tablet? Want to read or listen to a book on your phone or iPod?

Drop in for one-on-one help.

Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer.

Échange / Language Exchange

Participez aux séances de conversation (orale) avec des orateurs anglais qui veulent pratiquer le Français ainsi que des orateurs français voulant ameliorer leur niveau en Anglais.

Email 101

Want to set up an email account?

Engineering Simple Machines

Ever hear of Rube Goldberg who over-engineered a contraption to perform a simple task?

English Class

Free ESL classes. All levels welcome. No registration required. For more information, call 503.988.6318.

Estate Planning Workshop

Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider.

Exploring Google

Want to learn about Google? Join us for this two-session class to learn about better ways to search, create a Google account, and learn about Google news, maps and more.

Facebook Starter Kit

Do you feel like everyone you know is using Facebook but you? Want to find out what all the fuss is about? By the end of this class, you will: 

Facebook, primer nivel / Facebook, the first level

En este curso aprenderemos sobre Facebook, y cómo conectarnos con gente que conocemos. También aprenderemos cómo crear publicaciones y subir fotos; y hablaremos de la ética de Facebook y la seguridad en línea.

Family Book Group

Boys and girls in grades 4-6 or 7-8 with an adult family member gather to discuss children's literature.

Family Storytime

Children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills.

Folk Songs & Stories from the Rural South

Newel Briggs sings old slave songs accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo.

Food Hero Recipe Taste Testing Presentation

OSU Extension Services Nutrition educators show families how easy it is to eat more fruits and vegetables, by demonstrating how to make a healthy recipe.   Participants will receive program information, recipes, a small gift, and a little taste of some


Create your very own Franken-animal or creature by hacking apart stuffed animals and reclaimed materials, then putting it all back together using needle, thread and hot glue.

Fred G. Meyer Retrospective

This presentation, based on the author's book My-Te-Fine Merchant: Fred Meyer's Retail Revolution, will depict the life and the legends of Fred G.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

Watch Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, a biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life.

From Paper to 3D Printer: You Make It!

3D printing is the wave of the future! Come learn how 3D printers work, see what they can make, and watch one print a part that you designed.

From Saving to Serving: On Intervening in the Lives of Others

Many of us try to make a positive difference in the world through our work and volunteering, and we often find that this can be difficult. The language of helping reflects this difficulty. Charity sounds admirable to some and offensive to others.

Gain the Upper Hand with Your iPad (iPad 2)

Now that you know the basics of navigating your iPad, learn about how to make your iPad work for you. 

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

Gaming Music & Sound Effects

This is a basics of music theory/composition series using online tools for sound and music.  Campers will be able to play games that incorporate music into a story's mood, atmosphere, and general aesthetic.

GED Success: Plan of Action

Your success on the GED can begin at Multnomah County Library:

Geometric Art

Make your own wonderful and colorful creations at the intersection of art and mathematics using the ITSPHUN system of geometric shapes.  ITSPHUN geometric construction kits are easy and fun to use.  Colorful and visually inspiring, they encourage explo

Get started with genealogy

Are you interested in finding out about your family? Have you done a little research, but find yourself unsure of how to continue? Join us to learn how to start or continue your genealogical research. 

In this class, you will learn: