Featured programs

Displaying 201 - 240 of 298 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Play with SCRATCH

Create stories, games, and animations on SCRATCH and share with others around the world. 

Pokémon Club

Are you a Pokémon fan? If so, join us for some Pokémon free-play. If you’re just starting with Pokémon, come learn with our on-staff expert and beginner cards. The Pokémon Club is a great opportunity to meet new friends! For kids ages 5-11.

Pop Art Paintings

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was inspired by comic book art, and his paintings make an impact with bold colors and expressive words. In this workshop, learn acrylic paint skills while creating your own version of Lichtenstein’s iconic word paintings.

Portland Oregon Paper Shapers (POPS)

Enjoy origami-paper folding for fun, relaxation and stretching your brain. Drop in and practice origami with members of the Portland Oregon Paper Shapers. Please bring origami paper if you have it.

Preschool Playtime

Share books, puzzles, blocks, dolls and puppets. This is a time for children ages 2-6 years and their caregivers to play with other preschoolers.

Preschool Sensory Storytime

This preschool storytime is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more adaptive library experience.

 

 

Preschool Storytime

Children from ages 3 to 6 (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.

 

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Principles of a Healthy Home

Join the Multnomah County Health Department in this introductory class on the fundamentals of a healthy home. Our homes are where we spend the majority of our time and our personal health is closely tied to the quality of the home environment.

Privacy and Safety Online

You're online now, but how do you know if you're safe?

Rattan Basketry

Using round and flat reed in over 20 color choices, each student will design and weave a full size basket. Several baskets will be available for inspiration and choices will range from beginner to experienced basketmaker.

Read & Romp (12-24 months)

Time for tiny tots and their caregivers to read and play together.

 

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Read & Romp (birth to 1 year)

Time for babies and their caregivers to read and play together.

 

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Read to the Dogs

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Pet Partners®.

 

 

Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play Time!

Play and learning go hand in hand. During our storytime break, join other families in a fun playtime at the library with books, toys, music, and all the room you need to get your wiggles out and play.  As Mr. Rogers said, "...

Resume Help

Do you need some help with your resume? Are you unsure about your choice of words? Struggling to describe your accomplishments?

Come meet with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help. 

S.T.E.A.M. Storytime

Come to a family storytime for children ages 2-6 with a little extra S.T.E.A.M. added. S.T.E.A.M. is Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Math!

Saturday Family Craft Hour

Поделки для детей! Создай красивые поделки своими руками!  Приглашаем детей и взрослых.

Hora de manualidades. Manualidades para toda la familia. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados.

Science Squad

Join our exclusive club of mad scientists and help us explore life's mysteries through science experiments. All supplies will be provided. For children in grades K-5.

 

Sculpted Paper Masks

Have fun creating another persona with a mask of your own design. Choose from a variety of mask templates for a base, then use vibrant painted papers and play with color as you sculpt forms and build your mask.

See to Read

Come to the library for a free vision screening!

Seismic Retrofitting

Learn the basics of how to install a seismic retrofit, whether it's something you think you'd like to do yourself, or you just want to understand the basic principles.

Sellwood-Moreland Crafting Circle

Join fellow crafty companions for knitting, crocheting, fabric crafting and paper crafting. Create and converse together. All ages, abilities and projects welcome.

 

 

Sew your own stuffed Alien Monster

Learn the life skill of hand sewing by stitching together a unique and adorable stuffed Alien Monster.  These 8" monsters are designed by Ms.

Skared yet? Celebrate your fears with author Katy Towell

Join author & illustrator Katy Towell for a fun-filled scary workshop, based on her middle grade horror fantasy,

Skull Buttons

Turn bold colored felt and cool shaped buttons into unique skulls to pin to a sweater, sweatshirt or backpack!

Spooky Ceramic Painting

We have some "spooky" critters that are waiting to be painted! Creepy crawly spiders and bats, monsters, mummies, witches, and zombies-all waiting for your child's imagination!  All pieces are very kid friendly and cutesy!

Spooky Songs

Humorous and not-too-spooky songs and chants for your monsters, gypsies and and other creatures, plus sign language and harvest percussion instruments (including pretend-skulls, corn, gourds and bananas).

Spreadsheets 2

Do you want to take the next step with spreadsheets? If you already know how to create basic formulas and sort and filter data in Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program, this may be the class for you. In this class, you will learn: 

Spring Rolls and Asian Salads

Have you ever been to a Thai/Lao restaurant and said, “Oh, I think I can make this!” Well, now you really can. Come to this class and learn how to make shrimp salad rolls and Lao chicken salads. 

 

 

Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement

In this workshop, participants will learn how to establish retirement goals and strategies for a sustainable income in retirement.

 

Suit Up and Save the World

When faced with a worldwide catastrophe, do you hide under the bed or rise to the challenge? In this interactive collection of skits and songs, we’ll use the audience’s super powers to save our planet from imminent destruction.

Symphony Storytime

The Oregon Symphony is on the road for interactive, musical storytimes. This series focuses on books, music, instruments, sound and fun.

Talk Time

Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English.

Talking about Dying

Talking about Dying is a new statewide initiative by Oregon Humanities, created in partnership with Cambia He

Taller de flautas de bambú / Bamboo Flute Workshop

Oportunidad para que construya y aprenda a tocar su propia flauta de bambú. Todos los materiales serán incluidos. 

Taste of Programming

Come to this class to learn what programming is:

TechnoHosts

Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family! No registration required.

Teen Anime Club

View, review, snack and yak about all things anime.

 

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Teen Book Council

Talk about books, give reviews and share reading suggestions with other teens in grades 6-12. Snacks provided.

 

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

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