Featured programs

Displaying 201 - 240 of 283 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

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.

Simple 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. 

Slavery and Race Laws in Early Oregon

Author Gregory Nokes will lecture and show slides from his new book, Breaking Chains:

Social Media for Job Seekers

In today’s changing and competitive job-market, strategic use of social media and online networking in your job search is an effective way to generate additional opportunities and open doors.

Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize.

Spectacular Arcade for Kids

Join Tinker Camp and imagine, design and create your one of a kind arcade game using cardboard, recycled materials and electronic components such as LED lights and motors.  

Spin! Pop! Boom!

How do you know that a chemical reaction has occurred? Start with a change of color in our chemically challenging “magic” trick. Move on to an assortment of experiments featuring both chemical and physical changes.


This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007 and other spreadsheet products. You will learn how to create, edit, format and save a workbook.

Squishy Circuits

Using household supplies, participants  will create conductive and insulating dough to explore the fundamentals of electronics.  Participants will explore the basics of circuits including series and parallel circuits.


Squishy Circuits

Using household supplies, participants  will create conductive and insulating dough to explore the fundamentals of electronics.  Participants will explore the basics of circuits including series and parallel circuits.


Storytime Yoga

These classes incorporate yoga and storytelling. We will read kid friendly books about animals or with underlying themes of yoga philosophy and character building while integrating poses, movement and song.

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.


Sueños de Futbol!

Candelaria wants to play soccer, but lacks confidence to try, so instead, she plays videogames. She discovers a new game, Dreamland, where a giant hamburger chases her into la tierra del sueños.

Summer Asian Rolls for Families

Join us for an experience for the whole family. Parents, bring your children to this class and learn how to make shrimp salad rolls and Lao chicken salads together.

Summer Pokémon Club

Are you a Pokémon fan? If so, join us for some Pokémon free play! Bring your Pokémon cards or learn how to play the game with others. For kids and teens ages 7-14.

Summer Storytime

Multnomah County Library and Concordia University are joining forces once again to bring storytimes to the Concordia neighborhood. The Albina Library youth librarian will lead songs and stories for young children.

Tad and Fry: A Tale of Friendship and Metamorphosis

A tadpole and a fry can become friends, but what happens when they grow up? Tad and Fry are best friends, but as their bodies start to change and they grow up, their friendship is put to the test.

Taiko for Teens

Taiko is an art and form of drumming that has its roots in ancient Japanese culture. This workshop is an introduction to this traditional form of sound and movement.

Talk Time

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


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

TED Talk and Carry On

Come watch a short, inspiring TED Talk podcast and stay for conversation after. Experience the power of ideas.

Teen Anime Club

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

Teen Anime Club Marathon

An extended time to view, snack and yak about all things anime.

Teen Council

Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly.

Teen Lounge & Homework Center

Use library computers to access the Internet and do word processing; get homework help from trained staff and online tutors; or just do your homework and listen to music while hanging out in beanbag chairs. For teens in grades 6-12.

Teen Service Crew

Need community service hours and volunteer credit? Check out the Teen Service Crew @ your library. Come for a two-hour block of fun, music, snacks and enough work to keep you busy!

Tertulia Literaria

Acompáñenos en una discusión mensual en donde damos vida a la palabra. Participe en conversaciones estimulantes acerca de cuentos o una novela, intercambie perspectivas acerca de los personajes y también conozca a nuevas personas.

The Air in Me

Meet author Daniel L. Johnson. His book, The Air in Me, is a collection of prose and poetry.

The Bossy E

Mister G’s new album, The Bossy E, is a rockin’ celebration of language, literacy and the power of imagination, with twelve original songs ranging from funk and bluegrass, to surf and world music.

The Complete Job Search

Are you ready to begin your job search? Take this class to learn how to: 

The Fascinating World of Reptiles

Join the Reptile Man, aka Richard Ritchey, in meeting his outstanding crew of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises!

The Golden Age of Al-Andalus

The Al Andalus Ensemble musical virtuosos take audiences on an award winning journey with songs and music that remind us that the intricate interplay of diverse voices is the geography of cultural harmony.  Historically, Al-Andalus refers to Medieval S

The Mouse That Barked

A comical bilingual (Spanish/English) program of stories and songs that takes a humorous look at the relationships between siblings and other family members.

The No. 1 Hillsdale Knitting Society

Learn basic knitting skills or get help with an existing project. Crocheters welcome, too. For children 5 years and older as well as adults. To make a scarf with arm knitting, bring two balls of bulky yarn in your favorite color.

The Science of Sound

Explore the science of sound! Through songs and instruments, we'll experiment with manipulating sound and "hear" clashing sound waves as Greta tunes her guitars. Get ideas for creating instruments out of found objects at home.

The Science of Swordfighting

The Science of Swordfighting includes discussion of leverage, geometry, physiology, chemistry, physics and more, delivering a surprising program which demonstrates that real life scienc

The Sesquicentennial Library Celebration

Celebrate Multnomah County Library's 150 years of service by joining librarian Gabby as she transports herself back in time to unfold the stories of the humble beginnings​ of the oldest public library west of the Mississippi.

The Title Wave Used Bookstore Sale

Teachers: It's a great time to stock up for your classroom.

All sales subject to stock on hand.

The True Story of the Three Little Wolves

Dragon Theater Puppets presents a puppet show for all ages. Three wolves tell their stories about what really happened to them in the classic stories about the three little pigs, Little Read Riding Hood, and Peter and the wolf. 

The Ugly Duck Billed Dinosaur

A Hadrosaur egg ends up in a T-rex nest. When it hatches the mama T-rex tries to teach it how to be like her. But the ugly little Duck Billed dinosaur can't help but to follow it's instincts.