Featured programs

Displaying 121 - 160 of 281 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Intermediate 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Learn intermediate techniques in 3D modeling software Fusion360 and use the makerspace's 3D printers to make amazing objects. The instructor will lead this class together through projects during this series.

Internet Basics

This class is an introduction to using the Internet on computers.

Introduction to Computers

New to computers? Join us to learn about the basics.


Introduction to Traditional Japanese Reiki

Reiki is a powerful healing system that can be used for self-treatment and the treatment of others with remarkably few limitations.

iPad/iPhone Help

Come learn everyday iPad and iPhone basics for the beginner, including great library apps for free e-books, streaming audio-books, music and movies!

We will cover:

 - Text messaging

 - Taking/attaching pictures

Jewelry Making Workshop for Teens

Learn how to make amazing jewelry with the makerspace's awesome tools and equipment and take it home. We will make 3D Word Art Jewelry, metal rings, laser cut earrings and more. 

Job Seekers Support Group

Are you ready to boost your professional prospects and start landing opportunities? Then this is the group for you!

Juggling Fun

Juggling is a unique art form that’s fun, meditative and is great for hand-eye coordination. Participants will learn how to juggle a variety of objects including balls, rings, scarves and more. All props will be provided.


The KnightSTREAM is an exciting, fast-paced, family-friendly program suitable for all ages.

La hora de aprender

Programa educativo en español para niños de 0 a 6 años cuyo idioma es el español. Este programa gratuito concluye con una graduación y certificados para los niños participantes.

La Placita

¿Estás buscando un grupo en el que puedes intercambiar ideas, aprender cosas interesantes y prácticas, leer historias cortas de autores latinoamericanos y celebrar nuestra cultura latina?

Laser Engraved Holiday Presents!

Make your holiday gifts at the makerspace! Design and engrave a cool holiday gift using the laser cutter in this fun workshop. Learn how to use this awesome technology to make customized presents for your loved ones.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop

This workshop empowers people to reduce lead exposure and lead poisoning in their lives.

Leatherwork: Minimalist Wallet

In this hands-on workshop, presented by Purpose Handmade, you will learn to make a minimalist wallet design.

Leatherwork: Sedum Planters

In this hands-on workshop, presented by Purpose Handmade, you will learn to make a leather planter. You will edge dye, wax and burnish edges. Next, you will punch holes and stitch.

Legos @ the Library

Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. Each time, we’ll build a new structure to put on display. Bricks and supplies provided. Donations welcome. For kids ages 5-11.



Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

This special book discussion series brings readers together with Portland State University Professor Kimberley Brown to explore five memoirs and novels selected by National Public Radio international correspondent


¡Venga con su familia a disfrutar con el juego tradicional mexicano, Loteria!

Come play the traditional Mexican game, Loteria! Loteria is similar to Bingo, using images instead of numbers.


Join a local mah-jong group for an afternoon of fun. No experience required as the group has a coach to teach new players.


Participation is free. No library card required.

Make a Basic Website

Learn how to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. By the end of class, you will have:

Makerspace Animation Workshop

We will explore various animation techniques like stop motion, pixilation, white board, and digital animation! Learn how to use iPads as your creative animation tool. 

For teens, grades 6th-12 only

Makerspace Crappy Robot Building

Celebrate failure by making crappy robots —for non-engineers, where the goal is for the robots to fall over or otherwise “fail”! Materials will be supplied and no experience is necessary.

For teens, grades 6-12.

Makerspace Design and 3D Print Cookie Cutters

Learn how to design your own cookie cutter and print it out using a 3D printer! 

Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

Makerspace Personalized Pillows!

Using the vinyl cutter, heat transfer vinyl, and sewing make your own personalized pillow!

Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

Makerspace Snow Globes

Come to this 2-part workshop to make snow globes using 3D printed objects! 

Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

Makerspace Stitch 'n Grit

Work on knitting and crocheting crafts while hanging out with your friends. 

For teens, grades 6th-12th only

Making the Most of Social Security

Social Security is key to the retirement plans of most Americans.

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Things You Might not Know

Each third Monday in January, the nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.


Meet . . .

DASH'KA'YAH - The monster woman - with long hair, claws for fingers, scraggly teeth, snot down to here, and bad breath!  Hah!

Memory Techniques: Names and Faces

Almost all of us think we have terrible memories, but nothing could be further from the truth. Your memory is excellent, but you must train yourself to recall what is there.

Mexican Salsas

Learn about the ingredients and make three authentic Mexican salsas: pico de gallo, red salsa and green salsa.

Mexican Tacos for Teens

Learn to make real Mexican hard Tacos, also called Flautas. Made with chicken and can be topped with different fresh ingredients and fresh salsa.

Mi Piñata / My Pinata

En este taller los estudiantes aprenderán sobre la piñata Mexicana y su significado en celebraciones tradicionales.

Middle School D & D Club

Do you have a level 1 character in Dungeons & Dragons? Are you in middle school? Then join the Northwest Library Middle School D & D Club and play! Space is limited. Snacks provided.

Mittens and more (for teens)

Come and sew yourself a warmly item to keep or give away to a loved one. Artist LeBrie Rich will bring hand-sewing supplies, patterns and fabric ready for you. Extra items that we make will be donated to those in need. Let's craft together!

More Than What You See: A Creative Conversation about Stereotypes + Identity

Unhealthy stereotypes seem to be dominating the national conversation, occupying our high school hallways, and finding their way into chats with friends and families.

Music & Movement

Join award winning children’s educator and performer Aaron Nigel Smith as he gets the whole family moving, grooving and learning. 

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Can you write 50,000 words in 30 days? There's only one way to find out!

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

Every November, budding authors commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Want to meet up and write in the company of other writers? Join us! Come Write In at your library.

Natural Hair Care for Older Adults

At any age your hair deserves special care! Treat you hair like it’s your treasure, learn to make it vibrant and strong. Let your youth shine through your hair.