Featured programs

Displaying 1 - 40 of 324 programs. Please note: not all programs are offered year round. Some programs are seasonal. Some programs not currently offered will be offered again.

Beginning Rug Hooking

 In this three hour class, students will be provided with a rug hooking kit and hook, and will learn all the basics for hooking rugs with yarn. 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

Los Boricuas

Conjunto Alegre has been a staple on the Portland salsa scene since 1987 and has performed all over: Cinco de Mayo, Rose Festival, the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz – you name it, they’ve been there.

A Good Yarn

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

A Will Is Not Enough in Oregon

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

Note: In the event there are not enough people pre-registered, the program will be cancelled.

Adult Coloring Group

Grab your favorite coloring tools and coloring book, and join us for a fun time of coloring, relaxation and meeting new people.

Adult Literacy Tutoring

Drop in to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided.

  • Prepare for the GED: math, language arts, science and social studies

African Drum and Dance

This class with Mathias Galley is a combination of drumming and dancing; part performance, part step-by-step instruction. All levels, from beginning to experienced, are welcome.

All About Play: Language & Literacy Development Through Play

Play is fun - and fundamental! It is an essential element of developmentally appropriate, high-quality childcare programs.

All the Children of the World

Micah and Me "builds a better world" by entertaining children ages 0-7, creating a safe place for parents of very young children to meet and gather and dance, and advocates the message that stay-at-home dads can not only effectively raise children but

All-You-Can-Make Art Bar

Art ala Carte turned restaurant salad bars into art bars for an "all you can make" art experience.

Android Help

Come learn everyday smart phone and tablet 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

Animal Ear Headband

Come join the fun and create animal ear headband.  We will be cutting out felt ears to glue or sew together and then gluing them on a headband. Create your own cat, mouse, bear, rabbit, or fox headband. 

Animals Build It!

Animals build shelters and gather food. This is their work and they do it well. Spiders build webs, birds build nests and bees engineer hives. Join Penny and her musical cast of animal puppets as they sing, laugh and build their worlds. 

Anime Your Way

Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step by step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson's artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches the participant how to create and adjust an anime character from scratch, no matter what their drawing level

Anti-Aging Lifestyle Workshop

Learn how to improve your physical and mental well-being with the health secrets of functional and natural medicine. The lecture includes the scientific principles of nutrition and lifestyle for optimal health and longevity.

Anyone’s Domain: A Writing Workshop

Poetry is not the domain of just a few. It’s as natural and accessible as heartbeat and breath.

Are YOU ready for The Big Eclipse?

On Monday, August 21, a rare total solar eclipse will cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina.

Aromatherapy for Better Health

This workshop will orient participants to the world of essential oils. Learn the science behind why something so amazingly simple can have such a profound effect on the body and mind.

Ayuda con computadoras/Computer Help

Es una sesión abierta para usar las computadoras y disponer de asistencia en inglés y español. No se requiere inscripción por adelantado.

Ayuda con tecnología/Tech Help

¿Tiene preguntas sobre tecnología? ¿Le gustaría saber más sobre el uso de celulares, tabletas, descargas de aplicaciones (apps), libros electrónicos y audiolibros?

Backyard Habitat

Award-winning author Jane Kurtz first learned about turning yards into Backyard Habitat for birds and bees and butterflies when she was writing the Lanie book series, an American Girl Doll of the Year in 2010.

Beats, Rhymes and Life Camp

Learn the basic skills of beat making and lyricism from two experts.

Beginning 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Learn the basics of 3D modeling software like TinkerCAD so you will be ready to use the makerspace's 3D printers to make amazing objects. Additionally you will learn to use a 3D slicer software to operate the 3D printers.

Beginning Cybersecurity

Curious about the basics of staying safe online? Come to this class to learn what you can do to protect yourself.

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

Beginning Digital Design for Laser Engraving

Learn the basics of graphic software like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape so you will be ready to use the makerspace's laser engraver to make amazing objects.

Beginning Magic Card Club

Come and play Magic: The Gathering and other tabletop card games. Each participant will receive a free sample deck to start! For teens in grades 6-12; no prior game experience required.

Belle and the Beast

Come journey with us to discover one of the most beautiful stories ever told. Join Belle and the Beast as they tell their tale. Belle is a young woman who knows not to judge a book by its cover and with that falls in love unexpectedly with the Beast.

Belmont Builders

Drop in and explore your building prowess with Legos and more! We’ll supply the building materials … you bring the creativity and imagination. All ages welcome.


Participation is free. No library card required.

Belmont Knit Fix

Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or spin? Need help with a project? Just want to hang out for conversation, project help and inspiration? Join us for some fiber fun. Bring your own supplies. All experience levels welcome.

Big Kids Story Club

For first-third graders, this program features longer books and activities. We'll also share cool books available to check out.

Black Storytime

The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities.

Black Storytime with Food: Sharing Farming and Nutrition Knowledge

Come join us for an exciting storytime featuring themes of food growth and preparation, and nutrition-related activities. We will read fun picture books and participate in a gardening activity together.

Blogging with WordPress

Blogging is a fun way to share information, ideas, projects, inspirations with people and can also be used for starting an online business.

Bollywood Family Dance Party!

Make the world a better place, one move at a time. Come and have fun learning moves that will teleport you into a Bollywood world full of possibilities & big smiles, complete with the authentic Indian Head Shake.

Book Babies

Babies from birth to 12 months (with a favorite adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes, and playtime and share a book together in each lively Book Babies session.

Book Babies Playtime

Share books, bubbles, toys, shakers and scarves. This is a time for caregivers with children ages 0 to 12 months to gather and play.



Participation is free. No library card required.

Boost Your Brain Power Naturally

Learn about natural solutions to improve your mental health. A healthier brain leads to a happier person.

Born in the Deep Woods

Join award-winning family performer Red Yarn on an engaging adventure through the thickets of American folk music!

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.