Start the process to become a library presenter/performer by filling out the interest form.
What kinds of programs are successful at the library?
We host library programs for kids, teens, adults, seniors, and families including:
- Cultural workshops, performances, and lectures
- Programs featuring African American, Native American, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese cultures/languages.
- Performing arts (music, storytelling, theater, dance, and more)
- Small business and workforce development
- Digital literacy training
- Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) workshops
- Educational panels/presentations
- Humanities programs which includes but is not limited to: history, literature, philosophy, art explorations, social sciences, law, civics, and archaeology.
- Seasonal activities and/or hands-on workshops
When and how will new programs be scheduled at the library?
Planning for library programs starts 4-6 months before the program will occur. Programming is planned in two-month cycles.
- Submit program interest form by deadline (see below)
- Wait to hear if accepted (Not all potential presenters will be contacted)
- Meet with library programming staff
- Submit program proposal
- Library location staff select program for their neighborhoods
- Programming staff schedules programs with presenters
- Library location staff contacts presenters to finalize details
- Program occurs and is evaluated
- Payment is sent ~30 days after program
Program interest form deadlines
|Proposed program dates||Interest form deadline|
|January–February 2019||September 1, 2018|
|March–April 2019||November 1, 2018|
|May-June 2019||January 1, 2019|
|July-August 2019||January 1, 2019 (children/family/teens)
March 1, 2019 (adult)
|September–October 2019||May 1, 2019|
|November–December 2019||July 1, 2019|
What you can expect in your meeting with programming staff?
We want to meet you in person to talk about how to make your idea into an engaging library program. Please come with ideas and skills you want to share.
If you have presented or performed before, we will meet with you to make sure your program would be a good fit for Multnomah County Library.
Please review the libraries priorities before you meet with programming staff.