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   Events for Kids (including events for Little Kids (ages 0-6); Big Kids (grades K-5); Families; and Storytimes)
   Events for Teens
   Events for Adults
   Murray Scholls Events
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Events for Big Kids

  1. Read to the Dogs

    April 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Children's Area

    Children read to a Delta Society Therapy dog trained to listen carefully to all kinds of books! To register for a program call the Children’s Division (503) 350-3600 or stop by the Children’s Desk on the first floor of the Library. Registration begins one month before each program.

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  2. Chess Club

    April 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Meeting Room A

    Hone your skills against other players or learn the game! Grades 3-8.

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Events for Families

  1. Potato Head Palooza

    April 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    Celebrate National Library Week and the food-for-fines program by making a Potato Head. Ages 4-12, with family, drop-in.

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  2. Think Fun Thursdays: Puzzle Time

    April 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    There's something happening every Thursday at the library. Just drop in a play! Join us for some fun times with puzzles and books Ages 3-8 with their adults. No registration required.

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  3. Family Matinees

    April 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Auditorium

    Enjoy the auditorium's posh seats while you watch popular new-to-DVD family movies on the big screen for free! Children under 10 must be supervised. To find out the title of the film, call (503) 350-3600.

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  4. Recycled Crafts

    April 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    Reduce, recycle and reuse while creating your own works of art! Ages 2-12 years with family.

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  5. Think Fun Thursdays: Things That Go

    April 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    There's something happening every Thursday at the library. Just drop in a play! Cars, trucks, and trains: We'll play with things that go! Ages 3-8 with their adults. No registration required.

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  6. Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros

    April 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day with us! On this day we celebrate children, families and reading. We will celebrate with crafts, bilingual bingo, (in Spanish and English) and Andean folk music by Chayag! Ages 2-8 with family, drop-in.

    ¡Celebra con nosotros el Dia de los Niños/El Día de los Libros! En este día celebraremos a los niños, a las familias y a la lectura. ¡Celebraremos con artesanías, lotería bilingüe (en Español y en Inglés) y con musica folklórica Andina por Chayag! Para niños de 2 a 8 años con sus familias. ¡Gratuito!

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  7. Poetry Party

    April 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    From haiku to limerick we will have fun making and reading all kinds of poetry. Ages 3-11 with family.

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Events for Little Kids

  1. Messy Art

    April 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Messy Art with a sink nearby! Ages 2-6 with adult.

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  2. Babies Need Early Literacy, Too!

    April 19, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room B

    Babies begin learning early literacy skills right from the start! Fun for dads, moms, and babies! Infants 0-12 months with adult.

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  3. Fun with Words

    April 21, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Meeting Room B

    Find fun ways to build vocabulary together in this Play & Learn session. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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  4. Fun with Words

    April 22, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room B

    Find fun ways to build vocabulary together in this Play & Learn session. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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Storytimes

  1. Fun for 1s

    April 16, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  2. Community Helper Fun for 1s: Grocer

    April 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  3. Community Helper Baby Bugs: Grocer

    April 16, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Storytime for children birth to 12 months.Come and join us for a fun and interactive Baby Bugs Storytime! In the first 15 minutes, babies and their caregivers will move and listen to songs and books or rhymes and songs. In the last 15 minutes, there is playtime with developmental toys and books which include a special collection of soft books and board books that can be checked out. Occasionally there is also a special activity like Memory Books or Texture Boards to do at the conclusion of storytime.

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  4. Preschool Storytime

    April 17, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! There is also a craft at the end that reinforces the storytime theme. For ages 3-6 years.

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  5. Community Helper Preschool Storytime: Firefighter

    April 17, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! There is also a craft at the end that reinforces the storytime theme. For ages 3-6 years.

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  6. Community Helper Family Storytime: Police Officer

    April 19, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Family storytime is open to all ages and can be enjoyed by the whole family. We share books, fingerplays, action rhymes, sing songs, and get up and move to music! Storytime always concludes with a simple and fun craft that goes with the day’s theme. All Ages.

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  7. Spanish Storytime

    April 19, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    A storytime in Spanish for kids ages 2-5 with stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts.

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  8. Toddler Storytime

    April 22, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. Ages 2-3.

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  9. Toddler Storytime

    April 22, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. Ages 2-3.

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  10. PJ Storytime

    April 22, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Wear your pajamas or bring your favorite stuffed animal friend! Everyone is welcome to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts that will help your family spend quality time together before getting ready for bed. All Ages.

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  11. Fun for 1s

    April 23, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  12. Fun for 1s

    April 23, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  13. Baby Bugs

    April 23, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Storytime for children birth to 12 months.Come and join us for a fun and interactive Baby Bugs Storytime! In the first 15 minutes, babies and their caregivers will move and listen to songs and books or rhymes and songs. In the last 15 minutes, there is playtime with developmental toys and books which include a special collection of soft books and board books that can be checked out. Occasionally there is also a special activity like Memory Books or Texture Boards to do at the conclusion of storytime.

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  14. Preschool Storytime

    April 24, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! There is also a craft at the end that reinforces the storytime theme. For ages 3-6 years.

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  15. Preschool Storytime

    April 24, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! There is also a craft at the end that reinforces the storytime theme. For ages 3-6 years.

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  16. Family Storytime

    April 26, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Family storytime is open to all ages and can be enjoyed by the whole family. We share books, fingerplays, action rhymes, sing songs, and get up and move to music! Storytime always concludes with a simple and fun craft that goes with the day’s theme. All Ages.

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  17. Spanish Storytime

    April 26, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    A storytime in Spanish for kids ages 2-5 with stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts.

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  18. Toddler Storytime

    April 29, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. Ages 2-3.

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  19. Toddler Storytime

    April 29, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading and books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. Ages 2-3.

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  20. PJ Storytime

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Wear your pajamas or bring your favorite stuffed animal friend! Everyone is welcome to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts that will help your family spend quality time together before getting ready for bed. All Ages.

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  21. Fun for 1s

    April 30, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  22. Fun for 1s

    April 30, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at storytime or taken home to enjoy.

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  23. Baby Bugs

    April 30, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Storytime for children birth to 12 months.Come and join us for a fun and interactive Baby Bugs Storytime! In the first 15 minutes, babies and their caregivers will move and listen to songs and books or rhymes and songs. In the last 15 minutes, there is playtime with developmental toys and books which include a special collection of soft books and board books that can be checked out. Occasionally there is also a special activity like Memory Books or Texture Boards to do at the conclusion of storytime.

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