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  1. Calendar Overlay City Events @ BCL Main (6)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Events for Adults @ BCL Main (6)
  4. Calendar Overlay Events for Kids @ BCL Main (12)
  5. Calendar Overlay Events for Teens @ BCL Main (5)
  6. Calendar Overlay Murray Scholls Events for Kids (10)
  7. Calendar Overlay Murray Scholls Events for Teens & Adults (5)
  8. Calendar Overlay Storytimes @ BCL Main (3)
  9. Calendar Overlay Storytimes @ Murray Scholls (2)

City Events @ BCL Main

  1. Mental Wellness for Healthy Aging

    May 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Many adults experience mental health concerns as we age. Learn about anxiety, depression, and other common mental health conditions and how they affect older adults. Discover community resources and healthy practices to better take care of your mental health in this introductory seminar presented by Washington County Health and Human Services. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  2. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition'

    May 23, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast -- an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved -- is brought to life through song.

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  3. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition'

    May 24, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast -- an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved -- is brought to life through song.

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  4. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition'

    May 25, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast -- an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved -- is brought to life through song.

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  5. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition'

    May 25, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast -- an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved -- is brought to life through song.

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  6. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition'

    May 26, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast -- an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved -- is brought to life through song.

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Closures

  1. The library is closed

    May 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    The library is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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  2. The Murray Scholls branch is closed

    May 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    The library is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Events for Adults @ BCL Main

  1. Citizenship Class

    May 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room B

    Prepare for US citizenship at the library, with teachers from Mission: Citizen! This class runs for eight weeks, and you are encouraged to attend each week to get the most out of the class. We speak many languages! Free and open to the public; registration is required, but can be completed in-person at class.

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  2. Northwest Local: BCL's Author Fair

    May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    Authors from Beaverton and surrounding areas will sell their works. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  3. Law Librarian in the Library

    May 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 2nd floor, NE corner table

    What can or can't my landlord do? What rights do I have when speaking with the police? How do I deal with an unruly tenant? What will happen to my parents' house when they pass away? The Washington County Law Library provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Law librarians can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations. Note: library staff may not engage in the practice of law, so are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or advising patrons on their legal right. During these visits, the law librarian will provide legal reference assistance, track statistics, provide information about the Law Library to patrons, and, when appropriate, refer patrons back to the library or to legal aid or other legal service providers. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  4. Intermediate Excel - Pivot Tables, etc.

    May 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Upstairs Computer Room

    This class shows how to use Pivot Tables and Filtering, and how to record a Macro. You must have a good working knowledge of Excel, or have taken the two beginning level Excel classes before taking this class. Registration required.

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  5. Recommended Reads: "A Gentleman in Moscow"

    May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ Cathy Stanton Conference Room

    Fiction, non-fiction, super popular or a little more obscure - we read it all and discuss at this friendly and lively book group. Join us even if you haven't finished the entire book. May 28: "A Gentleman in Moscow;" June 25: "The Library Book."

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  6. Citizenship Class

    May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meeting Room B

    Prepare for US citizenship at the library, with teachers from Mission: Citizen! This class runs for eight weeks, and you are encouraged to attend each week to get the most out of the class. We speak many languages! Free and open to the public; registration is required, but can be completed in-person at class.

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Events for Kids @ BCL Main

  1. Positive Playtime

    May 22, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room

    Let's play! In this interactive playgroup and parenting class, have fun with your parenting community and go home with simple tools, games and songs to transform parenting stress and challenges into connection and cooperation. Registration required; please register for each date separately. Ages 5 & under with adult.

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  2. Wow Wednesday

    May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    First Wednesday: Imagination Station; Second Wednesday: Builders; Third Wednesday: STEM Toys; Fourth Wednesday: Things That Go; Fifth Wednesday: Family Movie. Ages 2-8 with family.

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  3. Bug Exploration

    May 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Learn more about the bugs we see around us and how they help keep our ecosystem healthy. This program will include a trip outside to observe bugs in their natural habitat. Grades 1-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  4. Read to the Dogs

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's area

    Children can practice their reading with one of our trained therapy dog volunteers! Call or stop by the Children's Desk to register. Grades 1-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  5. Ready, Set, Kindergarten

    May 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art, and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  6. Ready, Set, Kindergarten

    May 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art, and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  7. Read to the Dogs

    May 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's area

    Children can practice their reading with one of our trained therapy dog volunteers! Call or stop by the Children's Desk to register. Grades 1-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  8. Ready, Set, Kindergarten

    May 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art, and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  9. Positive Playtime

    May 29, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storytime Room

    Let's play! In this interactive playgroup and parenting class, have fun with your parenting community and go home with simple tools, games and songs to transform parenting stress and challenges into connection and cooperation. Registration required; please register for each date separately. Ages 5 & under with adult.

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  10. Wow Wednesday

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    First Wednesday: Imagination Station; Second Wednesday: Builders; Third Wednesday: STEM Toys; Fourth Wednesday: Things That Go; Fifth Wednesday: Family Movie. Ages 2-8 with family.

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  11. Baby Sensory Time

    May 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Meeting Room B

    Join us for games and activities especially for babies and toddlers. Ages 12-36 months with adult.

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  12. DIY Crafts: Emoji Coasters

    May 31, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Cathy Stanton Conference Room

    Why buy it when you can make it? Join us as we make coasters for our drinks that look like emojis! Grades 3-6. Registration required.

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Events for Teens @ BCL Main

  1. Maker Studio

    May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Hang out in the Teen Room and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  2. Banana Split Contest

    May 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Make a banana split creation. There will be a prize for the most creative! Grades 6-12.

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  3. Maker Studio

    May 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Hang out in the Teen Room and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  4. Maker Studio

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Hang out in the Teen Room and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  5. Maker Studio

    May 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Hang out in the Teen Room and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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Murray Scholls Events for Kids

  1. STEM Wednesday @ Murray Scholls

    May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    1st Wednesday: Science - Fun with magnets and magnifying glasses! 2nd Wednesday: Technology - Play with Snap Circuits! 3rd Wednesday: Engineering - Play with LEGOs and magnet tiles! 4th Wednesday: Math - Play with geoboards and tangrams! 5th Wednesday: Creation Station - Use your imagination to create a great art project! Grades K-5 with adult.

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  2. Ready, Set, Kindergarten @ Murray Scholls

    May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  3. Think Fun Thursday @ Murray Scholls

    May 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    1st Thursday: STEM Toys - Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related toys! 2nd Thursday: Things That Go - Play with things that go! 3rd Thursday: Builders - Play with LEGOs and DUPLO blocks! 4th & 5th Thursday: Imagination Station - Bring your imagination! Ages 3-8 with family.

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  4. Just Bead It @ Murray Scholls

    May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Join us as we make jewelry and crafts with colorful, shiny beads. Grades K-5 with family.

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  5. Ready, Set, Kindergarten @ Murray Scholls

    May 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  6. Positive Playtime @ Murray Scholls

    May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Let’s play! Join Megan Barella, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, for this interactive playgroup and parenting class. Have fun with your parenting community and go home with simple tools, games and songs to transform parenting stress and challenges into connection and cooperation. Registration required; please register for each date separately. Ages 5 & under with adult.

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  7. STEM Wednesday @ Murray Scholls

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    1st Wednesday: Science - Fun with magnets and magnifying glasses! 2nd Wednesday: Technology - Play with Snap Circuits! 3rd Wednesday: Engineering - Play with LEGOs and magnet tiles! 4th Wednesday: Math - Play with geoboards and tangrams! 5th Wednesday: Creation Station - Use your imagination to create a great art project! Grades K-5 with adult.

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  8. THPRD Nature Mobile @ Murray Scholls

    May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Find out if you can match a beaver's skills by understanding water flow to create your own dam. See and touch a beaver pelt and skull to learn what adaptations make them one of nature's most effective builders. Grades K-5 with family.

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  9. Ready, Set, Kindergarten @ Murray Scholls

    May 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    In this special 6-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. We will show you how to get your child ready for Kindergarten with music, stories, art and play! Ages 4-5 with adult. Registration required.

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  10. Think Fun Thursday @ Murray Scholls

    May 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    1st Thursday: STEM Toys - Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related toys! 2nd Thursday: Things That Go - Play with things that go! 3rd Thursday: Builders - Play with LEGOs and DUPLO blocks! 4th & 5th Thursday: Imagination Station - Bring your imagination! Ages 3-8 with family.

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Murray Scholls Events for Teens & Adults

  1. Maker Studio @ Murray Scholls

    May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Zone

    Hang out in the Teen Zone and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  2. Steven Universe Donut Decorating Party @ Murray Scholls

    May 22, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Decorate donuts inspired by the Steven Universe animated series. Grades 5-8. Registration required.

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  3. Maker Studio @ Murray Scholls

    May 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Zone

    Hang out in the Teen Zone and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  4. Maker Studio @ Murray Scholls

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Teen Zone

    Hang out in the Teen Zone and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  5. Maker Studio @ Murray Scholls

    May 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Zone

    Hang out in the Teen Zone and use various materials from the Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies including washi tape; origaimi paper; kinitting needles and yarn; and more--you bring your ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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Storytimes @ BCL Main

  1. Toddler Playgroup

    May 24, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Storytime Room

    A playgroup for children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers. Join us for toys, socialization time, and bubbles.

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  2. Little Scientists Storytime

    May 24, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Little Scientists is a fun and interactive storytime designed for children ages 12-36 months that explores the wonder of science through books, repetition, songs and play. We will explore gravity, motion, light, water, bubbles, sound and more! Limited to the first 35 people.

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  3. Arabic Storytime

    May 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Told solely in Arabic, this storytime features stories, songs and rhymes! All ages.

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Storytimes @ Murray Scholls

  1. Little Scientists Storytime @ Murray Scholls

    May 23, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Murray Scholls Children's Room

    Little Scientists is a fun and interactive storytime for kids ages 2-3 that explores the wonder of science through books, repetition, songs and play. We explore gravity, motion, light, water, bubbles, sound and more! Apr. 25: Organic Chemistry; May 2: Weight.

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  2. Mandarin Storytime @ Murray Scholls

    May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Told solely in Mandarin, this storytime features stories, songs and rhymes! Ages 3-6 with family.

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