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   Events for Kids @ Main (including Storytimes)
   Events for Teens @ Main
   Events for Adults @ Main
   Murray Scholls Events (for kids, teens and adults including storytimes)

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Events for Adults @ BCL Main

  1. Fish Tales: Traditions & Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

    April 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Cathy Stanton Conference Room

    Oregonians love local food, but finding truly local fish can be hard, even on the coast. We're now much more aware of ethically grown meat and vegetables, but seafood remains somewhat mysterious. How does that crab get from the ocean to our table, and what's the true cost of cheap salmon at the grocery store? This conversation with food writer Jennifer Burns Bright engages with our complex relationship with American seafood. From cultural traditions to economic and ethical challenges, from the docks to the markets, we'll explore ways to apply our food values to the products of the sea. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  2. Art of the Story Festival Story Kickoff Slam

    April 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Library Auditorium

    The Art of the Story kickoff program is a Story Slam contest. This Slam is a competition within a set time limit, placing emphasis on a storyteller's content and performance. The 2018 contest features Maggie Lott, Kristin Olson-Huddle, Ellen Wolfson and John Wylder. Each story must be an original work. First-person, real-life adventures are expected. Fiction, folktale/myths are not allowed. The four tellers each have ten minutes to tell their story from memory. This Slam is judged by the audience. The winner receives a cash prize and the opportunity to tell a story at the Festival Finale on May 5 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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Events for Kids @ BCL Main

  1. Read to the Dogs

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's area

    Children can practice their reading with one of our trained therapy dog volunteers! Ages 6-12 with adult. Registration required; call the Children's Desk to register.

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Events for Teens @ BCL Main

  1. Teen Poetry Contest - Haikus (Ends)

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Beaverton City Library

    Celebrate National Poetry Month - write a Haiku! Pick up guidelines and an entry form at either library location or the Teen events page starting March 24. Winners will be announced at the Teen Poetry Coffee House on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. Cash prizes! Grades 6-12.

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Storytimes @ BCL Main

  1. Family Storytime

    April 21, 2018, 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 and action rhymes, sing songs, 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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  2. Spanish Storytime

    April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    Told solely in Spanish, this storytime features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and crafts! Ages 0-6.

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