Apr
28
Fri
Reading Rocketship @ Bethany Library
Apr 28 all-day

Help color the reading rocketship in the kids area! The rocketship will be available as long as there is space to color.

Age Group
All Ages

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May
1
Mon
Mother Goose Day Storywalk @ Bethany Library
May 1 all-day

Celebrate Mother Goose! Parents and kids can stop at stations around the library and share a nursery rhyme.

Age Group
All ages

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Explore the Creative Art of Photography @ Cedar Mill Library
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We will be hosting another 8-week Digital Photography workshop beginning April 17th led by professional teaching artist Iris Taboh. All skill levels are welcome; prior photography experience is not required. Students must have a digital camera or a device (phone/tablet) that can take digital photosThe library will host a culminating event in June to showcase the projects created during the workshop. Registration is required for these classes and space is limited. Registration will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 13th. Call or visit the adult reference desk for more information: 503-644-0043 X114.The class is funded through a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Registration Required

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Preschool Storytime @ Bethany Library
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and Early Literacy fun.Every Monday at 10:30 am and 11:30 am, January 9 – February 6*, February 20 – 30 and April 3 – May 15.*Closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day This program is developmentally appropriate for older children. Children 2 years and younger are asked to attend one of the sessions for younger children.Held in the Children’s Area in the library.

Age Group
3 – 6 years

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Baby Time @ Cedar Mill Library
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Beginning together with rhymes, favorite books and action songs, families will learn about Early Literacy Skills for babies. Best for non-walkers.Every Monday at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, January 9 – February 6*; February 20 – March 20, and April 3 – May 15.*NOTE: Library closed on January 16. Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

Age group
Birth – 12 months

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Preschool Storytime @ Bethany Library
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and Early Literacy fun.Every Monday at 10:30 am and 11:30 am, January 9 – February 6*, February 20 – 30 and April 3 – May 15.*Closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day This program is developmentally appropriate for older children. Children 2 years and younger are asked to attend one of the sessions for younger children.Held in the Children’s Area in the library.

Age Group
3 – 6 years

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Baby Time @ Cedar Mill Library
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Beginning together with rhymes, favorite books and action songs, families will learn about Early Literacy Skills for babies. Best for non-walkers.Every Monday at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, January 9 – February 6*; February 20 – March 20, and April 3 – May 15.*NOTE: Library closed on January 16. Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.

Age group
Birth – 12 months

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Read to the Dogs @ Bethany Library
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Read to the Dogs is a program that pairs young readers with trained dog-and-handler teams. This program helps children develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Reservations are Required. To register, drop by or call the Bethany Branch at (503) 617-7323. Due to the popularity of this program, we ask that you please sign up for a maximum of one 30-minute session.

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All events are at Cedar Mill’s main location, except where noted.

Open Computer Lab

Drop by the library for help with computer skills, Internet, email, word processing and e-book downloading.
At Cedar Mill Tuesday mornings from 10am-noon and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043, press 3.

Find more computer classes on our Technology Learning page.

CALM (Coloring and Listening Moments)

Coloring and Listening Moments (CALM) is a new program for adults that takes place every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm. To enhance your coloring experience, a portion of the evening will include listening to a special guest reading of a short story from the library’s collection.

This program is designed for adults and older teens (age 16+). Coloring pens and printed designs will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring whatever coloring supplies they enjoy using.

Film Club

Our Film Club meets the last Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30pm.
Join us for a variety of intriguing films, most of which are Film Movement titles.
Selected films are not previewed and may contain objectionable material. Film Club is recommended for adults, aged 18 and over. Coffee, tea and popcorn are provided, and a lively discussion follows each film.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

Owl Book Group

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Our book group typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30am. Newcomers welcome!

Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

See past titles and more on our Book Clubs page.

Rhythm/Drum Circle

Join the library’s Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.
Develop your rhythmic abilities while strengthening the group as a whole. Come join the beat!
Bring your favorite drum &/or percussion instrument (shaker, tambourine, bell, flute, etc.) and please bring extra drums &/or percussion instruments if you have any to share.
This program is designed for adults and older teens (age 16+). No prior experience required & newcomers always welcome!
Contact Dawn at dawna (at) wccls (dot) org or 503-644-0043 x121 for more details.

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-3pm.
Join us for tips and tricks on creating scrapbooks. Work on your own projects as you socialize and learn from each other. For teens 16+ and adults. Contact: Sage 503-292-4175.

Note: Scrapbook Club is currently on break through February. We’ll see you in March!

Song Circle

This dynamic group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.
Sing well-known pop and folk songs of the 60s & 70’s. This group is for adult & older teen (16+) singers and acoustic instrument players. Newcomers welcome!
Contact Dawn at dawna (at) wccls (dot) org or 503-644-0043 x121 for more details. Find more details and our song list on our Song Circle page.

Voices in Verse

Our poetry group meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30am.
Join us for open mic poetry. Come and read or just listen.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

Writers’ Mill

The Writers’ Mill meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3 pm. (note: In April we will meet on the 4th Sunday, April 23rd)
Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write.
Group website: portlandwritersmill.org
See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.
For details, or to get a 1-page info sheet, contact Sheila Deeth, Facilitator, at SheilaD (at) portlandwritersmill (dot) org.