Special Programs

Join us from 10:00-10:45 am for fun and entertainment!

St. Pius X Catholic Church Community Center

Wednesday, July 10: Angel Ocasio’s Comedy Show & More

A wacky show filled with silly antics, magic, & fun sing-a-longs as Angel plays his ukulele. This show is perfectly suited for children of all ages and their families. Bilingual Spanish and English

Wednesday, July 17: Takohachi’s Q-Ensemble: Japanese Drum and Dance

Join Portland’s favorite Japanese Taiko group “Q-ensemble” for an event filled with cultural, musical, and educational essences for children of all ages and their families. Featuring powerful Taiko drums, beautiful bamboo flute, unique Shamisen (three string), dance, story and more!

Wednesday, July 24: Nathalia: Songs in English and Spanish

Creative bilingual, interactive musical performance for families. From space exploration to cruising down the Amazon river, Nathalia’s songs will have you singing, dancing, and even learning a little Spanish in this fun multicultural experience!

Wednesday, July 31: Mo Phillips

Laugh, dance and write a song with Mo Phillips. Let’s see how silly we can be!

Bethany Village Fountain

Monday, July 8: Takohachi’s Q-ensemble: Japanese Drum and Dance

Join Portland’s favorite Japanese Taiko group “Q-ensemble” for an event filled with cultural, musical, and educational essences for children of all ages and their families. Featuring powerful Taiko drums, beautiful bamboo flute, unique Shamisen (three string), dance, story and more!

Monday, July 15: Nathalia: Songs in English and Spanish

Creative bilingual, interactive musical performance for families. From space exploration to cruising down the Amazon river, Nathalia’s songs will have you singing, dancing, and even learning a little Spanish in this fun multicultural experience! Update: Held at The Bethany Library Annex due to rain: 4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2

Monday, July 22: Angel Ocasio’s Comedy Show & More

A wacky show filled with silly antics, magic, & fun sing-a-longs as Angel plays his ukulele. This show is perfectly suited for children of all ages and their families. Bilingual Spanish and English

Monday, July 29: Red Yarn: Sharin’ Space with the Critters

Join award-winning Portland family performer Red Yarn & his lovable animal puppets on an exploration of space… shared space, personal space & safe space, that is! From forest to field to farm, the Critters love to sing, dance & celebrate. But how do they keep themselves & each other safe when there’s a wild animal party going on? Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines & interactive storytelling, Red Yarn & the Critters will help kids learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community.

 

Storytimes @ Bethany

Dance Party & Craft (ages 0-8): Mondays June 10-July 1 at 10:30 am

Fun and rhythmic music will have everyone moving and grooving at our new Dance Party for kids up to 8 years! Enjoy music for 30 minutes followed by an entertaining book reading and related craft. No registration required. Held at Bethany Library Annex.

Fun for Ones (ages 1-2): Tuesdays June 11- July 16 at 9:30 am

Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and playtime while making new friends! Held at Bethany Library Annex

Family Storytime (ages 2 &up): Tuesdays June 11-Aug 13  at 10:30 & 11:30 am

Stories, songs, puppets and fun for the whole family! Grownups are encouraged to join the fun by participating alongside the kids. Held at Bethany Library Annex

Programs and Events @ Cedar Mill Main

Read to the Dogs: Tuesdays June 4-Aug.20 from 6-7 pm, Registration Required (503) 644-0043 x112

Beginning or struggling readers practice reading to a trained therapy dog in a relaxing, non-judgemental environment. By 30 min. appointment only.

Board Game Wednesdays: June 12-Aug.21, all day, all ages

Don’t be bored this summer, come play board games in the library!

To the Moon and Back: Sat, June 22 from 10 am-12; all ages

Learn about lunar rocks, the Apollo missions, phases of the moon and more in this program for the whole family, including crafts and STEAM activities.

Home Depot Workshop: Sat, June 29 from 10 am-12; Ages 6-10

Join us for a fun morning of building with the Home Depot kids workshop crew. Kids will take home their creation.

Goody Jar Week: July 1-7, all day, all ages

A guessing contest for kids. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child.

THPRD Nature Mobile: Drop in to learn about nature through fun activities led by staff from the Nature Park Interpretive Center. Best for ages 5+, in the children’s area.

Mammal Mania: Wed, June 19 from 10:30 am-12 pm

Wise Owls: Mon, July 15 from 10:30 am-12 pm

Woody Wood Ducks: Thurs, Aug.8 from 10:30 am-12 pm

Full STEAM Fridays: Fri, June 21-August 23; all ages, all day in the children’s area

Lego Free Play 

A drop in program with a STEAM challenge for kids 5+ who enjoy building with Legos! Held from 10:30 am-12, upstairs meeting rooms

Wed, June 26: Build a bridge across a body of water.

Mon, July 29: Build a car or truck that moves.

Thurs, Aug. 15:  Make a mosaic picture out of Legos

Pokemon Party: Mon, Aug. 5 from 10:30 am-12 pm; Ages 6-10

Calling all Pokemon fans! Bring your cards or DS and share your love of Pokemon with others.

Red Yarn “Sharin’ Space with the Critters” concert: Mon, Aug.12 from 10:30-11:30 am, all ages

Join award-winning Portland family performer Red Yarn & his lovable animal puppets on an exploration of space… shared space, personal space & safe space, that is! From forest to field to farm, the Critters love to sing, dance & celebrate. But how do they keep themselves & each other safe when there’s a wild animal party going on? Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines & interactive storytelling, Red Yarn & the Critters will help kids learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community.

Power Up! Gaming for Everyone: Wed, Aug. 14 from 2-4 pm; Ages 8-14

Come play cute, colorful and cooperative games at the library! We will have crafts, a photo booth, games and the return of the punch-out raffle drawing. Costumes encouraged!

Programs & Events @ Bethany Library Annex

Read to the Dogs: Mondays, June 3-Aug.26 from 6-7 pm, Registration Required (503) 617-7323

Beginning or struggling readers practice reading to a trained therapy dog in a relaxing, non-judgemental environment. By 30 min. appointment only. Held at Bethany Library.

After School Fun: Wed June 5, June 12, Aug.28 from 2:30-4 pm, grades K-5: Craft activities for kids

THPRD Nature Mobile- Dazzling Dragonflies: Wed, June 26 from 2:30-4 pm, Ages 5+

From being born in the water to hovering high up in the sky, the dragonfly lives an interesting life. Learn about the dragonfly life cycle and some of their amazing adaptations.

Flannel Party: Wed, June 19 from 10-11 am, Ages 3-6

Out of this world flannel fun: Create your own pizza box flannel board and space themed pieces to keep.

Space Craft- Rockets: Wed, June 19 from 2:30-4 pm, Grades K-5

3, 2, 1 blast off! Send these paper rockets flying into the sky with just a straw and a big puff of air.

To the Moon and Back: Mon, June 24, 2-3 pm, All ages

Learn about lunar rocks, the Apollo missions, phases of the moon (and more) in this program for the whole family, featuring crafts and STEAM activities.

Explorer Friday: Fridays, June 21-Aug.23 from 10:30-11:30 am, Ages 3+

Each week will feature a different space craft or activity. With a little imagination the sky is the limit!

Space Lego Party: Thurs, June 27, July 18, Aug.15 from 10-11 am, Ages 5+

Create a home for an alien, design a rocket ship or build the moon out of Legos. Let your imagination go out of this world!

Goody Jar Week: July 1-7, all day; all ages

A guessing contest for kids. Best guess wins the jar and everything in it! One guess per child. Held at Bethany Library.

Home Depot Workshop: July 9 from 2-4 pm, Ages 6-10

Join us for a fun afternoon of building with the Home Depot kids workshop crew. Kids will take home their creation.

Space Writing Camp: Wed, July 10-Aug.7 from 10:30-11:30 am, Grades 3-5

Write upside down like an astronaut, play the constellation game and start your own out of this world story. Space Camp illuminates real-world applications of writing and reading! Each week will feature a different activity.

Space Slime: Wed, July 17 from 2:30-4 pm, Grades K-5

Mix up a batch of ooey-gooey, super stretchy, surprisingly-not-that-sticky slime that’s out of this world!

Giant OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) Game: Thurs, July 25 from 2-3:30 pm, Grades 3-5

Can you survive living with dinosaurs? Find out by playing a giant sized game based off  The Ark Plan by Laura Martin, an OBOB book.

Preschool Space Camp: Mon, Aug.5-19 from 10:30-11:30 am, Ages 3-6

Learn about the planets and space travel while having fun at this playgroup! Help repair the space shuttle, color upside down like an astronaut and test out the space travel obstacle course.

Little Ninja Warrior: Wed, Aug.14 from 10:30-11 am

Join us for fun agility activities and a simple obstacle course designed for kids 12 -36 months.

Flying Saucer Craft: Wed, Aug.21 from 2:30-4 pm, Grades K-5

UFO sighted! Design your own alien buddy and a flying saucer to go with it.

Bethany Village Summer Concerts: Thursdays, from 5-8 pm; All ages July 11: THPRD Nature Mobile Aug.1: 3,2,1 Blastoff! Aug. 22: Surprise Fun! Held at Bethany Library.