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Summer Reading Challenge 2017 “Build a Better World” June 1 through Aug. 31

Our annual Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens & adults kicks is here! The Challenge is free, fun, and promotes literacy while encouraging children, teens, adults, and families to discover new books, attend programs, and enjoy their community all summer. All age groups can win great prizes, too.

Sign-up now through Aug. 5!

Adult programs | Children's programs | Summer Reading Program

Adult programs

June
22 Gardening: Planting for Fall and Winter
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Arthur Moore shares what to plant for bountiful harvests this fall and winter. Visit our Seeds for Sharing Seed Library while you’re here! All ages welcome.
July
8 Beyond Crayons: Adult Coloring
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Spend time coloring with other adults – a relaxing and social activity! All supplies are provided. Age 18 and over, please.
12 WorkSource Clackamas Career Workshop Series
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search. Attend the whole series, including:
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Job Search Success
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Resume Ready
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Skills for Work & Life
13 WorkSource Clackamas Career Workshop Series
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search. Attend the whole series, including:
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m Social Media & Job Searching
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Acing the Interview
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m Interview Coaching
29 Craft: Cotton Rag Trivets
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sandra will teach you to prep materials and use a crochet hook to create a beautiful cotton rag trivet or coaster. No experience required. Supplies provided. Ages 16 and over. Class space is limited, please preregister at 503-655-8543.

Children's programs

WiggleTime: Books for Babies 0-2 Years
Mondays at 11 a.m. (June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31)
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25) No session July 4

Stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups. Caregivers will get fun ideas for activities that encourage interaction and early literacy. Mingle, stay and play afterward!

Family Storytime 2+ Years
Fridays at 11 a.m. (June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28)
Saturdays at 11 a.m. (June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29)

Storytime isn’t just about books! Each storytime is followed with a craft, which encourages creativity and develops early literacy skills that will help children learn to read when they get older.

June
29 Sounds of Ancient Mexico
1:30 p.m. (free snacks served 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 1-18)

Samuel Becerra offers a hands-on program exploring ancient Mexican culture through music, his flute collection, and clay masks. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Thrilling Thursdays series!
July
1 Let’s LEGO
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations. Age 5 and up.
6 Explosions, Inc.
1:30 p.m. (free snacks served 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 1-18)

A combination of exciting and dangerous science demos, amazing showmanship, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. In other words, the most engaging science stage show you have ever seen, period. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Thrilling Thursdays series!
13 Habiba’s Village
1:30 p.m. (free snacks served 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 1-18)

Habiba Addo’s electrifying storytelling offers a superbly authentic expression of African culture. A native of Ghana, West Africa, Habiba offers an interactive, multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, singing and movements. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Thrilling Thursdays series!
15 Puppy Tales K-4: Read to a Dog
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Give your kindergarten-4th grader practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. One-on-one sessions build confidence for beginning and reluctant readers. Sign up for a session with Salishan (a Pet Partners dog) and her handler, Tessa, by calling 503-655-8543.
20 Clowning Around
1:30 p.m. (free snacks served 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 1-18)

Clowning Around: Come in and witness physical comedy at its finest with Michael O’Neill of the Nomadic Theatre Company. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Thrilling Thursdays series!
27 Magic Juggling Show
1:30 p.m. (free snacks served 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 1-18)

Henrik Bothe Library Circus: He walks with 4 legs, spins plates, climbs ladders, juggles without using his hands, spins ropes, manipulates fancy hats, and rides a unicycle. Now you have some idea of what Henrik Bothe brings to the stage. Part of our Summer Reading Challenge Thrilling Thursdays series!

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