Science and Watercolors
Makerspace | For all ages
National Citizen Science Month has us playing with watercolor techniques that have science at their center. We will explore water resistance using tape, wax, and glue, use salt to explore absorption, and use a baking soda and vinegar reaction all to create hangable art! Come in all month long during our Makerspace Open Lab hours to participate.
Makerspace Open Labs take place on the following weekly schedule:
- Sundays, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm, 3 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, April 8th, 2:00 pm
Makerspace – For kids in grades 1 – 5
Calling all LEGO Maniacs! Master Builder Blair is back with more exciting LEGO challenges. He provides the LEGOs, you just come with your engineering ideas!
Baby Sign Sunday
April 9th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join Baby Sign expert Jenny Hodges on the second Sunday of each month for an hour of sign language and play for babies and tots ages 0-3 (and their parents and caregivers). Jenny will read books and sing songs, weaving sign language throughout and explaining the ways to use sign language with your little ones.
Citizen Science: Ant Picnic
Sunday, April 9th – Saturday, April 15th
For all ages
Are ants always ruining your picnic? Have you ever noticed that some ants are drawn to your potato chips more than your candy? Their snack choices will tell scientists something about the food that’s available to them in nature. Help scientists by holding your own ant picnic and reporting your results to the scientific community! To participate, pick up your Citizen Science kit at the Information Desk while supplies last.
Thursdays in April, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Did you recently have a baby? Do you questions? Are you feeling all the feelings? Join postpartum doula Krystal Williams for a program of connection and caring for new moms. No registration required. Meets in the Library Community Room.
Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Makerspace | All skill levels welcome
Are you a knitter? Do you crochet? Is weaving your passion? Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for conversation and crafting.
Saturday, April 15th 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Make paper creations with the Portland Oregon Paper Shapers! Challenge yourself with a complex origami masterpiece, or keep it simple while learning the basics.
Third Angle Music Performance: Cellist Valdine Ritchie Mishkin
Sunday, April 16th at 2:00 pm
Third Angle New Music is an organization whose mission is to help our community experience the arts as living, evolving, flexible pathways for the expression of our modern human experience.
Reuse, Recycle, and Random Art
Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 pm
Makerspace | For all ages
Debris, trash, litter, discarded resources…whatever you call it, it’s everywhere, and we all create it. But what if there were a way to creatively reexamine our relationship with debris? There is! Join fellow artists as we take trash and turn it into treasures using the random left overs from other crafts and, of course, trash!
After Hours Nerf!
Friday, April 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
For students grades 6-12
The library has become a battleground and there’s nothing to protect you! Nerf guns and darts supplied! Takes place after the library closes, and registration is recommended. Registration can be found on the city calendar.
Saturday, April 22nd
Community Room | For ages 12 and up
Ever dreamed about playing the harp? Try a one-hour workshop with harpists Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter that will get you familiar with this beautiful instrument and have you plucking a melody by the end of your time. Registration required. Registration located on the Tualatin Public Library April calendar.
Sunday, April 23rd 2:00 pm
Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps and a cornucopia of traditional string instruments: the rare Swedish nyckelharpa, Ukrainian bandura, cittern, and more. The audience will hear instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as heartwarming original compositions. They will present an enchanting blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours.
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00 pm
19475 SW 118th Ave Suite 1 | For adults
Join librarian Doug at Stickmen Brewing on the final Tuesday of the month for several rounds of trivia! Enjoy fabulous drinks and pizza, as well as prizes for the winners!