April 2015

North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St., 503.988.5394
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a
first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
April 2015
FOR KIDS AND TEENS
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FOR FAMILIES
Hora de Cuentos / Spanish Storytime
Se presentan cuentos, canciones y rimas en español para
familias con niños de 0 a 6 años de edad.
Miércoles, 10:15-10:45 am
Book Babies
Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult.
Thursdays, 10:15-10:45 am
Preschool Storytime
Storytime for children 3-6 years with adult.
Thursdays, 10:45-11:15 am
Tiny Tots
Storytime for children 12-24 months with adult.
Thursdays, 11:30 am-noon
Black Storytime
The African and African American experience comes alive
for children 0-6 years (with a favorite adult and other family
members).
Saturdays, 10:30-11 am
Woven Basket
The whole family is invited to join papercraft artist Sarah
Fagan for eco-friendly basket weaving this spring. Our
basket armatures will be crafted from recycled cardstock
with the woven strands coming from a variety of
repurposed sources such as magazines, road maps and
old sheet music. The final products are perfect for holding
eggs, wildflowers or other spring treasures.
Saturday, April 11, 11 am-1 pm
Read to the Dogs
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by
reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers
are from Pet Partners®. Registration required; call
503.988.5394.
Tuesdays, 4-6 pm
Teen Lounge & Homework Center
Use library computers, get homework help, or just do
your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades
6-12.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Chess Club for Children and Teens
Have fun playing chess! Beginning, intermediate and
advanced players are welcome.
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Teen Council
Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat
snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with
library staff to make the library teen-friendly.
Wednesday, April 1, 4:15-5:30 pm
Kids Knit!
Discover a fun new hobby by learning to knit or
improving your current skills. Needles and yarn
provided or bring your own supplies. For grade schoolage children and up.
Saturday, April 25, 11 am-1 pm
Family programming made possible in part by The Library Foundation.
If you have a disability and need accommodations to participate in an event or class, please call 503.988.5402.
Please give 48 hours notice to allow us to better serve you.
North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St., 503.988.5394
FOR ADULTS
Intercambio/Language Exchange
Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to
practice their Spanish, as well as with native Spanish speakers
who want to practice their English. Conversación para los
hablantes nativos de inglés y español que quieren mejorar el
segundo idioma.
Mondays/lunes, 6-7:30 pm
Talk Time
Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native
speakers to practice speaking English.
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Échange/Language Exchange
Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to
practice their French, as well as with native French speakers who
want to practice their English. Participez aux séances de
conversation (orale) avec des orateurs anglais qui veulent
pratiquer le Français ainsi que des orateurs français voulant
ameliorer leur niveau en Anglais.
Tuesdays/mardi, 7-8 pm
Tax Help
Trained tax preparers volunteer their time and expertise to help
you with your tax forms. Bring your photo ID, Social Security card,
last year's return and this year's paperwork. This program is
sponsored by AARP.
Thursdays through April 9, 12:30-4:30 pm
La pantalla de oro: Películas en español / Spanish Films
Esta serie ha sido seleccionada por el personal de la biblioteca,
para demostrarles una variedad de temas y talentos en el cine
Latino Americano contemporáneo. Acompáñenos después de la
función para compartir sus reflexiones y comentarios sobre estas
películas. Curated by library staff, this series of films highlights
the range of talent and topics found in contemporary Latin
American cinema. Join us for these thought-provoking features
and stay for group discussions afterwards.
Monday, April 13, 6-8 pm
Lunes, 13 de abril, 6-8 pm
JHS Fourteenth Annual Multicultural Film Festival
North Portland Library is proud to cosponsor JHS's Multicultural
Film Festival showcasing movies on the theme "Defy the
Inevitable! Harvest Beyond the Brim!" Watch Harvest of Empire
and join us for a discussion following the film.
Tuesday, April 14, 6-7:45 pm
April 2015
Pageturners
Engage in stimulating conversation about books and get to
know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the
Library.
Read God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage
to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet.
Tuesday, April 21, 6:15-7:45 pm
Black Voices
Read The Long Fall by Walter Mosley.
Tuesday, April 28, 6:15-7:45 pm
COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer Lab
Friendly patient lab assistants help you practice computer skills
or work on projects.
Tuesdays, 1-5 pm
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm
Job Seekers Lab
Update your resume, file for unemployment, or apply for jobs.
Mondays, 1-5 pm
Word Online*
Learn how to use Microsoft's free cloud-based alternative to
Word.
Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Gain the Upper Hand with Your iPad*
Join us for this two-session class on the iPad. Please bring
your own device and charger.
Wednesday, April 15, 10:15 am-12:45 pm; and
Thursday, April 16, 1-3 pm
Exploring Google*
Join us for this two-session class to learn about better ways to
search, use your Google account, and learn about Google
news, maps and more.
Mondays, April 20 and 27, 5:30-7:30 pm
* See online description for individual class requirements.
Please register online, in the library or by calling
503.988.5234.
Family programming made possible in part by The Library Foundation.
If you have a disability and need accommodations to participate in an event or class, please call 503.988.5402.
Please give 48 hours notice to allow us to better serve you.