Suzanne's Around Town
Cook's Illustrated, LEGOs, and Art right off the Page!

Hi! Everyone-

Great stuff in the libraries this week and Cook's Illustrated comes to Powell's Books just as we gear up for Thanksgiving!!!! But let's not forget Halloween!!!

Have you got your Halloween costume yet?

Suzanne




Oct 17th

Symphony Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.No registration required! Enjoy a story accompanied by string instruments! All ages welcome but geared for kids from 3 to 8!

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.


Oct 18th

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM.

The kids can work on fun and spooky Halloween themed craft projects! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. Bring your one year old for songs, rhymes, simple stories and movement activities. Great for new walkers. Stay and play after the program. (Limited to first 20 kids for each session!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.


Oct 19th

Christopher Kimball@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.Join Christopher Kimball (founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and host of the PBS cooking shows America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen) as he presents The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook (Cook's Illustrated), which compiles more than 2,000 landmark recipes into a wide-ranging compendium that shows cooks how to make their favorite dishes better. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10:30-11AM. Storytime at a great local cupcake emporium! Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Social Networking/Raising Safe and Responsible Digital Citizens@ WA County Sheriff's Office (215 SW Adams Ave., Hillsboro) at 7PM. This "Parent University" class will cover general information about technology and the internet, how youth move seamlessly between their real and online lives, social networking sites, sexting and other risky behavior, and finally, ways to protect youth. If you have questions about the class, contact Christine Rouches, with the sheriff's office, at 503-846-2579 or at christinerouches@co.washington.or.us.


Oct 20th

Teen Author Chat@ Beaverton CIty Library from 4-5:30PM.Meet local authors -Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Angela Carlie, Lisa Nowak, and Rebecca Knight-and ask them about their latest works, writing teen books, and getting published. Book giveaways, too!Aspiring authors, teens and parents welcome and no registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.
Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Art Right Off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM. This new program is for kids (7-11) and interested adults wanting to learn more about the wonderful people who illustrate children's books and the art-making process. Each session includes an art adventure emphasizing the artistic style of selected illustrators. Registration required at 503/350-3600.


Oct 21st

Animalia@ Tigard Library from 11AM-Noon.Puppeteer Hobey Ford's "Animalia" explores the magical world of animals with realistic, intricate puppets carved out of foam. All ages are welcome to watch the metamorphosis of a caterpillar, a tadpole, a great white heron, and a hungry mosquito. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Nature Mobile@ Greenway Park from 10AM-12PM. Go to www.thprd.org and click on "Nature&Trails", then "Nature Programs", then "Nature Mobile" for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Jack-o-Lanterns inspired by Picasso this week!!! $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info! There's also a parents night out here tomorrow night. Check Saturday for details!!!!

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

LEGO Store Master Builder Event@ Summit Court at Washington Square from 11AM-7PM. Help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall LEGO SpongeBob SquarePants during a 3 day building event. Get a certificate of Achievement for helping! Phone the LEGO store for more details at 503/670-9109.

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM. Kids in grades 1-5 can experiment with drawing, tracing, paper airplanes, origami and more! Registration required at 503/350-3600.


Oct 22nd

OMSI's Going Batty!@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3:00PM.

Kids in grades K through 5 can participate in this cool "Weekend Adventure". Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood - although beneficial- creatures on earth. Make something batty to take home,too! Registration required by phoning the Children's desk at 503/718-2656.

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info. Second to last one of the season so stock up on your faves!!!!

LEGO Store Master Builder Event@ Summit Court at Washington Square from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Fall Carnival@ Whole Foods Market (Bridgeport Village) from 1-4PM. Free fun for the whole family- hot apple cider tasting, face and pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, and more! Phone the store for more details at 503/639-6500.

Grateful Dead Musical Tribute@ Beaverton City Library from 2-3:30PM. Local band- Northbound Rain- will perform a musical tribute with a multimedia presentation. For more info, phone 503/350-3617.


Oct 23rd

Nature Day in the Park@ Bethany Lake Park (NW Neakahnie Ave and NW 185th Ave, Beaverton) from 11AM-3PM.Learn how we are all connected to the nature around us and how THPRD is partnering with the community to preserve and enhance local natural areas. Education staff and volunteers will be leading interactive activities and Park Rangers will be available to answer your questions.Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Free "Vitamix Blender" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to mince veggies, prepare hot soups, and blend frozen deserts! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

LEGO Store Master Builder Event@ Summit Court at Washington Square from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

Learn to cook: Carrot Ginger Soup!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Join Melissa and learn how to make this easy vegetarian favorite. Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.

Girls Night Out@ Bliss Bake Shop& Fancy That (Bethany Village Centre-4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland) from 6-8PM. Enjoy some wicked sales, spooktacular beverages, and some chillax time with your best ghoul-friends! Cackle,cackle! Phone for more info at 503/799-5329.