Suzanne's Around Town
Ursula K. Le Guin, Eric Carle, and Tech Day at Washington County Museum!

Hi! Everyone-

Only 5 more days of school! The year zipped by and we're looking forward to some chillax time!

Happy Last Week of School,


Jun 8th

PomPoms@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4:30-5:30PM.
Kids in grades 3rd through 8th can drop in to make really cool crafts with yarn pom poms! Go to for more info.            

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

STEM Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from 2 to 6 years can enjoy a storytime with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math! Go to for more info.

Read to the Cats@ Murray Scholls Branch from 3-4:30PM. Kids in grades 1st through 5th can practice reading skills with White Kitty- a trained therapy cat. Registration required at 503/644-2197.

Jun 9th

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-6PM.Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children 2 years and younger are free as usual. Go to for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 6 years old and under ride the Max for free.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM AND 11:15AM-11:45AM. 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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

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

Jun 10th

Thomas the Train Storytime@ Murray Scholls Branch from 10:15-11AM.All aboard the Murray Scholls Express! Kids from 2 to 6 years can listen to stories, play games, and create a craft all based on the fave Tank Engine: Thomas!

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15 & 11:15AM.

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

Jun 11th

Family Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 6:00-6:30PM.Stories, songs, and activities for the whole family! Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading while you're there. Even babies who are read to for 15 hours are eligible!!!Go to for more info.

Jun 12th

Eric Carle Celebration@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.
Kids ages 1 through 6 years can celebrate the Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle favorites with crafts and stories. Go to for more info.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. 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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$10 per kid -ages 2 to 5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.  Go to for calendar and more info!

Scottish Country Dance@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. School's out- time for a Highland Fling! Members of the Portland Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform Scottish Country dancing! Watch or join in!

Jun 13th

A Visit with Ursula K. Le Guin@ Garden Home Library from 2:30-3:30PM.World famous Ursula K. Le Guin is an author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. Her novel- "The Left Hand of Darkness"- is considered to be a groundbreaking work of science fiction. She has won numerous awards including multiple Locus, Hugos, and Nebulas. This is a free but  ticketed event so email for ticket info: for more info or phone the library at 503/245-9932.

Beaverton Summer Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Strawberry season is here! Go to for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make Zoku pops and slushies. Geared for ages 5 years to 13!FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Hands-on technical activities for the theme "Technology: From Primitive to Present Day".Go to for more info.

Kid's Club Indoor Garden@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. Learn all about lavender and plant a bucket to take home. $5 per kid and you must pre-register at

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative night in the studio while parents can enjoy some chillax time!. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

Jun 14th

Super Hero Training Academy@ Murray Scholls Branch from 3-4PM.Kids from 4 to 10 years can drop in for some Super Hero fun!!! Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading while you're there!!!
Free "Father's Day Feast" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Brush up on burger building skills and garnish ideas!  Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!