Saturday, January 30, 2016


There's lots of ways to say goodbye. I've always liked "Go carefully," but I never remember to say it. Ta ta, see ya', exit stage right, so long, and thanks for all the fish...They all serve the same function. That is to say, it's been real folks, but it's time to go.

After many years, it's time for this blog to go, at least for now. You wanna find Tigard Public Library online? Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (links to your right.) We'll always be here for you, just not here. On Blogger. Does this make you incredibly sad? Are there hundreds of readers who are sorry to see us go? Well, say so in the comments and you may just alter the course of human history!

I'm offskies.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Most Likely to Dominate the Universe (If he keeps a good head on his shoulders)

In a turn of events that has shocked absolutely no-one (though it may have disappointed those of us who were rooting for Lord Voldemort, because books), Darth Vader has triumphed in the final round of Summer Super Villain Madness. Come collect your reward, Lord Vader. Um, actually don't. Stay right where you are. Thanks, buddy.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Supervillain Madness: The Penultimate Battle

So, this summer I've been running a Supervillain bracket in the Young Adult Room. People have been voting, and as some villains are eliminated others move forward, creating awesome pairings like Loki vs. Vader and cancer vs. Voldemort. However, IMHO, none of the bouts have been as hilariously miss-matched as this week's Sue Sylvester vs. Darth Vader, especially since whoever wins this match will move forward to the final round against Voldemort.

Now, let's not dwell on the differences between Sylvester and Vader, let's instead celebrate their strengths and similarities, the reasons these two may deliver the most epic of battles:

#1) Temper Tantrums
Both of these baddies have a habit of crushing those petty peons who annoy them, Sue likes to shove kids into lockers, Vader's more into choking with his mind. Either way, you do not want to make these people grumpy, even if you're on their side.

#2) They Go to 11
Unsatisfied to simply speak softly and carry a large stick, these two prefer to be amped, Vader with whatever that thing is inside his helmet that makes him sound like James Earl Jones, and Sue with her ubiquitous bullhorn.

#3) Uniformity
Vader stands out from the crowd with his whole vaguely Nazi-ish sci-fi get-up; Sue rocks a track suit, even at her wedding that one time she married herself. However, they insist their little minions dress alike in appropriate gear, whether it's olive green khaki and black boots or short skirts and ponytails.

#4) Construction Zone
These two are constantly trying to build things, from planet-sized death ships to pyramids made out of people. You'd be grumpy too if you're always having to remodel structures that pesky rebels keep knocking down.

#5) Ambition
It's all about empire with these two, and they both want to be on top. (Though they both wisely know that the ultimate power lies not with the figurehead (ie emperor or principal) but with the trusted adviser who controls the funds for various projects, like Death Stars and school clubs.

#6) Weapons of Choice
Light sabers and pom poms: What's the diff, right? OK, I'll admit that's a pretty weak one.

#7) Common Enemy
Sue and Vader both have a love/hate relationship with the person they're supposed to either recruit or destroy. Sue's frenemy is cute and sometimes sings sexy songs; Vader's rival possibly (definitely) is also his son.

* Awesome Vader art by Wraithdt (DeviantArt)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Taiko Drumming Workshop/Anime Fest

Friday, July 24 from 2-5pm
Teens in grade 6 and up.
Learn about Taiko drumming and choreography (2:15-3:00) then stay for the Anime Fest! Dress as your favorite villain and win a prize.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Movie!

We are showing this classic movie based on a famous book by one of the most influential American authors who, until this year, had only published one book---55 years ago!
Can you guess the name of the book?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Robot Revolution


Seriously, though. We have a new thingie at the library to help us with check in. It is cool. It has not behaved in a threatening manner. Yet.

NEW Tigard Public Library AMH from Tigard Library on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fandom Club

Are you a fan of something? Feel the feels of like-minded teens. Share shows, songs, games, and videos while making fan-related stuff. 
You can join the club July 7-August 11

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Henna Heroes

What better way to express your inner secret identity than through unique body art?
Monday, June 22 from 2-4pm a local henna artist will give you a temporary tattoo of your choice and show you some techniques to try out at home. First come, first served.



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