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Library events for Sept. 28

The following is a list of free programs and events being held at the following East Multnomah County libraries: Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St., 503-988-5655; Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave., 503-988-5387; Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St., 503-988-5396; and Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road, 503-988-5355. Call each library or visit multcolib.org/events for more information.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

Tiny Tots - 10 to 10:45 a.m., Gresham Library. Storytime for children ages 12-24 months, with an adult.

Toddler Storytime - 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Storytime for children ages 24-36 months, with an adult.

Family Movie Matinee - 10:30 a.m. to noon, Troutdale Library. Bring snacks and a cushion or blanket to sit on, and the library will provide popcorn and a big movie screen. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the movie.

Family Storytime - 10:30 to 11 a.m., Rockwood Library. Storytime for children up to age 6, with an adult.

Toddler Storytime - 11 a.m. to noon, Gresham Library. Storytime for children ages 24-36 months, with an adult.

Preschool Storytime - 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Storytime for children ages 3-6, with an adult.

Read to the Dogs - 2 to 4 p.m., Troutdale Library. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Register by calling 503-988-5355.

Chess Club for Teens - 4 to 5 p.m., Rockwood Library. This chess club is open to players of all experience levels. Bring your own set or use one at the library.

Teen Game Night - 4 to 5 p.m., Rockwood Library. Bored? Come play one of the library's board games, or bring your own game to share.

Fasting on Forbidden Fruit: How Does Censorship Affect You as a Reader - 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Troutdale Library. This presentation looks at censorship issues, examines books that have been subject to challenges and offers attendees a chance to discuss banned and challenged books.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

Book Babies - 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Gresham Library. Storytime for children up to 12 months, with an adult.

Tiny Tots - 10:15 to 11 a.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Storytime for children ages 12-24 months, with an adult.

Preschool Storytime - 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Gresham Library. Storytime for children ages 3-6, with an adult.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Family Storytime - 11 to 11:30 a.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Storytime for children up to age 6, with an adult.

Local Author Showcase - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Troutdale Library. Troutdale author Bill Flynn will discuss his new book, 'Shut Down: A New Apocalyptic Adventure,' which takes place in Portland. There will be time for questions and book signing.

Family Storytime - Noon to 12:30 p.m., Rockwood Library. Storytime for children up to age 6, with an adult.

Nana Banana's Fruit Shake Band - 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Rockwood Library. This program is a fun sing-a-long for all ages, with some Spanish words included in the songs.

TechnoHosts - 2 to 4 p.m., Rockwood Library. Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family.

Zipper Jewelry - 2 to 3:30 p.m., Gresham Library. For teens in grades 6-12. Learn how to make all kinds of zipper adornments with artist LeBrie Rich.

Intercambio/Language Exchange - 4 to 5:30 p.m., Troutdale Library. Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice Spanish and native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English.