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Library events for Dec. 17

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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18

Chess at the Library - 1 to 4:30 p.m., Gresham Library. Have fun playing chess or Chinese chess; the library will provide the equipment. All ages welcome.

Learning Lab: Guide to English Language Learning Resources - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Gresham Library. Learn about library resources and services, and practice skills with English-language-learning websites. Basic computer skills are required. Labs are offered in English, or participants may bring a translator.

Game On! - 2 to 4:45 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Bring your favorite games to the library to share, and the library staff will provide snacks.

TechnoHosts - 3 to 5 p.m., Rockwood Library. Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family.

MONDAY, DEC. 19

Job Seekers Lab - 4 to 6 p.m., Gresham Library. Update your résumé, file for unemployment or apply for a dream job in this computer lab for job seekers. Limited technical support is provided.

TechnoHosts - 4 to 6 p.m., Rockwood Library. Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family.

TUESDAY, DEC. 20

Homeschool Book Party - 1 to 2 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. For homeschoolers ages 6-10. Read 'Chicken Feathers' by Joy Cowley.

Homeschool Book Group for Teens - 2 to 3 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. For homeschoolers ages 14-18. Read 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian' by Sherman Alexie.

Computer Lab - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Spanish-language assistance is available.

Teen Lounge and Homework Center - 3:30 to 5 p.m., Rockwood Library. Use library computers, get homework help or just do homework and listen to music. For teens in grades sixth through 12.

Computer Lab - 4 to 7 p.m., Gresham Library. Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills.

TechnoHosts - 4 to 8 p.m., Rockwood Library. Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family.

Intercambio/Language Exchange - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Gresham Library. Practice speaking English or Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. Beginners are welcome.

Yarn Club - 6 to 8 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. All experience levels and ages are welcome; bring your own supplies.

Take A Ride on the 'Polar Express' - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gresham Library. Read a story, make a reindeer face and have a snack.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

Puppet-Making Workshop - 2 to 3:30 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Join members of the library's Teen Council in making scary monsters and puppets out of felt and fabric. All materials will be provided.

TechnoHosts - 4 to 8 p.m., Rockwood Library. Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family.