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Library events for March 19

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, MARCH 20

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.

More Than Just a Bee Movie - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Troutdale Library. Are you afraid of bees? You won't 'bee' after learning about their magical ways with Brian Lacy, apiarist and bee enthusiast. After viewing a presentation with filmed clips and stills, attendees can then taste honeycomb, look into a real hive (no bees) and handle equipment that beekeepers use in the field.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

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., Troutdale Library. Storytime for children, ages 24-36 months, with an adult.

Doctor Noize Live! - 11 a.m. to noon, Gresham Library. Doctor Noize is a family musician, children's book author and children's workshop facilitator. He creates interactive shows, music and books that inspire 'noizy' kids and adults to explore music and creativity together.

Toddler Storytime - 11 to 11:30 a.m., Gresham Library. Storytime for children, ages 24-36 months, with an adult.

Preschool Storytime - 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Troutdale Library. Storytime for children, 3 to 6 years old, with an adult.

Spring Break Crafts - 2 to 4 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Join in each afternoon during spring break. The activity will be bookmaking.

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

Russian Storytime - 4 to 4:30 p.m., Gresham Library. Stories presented in Russian for children up to age 6, with an adult.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

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

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

Doctor Noize Live! - 2 to 3 p.m., Gresham Library. Doctor Noize is a family musician, children's book author and children's workshop facilitator. He creates interactive shows, music and books that inspire 'noizy' kids and adults to explore music and creativity together.

Learn Hip-Hop Dance - 2 to 3 p.m., Troutdale Library. Learn street-dance styles from the Bronx and beyond. Wear athletic clothing you can move in.

Spring Break Crafts - 2 to 4 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Join in each afternoon during spring break. The activity will be beads of all kinds.

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

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 available.

Teen Lounge and Homework Center - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rockwood Library. Use library computers, get homework help or just do homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12.

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

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

TechnoHosts - 6 to 8 p.m., Rockwood Library. Get free one-on-one computer help. Volunteers will help you search the web, play educational CD-ROM games, look up books with the library catalogue and more.

Pageturners Book Group - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Read 'Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable' by Mark Dunn and 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Pajama Time - 6:30 to 7 p.m., Troutdale Library. Time for children, 6 years old and younger, with an adult to put on their pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy and join in for stories, songs and fun.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

Wooden Train Playtime - 10 to 11 a.m., Gresham Library. Children ages 2 and up (with an adult) who enjoy trains can put together and run wooden trains in the library.

Spring Break Crafts - 2 to 4 p.m., Fairview-Columbia Library. Join in each afternoon during spring break. The activity will be simple pop-up cards.

Treasure Tins - 4 to 5 p.m., Rockwood Library. Wondering what to do with your old Altoid containers? Artist Anya Hankin will show how to transform these tins into works of art with collage and print. All materials will be provided, though you may bring your own container to alter. For teens in grades 6 to 12.

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

Smart Saving: Budgeting and Saving - 6 to 7 p.m., Troutdale Library. Do you have a budget to help you plan your spending? This workshop will help you make ends meet, save money and reach your goals. A certified public accountant from the Oregon Society of CPAs will lead the workshop.