Plenty of fun planned at WL Library during August
Looking for something to do during the dog days of summer? The West Linn Public Library still has many great events coming up.Tween LEGO Creators is a two-part event for young teens in grades 4-8 taking place at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 10 and again Aug. 17. Attendees use a large assortment of bulk, specialized, vehicle and building pieces as well as minifigs, animal and accessories to create a better world of your own vision, both in a futuristic and a modern setting. The library is partnering with the West Linn Police Department, West Linn Public Works and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to bring Touch a Truck, a meet-and-greet with a variety of trucks beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Les Schwab, 1990 8th Ave. This event is also a shoe drive for Clackamas Women's Services. Donations of new condition kids' shoes in all sizes, particularly sizes 8-12, are appreciated.
Local author Barb Randall will speak about her new book "Willamette Valley Wineries" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Despite its short, 50-year history, Oregon's Willamette Valley was named Wine Region of the Year in 2016 by Wine Enthusiast, besting Champagne, France; Crete, Greece; and Sonoma, California. This book presents a history of the challenges, hardships, and ultimate success of Willamette Valley wineries. Randall found many photos that couldn't be included in the book due to space restrictions; she will share some of them as well as tales about the many memorable experiences she had while researching the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Join us for "History is Child's Play" at Willamette Park at 2 p.m. Aug. 15, where kids can learn what is like to be young 130 years ago. You'll be able to participate in hands-on, real life pioneer experiences facilitated by the West Linn Historical Society. Teens can learn how to ease the everyday stresses and pressures of life through yoga at 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Benefits of yoga include improved posture, strength and flexibility; a better night's sleep; increased concentration; and reduced anxiety. Registered instructor Sarah Flathman with teach a sequence of poses appropriate for all levels. Teens can register at the downstairs checkout desk. Pre-registration and signed permission slip required. We'll be broadcasting NASA's live feed of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 starting at 10 a.m. Watch it on the big screen in the Community Room.
And finally, if you participated in this year's Summer Reading Program, make sure you turn in your reading logs before the grand prize drawing on Aug. 31.
The West Linn Public Library is located at 1595 Burns St. in West Linn.
Cheryl Hill is the Adult Services Librarian at the West Linn Public Library.