Concerts and community events are offered

Free concerts

Did you know that you can come hear live music every month at the library? West Linn Public Library has a free monthly concert series, “Music in the Stacks,” every third Wednesday in the main floor reading room. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Beth Willis and Todd Chatalas make up the Beth Willis Duo, who will perform at the next Music in the Stacks at the library.

In October we kicked off the 2012-2013 season with a trip back in time to the 1920s with the Inspirational Beets as they played Prohibition-era jazz music. This month we are going to hear the Beth Willis Duo play acoustic rock melodies and a few holiday songs thrown in for good measure.

Throughout the rest of the year, our concert series will feature a Grammy award winner, a Portland favorite, some up-and-coming singer-songwriters, a ragtime pianist and a jazz trio that will have you dancing in the aisles! If you’d like to learn more about Music in the Stacks or want to sign up for the library e-newsletter, visit our website at


Mock Newbery award

by: SUBMITTED - 'The One and Only Ivan' is one of 10 books you can vote for in the library’s mock Newbery awards contest.The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year’s award will be announced Jan. 28. Let’s see if we can predict the winner.

The library is holding a mock Newbery award for kids in fourth through eighth grades. Read at least three of the books on the list and then vote for your favorite on our website by 6 p.m. Jan. 25. Need help tracking down the books? Call or visit your friendly librarian at West Linn Public Library and we’ll get you set!


Upcoming library events

Dec. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. — Free eBook help

The holidays are here and one of the hot gifts of the season is a new tablet or e-reader. If you need help checking out library eBooks, stop on by and talk to our eReader specialists. We’ll help iPad users at 1 p.m., Kindle users at 2 p.m. and everyone else at 3 p.m. Can’t come this time? We offer e-book help every second and fourth Wednesday.

Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m. — First Friday for Teens: game night

West Linn teens (grades six-12) can join us for a fun night of games and snacks in the community room. We’ll have Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, DDR, iPad, board games and more. Parent sign-in/sign-out is required.

Jan. 12, 2 p.m. — William Stafford celebration

Join us in celebrating the life and work of former Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford. At this reading, jointly sponsored by the Friends of William Stafford and the West Linn Public Library, featured presenters will read a poem by Stafford. Audience members will be invited to read a Stafford poem.

Jan. 14, 6:45 p.m. — Adult book club

The library’s adult book club focuses on contemporary literary fiction, although non-fiction and classic works are read as well. All titles are selected by the members of the book club. At this meeting everyone is welcome to bring suggestions for which books we should read in the upcoming year!

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