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Great library events are planned this fall

New family events set, kids book club to start


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The library is starting a new series of family programs that are geared for all ages. The series kicks off Sept. 16 with a concert from Grammy Award-winner Barbara Bailey Hutchison. The library had a fantastic summer with the Summer Reading Program for kids, teens and adults. Now that prizes have been handed out and school is back in session it’s time to look forward to all the great fall events we have planned for you.

The library is starting a new series of family programs that are geared for all ages. The series kicks off Sept. 16 with a concert from Grammy Award-winner Barbara Bailey Hutchison. Also coming up in the family program series is a scarecrow-making event on Oct. 7, a game night and Wii tournament on Nov. 18 and a holiday cookie exchange on Dec. 11. All events start at 6:30 p.m.

Book clubs aren’t just for adults. Kids ages 8 to 12 are welcome to join our new book club, which will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month starting Sept. 26. At the first meeting kids will get to decide which books they want to read and discuss in upcoming meetings.

Terrific Tuesdays are back with storytelling and music Sept. 24, a puppet show on Oct. 22 and music and dancing on Nov. 26. LEGO Club will continue on the second Tuesday of each month. We’ve seen some fantastic creations during past LEGO Club nights and we can’t wait to see what the kids will come up with this fall.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ricardo Cardenas plays South American music on his guitar and will be performing the first concert Oct. 16 during Music in the Stacks.

First Fridays for Teens start up Oct. 4 with a Library Know-How event for middle-schoolers and their parents. Learn tips and tricks for finding information at the library so you can finish those homework assignments and discover some cool online resources that you probably didn’t know about. Registration is required and begins Sept. 20.

Computer classes are also back after a summer hiatus. If you need to brush up on your Word or Excel skills we’re offering Word Basics on Oct. 15, Intermediate Word on Oct. 29, Excel basics on Nov. 6 and Intermediate Excel on Nov. 20. All classes start at 6:15 p.m. and require preregistration.

We’re also excited to be offering a new technology program. Patrons can make 45-minute appointments with knowledgeable librarians to get technology help with e-books, Internet searching, setting up an email account, how to use your smartphone and more. Appointments are available on the second and fourth Wednesday starting in October.

We’ve got a great Music in the Stacks lineup for you this year. Ricardo Cardenas plays South American music on his guitar and will be performing the first concert Oct. 16. Dennis Hitchcox will play jazz and blues on Nov. 20 and Joel Kleinbaum will play the bassoon Dec. 18. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Plus we have an author visit from Rosemont Ridge Middle School teacher Steve Davala ( “The Soulkind Awakening” ) on Sept. 9, the 25th anniversary celebration of Roald Dahl’s classic “Matilda” on Sept. 22 and the Monster Mash costume dance party for kids on Oct. 25.

Questions? Give us a call at 503-656-7853. Check westlinnoregon.gov/library for a full events calendar and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.




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