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Grupo de lectura (Spanish Book Group)

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2015-02-11 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: El grupo de lectura, 'Más libros, más libres' se reúne el 2ndo y 4rto miércoles del mes. El enfoque del grupo son los cuentos cortos de México y Latinoamérica. El cuento se distribuye durante la reunión, se lee en grupo, y después platicamos sobre la lectura.

Cuentos en español

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-02-10 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentan las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Todas las edades. Listen to stories in Spanish that will encourage early literacy skills.

Citizenship Class

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:30
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: This free citizenship class will meet everyTuesday for 10 weeks (January 20, 2015 - March 24, 2015) from 5:30pm-8:00pm.Registration is required by phone, in-person, or online.All materials provided by instructor.Classes are designed to prepare students forthe U.S. Naturalization Test, which includes an evaluation of speaking,reading, and writing abilities in English, as well as questions regarding U.S.History and Government (known as 'civics').

Tualatin Public Library's Amazing Volunteers

News & Events - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:00
Volunteers at Tualatin Public Library make a difference in their community.
Recently profiled by The Times Tigard-Tualatin, Tualatin’s volunteer tutor program connects instructors one-on-one with those looking to learn a skill.
Volunteer tutor Jennifer Eidson.
Photo courtesy Tualatin Public Library.From physics and math, to computer basics and civics lessons, Tualatin's tutors help their neighbors do better in school, learn a new language, and stay connected to friends and family through new technologies.
Volunteer Coordinator Margie Bradley says, "the best part about my job is I spend my day working with [volunteers] whose hearts are leading them around, and there’s nothing better than that."
Another volunteer organization, Mission:Citizen, is making a big contribution by preparing legal residents for US citizenship. Made up of students from Portland's Lincoln High School, Mission:Citizen hosts citizenship classes most Mondays at Tualatin Public Library from 6pm-7:30pm. They have also recently started classes at Beaverton City Library on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm.
Learn more about the work of Mission:Citizen from The Times Tigard-Tualatin.WCCLS Director Eva Calcagno praises Tualatin Public Library and library volunteers' efforts throughout Washington County, saying these stories:"not only highlight the incredible service that the volunteers provide but the trans-formative impact of libraries on the life of our communities. I think it’s really amazing that 100+ years after the start of the public library movement in America, that two of the essential elements – helping immigrants succeed and become citizens, and providing a people’s university – are still alive and well."If you are interested in volunteering at your local library, please find opportunities and contact information here: http://www.wccls.org/volunteering.

Job Seeker’s Tech Tune-Up

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:00
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Are you looking for work, but need to brush up on your computer and technology skills? Come by the library Monday afternoons! Our patient and knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to teach you tech tricks specially designed for job seekers. Learn about subscription databases, software tutorials, scanners, and other technology available at the Library. Registration is not required but space is limited in the Computer Lab. La ayuda también se ofrece en español.

Library Closures for Presidents' Day, 2/16/2015

News & Events - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:30
Some, but not all, WCCLS member libraries will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of Presidents' Day.

WCCLS member libraries that will be CLOSED on Monday, February 16:
  • Banks Public Library
  • Beaverton City Library
  • Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls
  • Cornelius Public Library
  • Forest Grove City Library
  • Garden Home Community Library
  • Hillsboro Main Library
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Branch
  • North Plains Public Library
  • West Slope Community Library
  • WCCLS offices & courier services
The following member libraries will be OPEN:
  • Cedar Mill Community Library
  • Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany
  • Oregon College of Art & Craft
  • Sherwood Public Library
  • Tigard Public Library
  • Tualatin Public Library
  • Tuality Health Resource Center
For regular hours and contact information, please visit: http://www.wccls.org/your_libraries.

    Aloha Community Library Association Prepares to Inspire the Future

    News & Events - Mon, 2015-02-09 08:00
    Book art on display at Aloha Community Library.Opened on September 22, 2012 in a small storefront in the Farmington Marketplace shopping center, the Aloha Community Library launched with a motto of "honor our past, showcase the present, and inspire the future." And, with nearly 20% of County residents living within the local 97007 and 97006 zip code areas, the Library already has a significant primary target audience to help them do just that. Beginning as an all-volunteer library, it has now grown in size, use and community support. It now is open 37 hours a week, has part-time paid staff, and offers a variety of programs for its users.

    In April and May 2014 the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) Policy Group and the WCCLS Executive Board recommended the inclusion of the Aloha Community Library as a full member of WCCLS. This move allowed the Aloha Community Library to be included in planning for the proposed WCCLS local option levy scheduled for the November 2015 ballot. Official admission of Aloha Community Library as a WCCLS member library will be dependent on approval of the Board of County Commissioners and passage of the library levy.

    If you wish to learn more, or are interested in volunteering with the Aloha Community Library, please email Terri Palmer, Director of Volunteer Services, at volunteer@alohalibrary.org.

    The library has a NEW larger location within the same shopping center, 17455 SW Farmington Rd Suite 25B, Aloha, OR, 97078 (next door to the Dollar Tree). Current open hours: Monday 10 am–8 pm; Wednesday 10 am–8pm; Thursday 10 am–8 pm; Saturday 10 am–5 pm.

    Winter Reading Party

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-02-07 18:00
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Complete Winter Reading and receive a ticket to attend this after-hours Teddy Bear Sleepover Party with your favorite stuffed animal! Children will listen to teddy bear stories and then participate in a variety of teddy-bear themed crafts. After the party, the stuffed animals will stay for a sleepover. Pick up your stuffed animal along with a picture the following week to see what your stuffed animal did at the sleepover! Termina la lectura de invierno y recibe un boleto para asistir a la fiesta de osos de peluche ¡con tu peluche favorito! Los niños escucharán historias sobre osos de peluche y después participarán en una variedad de manualidades de osos de peluche. Después de la fiesta, los peluches se quedarán para una pijamada. La semana siguiente recoge tu peluche junto con una foto para ver lo que hizo tu peluche durante la pijamada!

    Spanish Storytime

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-02-07 15:00
    3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Stories, Songs, Rhymes, Fingerplays & Crafts.Spanish Storytime is told only in Spanish.

    Explorando Word y usando memoria USB

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:00
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: ¿Listo para explorar más a fondo? Esta clase explora elementos más avanzados de Word y aprende como usar una memoria USB.

    Intercambio

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-02-07 10:30
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Come practice your English or Spanish in a relaxed, conversational setting. Venga a mejorar su español o inglés en un ambiente relajado y divertido.

    Beaverton Residents Welcome Expanded Murray Scholls Branch Library

    News & Events - Sat, 2015-02-07 08:00
    Following a brief renovation and expansion this winter, the Beaverton City Library Murray Scholls Branch is once again open! Visitors will enjoy an additional 5,000 feet of space dedicated exclusively for children and their families. This 80% increase in square footage includes a large new room for young kids and families to participate in storytimes, performances, and other lively activities. It also allowed for the re-purposing of existing space for teens featuring more study tables and an erasable IdeaPaint wall where they can show-off their creativity. Although all major construction is now over, the Branch looks forward to moving new furniture, decor, and technology into the library in the coming months.
    Of course, more room also means more programming for the Beaverton community. The Branch is thrilled to announce additional storytimes for 1-year-olds, toddlers, preschoolers, and families. Other special programs to get excited about this spring include Make It Mondays for grades 3-8, WOW Wednesdays for ages 3-8, among others. Teen programs and events also continue to grow, as will the selection of young adult fiction and graphic novels in the teen book collection.
    A few thoughts from Branch Manager, John Finn:
    • Between January 24 and 28 staff processed nearly 12,000 holds for local patrons.
    • The new children's room opened on January 31 and the full library reopening followed on February 1.
    • Within the first four-days of opening staff in the new children's room answered over 140 reference questions!
    • Our shelves are emptying out while families are enjoying having more room to browse.
    • Many people have commented on how much they love the new children's room, the additional and redesigned space and especially all of the new experiences these changes now offer for them to explore!

    Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

    Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2015-02-06 10:30
    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Have a tablet, eReader, or other gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Do you have questions about your computer or another tech topic? Swing by the library for help! Patient and knowledgeable volunteers and staff will available to answer your questions. Registration is not required, but there is limited space each session. También le podemos ayudar con la tecnología en español.

    Cuentos en español

    Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:30
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentan las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Todas las edades. Listen to stories in Spanish that will encourage early literacy skills.

    Citizenship Class

    Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:30
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: This free citizenship class will meet everyTuesday for 10 weeks (January 20, 2015 - March 24, 2015) from 5:30pm-8:00pm.Registration is required by phone, in-person, or online.All materials provided by instructor.Classes are designed to prepare students forthe U.S. Naturalization Test, which includes an evaluation of speaking,reading, and writing abilities in English, as well as questions regarding U.S.History and Government (known as 'civics').

    Job Seeker’s Tech Tune-Up

    Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-02-02 13:00
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Are you looking for work, but need to brush up on your computer and technology skills? Come by the library Monday mornings! Our patient and knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to teach you tech tricks specially designed for job seekers. Learn about subscription databases, software tutorials, scanners, and other technology available at the Library. Registration is not required but space may be limited. La ayuda también se ofrece en español.

    Featured Resource: LearningExpress Library

    News & Events - Mon, 2015-02-02 08:37
    LearningExpress Library can help you:

    • Prepare for tests: including occupation and military exams as well as SAT, ACT, AP tests, GED, graduate school admissions, and U.S. citizenship exams
    • Master computer skills: focusing on Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Build math and reading skills: for elementary, middle, high school, college, and adult learners
    • Recursos para Hispanohablantes también.
    To get started: Choose a learning center from the image carousel: Adult Learning Center, College Prep Center, Popular Software Tutorials, etc.  Once you’ve selected a center, browse for a topic that interests you.  In many cases, you can choose from several levels of tutorials.  Each tutorial consists of lessons, quizzes, and practice tests to gauge your learning.  You will want to create an account to keep track of your progress.

    Check out LearningExpress Library with your WCCLS library card handy!

    Youth Book Awards Announced!

    WCCLS Kids - Mon, 2015-02-02 08:08
    The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this morning at 6 am PST. Awards included the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best picture book, the Newbery Medal for best book for children, the Geisel Award for best beginning reader and the Michael L. Printz Award for best young adult book.

    Put a hold on one of these award winners today!

    For more ALA Youth Media Award information visit the Association for Library Services to Children's website here. Please note that the full list of winners may not be on the website right away. Check this press release for the full list of winners and honor books.

    Award: Newbery Medal
    Title: Crossover
    Author: Kwame Alexander
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    Award: Caldecott Medal
    Title: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
    Author & Illustrator: Dan Santat
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    Award: Geisel Award
    Title: You Are (Not) Small
    Author: Anna Kang
    Illustrator: Christopher Weyant
    Find this book at your library

    Award: Paula Belpré Award - Illustrations
    Title: Viva Frida
    Author & Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
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    Award: Paula Belpré Award - Text
    Title: I Lived On Butterfly Hill
    Author: Marjorie Agosín
    Illustrator: Lee White
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    Award: Coretta Scott King - Illustrations
    Title: Firebird
    Author: Misty Copeland
    Illustrator: Christopher Myers
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    Award: Coretta Scott King - Text
    Title: Brown Girl Dreaming
    Author: Jacqueline Woodson
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    Award: Sibert Medal
    Title: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
    Author: Jen Bryant
    Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
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    Award: Odyssey Award
    Title: H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination
    Author: Christopher Myers
    Produced by: Live Oak Media
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    Award: Printz Medal
    Title: I'll Give You the Sun
    Author: Jandy Nelson
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    Spanish Storytime

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:00
    3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Stories, Songs, Rhymes, Fingerplays & Crafts.Spanish Storytime is told only in Spanish.

    Intercambio

    Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-01-31 10:30
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Come practice your English or Spanish in a relaxed, conversational setting. Venga a mejorar su español o inglés en un ambiente relajado y divertido.
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