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Cuentos en español / Spanish Storytime

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-04-22 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentán las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Las horas de cuentos están gratis. Come listen to stories that will encourage early literacy skills.

Diversión a las 4

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:00
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Manualidades y Legos para todas edades! Niños menores de 10 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

New Kids Portal for Library2Go!

News & Events - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:28
We are pleased to announce a new child-friendly interface to help you and your kids discover ebooks safely and effectively in our Library2Go collection.Simply login to your WCCLS Library2Go account, then scroll down on the main screen until you see the OverDrive for Kids eReading Room link (below). Here you may browse and search through all available children's titles. You can also filter titles by Interest and Reading Levels, as well as by Lexile measure or Accelerated Reader (ATOS) level.



To switch back to the regular Library2Go site -- which includes adult and young adult titles -- just click on the Main Collection button at the top left of your screen.

Best Books for Babies

WCCLS Kids - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:05

It’s never too early to begin sharing books with the baby in your life. Research has shown that reading to a child on a regular basis is one of the most important activities toward building a successful reader.

Finding a book that is just right for your baby is easy.

Here are a few features that make books great for babies:

  • Bright, high-contrast images – geometric shapes and black & white illustrations for newborns, photographs and bold-line drawings for older infants
  • Familiar subject matter – things and activities that are familiar to the baby
  • Fun sounds – animal noises, car & train sounds and other silly sounds
  • Nursery rhymes – playful language for you to read aloud
  • Easy to handle – cardboard books and fabric books that little hands can grab

Every year a group of educators and librarians from Western Pennsylvania selects a list of the Best Books for Babies that were published in the previous year.

Here is the 2014 list of the Best Books for Babies (descriptions provided by Best Books for Babies):

Title: Baby Parade
Author: Rebecca O'Connell
Illustrator: Susie Poole
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Smiling babies and their caretakers promenade through a cheerful landscape that combines realistic elements with unusual patterns and textures.
Title: Diggers Go
Author: Steve Light
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Energetic painting of various kinds of heavy equipment stretch across the pages of this sturdy board book accompanied by amusing interpretations of the noises they make.

Title: Farm
Author: James Brown
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High contrast illustrations present stylized images of familiar animals and objects; slight changes in texture add tactile appeal.
Title: Global Baby Girls
Author: Global Fund for Children
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Crisp photos showcase baby girls from around the world who are “beautiful, strong, bold and bright” and sure to capture the interest of the very youngest listeners.
Title: Good Night, Trucks: A Bedtime Book
Author: Brian Biggs
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Colorful cartoon-style pictures feature eleven different kinds of trucks, focusing on what they do and where they go at the end of the day.
Title: Healthy Baby: Cuddle, Eat, Move, Reach
Author: Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis
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Soft black-and-white photos of babies face pages that combine playful pastel illustrations with short sentences describing the babies’ actions.
Title: It's Time to Sleep
Author: Priddy Books
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Brief and basic, this colorful point-and-say board book shows photos of babies, blankets, books and bears among other familiar items associated with daily activities and bedtime routines.
Title: Maisy's First Colors
Author: Lucy Cousins
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Maisy and her friends enjoy their favorite yummy foods, featured in simple drawings with bright colors and described with brief rhymes.
Title: My Mother Goose
Author: David McPhail (ed. and illus.)
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A treasure trove of traditional rhymes and original content, this collection is decorated with old-fashioned watercolor illustrations.
Title: Thumpy Feet
Author: Betsy Lewin
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A goofy-looking orange cat with big green eyes, Thumpy Feet is interested in the same kinds of things that absorb babies’ attention: eating, playing, stretching and sleeping.




Best Books for Babies is a project of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Fred Rogers Company and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children.

Intercambio / Language Exchange

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2014-04-21 19:00
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Practice your English or Spanish conversation skills and help others learn in a welcoming environment. Meets in the community room. Ages 16+.Practique inglés o español y ayude a los demás que están aprendiendo en un ambiente amable.

Website maintenance scheduled Tuesday, April 22

News & Events - Mon, 2014-04-21 15:01
The WCCLS website will be unavailable from 9 pm to 11 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd, to perform scheduled maintenance.
 
While the site is down, you can still access the following: 

Thank you for your patience! If you have questions or comments, you can reach us at webmaster@wccls.org.

Hora de cuentos en español para niños

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 15:00
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM: A las 3:00 p.m. ven a la sala de cuentos para niños en la Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton y participa en cuentos, rimas y canciones.Para niños de 2 a 5 años ES GRATUITO! NO NECESITAS REGISTRARTE!

Intro al Internet

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 13:00
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Busque y encuentre lo que necesita en el Internet en esta clase básica participativa. Perfecta para el principiante, esta clase se repite el tercer sábado del mes.

Hora de Cuentos en Español

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 12:00
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: ¡Pase una hora divertida con cuentos, canciones, y rimas para toda la familia! ¡Colorín Colorado…Nos veremos el sábado!La hora de Cuentos es patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de Cornelius.Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 10am a 7pm; Sábado de 10am a 5pm; Domingo de 12pm a 5pmBiblioteca Pública de Cornelius1355 N. Barlow St.503-357-4093www.cornelius.ci.or.us/library

Intercambio/Exchange

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 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.

Actividades de Descubrimiento para la Niñez Temprana

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 10:00
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Biblioteca de la ciudad de forest grove: ¡ Venga con sus niños de 18 meses hasta 6 años de edad para compartir con juguetes y libros especiales, conocer otros padres y madres y ayudar a su niño en su crecimiento! 8 Marzo Cuenta Conmigo 15 Marzo Mamá Oca y Amigos 29 Marzo Mundo del Agua 5 Abril Hagamos el A-B-C 19 Abril Los Servidores Públicos 26 Abril Juego de Colores 10 Mayo Juego con los Trenes 17 Mayo Amigos de la Granja 31 Mayo Diversión con las Formas

Intercambio: Español / Inglés. Grupos de Conversación.

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-19 10:00
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: ¿Quiere mejorar su inglés? iEntonces venga a uno de nuestrosgrupos de conversación! No es una clase sino una oportunidad para platicar ymejorar su inglés mientras ayuda a hablantes de inglés a mejorar su español.Nuestros grupos son totalmente gratuitos. No necesita registrarse.

Clases de computación para principiantes

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:30
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Cornelius Public Library: ¿Quiere aprendercómo usar la computadora? ¡Venga a nuestras clases de computación paraprincipiantes! Cada semana se toca diferente tema. Aprenda lo básico de la computadora,como abrir y guardar archivos, cómo navegar el internet y hacer búsquedas, cómocrear una cuenta de correo electrónico, e introducción a Microsoft Word. Las clases se repiten cada 5 semanas.

Computer Help/Taller Libre

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:00
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Computer help in Spanish or English. Do you need basic computer help? Want to learn more about specific programs? We can help! Free and open to the public, no registration required. Help is available from 4-5:30pm in Spanish or English. Sesión de ayuda individual para computación en español o ingles para personas que tienen preguntas de computación básica o necesitan aprender aspectos básicos sobre computación. Gratuito y abierto al público. No necesita registrarse.iSean bienvenidos entre las 4-5:30pm para ayuda individual en español o ingles!

Cowboy Poetry at Tualatin Library

News & Events - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:28

Tualatin Public Library hosts Tom Swearingen on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Tom is a local Tualatin resident and the winner of the National Finals Rodeo 2013 Cowboy Poetry Week Contest.  His original cowboy poetry is often based on his own experiences and observations, many of which occur on horseback.  Tom is a popular performer at cowboy gatherings, horse camps, rodeos, and wherever else you find folks who live and appreciate cowboy life and western heritage.  This event is part of the Oregon Reads 2014 William Stafford Centennial Celebration.

Free for all ages.






Cuentos en español / Spanish Storytime

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-04-15 18:30
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentán las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Las horas de cuentos están gratis. Come listen to stories that will encourage early literacy skills.

Diversión a las 4

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:00
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Manualidades y Legos para todas edades! Niños menores de 10 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

Intercambio / Language Exchange

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2014-04-14 19:00
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library: Practice your English or Spanish conversation skills and help others learn in a welcoming environment. Meets in the community room. Ages 16+.Practique inglés o español y ayude a los demás que están aprendiendo en un ambiente amable.

Día de los niños @ the Latino Cultural Festival

Servicios y programas en Español - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:00
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM: The Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza will come alive for chamber’s Latino Cultural Festival, one of the year’s first major events in the Portland Metro area. Join in on the festivities with an afternoon of food, entertainment, art, culture and sports for the entire family.During this year's festival we will be celebrating Día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) and the Hillsboro Library will have a craft table along with a book giveaway (while supplies last). WHAT: 10th Annual Latino Cultural FestivalWHEN: Sunday, April 13 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmWHERE: Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123 (3 minute walk from the Hatfield Government Center MAX Station)COST: Free

Hora de cuentos en español para niños

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-04-12 15:00
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM: A las 3:00 p.m. ven a la sala de cuentos para niños en la Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton y participa en cuentos, rimas y canciones.Para niños de 2 a 5 años ES GRATUITO! NO NECESITAS REGISTRARTE!
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