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Citizenship Class

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-03-24 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').

35th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption

News & Events - Tue, 2015-03-24 13:21
2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  Where were you when the mountain blew on May 18, 1980?

On Tuesday, March 31 from 7-8:30 p.m., the Garden Home Community Library is hosting a slideshow and discussion about the eruption led by author Christine Colasurdo.  

Share your memories of the event and Spirit Lake.

Space is limited.  No need to RSVP but the door will be closed if we reach capacity.

About the author:  Writer, teacher and calligrapher Christine Colasurdo is a recipient of 2010 Fishtrap Fellowship and an award-winning poet. She was born in Portland, Oregon and earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English from Portland State University in 1984. Upon graduating she moved to France, where she studied at the Université de Poitiers for a year and worked in Paris for two years. After returning to the U.S. in 1987, she worked as a graphic designer, writer, and editor in San Francisco, California. She earned her Master of Arts degree in English literature from U.C. Berkeley in 1992.
Colasurdo has published two books on the outdoors. Her first book, Return to Spirit Lake (1997, rev. 2010), is a memoir of her experiences as a child camping, hiking, and working at Mount St. Helens in Washington. In 2005 it was honored as a “Washington Reads” book by the Washington State Librarian. Her second book, Golden Gate National Parks: A Photographic Journey (2002), celebrates the ecological richness of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. Her poetry is featured in anthologies Fading Light and the Marin Poetry Center’s 2013 Trees, and her prose is featured in anthologies Holding Common Ground (2005) and In the Blast Zone (2008). She has given talks in Oregon, Washington, and California and has led tours to Mount St. Helens for the Oregon Historical Society and the Society of Environmental Journalists. In 2000 and 2005 she was a featured guest on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday.” In 2000 she was also a featured guest on Public Radio International’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge.”

The Garden Home Library is located at 7475 SW Oleson Rd in Portland, inside the THPRD Garden Home Community Center.

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Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-23 19:00
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library

Job Seeker’s Tech Tune-Up

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-23 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.

Help make our website easier to navigate!

News & Events - Mon, 2015-03-23 08:00
You are invited to participate in a card sort activity.

Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Library Shute Park Branch
RSVP to attend

Thursday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tualatin Public Library Community Room
RSVP to attend

The purpose of a card sort is to help us organize content on our website in a meaningful way, so that people can navigate it quickly and easily.  We are in the process of redesigning our website, and the information you provide will help create the structure of our new site.

During the card sort, you will be given a set of cards to organize in a way that seems logical to you, and to give each category a name. There are no “right answers” in a card sort, but as a group we can see trends that will inform the navigation of our website.  You can complete the sort individually, or work with 1-2 other people.  After the sort is complete, we will have a group discussion about your experience.

If you are able to join us, please RSVP using the links above.  Each session is limited to 20 participants.  We welcome those with all levels of experience with our website; you don't have to be familiar with our current site to participate.

Thank you for considering the giving of your time to make the WCCLS website more useful!

Intro al Internet

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-21 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, 2015-03-21 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/librarywww.Facebook.com/CorneliusPublicLibrary

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Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2015-03-21 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.

Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2015-03-20 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.

New and Improved Access to Online Resources

News & Events - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:30
On Wednesday, March 25, WCCLS will be switching over to a new authentication system for our online resources. This will provide WCCLS card holders with a simpler, yet more secure, method for accessing a large number of information resources.   What does this mean for you?
•  When you access online resources from home, school, or work, you will be asked to input your WCCLS library card number (under your barcode) and password on this new login screen:

•  When you access online resources on a library computer or on your own wireless device while connected to in-library wifi, you'll be taken directly to the requested resource as before, without having to log in.
If you have questions, please ask staff for assistance at your local library.

Visit your library during Spring Break!

News & Events - Thu, 2015-03-19 10:58

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break?  Your local library has a lot going on for kids and teens! 

In addition to storytimes, libraries are offering movies, LEGO and game events, origami and crafts, science programs, crafts, and teddy bear sleepovers.  

Ask your local library for details, or check out our calendar of events to find exciting events happening near you!  Click here for the calendar, and then select your library in the right sidebar to view events.

Art of the Story 2015 performer spotlight - Judith Black

News & Events - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:30
Judith BlackJudith Black brings to her storytelling a varied background in education, theater, and creative writing. Having studied at Wheelock College, she taught for several years before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She excels in the retelling of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, and ironic explorations of aging. Featured on such stages as the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Art Museum of Cape Town, she has appeared ten times at the National Storytelling Festival, and is the winner of storytelling’s most coveted prize, the Oracle Award. Last year she took the craft of American storytelling abroad to France, Sweden, and Finland. Judith's work is dedicated to keeping storytelling alive.

Judith will be performing at the following 2015 Art of the Story events:
Here's Judith Black on Mid Life Crisis:

Bilingual Tech Help

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:15
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM - Cornelius Public Library: Come join us every Wednesday for free individualized technology help at the Cornelius Public Library! You can bring your cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc. or use one of our laptops or e-readers to gain technological proficiency. ¡Venga a visitarnos para ayuda gratuita individualizada con la technología! Puede traer su teléfono celular, su laptop, su tableta, u otra cosa tecnologíca o puede usar uno de nuestras computadoras o e-readers para ganar más experiencía technologíca.

Cuentos en español

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2015-03-17 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, 2015-03-17 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').

Announcing 2015 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest Winners!

News & Events - Tue, 2015-03-17 13:41
Katherine Guo's winning entryWCCLS is very proud to announce the first place winner of our 2015 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest: Katherine Guo! 

An eighth-grader at the International School of Beaverton, Katherine has been awarded top honors for her unique and bold design which depicts a Mardi Gras style mask laying over an open book. Her design expertly captures this year’s Teen Summer Reading theme: Unmask

Katherine received a $150 gift certificate for Powell’s Books, and her art will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

Second place goes to Ashley Fenner, and Rebecca Dan's submission garnered her an Honorable Mention. Both are students at Glencoe High School and both will receive gift cards to Dick Blick Art Materials.
Second place - Ashley Fenner
Honorable mention - Rebecca Dan
This is the sixth consecutive year WCCLS has encouraged teens to capture the spirit of Summer Reading through their creative art. A total of 67 pieces were submitted at the public libraries in Washington County during the months of January and February. On March 10, feedback collected from local Teen Library Councils was reviewed and the winning pieces were selected. A big thank you goes out to all 67 artists who participated this year!

The Summer Reading Program inspires kids with a sense of wonder and helps to promote good learning habits. Summer Reading in Washington County will officially begin on June 1. Teens can sign up at their local public library to earn prizes for reading. More details about Summer Reading will be available later this spring.

The Teen Summer Reading Art Contest was made possible by a grant from the Oregon State Library.

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Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:00
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Tualatin Public Library

Job Seeker’s Tech Tune-Up

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2015-03-16 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.
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