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Hora de Cuentos en Español

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-12-06 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, 2014-12-06 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.

Intercambio: Español / Inglés. Grupos de Conversación.

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-12-06 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.

Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2014-12-05 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.

StORytime Oregon

WCCLS Kids - Wed, 2014-12-03 11:37
The State of Oregon recently launched a new early literacy initiative:

stORytime: every day. everywhere.

It's built on the understanding that parents are a child's first teacher and they can grow the skills needed to become successful in school through these simple, every day activities:

TALKING
SINGING
READING
PLAYING
(and we would throw in WRITING)

When parents interact with their children in fun and meaningful ways, learning happens!

I like to compare the act of raising a reader with growing a flower. 4 basic needs must be met if the flower is going to grow:
1) SUN
2) WATER
3) AIR
4) SOIL

Think of the SUN as TALKING. If you surround your child with the warm glow of words, stories and conversations, their vocabularies will bloom, reaching always higher and higher.

Think of the WATER as SINGING. If you feed a melodious stream of song to your child, they will grow to respond to the rhythms and sounds that make up our language.

Think of the AIR as WRITING. If you draw and engage in fingerplays with your child, they will build the motor skills needed to put their own thoughts into the shape of the written word.

Think of the SOIL as READING. If you plant your child firmly in a ground of reading, they will grow rooted to a world of books and learning.

There is one last ingredient that keeps flowers blooming year in, year out: BEES!

Think of the BEES as PLAYING. Through a steady pollination of play, children go from being potential readers to actual readers. Children must enjoy reading and see its benefits firsthand. It is critical that we keep all early learning activities buzzing with fun!

If you follow these 5 basic practices in your daily interactions with your children, you will help them blossom into beautiful readers and eager learners!

We encourage you to learn more about Oregon's stORytime initiative by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Also, check out this activity sheet for some fun ideas and download this bookmark.


Cuentos en español / Spanish Storytime

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-12-02 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.

Citizenship Class

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-12-02 17:30
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: TheSOAR citizenship class is a free class for legal permanent residents looking toprepare for naturalization. Students will cover basic English grammar and learnthe important U.S. history and civics information necessary to pass the NaturalizationInterview Exam. The class is taught in English, runs for 2.5 hours, and meetsevery Tuesday for 10 weeks from October 28 through January 6, 2015.Registration is required and is limited to 10 people. To register, call SOAR Legal Services at (503) 384-2482.

Umpqua Bank Awards Grant to WCCLS Art of the Story Festival

News & Events - Mon, 2014-12-01 13:38
The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is pleased to be the recipient of a $2,500 grant from Umpqua Bank in support of the 2015 Art of the Story Festival. This 11th annual festival will once again serve as a local celebration of national library week, April 11–18, and will feature five master storytellers.Gabe Norris, AVP and Store Manager of Tualatin Umpqua Bank awards the $2,500 check to Julie Wickman, a member of the WCCLS Art of the Story Festival planning committee, and Library Program Specialist with the Tualatin Public Library. 
A goal of the festival is to foster an appreciation for the role that the oral storytelling tradition plays within families, communities and cultures. The festival draws the generations together from across Washington County and beyond. It is a true community festival - attendees follow from venue to venue - building friendships, exploring communities and enjoying each of the 15+ customized performances.

Nicole Stein, Vice President of Community Responsibility with Umpqua Bank explains the banks support, sharing that “as the west coast’s largest community bank, Umpqua Bank believes that we have an obligation to support local communities and invest in their future. We know the critical role that education plays in the long-term success of youth and are excited to be able to support the Art of the Story Festival, especially since storytelling is a great way to build vocabulary and enhance literacy for youth in our communities.”
The festival format provides a foundation for cultural learning, offering storytelling workshops, a story swap and a museum partnership with a family history gathering workshop. Prior years have included historical recounting of WWII internment and 442nd military tales, personal adventure and ghost stories, stories from a range of cultures, including Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Latino, African, Native American, and Jewish.

The WCCLS Art of the Story Festival provides region-wide exposure and continues to build audience and prestige. Admission is always free and programs are designed for adults, and where noted, appropriate for ages 6+.
Mark your calendar now for this annual tradition: April 11–18, 2015. It is already a favorite of over 1,500 attendees from throughout our community. Bookmark the festival web page to stay up to date on the latest details: www.wccls.org/festival.

Job Seeker's Tech Tune-Up

Servicios y programas en Español - Mon, 2014-12-01 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: E-books for kids and adults

News & Events - Mon, 2014-12-01 09:12

"Say! I like e-books! I do!"

If you're traveling with children this holiday season, be sure to load up your devices with e-books from WCCLS.

WCCLS offers several e-book options:

  1. 3M is our newest collection of e-books.  You can download ebooks for all ages through the 3M Cloud Library app on your tablet, phone, PC, or Mac.
  2. Overdrive offers audiobooks in addition to e-books, so your family can listen together to entertaining stories on those long road trips.
  3. Tumblebooks features online animated talking books for young children.
Enjoy peaceful travel, while your kids read e-books "in the rain, and in the dark, and on a train, and in a car, and in a tree.... they are so good, so good, you see!"  And download some for yourself while you're at it.

"Read them here and there... Read e-books ANYWHERE!" with your WCCLS library card handy.

Parody based on the beloved Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

Spanish Storytime

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-11-29 15:00
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Beaverton City Library: Stories, Songs, Rhymes, Fingerplays & Crafts.Spanish Storytime is told only in Spanish.

Hora de Cuentos en Español

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-11-29 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, 2014-11-29 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.

Intercambio: Español / Inglés. Grupos de Conversación.

Servicios y programas en Español - Sat, 2014-11-29 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.

Tech Friday/Viernes de tecnología

Servicios y programas en Español - Fri, 2014-11-28 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.

Bilingual Technology Help

Servicios y programas en Español - Wed, 2014-11-26 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 / Spanish Storytime

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-11-25 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.

Citizenship Class

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-11-25 17:30
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: TheSOAR citizenship class is a free class for legal permanent residents looking toprepare for naturalization. Students will cover basic English grammar and learnthe important U.S. history and civics information necessary to pass the NaturalizationInterview Exam. The class is taught in English, runs for 2.5 hours, and meetsevery Tuesday for 10 weeks from October 28 through January 6, 2015.Registration is required and is limited to 10 people. To register, call SOAR Legal Services at (503) 384-2482.

Diversión a Las 4

Servicios y programas en Español - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:00
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Area Infantil, Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Forest Grove: Manualidades y Legos gratis para todas edades.Niños menores de 10 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

Library closures for Thanksgiving week 2014

News & Events - Mon, 2014-11-24 13:06
Please note most WCCLS member libraries will be have reduced hours next week surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.... but remember that you can download e-books and audiobooks anytime! We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.



Wed, Nov 26th Thurs, Nov 27th Fri, Nov 28th Sat, Nov 29th Sun, Nov 30th Banks Closing at 5pm Closed Closed Normal Hours Usual Closure Beaverton Closing at 5pm Closed Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Beaverton at Murray Scholls Closing at 5pm Closed Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Cedar Mill Normal Hours Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Cedar Mill at Bethany Normal Hours Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Cornelius Closing at 2pm Closed Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Forest Grove Normal Hours Closed Closed Closed Usual Closure Garden Home Closing at 3pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Usual Closure Hillsboro Main Library Closing at 6pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Hillsboro Library at Shute Park Closing at 6pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Usual Closure North Plains Closing at 5:30pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Usual Closure Oregon College of Art and Craft Normal Hours Closed Closed Usual Closure Usual Closure Sherwood Closing at 6pm Closed Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Tigard Normal Hours Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Tualatin Closing at 6pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Tuality Health Resource Center Normal Hours Closed Closed Usual Closure Usual Closure West Slope Closing at 4pm Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Usual Closure
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