Garden Home Community Library

Will Worthey
7475 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223-9019
Phone: 
(503) 245-9932
Hours: 
Mon-Thu 9-8, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3
Closed: 
Sun

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An example of a successful local partnership, the Garden Home Community Library began in 1983 when Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District took over a closed elementary school and made space available to local volunteers to organize and operate a library. The initial collection was focused on books for preschool children. In July of 1996 Garden Home became the twelfth public library in the Cooperative Library Services. A 2004 expansion doubled the library space to 1,860 square feet.

4/17/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Sing songs, read stories, and maybe even make a craft with Captain Katy!

4/22/2014

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Garden Home Community Library: A lap-sit storytime for the littlest with Captain Katy! Songs, stories, and scarves to play with to support development of early literacy skills . . . and have some FUN!

4/22/2014

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: This month we are screening 'Three Worlds' from France; directed by Catherine Corsini. 100 minutes. Summary: Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most of his life. One night, while coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run when he hits a man by accident and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by his two childhood friends who are with him in the car. The next day, gnawed by guilt, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. What he does not know is that the entire accident was witnessed from a balcony by a young woman, Juliette, who is going through her own emotional upheavals. Juliette not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim's wife, Véra, a Moldavian illegal immigrant whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver in the hospital corridor, for some reason she is unable to denounce him. Gradually they get to know each other better through more frequent meetings and phone calls, and Juliette becomes a mediator between Al and the unsuspecting Véra. However, things get complicated when romantic feelings between Juliette and Al start to arise, and Véra finally finds out about their secret relationship.In French with English subtitles.

4/23/2014

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: It's time for reading and rhythms with Captain Katy! A new theme will be posted every week.

4/24/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Sing songs, read stories, and maybe even make a craft with Captain Katy!

4/28/2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Co-hosted by Garden Home Community and West Slope libraries! 2014 is the centennial of Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford's birth. To mark this event, libraries across Oregon will be celebrating Stafford and his work throughout the year as part of the Oregon Reads project. West Slope Community Library has partnered with Garden Home Community Library to bring you a unique multicultural evening of poetry, history, and theatre.Los Porteños, Portland's Latino writers' collective, will present a short excerpt of Words that Burn: A Dramatization of World War II Experiences of William Stafford, Lawson Inada, and Guy Gabaldón in Their Own Words performed by actors Damon Kupper, Paul Susi, and Joaquín López. Creator Cindy Williams Gutiérrez will introduce the creative impulse for the work by discussing the lives and writings of Oregon Poet Laureates William Stafford and Lawson Inada, as well as that of Chicano marine Guy Gabaldón. The abridged reading will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by director Gemma Whelan.Words that Burn: World War II built many walls. In Europe, walls of barbed wire surrounded death camps for Jews. Here in the United States, Japanese-Americans were confined in internment camps and conscientious objectors in Civilian Public Service camps. And in the Pacific theatre, banzai attacks of Japanese soldiers refusing to surrender created walls of fire and steel. Through a blend of poetry and monologue in their own words, this is the dramatization of how three historical figures—conscientious objector William Stafford, Japanese-American internee Lawson Inada, and East L.A. marine Guy Gabaldón—galvanized language to discover liberation beyond these walls.A full staged reading will be produced by Los Porteños at the Milagro Theatre on September 25-28, 2014 in commemoration of the William Stafford Centennial, the 70th anniversary of the rescindment of Executive Order 9066, and Hispanic Heritage Month.

4/29/2014

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Garden Home Community Library: A lap-sit storytime for the littlest with Captain Katy! Songs, stories, and scarves to play with to support development of early literacy skills . . . and have some FUN!

4/30/2014

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: It's time for reading and rhythms with Captain Katy! A new theme will be posted every week.

5/1/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Sing songs, read stories, and maybe even make a craft with Captain Katy!