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.

9/23/2014

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Garden Home Community Library: A lap-sit storytime designed for tots 0-24 months (butall are welcome, including older sibs!) with board books, songs, and scarves.Book Babies promotes essential early literacy skills and helps parents andcaregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.

9/23/2014

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Read to Hannah, our friendly therapy dog! Hannah is a 7-year-old golden retriever who loves to hear stories. Reading to the dogs is a great way to get reluctant readers excited about reading aloud and comfortable in the library. Please reserve your 15-minute slot ahead of time.

9/23/2014

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Free Foreign Film Night returns after a summer hiatus. This month's film is from the Netherlands, 'The Deflowering of Eva Van End'. 94 minutes. In Dutch with English subtitles. In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the 'perfect' exchange student moves in. Every member of the van End family is preoccupied with his or her own peculiar fixation--be it father Evert's Skype relationship with a boy in Africa (seemingly his only functional relationship), or mother Etty's relentless tirades against her dope-dealing youngest son or praises for her eldest son about to marry. Trapped in the middle is the youngest--15 year-old Eva--struggling for any attention or affection at all. When Veit, the adonis German exchange student Eva invited, moves in, the family is shocked and each family member must confront his or her own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires. During Veit's two week stay, all five family members began to reinvent themselves led by former wallflower, Eva, who begins a dramatic transformation.

9/24/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Aimed at kiddos 2-5 yearsold, all are welcome for stories, songs, and activities. Designed around acentral theme, this storytime will help kids make connections, learn narrative structure, build social skills, and promote comfort with reading andthe library.

9/25/2014

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: A reprise of Wednesday’sthemed storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old, all ages are welcome for stories, songs,and activities. Whenever possible an additional craft or other activity will beincorporated, along with different titles!

9/30/2014

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Garden Home Community Library: A lap-sit storytime designed for tots 0-24 months (butall are welcome, including older sibs!) with board books, songs, and scarves.Book Babies promotes essential early literacy skills and helps parents andcaregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.

9/30/2014

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: In celebration of Oregon Reads 2014 - The Centennial of William Stafford, we are hosting an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. As Americans, we often refer to ourselves as a “constitutional republic,” and we are engaged in ongoing public and heated debates about the meaning and interpretation of the Constitution. What we don’t often talk about, however, is our second founding document: the Declaration of Independence. If the Constitution speaks to the head, the Declaration, particularly the first three paragraphs, speaks to the heart and to the body; if the Constitution is prose, the Declaration is poetry. Wendy Willis will challenge participants to consider the history and legacy of the Declaration of Independence and to ask themselves: What does the Declaration of Independence have to offer us as twenty-first century Americans? Led by Wendy Willis is a poet, essayist, and national leader in civic engagement and collaborative governance. She serves as executive director of the Policy Consensus Initiative, a national nonprofit organization housed at Portland State University and devoted to improving democratic governance. Her first book of poems, *Blood Sisters of the Republic*, was released in 2012. In addition to publishing poetry and essays in a variety of national and regional journals and serving as an adjunct fellow in poetry at the Attic Institute, Wendy has served as a federal public defender and as the law clerk to Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. of the Oregon Supreme Court. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law Center and holds a BA from Willamette University and an MFA in poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

10/1/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Aimed at kiddos 2-5 yearsold, all are welcome for stories, songs, and activities. Designed around acentral theme, this storytime will help kids make connections, learn narrative structure, build social skills, and promote comfort with reading andthe library.

10/2/2014

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: A reprise of Wednesday’sthemed storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old, all ages are welcome for stories, songs,and activities. Whenever possible an additional craft or other activity will beincorporated, along with different titles!