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.

3/5/2015

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!

3/10/2015

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.

3/10/2015

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.

3/10/2015

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Selection: TheImmortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - The true story a line of cells that would proliferate to such adegree that they became immortal. Shaved from a tumor in a poor blackwoman in the 1950s, cultured without her knowledge, and grown to amazingproportions, HeLa cells would change the face of science and medicine forever. New membersalways welcome; copies held in library for participants. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:'Table Normal'; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:''; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:'Times New Roman','serif';}

3/11/2015

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.

3/12/2015

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!

3/16/2015

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Presented by Rabbi Eve Posen and Kaiya Goldhammer of Congregation Neveh Shalom: Listen and learn about the Passover story! Make your own holiday calendar and taste some traditional Passover foods.

3/17/2015

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.

3/17/2015

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 An illustratedhistorical presentation with Richard Thompson on 'Willamette ValleyRailways”, the electric interurban railways that rain throughout the area(including Garden Home) in the early 20th century. Based onThompson’s book “Willamette Valley Railways”.More info: Willamette ValleyRailways tells the story of the electric interurban railways that ranthrough Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and of the streetcars that operated in thetowns they served. Long before modern light rail vehicles, electrictrains were providing Portland and the Willamette Valley with reliable, eleganttransportation that was second to none. Between 1908 and 1915 two largesystems, the Oregon Electric Railway and the Southern Pacific Red Electrics,joined smaller competitors constructing railways throughout the region. Portland became the hub of an impressive interurban network in a frenzyof electric railway building. Yet all too soon this brief, but glorious,interurban era was over. Highway improvement and the growth of automobileownership made electric passenger trains unprofitable in the sparsely-populatedValley. By the early 1930’s the successor to the railway that hadlaunched the nation’s first true interurban was the only one still offeringpassenger service here.Historian Richard Thompson may not havegrown up to be a museum director, librarian, or trolley coordinator if it hadnot been for the influence of his grandmother, who took him along for rides onthe Oregon City Line, Oregon’s last interurban. He has been collectingstreetcar photographs and memorabilia ever since, which have been a resourcefor his books, including Portland’s Streetcars, Portland's Streetcar Lines,Portland's Interurban Railway, and Willamette Valley Railways. Richard holds a Master's Degree in history from the University of Oregon. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:'Table Normal'; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:''; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:'Times New Roman','serif';}

3/18/2015

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.