Washington County Libraries Offer Cool & Refreshing Escape From the Heat

MEDIA RELEASE - For immediate release
Date: August 15, 2012
Contact: Jodi Nielsen, Senior Program Educator
Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Washington County Libraries Offer Cool & Refreshing Escape From the Heat

Washington County, Oregon:  Are you looking for an escape from the soaring temperatures this week - check out one or more of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) fifteen member libraries. You will find a cool and refreshing place to browse for a new summer read or attend one of the dozens of programs offered.

From computer classes, to teen, adult or family focused movie showings to toddler storytimes . . . there is sure to be something to pique your interest. All programs are free and come with complimentary cool and comfortable air conditioning - your library is a perfect place to escape the heat, relax and unwind. Take your mind off the heat with spine-tingling tales, some cool jazz recordings, or a winter-themed movie.

For a full schedule of library events visit www.wccls.org/calendar<http://www.wccls.org/calendar> and click on the library locations of your interest.  Libraries are open evenings and weekends.  For the hours of the library nearest you visit www.wccls.org/your_libraries<http://www.wccls.org/your_libraries>.

A sampling of programs this Thursday and Friday include:

Second Edition Clearance Sale
Location: Cedar Mill Community Library
Thursday, August 16, 2012  - all day event

Everything in the store will be: 50% OFF August 13-16 and 75% OFF August 17. There is a $7 Bag Sale on August 18.The shop will be closed on Sunday, 8/19, and re-open at noon on 8/20 with Fall Fashions & Back-to-School merchandise. Second Edition is the ongoing fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Libraries.

Bethany Open Computer Lab - for Adults
Location: Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany
Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Need help setting up an email account, finding information on the web, or formatting your resume? Drop by our open computer lab on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am until the library opens at 10:00 am. Patient and knowledgeable volunteers and staff will be available to assist with practicing computer skills, continuing class exercises, and answering questions about word processing, email, downloadable library materials, and the Internet. No registration is required, but there is limited space each session.

Library2Go: One-on-One Help for Adults
Location: Hillsboro Main Library
Thursday, August 16, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday for individual assistance to learn how to download eBooks from the library's system, Library2Go. Librarians will be available to help you learn how to use Library2Go with your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or laptop/notebook computer. Bring your device, transfer cords, and your library card! Also, if you're thinking about purchasing an eReader, drop in to test-drive different models, including Sonys, Nooks, and Kindles. No registration required, but we recommend calling ahead to find out about availability.

Project Runway Junkyard Wars for Teens
Location: Tualatin Public Library
Thursday, August 16, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Project Runway was huge fun last year. Junkyard Wars is amazing every year. We thought, what would happen if we made them mash-up? We came up with this. You'll have to come to see what happens when we turn two programs into one! Signup online at www.tualatinlibrary.org<http://www.tualatinlibrary.org>.

Summer Reading Celebration for Youth, Teens & Adults
Location: West Slope Community Library
Thursday, August 16, 2012
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

All Summer Readers are welcome to join in the West Slope Library end of Summer Reading grand finale celebration! In different areas of the library, we will have: A showing of the movie The Three Stooges (2012), starting at 6:00 p.m., an assortment of board and card games, an assortment of Wii games and Free refreshments. All ages welcome.

Adult Summer Reading Movie - "Pillow Talk"
Location: Beaverton Library Auditorium
Thursday, August 16, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us for a the movie classic "Pillow Talk" as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program whose theme this year is Between The Covers.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Friday Family Flicks
Location: Hillsboro Main Library
Friday, August 17, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

See Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (rated PG, 86 minutes) on the Library's big screen! Friday Family Flicks features family friendly movies on the third Friday of most months at the Main Library! Popcorn provided, courtesy of Regal Cinema's Movies on TV Highway. Recommended for ages 4+ and adult family members. Children must be supervised by adult family members. Seating is limited to 100 people - so come early to find your seat.

Own the Night - Teen Summer Reading Wrap-up
Location: Tigard Public Library
Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Designed for kids in grades six and up. It's after hours at the library! Join us to solve a murder mystery and glow in the dark during our night games. Find out if you won any of the great summer reading prizes in our drawing. Everyone who turned in a reading record is eligible to win. Don't forget to arrange a ride home from the library!

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) includes: Banks Public Library, Beaverton City Library, Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls, Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany, Cornelius Public Library, Forest Grove City Library, Garden Home Community Library, Hillsboro Public Libraries (Main and Shute Park), North Plains Public Library, Sherwood Public Library, Tigard Public Library, Tualatin Public Library, and West Slope Community Library. Two specialty libraries are also a part of the Cooperatives library card service — the Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Tuality Health Education Resource Center.