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Beat the Heat: Stay Cool at Your Local WCCLS Library

For immediate RELEASE
Date: June 25, 2015

Contact: Jodi Nielsen, Senior Program Educator
Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Washington County, Oregon:  If you are looking to beat the heat and enjoy inside activities this summer – check out the fifteen Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) member libraries. Each facility is air conditioned and offers a welcoming and cool assortment of activities to enjoy during a heat wave. Relax in a comfortable chair and experience a great summer read, attend one of our many programs designed to entertain and educate, or just browse our amazing collection – with over 1.6 million items available countywide. You are sure to find something you like.

Extended hours: The Tualatin Public Library, located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, will keep the lobby and community room open extended hours, until 8:30 pm on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27.

Regular hours: All other WCCLS member libraries will be open regular hours,

Cooling Center:  The Sonrise Church, located at 6701 Northeast Campus Way in Hillsboro, will be open Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church can be accessed by TriMet buses #47 and #48, as well as by the Orenco Station Max stop.

A few fun and engaging library activities in the coming days include:

Superhero Photo booth:

Cedar Mill Library

Friday, June 26, 2015

All day event

Wear your own superhero costume or use the props provided to create fantastic superhero poses.

Teen MovieFests

Teens Summer Reading

Beaverton City Library

Friday, June 26, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch a newer, popular superhero movie & do an activity related to the film! Snacks will be provided! Grades 6-12. Drop-off.

Discovery Lab - Sticky-Note Origami

Sherwood Public Library

Saturday, June 27, 2015

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Discover the versatility of the small, square sticky note format. Make clever origami hearts, boxes, frogs, and more. You can decide the difficulty level, we’ll provide the sticky notes. All ages.

The Sounds of India

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hillsboro Main Library

Enjoy the enchanting music of Northern India with a concert performance by Professor Nisha Joshi and the Swaranjali Academy of Indian Music.

Summer Reading Party

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program and join us for fun crafts and games.

Afternoon Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

Tigard Library: Burgess Community Room

Monday, June 29, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 6 and up (PG-13)

Join us for a movie on the big screen!  A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.  Audience participation games for all.

Conversations with Writers: Margaret Chula

Monday, June 29, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hillsboro Main Library

Haiku poet Matsuo Basho wrote “when writing about the bamboo, become the bamboo. When writing about the pine become the pine.” For twelve years, Maggie Chula lived the life of a poet in a ramshackle Japanese house, wandering around mountain temples and gardens writing haiku. She also taught English and creative writing at Kyoto universities and studied the arts of flower arrangement and woodblock printing. Her seven collections of haiku, haibun, and tanka include Grinding my ink, which received a Haiku Society of America Book Award. Chula currently serves as president of the Tanka Society of America and will talk about this little-known form as well as haiku, haibun, and how living in Kyoto inspired her writing. 

3D Printing Open Lab

Monday, June 29, 2015

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Hillsboro Main Library

Bring your .stl files for printing on our UP Mini 3D printers. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to take a look at your file and make sure it meets our printing parameters, and to get it added to the print queue. Print jobs will be printed out by staff over the course of the following week, based on file size and the order received. Printing is free; files not submissible by email at this time.

Teatro Calimari – Kids Summer Reading

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

10:00 AM

Beaverton @ Murray Scholls

Join us for puppets, trolls and a super goat in the Three Bill Goats Gruff! Designed for all ages with family.

Leapin Louie, Cowboy Comedy

Sherwood Center for the Arts – hosted by the Library

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saddle up for this whip-cracking, boot-stomping, trick-rope wielding cowboy comedy show the whole family will enjoy.

Science Family Storytime

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hillsboro Main Library

Join us with your preschoolers for storytimes with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as topics each week. You will continue to get early literacy tips along with a variety of activities including a S.T.E.A.M.-based project.

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.