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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

Colleen Winters, Director
2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497

Regular Hours

Domingo: Cerrado
Lunes: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Martes: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Miércoles: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Jueves: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Viernes: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Sábado: 9:30 am-5:30 pm

About the Library

In 1908 the City of Forest Grove established a tax to support a public library, the first in Washington County. Initially housed in a stationery store at 21st Avenue and College Way, the library became a city department in 1974. In 1976 the City of Forest Grove was awarded a federal grant to construct a Municipal Services Center that would include a new library. The Forest Grove City Library was dedicated in October of 1978, and was 11,000 square feet. In 1998 voters approved a $5 million bond measure to expand the library by 15,000 sq. ft. A remodel of the older space was completed in 2007.

Getting There


Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Meeting Rooms

One large meeting room available in the library by reservation.

Upcoming Library Events

Jueves, Abril 26, 2018
10:15 AM: Babies learn about language through rhymes, songs, and fun stories in this 15-20 minute program. Each program is followed by time to play and socialize. Best for ages 6-18 months. Thursday mornings at 10:15.
Jueves, Abril 26, 2018
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: First and Last Thursdays of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Best for ages 7-11.School-aged children will learn about new artists, media, and techniques in these free hour-long drop-in art classes. All artists under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a caregiver.2017-2018 ScheduleFree supplies and instruction!Best for Ages 7 - 11 SeptemberFirst Thursday- How to Draw AnimalsLast Thursday- Kandinsky- Watercolor Experiments OctoberFirst Thursday- Art that Glows (STEAM-inspired art with circuits and L.E.D. lights)Last Thursday- Louise Bourgeois- Spider Sculptures and Yarn Webs NovemberFirst Thursday- Kid-Friendly Public Street Art (Eye bombing and more)Last Thursday- Seurat- Stipple Painting December First Thursday- Art Share- Flyer-style Art Give-away / Incredibly Awesome Gift TagsLast Thursday- winter break- no class JanuaryFirst Thursday- D.I.Y. Shadow PuppetsLast Thursday- Michelangelo - Painting the Sky on the Ceiling FebruaryFirst Thursday- Treasure Maps… for Wizards!Last Thursday- Basquiat- Chalk-on-Black-Paper Drawings MarchFirst Thursday- Make Your Own Coloring Page (and share it with your friends!)Last Thursday- Gustav Klimt - "Crazy Hair" Zentangle AprilFirst Thursday- Bubble LetteringLast Thursday- Jackson Pollock - Crayon Shaving Expressionism MayFirst Thursday- Underwater Oil Pastel and WatercolorLast Thursday- Pablo Picasso - Geometric Renditions of Real Objects
Viernes, Abril 27, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Free English classes for Spanish speakers. Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm in the Rogers Room. No registration required, all are welcome. For more information contact Manuel Resendiz at (503) 710-9129.Goodwill ofrece clases de ingles gratis. Todos los viernes, 1:00-3:00pm en la biblioteca de Forest Grove. Para obtener mas informacion, contacte a Manuel Resendiz (503) 701-9129.
Lunes, Abril 30, 2018
11:30 AM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library: Reserve a 30 minute coaching session to learn basic computer skills or master your new tablet or ereader! Call 503.992.3247 or stop by the Reference Desk.Mondays 11.30am - 8:00pmWednesdays 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Lunes, Abril 30, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: As humans, we constantly label and categorize information on both conscious and unconscious levels. Labeling enables our brains to sort information efficiently, but the labels and categories we assign to information can form generalizations and stereotypes in our minds. Race is a form of labeling. What are we describing when we assign racial categories to others and ourselves? How can we use language to increase understanding and connection, and what are its limitations? Join public interest lawyer Ann Su for a conversation exploring how the words we choose influence our understanding of race and racial diversity.
Martes, Mayo 1, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Preschoolers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and activities that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity in this 30-45 minute program. Best for ages 3-6. Tuesday mornings at 10:15.
Martes, Mayo 1, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Experience the multicultural phenomenon of Storyteller/Performer Habiba Addo with "The Beautiful Lessons in our Fantastic Messes". Addo incorporates singing, stories, and movement with origins in West Africa for a spellbinding experience. An Art of the Story event.