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Garden Home Community Library

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Molly Carlisle, Director
7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223-9019

Regular Hours

11:00 am-3:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-6:00 pm
9:00 am-3:00 pm

About the Library

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. In recent years the library has been awarded the American Library Association “Star Library” rating for overall efficiency, and is nestled against the beautiful Fanno Creek trail.

Getting There

Meeting Rooms

The GHCL Annex is across the street from the library and is available for reservations.

Upcoming Library Events

Martes, Octubre 16, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Don’t let the thought of being unprepared for an emergency terrify you. Learn easy emergency preparedness tips from the experts – The American Red Cross. Free & open to anyone.
Miércoles, Octubre 17, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: This group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Bring your own handcraft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, macramé, stamping, cardmaking, etc.) to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome. Tea is provided.
Jueves, Octubre 18, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join us for our monthly making event for children! We’ll have a variety of stations set up including Snap Circuits, art stations, and paper circuits. This event is held every third Thursday of the month..Everyone is invited / This event is free
Viernes, Octubre 19, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Come in for a spook-tacular time! Your friendly neighborhood library transforms into an eerie haunted house. From 5:00 – 6:00 PM the haunted library will be only slightly spooky, and an accessible event intended for children with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM all the ghouls and ghosts will be on scene to scare, so be ready, and beware!
Sábado, Octubre 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Our ukulele jams are a relaxed and welcoming space for adult musicians of all abilities who enjoy creating music together. GHCL has a small selection of instruments available for use on a first-come basis; if you own your own ukulele, please bring it to the jam. We also offer ukuleles for checkout, through our Library of Things:
Sábado, Octubre 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re showing ParaNorman, from Laika Studios. This film follows Norman, a boy who can see ghosts as he works with his friends and family to stop a curse! This film is rated PG and has some scary elements including lots of monsters and some themes that are a complex for young viewers like bullying, and parent child conflicts.Snacks are provided.
Miércoles, Octubre 24, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Artists of all abilities are invited to indulge in an evening of art making at our monthly Art Night. This month, express yourself with the art of collage. Page through magazines, following your intuition as you cut and paste your own creation. GHCL will provide art materials, snacks, and inspiration.