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Forest Grove City Library

Contact Your Library

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

Regular Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 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

Donate

Donations Contact: 
Circulation Desk

Meeting Rooms

One large meeting room available in the library by reservation.

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, February 20, 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.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM: Toddlers and their caregivers actively participate in stories, music, and movement enhancing toddlers' language development and social awareness in this 30-45 minute program. Best for 18-36 months. Wednesday mornings at 10:15.
Thursday, February 22, 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.
Thursday, February 22, 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, taught by a licensed art instructor. All artists under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a caregiver. After-School Art Club2017-2018 ScheduleFree supplies and instruction!Best for Ages 7 - 11SeptemberFirst Thursday- How to Draw AnimalsLast Thursday- Kandinsky- Watercolor ExperimentsOctoberFirst Thursday- Art that Glows (STEAM-inspired art with circuits and L.E.D. lights)Last Thursday- Louise Bourgeois- Spider Sculptures and Yarn WebsNovemberFirst Thursday- Kid-Friendly Public Street Art (Eye bombing and more)Last Thursday- Seurat- Stipple PaintingDecember First Thursday- Art Share- Flyer-style Art Give-away / Incredibly Awesome Gift TagsLast Thursday- winter break- no classJanuaryFirst Thursday- D.I.Y. Shadow PuppetsLast Thursday- Michelangelo - Painting the Sky on the CeilingFebruaryFirst Thursday- Treasure Maps… for Wizards!Last Thursday- Basquiat- Chalk-on-Black-Paper DrawingsMarchFirst Thursday- Make Your Own Coloring Page (and share it with your friends!)Last Thursday- Georgia O’Keeffe- big painted flowersAprilFirst Thursday- “Crazy Hair” Collaborative ArtLast Thursday- Royal Art Lodge-inspired Collaborative ComicsMayFirst Thursday- Creature Cartooning: Design your own cartoon charactersLast Thursday- Marina Abramovic- The Artist is Present (how to do performance art)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for Time Out for TED Talks. This month, a broadcast of Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow on the topic of "The riddle of experience versus memory"
Tuesday, February 27, 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.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B: Join us for an evening of tales from investigations (including photos and evidence!) into the unexplained with POPS, the Portland, Oregon Paranormal Society!