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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

Sunday:
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday:
9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday:
9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday:
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday:
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

Thursday, August 16, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Come see Habiba Addo tell stories from West Africa in an interactive, multi-cultural performance with music and movement. The humor, insight, and warmth of this performance make it a great choice for all ages.Everyone is invited / This event is free
Thursday, August 16, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Thursday, August 16, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Friday, August 17, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:40 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: In celebration of the Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock!, we are screening films with a focus on music. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (R, 95 min. 2001) features the story of a transgender German punk rock singer who tours the U.S. and tells her life story. Starring John Cameron Mitchell. GHCL film nights are funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC). Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Saturday, August 18, 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 the smash-hit Moana! This film follows Moana on her journey to stop a dangerous blight, and save her island home. This film is rated PG and has some scary scenes with a lava monster and giant crab. It is recommended for families and children age 5 and up, all ages are welcome to attend.Everyone is invited / This event is free/ Snacks are provided
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Artists of all abilities are invited to drop by the Annex to participate in an evening of art making alongside local creatives. This month, artists will practice the art of creative lettering by utilizing worksheets, tracing fonts, and exploring ways to imagine letters as art. Be prepared to break the rules of typography in order to create something fun. This event is free, and available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the Annex a few minutes before Art Night to get a ticket and claim your spot. Art supplies and refreshments are provided. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Friday, August 24, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Teens are invited to sing out! We’ll be using YouTube to have a great variety of musical options available. There will be fog, lights, snacks, and more. See you there! This program is intended for teens.¡Los adolescentes están invitados a cantar! Usaremos YouTube para tener una gran variedad de opciones musicales disponibles. Habrá niebla, luces, refrigerios y más. ¡Te veo allí! Este programa está dirigido a adolescentes.Teens are invited / Los adolescentes están invitados / The event is free / El evento es gratis