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Garden Home Community Library

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Nick Wilczek, Director
7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223-9019

Getting There

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.


Upcoming Library Events

Thursday, July 27, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Rick Huddle combines physical humor, theatrical storytelling, and music to put on variety shows that go beyond mere entertainment. Parents and children will laugh, sing, and play their way to a deeper understanding of each other.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Sets vary each month. Generally 5 sets of questions consisting of current events, music and other random trivia. Prize(s) for team/individual(s) who gets the most and the least correct answers.
Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Enjoy beer plus a discussion of JG Ballard’s High Rise. Limited copies of this book are available. Ask in the library. Synopsis: When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle. 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 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Bringing the wild to you! We bring an assortment of exotic animals to educate people about and to create a passion for.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join us to discuss this month's book: PLEASE NOTE: This month's selection has changed!The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. Road trip, old-school style! Though the Oregon Trail fell out of favor with travelers after the transcontinental railroad was finished in 1869, it's still possible to travel the trail from Missouri to Oregon (though some parts are now paved roads). Over 100 years after the last known crossing, journalist Rinker Buck, his brother, and his brother's Jack Russell terrier set out in a covered wagon pulled by mules. Along with riveting details about their four-month, 2,000-mile trip (Terrible thunderstorms! Broken wagon wheels! Helpful strangers!), Buck describes the rich history of the trail and the pioneers who made the journey before him. Funny and touching, this book should especially please those interested in American history. Ask in library for set aside copies.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Every month - on the second Weds. bring games to play with other – board game lovers. The selection varies by month. You are also welcome to bring your own games.