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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

Meeting Rooms

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

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Keep your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Registration is limited to 20 students. Please email Grace at or call the library at 503-245-9932 to register.
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: The first of three films in our detective film series. Brick stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. "A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend." (IMDb) Director: Rian JohnsonRated: R.Running Time: 109 minutes
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join Blair Archer for building fun for all ages!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Does the curse of Macbeth really exist? Has King Tut's curse killed?? Who (or what) is the Crying Boy? Join local author Cindy Brown (author of the Ivy Meadows mystery series) to explore the real-life stories behind famous curses, to hear spooky stories like The Telltale Heart, and maybe to freak out just a little--this is creepy stuff!
Monday, October 30, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Join Mark Shapiro from Laika Studios to learn about the award-winning film Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Mark will introduce the film, share some passages from the book, and answer questions about the film. After that, stay to see the movie and eat popcorn. Coraline is rated PG and has some scary elements that might be too much for very young children.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Don't be terrified of emergency preparedness. A Red Cross volunteer will teach you easy ways to prepare for any type of disaster.Free and open to anyone.