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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

Saturday, October 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: https://tinyurl.com/y8xgfmth
Saturday, October 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.
Wednesday, October 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.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer! All children (who don't eat LEGOs) are invited to come and play and build this weekend! Let's build something fun together!
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (86 minutes/Rated R) chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead.Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine.Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.This event is free / Everyone is invited / This film is rated RGHCL film nights are funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC).
Thursday, November 1, 2018
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join Geraldo Calderon and Nelda Reyes for this fun and informative workshop where participants can learn about Día de Muertos as well as mold and decorate their own sugar skull to keep. There are two sessions of the workshop, one that starts at 3:00 PM and one that starts at 6:00 PM. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants, contact the library to sign up!Acompañe a Geraldo Calderón y Nelda Reyes en un taller divertido e informativo donde los participantes aprenderán sobre el Día de los Muertos. También podrá moldear y decorar su propia calavera de azúcar y llevársela. Éste taller está limitado a 25 participantes. ¡Contacte a la biblioteca para registrarse! Everyone is invited \ The event is free
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join Geraldo Calderon and Nelda Reyes for this fun and informative workshop where participants can learn about Día de Muertos as well as mold and decorate their own sugar skull to keep. There are two sessions of the workshop, one that starts at 3:00 PM and one that starts at 6:00 PM. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants, contact the library to sign up!Acompañe a Geraldo Calderón y Nelda Reyes en un taller divertido e informativo donde los participantes aprenderán sobre el Día de los Muertos. También podrá moldear y decorar su propia calavera de azúcar y llevársela. Éste taller está limitado a 25 participantes. ¡Contacte a la biblioteca para registrarse!