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West Slope Community Library

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Veronica Eden, Director
3678 SW 78th Ave, Portland, OR 97225-9019

Getting There

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-8:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am-4:00 pm

About the Library

West Slope Community Library was founded in 1950 by the Century Club for Women. First located in space donated by a local bank, in 1974 the library moved to a park district building in front of Raleigh Park Elementary School in West Slope. In 1978 voters approved a levy for WCCLS which included funds for a 3,000 square foot modular building and the library to be administrated by Washington County. Since 1998 the library added an additional 3,000 square feet.

Every room of the library contains tables for study, recreation, and meeting, including tables wired for charging laptops and mobile devices. The library houses over 64,000 items in its collection, including robust collections of board games, movies, travel guides, and cookbooks. Visitors may also purchase books, puzzles, games, CDs, and movies from the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends of West Slope Library is a non-profit organization that provides additional financial support to the library.

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Leanna Copenhaver
503-292-6416

Donate

Donations Contact: 
Veronica Eden

Upcoming Library Events

Thursday, November 23, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Beginning June 22 the Drop-in Knitting group will begin meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. It will also open up to other fiber arts so if you crochet or hand spin and want a little assistance or just want to work on your piece in a group come on by. This is open all tweens, teens, and adults interested the fiber arts. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Last Tuesday Game Night is every last Tuesday of the month from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Adults and teens can drop in any time. Bring your own games or choose from the library’s collection. At 6:00pm, we learn and play that month’s featured game.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join West Slope and Garden Home Libraries to celebrate Jewish Book Month with a reading and interactive discussion, including Q&A, with author Rabbi Eve Posen on the book Pirkei Imahot: The Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women. This book explores contemporary Jewish women's voices and encourages readers to engage their voices and energies towards tikkun olam. Posen is assistant rabbi of Neveh Shalom, mother of a toddler and an infant, and a first-time author. This will be held at Garden Home Community Library's Annex. The GHCL Annex is located in the Lamb's Garden Home Marketplace mall, around the corner from Starbucks. Just look for the big yellow gnome!
Friday, December 1, 2017
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Join us for First Friday Film Night, where we will screen films that provoke, engage, and entertain. In 2017, we will be exploring films that tell stories of immigrants, refugees, expats, and the displaced.In December we will be showing City of Ghosts. Synopsis: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: The title up for discussion in December is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. This member-led book group is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Scott Porter, Director of the Emergency Management Coop of Washington County, will provide some background on the emergency management program in Washington County. We will hear about the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and what the county, and we as residents can do to prepare.