Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join experienced game-master Eric for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling in a different fictional world every month. In February, we will try out Star Trek Adventures, the new themed tabletop RPG by Modiphius.

Unfortunately, the group is currently at maximum capacity - if you are interested in joining at a future date, please email Eric (dankoe [@] wccls.org) to be put on the waiting list.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group

Looking to join a writer's group? Try ours and see if it’s a good fit for you. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December).

This is NOT a critiquing group. We have a different topic each month. Lead of the group rotates. Each leader can do whatever they want that month. Here are some recent topics: have a critiquing session, have a write-in, writing dialogue, writing non-fiction book proposal (guest speaker), etc.   Seven days before the group, we send out a monthly writing prompt “homework” for 2 pages or 1000 words or less.
If you are interested in joining the group, PLEASE EMAIL HEATHER (at heatherw [@] wccls.org).

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Ladies' Drawing Night
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies' Drawing Night

Inspired by the book, Ladies' Drawing Night by Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, and Rachael Cole, we’re kicking off Women’s History Month with our very own Ladies’ Drawing Night. It will be an evening of art-making, community-building, wine-drinking, and fun! Paint a portrait of your most-admired female role model, or simply color a coloring page. We’ll provide basic art supplies, but feel free to bring some of your own.

21+ only / This event is free / Wine and basic art supplies provided

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Rainy Day Documentary Film Series #2: The Eagle Huntress
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Rainy Day Documentary Film Series #2: The Eagle Huntress

We’re starting a new mini-series of afternoon documentary screenings during the coldest, rainiest months of the year. Join us for the second of three installments this month: The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell. "This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.” (IMDb)

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Refreshments are provided

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Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults

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.

Suggested age: 18+ / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Under 40 Book Group at the Bar
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Under 40 Book Group at the Bar

Garden Home Community Library is starting a new book group – the Under 40 Book Group at the Bar.

Are you someone under 40 that likes books, beers, and meeting people?  If so, join us on Thursday, February 8th, 7:00 PM, at Garden Home Growlers (located inside Lamb’s Thriftway).  We’ll be talking about The Book of Joan, by Lidia Yuknavitch.

Age group: 21 - 40 / This event is free

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Free Film Night: Suffragette (2015)
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Film Night: Suffragette (2015)

The third in a series of three films in celebration of civil rights and history months! This month, we are screening Suffragette (2015), for Women's History Month. “The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.” (IMDb)

Rated PG-13; Parents use discretion / This event is free / Refreshments are provided

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Documentary Screening: Jane
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary Screening: Jane

Join us for this newly-released documentary that celebrates the life and accomplishments of primatology scientist Jane Goodall. “Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world” (National Geographic).

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Crafternoon Tea!
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon Tea!

This group meets every third Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring your own handcraft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, macramé, etc.) to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome.

This event is free / Everyone is invited / Tea is provided

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Author Talk: Building the Willamette Valley Wine Industry
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk: Building the Willamette Valley Wine Industry

Barbara Smith Randall will present her book, “Willamette Valley Wineries,” a pictorial history of the Willamette Valley wine industry. The book illustrates the challenges, hardships and ultimate success of the Willamette Valley wineries. Randall shares the history through photographs and stories from winemakers and their families, as well as the resources at Linfield College’s Oregon Wine History Archives in McMinnville, Oregon. Books will be available for purchase and signing at a cost of $22.99 each.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Spring Splendors
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Splendors

Join us for an all-ages seasonal program with a seed swap, paper flower making, music, and refreshments. The Seed Swap allows gardeners to meet and exchange seeds for fruit and vegetables.  Contact the library for additional information. The craft is child friendly.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join experienced game-master Eric for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling in a different fictional world every month. March's game is yet to be determined!

Unfortunately, the group is currently at maximum capacity - if you are interested in joining at a future date, please email Eric (dankoe [@] wccls.org) to be put on the waiting list.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group

Looking to join a writers' group? Try ours and see if it’s a good fit for you. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December).

This is NOT a critique group. We have a different topic each month. Lead of the group rotates. Each leader can do whatever they want that month. Here are some recent topics: have a critiquing session, have a write-in, writing dialogue, writing non-fiction book proposal (guest speaker), etc.   Seven days before the group, we send out a monthly writing prompt “homework” for 2 pages or 1000 words or less.
If you are interested in joining the group, PLEASE EMAIL HEATHER (at heatherw [@] wccls.org).

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Harlem Renaissance Cafe
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Harlem Renaissance Cafe

We’re wrapping up Black History Month with a celebration of some of the greatest music and poetry from America’s cultural history. We’ll have a turntable set up with a selection of jazz music from the Harlem Renaissance as well as some handpicked favorites of literature and poetry from the era to enjoy. Join us for donuts and coffee as we experience an appreciation for the art from this historical movement. Coffee and donuts will be provided. All ages welcome.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Culture will be provided

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CANCELLED: Straight Outta Hollywood Theatre: The Movie Quiz!
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELLED: Straight Outta Hollywood Theatre: The Movie Quiz!

We're very sorry, but due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled.

We’re bringing Hollywood Theatre’s “The Movie Quiz” to Garden Home! Join us for an evening of trivia for every kind of film fan. Your movie knowledge will be put to the test with questions about ALL kinds of movies- old, new, good, bad and everything in between! With everything from audio clips to video montages to visual puzzles, it's time to flex that cinema-loving muscle and justify all of the time spent watching and reading about movies!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Refreshments will be provided

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Board Game Night
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Board Game Night

Board game night is usually on the second Wednesday of each month, but this month we have rescheduled it to the 21st. Come on in! The selection varies by month. Feel free to bring your own games to play with other board game lovers.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Crafternoon Tea
Feb
21
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon Tea

This group meets every third Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring your own handcraft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, macramé, etc.) to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome.

This event is free / Everyone is invited / Tea is provided

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Free Film Night: Hidden Figures
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Film Night: Hidden Figures

The second in a series of three films in celebration of holidays and history months! This month, we are screening Hidden Figures (2016), for Black History Month. “The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.” (IMDb)

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Refreshments are provided

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Computers For Beginners
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Computers For Beginners

Registration is required. Call the library to claim a seat! Learn about some basics on how to use a computer. We’ll be working on a Windows platform and covering introductory steps to using a computer for beginners, with time at the end for questions.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Laptop computers are provided for the class

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Under 40 Book Group at the Bar
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Under 40 Book Group at the Bar

Garden Home Community Library is starting a new book group – the Under 40 Book Group at the Bar.

Are you someone under 40 that likes books, beers, and meeting people?  If so, join us on Thursday, February 8th, 7:00 PM, at Garden Home Growlers (located inside Lamb’s Thriftway).  We’ll be talking about The City & The City, by China Mieville.

Age group: 21 - 40 / This event is free

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After Hours: Trivia @ West Slope Library
Feb
3
5:00 AM05:00

After Hours: Trivia @ West Slope Library

We’re partnering with our friends at West Slope Library to throw a special after-hours Saturday night trivia contest.  Five sets of 10 questions on various topics. Come compete and find out who knows the most trivia. Plus, there will be prizes!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Refreshments will be provided.

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80s Aerobic Workout
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

80s Aerobic Workout

Feeling nostalgic for the VHS exercise videos you grew up with? We’re projecting 80s workouts for you to exercise to on our 18-foot screen. Wear your favorite neon leg warmers and leotard, or come as you are to enjoy a stylish kick off to a healthy new year.

EVERYONE is invited / This event is free / Nostalgia is provided

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History Month Film Night: Marshall (Rated PG-13)
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

History Month Film Night: Marshall (Rated PG-13)

The first in a series of three films in celebration of holidays and history months! This evening, we are screening Marshall (2017), to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The film is about a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Oregon Conversation Project: “A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon”
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Oregon Conversation Project: “A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon”

Join us for a free discussion about affordable housing. At the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to home?  This is the focus of "A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon", a free conversation with Cristina Palacios. This program is hosted by Garden Home Community Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Bullet Journaling 101
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Bullet Journaling 101

What is a bullet journal? A journal. A to-do list. An art project. Why do it? Mindfulness + Productivity. Learn more and start your own. Led by Jennifer Willis, who's been bullet journaling since 2014. Bring a journal (can be anything) and a pen.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Please bring a pen and a journal

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Get Started With E-Reading!
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Get Started With E-Reading!

Drop-in to the library anytime between 10-11:30 am; library staff will be available to help with your device (e-reader, table, phone).  By the time you leave you'll have the right apps installed and know how to download and use ebooks and audiobooks.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Please bring your own device

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Film Screening: The Dancing Outlaw
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: The Dancing Outlaw

In celebration of Elvis' birthday we're screening the cult classic documentary, The Dancing Outlaw. Join us for this unflinching film about Jesco White: mountain dancer, petty criminal, Elvis Presley aficionado. The Dancing Outlaw is, in turn, frightening, tragic, and hilarious. 

"This unscripted, strikingly unique documentary film is a revealing portrait of Mountain Dancer Jesco White's uphill battle against abject poverty, drug abuse, petty crime, and mental instability. In his struggle to live up to his father's legacy as the finest mountain dancer in Appalachia, he leans on Jesus, Elvis Presley, and his wife, Norma Jean."

Special thanks to Jacob Young and DancingOutlaw.com

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Detective Film Night - The Thin Man (1934) (Not Rated)
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Detective Film Night - The Thin Man (1934) (Not Rated)

The third of three films in a series of detective movies! This month's film is The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. "Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it." (IMDb) This film is not rated.

This event is free / Suggested audience: adults / Refreshments are provided

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Record Swap
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Record Swap

Looking to refresh your record collection and pass on some old favorites for others to enjoy? Join us for our first ever Record Swap! This is not a sale, but a one-to-one exchange. We’ll provide tickets for each of the records you bring to trade; each ticket gets you one new-to-you record. All ages of music enthusiasts welcome.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Free Swap
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Free Swap

Bring used giftable items (clothes, books, housewares, small electronics, small furniture) you no longer need and swap with other people.  Later in the afternoon, from 3:00 - 5:00, join us again for our first ever record swap!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Wreath Making Craft Night
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wreath Making Craft Night

Join us in welcoming winter with a festive wreath-making craft night. We will provide some basic supplies to create a simple but beautiful wreath to hang proudly in your home. Feel free to bring additional foliage or decorative pieces to add a personal touch. Please email Grace at gracep@wccls.org to register.

Suggested audience: Teens and Adults / This event is free / Registration required

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NaNoWriMo Write In
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

NaNoWriMo Write In

Looking for a change of scenery to make some progress on your novel? We will be opening our doors every Thursday evening (except Thanksgiving) to invite folks to work alongside fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month.

Ages 18+ / Tea and coffee will be served

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Author Talk With Rabbi Eve Posen
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk With Rabbi Eve Posen

Join us 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.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying
Nov
26
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join Eric and a friendly group of folks for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling.

This month, we are continuing our Classic World of Darkness scenario, run by Joe. If you are interested in joining the group, PLEASE EMAIL ERIC FIRST (at dankoe [@] wccls.org). The story is already in progress, so we will need to get a character made for you beforehand.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Film Screening of “The Last Waltz” + Potluck
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Film Screening of “The Last Waltz” + Potluck

Martin Scorsese's classic “The Last Waltz” chronicles The Band's final public performance. 

Shot on Thanksgiving day 1975 at San Francisco's legendary Winter Ballroom, the film features stellar performances by The Band and bunch of their friends: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Van Morrison, to name a few.

We're celebrating the spirit of this rock and roll masterpiece with our own Thanksgiving leftovers potluck and a screening of the film.

As the opening title card says, "This film should be played loud!"

Join us. Bring whatever leftovers you'd like to share. (No pressure.  Don't feel like you have to bring something!) Outlets will accessible for crock pots or other warmers.

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Detective Film Night - The Big Sleep (Rated PG)
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Detective Film Night - The Big Sleep (Rated PG)

The second of three films in a series of detective movies! This month's film is the film-noir classic The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. "Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love." (IMDb)

This event is free / Film rated PG; parents use your discretion

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NaNoWriMo Write In
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

NaNoWriMo Write In

Looking for a change of scenery to make some progress on your novel? We will be opening our doors every Thursday evening (except Thanksgiving) to invite folks to work alongside fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month.

Ages 18+ / Tea and coffee will be served

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Simple Holidays For Parents
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Holidays For Parents

Registration required, limited to 25 participants. This workshop is for parents only, so surprises can stay surprising!

Parents, do the holidays stress you out? You are not alone and this workshop can help. Conscious Parenting consultant Diana Nunes Mizer can help you develop an approach to the holiday season that emphasizes warm moments together and creating traditions that will be special for your family long after this year.

Suggested Audience: Parents / This event is free

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NaNoWriMo Write In
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

NaNoWriMo Write In

Looking for a change of scenery to make some progress on your novel? We will be opening our doors every Thursday evening (except Thanksgiving) to invite folks to work alongside fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month.

Ages 18+ / Tea and coffee will be served

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Workshop: Introduction to Meditation
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Introduction to Meditation

Meditation has so many benefits that we can experience in daily life. But how do you meditate? In this workshop, you will learn the basics of meditation and how to train your mind in your daily life. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. The structure of the class will include a guided 30 minute relaxation meditation, a 15 minute talk on the benefits of meditation and how to start a daily practice, a short Q and A and a 10 minute guided ending meditation based on the talk. This is a beginner course and open to everyone.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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