Garden Home Community Meet and Greet
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Garden Home Community Meet and Greet

  • GHCL Annex

Stop by, Garden Home neighbors – new and not so new – to get to know the neighborhood and local businesses and organizations, such as the Garden Home History Project, members of the Raleigh Hills Business Association, and more.   Representatives from groups will be here to say a few words, share information about their organization or business, and mingle with their neighbors. 

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick

  • GHCL Annex

This new book group is pretty much what it sounds like: read the book, then come enjoy conversation and a variety of beers. Our selection this month is "The Circle," by Dave Eggers.

Suggested age: 21 - 40 / This event is free / Beers are provided

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults

  • GHCL Annex

On the first Tuesday of every month, come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Prizes for the best (and worst) of the night!

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

Book Group - Tuesday Night Nourishment
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group - Tuesday Night Nourishment

  • GHCL Annex

Our selection for May is The Dead Lands, by Benjamin Percy.

A post-apocalyptic reimagining of Lewis and Clark's epic journey is set in a world decimated by a superflu and nuclear fallout, where two explorers investigate rumors of an area of growing crops, plentiful rain and a dangerous rising army. 50,000 first printing. Ask in library for set aside copies.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

Board Game Night
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

Board Game Night

  • GHCL Annex

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for board game night! 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

Free Film Night - The Deep (2013, Norway)
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Free Film Night - The Deep (2013, Norway)

  • GHCL Annex

This month’s film is “The Deep” (2013, Norway).  95 minutes.  Director: Baltasar Kormákur

A Norwegian fisherman survives a shipwreck at sea, and wrestles with the guilt of being the sole survivor while being celebrated as a national hero in this affecting drama based on actual events. Film at 7:30; doors open at 7:00 PM.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night
Jun
21
5:00 pm17:00

GHCL Summer Reading Kickoff / Community Night

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

This event is co-hosted by the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center. Sign up for GHCL's summer reading program (all ages - kids through adult!), plus lots of other fun stuff: free popcorn and snow cones, a bounce house, a waterslide, lawn games and the THPRD camp open house... and finally, the Garden Home Summer Scavenger Hunt!  Dinner items will be for sale ($5 per person) and includes the choice of hot dog, hamburger or veggie burger with chips and a drink.

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Jun
25
1:00 pm13:00

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying

  • GHCL Annex

Tabletop roleplaying for all ages and experience levels. Characters and dice are provided - you need only bring your imagination.

Everyone is invited / This event is free


Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
May
28
1:00 pm13:00

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying

  • GHCL Annex

Tabletop roleplaying for all ages and experience levels. Characters and dice are provided - you need only bring your imagination.

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

Free Film Night: Valhalla Rising (Denmark; 2009)
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

Free Film Night: Valhalla Rising (Denmark; 2009)

  • GHCL Annex

Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior (Mads Mikkelsen) escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

This event is free / Film not rated; parents please use discretion / Snacks are provided

Estate Planning 101
May
16
6:30 pm18:30

Estate Planning 101

  • GHCL Annex

Registration required. Call the library at 503 245-9932 to RSVP. This is a free, one hour educational event, which will give you a better understanding of what planning options are available. Michelle-Shari Kruss, Attorney at Law,  will help you explore a variety of planning decisions, including deciding if a Will or Trust is a better planning tool, determining whether an additional trust is appropriate to safeguard your minor children’s inheritance, addressing Oregon’s 1 million dollar exemption, choosing a guardian “temporary and permanent”, coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations with the will planning and addressing the unanticipated incapacity of a spouse/partner.

This event is free / Registration required

Board Game Night
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Board Game Night

  • GHCL Annex

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for board game night! 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

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick

  • GHCL Annex

Meetings on the first Friday of every month. This new book group is pretty much what it sounds like: read the book, then come enjoy conversation and a variety of beers. Our May selection is "A Study in Charlotte," by Brittany Cavallaro.

Suggested age: 21 - 40 / This event is free / Beers are provided

Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying

  • GHCL Annex

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 30TH. 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. This month’s game is “Cosmic Patrol," by Catalyst Game Labs. Characters and dice are provided- you need only bring your imagination.

If you have any questions, or just to let me know you are coming, feel free to contact me (Eric) at ghcl@wccls.org!

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

Free Film Night: City of God (Cidade de Deus) (Rated R)
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Free Film Night: City of God (Cidade de Deus) (Rated R)

  • GHCL Annex

"If you run, the beast will get you. If you stay, the beast will eat you."

This Brazilian film, directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, is part memoir, part avant-garde eye candy, part gangster flick, and thoroughly original.  Set in the slums of Rio de Janiero, City of God chronicles the rise of gangsters Zé Pequeno and Bené, as seen through the eyes of Buscapé, a boy with dreams of becoming a photographer.

Community Meeting: GHCL Annex Visioning Session
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Community Meeting: GHCL Annex Visioning Session

  • GHCL Annex

The Garden Home Community Library has created a new programming, event, and community space. Formerly the Community Store, this space allows the library to increase both the number and size of programs and events. Additionally, the Annex will be available as a meeting room for local not-for-profit groups.

But we need your input! 

We envision this project being a true collaboration between the library and our community – so we want you to tell us what you need out of the Annex. Please join us with ideas in tow. 

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

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick

  • GHCL Annex

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 14TH DUE TO POWER OUTAGE. This new book group is pretty much what it sounds like: read the book, then come enjoy conversation and a variety of beers. Our February selection is Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

Suggested age: 21 - 40 / This event is free / Beers are provided

Board Game Night!
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Board Game Night!

  • GHCL Annex

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for board game night! 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

Book Club: Tuesday Night Nourishment - Author Visit: Ruth Wariner!
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Book Club: Tuesday Night Nourishment - Author Visit: Ruth Wariner!

  • GHCL Annex

Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. This month is a little different- instead of a standard book discussion format, we will be hosting author Ruth Wariner, who will read from and answer questions about her memoir, "The Sound of Gravel."

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Free Film Night: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Free Film Night: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story

  • GHCL Annex

SECOND OF TWO SHOWINGS THIS DAY. Doors at 6:30 PM, film at 7:00 PM. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. - Rotten Tomatoes

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

Free Film Day: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Free Film Day: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story

  • GHCL Annex

FIRST OF TWO SHOWINGS THIS DAY. Doors at 12:30 PM, film at 1:00 PM. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. - Rotten Tomatoes

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

Indigenous Flute Workshop With Kevin Locke
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Indigenous Flute Workshop With Kevin Locke

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Advance registration is required and space is limited. To inquire, contact the library via phone at 503 245-9932 or use our web-based Contact form [ here ].

Participate in a small group session and learn a thing or two about playing the Indigenous Flute from Lakota master Kevin Locke. In this workshop, participants will build their own flutes, as well as practice breathing exercises and learning how to play in unison with fellow students.

Ages 10+ / This event is free

Art of the Story Festival: Kevin Locke
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Art of the Story Festival: Kevin Locke

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center

Part of the annual WCCLS "Art of the Story" Storytelling Festival. This event is co-hosted by the West Slope and Garden Home Communities Libraries, at the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center. The storyteller is Lakota/Anishnabe Kevin Locke, who will be presenting "Mni Wiconi" (Water is Life). Click for more details.

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Apr
4
6:30 pm18:30

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults

  • GHCL Annex

Come test your knowledge – solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most.  Sets vary each month.  Generally five 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

Book Group - Timely Topics
Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

Book Group - Timely Topics

  • GHCL Annex

We've started a quarterly book group, aimed at facilitating community conversations about current topics. Join us for a morning of coffee and conversation about our first selection: The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

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

Free Film Night: Arrival (2016; Rated PG-13)
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

Free Film Night: Arrival (2016; Rated PG-13)

  • GHCL Annex

A 2016 science-fiction blockbuster about the investigation of a mysterious craft from the stars. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The film will begin at 7:30.

Suggested age: Film rated PG-13; parents please use discretion / This event is free / Refreshments are provided

Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: Peace Like a River

  • GHCL Annex

Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. This month's selection is "Peace Like a River," by Leif Enger.  Ask in library for available copies.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Author Talk: Don Nelson
Mar
4
1:30 pm13:30

Author Talk: Don Nelson

  • GHCL Annex

Book: “Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports”

Come sit in on a history presentation by Portland author/historian Don Nelson. The book will be available for sale.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Free Film Night: Men Go to Battle
Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Free Film Night: Men Go to Battle

  • GHCL Annex

An indie film from the US. Not rated. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The film will begin at 7:30.

Suggested audience: film not rated, parents please use discretion / This event is free

Book Group: A Wrinkle in Time
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: A Wrinkle in Time

  • GHCL Annex

Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.  Ask in library for available copies.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Author Talk With Len "The Grappler" Denton
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Author Talk With Len "The Grappler" Denton

  • GHCL Annex

Len Denton, AKA ‘The Grappler’, is a legendary Portland-based professional wrestler.  Join us as he tells stories from his career and talks about his book ‘Grappler: Memoir of a Masked Madman.'

Everyone is invited / This program is free / Refreshments provided

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Feb
7
6:30 pm18:30

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults

  • GHCL 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.

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

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon
Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

  • GHCL Annex

An Oregon Humanities Conversation program led by Manuel Padilla. Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Oregonians have and will continue to see the results of international migration in our neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

Author Talk With Marcia Lynn Miller
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

Author Talk With Marcia Lynn Miller

  • GHCL Annex

Marcia Lynn Miller is a professional travel counselor and the author of "You Go Girls! The Woman's Guide to Great Travel." At this reading, you will find out ways to make travel planning a snap.   Books will also be available for purchase.

Everyone is invited / This event is free