Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Apr
24
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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Rosemåling Workshop
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Rosemåling Workshop

Nordic Rosemåling is a decorative art famous for its whimsical flowers and filigree. Created in Norway during the 1700s in response to the growing popularity of Rococo, Nordic Rosemåling celebrates imagination. Today, it remains a relatively easy, expressive way to decorate furniture, objects, and stationery. Come join us at the Garden Home Community Library where we will create handmade cards with special motifs and brushstrokes. Please call the library to register (503) 245-9932.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Please call the library to register

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Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join a group of enthusiastic table-top RPG players for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling. April will be the final session of Star Trek Adventures, with the rules by Modiphius.

Unfortunately, the group is currently at maximum capacity - if you are interested in joining at a future date, please email Ian at (igrant [@] wccls.org) to be put on the waiting list. There will be new games in new worlds this May! Please don't hesitate to get in touch

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults

On the first Tuesday of every month, come test your knowledge - solo or in a team– and find out who knows the most.  Five varying sets of trivia, including current events and music sets.  Prizes for teams with most and fewest points at the end of the night.

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

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Crafternoon Tea
May
2
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon Tea

This group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. 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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Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment

March's book is Chicago by Brian Doyle. Synopsis: On the last day of summer, a young college grad moved to Chicago and rented a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lived there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls; not to mention a wise and personable dog of indeterminate breed.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Under 40 Book Group at the Bar
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Under 40 Book Group at the Bar

Are you someone under 40 that likes books, beers, and meeting people?  If so, join us at Garden Home Growlers (located inside Lamb’s Thriftway). We’ll be talking about Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Machado.

Novelist describes this book as an eclectic and provocative debut; Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. 

Age group: 21 - 40 / This event is free

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Crafternoon Tea
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon Tea

This group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. 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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In Science We Trust: An Oregon Conversation Project
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

In Science We Trust: An Oregon Conversation Project

Oregon Humanities presents a discussion about the role of science in a democracy. Join us for a conversation that questions why our relationship with science is so complicated; why do we mistrust a field for which we profess respect? Science writer Gail Wells asks participants to consider the role of science in guiding policy and how citizens can use science to make better decisions together.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Pattern Design Workshop
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Pattern Design Workshop

Throughout all of art history, pattern has remained a timeless expression of beauty, elegance, and sophistication. Pattern adorns our clothes, our homes, even the objects that brighten our day. Come join us at the Garden Home Community Library where we will explore a traditional pattern-making technique that can be translated into stationery, fabric, and so much more.

Led by local artist Jordan Alexis Wong. 

https://www.jordanalexiswong.com/

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Please call the library to register.

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Film Night: The Viking (1928) + Live Musical Accompaniment
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Film Night: The Viking (1928) + Live Musical Accompaniment

Join us for an evening of live music and the screening of 1928 silent film, The Viking. The film weaves a delightfully inaccurate account of Ericsson's bold journey from Scandinavia to the coast of America" (allmovie.com). Musician Steve Bauer will perform a lively accompaniment to this silent film.

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

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Garden Home Reads at Nordia House
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Home Reads at Nordia House

Join us for a celebration of our community’s Nordic heritage. We’re reading the Swedish classic, The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson and hosting a community book discussion at the Nordic Northwest’s Nordia House. Wine will be available for purchase from Leah Jørgensen Cellars. 

This event is free and will take place at 8800 SW Oleson, Road, Portland.

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Mead History and Tasting
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mead History and Tasting

Join us in learning about one of the Viking's favorite beverages. Nectar Creek presents a brief history and modern day tasting of the world's oldest alcoholic beverage, Mead. We will discuss mead as a category of alcohol, its ingredients, and how it impacts our food systems in today's agricultural world. We will finish the evening with a comprehensive honey flight and mead tasting followed by an open floor Q & A. We hope to see you there.

Age group: 21+ / This event is free / Please call the library to register

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Rainy Day Documentary Film Series #3: Vikings Unearthed
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Rainy Day Documentary Film Series #3: Vikings Unearthed

This is the last of our rainy day documentary afternoon mini-series. Join us for Vikings Unearthed, the PBS NOVA documentary directed by Harvey Lilley. The Vikings are infamous for their fearsome conquests—but they were also expert seafarers, skilled traders, and courageous explorers. They travelled far and wide, crisscrossing the known world from Scandinavia to Europe and into Asia, leaving a trail of evidence that suggests they were far from just vicious warriors. Through stunning CGI recreations and careful investigation of archeological evidence, Vikings Unearthed unravels the secrets of these intrepid adventurers.”

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Refreshments 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 a group of enthusiastic table-top RPG players for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling. March will be the second session of Star Trek Adventures, with the rules by Modiphius. 

Unfortunately, the group is currently at maximum capacity - if you are interested in joining at a future date, please email Katrina at (katrina [@] wccls.org) to be put on the waiting list. There will be new games in new worlds coming soon! Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Spring Splendors & Seed Swap
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Splendors & Seed Swap

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.  There is no charge for this event.  All types (locally saved, commercially grown, hybrid or open-pollinated seed)  Tubers, SMALL plants and SMALL cuttings are also welcome.  Please proportion your seeds in bags or envelops.  Please label them clearly with as much information as possible. Generally seed exchanges/swaps ask for information including: common name and variety, Latin name, year the seeds were collected, where they were grown and who grew them, and other information you think will be useful such as what makes it unique or growing tips.  You may also want to bring photos of the plants, fruits and vegetables that the seeds produce.

 

Depending on the turnout, people may be asked to take only small amounts and/or those who bring seed to swap may be allowed to take a bit more than those who come without seed.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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