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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Crafternoon Tea
Dec
20
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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Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Dec
31
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: 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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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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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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Crafternoon Tea!
Jan
17
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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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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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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Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Jan
23
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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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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Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment - 2018 Selection Meeting
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment - 2018 Selection Meeting

In December our book group decides what to read for the next year.  Each person is asked to bring 2 titles to “pitch” to the group.  Suggestions books must be under 500 pages.  These can be fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, poetry or anything so long as it’s in book form. 

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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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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Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Nov
28
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
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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Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Nov
7
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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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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NaNoWriMo Write In
Nov
2
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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Cursed!
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cursed!

Does the curse of Macbeth really exist? Has King Tut's curse killed?? Who (or what) is the Crying Boy? Join local author Cindy Brown (Ivy Meadows theater mysteries) to explore the real-life stories behind famous curses, to hear spooky stories like The Telltale Heart, and maybe to freak out just a little--this is creepy stuff!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Brain Fitness Workshop
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Brain Fitness Workshop

Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Keep your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Registration is limited to 20 students. Please email Grace at gracep@wccls.org or call the library at 503-245-9932 to register.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Concert: Vellamo - Modern Finnish Folk
Oct
15
1:30 PM13:30

Concert: Vellamo - Modern Finnish Folk

The Finnish duo Vellamo combine the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia and Joni have even been known to sneak in a “Vellamo-ized” Jethro Tull song now and then just to shake things up! A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Sustainability & Repair Fair
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Sustainability & Repair Fair

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Sustainability Fair: Learn about sustainable topics, actions and companies.  Exhibitors include: New Seasons, Brooks Design Services, Grocery Getter Organic, Eco Shuttle, Happy Baby Food, ecobinary, Reduce Your Waste project, Washington County Recycling, H20 at Home, Umpqua Bank and more.

Repair Fair: Registration required. Please register [ here ] . A Repair Fair is a free, volunteer-driven event where people with repair skills help fix broken items such as and pants, a blenders, mixers, coffee makers, vacuums, bikes and more.  (Please no gas-powered equipment, TVs or microwaves. Limit of two items to be repaired per person) 

Ride & Drive event: For the first time at the Sustainability Fair, attendees can test drive an electric Nissan Leaf, courtesy of Platt Auto.  People who’d like to do the test drive are required to bring a driver's license. 

During the event, we’re collecting pantyhose for Recycled Crafts.  Bring in any old hose (runs are fine) and we’ll box them up and send them all to the organization.  Find out more at https://savemyhosiery.yolasite.com

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Book Group - Tuesday Night Nourishment
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Book Group - Tuesday Night Nourishment

This month’s book is The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman. "Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Fréderick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a passionate, scandalous love affair that affects all of her family." (Goodreads)

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Beyond Fake News: Oregon Conversation Project
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Beyond Fake News: Oregon Conversation Project

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick

Meetings on the first Friday of every month. This 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 We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson. "Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears..." (Goodreads)

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

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Creativity Uncorked
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Creativity Uncorked

Registration required. Limited to 25 participants. Looking for a fun way to do introduce yourself to painting? Then a painting party is perfect for you! This class is open to people of all levels where you can either follow along with the painting being instructed, or make your own masterpiece. There are no limits! A paint party offers a fun group setting that celebrates each person’s creativity. Learn the basics from your instructor and follow your artistic instinct. Before you know it you will have your own masterpiece!

Suggested Age: 21+ / This event is free / Wine will be provided

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