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

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

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.

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Apr
7
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 February selection is Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying
Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Altera Vita - Tabletop Roleplaying

  • GHCL Annex

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.

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


Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Mar
26
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: 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

Book Group: Peace Like a River
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

Board Game Night
Mar
8
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

Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Mar
7
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

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

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Mar
3
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 February selection is "The Buried Giant," by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Feb
26
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: 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

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group: Books and Beers With Heather and Nick

  • GHCL Annex

NOTE: Pushed back one week due to potential bad weather! New date: February 10th.

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 "The Yiddish Policeman’s Union," by Michael Chabon.

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

Board Game Night
Feb
8
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

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