Crafternoon Tea
Jul
17
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, stamping, cardmaking, 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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Ukulele Jam
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Ukulele Jam

Our ukulele jams are a relaxed and welcoming space, designed for adult musicians of all abilities who enjoy creating music together. GHCL has a small selection of instruments available for use on a first-come basis; if you own your own ukulele, please bring it to the jam. We also offer ukuleles for checkout, through our Library of Things

The song list for our upcoming jam is available here: goo.gl/5z2CwY

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Garden Gnomes de Plume - A Writers' Group
Jul
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.

Our small group (limited to 15 people), meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December). Topic changes monthly; group is led by group members. Monthly writer's prompt and agenda is sent 7 days before the meeting. 

If you are interested in attending or learning more, please email heatherw [at] wccls.org or call 503-245-9932.  

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Documentary Screening and Discussion: Just Eat It
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Documentary Screening and Discussion: Just Eat It

“We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

“Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films in partnership with British Columbia's Knowledge Network.” -foodwastemovie.com

Washington County Waste Reduction Specialist Maycell Villanueva will join us to lead a discussion after the film.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Nerd Night: Trivia For Adults
Aug
6
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 players with most and least points at the end of the night.

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

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Crafternoon Tea
Aug
7
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, stamping, cardmaking, 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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Film Night: Apollo 11
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Apollo 11

Our August film night features APOLLO 11 (G, 2019, 93 minutes)

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncataloged audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Mark & Helena Greathouse Present: "You Do Speak English, Don't You?"
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Mark & Helena Greathouse Present: "You Do Speak English, Don't You?"

Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime. Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes. Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Art Night: Felted Kitty Brooches
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Art Night: Felted Kitty Brooches

Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy kitty brooch with delightful Portland artist LeBrie Rich!

Needle felting is a fun and addictive craft. By poking a specially barbed needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. In this class you'll make a clever little kitty with thread for whiskers. With an optional pinback, this kitty becomes a brooch! This is a great project for beginners that will teach you the basics of needle felting. After the class you will be equipped with the skills to needle felt all kinds of animals and other small sculptures.

Ages 10 and up / This event is free but space is limited; please contact the Library to register. 503-245-9932

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LIBRARY CLOSURE
Jun
24
to Jun 25

LIBRARY CLOSURE

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The Library will close early at 2:00pm on Monday, June 24th, and will remain closed all day on Tuesday, June 25th for delivery and installation of our new furniture.

The library will open again with regular hours on Wednesday, June 26th.

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Author Visit: Zed Merrill
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Author Visit: Zed Merrill

Local author & documentarian Zed Merrill will discuss his books, including The Missing Pages: From the History Book of World War II. Books will also be available for purchase.

Zed Merrill served as a signalman attached to a Navy gun crew aboard the Liberty Ship S.S. Edwin Markham in the Pacific Ocean. Upon his discharge from the navy he began a career in advertising that spanned 56 years. After retiring from advertising, Merrill devoted his full attention to the video documentary work that he had begun in 1996. The documentaries he produced focused on little known World War II military units and events. This new phase of his career earned him eight international awards and opened the door to a new career in writing.

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Stress Reduction Workshop
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Stress Reduction Workshop

Join National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) student Cadence Wong as she leads three months of stress reduction workshops on the second Saturdays of the month in March, April, and May.

Learn about stress on 3/9, focus on stress’ role in gut flora on 4/13, and hone in on mental health on 5/11.

These are informative workshops designed to introduce participants to the modalities of self-care or naturopathy, so if people have medical questions or concerns related to the program, they should consult their doctor.

Register for one or all of these free classes in person or by phone: 503-245-9932.

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Bring Back the Pollinators!
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Bring Back the Pollinators!

There are lots of things we can do to make our Garden Home community a happy place for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Learn about native bees and how you can provide what they need, including guidance on native plants, pesticide-free gardening, and how to talk to your neighbors about pesticides. Presented by Matthew Shepherd from the Xerces Society. Matthew has created pollinator gardens everywhere he has lived—and many other places.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Film Night: Wadjda
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Wadjda

All ages are welcome at our family-friendly film nights, every third Friday of the month at 6 pm.

Note: In April the film night will be on the FOURTH Friday.

At our April Film Night, we'll screen Wadjda (PG, 2012, 97 min). Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. Facing resistance from her mother, Wadjda pursues her bicycle dreams on her own. Hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe.

This event is free / All ages are invited / Light refreshments are provided

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D.I.Y. Skincare
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

D.I.Y. Skincare

Make your own skin care products, like moisturizer and coffee body scrub. Discuss the rest of the cosmetic routine and get recipes and examples for other makeup including mascara, lip balm, and blush, etc. Space is limited.

This event is free / Register in person or by phone: 503-245-9932

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Plant and Seed Swap
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Plant and Seed Swap

Get ready for gardening season by meeting fellow gardeners and get some plants and seeds for your garden.

Please bring ready-to-grow plants. House and indoor plant starts are welcome too. 

Avoid wilted, newly dug, bare root, pest-ridden, and dormant bulbs. Depending on the number of participants we may limit the number each attendee can take.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Art Night: Artful Paper Buntings
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Art Night: Artful Paper Buntings

Handmade buntings are a fun way to decorate for a special occasion, and they can also add some every-day whimsy to a wall or window in your home! At our February Art Night, design, create, and take home a personalized d.i.y. paper bunting. Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome. Tea and art supplies are provided.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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10 Tips for Organizing & Downsizing
Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

10 Tips for Organizing & Downsizing

The beginning of the year is a good time to get started on organizing and downsizing projects.  Hear some practical tips and suggestions to assist you in tackling these tasks from the only A+ Accredited move management company in the northwest.

Presented by Regina Ford from Portland area company The Move Makers.

This event is free / Everyone is welcome

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Altera Vita: Tabletop Roleplaying
Jan
27
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.

This month will be a one-shot session of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Players are invited to start with a group of plucky peasants (Level 0) characters, many of whom will fall to the dangers of the dungeon, so that at the end of the session they will be left with a champion, a level 1 Adventurer. 

Because this game encourages troupe style play, an accurate head count will help our storyteller immensely!  - if you are interested in playing, please email Ian at (igrant[@] wccls.org). This will also add you to our monthly reminders about upcoming table-top gaming events. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Film Night: Princess Bride
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Film Night: Princess Bride

Our monthly film selection for January is the 1987 cult classic Princess Bride (PG).

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this endlessly quotable fairytale adventure. It’s rated PG for fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...

Directed by Rob Reiner, it's an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

This event is free / Everyone is invited / Please note: new, earlier showtime

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Mindfulness Breath by Breath
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mindfulness Breath by Breath

Join us for any and all of our 3-month series of FREE drop-in classes with experienced instructor, Kimberly Carson. Each class provides a solid introduction to simple and effective stress reduction methods including various mindfulness, adaptive movement and breath-centered practices.

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Free Swap
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

Free Swap

Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter! Bring clothing (all ages, women’s and men’s), household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap.

Items should be in clean and usable condition.

Any leftovers will be donated to charities including Union Gospel Mission thrift store, Cat Adoption Team, the ReStore, and others.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Heather: 503-245-9932.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Books & Brews
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Books & Brews

Read any novel from the following list, then meet up with us in the Annex for an evening of coffee, beer, and bibliophiles.

Chemistry by Weike Wang

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

There There by Tommy Orange

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Click on any of the above titles to view them in our catalog, or click here for the complete list.

For Ages 21+ / This event is free / Drinks are provided

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Halloween Film Night: What We Do in the Shadows
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween Film Night: What We Do in the Shadows

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (86 minutes/Rated R) chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead.

Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine.

Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.

This event is free / Everyone is invited / This film is rated R

GHCL film nights are funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC).

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Art Night: Collage
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Art Night: Collage

Artists of all abilities are invited to indulge in an evening of art making at our monthly Art Night. This month, express yourself with the art of collage. Page through magazines, following your intuition as you cut and paste your own creation. GHCL will provide art materials, snacks, and inspiration.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Sustainability & Repair Fair
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Sustainability & Repair Fair

Exhibitions on a variety of topics. Open to all ages.

This year's exhibitors include: Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition, Depave, Full Circle, Sunbridge Solar, Indow Windows, econstruction, Eco Shuttle, Urban Beekeepers, Victory Seed Company, Forth Oregon, Green Living Journal, Happy Baby Food, New Seasons Market, Master Recyclers, Tualatin Riverkeepers, River West Village, Tualatin Hills Nature Park and New Seasons Market.

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 2 items per person. To register: repairfair.org

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Art Night: Hand-Drawn Lettering
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Art Night: Hand-Drawn Lettering

Artists of all abilities are invited to drop by the Annex to participate in an evening of art making alongside local creatives.

This month, artists will practice the art of creative lettering by utilizing worksheets, tracing fonts, and exploring ways to imagine letters as art. Be prepared to break the rules of typography in order to create something fun.

This event is free, and available to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the Annex a few minutes before Art Night to get a ticket and claim your spot. Art supplies and refreshments are provided.

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Film Night: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (R)
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Film Night: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (R)

In celebration of the Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock!, we are screening films with a focus on music.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (R, 95 min. 2001) features the story of a transgender German punk rock singer who tours the U.S. and tells her life story. Starring John Cameron Mitchell.

GHCL film nights are funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC).

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Book Group: Tuesday Night Nourishment

This book group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

For August we’ll discuss Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman. 

A noted Dutch journalist and economist proposes an outline for a new worldwide Utopia, with central tenets including a shortened work week, a guaranteed basic income for all, wealth redistribution, and open borders everywhere.

Copies are limited; ask in library for available copies.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Homebuyers Workshop
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Homebuyers Workshop

Learn about the home buying process without obligation from a real estate broker and mortgage officer. Content includes:  an overview of the home-buying process so that participants leave informed & empowered, addressing FAQs about pre-qualifications vs pre-approvals, inspections vs appraisals, and tools & helpful resources available for navigating each step.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Art Night: D.I.Y. Rubber Stamp Design
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Art Night: D.I.Y. Rubber Stamp Design

Artists of all abilities are invited to drop by the Annex to participate in an evening of art making alongside local creatives.

This month, create your own “rubber” stamps out of craft foam, then experiment with compositions utilizing your new designs. These stamps are a mash-up of traditional rubber stamping and crafty D.I.Y. design.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Art supplies and refreshments are provided.

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Film Night: Step (PG)
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Film Night: Step (PG)

In celebration of the Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock!, we are screening films with a focus on music. Step (PG, 84 min. 2017) is a documentary focused on the senior year of a girls’ high school step dance team. Rotten Tomatoes writes, “Step tells an irresistibly crowd-pleasing story in a thoroughly absorbing way-- while smartly incorporating a variety of timely themes.”

Film nights are funded by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC).

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

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Free Swap
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Free Swap

Declutter your home. Bring items you no longer want to swap with others.  Items can include clothes, books, housewares, small electronics, small furniture. For each item you bring, you get to take one item. This event is free and open to the public. All items are free. All leftovers will be donated at the end of the event.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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80s Prom Night (Ages 21+)
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

80s Prom Night (Ages 21+)

Feeling like you didn't get the most out of your high school prom? Garden Home Recreation Center and Community Library are giving you a second chance at our prom for ages 21+. Prizes for best style, best 80's hair, and more! A professional photographer will be on site so you can get a prom photo you can be proud to share with friends and family. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Price is per couple. All proceeds will benefit the Garden Home Recreation Center.            

Purchase tickets through THPRD: online, by phone (503) 629-6341 , or in person at the Garden Home Rec Center front desk (7475 SW Oleson Rd., Portland).

Got kids ages 2 through 11? Sign up for our Parents Night Out program at the Garden Home Rec Center and we’ll make sure the kiddos stay entertained while you hit the dance floor. Two choices: Pirates Adventure and Pajama Jams.

Ages 21+ / This event is now FREE

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