Hot Library News. Cool Place to Hang Out! August 2017

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Wilsonville Library Adult Events

First Friday Film

Friday, August 4th at 6:00 PM

This month, we’re showing a La-La Lovely film about two L.A. dreamers, one a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist, the other a brilliant vivacious playwright, who, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. Come sit on hard plastic chairs and revel in the camaraderie! Free, just like always, on our big screen every first Friday of the month.  For film titles, visit the First Friday Films page or call the library.

Book Club

Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 PM

A non-fiction book is the topic of discussion this month! Hope Jahren is a Geobiologist who has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, and named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post,, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews. As always, copies are available for checkout early – just ask at the Circulation Desk.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, August 11th at 11:00 AM

Help save a life by donating blood to the American Red Cross. Make an appointment online ( or call 1-800 RED CROSS. Sponsor Code: WilsonvilleLibrary. Thanks!

Great Books Discussion Group

Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 PM

Interested in philosophy and the big questions of life? Please join us each month for a round table discussion of how modern day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books. This month, we’ll be tackling (ahem) The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. Needless to say, we’ll only be reading an excerpt from the 12 volume set. Perhaps it will be the part about how the ‘bad emperors’ helped tank the Empire. Hmmmmm. Call the library for more information.

Curiosity Cafe: Coffee with a Cop

Saturday, August 19th at 1:00 PM

Every third Saturday, please join us to have a cup of coffee and enjoy monthly talks and workshops on a variety of topics. This month, we’ve invited an officer from our local Wilsonville Police Department for a visit. Here’s your chance to meet a Wilsonville police officer, find out the officers’ duties, and ask any questions bubbling around in your brain. Sorry, but contrary to rumor, ‘get out of jail free’ cards will not be distributed.

Genealogy Club

Monday, August 21st at 1:00 PM

Our ever-popular Genealogy Club continues to grow as more residents discover new genealogical resources and tools, discuss personal research and goals, and learn from experienced genealogists at our monthly meetings. Open to seasoned genealogists and beginners, and obviously free! Bring your questions and research.

History Pub @ Wilsonville McMenamins

Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM

The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history.

Wilsonville Library Children’s Events

Science Class: Cowabunga Chemistry

Tuesday, August 1st at 2:30 PM and again at 4:00 PM

Free one-hour hands-on science classes for kids entering grades 1-5.Presented by OMSI.Sign-up starting July 10 at the Children’s Desk or by phone (503-570-1599). Space is limited, so register early.

Science Class: Scales, Claws, and Expanding Jaws

Wednesday, August 2nd at 5:00 PM and again at 6:30 PM

Free one-hour hands-on science classes for kids entering grades 1-5.Presented by OMSI.Sign-up starting July 10 at the Children’s Desk or by phone (503-570-1599). Space is limited, so register early.

Drop-In Science Activities

Saturday, August 5th at 10:00 AM

Drop in and enjoy hands-on science activities. For ages 3 and up

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