September at the Wilsonville Library

by Master

Hello Wilsonville Library Fans,

Now that our thrilling renovation is complete, we invite you (without construction noise at last!) to see the changes. We sure like them, and hope that you do too!

Here’s what’s going on in September for adults:

The library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day. You can still renew items or place holds online. Our automated telephone renewal line is also available at 503-659-8634.

On Friday, September 7th, at 6:00 PM, our long-anticipated First Friday Film program returns after its renovation hiatus. To inaugurate our freshened Oak Room, we’ll be showing a science fiction film set in 2045, with the world in poor shape and ready for a better outcome than ubiquitous virtual reality can apparently provide. I can’t tell you the title here due to copyright police restrictions, but if you’re having trouble figuring out which film it is, call us and we’ll let you in on the big secret.

On Thursday, September 13th, our Book Club meets at 6:00 PM. This month, they’ll be reading the nonfiction book “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis. What’s it about? Well, forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, and much else. As always, multiple copies of next month’s book are available the month before the meeting. Grab one today!

On Monday, September 17th, our Genealogy Club will meet. At the meeting, you can discover new genealogical resources and tools, discuss personal research and goals, and learn from experienced genealogists. Free, and open to all levels, from seasoned genealogists to beginners.

On Tuesday, September 18th, our Great Books Discussion Group meets. Are you interested in philosophy and the big questions of life? Join us each month for a roundtable discussion of how modern day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books. This month, we’re reading and discussing On Dreams by Sigmund Freud.

On Tuesday, September 25th, at 6:30 PM, you should check out theHistory Pub! The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamin’s have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history. Held at the McMenamin’s Old Church (near Fred Meyer). This month we’ll be presenting a program for which details were not available by press time, but we’re sure it will be interesting! Check our website, or give us a call for further details.

For the younger set we also have many activities this month:

Play Group meets on Mondays, September 10th, 17th and 24th at 10:30 AM – Drop in anytime and let the kiddos play with a variety of toys, as well as socialize with the under-6 crowd.For children ages birth to 6 with their grownups.

Toddler Time meets on Tuesdays, September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 10:30 AM – Join us for an interactive program that includes songs, parachute fun, bubbles, puppets, and stories for our youngest patrons. This program is designed with even the most active toddler in mind!

Baby Time meets on Tuesdays, September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 11:30 AM – Moms, Dads, Grandmas and Caregivers join us for songs, rhymes, and special bonding time with your baby.Stay afterward to play and chat with other caregivers about all things baby!

Family Storytime meets 3 days per week! First on Tuesdays, September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 6:30 PM; then again on Wednesdays, September 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:30AM; and then finally on Thursdays, September 12th, 19th, and 26th at 10:30 AM.

Do you know a hesitant reader? Have him or her come and read to the bunny! Our certified, non-judgmental therapy bunny is available to listen (and/or be petted) on Wednesdays, September 12th, 19th, and 26th at 3:30 PM.

On Thursday, September 13th at 3:00 PM, we present K-2 Book Adventures – Join us as we share some of our favorite classic stories, books, and authors through interactive storytelling, puppetry, and other fun activities.For children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade

On Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 PM, we’re featuring Lego Night! Kids in grades K-5 will have a fun night to construct, create, and imagine with Lego! Lego expert David Thornton from Canby Bricks &Minifigs will be available to provide cool tips.

Last, but not least, here’s what’s going on for teens!

Friday, September 14th, and Wednesday September 26th at 4:00 PM – FREE Teen drop-in after school activities, like video game tournaments, fuse beads, screening the latest movie releases, and more!

Friday, September 14th at 6:30 PM – Teen After-hours Event–Nerf Night III! Kick off an amazing season of Library Teen Events with an amazing night of Nerf… in the Library… after hours, including an elimination tournament, target practice, free-for-all fun, and more.Some blasters provided; but you are encouraged to bring your own as well.

See you at the Library!


Source.  Greg Martin.  Wilsonville Public Library.  8.10.18

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