October at the Wilsonville Library

by Master

Hello Wilsonville Library Fans,

Is everyone ready to have cooler weather? It’s time to test our fancy new heating system installed during our renovation. They even promised us that all the areas of the building will be the same temperature at the same time!

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

Tuesdays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 6:30PM – Do you or someone you know need help with conversational English? The library is happy to offer an ESL Conversation Group each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30PM. This free group is led by volunteers Norm and Valerie, who have extensive ESL teaching experience. Open to all.

On Friday, October 5th, at 6:00PM, our First Friday Film program continues in its accustomed glory. We’ll be showing a film that is based on a true story. Set in 1983, a couple is stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane, and must find their way to Hawaii with a damaged ship and no radio. I can’t tell you the title of the film about this ADRIFT couple 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 Monday, October 8th, the Wilsonville Library will, sadly, be closed for Staff In-Service Day. We’ll be back to normal hours on Tuesday the 9th! If you need to renew books, you can do so online, or by calling our renewal hotline at 503-659-8634.

On Thursday, October 11th, our Book Club meets at 6:00 PM. This month, they’ll be reading the book The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested. So he decides to escape and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. As always, multiple copies of next month’s book are available the month before the meeting. Grab one today!

On Saturday, October 13th, from 11:30AM to 3:00PM we’re showcasing the Historical Photo Roundup! Do you have pictures (from the 1800s to the 1980s) of Wilsonville people, places or things? Please bring your Wilsonville photographs for us to scan. The Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society will copy your images right here on-site, and you will drive away with your original. The Society is asking for your help in growing their digital collection.

Also on Saturday, October 13th, at 2:00PM, our very popular BookNotes concert series continues with Bernie Sims! Join Bernie Sims and talented keyboardist/composer/producer Brian Rose to hear some new, original music in an adult contemporary vein.

On Monday, October 15th, at 1:00PM, 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, October 16th, at 6:00PM, 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’ll be discussing The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Ask to join our Great Books mailing list to receive monthly scans of our readings.

On Thursday, October 25th at 1:00PM, join us for an adult card-making class. Make your holiday cards amazing with this 4-week class series. We will create cards for the four seasons of the year, learning techniques like embossing and coloring to make your cards POP! Class cost is $20.00, and includes all materials. There is a class size limit of 16. Sign up at the Circulation Desk (or call) soon to reserve your seat!

On Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, we will host an American Red Cross blood drive in the parking lot. If you’d like to make an optional appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donate blood and change a life!

Also on Saturday, October 27th from 7:00 to 9:30PM our Wilsonville Library Foundation hosts A Toast to Imagination, a wine tasting to benefit the Wilsonville Library Foundation. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, catered food, and raffle prizes in the relaxed atmosphere of our newly renovated Library. Mingle with friends and find out what’s new.

All wineries will offer wine for purchase with a portion of the retail price benefiting the Library Foundation.

Tickets are available for $50 per person, or $95 per pair of tickets, and are available online or at the Circulation Desk. Further details are available at wplf.org.

On Tuesday, October 30th, at 6:30 PM, you should check out the History 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 about Wilsonville’s cemeteries by our own former mayor Charlotte Lehan. Check our website, or give us a call for further details.

On Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00PM, the library presents The Marriage of Art and Fiction, taught by Nicole Rubel!  Can art and fiction have a happy marriage? (Spoiler alert: Yes! A very merry one!) Class participants will study three novels centering on either art or an artist and their work: Back to Blood, The Moon and Sixpence, and The Improbability of Love. Fine Arts and literature come alive through lively conversation and visuals. The artwork as well as the novel will be discussed. New students are welcome!

Ages: High School through Adult

Wednesday evenings

Oct. 31 through Dec. 12 (no class 11/21)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wilsonville Public Library (Rose Room)

$30 for class series

Texts available for purchase at a discount. While supplies last.

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

Play Group meets on Mondays, October 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 10:30 AM (no Play Group on the 8th, as we’ll be closed) – 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, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th 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 also meets on Tuesdays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th 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, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 6:30 PM; then again on Wednesdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 10:30AM; and then finally on Thursdays, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th 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, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31th at 3:30 PM.

On Wednesday, October 17th 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.

On Thursday, October 18th 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.

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

Friday, October 12th at 4:30 PM – The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of 6th through 12th graders who meet to:

Hang out, eat, and have fun, help choose books, music, and movies for the library to buy, help make the teen space a comfy and attractive place to hang out, and plan events. If you’re interested in helping, send us an email or call Brad at 503-570-1592, or just show up at our next meeting. Meetings are generally at 4:30PM on Teen Event nights.

Later that same day, at 6:30PM teens can come join us for Teen Murder Mystery Night! Solve the mystery and find out whodunit. Also, snacks!

See you at the Library!


Source:  G. Martin.  9.10.18

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