November is here! Falling leaves and falling expectations – after all, it’s election season! Happily, this month also brings Thanksgiving—a holiday that everyone can support without reservation!
Here’s what’s happening in November on the adult side of the Library:
On Friday, November 2nd, at 6:00PM, our First Friday Film program continues in its accustomed glory. This month, we’ll watch a film about a character named Debbie Ocean, who gathers an all-female crew of eight to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. If you can’t figure out which film this is, give us a call at the library, and we’ll tell you!
On Tuesdays, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 6:30PM, it’s our ESL Group – 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. Free and open to all.
On Wednesdays, November 7th, 14th, and 28th 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. Although this class began on October 31st, new students are welcome!
Ages: High School through Adult
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.
On Thursday, November 8th, our Book Club meets at 6:00 PM. This month …
They’ll be reading the book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
This award-winning novel features main characters Ifemelu and Obinze, young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. As always, multiple copies of next month’s book are available the month before the meeting. Grab one today!
On Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00PM, our very popular BookNotes concert series
continues with Sean Gasskell! Discover the traditional music of West Africa with this talented performer of the Kora, a 21-string harp.
On Sunday, November 11th, the Wilsonville Library will be closed to observe Veterans’ Day.
We’ll be back to normal hours on Monday the 12th. If you need to renew books, you can do so online, or by calling our renewal hotline at 503-659-8634.
On Monday, November 19th, 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, November 20th, 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 Faust, Part One by Johann von Goethe. Ask to join our Great Books e-mailing list to receive monthly scans of our readings.
The Library will be closed on November 22nd and 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving.
We all have a lot to be thankful for, so we at the Library wish you a very happy event. If you need to renew books, you can do so online, or by calling our renewal hotline at 503-659-8634. See you on the 24th!
On Tuesday, November 27th, 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 The Pacific as Crossroads, 1780-1820 with Dr. Sean Munger, historian. Check McMenamin’s website, or give us a call for further details.
For the younger set we also host many activities this month:
Play Group meets on Mondays, November 5th 12th, 19th, and 26th 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, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 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, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 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, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 6:30 PM; then again on Wednesdays, November 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th at 10:30AM; and then finally on Thursdays, November 8th, 15th, and 29th at 10:30 AM. (No Storytime on the 22nd—It’s Thanksgiving!)
Do you know a hesitant reader? Have him or her come and read to the bunny!
Our soft and fluffy, certified, non-judgmental therapy bunny is available to listen (and/or be petted) on Wednesdays, November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 3:30 PM.
On Thursday, November 15th 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, November 21st, have your K-5th grader join us for Lego Night–
It will be 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.
And last but not least, here’s what’s going on for teens!
Friday, November 9th 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 Breakout Box!
Solve puzzles hidden throughout the library to unlock a secret treasure. And no teen event would be complete without games, snacks, and fun!
Source: G. Martin. 10.10.18