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Our Public Library in January

Our Public Library in January

Happy New Year! What happened to 2018? And what’s in store for this year? Here at the library, we hope your new year is filled with joy and peace, and warmth.

Here’s what’s happening in January on the adult side of the Library:

On Friday, January 4th, at 6:00PM, our First Friday Film program greets the new year. It’s a live-action film concerning a chap named Christopher Robin, and the adventures of him and his friends from the Hundred Acre Woods. If you can’t figure out which film this is, give us a call at the library, and we’ll tell you!

On Tuesday, January8th, at 6:00PM (note the date change to the 2nd Tuesday of the month), 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 A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert. Ask to join our Great Books e-mailing list to receive monthly scans of our readings.

On Thursday, January10th, our Book Club meets at 6:00 PM. This month, they’ll be reading the book The Tiniest God, by local author Marcy Phillips. As always, a few copies of next month’s book are available at the Circulation Desk the month before the meeting. Grab one today!

On Saturday, January 12th, at 2:00PM, our very popular BookNotes concert series mellifluously meanders in with Radio Stranger!Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran have fused their talents, writing and performing together as Radio Stranger. This Portland-based act serves up catchy melodies and heartfelt messages with eclectic acoustic pop tunes. Free and open to all.

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21stto celebrate Martin Luther King Day. 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 22nd!

On Wednesday, January 23rd, please join us for the first installment of A Taste of Spanish. This 4-week class will help participants learn more about the Spanish-speaking world, including geography, history, people, and cultural traditions. In addition, you will learn essential information about travel to interesting places in Latin America, including basic Spanish words and phrases. Taught by native speaker Carlos Iturrino.Just $20 for entire class series, running Wednesdays, January 23rd to February 13th, 6:30-7:30 PM.

On Monday, January28th, 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, January 29th, at 6:30 PM (doors open at 5:00—hint, hint), 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 Ice Age Oregon Trail with Rick Thompson, President of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. Willamette Valley soil is from eastern Washington, brought here by the ice age Lake Missoula Floods.  It was this soil that attracted pioneers to become part of one of the largest non-forced migrations in all of history.  But did you know that, from Pendleton to TheDalles, some of the trails they used were actually channels of those very floods?  Celebrate the 176th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail by joining us for Thompson’s visual journey with photos, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) images and maps along the canyons, through the water gaps and next to the giant gravel bars the pioneers saw as they traveled the flood channels carved long before they arrived. Check McMenamin’s website, or give us a call for further details.

For the younger set we also host many activities this month (Some activities begin at new times in the New Year!):

Play Group meets on Mondays, January 7th 14th, and 28th at 10:00 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 twice on Tuesdays, January8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 10:00 AM, then again at 11:00 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 now meets on Thursdays (a new day!), January10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st 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, January8th, 15th, 22th, and 29th at 6:30 PM; then again on Wednesdays, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30that 10:30AM; and then finally on Thursdays, January10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 10:30 AM. Bring the whole family for fun with creative storytelling with stories, songs, and puppets!

On Wednesday, January 16th at 1:30 PM, there is fun to be had for kids in 3rd through 5th grades. If they’re looking for something to do on Early Release Days, how about introducing them to some science fun?They’ll get hands-on with exciting science experiments. Free, and no sign-up is required.

On Thursday, January 17th at 3:30 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, January 23rd, 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, January 18th 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 Games Night! Play your favorite game and visit the spooky after-hours library!

Source: G. Martin. Wilsonville Public Library. 11.10.18

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