From the Wilsonville Library, March 2019

by Master

A happy March to all! Are you ready for the lamb, now that we’ve fully experienced the lion?

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

Adult Library

Free Tax Helpcontinues this month, each Saturday–the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10AM to 2PM. No reservations necessary, but it may be crowded, so we suggest you arrive early. For best results, don’t forget to bring your 2017 tax return and associated documents with you.

On Friday, March 1st, at 6:00PM, our First Friday Film program hoists itself boldly over the parapet. This month, we’ll be screening a dramatic film about the life of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.If you can’t figure out which film this is, give us a call at the library, and we’ll quietly tell you! Free admission, and we’ve even got snacks!

Beginning on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30, we’re hosting a new class: America’s Founding Writers, 1600-1800. The class is taught by Dr. Bill Thierfelder, emeritus, Dowling College, New York.

The United States has always been a rambunctious and divided nation–and the writers featured in this course represent (and explore) those divisions from the Colonial period through the American Revolution. Students will probe the very beginning of the fractures that have continued in our society through the present day.

Ages: High School through Adult, 6 classes (on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:00PM through April 14th–no class March 17)

$30 for class series (all text materials are included). Please sign up at the library Reference Desk

Do you know someone who would like to brush up on English? Please tell them about our new English Conversation Group. Every Thursday afternoon (March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th), from 1:00PM to 2:30PM, participants can drop in to learn and practice English in this free, informal class. Speakers of any language and any English comprehensive level are welcome, and no registration is required.

On Saturday, March 9th, at 2:00 PM, our very popular BookNotes concert series will take the stage. This time, we’re showcasingThe Hanson Family Singers. The award-winning Hanson Family hails from the Eugene, Oregon area and have been singing religious and cowboy music nationwide to great acclaim. An interesting mashup from an interesting family—Great to hear until the last roundup!

On Tuesday, March 12th, 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 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.Call or email us to join our Great Books e-mailing list and receive monthly scans of our readings.

On Tuesday, March26th, 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 Red Tail Angels: Black Fighter Pilots in WW II, presented by Sig Unander, Jr.Please join us for an exploration of how the first black pilots to see air combat blazed a trail of glory in the frozen skies over Europe in the darkest days of World War II. The legendary “Tuskegee Airmen” fought Nazi tyranny abroad, earning high honors for valor. Their competence and determination helped end segregation in the armed forces and foreshadowed the civil rights movement.

Children at the Library

For the younger set we also host many activities this month!

Play Group meets twice this month, on Mondays, March 4th, and 11that 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 will also meettwice, on Tuesdays, March5th, and 12th 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 will meet on the first two Thursdays, March 7th, and 14that 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 Storytimenow meets 3 days per week! First on Tuesdays, March 5th, and 12that 6:30 PM; then again on Wednesdays, March6th and 13that 10:30AM; and then finally on Thursdays, March7th and 14that 10:30 AM. Bring the whole family for fun with creative storytelling with stories, songs, and puppets!

On Wednesdays, March6thand 20that 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?Bring them to the Science Zone, and they’ll get hands-on with exciting science experiments. Free, and no sign-up is required.

On Thursday, March 14th 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.

It’s been 50 years since the Apollo XI landed men on the moon. On Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 PM please join us for a public lecture about the Apollo Program given by a staff member of the Evergreen Air and Space Museum. Free and open to all, until our Oak Room fills up!

On Wednesday, March 27th, at 6:30 PM, 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!

Teens at the Library

Friday, March 15th 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 St. Patrick Shenanigans! What do the leprechauns have in store for Wilsonville’s teens? They can find out—if they dare!

Hope to see you all here at the library this month!

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