Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Featured Resource: Learn a new language with Mango

Traveling abroad this summer?  Want to brush up on your high school Spanish?  With your library card, you have access to learning over 60 languages.  Mango uses real-life situations and conversations to help you quickly grasp a new language or improve your language skills.  Mango also includes literal meanings, cultural notes, and grammar notes to help you communicate more effectively.

 
How to get started:  
  1. Access Mango through the WCCLS website.
  2. Create a login and password which will allow Mango to remember where you leave off (optional).
  3. Select a language and level of instruction.
  4. Get talking!
Check out Mango Languages with your library card handy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

WCCLS website will be down Tuesday evening, 7/22

The WCCLS website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from approximately 9pm to 11pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


What does this mean?  During this time you will NOT be able to access these services:
  • WCCLS website
The following services will be available:
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar
  • WCCLS telephone renewal line

Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, July 18, 2014

WCCLS website, catalog & accounts will be down Monday evening, July 21

The WCCLS website, catalog, and patron accounts will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from approximately 9pm to 11pm, Monday, July 21, 2014.


What does this mean?  During this time you will NOT be able to access these services:
  • WCCLS website
  • Your online account 
  • The telephone renewal line
  • WCCLS catalog (searching, placing holds, etc.)
  • WCCLS events calendar

Thanks in advance for your patience!  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Special Events at Garden Home Community Library

Garden Home Community Library is hosting two special guests this month:

Meet the Author – Paul Gerald

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Paul Gerald is the author of five books, including 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, Breakfast in Bridgetown, and Peaceful Places in Portland, which have new editions this year. He will read, tell stories, and show pictures.

Before the Show Began:  Theatres of Oregon
Tuesday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Director Darrell Jabin will introduce his newest documentary and answer questions.

Garden Home Community Library is located inside the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center at the corner of SW Oleson Rd. and Garden Home Rd.

Free.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Library Closures for Independence Day, July 4, 2014

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Forest Grove City Library will also be closed Saturday, July 5. Other libraries will return to their regular schedules July 5. Please check our schedule for your library's hours.


Photo by Flickr user puzzler4879.
Our online resources and e-book digital collections such as Library2Go are always available. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Featured Resource: find your next book with NoveList

Looking for a new book to read this summer?  Not sure where to start?  WCCLS library cardholders have access to NoveList Plus, a resource designed to help you find read-alikes and other great books.

Searching tips: Search for a title you loved, and then look for suggested titles on the right-hand sidebar.  Or find new books by genre, using the menu in the left-hand sidebar.  No matter how you use it, Novelist is full of ideas to get you reading something you enjoy.

Check out NoveList Plus with your library card handy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hungrytown at Cedar Mill Library - June 29 at 2:00 PM

June 29, 2:00pm
Cedar Mill Library

The musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson bring their popular folk music to Cedar Mill all the way from West Townshend, Vermont. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their songs have been performed by many other artists, including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Hungrytown's music has also appeared on several television shows, including Portlandia.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New features for Library2Go accounts

WCCLS patrons will notice new features within their Library2Go (OverDrive) e-book accounts today!

Under 'Advanced Search,' you are now able to search for e-books and e-audiobooks by their ISBN.








In addition, all reader lists (including Wish List, Recommended for you, etc.) are now found under your account by clicking on 'Lists.'



You are now able to borrow, sample, share, add to Wish List, and see title details all directly from the cover image. You are also able to filter your Wish List to see titles that are available now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Science of Applying for Grants at Tualatin Public Library

Ages 18+
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Tualatin Library Community Room

There are many steps that need to be taken before a nonprofit organization is ready to submit a truly compelling and competitive proposal for grant funding. Developing and gathering the proper information that funders require can be a daunting process. Join grants expert Rick Horton to learn some hot tips and a formula for success!  This is a free class and no registration is required.