Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Database: Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

Ideal for investors, brokers, analysts, and researchers, Standard and Poor's Net Advantage provides data on corporate bonds, company profiles, mutual fund profiles, and facts, figures, analysis and projections for publicly held U.S. corporations. Includes S&P's independent research, data and commentary.

Standard and Poor's Net Advantage is available in any WCCLS library and from your web browser at home with your WCCLS library card number.

Net Advantage appears on the Periodicals page under the Business and Reference categories. Contact us if you have any questions.

Tualatin Public Library Adds Second Storytime for Toddlers!

Beginning in February, Toddler Time for ages 18 months-3 years will be on Tuesdays at 9:30am and repeating at 10:30am at the Tualatin Public Library.

We'll clap, dance, laugh, and sing together as we celebrate the world of books and reading. These fast-paced, engaging storytimes are designed specifically for your active toddler!

New Database: World Book Online Reference Center

WCCLS now subscribes to a suite of reference tools from World Book, just in time for that next homework assignment.

World Book Kids
For elementary and middle school. Thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources. Available on the Periodicals page under the subject category For Kids.

World Book Online Reference Center
For middle school and high school. More than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles from the print version of World Book plus thousands of links selected by World Book editors and experts, historical features, extensive dictionary, audios, videos, and animations. Available on the Periodicals page under Youth.

World Book Advanced
For high school and college. Thousands of encyclopedia and reference articles, large collection of primary source documents. Individual accounts allow users to create and save their work. Powerful search engine, timeline and citation builders. Available on the Periodicals page under Reference.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Versión en Español de la reconocida Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, para los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria, o para los nuevos estudiantes de español. Se encuentra en la página Periodicals bajo la categoría En Español.

Spanish language version of the esteemed World Book Encyclopedia for elementary and middle grades or beginning Spanish students. Available on the Periodicals page under the subject category En Español.

Contact us if you have questions about any of the new World Book databases.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Banks Library late opening, Pre-School story-time canceled Jan 30

Pre-school story time will be canceled today, Wednesday January 30th at Banks Public Library due to the inclement weather.

Also, Banks Library will open late today. Please call before coming in to see if the library has opened.

(503) 324-1382

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Banks Library closes early, Jan. 29

Banks Public Library is closing early, at 5:00 pm, on Tuesday January 29th, due to inclement weather.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Banks Library closed Jan. 28

Banks Public Library will be closed Monday, January 28th due to inclement weather.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Database: McGraw-Hill's AccessScience

Intended for high school students and up, AccessScience is the online version of The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, featuring
  • Full text articles with links to news and research updates, biographies of scientists, and links to related online resources.
  • Searching by typing in words and phrases or by selecting from a list of topics.
  • Study guides and bibliographies for further reading on topics for students at the high school or college levels.
AccessScience is available in any WCCLS library and from your web browser at home with your WCCLS library card number. AccessScience appears on the Periodicals page under these subjects:
Contact us if you have questions about AccessScience.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Tigard Public Library

Monday, January 21st
3-4 p.m.
Suitable for all ages
Houghton Reading Room

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and his vision for improving human rights through non-violent measures.

Storyteller Rachel Foxman will perform a collection of world folktales that illuminate social justice and ways to mediate disputes peacefully. Ms. Foxman is a Resident Artist in Storytelling for Young Audiences in Oregon and southwest Washington.

The film "Martin's Big Words" will play throughout the day. Based on the book by Doreen Rappaport, the film depicts Dr. King's life through his own words. African-American traditions come alive in this story rich in culture and history.

Martin Luther King Jr. question-and-answer bookmarks will be available throughout the Library. Special displays on both floors of the Library will feature books about Dr. King available for checkout.

For more information, please call the library at 503-684-6537 and request the Adult Reference Desk, or visit the library's Adult Programs page.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Preschool Storytime at Banks cancelled Jan. 9

Preschool Storytime at Banks Public Library has been canceled for Wednesday, January 9, 2008, due to inclement weather.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Banks Library closes early, January 4, 2008

Banks Library is closing today, Friday January 4, at 3:30 pm due to loss of electric power.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Coming Soon to North Plains Library...One Book, One Community

Beginning in January 2008 the residents of North Plains will come together for a "One Book, One Community" reading program, and all WCCLS card holders are welcome to join the program. The two month event will be filled with cultural and fun activities, tango dancing, book discussions, parties, cooking classes, movies, and more.

The entire event will be based on the book, The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Plans with this theme are in progress. A kick-off party is planned for January 12 at the North Plains Public Library (31334 NW Commercial Street, North Plains) with Spanish tapas and music. The month of February will follow with rich cultural and fun activities.

If you would like to help with any of this or share your ideas, please call or email Diane VanGrunsven at (503) 647-5127 or