Friday, November 21, 2008

12/7: Irish dance at Hillsboro Main

Maldon MeehanThe Hillsboro Main Library will showcase Irish music and dance on Sunday December 7, 2008 at 2 p.m.

An Damhsa is a journey from Ireland to America and back again.

Maldon Meehan's group of musicians and dancers perform American clogging and Irish, modern, sean-nós and Cape Breton step dances. Sean-nós dancing is step dancing from the West coast of Ireland. Improvised, with the steps are danced close to the floor, this dance has a close connection to the rhythm of music played.

Featured dancers include Maldon Meehan, Melia Tichenor, Maureen Sheridan and Graham Smith. Portlands Nancy Conescu and C. Throgmorton will play traditional music on guitar and fiddle. Dublin-born Robert Deans will narrate.

This great for-all-ages, high-energy performance will feature light refreshments. The Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway.

12/6 - Tualatin Used Book Sale at Haggen

photo by Pictoscribe
of a library book sale (not Tualatin's) by Pictoscribe
The Friends of the Tualatin Public Library hold their Holiday Used Book Sale Saturday, December 6. The sale takes place at the Tualatin Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 8515 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd, in the food court. This Haggen is just around the corner from the Tualatin Public Library.

The special Friends preview sale runs from 9:00–10:00 AM (check out for information on joining); the public sale is from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This holiday used book sale is huge! Used books, cds, movies, canvas book bags, stocking stuffers, and especially paperback books, will be available for sale.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

12/7: WCCLS website down for maintenance

The WCCLS website will be unavailable from 6:30-9:30pm on Sunday, December 7. And by unavailable, I mean, it will be down. You will not be able to renew books or put them on hold; you won't even be able to access the catalog or check out our booklists for the homebound.

What does this mean to you? Well, do your library business either before 6:30pm on Sunday, December 7, or do it after 9:30 on December 7.

Why is this? Well, as you know, the internet is not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And sometimes those tubes get a little clogged. You know, like your kitchen sink on Thanksgiving evening.

We're going to be doing some maintenance on our corner of the internet on Sunday night. And then we'll be back. Count on it.

Sing, Sign and Playtime at Banks Public Library

This is a fun, interactive workshop that incorporates American Sign Language into theme-oriented play activities. Sing songs, learn and review favorite signs, play and interact with your child. Geared for families who have done some signing, but also serves as an ideal opportunity for beginning signers to sample a SmallTalk Workshop. Targeted to families with babies from 6-24 months, but open to all ages.
  • Tuesday, 11/18, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, 11/20, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, 12/4, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11/16 - Twilight Party at Tualatin

the cover of Twilight
Vampire or Werewolf? Edward or Jacob?

Are you a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga series? Then come join Tualatin Public Library for a pre-movie party on November 16 from 2-4 p.m.

The Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. The party will be in the Teen Room.

We’ll be celebrating with trivia contests, prizes for best costume, raffles, music and blood-red food.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

11/20: Twilight Movie Release Party at Shute Park

movie poster for Twilight
Are you as excited about the release of the "Twilight" movie as we are? The Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 SE Tenth Avenue, is hosting a party in honor of the movie release on Thursday, 11/20/08.

The party begins at 6:30 p.m. and registration is required. Registration can be done online at /news-events or call the Hillsboro Public Library at 503-615-6500.

The party is for teens in grades 6–12. Come dressed as your favorite character and be entered to win prizes, such as movie passes, copies of the "Twilight" books, and movie posters. We will have Twilight trivia, jewelry making crafts, a T-shirt design station (please bring a T-shirt to decorate) and lots of snacks!

The Library thanks Regal's Evergreen Parkway 13 for help with this event. Regal's Evergreen Parkway 13 presents the "Twilight" opening Friday, November 21, with a midnight screening Thursday, November 20.