Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Online applications and detailed grant guidelines for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available at the Regional Arts and Culture Council website.
WCAHHC awards grants in May, with funds to be used for projects taking place July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009. Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of two grant orientation sessions:
- Tues., March 4, 4-5:30 pm, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro. Call (503)615-3485 for directions.
- Thurs., March 6th, 4-5:30 pm, Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin. Call (503)885-1926 for directions. Attendees are encouraged to park near the Police Station.
The Oregon Cultural Trust was created by the Oregon Legislature to strengthen Oregon’s culture by establishing a permanent endowment. The Trust receives funding primarily from the sale of Cultural license plates and from gifts from individuals and businesses through an Oregon State tax credit program. The Trust invests a portion of proceeds from the endowment in annual grants to Oregon counties and tribal planning groups, funding for statewide cultural agencies, and competitive grants to cultural non-profits.
To learn more about the Trust or to make a donation, please visit www.culturaltrust.org.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Starting Monday, February 11, you can submit your original, unaltered, color digital images not previously published and created solely by you within Washington County, Oregon. Location matters!
A quick review of the rules (more details found on the Photo Contest pages):
- Emphasis will be on landscapes that convey the look and feel of the county. Images of people, pets, domestic or captive animals will not be accepted.
- The contest will include photos submitted between February 11 and April 30, 2008.
- Prizes will be awarded in two age categories (10-18 and 19+)
- Winning photos may be showcased on wccls.org for up to one year
See the Photo Contest pages for the official rules and to submit your photo.
Good luck and enjoy the contest!
Friday, February 8, 2008
On page 8, under "Time for Teens," the dates for the Teen Art Show at Beaverton City Library are listed as Feb. 12-29. That should be Feb. 21-29. The submission deadline has been moved from the listed date of the 14th. Submissions will be accepted on the 19th and 20th.
Sorry for the confusion!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
You'll still be able to reach WCCLS member libraries by phone, however, and you'll still be able to access your patron account online. The Telephone Renewal number should be available again on Thursday, February 14. Thanks for your patience.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
What kind of photographs are eligible? We're looking for original, unaltered, color digital images not previously published and created solely by you within Washington County, Oregon. Location matters!
Emphasis will be on landscapes that convey the look and feel of the county. Images of people, pets, domestic or captive animals will not be accepted. You can get an idea from the photographs by Benny Martin and by others we use now. Visit our main page and refresh it a few a times to cycle through the photos we use there currently.
The contest will include photos submitted between February 11 and April 30, 2008. Prizes will be awarded in each age category for First Place and Honorable Mention. Photos will be showcased on the wccls.org for up to one year.
Eligibility is limited to amateur photographers. Officers, employees and representatives of WCCLS, the 14 WCCLS libraries and their immediate families, employees of any sponsor and their immediate families are ineligible to participate. WCCLS shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant and winner eligibility. The contest is void where prohibited (whatever that means).
There will be separate entry and prize categories for ages 10-18 and ages 19+. For official contest rules and photo submission form, watch this space. There will be a contest page, promise!
The first meeting of the grades 3-5 father-son book group.
Starting in February, the father-son book group begins meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Main Library's meeting room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The first book shared will be Frindle by Andrew Clements. Future titles will be announced after the first meeting.
Free program; no registration required. Call the library at 503-615-6500 with questions.
Monday, February 4, 2008
The best part is how often you'll see the "Check Our Catalog" link next to a title. That link means that if a WCCLS library has that title or that author's books, you don't have to leave the page and go a-hunting for it in the WCCLS catalog. Following the "Check Our Catalog" link takes you right to the title's entry in the catalog. If we've got it, and you have library card, you can place a request for it immediately.
In short, if you don't know what to read next, Good Reads is the place to start.
While you're there, sign up for a news feed or an email newsletter in one or more of twenty categories, including Audio, Fiction Bestsellers, Children's Chapter and Picture books, and your favorite genre fiction. Book Club Choices, Book Sizzle, Book TV this Weekend, and Books on the Air will help keep you up to date on books talked about on radio and TV.
Coolest Feature: my vote goes to Chapter a Day. Wisconsin Public Radio reads one chapter per day of an entire book. They're currently about half way through Joseph E. Ellis's American Creation, a book on the period of American history between the War of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase. On Feb. 21, they start reading J. Revell Carr's All Brave Sailors : The Sinking of the Anglo Saxon, 1940, the true story of the two survivors of the sinking of a WWII British merchant ship and the 70 days they spent at sea in an open boat. (Library2Go fans take note! Chapter a Day gives you something interesting to listen to while you're between downloads.)
Look for the Good Reads link on the wccls.org main page under "Lending Library." Contact us if have questions or comments. We're eager to hear what you think of Good Reads.