Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, 10/8: Celebrate Oregon's Day of Culture

logo, Oregon Day of CulturePlease join the Washington County Cooperative Library Services in celebrating Oregon's Day of Culture on Thursday, October 8th. Sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Day of Culture's focus is on celebrating culture close to home and recognizing the culture that surrounds us everyday.

What better place to do that than at your local library? Check out the diverse array of cultural programs offered in our fourteen member libraries at wccls.org/calendar.

To find out more about Washington County based artists, performers and arts organizations, visit www.artstage.info, a website hosted by the Westside Cultural Alliance. And, for a listing of events across the state go to www.OregonDayofCulture.org.

The public libraries of Washington County serve a primary role as cultural institutions, welcoming nearly 1.5 million people through our doors each year. Libraries are the neighborhood gathering places, the "front porches" of our communities, and open to all.

In addition to books, libraries offer movies and music, provide forums for discussion, host artistic and educational displays, and provide entertainment options. At the library you can learn to knit, practice a foreign language, improve your photography skills, meet an author, hear a story, explore, and just about anything else you can think of. (And if you do think of something else, please let us know!)

This year on October 8th, celebrate culture close to home!

Eva Calcagno
Manager, Washington County Cooperative Library Services