Monday, May 17, 2010

Henna Workshop at the Hillsboro Main Library

Saturday, May 22, 2-4pm, at Hillsboro Main Library, journey into the world of henna with international artist Wendy Rover of Roving Horse Henna. We’ll cover mixology, application, design motifs and regional styles. You will learn how to mix your own henna paste and design and apply your own henna designs. Adorn yourself and your friends with beautiful temporary tattoos.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Renewal of Library Levy to be discussed by County Board of Commissioners

At their May 25th meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners will entertain a proposal to renew the library local option levy that supports countywide library service. Passed by voters in November of 2006, the current levy is set to expire 6/30/2011. The Board will discuss placing a renewal on the November 2010 ballot.

The current levy provides approximately 1/3 of funding for Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS). It is a rate levy of $0.17 per $1000 of assessed value, and generates about $7 million per year for library service. The levy allowed libraries to restore open hours that had previously been cut, purchase books and materials, support reading programs and services for children, and support central services than link member libraries together. Since passage of the levy, libraries have experienced double-digit increases in use in almost every service measure including checkouts, children’s program attendance, use of electronic databases, and library visitors.

The proposed levy would continue the same $0.17 rate and would be for a term of five years (FY2011-12 through FY2015-16). Funds would be used to support local library operations, purchase books and materials, support reading programs and services for children, support resources and information for job seekers, and support central and outreach services that link libraries together such as the shared WCCLS catalog and website, interlibrary deliveries to fill patron requests, electronic resources, and mail delivery to homebound residents.

The levy proposal can be found here. The Board of Commissioners meeting and public hearing will be Tuesday, May 25th, at 6:30 pm in the Huffman Auditorium of the Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N. First Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

Friday, May 7, 2010

5/17-18: Hillsboro Main hosts bird workshops

photo, Early bird gets the worm.... by Vishal PatelHillsboro Main Library is hosting two programs about birds.

What Makes a Bird a Bird?, Monday, May 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Children in grades 1 through 3 can see and touch feathers, bones, eggs, and nests while learning about birds. Stay longer for a bird walk outside and use binoculars for an up-close look at local birds. Space is limited to 20. Register (required) by calling 503-615-6500.

Attracting Birds to Your Yard. Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Learn ways to make your yard a welcoming habitat for birds from the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve experts. Get tips for setting up a bird feeding station and strategies for living with wildlife, both welcome and unwelcome. This is a drop–in class.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Featured Resource--Library2Go

logo, Library2GoLooking for downloadable audiobooks, videos and eBooks? Library2Go has ’em.

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The service includes thousands of titles and is available 24/7. Some popular items are always available; other popular items might require you to place a hold on them, like you do on physical books, CDs and DVDs. Choose from fiction or non-fiction, entertainment or documentary, children's or adult's.

You don't need to return items and you won’t get any late fees. Library2Go is free for all WCCLS cardholders.