Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival begins in two weeks

The Hearing Voices storytelling extravaganza begins in two weeks, on April 7th. We have a great festival planned and hope you can join us for the fun.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Auto Repair Reference Center and NoveList back up

Earlier in the week we reported that NoveList and Auto Repair Reference Center were down. They are now both up and running this morning. Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NoveList and Auto Repair Reference Center currently down

At the moment, NoveList and Auto Repair Reference Center are unavailable, due to technical issues with the provider of those resources. At this time we do not know when access will be restored. Thank you for your patience!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Possible service interruption with Library2Go

OverDrive (the vendor that powers the Library2Go service) will be doing technical maintenance at 4:00 AM on Monday, March 26th. They've told us there might be a brief interruption to service, resulting in people not able to download titles.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Washington County Severe Weather Shelter/Warming Centers Update

Washington County's online list of severe weather shelters and warming centers has been updated for March 22-27.

For the latest information on shelter openings in the metro area, including Washington County, dial 211 or 503-222-5555 to access the 211info Information and Referral System.  Shelter information is also available online at

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in a Digital Age" - program at the Cornelius Library

Mark Cunningham
Engage yourself in thoughtful conversation about the future of reading & the impact of e-books. Join author Mark Cunningham in the Oregon Humanities Conversation project, From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age.

OCAC Library hours during Spring Break

The OCAC Library will have reduced hours for Spring Break - Monday, 3/26 through Sunday, 4/1. The library will be open Tuesday - Thursday, 12 pm to 3 pm that week. Usual hours will resume Monday, April 2nd.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RFID update - over half a million items tagged!

Well the taggers just keep rolling. As of this morning, they've tagged a whopping 586,100 items in four buildings - Hillsboro Main, Hillsboro Shute Park, and Beaverton Main and Murray Scholls. In a few days the taggers will be moving from Murray Scholls on to Sherwood.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Writers' Group at the Hillsboro Library

The Hillsboro Library offers an opportunity for adults to practice the craft of writing and meet new people. Local writer, library volunteer, and Parallel Play Writers' Group member, Rebecca Colucci, leads this drop-in opportunity for writers at the Hillsboro Main Library. The intent is to provide a time and place for writers to gather together and practice their craft alongside one another.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teen Art Contest winners announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of WCCLS' 2012 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Introduction to the iPad at Tualatin

Are you considering buying an iPad? Want to know how they compare to other options? The Tualatin Public Library hosts Joe Hallett, a freelance technology writer, who will provide an introduction to the iPad's many functions.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Washington County Heritage Online

Explore the heritage of Washington County, Oregon through digitized photos. Washington County Heritage Online is a cooperative project of local libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in Washington County to create a digital repository of photographs chronicling the county's rich history.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival - coming soon!

Staff at WCCLS and at WCCLS member libraries have been working hard for months now to bring you the Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival. It's coming soon - in four weeks - and we are excited about the great storytellers and events coming to Washington County this year.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A blast from WCCLS' past

Staff at the Cedar Mill Community Library have unearthed some treasures from WCCLS' past and shared them online for everyone to enjoy. We love this image of the WCCLS Book Van from 1975, and there's a great article about WCCLS early dates from the Valley Times of 1976.

You'll find the full images below, and at Cedar Mill's Library History Project on Flickr. If you are a Cedar Mill patron, you'll enjoy seeing the pictures of volunteers getting the building ready for the library.