Friday, October 26, 2012

Beating The Age Game - The Over 40 Job Search

On Tuesday, Oct. 30th from 6-8 p.m., the Garden Home Community Library is hosting a session on job searching for people over 40. This session is free and open to anyone.

Learn how to reduce the effect of age in your job search in order to level the playing field.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ballot drop sites in Washington County

Election Day is less than two weeks away! If you have questions about vote-by-mail, voter eligibility, or other related issues, visit the Washington Co. Elections Office website, or give them a call at 503-846-5800.

Ballots must be received at official collection sites by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6th. Many WCCLS libraries are ballot drop sites. Find a full list of all of the drop sites in Washington County.

Washington County elections officials are encouraging voters to send in or drop off their ballots as soon as possible this general election season so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner. Get out there and vote!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

World Book online access is unavailable

At this time, online access to World Book products is unavailable outside of WCCLS member libraries. World Book is working to restore access, and once everything is up and running, we will let you know. Apologies for the inconvenience!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Local author discusses Borderline Personality Disorder at Cedar Mill Library

Early in February 2009, local author Helen Coffey lost her daughter Heather to suicide after a long battle with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). On Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm in the Cedar Mill Library, Helen will discuss issues related to mental health. In addition, Helen will go over the symptoms of BPD and touch on current trends in treatment.

Helen Coffey is the author of Don’t Let Anyone Know: A Story about Mental Illness. Copies will also be available for sale during the program, held in the Cedar Mill Library's upstairs meeting room. No reservations required.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Changes with Library2Go - good news for Nook tablet owners, changes to Adobe Digital Editions

For those of you who own a Nook tablet and check out Library2Go ebooks, we have some happy news for you! Barnes & Noble now has included the OverDrive Media Console app in their app store. This means that you can now check out and download EPUB ebooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to your tablet. We have more information and links to instructions here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

WCCLS website and catalog available again

Due to a power outage in downtown Hillsboro, the WCCLS website, online catalog and telephone renewal systems were unavailable from approximately 12:20 pm to 3:40 pm on Friday, October 5th. We thank you for your patience while our systems were down.

The power outage appears to have been caused by a "wires down incident" on West Main St. in downtown Hillsboro. WCCLS systems operated on backup power for approximately 1 hour. After that, since power had not been restored, we safely powered down our systems. We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions about your library account, please contact your local WCCLS member library.

Monday, October 1, 2012

"To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature" at Tualatin Library

To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm
Tualatin Public Library

Recent efforts to remove the “n” word in literature—from the new edition of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn in which the word is changed to “slave” to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone because of what some considered offensive language—raise questions about censorship.