Thursday, September 27, 2012

Library2Go - temporary downtime Saturday evening, 9/29

The Library2Go website will have short periods of downtime this Saturday, September 29th, between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Featured Resource — World Book Online For Kids

World Book Kids

World Book Online For Kids was developed especially for our young readers. It offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging activities, multimedia, games, and science projects, all with the authority you’ve come to expect from our trusted partner, World Book.

Check out World Book Online for Kids with your WCCLS library card handy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cedar Mill Library Named Top Workplace

The Cedar Mill Library, a WCCLS member library, was recently honored by the Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon. The library ranked number 4 out of 40 small businesses recognized. The library was also given a separate award for being the top ranked organization for "Appreciation" meaning employees feel genuinely appreciated.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Aloha Community Library Grand Opening on Sept. 22nd

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services congratulates the organizers behind the formation of a new, community library in Aloha. Beginning September 22nd, the volunteer-run library will open to the public for regular library service 12 hours per week. The library is located at 17683 SW Farmington Road, Suite E, Aloha, in the Bales Thriftway Market Center (map). The library will officially open to the public at 10 am on Saturday, September 22nd, with a ribbon-cutting scheduled for 11 am.

Storytime at the Aloha Community Library
For more details about the library, and for answers to commonly-asked questions about the Aloha Community Library, click here. At this time, the Aloha Community Library is not a full member of WCCLS, its books and materials are not available through the WCCLS catalog, and Aloha will maintain its own circulation and catalog system.

Free Citizenship Classes

Hillsboro Public Library-Shute Park Branch, 775 SE 10th Avenue, is offering citizenship classes for 8 weeks to anyone with a green card and a basic level of English.

The course includes U.S. history, government structure, civil rights and basic civic concepts.  The classes will take place on Mondays, starting October 1st  from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Mission: Citizen, 503-928-2310 or  Registration is not required but class size is limited to 20.

Para más información vea el calendario de eventos y WCCLS en Facebook en Español.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Website downtime Tuesday evening, 9/18/12

The website will be unavailable from 9 pm to approximately 11 pm on Tuesday, September 18th, for routine maintenance.

The WCCLS catalog and online accounts will still be available while the website is down, as will Library2Go. You may want to bookmark the following links so that you can still access them:

WCCLS catalog:
Online accounts:

You may also renew your items via telephone at 503-846-3245.

Thank you for your patience! If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Some wording changes in the WCCLS catalog

When we search the WCCLS catalog, we often click on the buttons near the title to place the item on hold, find out which library has it, or learn more about the item. The wording on those buttons will change on Monday, September 17th.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Borderless: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Hillsboro Public Library is pleased to offer an Oregon Humanities-sponsored program as part of their Conversation Project series.

Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities
Presented by Lewis & Clark Associate Professor Elliot Young
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Main Library

In this time of cataclysmic change in our country and our world, it is important to ask not just how to get the economy back on track, but what kind of economy we want. In 1983, Benedict Anderson wrote Imagined Communities, a book about the origins of the modern nation-state and the powerful identification with nations for which millions have fought and been willing to die. This is the focus of "Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities," a free conversation with Lewis & Clark College associate professor Elliott Young on Thursday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillsboro Main Library. This program is hosted by Hillsboro Public Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

A Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Many Backgrounds, Many Stories...One American Spirit

Join us at the Tualatin Public Library on Saturday, September 15, from 12:00-3:00pm for a free Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration featuring Antonio Centurion. Antonio is a master of the Paraguayan Harp. He is a native Paraguayan and a proud descendant of the Guaraní Indian.  In addition to the music, we will have free face painting for the kids by artist Kim Millen from U B Painted. Kim has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is well known in the Portland area for her talent and fun personality. Refreshments, door prizes, and a piñata are also featured in this special event.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Life, Times & Songs of Woody Guthrie at 100 Years

The Life, Times & Songs of Woody Guthrie at 100 Years. Performance by the Northwest folk singing duo, The Wanderers, Bill Murlin and Carl Allen. Cedar Mill Library. Friday, September 14, 7 pm.

Join us for an evening in celebration of an American icon during the Centennial of his birth. Bill Murlin and Carl Allen of "The Wanderers," a Northwest folk singing duo that has performed together for 50 years, will present the songs and music of Woody Guthrie.

The concert is free and will be held in the library's upstairs community room. Come early as seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, and only the first 100 people will be admitted.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beaverton Libraries closed on Thurs., 9/13

Both Beaverton Library locations (Beaverton City Library and the Murray Scholls library) will be closed all day on Thursday, September 13th for staff in-service day.

Materials checked out at either Beaverton library will not be due on September 13th. Normal hours of operation at both libraries will resume on Friday, September 14th.