Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Teen Read Week 2018

Teen Read Week 2018

Author Talks & Writing Workshop
William Ritter – author of the Jacoby series

The Cooperative invites local teens to meet and chat with Oregon author of the Jackaby series, William Ritter. He is brought to Washington County by WCCLS as a local promotion of the American Library Association’s Teen Read Week™.

All sixteen of the WCCLS member libraries are offering copies of Ritter’s title Jackaby, while supplies last, to give away to teens starting in September. WCCLS will present three engagements with Ritter for local teens in early October - two author talks and one writing workshop.

The workshop focus is Fundamental Facets of Fiction. Participants will learn about world building, character creation, pacing and more. Enjoy an engaging, interactive talk and leave with techniques and tips to boost your writing.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Begun in 1998, Teen Read Week™ is held annually during the second week of October (October 7 – 13, 2018). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

William Ritter is an Oregon educator and author of the bestselling Jackaby series. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

Tigard Public Library: Tuesday, October 9, 6 - 7 p.m.
Sunset High School: Thursday, October 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Public Library, Shute Park: Wednesday, October 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

William created a video just for his WCCLS visits. View it here!

Visit the Calendar of Events or William Ritter's blog for more details.

Monday, September 24, 2018

8th annual Garden Home Sustainability & Repair Fair

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12 from 5-7:30

WHERE: In the THPRD Garden Home Community Rec Center’s Gym
Address: 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. At the intersection of SW Garden Home Rd & SW Oleson Rd.

This event is FREE and open to the public. It’s family friendly.

There are topics of interest for everyone: parents or retired, apartment dwellers or homeowners. A list of exhibitors is included in this press release.

A sampling of our exhibitors:

econstruction NW *NEW EXHIBITOR
Happy Baby Food
New Seasons Market
Portland Urban Beekeepers
River West Village
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) Nature Park
Tualatin Riverkeepers
Victory Seed Company
WashCo Bikes (formerly Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition) *NEW EXHIBITOR