Here is an opportunity for emerging writers right here in Forest Grove Please click here: Writers in the Grove 2018 Authors Conference.
After shopping for books at the Friends sale Thursday, there’s nothing like a great Maggie Pike lasagna dinner!
The Library Foundation of Forest Grove will hold their vaunted Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 to 8pm at the United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way in FG.
Menu: Lasagna (meat/vegetarian choices), salad, bread and dessert.
Prices: $12 adults, $6 children (12 and under); take-out available with pre-purchased tickets. Famous Maggie’s buns sold on site: $1
Tickets available at: Forest Grove City Library and Maggie’s Buns. Please purchase by Tuesday, October 24. Limited number sold
Bonus at the dinner! $10 raffle for a dinner for 8 catered by Maggie Pike.
All proceeds to the Library Foundation of Forest Grove to continue furniture and equipment development at your Library.
Our Fall Book Sale will take place Monday, October 23 through Saturday, October 28 in the Rogers Room of the Library. Sale hours are coordinated with Library open hours.
Monday, October 23: 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, October 24: 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, October 25: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday, October 26: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, October 27: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, October 28: 10 am – 5 pm
Books, videos, CDs, all priced to sell. We have plenty of quality books due to several generous donations.
Bookseller alert: Friends volunteers go through all donations to find books that are worth $8 or more online. Friends then list these items for sale on Amazon rather than including them in these twice-a-year sales.
Membership has its privileges: On Wednesday, October 25, current Friends members get a 50% discount on all they purchase. New members can join and current members can renew at the door of the sale. Memberships begin at $10 for individuals and are good for twelve months.
Bag days! On Friday and Saturday, all shoppers may fill standard grocery bags with books and other materials and pay just $5 per bag.
We need your help! As usual, it is your help that makes our book sale a success! More than 70 people helped with our last sale. We will soon begin scheduling volunteers for our spring sale. We will be calling Friends members and others who have helped with past sales: please answer our call.
On Wednesday October 18, we will begin setting up the sale. Strength and perseverance are needed to set up tables and move 300 or so boxes of books into the Rogers Room. Please lend a hand any time between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. Help is also needed in fine-tuning the setup October 19-21. Volunteers are needed to staff the sales desk during the sale, October 23-28. The big clean-up starts at Noon, Monday, October 30. Many hands make light work!
Each volunteer will earn 2 books of their choice for each shift they work. You’ll have fun and your library, community and bookshelf will benefit. Spread the word and tell your friends that they do not need to be members of Friends to volunteer!
If you prefer to schedule your favorite time, you can call Susan Schubothe at 503 359-4006 or email her at email@example.com
Friends will again sponsor a series of cultural programs. Starting in September, the programs will be presented in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue. Programs usually start at 6:30 PM. Admission for all the programs is free.
Here is a brief list of the programs as now planned.
September 12 Lono Waiwaiole–Noir Fiction: Writing from the Dark Side.
October 3 The Metal Cowboy Joe Kurmaski presents Lightning in a Saddle: The Long, Untamed Life of Evelyn Hamilton, Emancipated Warrior of British Cycling and other stories
October 10 Vallamo: Finnish folk music
November 14 Alton Chung– Storyteller – The Japanese-American Experience of WWII and Okinawan Memories of WWII: Okinawa and Hawaii — The story of the Himeyuri
December 2 Brian Oberlin Holiday mandolin performance
December 5 Nathan Palmer – Coffees of the World
January 30 Bonnie Olin – Owyhee Canyonlands-Owyhee River Journals talk/slide show/book presentation
Spring, date TBD Dancing with the Dead/Summer of Love Program – Rosie McGee
Friends annual meeting will be held in the Rogers Meeting Room at the Library on Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 PM.
The fiscal year’s accomplishments will be reviewed and the Strategic Plan status and update discussed.
Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be served.
Here is a link to the Friends Spring Newsletter.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Forest Grove City Library Rogers Room A & B
Join us for coffee, baked goods and stimulating TED Talk broadcasts followed by discussions on events of community and global interest in the sciences, technology, education and more. Invest an hour of your time on a Saturday morning and become part of this regular coffee community. Take “time out” for a TED Talk! February’s topic: “What’s in your Wallet: a billionaire shows how income inequality will destroy us all.”
Friends of the Forest Grove Library have been sponsoring a series of monthly cultural programs at the Library for decades. The program are now managed by Jim Jatkevicius, an Adult Services Librarian on the library staff.
We hope you will be able to attend one of the remaining cultural programs for Spring 2017. The programs take place at 6:30 PM in the Rogers Room at the Library. They are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 21 (rescheduled from January 17) “History, Art, Music, and McMenamins “ Join McMenamin’s historian Tim Hills as he discusses how McMenamins reimagined an old, historic Masonic rest home and created McMenamin’s Grand Lodge. Tim will talk about this and other reinventions of historic architecture by the iconic Portland-area company.
Tuesday, April 4 The Art of the Story Storytelling Event Join Storyteller Brianna Barrett for an Art of the Story event– “Can All My Imaginary Friends Come Too?”
Tuesday, April 25 Oregon Ghost Towns Join writer and Oregon native Steve Arndt as he shares his fascinating experiences exploring the ghost towns of Oregon. Steve has written prolifically about the beauty and history of the state in his Roads Less Traveled series. More recently, he has focused on ghost towns with a series of three books. Enjoy a deep exploration of Oregon’s fascinating and forgotten places.
Tuesday, May 2 “Young at Heart Readers’ Theatre” This eclectic group of writers and dramatists will present “Our Miss Brooks: Madison High is Cold”
Wednesday, May 17 (Bonus Program) Hungrytown Enjoy live folk music from the dynamic Vermont-based music duo, Hungrytown. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as Hungrytown–have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.