About Michael R. Smith

A volunteer for Friends of the Forest Grove Library (OR)

December events at the Library

The Library’s Wassail Party will take place in the entrance to the Library on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-4 PM.  Traditional Wassail punch and cookies will be served and Brian Oberlin will play holiday favorites on mandolin.
Everyone is invited to this free event.

On Tuesday December 5th at 6:30 PM, Nathan Palmer of To the Roots Coffee Roasters will talk about coffees of the world.  Nathan will be providing samples. The program will take place in the Rogers Meeting Room at the Library.
This talk is part of the Friends-sponsored Cultural Series.

Here is a calendar of events at the Library in December.

Happy Holidays!

October book sale

More than 50 volunteers made the Friends fall used book sale a success.  Sales of books and other media and membership fees totaled over $5,300.
All proceeds from the sale go to the Forest Grove City Library for programs like Summer Reading, Friends Cultural Series and Ted Talks.
The next sale will be April 16-21, 2018.
Thank you, volunteers and customers!

Don’t miss the Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26

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.

Friends Fall Used Book Sale, October 23-28

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 schubots@pacificu.edu

 

 

Friends Cultural Program Series

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