Spring Book Sale, April 16-21

The Friends Spring Book Sale will take place Monday, April 16 through Saturday, April 21 in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.
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Sale Hours are coordinated with Library open hours: Monday, April 16, 9:30-8, Tuesday, April 17, 9:30-8, Wednesday, April 18, 9:30-8 Thursday, April 19, 9:30-5:30 Friday, April 20, 9:30-5:30 Saturday, April 21,9:30-5:30

Books, videos, CDs, vinyl records…all priced to sell!  Tables will be restocked every day.  Credit cards are welcome.

Membership has its privileges! On Wednesday, April 18, current members of Friends get a 50% discount for all they purchase.  You can get a new membership or renew your membership at the door.   Individual one-year memberships are now $10, Family memberships $20, Contributing memberships $35 and Sustaining memberships $100.  A membership form is also available on this website: see the “join’ page.

Your library card does not make you a member of Friends of the Library.  Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that has been helping the Forest Grove Library since 1973.  You need to sign up for Friends membership and pay for your annual membership fee.  Your membership year will begin when you pay your dues. If you purchased or renewed your membership at the fall book sale (October, 2017) your membership will be valid for this sale in April.

Bag days are back!  Friday and Saturday, all shoppers can fill standard grocery bags with books and other media and pay just $5 per bag.

Dealer Alert:  Friends volunteers have carefully combed through donations and library discards, looking for items that Friends can sell online.  Books and other media that we think we can sell online for $8 or more won’t be on sale at this twice-a-year on-site book sale.

You can help: As always, we have several volunteer opportunities.  More than fifty peopled helped with the sale in October.

  • We need help with set-up and take-down.  Strong backs and willing hearts are needed to move boxes of books from two rooms in the Library to the Rogers Room on Thursday, April 12 between 3:00 and 5:30.
  • Volunteers are also needed to put books on shelves and tables before the sale, during the day, April 13-14, 9:30 – 5:30.
  • Another vital job is taking two-hour shifts cashiering during the days of the sale.

Those who help with set-up and “minding the store”  get  two free books for their efforts.

If you are interested in helping make the book sale a success, please call Mike Smith 503 530-9353 or email m2zsmith@msn.com

And of course, we welcome book donations any time!  Please bring books that are in good condition to the Library.  Library staff tells us that Wednesday evenings are the best time to bring books to the Library.

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!

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

Cultural Programs continue

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.

Friends Spring Used Book Sale, April 17-22

Our Spring Book Sale will take place Monday, April 17 through Saturday, April 22 in the Rogers Room of the Library.  Sale hours are coordinated with Library open hours.  The exception is Saturday when the sale ends at 3:00.

Monday, April 17: 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, April 18: 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, April 19: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday, April 20: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, April 21: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, April 22: 10 am – 3 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, April 19, 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 so please answer our call.
On Wednesday April 12, 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 7:00PM. Help is also needed in fine-tuning the setup April 13 to 14.   Many volunteers are needed to staff the sales desk during the sale, April 17 to 22.  The big clean-up starts at 3:00 on Saturday, April 22.  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