Art display by Molly Burns at the library

This week our very own long-time Friend, Molly Burns, has a display of her digital art and poetry in the display case in the Tualatin Library lobby.

Molly calls her work “digital” art because she creates it with her Samsung tablet and the Samsung SketchBook app. With SketchBook, you can draw with a stylus (or your finger), add color, import images, and add text. Molly is both an artist and a poet, so her work typically includes both images and words. After creating an art piece on the tablet, she takes it to a local print shop for color printing.

Inspiration for Molly’s art and poetry comes from a variety of sources. “Sometimes it comes from little memories that pop into my head,” she says. “Or news that I read or just some little thing that happens. Then I experiment.”

Molly’s art will be on display through Sunday, April 21. We hope you have a chance to stop by and see it!

Book sale volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Spring book sale, May 3-5, 2019.

We need volunteers to help with the set-up of the sale Friday morning and the take down on Sunday afternoon. During sale hours, we need volunteers to support the cashiers by tallying up sales and also to assist our customers on the sale floor. Set up for the sale will occur on Friday 5/3/19, from 9 am to 1 pm. Shifts through the weekend during the sale are for 2-3 hours at a time.

Sale hours are:

  • Friday, May 3rd, 2 – 6 pm (members only for the first hour)
  • Saturday May 4th, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday May 5th, 1 – 4 pm

Our volunteer sign-ups are automated with Sign-Up Genius, an online volunteer recruitment service. Sign-Up Genius is easy; you don’t need an account with them to use it. Here are the steps:
1. Go to our page on Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4aaeab2babf94-spring
2. Scroll down the page to see what time slots are still open
3. Click the “Sign Up” box for any shifts you would like to sign up for. You can sign up for multiple shifts if you’d like
4. Click the “Submit and Sign Up” box at the center-bottom of the page
5. Enter your name and email address
6. You’ll receive a confirming email after submitting your sign-up. And you’ll receive a reminder close to the sale date.

If you prefer to sign up via email, please contact us.

Mojo Holler to perform at Tualatin Library

On Sunday, March 17th Mojo Holler will perform around the hearth as part of the Tualatin Public Library’s Sunday Music Series. The duo consists of Missi Hasting as lead singer, on rhythm guitar, and on washboard, and John Baker on vocals and on lap steel and guitars. Their music is a blend of Mississippi Delta blues, Appalachian folk, southern outlaw country, rhythm and blues, and plain old rock-n-roll. You can learn more about Mojo Holler and sample their music on their website. The pair will perform starting at 2 pm.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Two Spirit Jazz to perform at the Tualatin Library

Two Spirit Jazz

On Sunday, December 16th Two Spirit Jazz will perform around the hearth as part of the Tualatin Public Library’s Sunday Music Series. The group’s repertoire comes from the Great American songbook and from the vast supply of American jazz and blues. Vocalist Suzanne Callaway is also a composer and often includes some of her originals at performances. You can learn more about Two Spirit Jazz and sample their music on their website. The group will perform starting at 2 pm.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Books Beyond Borders display at the Tualatin Library

Books beyond bordersBooks Beyond Borders is the title of a new exhibit at the Tualatin Public Library. The exhibit includes an assortment of children’s books borrowed on interlibrary loan from libraries and publishers around the world.

The exhibit’s centerpiece is a braille edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, borrowed from the Mojave County Library District in Arizona, 1087 miles from Tualatin.

A Japanese edition of Babar holds the distinction of having traveled the farthest, 4837 miles from Japan.

The book Way Back Then also traveled a great distance, 2356 miles from the publisher’s office in eastern Canada. It’s the story of animals from long ago told in both English and Inuktitut, an Inuit dialect.

The Books Beyond Borders exhibit is a joint effort by Friends of Tualatin Public Library and the Tualatin Library staff. We hope you will find time to visit the library by November 12th, the exhibit’s last day. The Tualatin Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi, Tualatin, OR.