Border Collie International slated for Summer Reading on the Commons

Border Collie InternationalSummer Reading on the Commons kicks off on Tuesday, June 20th with Border Collie International, a performing canine team of rescued border collies. These entertaining dogs will perform routines with football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and Frisbee.

The fun begins at 7 pm. Tualatin Commons Park is located at 8325 SW Nyberg St.

Summer Reading on the Commons is supported by a donation from the Friends of the Tualatin Library.

2017 Summer Reading kickoff

Build a Better WorldThe weekend of June 2-4 marks the start of Summer Reading 2017 at the Tulatin Public Library. Kick-off events are scheduled for kids, teens, and the whole family:

Teen Extravaganza. Sign up for summer reading, get a free book, play bingo, cake walk, and more. Free for grades 6 to 12 in the Teen Room. Friday, June 2nd, 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Reptile Man. Richard Ritchey, the Reptile Man, presents 15-20 reptiles in an engaging 1-hour program designed to educate and entertain. The Reptile Man is a full-time professional herpetologist who has been performing in Oregon and Washington for the past 24 years. Free for all ages in the Library Community Room. Saturday, June 3rd, 2 pm to 3 pm.

Music by The Junebugs. The Junebugs combine high-energy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to. Free for all ages by the Library Hearth. Sunday, June 4th, 2 pm to 3 pm.

All three events are supported by a donation from the Friends.

Talbots fundraiser extended

TalbotsOn Thursday evening Karen Uboldi represented the Friends at the Talbots fundraiser, telling customers about our mission, inviting them to join us, publicizing our book sale, and selling book bags. We netted eleven new members at this event thanks to Karen’s efforts!

Talbots donated 10% of select sales that day to the Friends and yesterday they announced that they’ve extended the fundraiser through Sunday. Remember: to qualify, shoppers need to indicate that their purchases support the Friends.

Karen’s a fan. “If you’re considering treating yourself to something new for Mothers Day, a summer celebration, wedding, birthday or vacation, Talbots has beautiful colors to choose from and the styles are fantastic,” she said. “And they have a store-wide 30% off sale this weekend.”

Talbots is in the Bridgeport Village shopping center, 7381 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard. We hope you’ll stop by.

Book sale reminder

display caseThe Friends May book sale is coming up this weekend, May 5-7. Friends volunteers Virginia Green, Penny Huelat, and Kay Kendall decorated the library’s lobby display case with books and memorabilia to help publicize the sale. Be sure to check it out when you come to the sale.

Book sale hours are:

Friday, May 5, 2 – 3 pm, members-only pre-sale
Friday, May 5, 3 – 6 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, May 7, 1 – 4 pm

May book sale: May 5 – 7

May book saleA huge inventory of used books will give shoppers the opportunity to pick up loads of books and media materials for the summer at our semi-annual Used Book Sale, May 5-7.
Hours will be:
Friday, May 5, 2 – 3 pm, members-only pre-sale
Friday, May 5, 3 – 6 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, May 7, 1 – 4 pm

New this year will be a members-only pre-sale on Friday, May 5, from 2 to 3 pm. Members will receive an invitation and coupon in the mail to use when shopping during the pre-sale or any time during sale hours if they can’t make it to the pre-sale.

During Sunday sale hours, regularly priced books will be $2 for a bag. Media and special priced items will be 50% off.

Thousands of items will be available at this sale. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Fiction titles for adults in hardcover and paperback
  • Non-fiction books in every category
  • Lots of juvenile books for children 6-12 years of age
  • Books for children and early readers
  • DVDs (movies and documentaries)
  • Music CDs

Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $1 range, except for some especially nice books and DVDs with prices as marked from $2-5. Credit cards are now being accepted for payment, as well as cash and checks.

The sale will be in the library’s Community Room.