Last minute gifts @ the library

Holiday ongoing book saleLooking for holiday stocking stuffers? The Friends of Tualatin Library is offering a selection of last minute gifts that will be featured from December 15 through Christmas in our ongoing book sale. This is an opportunity to pick up “like new” gifts for $3.00 or less. We have an assortment of books and media for all ages. Our sale books are on the shelves just inside the library’s front door.  The inventory changes daily, so it pays to check back often.

A Thank You to Umpqua Bank

Umpqua BankWe want to thank Umpqua Bank and its employees Samantha, Logan, and Anna for their support at our recent semi-annual book sales. Umpqua Bank is committed to community service and encourages staff to volunteer up to 40 hours each year (paid!) with nonprofit organizations in communities where the bank does business.

Umpqua explains its community service philosophy on its website:
Here at Umpqua, investing is who we are, what we are, and why we are—but we’re not talking about your money. We’re talking about shaping our neighborhoods and engaging with our neighbors through community giving and community action. 

During the past year Umpqua Bank donated more than 50,000 hours to the community through the Connect Volunteer Network. Umpqua also makes financial donations to nonprofits through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation.

Two Spirit Jazz to perform at the Tualatin Library

Two Spirit JazzOn Sunday, December 10th Two Spirit Jazz will perform as a duo with Suzanne Callaway on Vocals/Guitar and Theresa Riccardi on Drums. 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 duo will perform around the hearth starting at 2 pm. A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Celebrating the library’s 40th anniversary

Tualatin libraryThe Tualatin Library will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sunday, November 19th. The celebration starts at 1 pm; cake will be served.

There will also be an hour of music by the hearth provided by the group Under the Lake starting at 2 pm. “Effervescent, vivacious and all-together engaging” is how smoothjazz.com describes Under the Lake’s music, an original sound that one reviewer says “doesn’t sit easy in any category, thanks to its heavy doses of funkified bass and occasional soul references.” You can sample their sound on their website.

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

Black Friday book sale at the library

Black Friday SaleFriends of the Tualatin Library will be holding a Black Friday Weekend Sale November 24, 25, and 26 on the freestanding shelves at the library. All items on those shelves will be 50% off. There will be a variety of genres as well as media available.

Our inventory changes daily, so we invite you to check back often to see what’s new. We’ve received generous donations in recent weeks from the community and the library, so we have books and media that weren’t available at our big November sale.