Sean Gaskill to perform at the library

Sean GaskillSean Gaskill will play the kora and sing in a performance at the Tualatin Library on Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2 pm to 3 pm. The kora is an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Sean will sing traditional pieces from the kora’s musical repertoire as well as some of his own personal compositions.

The kora is native to the Mande peoples who live in Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to the lyrics in its musical repertoire. Some songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports the library’s Sunday Music Series.

Book sale reminder

Display caseThe Friends Fall book sale is coming up this weekend, November 4-6. Friends volunteers Virginia Green, Molly Burns, and Laura Baker decorated the library’s lobby display case with books and memorabilia to help publicize the sale.

The picture shown here doesn’t do justice to their charming display. Among many other items it includes two one-million dollar bills, a miniature book titled “The Library Cat,” and a bookmark with the quote “Life is too serious to be taken seriously.” Be sure to check it out when you come to the sale.

Book sale hours are:

Friday, November 4, 3-6 pm
Saturday, November 5, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 6, 1-4 pm

Fall book sale: November 4-6

Book saleThe Friends Fall book sale is coming up, November 4-6. Book sale hours are:

Friday, November 4, 3-6 pm
Saturday, November 5, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 6, 1-4 pm

The sale will be held in the Library Community Room.

This time we have some especially good selections:

  • Hundreds of sci-fi/fantasy books
  • A nice collection of children’s picture books
  • Juvenile books for children 6-12 years of age
  • Fiction and non-fiction titles for adults
  • Christmas/holiday books, magazines and DVDs
  • Hundreds of postcards from a collection recently donated to the library
  • Large collection of really nice auto-repair guides withdrawn from the library

FOL bags

We will also have Friends of the Tualatin Library bags for sale at a very affordable price. These heavy-duty bags are ideal for carrying an armload of heavy books (or groceries).

Hope to see you at the sale.

 

Volunteers needed for Fall Book Sale

November book sale We could use a few more volunteers at the Fall Book Sale, November 4-6. Two and three hour shifts are available. Here’s a chance to shop for books while helping with the sale.

The sale will be held in the Library Community Room. Book sale hours are:

Friday, November 4, 3-6 pm
Saturday, November 5, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 6, 1-4 pm

Please contact Allison at allison4packers@gmail.com for more information.