Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas to perform at the Tualatin Library

On Sunday, July 14th Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas will perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library. This Latin band captures the essence of Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, bringing their passion for their heritage, music, and culture to the stage. You can learn more about Grupo Borikuas and sample their music on their website. They will perform starting at 2 pm.

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

Jason Achilles to speak and perform at Tualatin Library

On Sunday, June 30th, Jason Achilles will speak and perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library.

Musician and producer by day, NASA research scientist by night, Jason Achilles bends sound through bass, keys, and other instruments, layering them to achieve a kind of sonic experimentation. Hear about his work capturing sound on Mars, and stay for music. Jason’s talk will focus on his work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on microphone tech for the Mars 2020 rover. This will be informative, inspiring, and loud — starting at 2 pm. You can sample Jason’s music at his website.

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

Summer Reading starts June 1st

The Tualatin Library’s 2019 Summer Reading program starts on Saturday, June 1st. The library will stay open later that day to celebrate, and Grammy-nominated “kindie rock” band Recess Monkey will play from 6 to 7 pm to join in the fun. The whole family can sign up for summer reading and enjoy some catchy, clever, high-energy tunes.

The library will be open until 8 pm for this special day. Kids and teens will receive a free book when they sign up for Summer Reading. Sign up starts at 10 am when the library opens.

The Friends donated funding to the library for books and activities for the Summer Reading Program. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Spring book sale: May 3-5, 2019

May book sale

It’s that time of year again! The semi-annual Used Book Sale will be on Friday, May 3, from 3-6 pm; Saturday, May 4, from 10-4 pm; and on Sunday, May 5, from 1-4 pm, in the Community Room of the Tualatin Public Library.

The sale will feature a large collection of books for all ages, a nice selection of audio books and music CDs, as well as comic books and graphic novels for teens.

Current members will have first pick of all the sale materials at the “Members Only” Pre-sale on Friday from 2-3 pm.

Most books are priced in the 50 cent to $2 range with exceptions for extra-nice books and DVDs which will be priced individually. Credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted.

The last sale was a great success, and due to all the generous donations of books and media, we hope to do the same at this event. See you all there!

Friends named Volunteer Group of the Year

Exciting news for our hard-working group of volunteers! The Friends of the Tualatin Library has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Group of 2018 for the library and the city! We were honored at the Volunteer Appreciation event at the Juanita Pohl Center on Monday, April 8th. Mayor Frank Bubenik said our group “truly makes a world of difference.”

Our President, Laura Baker, said “We are incredibly fortunate to have the support and recognition we enjoy from the library staff.  I know this isn’t why we do what we do, but it’s nice to be recognized every now and then and certainly nice to be a partner in supporting the library. Thanks again to all of our volunteers for your hard work and dedication.”

In addition to the group award, Kay Kendall was named Outstanding Adult Volunteer for 2018 at the Volunteer Appreciation event. She serves a special role in the Friends of the Tualatin Library organization – researching and repairing books. She has also installed literary displays for the library lobby display case. Congratulations, Kay!