Volunteers needed for 2019 Fall book sale

Book sale volunteers neededVolunteers are needed for the Fall book sale, November 1-3, 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 11/1/19, 9 am – 1 pm. Shifts through the weekend during the sale are for 2-3 hours at a time.

Sale hours are:

  • Friday, November 1st, 2 – 6 pm (members only for the first hour)
  • Saturday November 2nd, 10 – 4 pm
  • Sunday November 3rd, 1 – 4 pm

We’ve automated sign-ups with Sign-Up Genius, an online volunteer recruitment service. Sign-Up Genius is easy and you don’t need an account with them to use it. Here are the steps:
1. Go to our page on Sign-Up Genius:

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

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

Used Media Sale: Saturday, 10/12/19

Used media saleThe Friends of Tualatin Library will host a special Used Media ONLY sale on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Tualatin Public Library. We have an especially nice selection of used DVDs (adult movies, documentaries, kids movies, and TV series); audiobooks; and hundreds of CDs. We have a very fine selection of music CDs for sale from a private collection, as well as some LP albums.

Prices are $2 for DVDs and audiobooks, $1 for CDs, or as marked for some special DVDs. Come early for the best selection. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

The Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

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!