Our next book sale: September 17, 2022

The Friends will be holding a book sale on Saturday September 17th, 10am – 4pm on the plaza in front of the library. There will be a “Members Only” pre-sale hour from 9 – 10am; memberships will be available at the door starting at $5 for Seniors. The final hour of the sale, 3 – 4pm, will be a close-out $5 bag sale for all regularly priced items. Cash and credit cards accepted.

This sale will feature fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids; old books and classics; puzzles and games; and Christmas/Hanukkah materials. Sorry, no digital media items (DVDs and CDs) at this sale.

If you’d like to volunteer to help at the sale, please contact Laura Baker at president@friendsofthetualatinlibrary.org.

We’re taking a “donation vacation:” 7/25/22 to 9/1/22

Friends of Tualatin Library volunteers are taking a break from accepting book and media donations from July 25th to September 1st. If you’re going through your personal library and thinking about donating books to the Friends, we invite you to check out our guidelines for the types of materials we can accept. And please hang on to them until September.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to gratefully accept dollar donations at any time.

Eric Ching to perform at the Tualatin Library

On Sunday, May 15th the Eric Ching Trio will perform around the hearth at the Tualatin Public Library. Drummer Eric Ching trained with Jazz masters in New York City and now plays at various clubs and events in the Portland area. Rounding out the trio are Tim Gilson on upright bass and Mike Doolin on guitar. You can sample their music on Eric Ching’s website. The performance will be from 1 pm to 2 pm.

Celtic harps performance @ the library: April 24, 2022

Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will perform their Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories program at the Tualatin Library on Sunday, April 24th at 1:00 pm. Their instruments include Celtic harps, the Swedish nyckelharpa, Ukrainian bandura, cittern, and more. The program offers traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions.

A Friends of Tualatin Library donation supports this performance as part of the library’s Sunday Music Series. We hope you will attend!

Large print book sale

The Friends are featuring large print books on our sale shelves inside the library from April 14-23. These books are mostly fiction and non-fiction and very reasonably priced from $1-$3 each.

Large print books are great for readers with low vision. They’re printed using a larger font size of around 16-20 points. They are complete novels, not shortened or condensed, and weigh about the same as a hardbound book. We have many popular titles!