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!

We have two volunteer opportunities


We currently have two volunteer opportunities with Friends of the Tualatin Library:

  • Book Evaluator – The book evaluator position involves assessing donated books and determining how to utilize and price them for our various sale venues. This is primarily computer work, using a couple of online tools. Volunteers who do this task for the Friends usually work 2-3 hours per week in our workroom at the library. The days/times are flexible and training will be provided by an experienced volunteer.
  • Newsletter Editor – Do you like to write? The Friends have an opening for Newsletter Editor. You would write/edit stories for the newsletter, monitor emails and comments from readers, and maintain the newsletter mailing list. Our newsletter is in email format using the MailChimp platform. It’s currently published several times per year; the frequency is open to change depending on the volunteer’s availability. This position requires a commitment of 5 to 10 hours per month. You’ll find additional information in the Newsletter Editor job description.

If you’re interested in either of these positions, please contact President Laura Baker at