A donation from afar

When we receive cash donations, they’re usually from people or businesses nearby — from Tualatin or a neighboring community. So, we were surprised recently to receive a $100 check in the mail from a couple from Connecticut. Along with the check they sent a letter explaining: “Even though we have never been to your library, we are happy to join as a member. You are doing such important, patriotic work. America needs an educated populace, and it is too easy to be fed things other than the truth.”

The donation is part of their Turn to the Wonderful project which emphasizes the importance of giving locally. They have sent $100 checks to local libraries, NPR stations, United Way organizations, science museums, URJ congregations, and ACLU organizations throughout the country. You can learn more about the TTTW project on their website: https://www.turntothewonderful.com/

We are most grateful and will put the donation to good use at the Tualatin Public Library.

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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!

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Hooray for libraries!

It’s National Library Week and the theme this year is “connect with your library.” We salute the Tualatin Public Library and its excellent staff for the programming and technology they offer to the community that supports connection in all sorts of ways!

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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 [email protected]

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