Friends support Make-it program for teens

Make it programFriends of the Tualatin Library have donated $500 to support the library’s “Make it @ Your Library” program for teens. The Make-it sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month through April, 4 pm to 6 pm in the Teen Room.

Teens will have the opportunity to work on the library’s monthly project or use the supplies on hand to create their own. The February project will be LED pop-up cards.

The Make-it sessions are free and intended for teens in grades 6 through 12. For more information, check out the library’s calendar.


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Friends support Oregon Battle of the Books

OBOBThe Friends contributed $2000 to fund the Tualatin Library’s Oregon Battle of the Books program. OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension initiative for students in 3rd-12th grades. Our contribution will pay for books for fifteen 3rd-5th grade students. Each student will receive two books per month from September through February.

With OBOB, students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and encourage cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

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Friends support Dia de los Ninos event

Grupo CondorGrupo Condor will perform at the Tualatin Library’s Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) celebration. The Friends donated funds for this free family event which will take place at the library on Saturday May 2nd from 2 pm to 4 pm. Come with the whole family and enjoy the music, activities, refreshments, and balloon animals.

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Art of the Story Festival: April 11 – 18

Art of the Story FestivalThere will be 17 storytelling performances this year in the 11th annual WCCLS Art of the Story Festival. The events will take place at various venues including two in Tualatin:

  • Chetter Galloway will perform “A Tale of a Few Tricksters” at the Tualatin Heritage Center on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm.
  • Kuniko Yamamoto will tell the story “Six Steps to Become a Wise Man” on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm in the library Community Room.

Performers in this year’s festival include both local and national storytellers – Judith Black, Sam Payne, Kuniko Yamamoto, Chetter Galloway, and performers from Portland’s Brody Theater company.

On the evening of April 18, the Sherwood Public Library hosts the final storytelling concert at the new Sherwood Cultural Arts Community Center, featuring performances by all four storytellers and the Brody Theater ensemble. A reception precedes the concert offering a no-host bar with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

All Art of the Story Festival events are free and open to the public thanks, in part, to a donation by Friends of the Tualatin Library. Most events, including the two in Tualatin, are suitable for adults and kids ages 6+. You can find a complete schedule with times and locations on the WCCLS website.

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Friends sponsor Marian Call concert

Marian CallCome to the library on Sunday, March 22nd at 2 pm for a free concert featuring singer-songwriter Marian Call. The Friends contributed funds to sponsor this fun event for the whole family.

Call is an Alaska-based musician who tours with her unique brand of clever and honest music which oftentimes explores the realms of pop and geek culture. She plays eclectic, humorous and heartfelt songs that appeal to crowds of all ages and demographics. We’ve been told that Call plays a variety of unusual instruments, including an Underwood typewriter. To learn more about this talented musician, visit Marian Call’s website.


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