(Garden Home, OR) – The library itself is not open to the public yet, but we are now offering curbside pickup for holds. The library book drop is also open 24/7 and ready to accept returns. Returned items must be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in, so items will remain on your account for a few days. Find answers to frequently asked questions about our reopening on our website.
Virtual Events We continue to host virtual events for all ages. Our events are listed on the WCCLS (Washington County Cooperative Library Services) events calendar and shared on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels. Enjoy storytimes and prerecorded programming on Facebook and YouTube.
Here is what’s happening in August.
Family and All Ages Events:
Book Babies Online – Every Tuesday at 10:30 am on Facebook Live View previously-recorded Book Babies on YouTube. Storytime with Casey – these artful and musical all-ages storytimes can be viewed any time on YouTube.
Meetings for Book Groups for Younger Readers (Ages 10 through 18)
Fri. August 28th at 5:00 PM – Early Chapter Readers Book Group: There is room in this group! This month we’re asking readers to read as many of these as they would like to, Eva’s Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries #1), Brute-Cake (Binder of Doom #1), Sparkling Jewel (Silver Pony Ranch #1), The School is Alive (Eerie Elementary #1), and Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1). We’ll talk about each book briefly, do some short activities together, and vote on three of these series to read the next book from for next month.
Wed. August 26th at 5:00 PM – Middle Readers Book Group: There is room in this group! This month we are reading Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques of the Redwall series and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. We’ll talk about the books, do a couple short activities, and vote on our next books to read for next month.
Thu. August 27th at 5:30 PM – Teen Book Group: This group is full. We are reading and discussing Pax by Sara Pennypacker this month. Please e-mail email@example.com if you’d like to join one of these groups or be added to the waiting list for Teen Book Group.
The Magic Suitcase with Penny’s Puppets (All ages)
Aug. 10th at 11 AM
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/pennyGHCL
The Magic Suitcase is Penny and a Magic Suitcase. Inside the magic suitcase are puppets and surprises for stories, songs, and jokes that are new each time for the audience. It is different every time. Register online and we’ll send you a link to the program on the day of the performance.
“Penny created a special moment during sheltering when she hosted a virtual end of the year celebration. The kiddos were engaged throughout her show, loving the puppets, music, and humor. Thank you, Penny, for bringing your wonderful spirit to the screen! ”
Events for Adults:
Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults
Tues., August 4 at 6:30-7:30 pm Zoom meeting – Register at https://tinyurl.com/ghlevents
Test your smarts at our monthly Trivia Night. Playing with a team is recommended; but you can also play solo. We have streamlined our monthly trivia into four themed sets of questions. Themes vary monthly.
Virtual Coffee & Genre Chat: Classics
Saturday, August 8 from 10-11 am Zoom meeting – Register at https://tinyurl.com/ghlevents
Join us for a casual chat to learn about classic literature. We’ll supply a list of recommended reads for that genre.
Garden Home Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm Zoom meeting – Register at https://tinyurl.com/ghlevents
This month’s book selection is The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. Synopsis: A woman begins serving two life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility deep in 2003 California’s Central Valley, reflecting on the San Francisco of her youth and her relationship with her young son while navigating the harsh realities of a bare-essentials life of casual violence at the hands of the guards and her fellow inmates.
Virtual Coffee & Genre Chat: Historical Fiction
Saturday, August 22 from 10-11 am Zoom meeting – Register at https://tinyurl.com/ghlevents
Join us for a casual chat to learn about historical fiction. We’ll supply a list of recommended reads for that genre.