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Volume 9, Issue 4
April 2011

Library News and Events
by Dawn Anderson
Local Storyteller

Kelly Hoffman will perform "A Cacophony of Classics." Monday, April 11, 7 pm. Classic Tales taken from legends and great literature meet in this performance sure to take you on the adventure ride of your life. Note: Recommended for school-aged children 5+. This performance is part of WCCLS's 7th annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival, April 10–16, during National Library Week. Visit the WCCLS website for the full schedule of events.

Recycling & Plants for Sale

Recycle your plastic nursery pots, good condition terra cotta and ceramic pots, and garden/nursery plants & garden tools at the Cedar Mill Library on Sunday May 1, 2-4 pm. There will also be a selection of perennial plants for sale—bargain priced at $4 per gallon. Proceeds benefit the library

E-book Open Lab

Thursday, April 14. Drop in anytime between 3-5 pm. Library staff will have several e-reading devices for hands-on time and will be available to answer questions about downloading e-books through Library2Go. Bring your own device and laptop for specific instruction. No registration required. Space is limited.

joshiIndian Classical Music

Saturday, April 23, 3–4 pm. Under the direction of Dr. Nisha Joshi, students of the Swaranjali Academy of Indian Music will perform bhajans (Hindu devotional songs), khayal ("imagination"), and tarana ("syllables") compositions in different ragas (a type of melodic mode), and will be accompanied by students on tabla (Indian drum). No registration required.

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read!

Three parent workshops will focus on activities parents can do during their child's early years to help them be ready to learn how to read. No registration required. ADULTS ONLY, please.

Parents of children birth up to age two: Wednesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm; parents of children 2 and 3 years old: Wednesday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm; parents of 4 & 5 year olds: Monday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 pm

Coffee with Director

Join Peter Leonard, the director of the library, for coffee and something sweet on Friday morning April 22 at 8 am in the upstairs library meeting room. Exciting things are happening in our libraries and our communities. Come and hear the library's vision for the future and bring your own thoughts and ideas to the table. Please RSVP by April 21 to 503-644-0043 ext. 121.

Last year's Blooms for Books

Blooms for Books!

The Cedar Mill Library is hosting its sixth annual "Blooms for Books" Plant Sale on the first Saturday in May in the library's parking lot. For the best selection, place your order now for your favorite plants. Pre-orders due Sunday, April 17. Forms are available at the library and on the library's website. Pick up your plants during the Plant Sale, May 7. Library volunteers are donating a large variety of perennials. Returning suppliers include New Leaf Greenhouse in Cornelius and Pumpkin Ridge Gardens in North Plains.

Over 2,000 plants for sale, many grown organically. Large variety of high-quality, value-priced, locally-grown landscape annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to beautify your yard or deck. Huge selection of kitchen herbs & vegetable starts for your home garden or choose something special for Mother's Day! (Sunday, May 8). Garden supplies, pots, containers, terra cotta, tools, and gardening books.

Celebrate Art! The Village Gallery of Arts is celebrating the opening of their 2nd "Art Challenge" show. Check out their sidewalk sale and artist demos. A portion of the art & craft sales will be donated to the library.

Eat! The Libertine Deli will set up near the plants and a portion of their coffee and pastry sales will be donated to the library.

Garden Items! Second Edition Resale Shop, the ongoing fundraiser for the library, will have fun garden-themed items, including garden accessories, pots and clothing.

Blooms for Books runs from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 7 at the library, located at 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229. All purchases support library programs. For more information, contact Dawn at 503-644-0043 or visit the library's website at




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