Library News April 2021

Note: Cedar Mill Library–same location, new address: 1080 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland, OR 97229 

Find events for parents, kids, teens, and adults, calendars, storytime schedules, and more at the library website.

Parents

Please find parent class details at Parent Information Series.

Classes include:

Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home
Thursday, April 8, 7-8 pm, via Zoom 
Parenting Anxious Children: Strengthening Connections and Building Skills
Thursday, April 15, 7-8 pm, via Zoom 
Talking to Children About Race and Racism 
Wednesday, April 21, 7-8:30pm, via Zoom 
I See You: ConnectingWithand Parenting Teenagers 
Thursday, May 6, 7-8:30pm, via Zoom

Kids

Storytimes

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:30 am, via Zoom, Facebook and/or YouTube. 

Find details at Storytimes.

Rockstar Readers Book Club 

Tuesdays, April 20, May 18, 4-4:45pm, via Zoom 

Visit the library website for details

Read to the Dogs

Wednesdays, 2 pm, online via DoveLewis 

Read to the Dogs is back! Now, we’re teaming up with DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Team (PACTT) to offer virtual interactive reading sessions. 

Ackerly at Timberland

Read to the Dogs allows school age children who are beginning or struggling readers to develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. During a virtual 15-minute session, your child has an opportunity to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Registration required through DoveLewis PACTT. Find a link on our Kids’ page. 

Teens & Tweens 

Visit the library’s teen page to find more resources for teens and tweens. 

Teen/Tween Take and Make Crafts

 April 5-7, May 3-5, library hours, both libraries, ages 11-18 

Teen and tweens stop by one of the libraries during open hours to pick up craft supplies for fun crafts like stress balls and Star Wars puppets. Then, join us for Wednesday Crafternoon to create with other teens. Supplies limited. 

Wednesday Teen Crafternoon 

Wednesdays, April 7, May 5, 4-5pm, online via Zoom, ages 11-18 

Drop in the first Wednesday of each month this spring to make and share art and listen to music. Registration required

Adults 

Learn more about library groups and events for adults at the library’s page for adults.

Master Gardener Program Series 

Register at the library website for these gardening events taught by an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener. 

Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest 

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30-7:30 pm, via Zoom, adults 

Learn to ‘grow like a pro!’ Topics will include choosing the right tomato, planting times and techniques, fertility, pest and disease management, pruning and more. 

Owl Book Group 

Fridays, April 30, May 28, 10:30 am–12 pm, adults & older teens, via Zoom 

Contact laurab@wccls.org to register. 

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive emails from the Owl Book Group, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you’re new, welcome! Please email laurab@wccls.org to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens. The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always happily accepted! 

Voices in Verse 

Saturdays, April 24, May 22, 10:30 am-12 pm, adults & older teens, via Zoom 

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. 

Diverse Reads

Thursdays, April 15, May 20, 6:30-8pm, adults & teens, via Zoom 

Reading group exploring and discussing diverse works, including nonfiction, short stories, poetry, and works of fiction. Learn more at the library website.

Cedar Mill Library Book Sale 

Our Book Sale has over 2,000 titles at great prices waiting to be yours! 100% of your Book Sale purchases and donations benefit the libraries. For questions about donating, call 503-644-0043 (extension: 116) to make an appointment. Learn more at the library book sale page.