Library News May 2021

Library News: May 2021 Featured Events and Programs 

The library is at the same location with a new address: 1080 NW Saltzman Rd. Find event calendars, storytime schedules and more at the library website.

Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home 

First Thursday of every month, 7-8 pm via Zoom. Parents of kids ages 18 months-12 years 

Transform misbehavior into connection and cooperation. Bring your parenting questions and challenges to this monthly workshop presented by Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella. 

I See You: Connectingwithand parenting teenagers 

Thursday, May 6, 7-8:30 pm via Zoom. Parents of kids of any age 

The teenage years present unique challenges for parents. Pick up new tools to help you make the best of this crucial time in the child-parent relationship. Presentated by The Children’s Program psychologist, Dr. Nick Hong. 

Spring 2021 Storytimes  

Pre-Recorded Storytimes

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30 am via Facebook and YouTube
Tuesday: Baby Time with Teresa or Songs and Rhymes for Young Children with Marta  
Wednesday: Stories and Rhymes with Julie or Nicole, or Songs and Rhymes with Steve 
Friday: Friday Fun featuring booktalks, escape rooms, read-alouds, draw and tell stories, and more! 

Live Interactive Storytime

Thursdays, 10:30 am via Zoom 

Preschool Storytime with Rebecca or Jenny (registration required)  

Find details and registration information at the library website, Facebook page, or YouTube.

Bethany Family Pet Clinic

Rockstar Readers Book Club 

Tuesday, May 18, 4-4:45 pm via Zoom  

May’s book is I Can Make This Promise by Pam Munoz Ryan. Visit our website to learn about the libraries’ new monthly book club for 3rd through 5th graders—with a grown up. Registration required.  

Read to the Dogs 

Wednesdays, 2 pm 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.  

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 webpage to find more resources for teens and tweens. 

Teen/Tween Take and Make Crafts 

May 3-5, during library hours, both libraries. Ages 11-18 

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 

Wednesday, May 5, 4-5 pm, 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 at the library website.

Teen Among Us Game Fest 

Wednesday, May 19, 4-5 pm via Zoom. Ages 11-18 

Join us for a few rounds of the Among Us game. Participants will be organized into breakout rooms in Zoom and will have a chance to talk to each other while playing Among Us, the astronaut spy video game. Participants will need access to a mobile device or computer with Among Us loaded on it. Zoom details will be sent out on the day of the event. Registration is required at the library website.

Monthly Groups for Adults 

Owl Book Group 

Friday, May 28, 10:30 am–12 pm, via Zoom. Adults and older teens. 

If you already receive e-mails 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 e-mail 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. May’s book is The Overstory by Richard Powers.

Voices in Verse 

Saturday, May 22, 10:30 am-12 pm via Zoom. Adults and older teens. 

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

Diverse Reads 

Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8 pm via Zoom. Adults and teens. 

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