Library News and Events
By Dawn Anderson
July Summer Reading Activities
The Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries are hosting special programs for all ages. These programs are free of charge. Call, stop by the library or visit http://library.cedarmill.org for more information. Cedar Mill (503) 644-0043 or Bethany (503) 617-7323.
Dig Into Reading! Youth Summer Reading Program activities.
Both libraries are hosting special programs including family storytimes and special programs - visit the library or our website for the July schedule.
Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading Program activities.
Henna with Roving Horse Henna
July 10, Cedar Mill Library, 3-5 pm, Registration strongly suggested
Roving Horse Henna will be here to demonstrate how to do Henna and then apply it for those who register. Space and time is limited so call 503-644-0043 x112 today to sign up.
After Hours Game Fest
July 13, Cedar Mill Library, 6-8 pm
Play SSBB, Just Dance, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, board games, online games and more as we open up the library after hours just for teens. Bring your DS consoles, your favorite trading card games and board games. We’ll have Wiis and the X-box set up along with some snacks. SSBB tournament and prizes if more than eight participate.
Hobbit Party and Movie
July 20, Bethany Library, 6-9 pm
Watch the movie, wear a costume (there will be prizes!), challenge your Tolkien knowledge at trivia and celebrate Middle Earth. Bilbo would approve of this adventure!
Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program activities.
Backyard Composting—July 12 at 6:30 pm
Compost is often called “black gold” by gardeners. OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Tim Lanfri will share the tips and techniques for turning your kitchen and yard waste into this valuable soil amendment.
Finding David Douglas—July 24 at 7 pm
Historian and film producer Lois Leonard will facilitate the screening of Finding David Douglas, an hour-long documentary film about the 19th century Scottish botanist/plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834). Douglas explored western North America in a time before white settlement altered the landscape. He discovered and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe. This film is produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the US Forest Service and the Forestry Commission Scotland. Widely reviewed to critical acclaim, Finding David Douglas is the first film to tell the story of Douglas.