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Adult Programs

Need Books?

Looking for something to read? Tell us what you like, and we’ll choose a stack of books for you, like a book sommelier! You can call us at 503-783-3455, or just use this form.


Dia De Los Muertos, Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Craft

For adults and teens

Call or email the library (library@happyvalleyor.gov or 503 783-3455) to reserve your sugar skull mini kit to decorate at home! We’ll get you started with 2 blank skulls and a small quantity of miscellaneous feathers and beads. You will need glue or frosting to adhere items to your creation, and are encouraged to use items from your own craft stash, too. One kit per household. Kits available until 11/2, or while supplies last.


Virtual Programs

Trivia Night

Tuesdays at 7 pm

Join us every week. The questions may be trivial, but the fun isn’t!

We will be meeting virtually, via Zoom. Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join in the fun.


Musical Show & Tell

Sunday, October 11, 3-5 pm

Calling all musicians! Looking to share the music you’ve been practicing at home for months? Pop in, play some music, and hear what others have to share: whatever style, whatever instrument, whatever strikes your fancy!

Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join the program.


Genealogy Club

Monday, October 26, 2-4 pm

All are welcome to come and share questions, strategies, and organizing tips as we attempt to solve the mysteries of our ancestors’ elusive stories!

Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join the program.


HV Library Short Story Group

Thursday, October 29, 7-8 pm

We will be meeting virtually, via Zoom. Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join the meeting.

While the library is closed, we’ll be meeting once a week to discuss a short story. This week we are reading “The Upstairs People” by Laura van den Berg. Read the story here for free from Oprah Magazine. Come share your thoughts!


Happy Valley Library Book Group

Thursday, November 5, 6:30-8 pm

We will be meeting virtually, via Zoom. Please email library@happyvalleyor.gov for a link to join the meeting.

Read the book selection for the month and discuss it with other readers. This month we’re reading The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts!

Click here for the full list of what this group has read.


Read the October issue of BookPage online for free here!


Happy Valley Library Poetry Share

To celebrate National Poetry Month, members of the Happy Valley Poetry Society and staff from the Happy Valley Library share recordings of poems that they wrote or that they found inspiring.

Recommended Programs

Oregon Humanities

They’re hosting virtual conversations with communities around the state each Tuesday evening.

Oregon Humanities’ aim is to create spaces, in this physically separated moment, for Oregonians to gather, connect, reflect, and talk with one another.

Click here to see what they’ll be talking about next.