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Adult Programs

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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.


Virtual Programs

Genealogy Club

Mondays, April 12 & 26, 3-5 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, April 22, 7-8 pm

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

We meet every Thursday evening to discuss a short story, except for the first Thursday of the month, which is when we discuss our book. This week we are reading The Deep” by Anthony Doerr. Come share your thoughts!

You can find links to all our past short stories on this page.


Happy Valley Library Book Group

Thursday, May 6, 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 Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. 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.


The Best Words, the Best Order  

Sunday, April 11, 3-4:15pm 

Happy Valley Library invites readers and writers of poetry to join Carolyn Martin for a lively, interactive discussion of poems by Billy Collins, Walt Whitman, Mary Oliver, and James Wright. You’ll enjoy the beauty of language and surprising imagery, and may even be inspired you to write poems of your own.  

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


Spring Gardening Tips and Hints 

Sunday, April 18, 3-4:30 pm 

Wondering what thoughtful gardeners are doing in their gardens this time of year? Members of Clackamas County Master Gardeners will share the projects and tasks they are tackling in their yards and gardens this spring and will answer gardening questions of all sorts 


Happy Valley Library Presents: Poetry Live!  

Tuesday, April 27, 7-8pm 

Join the members of the Happy Valley Poetry Society for a live reading of original poetry as they celebrate their second anniversary as a workshop group. Their presentation will be followed by an “open mic.” Members of the community are invited to read a favorite poem or one of their own.  

Carolyn’s bio: Blissfully retired in Clackamas, Oregon, Carolyn Martin is a lover of gardening and snorkeling, feral cats and backyard birds, writing and photography. Her poems have appeared in more than 130 journals throughout North America, Australia, and the UK. She is currently the poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal for global transformation. Find out more about Carolyn at www.carolynmartinpoet.com 

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


Read the April 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.


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