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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.

Virtual Programs

Mindfulness for a Topsy-Turvy World

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm

Clinical evidence shows that Mindfulness Meditation can help people cope with the feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and loneliness. Our weekly sessions include both guided meditation and Q&A led by Surja Tjahaja. Particular focus is on coping with the uncertainty and challenges brought on by a global pandemic and social unrest. All levels are welcome: beginners as well as those who have experience with Mindfulness Meditation.

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


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.


Genealogy Club

Monday, August 24, 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, Aug. 20, 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’ll be reading “The Line” by Amor Towles. Read the story for free here. Come share your thoughts!


Happy Valley Library Book Group

Thursday, September 3, 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 Turner House by Angela Flournoy. 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 August 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.


City Buildings are closed to the public until further notice. More Information