adult programs

 

Happy Valley Library Book Group: Thursday, January 4, 6:30-8 pm
Read the book selection for the month and come to the library to discuss the book with other readers. This month we’re reading Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts!

Note Night: Wednesday, January 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features Edrid and Laraine of the Rich Gritty Band. Come and enjoy some memorable entertainment, as they play a variety of genres, including blues, R & B, and jazz.

The Papermakers: More than Run of the Mill: Thursday, January 11, 3:30-4:30 pm
Robert Bresky traces the history of Oregon’s first two paper mills through the eyes of over 40 former mill workers. He will share photographs of the workers and discuss the fascinating process of paper mill production at Willamette Falls, Oregon.

String-Along: Sundays, January 14 and 28, 2-5 pm
Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or another stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.

E-Books and Audiobooks Workshop: Tuesday, January 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
Did you know that the library has books that you can download for free to your Kindle, tablet, or phone? Stop in for a demonstration and learn all about it. Feel free to bring your device and we will help you get started.

Beginning Genealogy Class: Wednesday, January 17, 1-3 pm
Get help and inspiration starting your family research with this beginner’s class full of practical advice. Learn different genealogy programs and websites for gathering, organizing, and storing information to create your own family tree.

Genealogy Club: Monday, January 22, 2-4 pm
Come discover your amazing family history. Get together to find the clues that lead to your family’s unique story. Learn how just a bit of research can open up new discoveries. Be a family history detective!

Board Game Connection: Thursday, January 25, 6-8 pm
Gather around a table and connect with friends new and old over fun and challenging board games. Learn a new game or bring a personal favorite and teach someone else! New games will be featured every month.

Crochet Necklaces: Saturday, January 27, 2-4 pm
Design a necklace with beads and charms. It’s fun and easy to make with simple crochet chaining. Surprise yourself with a one-of-a-kind creation. Space is limited. Sign up at the Reference Desk. (503-783-3455)

Happy Valley Library Book Group: Thursday, February 1, 6:30-8 pm
Read the book selection for the month and come to the library to discuss the book with other readers. This month we’re reading The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts!

Tatreez and Tea: Tuesday, February 6, 3:30-5:30 pm
Wafa Ghnaim & Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim will be presenting their book Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora. Tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old folk art, traditionally passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. Wafa and her sisters grew up learning the time honored folk art and tradition from their mother, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim.

Tatreez & Tea Workshops: Wednesday, February 7, 3-6 pm or Saturday, February 10, 3-6 pm
In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn how to embroider, Palestinian style! Learn traditional embroidery stitches, image transferring techniques, and how to develop your own style. Students will leave with an embroidered design mounted in an embroidery hoop to commemorate their first piece. All materials are provided. No needlework experience required. Space is limited. Sign up at the Reference Desk. (503-783-3455)

E-Books and Audiobooks Workshop: Thursday, February 8, 6:30-7:30 pm
Did you know that the library has books that you can download for free to your Kindle, tablet, or phone? Stop in for a demonstration and learn all about it. Feel free to bring your device and we will help you get started.

String-Along: Sundays, February 11 and 25, 2-5 pm
Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.

Genealogy Club: Mondays, February 12 and 26, 2-4 pm
Come discover your amazing family history. Get together to find the clues that lead to your family’s unique story. Learn how just a bit of research can open up new discoveries. Be a family history detective!

Historic Columbia River Highway: Tuesday, February 13, 3:30-5 pm
Jeanette Kloos, President, Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, will speak about the history behind the 100-year old highway and the restoration and reconnection of the highway that has occurred over the last 30 years. An update on the damage caused by the Eagle Creek Fire will also be included.

Note Night: Wednesday, February 14, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features Chuck Bolsinger playing an eclectic mix of blues, folk, and country as well as a few originals and a bit of harmonica thrown in for good measure.

Loneliness and Older Adults: Thursday, February 22, 3:30-5 pm
Stephanie Barnett-Herro, Clackamas County Older Adult Systems of Care Coordinator, will discuss the dangers of loneliness for our aging population and how we can help keep people connected.

Board Game Connection: Thursday, February 22, 6-8 pm
Gather around a table and connect with friends new and old over board games. Learn a new game or bring a personal favorite and teach someone else! New games will be featured every month.

 

weekly programs

Mah Jongg: Fridays, 1-4 pm
Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards.