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october

Library Book Group

Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:45 pm

This month we are reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman for our meeting on October 3.

We selected News of the World by Paulette Jiles for our meeting on November 7.

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

Craft Night: Fall Leaf Crafts
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-7:30 pm

Come on in to the library to make some fun crafts with leaves! We’ll be making leaf banners to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Mah Jongg
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1-4 pm

Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your 2019 National Mah Jongg League cards.

Game Day: Classic Games
Saturday, October 5, 12-5 pm

Board games, card games, party games: get your game on all afternoon at the library. We’ll have a wide selection of games to choose from.

Pinochle Club
Mondays, October 7 & 21, 1:30-3:30 pm

Join our friendly group every first and third Monday of the month to play this fun and challenging game!

Note Night
Wednesday, October 9, 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 Tom of the Rich Gritty Band. Come and enjoy some memorable entertainment, as they play a variety of genres, including blues, R & B, and jazz.

Classic Movie Night: Niagara (1953)
Thursday, October 10, 6-7:45 pm

Relive classic films from the silver screen or enjoy them for the first time. Casual moviegoers and film buffs alike are welcome to come and share a cinematic experience at the library. This month features the Technicolor film noir Niagara, starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton.

DNA and Genealogy
Saturday, October 12, 2-3:30 pm

Genetic Genealogist Don Anderson returns to talk about DNA testing, DNA case studies and the latest news on DNA and its use in genealogical research. Learn about DNAAdoption.com, a resource used by people wanting to know how to interpret results received from DNA testing. A discussion of the latest DNA case studies and a Q and A session will follow.

String-Along
Sundays, October 13 and 27, 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.

AARP Talk: Neighborhood Safety
Thursday, October 17, 10:30-12 pm

Clackamas County Sheriff Officer Sara McClurg will be here to talk about how to keep your neighborhood safe. Topics will include protecting your home from burglaries, car theft, mail/package theft, and criminal mischief.

Taking Gluten Free to the Next Level
Thursday, October 17, 3:30-4:30 pm

Whether necessity or choice led you to eat gluten free, this eating style can have many benefits: less bloating, less brain fog, and better sleep. What if you could take gluten free eating to the next level? Eating grain free may bring you the health benefits you’re seeking.

Massacred for Gold
Thursday, October 24, 6:30-7:45 pm

True crime and history combine in this long-lost story. In 1887, more than thirty Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Learn about this crime and its cover-up from Greg Nokes, the local author who actually wrote the book on this topic.

Genealogy Club
Monday, October 28, 2-4 pm

Searching for family roots? All are welcome to come and share questions, strategies, and organizing tips. Insights are discovered and pathways revealed as we attempt to solve the mysteries of our ancestors’ elusive stories!

Decorating Sugar Skulls
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-7:30 pm

Learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and its celebration, plus decorate your own sugar skull to take home.
Call 503-783-3455 to sign up at the reference desk and reserve your seat.

november

Mah Jongg
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 1-4 pm

Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your 2019 National Mah Jongg League cards.

Game Day: Empire Building Games
Saturday, November 2, 12-5 pm

Board games, card games, party games: get your game on all afternoon at the library! Stay for as little or as long as you like. We’ll have a plethora of games, old and new, to explore!We’ll have a wide selection of games to choose from.

Pinochle Club
Mondays, November 4 & 18, 1:30-3:30 pm

Join our friendly group every first and third Monday of the month to play this fun and challenging game!

Library Book Group

Thursday, November 7, 6:30-7:45 pm

This month we are reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

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

String-Along
Sundays, November 10 & 24, 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. 

Managing Thoughts and Emotion
Tuesday, November 12, 3:30-5 pm

Our mind and body are interconnected. That’s why managing thoughts and emotions is so important for reducing stress and improving our health and quality of life. The good news is that through mindfulness meditation practice we can change the content and quality of our thoughts in our body/mind to lead happier and more peaceful lives.

Note Night
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-7:30 pm

Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features the jazz duo Silverwood, with Chris Lee on vibraphone and Shao Way Wu on bass, playing classic, contemporary, and original jazz compositions.

Classic Movie Night
Thursday, November 14, 6-7:45 pm

Relive classic films from the silver screen or enjoy them for the first time. Casual moviegoers and film buffs alike are welcome to come and share a cinematic experience at the library. This month’s film is Laura (1944), a dark romantic mystery starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.

“A Christmas Carol” Staged Reading
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:45 pm

Experience the Dickens classic for the first time, all over again. This performance is like campfire storytelling… with dialogue! Come and behold: with just words, we will plunge you into the action and reveal the world you’re in, bit by bit. If you’re ready for a whole new kind of Dickens experience, get ready for some surprises… All in a wild, witty whirlwind of storytelling.

 

Bigfoot in out Backyard!
Saturday, November 23, 2-3:30 pm

Joe Beelart, author of “The Oregon Bigfoot Highway”, has been chasing Bigfoot in Clackamas County and all over Oregon for 25 years. His book details verifiable sightings, track finds, and other Bigfoot related incidents in the 70 miles between Estacada and Detroit, Oregon. “It’s to each to decide if Bigfoot is real, but like UFOs and Ghosts, people see them every year.”

Genealogy Club
Monday, November 25, 2-4 pm

Searching for family roots? All are welcome to come and share questions, strategies, and organizing tips. Insights are discovered and pathways revealed as we attempt to solve the mysteries of our ancestors’ elusive stories!