Teddy Roosevelt Show
Saturday, October 20, 4-5 pm
Joe Wiegand is considered the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe’s portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances and in television and film have people wondering if TR has come back to life.
Saturday, November 3, 2-3:30 pm
Houseplants are popular in many American homes. If kept healthy and happy, some can even help clean indoor air! Master Gardener Kris LaMar will discuss the what, why and how of houseplants so you can add some green to your indoor décor.
Crafternoon: Origami Boxes
Tuesday, November 6, 3:30-5 pm
Yuki Martin will show how to fold decorative paper to make colorful boxes and how to turn a dollar bill into a fanciful creation. (Please bring your own dollar bill!)
Think It Ink It: Comix Basics
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-7:45 pm
Wanna create your very own comic book? Former Simpson’s artist Carlos Nieto III will teach you how! From writing to designing your characters to drawing the panels, every major aspect of the comic book process will be explored.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month, acoustic guitarist Peter Bush performs an eclectic assortment of originals mixed with the music of Leo Kottke, Eric Clapton, and Mason Williams.
Classic Movie Night
Thursday, October 18, 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 selection is the Alfred Hitchcock espionage thriller Notorious, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.
Our movie on November 15 will be Four Jills in a Jeep.
Mondays, October 22, and November 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!
Happy Valley Library Book Group
Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30-7:45 pm
This month we are reading Euphoria by Lily King. Come to the library to discuss this book with other readers. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts!
Mbira: Traditional Music from Zimbabwe
Thursday, November 8, 6:30-7:45 pm
Come listen to Erica Azim perform traditional Shona mbira music of Zimbabwe and discuss its history and cultural importance. The mbira instrument and repertoire has been played for over 1,000 years and is astonishingly complex, yet accessible to listeners around the world.
NeighborTalk: Frauds and Scams
Thursday, October 18, 10:30-12 pm
American consumers lose billions of dollars to frauds and scams each year. Studies show the hardest hit are often people over 50. Learn how you can stay safe and avoid becoming a victim. NeighborTalks, hosted by AARP volunteer leaders, are designed to deepen understanding of issues impacting people 50+ and build community.
November 15 topic: Caregiving
Saturday, November 10, 3:30-5 pm
Veterans of all generations and from all branches of military service are invited to bring photos, memorabilia, and stories to share with others interested in learning from accounts of those who have served. Contact Doug Jones at the library (503-783-3463) if you are interested in sharing.
Sundays, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 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.
Mondays, October 15, November 5 & 19, 1:30-3:30 pm
Join our friendly group every first and third Monday of the month to play this fun and challenging game!
Creative Nonfiction Writing Group
Sundays, October 21 and November 4 & 18, 3-4:30 pm
Looking for advice, support, or encouragement with your writing project? This group of writers meets to exchange critique pages, receive feedback, and ask questions. There will also be opportunity to discuss goals and share insights into the writing process. Sign up at the reference desk.
Board Game Connection
Thursday, October 25, 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. October’s featured game will be Qwixx!
Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your 2018 National Mah Jongg League cards.