Here's just a sampling of upcoming library events. Join us!
NEW: French Conversation Circle|
Practice your French-speaking skills with other adults at the Cascade Park library. The group will meet every Tuesday in February, 11:00 a.m.-Noon.
Learn How to Blog with Josh Monen|
Learn about blogs, blogging etiquette and promoting your blog. Bring your own laptop or iPad. This class is for personal bloggers, beginner to intermediate level. Held at the Battle Ground library on Saturday, February 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Utopia: A City of Imagination|
This is a participatory city-building project held at the White Salmon library. All ages welcome. Together, we will create a city from recycled materials and found objects that will be displayed in the library. Visit www.facebook.com/ WhiteSalmonLibrary to see how the city develops.
Saturday, February 4, 2-4 p.m. (Building workshop)
All ages are invited to start envisioning and constructing Utopia. Some materials available. Feel free to bring in other fun recycled objects.
Tuesdays through Fridays, February 7-24, 2-4 p.m. (Open building time)
Materials will be available to continue construction on the city. Special times can be scheduled for school and community groups.
Your Child's Health and Behavior: Can Diet Make a Difference?|
Learn how a few simple dietary changes can significantly help your children stay healthy and manage their own behavior. Held at the Battle Ground library.
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
“The Feingold Diet: A Tried and True Approach” by Jean Gingras
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
“Hidden Food Allergies” by Dr. David Young, M.D.
Valentine's Day Cards
Make cards for anyone you love! All ages welcome. Materials provided (and chocolate served!). Held at the Ridgefield library on Saturday, February 11, 3-5 p.m.
Enjoy music, poetry and fun. Bring an instrument or just your voice. Listeners also welcome! Held at the Goldendale library on Wednesday, February 15, 2 p.m.
Portland film maker Art Wright joined Jackie and Mike Spurlock on their November 2008 trip to Iran. In this video project, he explores the rich history and modern-day vibrancy of this fascinating and little-understood country. Held at the Battle Ground library on Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of light stories to brighten up the dark days of winter. Hear classic short stories by O. Henry, Saki and other fun and witty writers. Held at the Vancouver library (in the 5th floor Vancouver Room) on Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m.
Author Nancy Kelley|
Local author and library staff member Nancy Kelley will read from her just-published novel, His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel. She will also talk about the opportunities self-publishing presents for both aspiring authors and readers. Refreshments provided. Held at the Three Creeks library on Saturday, February 25, 2 p.m.
The Paper Occupation Exhibit|
A collaborative work by area artists Janet Essley and Diane Gadway, this exhibit captures some of the energy and explores the many issues raised by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, using art to further this national conversation. On display in the Stevenson library's gallery through the month of February.
Chrisetta Mosley tells her inspiring story of how she lost 170 pounds. Come hear her story, learn healthy tips, and nibble on some healthy snacks. Held at the Cascade Park library on Saturday, February 25,
Environmental Film Series|
Vancouver Watersheds Alliance presents films and discussion with local experts. Snacks and drinks provided. Children welcome. This month: Go inside the wonders of the soil and hear the story of earth's most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility. Held at the Vancouver library (in the first-floor Columbia Room) on Tuesday, February 28, 6-9 p.m.
Many more events|
See our website for more events and activities, including:
Book discussion groups - adult, teen, parent/child
Friends of the Library meetings
...and much more
See a printable February calendar [.PDF file]
Need Tax Help?
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be providing free tax assistance at area libraries and other community locations in February, March and the first half of April. The program is focused on helping low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older. See a listing of locations and hours.
Tax links on our site:
See a list of resources we've put together, including federal and state forms, common savings and credits, and more.
See what's going on for teens:
Friends' Used Book Sales|
Bargains for you, support for libraries!
Vancouver Mall library
Friday, February 3, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
"Bag Sale" on Sunday, February 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Friends' ongoing sales
Find used-book bargains in Friends' spaces at the Battle Ground, Cascade Park, La Center, Ridgefield, Stevenson, Vancouver, White Salmon Valley and Woodland libraries.
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