Here's just a sampling of upcoming library events. Join us!
Lunch Pail Tales:|
A Story Hour for Grownups
Come to the Vancouver library for live readings of short stories that will make you laugh, cry or cringe in fear. It’s a great way to escape during your lunch break. Held Wednesdays, March 7 and 21, 12:05-12:55 p.m. in the Klickitat Room on Level 4.
Find out what you can do to be prepared in case of a disaster. Program held at the Three Creeks library on Thursday, March 8,
Author Jason Albee|
Local author Jason Albee will talk about his first novel, The Train Ride Home, at the Cascade Park library on Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Learn about his action-packed novel that has just about everything: mystery, murder, betrayal, love, monsters and magic.
Look at different ways to tell family stories and share useful tools and templates. Held at the Vancouver library on Thursday, March 15, 2:00-3:45 p.m. in the Klickitat Room on Level 4. Bring your own project to share!
The Life of Abigail Scott Duniway|
This free performance by distinguished theater professionals Toni Douglass Geer and Barbara Callander chronicles the life of Abigail Scott Duniway, who led the struggle to win the vote for women in Oregon. Held in three locations:
Ridgefield (at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main Ave.), Friday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.
Cascade Park library, Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Stevenson library, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon|
Local residents Bruce and Fran Luxford spent ten days traveling through Bhutan in 2002. In a tiny village at 11,000 feet, they participated in a traditional holy festival. Come hear as they talk about their experiences on Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Battle Ground library.
Lasso Your Heritage: Cowboys and Cowgirls in Story and Song|
Bruce and Susan Matley use song, poetry, and story in this Humanities Washington program about the work ethic, hardships, and joys of frontier life. Bruce is a fourth-generation rancher and has worked with cowboys who started their careers as early as the 1890s. Sue combines her passion for western history with experience in theater and music in this delightful performance. Held Monday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the Goldendale library.
Quilts on Display
Through the years, Mary Jo has perfected her own unique style, blending color and design to create a body of stunning and unforgettable quilts. Come to the artist's reception on Monday, April 23, 4-6 p.m. at Battle Ground library. Quilts will be on display there through the months of March and April.
Ten artists from Hood River, Stevenson and Portland will display their artwork on the topic of trees at the Stevenson library from March 6-31. Join us at an opening reception on
March 6 at 6:30 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 March calendar [.PDF file]
All FVRL libraries closed Thursday, March 29|
for staff training
Need Tax Help?
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will continue to provide free tax assistance at area libraries and other community locations in 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!
Friday, March 16, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pre-sale for Friends of the Library members on Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. (memberships available at the door).
White Salmon library
Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ("Bag sale" from 12:30-3:00 p.m.)
Pre-sale for Friends of the Library members on Thursday, March 15, 5-7 p.m. (memberships available at the door).
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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