Here's just a sampling of upcoming library events. Join us!
April is Poetry Month
Enjoy these poetry-related events around the district:
Feast on Poetry - April 1 to May 1 at Ridgefield Community Library
Poetry Writing Group - April 3 and 17 at White Salmon Valley Community Library
Poetry Workshop - April 5 at Vancouver (main) Community Library
William Stafford Poetry Reading - April 7 at White Salmon Valley Community Library
An Evening with the Poet Laureate - April 26 at Goldendale Community Library
Lunch Pail Tales:|
A Story Hour for Grownups
Come to the Vancouver (main) library for live readings of short stories that will make you laugh, cry, or maybe even shiver. Itís a great lunch-hour escape. Held Wednesdays, April 4 and 18, 12:05-12:55 pm in the Klickitat Room (level 4).
"Wild About Nature" Natural History Series|
The White Salmon Valley library hosts this series of slide shows and talks by area specialists -- along with "please touch" displays for children -- on four Fridays: April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6-8 pm. (See the accompanying photography display under "Exhibits" below.)
Haiti: Good News, Bad News|
Richard Ireland returned to Haiti in November 2011 after serving there in the Peace Corps in the late 90s. Hear about the challenges and good signs he saw there at this monthly travelogue series at the Battle Ground library on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm.
Take a (textile) trip around the world
World traveler and textile collector Carol Pinnell will talk about ethnic fabrics and show items from her collection. Bring a piece of folk art to share or identify. Held at the Ridgefield library on Saturday, April 14 at 1 pm.|
Songs from around the world performed by Lauren Pelon. Selections reflect our engagement with nature, and concerns and issues about creating sustainable life for all creatures. Held at the White Salmon Valley library on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 pm.
National Money Smart Week|
A week-long series of free classes to help consumers manage their personal finances. All sessions held at the Vancouver (main) library in the Klickitat Room (level 4).
Tuesday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm - Budgeting and Saving
Wednesday, April 25, 6-7:30 pm - Credit and Debt
Thursday, April 26, 6-7:30 pm - Buying and Owning a Home
Friday, April 27, 4-5:30 pm - Personal Finance for High School Students
Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Compound Interest
BONUS! Feature Films for Money Smart Week
Enjoy a double feature with a money theme. Call for movie titles (we can't list them here). At the Vancouver (main) library in the Columbia Room (level 1) on Sunday, April 29, 1-5 pm.
"Wild About Nature" Photography
An exhibit the whole family will enjoy. Nature and wildlife photographs by noted regional artists. April 2 through 28 at the White Salmon Valley library.
Color and Design in Quilts
Quilting expert Mary Jo Lewis has perfected her own unique style through the years, blending color and design in unforgettable works of art and craft. Mary Jo's quilts are on display at the Battle Ground library through April 30.
Many more events|
See our website for more events and activities, including:
Book discussions, writing groups, author events - adult, teen, parent/child
Friends of the Library meetings
...and much more
See a printable April calendar [.PDF file]
Last-minute tax help
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will continue to provide free tax assistance at area libraries and other community locations through April 17. The program is focused on helping low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older. See a listing of AARP tax-help locations and hours, and check out FVRL's list of tax resources.
Exhibit: 5th Annual Teen Art Slam
April 10 through 30
Reception April 17, 6-8 pm
Check out the Teen eNewsletter
Friends' Used Book Sales|
Bargains for you, support for libraries!
Three Creeks library
Saturday, April 14, 10 am - 5 pm
Pre-sale for Friends of the Library members 8-10 am (memberships available at the door).
Vancouver (main) library
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday, April 22, 12-5 pm
Pre-sale for Friends of the Library members on Friday, April 20, 6-9 pm (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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