Director's Blog: August 18 update

Submitted by A. Shelley on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:19

Even though summer is winding down, there is plenty to look forward to at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) this fall. Here are just a few of our great upcoming events:

Calls for Artists

FVRL has multiple opportunities for local artists. We are seeking proposals for a large-scale public art piece for the interior of Cascade Park Community Library. This piece or series will illustrate one or more of these themes: Reading and Books, Community and People, Forest and Trees, Diversity and Inclusion. See the full details on our website.

The 43rd annual Artists of the Gorge is happening at Stevenson Community Library In October. This juried show is open to all artists living in the Columbia River Gorge, including Oregon and Washington residents from The Dalles to Washougal. Artists must be 18 years or older. The call is open-themed and accepts a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, sculpture, wood pieces, fabric art, and other media.

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library are hosting KOOBDOOGA 2022, with a series of events in September and October. Koobdooga, "a good book" spelled backwards, is White Salmon’s annual Community Reads program. This year's featured title is The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes. Koobdooga includes a call for artists for artwork based on the book. Artwork submissions are due by 9/17, and will be exhibited from 9/29-10/31. The library is hosting an opening reception on 9/29 from 6-8 pm.

Literary Events

Cascade Park Community Library is hosting its sixth annual Words and Pictures local author event in October. We're working on a newly expanded and district-wide Words and Pictures Festival. Stay tuned to the Words and Pictures page for more information as it becomes available.

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is returning to its annual Authors and Illustrators Dinner fundraiser for libraries. This year’s event will take place on November 4 at the Vancouver Hilton. More event information and tickets will be available soon. Check out our new library projects in Woodland and Washougal.

September is Get a Library Card Month!

With the many ways they help you save money, library cards are more valuable than ever. Here are 10 reasons your library card is the most valuable item in your wallet:

Don’t miss out on all of these great deals! Apply for a library card now. It's free for anyone who lives or owns property in FVRL's service area.

Library programs for children and adults are resuming this fall, with our always popular storytimes starting in October. Watch for our new events catalog coming to a branch near you in October. If you have any questions about our programs, resources, or services, please reach out to us or call us at 360-906-5000. We look forward to serving you at your local library!