The weather is changing, so it’s a great time to stock up on winter reading and viewing materials. Your local library is also a great warm and dry location to learn a new skill or enjoy making something crafty. We have a lot going on—check out our November News and Events Booklet to hear about all of our great programs and events.
FVRL Foundation and Fundraising Projects
The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is back with its annual Authors & Illustrators Dinner fundraiser for libraries on November 4 at the Vancouver Hilton. This year’s event features a keynote by Susan Orlean, author of national bestsellers The Library Book and The Orchid Thief.
Other Foundation and Library Friends fundraisers:
- GivingTuesday is coming on November 29; stay tuned to the FVRL Foundation’s website for ways to share your generosity to support the library and our communities.
- In addition to the gently used books at our various libraries' Friends Used Book Stores, several Friends groups are having book sales in November and December.
- FVRLibraries, the Foundation, and our Friends groups are still fundraising for new libraries in Woodland and Washougal.
Our fabulous in-person library programs are in full swing at our libraries, including our always popular Family Storytimes scheduled throughout the week. Check out a full list of our programs on our calendar or pick up our News & Events Booklet while at the library.
Enjoy joining programs virtually? We are still offering a number of our programs online.
Explore Native American History Month
FVRLibraries celebrates the Native communities in our service area and beyond by highlighting their stories. We're having a special display of books at your local library during the month of November, with many titles for all ages. On our Exploring Native American Heritage web page, you'll also find additional online resources to learn about Indigenous history and culture, a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, and a reading and activity challenge.
‘Tis the season to get together and make wreaths, centerpieces, cards, and other traditional winter crafts. Whether you’re looking for that experience, just to meet up and knit, or an online gathering to chat and craft, you’ll find plenty of maker opportunities for all ages at the library this winter. Or, check out our events calendar to keep up with the latest in crafting and DIY programs at the library.
Check It Out!
Need more? Here a just few of the other resources and amazing things available to you with a library card:
- Ready for adventure? Get free passes to 11 southwest Washington museums, gardens, or other activities with your library card.
- Take a hike! Borrow a Check Out Washington backpack, which includes a Discover Pass providing free admission to state parks, binoculars, field guides, and more.
- Need internet connectivity? You can check out a Wi-Fi hotspot or a Chromebook kit for up to three weeks.
- Stream music through Freegal and movies through Kanopy.
- Get free access to magazines and newspapers online.
- Learn new skills by taking online courses from LinkedIn Learning.
- Tackle a new language with Mango Languages or Little Pim.
- Family Game Night? Discover our huge selection of board games to borrow.
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!