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Adult Library Programs

Come Visit Us at the Mt. Hood Farmer's Market

Sandy Library is proudly participating in the 2017 Mount Hood Farmer's Market. Stop by our booth to find out what's happening at the library for kids, teens, and adults.

Browse the Sandy Seed Library and checkout FREE seeds for your garden with your library card.

Page through cookbooks and gardening books to inspire your market haul.

If you don't already have a library card,  we can register new library cards on-site too! Join us Fridays 3:00-7:00pm and First Fridays, 3:00-8:00 pm.




Adult Paint Night

When: May 12th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room


When: June 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

This is a free, two-hour guided painting class using acrylic paints on canvas. The predetermined painting will be taught step-by-step by an instructor in front of the class. The instructor will give individual assistance as needed. No painting experience necessary.

PLEASE CHOOSE WHICH DATE YOU WISH TO ATTEND. Participants should sign up for only one of these dates. The SAME PAINTING will be taught for BOTH dates.

Registration for both of these classes has filled. In June, we will be releasing information about our July and August Adult Paint Nights.

This event will be hosted by Sandy Library Advisory Board Secretary, Melissa Lawrence, and is sponsored by the Sandy Public Library Friends.

Questions? Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email

Sandy Seed Library

The SANDY SEED LIBRARY, "it will grow on you!".

The Sandy Seed Library in now open! It is located in the Sandy Library fireplace room.

To participate, pick up the brochure "How to Save Seeds" to learn how the program works. Then "check out" your seed packets at the main desk. To receive notice of gardening and seed saving classes, sign up on the members email list.

Members grow the plants in their garden and, at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ From those plants, they collect seeds to return to the Sandy Library to replenish its inventory. All seeds are free to members.

The seeds have been graciously donated to launch this program. These seeds are held in trust for the members of our library.

Questions? Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email



English Classes

English Classes 

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 -1:30 pm. 
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

The classes are free and for people of any language background. Children are welcome. For more information, call 503-783-2583 or email

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12:00 - 1:30 PM
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Volunteers to help teach the classes are still needed! If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact Katie Murphy at 503-783-2583

Photography Group 

Date: Third Thursday of each month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: Sandy Library Community Room

This group is designed as a conversation group. A program every month, with an informal camera outing planned in between.  Please have a camera. Bring one piece for group critique every month (Optional).

Contact: Thea Kuziemski at 503-668-5537 or email

Mind, Body, Spirit: Creating a Vibrant Adult Life

May - The 1,932 Mile Walk from Missouri to Oregon

When: Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

The speakers, John Salisbury and Richard Matthews, will cover the length of the Oregon Trail, from Independence to Oregon City, using slides of the trail. They will incorporate the importance of Dr. John McLoughlin, and his role in saving many Oregon Trail pioneers. Mr. Salisbury has walked the Oregon Trail in 5 different locations (Independence, Kearney, Casper, Boise, and Oregon City) for a total of 5 weeks as part of a federal history project in the 1990's. He says, “I walked in the dust of the footprints of those who came before us”.

Questions? Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email


June - Travel Talk: Spain

When: Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

Katie and Tracy will share a brief slide show of their three week trip to Spain, highlighting regional differences in language, culture and cuisine. Monica will talk about her visit to Barcelona sharing insights and observations as well as pinhole photos she took while in the city. Both will offer travel tips. A book list including both fiction and non-fiction books about Spain, will be available.
Questions? Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email

Library Coffee House

Enjoy free refreshments while selecting books and listening to music. A children’s craft will also be available. The event is free and family friendly, and all library services will be open until 8:00pm. The Sandy Public Library is located at 38980 Proctor Blvd. For more information call 503-668-5537.

Upcoming Coffee House Dates:              


June 2nd
Will West and 
Skip Von Kuske

Groovy Americana

July 7th
Terry Robb
Acoustic Blues








Book Groups

Women's Book Group Men's Book Group Mystery Book Group Hoodland Book Group

2nd Thursday of each month
@ 7:00 pm
Library Community Room

1st Monday of each month
@ 7:00 pm
Sandy Library Community Room

4th Thursday of each month
@ 2:00 pm
 Sandy Senior Center

3rd Wednesday of each month
@ 6:30 pm
Hoodland Library

Discussion Date:

June 8th

Discussion Date:

June 5th

Discussion Date:

May 25th

Discussion Date:

June 21st

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in helping out at the Sandy and Hoodland Public Libraries? We are seeking volunteers aged 14 and up to help with special events, book processing and repair, children’s events, and various other projects. The amount of involvement is up to you! Monthly or weekly tasks available, a six month commitment is appreciated. Please fill our online volunteer application. If you have any questions, please contact the Sandy Library by phone at 503-668-5537 or by email at or the Hoodland Library by phone at 503-622-3460 or by email at

We look forward to working with you!

All library programs sponsored in part by the 

Friends of the Sandy Library and Friends of Hoodland Library