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Adult Library Programs

Coming Soon - Sandy Seed Library

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

Join in the festivities at the Sandy Library on Saturday, April 15th, from 10am - 5pm.  Learn about gardening and seed-saving. This is a great opportunity for families to play in the dirt together.

Members come to the library and "check out" seed for their garden. 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 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



National Poetry Month

Poetry Slam - Sandy Library

Date: Thursday, April 13th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Sandy Public Library

Online registration for the Poetry Slam is now open!  Paper registration forms are also available in the library.

Everyone (age 8 and up) is invited to share a poem, or just come to watch and support our local poets.

A Poetry Slam is a performance poetry contest. It is an opportunity for people to share their original poetry with a wider audience. Poets will compete in age categories from grade school through adult. Our SLAM is a multi-age event, topics and language must be appropriate for all ages; other than that limitation, any type of original poem is welcome. 

Questions? Contact Katie Murphy at 503-668-5537 or email at 

Poetry Open Mic - Hoodland Library

Date: Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: Hoodland Public Library

The Hoodland Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Open Mic. Everyone ages 12 and up is welcome to join us to recite their original or favorite poetry or just to listen and support others. Registration is appreciated.  Visit for more information on poetry and National Poetry Month.  

Online Registration for the Poetry Open Mic is now available!  Paper registration forms are also available in the library.

Questions? Contact Dianne at 503-622-3460 or email at

English Classes Returning January 10th 

English Classes at the Sandy Public Library will start again on January 10th. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 -1:30 pm. 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

March - Adult Paint Nite

Date: Friday, March 17th, 6:30 pm
*Due to high demand, an additional adult paint nite has been added for  April 21st

Register here!  Please only register for one date.

Location: 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.

This event will be hosted by Sandy Library Board Adviser Melissa Lawrence.

April - Mike Jordan Author Talk

Date: Thursday, April 6th, 6:30 pm
Location: Sandy Library Community Room

Mike has been a writer his entire life. He wrote his first poems when he was six years old and published his first novel at age 22. He grew up in Kennewick, WA. He and his wife now split their time between Malibu, CA, and Welches, OR.


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:              


   March 3rd
   Aaron Meyer
Concert Rock Violinist


April 7th
Eric Kallio
Mountain Style Guitar 








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

Pick either of these books to discuss

Discussion Date:

April 13th

Discussion Date:

April 3rd

Discussion Date:

April 27th

Discussion Date:

April 19th


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