Adult Library Programs

Mind, Body, Spirit: Creating a Vibrant Adult Life

This series of programming is meant specifically for Adults and will continue each quarter of the year with brand new programs in each area; Mind, Body, and Spirit.

October - "Body"         Chair Yoga

Date: Tuesdays - October 4, 11, 18, 25  11:30 am - 1pm

Location: Sandy Library Community Room

Description: Chair Yoga welcomes everybody in a gentle way to help maintain strength, mobility, and stamina throughout life. Ithas been known to help reduce ahces and pains, and can help us get a better night's sleep. Nyssa Castle, IAYT, is a Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner and offers a therapeutic style of yoga that focuses on health and wellness and is rooted in a medical practice.  She offers most of her classes at the Mt. Hood Women's Health Clinic.  This class is limited to 20 participants. To reserve a spot, please register by September 15th. 

Contact: Susan Winsinger at


November - "Spirit"     A Holocaust Presentation by Peter Wigmore

Date: Sunday, November 13th, 3 - 4:30 pm

Location: Sandy Library Community Room 

Description: Peter Wigmore will present a 90 minute lecture, with PowerPoint presentation, that focuses upon his mother and her family's experiences during the Holocaust and her subsequent years dealing with the trauma, with a period of Q&A following the lecture. 

Contact: Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email

December - "Mind"     Adult Game Night

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 6:30 - 8 pm

Location: Sandy Library Community Room 

Description: Remember how much fun playing board games as a kid? It's even better now! Bring your favorite board games, drinks (alcoholic or not), and snacks to share. Life is good, time to play...

 Contact: Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email

Author Series


Soolie Beetch and the Dying Light by Gypsie Raleigh

Join us at the Hoodland Library for an author talk and book signing from local author Gypsie Raleigh with her newest title, Soolie Beetch and the Dying Light.

Date: October 22nd, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Hoodland Public Library





Book Signing and Author Talk by Mike Jordan

Meet author Mike Jordan on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hoodland Public Library.  At the 4 p.m. event Jordan will tell the story of how he began the research and writing of “Crockett’s Coin,” the first book in the five-novel “Lost Heroes Series.”  A book signing will follow the “Author Talk.”

Three of Jordan’s titles will be offered at special holiday discounts at the book signing.  Jordan will also sign the second novel in the series, “The Freedom Song,” and will introduce “Your Heart of Gold” at the event, his debut novel in the new “Lovequest Series.”

For more information visit, call the library at (503) 622-3460, or “like” Mike Jordan Books on Facebook. Follow Mike Jordan on twitter @mikejordanbooks.



Rivers of Oregon - Slideshow and Author Talk by Tim Palmer

Award winning author and photographer, Tim Palmer, presents a slideshow based on his stunning new book Rivers of Oregon.

Date: November 14th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Sandy Public Library



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:


November 4th : Carolee & Romeo Carrara - Folk Music Anthology












Sandy Book Groups

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

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Sandy Library

Meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7pm at the Sandy Library

*November Date Change*

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm at the Sandy Senior Center

Discussion Date:

November 10th

Discussion Date:

November 7th

Discussion Date:

November 17th

Hoodland Book Group

The Hoodland Book Group will meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 16th at the Hoodland Library.

If you are interested in joining the Hoodland Book Group, contact the library at 503-622-3460 or email the library at







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