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Adult Library Programs

Free Comic Book Day

Sandy Public Library

When: Saturday, May 6th from 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Sandy Library Community Room

Fun activities, popcorn, and comic books!! The library will host a cosplay contest for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th, 11-1, in the Community Room. The contest is open to all ages and divided into three categories: kids, teens, and adults. Costumed participants receive a raffle ticket and are entered into a drawing for one of three prizes.

Contact: Rebecca Robinowitz rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us

   

 

Hoodland Public Library

When: Saturday, May 6th       from 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: Hoodland Library Community Room

Fun activities, popcorn, and comic books!! Come watch a movie, explore Batman's batcave, and make a superhero craft for Free Comic Book Day, May 6th, 1-3, in the Community Room. 

Contact: Robin Ferrin
hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us


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 sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us

 

 


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 www.poets.org 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 ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us.


Family History 101

When: April 27th at 6:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

In partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Diane Seipert, a genealogist with 30 years of experience, will provide an introduction to discovering your own family history.

 
Topics to be discussed will include:
  • How to start your search online through the website familysearch.org

  • Where to find help and research

  • How to find research by location

  • What historical records are available

  • How to use Facebook to do genealogy research in specific areas of the world

Questions? Contact Maureen Houck at 503-668-5537 or mhouck@ci.sandy.or.us


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 kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us

CLASES DE INGLÉS GRATIS
BIBLIOTECA de SANDY
Todos los niveles son bienvenidos. No es necesario registrarse.
MARTES Y JUEVES
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Comienzan el
10 de ENERO

Volunteers to help teach the classes are still needed! If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact Katie Murphy at 503-783-2583 kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us.


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 tkuziemski@ci.sandy.or.us


Mind, Body, Spirit: Creating a Vibrant Adult Life

March - Adult Paint Nite

Date: Friday, April 21st, 6:30 pm
Location: Sandy Library Community Room 

This event requires registration. *Registration for this event is closed*

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.

Questions? Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us

 

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 sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us


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:              

 

May 5th
Pablo Grabiel and 
the Steelhead Stalkers Band

Jazz, Latin, Funk, Pop 

 

 

 

 

 


Book Groups

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

2nd Thursday of each month
@ 7:00 pm
Sandy 
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:

May 11th

Discussion Date:

May 1st

Discussion Date:

May 25th

Discussion Date:

May 17th


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 libraryassistants@ci.sandy.or.us or the Hoodland Library by phone at 503-622-3460 or by email at ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us.

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