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


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

Early Assessment Mental Health Lecture

Know the signs

Date: Monday March 13th. 6:00 pm
Location: Sandy Library Community Room

Linnea Stenhouse MSW, will be offering a FREE informational talk about the services of EASA. This program will be informational for community members, teachers, parents and mentors, that might come across youth so as to direct them and/or their families to help and support.  EASA program is for young people experiencing first break psychosis/extreme states emergencies in Clackamas County and offers community based counseling and case management and more, and have success in keeping young people out of the hospitals, jails and have even helped with school and job retention.



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

February - No More Dieting

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2:00 pm

Location: Sandy Library Community Room 

Description: Victoria Larson ND will present a lecture on healthy eating. There is no one perfect "diet" for everyone, but learning what is good for you goes a long way towards a healthy lifestyle. Most of the "diet rules" are outdated. Find out how to maintain balance for energy and longevity.

Victoria Larson, ND has practiced as a Naturopathic Physician for over 20 years. She writes monthly columns and feature articles on various health topics for local newspapers.

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



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.


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

Discussion Date:

March 9th

Discussion Date:

March 6th

Discussion Date:

February 23rd

Discussion Date:

March 15th


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