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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: July 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room


When: August 11th 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.

Register here for 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 plants in their garden and at the end of the season they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’ They collect seeds from the plants to return to Sandy Library to replenish inventory. All seeds are free to members.

The seeds have been graciously donated to launch this program. 

Gardening for BeginnersVegetable Gardening for Beginners

Date: June 21st 6:30pm

Where: Sandy Library Community Room

Want to grow your own food but not sure how?  Be informed and inspired with simple steps to success.  Learn about proper plantign times, ideal crops for beginners, planting from seeds vs. transplants and much more!

Cool Season vegetable GardeningCool Season Vegetable Gardening

Discover what you can grow during this cooler season.

Nicole Forbes is the Education and Events Coordinator for Dennis 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers, has lived and gardened in Portland for over 20 years.

Contact Susie Jenkins at 503-668-5537 or email


Volunteers to help tutor English Lanuage students over the summer are still needed! If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact Katie Murphy at 503-783-2583

English Classes - Though June 20th (then taking a break until September)

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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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

WiseWalkersJuly - Wise Walkers - Come walk with us

When: Thursdays in July 10-11am
Where: Starting from the lobby of the Sandy Library

Wise Walkers is about getting moderate walking exercise in the center of downtown Sandy.  Register by June 15th.

Questions? Contact Susan Winsinger 503-668-5537 or email

qI goNGAugust - Qi Gong for Health and Vitality

When: Sundays in August 12:45-2pm
Where: Sandy Library Community Room

Work with the energy of breath to promote health, vitality, and longevity.  Qigong exercises are performed in a relaxed, gentle way, and use breathing, stretching, movement, and visualization to develop a strong connection between mind and body.

Contact Susie Jenkins 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:              

Terry Robb


July 7th
Terry Robb
Acoustic Blues


August 4th
Kelsey and the Next Right Thing

R&B Singer/Songwriter



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


Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow Donna Leon - By its Cover

Discussion Date:

September 14th

(taking a break in Jul & Aug)

Discussion Date:

August 7th

(taking a break in July)

Discussion Date:

June 22nd

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 Sandy Library and Friends of Hoodland Library