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

History of the Mount Hood National Forest and its Lookouts by Cheryl Hill

The Mount Hood National Forest is an outdoor playground for millions of hikers, skiers, climbers, and other recreationists, but it also has a long and fascinating history. Local author Cheryl Hill will highlight several interesting stories from the forest’s past and talk about the history of its lookouts, how fire detection has changed over the last 100 years, and how some lookouts have found new life as vacation rentals. Cheryl is a librarian, lookout enthusiast, and history buff, and is the author of two books in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series: Mount Hood National Forest and Fire Lookouts of Oregon

Date: October 10th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Sandy Public Library 




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





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



Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Reader's Theatre

Actor's Dojo

Date: September 14th, 6:30pm

Location: Sandy Public Library

Brief description: Actor’s Dojo presents Last of the Red Hot Lovers! by Neil Simon

Contact: If you are interested in participating or have a suggestion for a play please




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:


       October 7th: Steve Hale - "A singer/songwriter with a soul edge"







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

Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2pm at the Sandy Senior Center

Discussion Date:

October 13th

Discussion Date:

October 3rd

Discussion Date:

September 22nd

Hoodland Book Group

The Hoodland Book Group will meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 21st 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