Library Activities: December 2019

About a dozen City Staff (and friends!) participated in the Jingle Bell Run again this year! We had a blast.

Kids Programs
Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 43 kids 

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 6 kids and 4 parents, Hoodland 2 kids and 1 parent
Pokemon Club – 3 kids and 2 parents
Science Saturday – 1 kid and 2 parents
Art Club – Sandy 1 kid and 1 parent, Hoodland 1 kid and 1 parent

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 30 kids and 24 parents
Preschool – 49 kids and 36 parents
Hoodland – 2 kids and 1 parent

Gingerbread creations at Storytime

Read to a Dog – 9 kids

Reading Tutoring – 2 tutors met with 3 kids

Teen Programs
Ongoing
TeenSpace – 71 teens We held a Gingerbread Challenge one week!

Adult Programs
Special
Winter Poetry Reading – 5 people met at Hoodland Library to share poetry.  

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 15 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 10 people discussed A Woman of No Importance  by Sonia Purnell.
Hoodland – 11 people discussed My Abandonment by Peter Rock.

Photography Group – 6 people attended a planning meeting for future projects.

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 30 kids did literacy and STEM activities. The Metropolitan Youth Symphony MYSfits String Ensemble came to play and hold an instrument petting zoo after.

ESOL tutoring – 30 tutors met with 35 students on 19 days

Department of Human Services – 6 people were served. They got SNAP application assistance, daycare provider information, and picked up checks and gas cards.

Building
Exhibits
On generous loan from the Newport Public Library, Sandy Library currently has a travelling exhibit of Rick Bartow drawings. It is a great exhibit. Challenge – find all 18 drawings hanging in the library! https://www.facebook.com/thea.bramblrose/videos/10157951080577265/

The Library photography group has an exhibit! TheClackamas County Arts Alliance has displayed work from 7 Sandy area photographers on the 4th floor gallery.
#sandyoregon #LINCC #clackamascounty #sa_ho_photog @ Clackamas County Building

Training
Katie Murphy attended a workshop called Navigating Systems: Impostor Syndrome, Stereotype Threat, and Code Switching, This workshop explored some of the systemic inequities effecting Latinx people, and communities of color more broadly (along with other marginalized identities) in our social institutions and public spaces. 

Library Activities: November 2019

Giving Tree
We are currently collecting new or homemade hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, as well as, personal care producats for the Sandy Community Action Center and the Hoodland Christmas Baskets.

Kids Programs
Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 64 kids

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 8 kids and 5 parents
Pokemon Club – 5 kids and 3 parents
Science Saturday – 4 kids and 2 parents
Art Club – Sandy 2 kids and 1 parent, Hoodland 3 kids and 2 parents

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 56 kids and 38 parents
Preschool – 32 kids and 27 parents
Hoodland – 5 kids and 5 parents

Read to the Dog – 5 kids read to our new dog Seinfeld! Stop by on Tuesdays between 3:30 – 4:30 to meet Seinfeld.

Reading Tutoring – 2 tutors met with 2 kids on 2 days

Teen Programs
Special
Tear down of the Library Haunt and after party

Ongoing
TeenSpace – 73 teens attended (22 attended to learn how to mix their own chai tea)

Adult Programs
Special
Dia de los Muertos – 106 people attended to do Day of the Dead activities including painting skull cookies.

Library Coffeehouse – 67 people attended to listen to the music of Ellen Whyte. Thank you to Mountain Moka for the coffee donation!

Line Dancing – 21 people came to learn how to line dance from local teacher Lynn Wunische.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 20 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 12 people discussed Educated by Tara Westover.
Hoodland – 10 people discussed Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye.
Women’s – 10 people discussed The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.

Photography Group – 9 people came to the Show – No – Tell event. Participants critiqued images related to the theme: darkness.

Public Notary – Hoodland 3

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 46 kids did literacy and STEM activities, and challenge worksheets.

ESOL tutoring – 50 tutors met with 58 students on 25 days

Department of Human Services – 4 people were served, SNAP benefit information and assistance with Workforce/ ADP.

LINCC (Libraries IN Clackamas County) had a table at the Portland Book Festival.  Thank you to Thea Ellen for representing Sandy Public Library!

Antfarm shared some great produce with Library patrons last month!

Building
Exhibits
Clackamas County Arts Alliance changed out their exhibit at the Sandy Library. Stop by the Library before March 5th to see the oil paintings of Christopher Bekins.

Training
Librarian Monica Smith attended the Oregon Afterschool Conference where they discussed afterschool programs.

Meetings
The Library Advisory Board met to discuss recommendations to Jordan Wheeler for the County-wide taskforce on Libraries. Jordan officially appointed these people on December 1st:
Main Task Force: Jordan Wheeler, Sarah McIntyre
Library Services Subcommittee: Lynne Pollard, Heather Michet (Library Board Members)
Library Funding Subcommittee: Tyler Deems, Lynne Pollard
District Governance Subcommittee: Kathleen Draine and TBD
In addition, Sarah McIntyre will be attending all the meetings as the Chair of the County Library Directors Group, and Councillor Shultz plans to attend the meetings.

Library Activities: October 2019

Kids Programs
Special
Trick or Treat Trail – 1598 kids and parents

Dia de los Muertos – Hoodland 26 kids and parents

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 100 kids and 41 parents

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 10 kids and 7 parents, Hoodland 3 kids and 2 parents
Art Club – Sandy 2 kids and 1 parent, Hoodland 3 kids and 1 parent
Pokemon Club – 3 kids and 2 parents

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 99 kids and 72 parents
Preschool – 62 kids and 57 parents
Hoodland – 5 kids and 4 parents

Reading Tutoring – 4 tutors met with 5 kids

Teen Programs
Special
Library Haunt – 589 people attended!
Library Haunt volunteers – between 25-35 teens each time (211 total), between 7 and 27 adults each time (106 total)

Ongoing
TeenSpace – 97 teens (29 made mug cakes!)

Teen Library Advisory Board – 11 teens

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 58 people attended to listen to the music of Rebecca Conner and Leon Cotter. 23 people stopped in to the 24 hours in Sandy book release reception. Everyone got to enjoy the photos from 24 hours in Sandy hanging on the ramp wall. Thank you to Mountain Moka for the coffee donation!

Zero Waste Lifestyle – 17 people attended to hear science teach Renae Gregg talk about sustainable living.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 20 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 10 people discussed Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger.
Hoodland – 14 people discussed Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight by Alexandra Fuller.
Women’s – 7 people discussed Nowhere to Run by Mary Jane Clark.

Photography Group – 3 people attended to take photos of the Library Haunt

Public Notary – 3 Hoodland , 1 Sandy

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 69 kids did literacy and STEM activities. Balance activities, Dia de los Muertos crafts, reading, and challenge worksheets.

ESOL tutoring –

Department of Human Services – 4 people got general information and assistance with SNAP benefits.

Training
All Clackamas County Libraries closed on October 14th, for our 4th all LINCC staff training day. The theme was Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Keynote Speaker was Tricia Brand, Chief Diversity Officer for Portland Community College.

Other Speakers included:
Bryce Kozla, Youth Services Librarian for Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Hayden Bass, Outreach Program Manager for Seattle Public Library
Aryn Zanca, Program Manager for The Living Room
Kathy Turner, Regional Promotion and Prevention Coordinator & Galli Murray Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Clackamas County.

Plus -our very own Monica Smith ran a session on meditation, Katie Murphy was part of an unconference that centered on discussion. Many thanks to Thea Ellen who is on the Innovation Committee and spent many hours to plan the day and help it run smoothly!

Library Activities: September 2019

Our Library Of Things is in full swing! Come by and take a look, alternatively you can search the Library Catalog for Library of Things to see everthing available in the County. Be sure to place any holds for pickup at the location that owns the item. We are currently working on a software solution with the vendor to make sure that this will be the only option. We will continue to add items to this collection regularly, so check back monthly to see what’s new!

Kids Programs
Special
Raptor Rendezvous with Hawkwatch International – Sandy 91 kids and parents, Hoodland 44

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 99 kids and parents

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
Science Saturday = 21 kids and parents
LEGO Club – Sandy 16 kids and parents
Pokemon Club – 4 kids and parents

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 194 kids and parents
Preschool – 83 kids and parents
Hoodland – 4 kids and parents

Reading Tutoring – 2 tutors met with 2 kids

Teen Programs
Special
Library Haunt – 89 teens and adults attended the build events.

Haunt Auction – 13 kids and adults assisted. A special Thank you to the many sponsors who donated prizes! Including:

Ace Hardware Les Schwab
AT&TLovely nails
Bellissimo Salon and SpaMichelle Boyle LMT
Boring BarkMt Hood Athletic Club
Boring SquareMt Hood Impact Jiu Jitsu
Buddah CatPacific Northwest Tattoo
Bunsenbrewer Sandy Historical Museum
City NailsSlice of Heaven
Dazzle NailsSmoky Hearth
GerensStarbucks
Hand made journalThea Ellen Photography
Hot Skwash by DariaToliver Settlemier
Imagine Anything Hood ArtU.S. World Class Taekwondo-Sandy
Island TanningWashman
Jennifer GrahamWest Linn Pumkin Display
Leather FuelsWipperSnapper

Ongoing
TeenSpace – 47 teens attended our Wednesday TeenSpace programs

Teen Paint Nite – 20 teens attended to paint step by step with Melissa Lawrence.

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 97 people attended to listen to the music of Jason Dea West.  Thank you to Mountain Moka for the coffee donation!

Edible Landscapes – 16 people attended this last Master Gardener session of the year with Dennis Brown, PhD.  Stay tuned for next year’s slate of Master Gardener classes!

Toxin Free Living – 8 people attended to hear Ellen Cowens discuss toxins and make an all-purpose natural cleaner.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 22 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s –9 people discussed Exit West  by Mohsin Hamid.
Hoodland – 10 people discussed The Sellout by Paul Beatty.
Women’s – 9 people discussed Love and other consolation prizes by Jamie Ford.

Photography Group – 17 photographers participated in 24 hours in Welches.  Stay tuned for the book from this project! The 24 hours in Sandy book is now available for checkout!

Public Notary – Hoodland 4

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 16 kids did literacy and STEM activities in one week of September (We took a break to do fall planning). The theme is libraries for the first two months!.

ESOL tutoring – 40 tutors met with 43 learners on 24 days.

Department of Human Services – We have a new partnership with DHS.  They are in the library 2 days a week to assist Sandy area citizens, and 1 day a week to work with people on skill building/resumes.  In the month of September they gave application and referral assistance to 11 people.

Building
Exhibits
An exhibit of photographs from the 24 hours in Sandy project is currently hanging on the grey ramp wall at Sandy Library.
 

Quilt at Hoodland pieced by Darlene McKinney of the Mt Hood Piecemakers’ Club.

Library Activities: August 2019

Summer Reading Prize Winners

It’s Volunteer recognition time!
130 volunteers for the City of Sandy attended the volunteer picnic this year – including many library volunteers.

Sandy Summer Sounds
Estampa Mexicana – 22
Kris Deelane & the Hurt – 175 attendees
Nutz n Boltz Theater – 22
Stringed Migration – 160

Kids Programs
Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 89 kids
Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 16 kids and parents

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 151 kids and parents
Preschool – 65 kids and parents
Hoodland – 14 kids and parents

Teen Programs
Special
Library Haunt w/ Creatures of the Night – 51 teens participated in the building of the Haunt.

Ongoing
Teen Space – 23 teens

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 36 people attended to listen to the music of Adlai Alexander. Thank you to Mountain Moka for the coffee donation!

Green Burial – 12 people attended

Sandy Seed Library
Seed Saving Class – 9 people attended

Ongoing
Book Clubs:
Men’s – 8 people discussed the 2nd half of The Mueller Report by the Department of Justice.
Hoodland – 12 people discussed Virgil Wander by Leif Enger.

Photography Group – 7 photographers showed up to share and talk about their work.

Public Notary – Hoodland 3

Outreach
Special
Head Start at Sandy Grade 12 kids and parents, gave out 2 library cards

Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 69 kids and 7 adults attended Summer Reading programs with OSU Extension, Mad Science, Wy’East Artisans, and the end of summer reading prize giveaway party. They created a Richard Scarry Board Game as well as literacy and STEM activities, and challenge worksheets.

ESOL tutoring – 44 tutors met with 46 students on 25 days.

Library Activities: July 2019

Chalk Art
Sandy Library hosted chalk artists in the Arts Commission project Only Rain Down the Drain chalk art competition.  You can still see many of the entries from the competition around the library.

Mountain Festival Parade
The Sandy Library along with Creatures of the Night (Library Haunt) and Volunteers/Friends of the Library were in the parade this year!  We won Best Community Entry.

Friends of the Library Sidewalk Bag Sale
The Friends held their annual sidewalk sale, and did great business. All proceeds from the Friends of the Library goes to directly support library programming.  Thanks Friends! 

Kids Programs
Special
Summer Reading
A Universe of Slime – Hoodland 57
The LEGO Guy – Sandy 55, Hoodland 57
Mad Science: Fire and Ice – Sandy 51
Space Shuttle Escape Room – Sandy 31, Hoodland 22
Dragon Theater Puppets Presents: Arcade Universe – Hoodland 21
Rock Out with Mo Williams – Sandy 20

Harry Potter’s Birthday – 197 people attended to make potions and wands, eat cupcakes, and get their photo taken with the sorting hat.

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 64 kids and 30 adults

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 60 kids and 46 parents
Preschool – 87 kids and 61 parents

Teen Programs
Special
Library Haunt
Planning – 22
Mountain Festival Parade – 15 teens and 8 adults
Promotion of Haunt at Mountain Festival – 12 teens and 14 adults

Ongoing
Teen Space Wednesdays – 21 teens

Adult Programs
Special
Sandy Summer Sounds – The Library is co-sponsoring these programs with the Community Center.
Rose City Kings – 85 people attended on this rainy evening.
Eastside Theater Company – 100 people came to listen to show tunes.
Dina y los Rumberos – 125 people attended to listen to hot Cuban tunes.
Gresham Little Theater – 22 people attended to see highlights from Charlotte’s Web.
Cascade Crescendo – 250 people attended to listen to bluegrass music.

Mt. Hood’s Steiner Cabins, an Historical Overview – 27 people attended this lecture presented by Lloyd Musser, Curator at Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum in Government Camp.

Computer Classes
Mouse and Computer Basics – 4 people
Computer Basics – 3 people
Internet Basics – 3 people

Planning and Planting a Fall & Winter Garden – 19 people attended to listen to Dennis Brown, Master Gardener.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 7 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 11 people discussed the 2nd half of the Mueller Report by the Department of Justice.
Hoodland – 11 people discussed Still Life by Louise Penny.

Photography Group – 10 people listened to what it is like photographing the Fire Department.

Public Notary – Hoodland notarized 6 documents

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 32 kids attended Summer Reading programs and did challenge worksheets.

ESOL tutoring – 50 tutors mets with 55 students in 21 days.
ESOL tutor meeting – 9 tutors attended to listen to Olga Gerberg from the Community Center.  Olga shared insights on cultural differences and talked about paths to citizenship.

Building
Exhibits
Timberline Textiles is currently showing at Sandy Library.  This exhibit will be up through the end of September.

The Hoodland Library is currently exhibiting the watercolor and oil art of Lucas Nickerson of Oregon City.

Library Activities: June 2019

It’s Summer Reading time!  Packets for adults, teens, and kids are ready for pick-up now!  Plus we have lots of programs at Sandy Library, Hoodland Library, and Vista Apartments for school aged kids.

Family
Longest Day Parkway – The library counted 260 people at it’s booth at the Longest Day Parkway!  We gave away Summer Reading packets and popcorn. Checked out seeds from the seed library, and had a corn hole game where you could win $1 and $5 off your library fines! 

Kids Programs
Summer Reading
Sandy
Dragon Theater Puppets: Arcade Universe – 51 kids and 20 parents
Reptile Man – 230 kids and 75 parents

Hoodland
Rock Out with Mo Phillips! – 22 kids, 11 parents
Reptile Man – 62 kids, 29 parents

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 78 kids and 16 parents 

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
Pokemon Club – 1 kid and 1 parent

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 81 kids and 70 parents
Preschool – 54 kids and 38 parents
Hoodland – 3 kids and 3 parents

Reading tutoring – 7 volunteer tutors met with 8 kids on 7 days.

Teen Programs
Special
Teen Space Wednesdays – 64 teens (21 came to tie-dye socks)

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 14 teens

Haunted Library planning –41 teens.

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 70 people attended to listen to the music of Catbone Slim.  Thank you to Starbucks for the coffee donation!

OR7 (Journey) and other wolves in Oregon – 44 people attended to listen to the lead Wolf Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Oregon.  His duties include monitoring wolf activity, capture and collaring, and working with livestock producers to implement deterrence measures to minimize livestock attacks.

ADRC: A Doorway to Support, Wellness and Community – 7 people attended this program at Hoodland Library presented by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

Seed Library
How to feed yourself without an acre of land – 17 people attended to hear presenter, Kris LaMar discuss how to maximize the space you have, and what plants will need the smallest amount of room while supplying the maximum yield. 

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 16 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 9 people discussed Factfulness : ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Hoodland – 10 people discussed Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Women’s – 8 people discussed Stray City by Chelsey Johnson

Photography Group –7 people attended a group out to McMenamins Edgefield to catch the sunset.

Public Notary – Hoodland – Lara notarized 11 documents in 7 sessions.

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 17 kids came to the end of school party.  22 kids came to see Reptile Man.

ESOL tutoring – 45 tutors met with 56 students in 21 days.

Exhibits
Lake Oswego Reads presents The Book of Unknown Americans at Sandy Library. You can view this exhibit through the end of August.

Quilt at Hoodland – Strawberry Fields.  Pieced by Pat Shark of the Mt Hood Piecemakers’ Club.


Training
The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation – 3 staff members (Maureen, Thea, Rebecca) attended this webinar.

Meetings
The Library Advisory met this month.  They provided feedback on the county-wide Strategic Plan that LINCC is working on.

Sarah and Thea attended a meeting of the Boring & Damascus Community Connection to learn more about what they do and see if there are more partnership opportunities.

Suzanne Murray left the Library after 18 years of service!  We celebrated with pancakes (her favorite!)

Friends
Friends of Sandy Library are holding their annual book bag sale on the sidewalk on the west side of the library on July 13th and 14th!  Come buy a bag for $5 or $7 and fill it up!

Friends of Hoodland Library held a raffle.  The winner received a signed Jane Kirkpatrick book, as well as local products.

Library Activities: May 2019

It’s Summer Reading time! Packets for adults, teens, and kids are ready for pick-up now! Plus we have lots of programs at Sandy Library, Hoodland Library, and Vista Apartments for school aged kids.

Displays
Come check out our #readwoke display!

Kids Programs
Special
Summer Reading Blast off Party – 119 people attended to watch a clip from the upcoming American Experience series “Chasing the Moon”, look at moon rocks lent to us by NASA, do some fun activities, eat snacks, and pick up their Summer Reading packets.

Free Comic Book Day – Sandy 77 people, Hoodland 24. Superhero crafts, a batcave, and free comic books!

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 44 kids

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 13 kids and 7 parents, Hoodland 5 kids and 3 parents
Pokemon Club – 6 kids and 4 parents
Science Saturday – 3 kids and 2 parents

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 69 kids and 62 parents
Preschool – 31 kids and 31 parents
Hoodland – 2 kids and 1 parent

Teen Programs
Ongoing
Anime Club – 48 teens
MakerSpace – 75 teens
Haunted Library planning – 54 teens

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 83 people attended to listen to the music of Now and Then, and attend the Wy’East Artisans art reception. Come see their art through the end of June! Thank you to Starbucks for the coffee donation!

Five Remarkable Women – 35 people attended this program to listen to garden author Donald Olson. This program presented in partnership with the Trillium Trails Garden Club.

Take a historical trip on the Barlow Road to Philip Foster Farm – 21 people attended this program to listen to presenter Joanne Broadhurst discuss Philip Foster Farm, Oregon’s first tourist destination, and the historical Barlow Road.

Gardening 101 – 14 people attended this program with Master Gardener Priscilla Robinson. We learned step by step, how to identify our garden spaces, prepare our soil, plan crops, and extend the growing season.

ADRC: A Doorway to Support, Wellness and Community – 5 people attended this program presented by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

Ongoing
Paint Nite –19 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 10 people discussed The five people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Hoodland – 10 people discussed News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
Women’s – 8 people discussed Future home of the living god : a novel by Louise Erdrich

Photography Group – 5 people met to discuss projects. 24 in Sandy, OR (How did it go), personal projects.

Public Notary – Hoodland 4

Outreach
Special
Sandy Grade School Visits – 355 Sandy Grade School students visited the library. Monica Smith did book talks, gave tours of the library, and kids checked out books.

Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 78 kids did literacy, STEM activities, and challenge worksheets.

ESOL tutoring – 41 tutors met with 53 students in 23 days.

Training
Lara Wilent updated her Public Notary certification.

Our new staff scheduling software goes live soon! Three staff met with Peter from Schedule3w to learn the software

Exhibits
Come check out the Wy’East Artisans Guild Exhibit!

Meetings
Library Advisory Board – We met this month. Go here to read about the meeting!

Programming Meeting – Sandy and Hoodland staff met to discuss our upcoming years worth of programming, including costs. We managed to agree to a programming plan within our budget constraints.

Library Activities: April 2019

National Library Week is in April, and Libraries in Clackamas County celebrated with Food for Fines! Sandy collected for the Sandy Community Action Center, Hoodland collected 72 lbs for Neighborhood Missions.

Kids Programs
Special
Dia de los Niños/Children’s Day – 278 people came to take part in the celebrations!  A big thank you to all our partners who took part in the day. We gave away books, had many activities, music, a balloon artist, and snacks.

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 73 kids worked on a project called Taking Care of Oregon, painting on 10 recycled canvases.

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
LEGO Club – Sandy 32 kids and parents, Hoodland 6
Pokemon Club – 18 kids and parents
Art Club – Hoodland 10 kids and parents came to make marbleized paper and eggs using shaving cream (see photos below).

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 125 kids and parents
Preschool – 116 kids and parents
Hoodland – 12 kids and parents

Teen Programs
Special
Flashlight Egg Hunt – 260 teens attended the egg hunt in Meinig Park

Paint Nite – 13 teens

Planning for Haunt – 23 teens attended our Haunt planning meetings with Creatures of the Night

Ongoing
Anime Club – 55 teens
MakerSpace – 53 teens
Game Factory – 23 teens.
T-LAB – 12 teens

Adult Programs
Special
Author talk: Jane Kirkpatrick and Stafford Hazzelett – 95 people attended

Library Coffeehouse – 92 people attended to listen to the music of Fergheart.  Thank you to Starbucks for the coffee donation!

Repair Fair – 74 people attended our first Repair Fair!  This program was created in coordination with Stacy Ludington at Clackamas County Sustainability & Solid Waste, and the Community Center.

Poetry workshop and Poetry SLAM – 7 people attended our poetry workshop (and reading) with John Sibley Williams, and 51 people attended the Poetry SLAM. Congratulations to our winners:
Age 8-13:  Isabella Grace Loeung with the poem, “Thicker than the Wall of China.” 
Age 14 – 18: Elizabeth Loeung with poem, “Perception’s Twisted Truth.”
Adult: Jexi Keith with the poem, “Settling in.”
Overall winner: Molly Izer with the poem, “Battle Cry.” Molly is from the 14-18 age category.

Open Mic Poetry (Hoodland) – 7 people attended to listen to poetry and encourage one another.

Senior Egg Hunt – 27 people attended to hunt for eggs in the library.  6 people won gift certificates for local businesses, everyone else got candy (including sugar free!) for their eggs, and had coffee and breakfast snacks.

Basket Making – 8 people attended and took home colorful spring baskets they made themselves.

SEED LIBRARY
How to attract butterflies to your yard – 20 people attended this talk with Master Gardener Jim Kronenberg.
Plants and Popcorn – 8 people attended the film “Bees: Tales from the Hive” in this documentary series for gardeners.

Our Sandy Seed Library volunteers have been hard at work, separating the seeds from the chaff!

Basic Computer Classes – 3 people attended sessions on mouse & keyboard basics, and Internet basics with Librarian Maureen Houck.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 18 people attended to paint step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 9 people discussed Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hoodland – 8 people discussed Enchanted by Rene Denfield
Women’s – 6 people discussed Factfulness : ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – and why things are better than you think by Hans Rosling

Photography Group – Twenty-four hours in Sandy: 24 photographer and 24 photographs, one for each hour of a day in Sandy, to showcase the different perspectives of our town. This is a collaborative, community project designed to capture the essence of Sandy. Look for  a book of 24 photographs and a display for the library wall.

Public Notary – Hoodland 2

Outreach
Ongoing
Vista Apartments – 45 kids did literacy and STEM activities in 3 weeks. We had special guests from Gresham City Council, with games and literacy challenges.

ESOL tutoring – 48 Tutors met with 53 learners on 23 days

Library Activities: March 2019

Kids Programs
Special
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Sandy 25 kids and 25 parents, Hoodland 10 kids and 15 parents

Architect’s in Schools – Hoodland held a reception for urban and suburban architectural projects done in Welches Elementary School.  27 kids and 15 parents attended.

Ongoing
Wy’East Artisans Art Club – 59 kids

Saturday Afternoon Kids’ Club:
Pokemon Club – Sandy 10 kids and 5 parents
LEGO Club – Sandy 1 kids and 1 parent, Hoodland 2 kids and 3 parents
Science Saturday – 1 kid and 1 parent came to make slime

Storytime:
Wee Ones – 50 kids and 45 parents
Preschool – 46 kids and 31 parents came to listen to books about superheroes, fish, and outer space.
Hoodland – 7 kids and 7 parents

Teen Programs
Special
Spaghetti Feed & Masquerade Ball – 27 teens attended a fundraiser to benefit The Trevor Project.  Partners on this program included the Gender/Sexuality Youth Alliance at Sandy High School, Sandy Library, AntFarm, and Sandy Community Center.

Ongoing
Anime Club – 28 teens

MakerSpace – 36 teens

Game Factory – 34 teens

T-LAB (Teen Library Advisory Board) – 10 teens came to help the library plan programs for teens.

Adult Programs
Special
Library Coffeehouse – 71 people attended to listen to the music of Bob Soper & Elizabeth Nicholson. Irish harp, North Indian sarod, Greek bouzouki, Middle Eastern and African percussion, as well as many more instruments were used! Thank you to Starbucks for the coffee donation!

 

Oregon Geology – What’s in Your Backyard? – 35 people attended to hear Dr. Torley take us on a geological field trip through Oregon.

 
 

Seed Library
The Sandy Seed Library is now open!  Come browse our great selection of seeds to plant in your garden.  Let a few go to seed, and bring the seeds back for next year.

Master Gardener Series – The Wonderful World of Bees – 20 people attended this program which examined the 400 native species of bees in Oregon.  Thank you to the Master Gardener’s for this great program. Look for more in the series over the next 6 months!

Plants and Popcorn – 6 people attended the film “First Flower” in this documentary series for gardeners.

Ongoing
Paint Nite – 20 people attended to create a painting step-by-step with Melissa Lawrence.

Book Clubs:
Men’s – 10 people discussed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Hoodland – 11 people discussed Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Women’s – 9 people discussed Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Photography Group – 7 people attended to listen to Mike talk about printing photos.

Public Notary – Hoodland 5

Outreach
Special
Little Cubs Preschool – 37 kids and 8 parents/teachers (over two mornings) heard a storytime at the library, and heard Monica talk about working in the library.

Oregon Trail Academy – 25 5th graders from OTA visited the library to learn how to do research.

Sandy Grade School – 85 3rd and 4th graders listened to Monica’s book talks and checked out books.

Ongoing
Vista Apartments –39 kids did literacy and STEM activities. We did not hold a program during Spring Break.  This month the program included Book Hunts, Geoboard, literacy challenges, pattern blocks. Students created a Community Map with roads, signs, and LEGO buildings.

ESOL tutoring – 62 tutors and 62 learners met to work on English Language skills.

Exhibits
Wy’East Artisans Guild at Sandy Library. In this exhibit, artists explore mystery books, the mystery of life, and other mysteries in their chosen medium and in their own style. Artists include: Jennifer Bliesner, Melody Bush, Dawnna Goudie, Vern Groff, Becky Hawley, Becky Jacob, Earlean Marsh, Kimberly Nelson, Rod Stroh, Helen Von Struesen. Exhibit is up through June 27th.
 

Come into Sandy to enjoy the watercolors of local Boring resident Richard Lee through May 2nd.