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Summer Reading Challenge 2018 “Libraries Rock”

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Friday, June 1 to Friday, Aug. 31 (sll sges)

Our annual Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens & adults kicks off soon! The Challenge is free, fun, and promotes literacy while encouraging children, teens, adults, and families to discover new books, attend programs, and enjoy their community all summer. All age groups can win great prizes, too. Sign-ups for all ages begin Friday, June 1!

Adult programs | Children's programs

Note: Closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day

Adult programs

Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30)
12-Week Citizenship (ESL) Class (18+ Years)
Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers FREE 12-week citizenship classes for ESL speakers and N-400 application services with accredited immigration counselors. Spring term at the Oak Lodge Library runs every Wednesday April 11 through June 27, 2018. Classes are open to anyone who has had their green card for five years or more (three if married to a U.S. citizen). Please bring your green card to register at your first class session.


WorkSource Clackamas Career Workshop Series (18+ Years)
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search. Attend the whole series, including:

  • 12:30-2 p.m. Job Search Success
  • 2-3:30 p.m. Resume Ready
  • 3:30-5 p.m. Skills for Work & Life

WorkSource Clackamas Career Workshop Series (18+ Years)
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search. Attend the whole series, including:

  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Social Media & Job Searching
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Acing the Interview
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Interview Coaching
12 Beyond Crayons: Adult Coloring (18+ Years)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Relax and socialize with other adults – a very enjoyable experience! Free of charge, with all supplies provided. No registration needed--drop in anytime during the session.
17 Beginning Genealogy
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Genealogical Forum of Oregon President Laurel Smith continues her popular once-a-month genealogical course. Using participants’ ancestors, Laurel covers various topics related to genealogical research and organization.
19 Felted Birds in Nests (18+ Years)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LeBrie Rich from Penfelt is back to help participants create a spring icon – a felted bird in a felted nest! No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided. Class fills quickly, so please preregister by calling the library at 503-655-8543.
Gardening: Seed Saving
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Kay continues our monthly Gardening Series, sharing her tips and tricks for seed saving. Be sure to visit our Seeds for Sharing Seed Library while you’re here – our seed cabinet is fully stocked with seeds for your vegetables, herbs, sprouts, flowers, and more!

Youth programs

NOTE: Storytime Break Sunday May 20 through Monday, May 28 (No WiggleTime, Family or Saturday Storytimes)

Mondays at 11 a.m. (April 30, May 14)
Yoga & Wellness Storytime (0-2 Years)
Enjoy a free, fun kids’ yoga class taught by Elk Rock Wellness. Babies, please wear comfortable clothes and bring a caregiver and a mat or towel. No registration required.

Mondays at 11 a.m. (May 7, May 21)
Baby Sign Language in Play (0-2 Years)
Use sign language to help improve communication between you and your child with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist. Fun classes with lots of activities to keep everyone engaged. No registration required.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (May 1, May 8, May 15, May 29 – NO WIGGLETIME MAY 22)
WiggleTime: Books for Babies (0-2 Years)
Stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups. Caregivers will get fun ideas for activities that encourage interaction and early literacy. Mingle, stay and play afterward!

Fridays at 11 a.m. (April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18 – NO FAMILY STORYTIME MAY 25)
Family Storytime (2-5 Years)
Storytime isn’t just about books! Each storytime is followed with a craft, which encourages creativity and develops early literacy skills that help children learn to read as they get older.

Saturdays at 11 a.m. (April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 – NO SATURDAY STORYTIME MAY 26)
Saturday Storytime (All Ages)
Join us to hear great books, sing songs, and share laughs. Each storytime is followed by a fun, themed craft activity!

5 Let’s LEGO (5+ Years)
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations.
19 Puppy Tales: Read to a Dog (K-4th Grade)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Read to a real dog! Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. One-on-one sessions build confidence for beginning and reluctant readers. Children will have approximately 15 minutes to read with Salishan (a Pet Partners dog) and her handler, Tessa. Please reserve your 15-minute spot by calling 503-655-8543.

Here is a printable version of the program calendar for May.

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Oak Lodge Library

Phone number 503-655-8543
Address 16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Oak Grove, OR 97267
Hours Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.