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Sunnyside Library Adult Programs

Gardening: Simple and Fun!
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30-8 pm
Whether it's flowers, veggies or fruits, gardening can be simple, affordable, and enjoyable, leaving time and energy to "smell the roses."  Clackamas County Master Gardener Laura Huckaba will help demystify the gardening experience.

Sunnyside Library Book Group
Thursday, April 3, 6:30-8 pm
Read the book selection for the month and come to the library on the first Thursday of the month to discuss the book with other readers. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts! The selection for April is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery.

Intercambio/Language Exchange
Sundays, 12:30-2pm
Practica inglés y español en un ambiente agradable. Platicaremos en español por 45 minutos y en inglés por otros 45 minutos. Mejore su inglés y ayude a otros a mejorar su  español. Todos son bienvenidos.
Practice speaking English and Spanish in a fun and friendly way. We spend 45 minutes speaking in Spanish and another 45 minutes speaking in English. Improve your language skills and help others do the same. Speakers of all levels are welcome.

Note Night
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. Featuring different local artists each month. This month features the Clackamas High School Intermediate Orchestra.  They will play Vivaldi, Peter Warlock and some Disney tunes.

Thousand Waves – Sakura Concert
Thursday, April 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Celebrate the blossoming trees with a special concert featuring the acclaimed musicians of Thousand Waves. The group presents an interactive mixture of music and storytelling, blending the sounds of the Japanese koto, the Spanish classical guitar, and the transverse flute. 

String-Along
2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
April 13 and 27, 2-5 pm
Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Sunnyside Library on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.

Knit & Stitch
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30-8 pm
Knitters and stitchers of all ages and skill levels are invited to sit and craft on the third Wednesday of the month. Bring a project or idea and have fun!

Folding into Spring Origami Workshop
Thursday, April 17, 6:30-8 pm
Lift your spirits as you fold colorful flowers, birds and even frogs or insects. No experience necessary!

Poetry and Pie Night
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8 pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month and the William Stafford Centennial, we invite all poetry lovers to share their favorite poem and in return get a free piece of pie. Sign up at the reference desk to reserve a spot.

Sunnyside Library Book Group
Thursday, May 1, 6:30-8 pm
Read the book selection for the month and come to the library on the first Thursday of the month to discuss the book with other readers. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts! This month we will be talking about Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Intercambio/Language Exchange
Sundays, 12:30-2pm
Practica inglés y español en un ambiente agradable. Platicaremos en español por 45 minutos y en inglés por otros 45 minutos. Mejore su inglés y ayude a otros a mejorar su  español. Todos son bienvenidos.
Practice speaking English and Spanish in a fun and friendly way. We spend 45 minutes speaking in Spanish and another 45 minutes speaking in English. Improve your language skills and help others do the same. Speakers of all levels are welcome.

Attracting Pollinators to your Garden
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30-8 pm
Clackamas County Master Gardener Sherry Sheng returns to the library to discuss common pollinators in our region, what they do for our food supply and our environment, and what home gardeners can do to help them.

Library2Go Workshop
Friday, May 2, 4-5 pm
For adults and teens. Did you know that the library has titles that you can download to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or PC? Do you have questions about how the service works? Stop in for a demonstration by library staff and learn all about it! Feel free to bring your device and we will help you get started.

Intro to Meditation
Wednesday, May 7, 6:30-8 pm
Learn about the strong relationship between mind and body and how meditation can help reduce stress, improve health, and increase happiness. Meditation teacher Surja Tjahaja will present information on this de-stressing technique along with time for hands-on practice.

String-Along
2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
May 11 and 25, 2-5 pm
Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Sunnyside Library on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.

Note Night
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. Featuring different local artists each month. This month features the Clackamas High School Intermediate Orchestra.  They will play Vivaldi, Peter Warlock and some fun Disney tunes.

Your Amazing Family History!
Thursday, May 15, 6:30-8 pm
Become a family history detective. Learn how to get started, navigate around obstacles and quickly discover the clues that lead to your family's unique story. 

Knit & Stitch
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30-8 pm
Knitters and stitchers of all ages and skill levels are invited to sit and craft on the third Wednesday of the month. Bring a project or idea and have fun!


Sunnyside Library Children's Programs

Information about weekly storytimes can be found here
 
Let’s Go for a Hike
Saturday, April 5, 10:30 am
Explore Village Green and Sieben Parks as we learn more about the world in our backyard. The hike will
start from the pavilion in Village Green next to the library. Come ready for the weather!

LEGO Engineering
for 2nd-5th graders
Wednesday, April 9, 4-5:30 pm
Use those building blocks and some gears to create awesome moving machines. Staff from the YMCA will be on hand to help with your creations. 

Thousand Waves – Sakura Concert
Thursday, April 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Celebrate the blossoming trees with a special concert featuring the acclaimed musicians of Thousand Waves. The group presents an interactive mixture of music and storytelling, blending the sounds of the Japanese koto, the Spanish classical guitar, and the transverse flute. 

Music In Action
April 12, 10:30 am

Rich Glauber and his accordion are going to get everybody dancing and singing.

Sign & Sing
Monday, April 14, 10:30 am
Toddlers and preschoolers can discover the fun of music, rhythm and signing at this free class with instructor Shira Fogel.

Peter Rabbit’s Garden
Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 pm
What fun will you find in Peter’s garden? Plant a seed, make a puppet and play some games.

Let’s LEGO
Third Saturday of the month
Saturday, April 19, 1:30-3 pm
For ages 5 and up. We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your
constructions.

Komedy with Angel Ocasio
Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 am
Get goofy with Angel for some Saturday morning fun as he clowns around with magic, juggling, and comedy.

Sock Hop
May 10 at 10:30 am
Bebop and twist away with some old fashioned fun.

Let’s LEGO
Third Saturday of the month
Saturday, May 17
1:30-3 pm
We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your
constructions.

Science Fair with OMSI
Ages 5 and up
Tuesday, May 20 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Drop in to explore the world of science with OMSI. With hands on tables and live chemistry demos, all ages can learn and play.

Sunnyside Library Teen Programs

Intercambio/Language Exchange
Sundays, 12:30-2pm
Practica inglés y español en un ambiente agradable. Platicaremos en español por 45 minutos y en inglés por otros 45 minutos. Mejore su inglés y ayude a otros a mejorar su  español. Todos son bienvenidos.
Practice speaking English and Spanish in a fun and friendly way. We spend 45 minutes speaking in Spanish and another 45 minutes speaking in English. Improve your language skills and help others do the same. Speakers of all levels are welcome.

Thousand Waves – Sakura Concert
Thursday, April 10, 6:30-7:30 pm
Celebrate the blossoming trees with a special concert featuring the acclaimed musicians of Thousand Waves. The group presents an interactive mixture of music and storytelling, blending the sounds of the Japanese koto, the Spanish classical guitar, and the transverse flute. 

Folding into Spring Origami Workshop
Thursday, April 17, 6:30-8 pm
Lift your spirits as you fold colorful flowers, birds and even frogs or insects. No experience necessary!

Poetry and Pie Night
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8 pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month and the William Stafford Centennial, we invite all poetry lovers to share their favorite poem and in return get a free piece of pie. Sign up at the reference desk to reserve a spot.

*All programs are held in the Community Room unless otherwise noted. 

Oak Lodge Library Adult Programs

Note Night - Howard Wade and Craig Birnie
Thursday, March 27, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features two members of The Jellyroll Ramblers: Howard Wade on guitar and vocals and Craig Birnie on bass playing acoustic blues, ragtime and folk.

Note Night - Bob and Alice
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 pm
Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features acoustic duo Bob and Alice.

Oak Lodge Library Children's Programs

Storytimes (January 7-May 16)

Wiggle-Time
For 0-24 month olds
Wednesdays at 1 pm
Tiny tots and their grownups can enjoy some wiggly fun with lots of singing, fingerplays, and a few stories.

Family Storytime
For 2-5 year olds
Fridays at 11 am
Learn and play with stories and songs. Get creative after storytime with different activities.    

Weekend Adventures

Let’s Lego 
Saturday, April 5, 1:30-3 pm
For ages 5 and up. We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your constructions.

Recycled Art
Saturday, April 19, 1:30-3 pm
Create fantastic things from recycled materials like egg cartons and music CDs.

Let’s Lego
Saturday, May 3
1:30-3 pm
Ages 5 and up  
We’ll supply the LEGOs; you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your constructions.
 
Spy School
Saturday, May 17 at 1:30-3 pm
Think you have what it takes to be a spy? Make disguises, create secret messages, and take a super sleuthing challenge.
 

 

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