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Adult programs

12-Week Citizenship (ESL) Class (18+ years)
Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25)

Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes for ESL speakers and N-400 application services with accredited immigration counselors. Fall term at the Oak Lodge Library begins Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 and runs every Wednesday through December 20, 2017. Classes are open to anyone who has had their green card for five years or more (three if married to a U.S. citizen). Registration class and orientation will take place the first day of class.
Important: Students need to bring their green card to the first day they attend. New students are welcome to join anytime during the first three weeks of classes.

19 Genealogy
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Laurel Smith, President of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon continues her monthly genealogy series. During these interactive and hands-on sessions, Laurel uses a participant’s family to demonstrate a variety of resources that can help you trace your own ancestors’ trail through time. Explore diverse topics including vital, military and cemetery records; the census; DNA; Family Tree Maker software and much more.
21 Donuts for Donations (all ages)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Trade your gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for freshly-made donuts and cider from the Friends of the Oak Lodge Public Library! Every penny made from your donations supports the Oak Lodge Library.
25 Music: From Mozart to Now (all ages)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

David Mixer, a classically-trained violinist, will perform a solo concert featuring a great mix of musical classics, contemporary favorites, and themes from well-known movies.
26 Gardening: Seed Sprouting (all ages)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Would you like to learn how to grow your own sprouts, year-round and indoors? It’s much easier and cheaper than you might think! Sprouts are truly a superfood, providing powerful nutrition and delicious flavors. The process of sprouting liberates key nutrients and enables easier digestion. Nutritionist Stephanie Kurzenhauser will teach you how to sprout seeds, legumes, and grains using glass jars, trays, and just water or a simple growing medium. The first 20 attendees will be given a complete sprouting kit including 3 different types of seed and legume mixtures to sprout at home, along with a glass jar and sprouting screen. There will also be fresh sprouts to sample. Develop a new hobby and enrich your health and cuisine by joining us for this lively class!
28 Craft: Scrap Dolls (16+ years)
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Olga will help participants craft a unique doll using a variety of textiles and techniques, including simple sewing (no experience required). All supplies provided. Class size is limited; please preregister by calling 503-655-8543.

Children's programs

Baby Sign Language in Play (0-2 years)
Mondays at 11 a.m. (Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30)

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.

WiggleTime: Books for Babies (0-2 years)
Mondays at 11 a.m. (Oct. 2) No sessions Oct. 9 through Nov. 13
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31)

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.

Family Storytime (2-5 years)
Fridays at 11 a.m. (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27)

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.

Saturday Storytime (all ages)
Saturdays at 11 a.m. (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28)

Join us to hear great books, sing songs, and share laughs. Each storytime is followed by a fun, themed craft activity!

21 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 register by calling 503-655-8543.

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

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Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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