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Laura Ivancie performs this Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Library

The library stacks are alive with the sound of music! Join us the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. for a free concert by local musicians in the library stacks.

laura ivancieSaturday, September 10 – The Laura Ivancie Trio

Laura Ivancie, granddaughter of 1980’s Portland mayor Frank Ivancie, has been singing all of her life, even while pursuing a career as a basketball star. She followed that dream to its conclusion on a full ride scholarship through college.

After graduating with a degree in Psychology, she did what anyone with a world-class voice would do; she became a firefighter for the US Forest Service. Only after the pleas of her friends and fellow firemen became too much did she give in to her inner voice and give her gift of music to the world.

Her music is a mix of many genres, including elements of folk, rock, country and soul. However, you cannot put any song into any one category, for the blend is done so tastefully that it defies all of them. Add to that lyrics that reach inside a person and pull at your core, and you start to get a feeling for why Laura is stealing hearts all over Portland. She is able to share the darkest moments of her life and still resolve the songs in a positive light, helping the listener overcome their own pain.

Besides the music, she is a genuine, caring and loving person who takes the time to meet as many fans as time allows after the show and makes eye contact with the crowd throughout. Her show really must be seen and heard to be fully appreciated.


Book Notes Concert Series: The Laura Ivancie Trio
Saturday, September 10
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fiction stacks

Get Soul’d Out this Saturday, April 9

WHS Soul'd Out

Wilsonville High School's "Soul'd Out"

Join us for a free Book Notes Concert featuring the Boeckman School Choir and the award winning Wilsonville High School acapella group Soul’d Out this Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fiction stacks.

Soul’d Out has 19 members, including a vocal percussionist (beatboxer). They perform entirely a cappella versions of popular music, arranged and choreographed mostly by students in the group.

In January, Soul’d Out won the  International Championship of High Schools A Cappella regional competition, beating out six other Oregon high schools.

Get your music groove on this Saturday with this free concert!


Book Notes Concert Series – Boeckman School Choir & WHS Soul’d Out
Saturday, April 9
2:00 p.m. in the Fiction stacks

Bluegrass Music and Writer Power at the Library this weekend

It may be dark and dreary outside (at least it is as I write this), but it’s light and warm in the Library! So come on down and get your spirit lifted with these fantastic weekend programs.

The Stumptown Stars
Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.
Bluegrass and Americana music will fill the Fiction stacks as The Stumptwon Stars perform for our March Book Notes Concert. Free admission.

Empowering Writers: Produce Yourself, Partner & Prosper
Sunday, March 13, 3:30 p.m.

Local author and teacher Christina Katz shares tips and tricks for writers’ success at this Northwest Author Series talk. Christina is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama. $5 at the door.

For more information, visit the Library website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

*UPDATE* Marv and Rindy Ross to perform Saturday, Oct. 9

Marv and Rindy Ross

Marv and Rindy Ross

I just found out that it will not be The Trail Band performing for this Saturday’s Book Notes Concert, but instead Marv and Rindy Ross, of both Quarterflash fame and now of The Trail Band.

Marv and Rindy Ross (Marv: guitar; Rindy: reeds/woodwinds) were the founders of Quarterflash, whose award-winning debut album on Geffen Records went platinum in 1982. Rindy has been singing Marv’s songs for over 20 years, and the couple received the Alumni Award of Excellence from Western Oregon University for their contributions to Oregon arts. The Rosses have toured with Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and The Beach Boys. They founded The Trail Band in 1991.


Book Notes Concert Series – Marv and Rindy Ross
Saturday, October 9
2-3 p.m.
Fiction area

The Trail Band performs this Saturday, Oct. 9

The Trail Band

The Trail Band

The Book Notes Concert Series gets off to a thundering start with a free performance this Saturday, October 9, by The Trail Band.

If some of the members of The Trail Band look familiar, you might be recognizing Rindy and Marv Ross of Quarterflash fame. How did they come to play in a band that is the premiere historic music ensemble of the Northwest? Come and find out!

The Book Note Concert Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilsonville Library. Stop by their Twice Sold Tales  bookstore in the library lobby to show your appreciation for the fantastic music performances they provide at the library for the Wilsonville community.

For more information, contact the library at 503-682-2744.

Book Notes Concert – The Trail Band
Saturday, October 9
2-3 p.m.
In the fiction stacks

Can our thoughts really influence the world around us?

Cover for "Hidden Messages in Water"

"Hidden Messages in Water" by Masaru Emoto

Join the Book Club on Thursday, May 13, for a discussion of this question raised in Masaru Emoto’s Hidden Messages in Water. Books are available for check-out – just ask at the Circulation Desk for the Book Club copy.

For more information, visit the book club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/ , call the library at 503-682-2744, or email Malia at laughton@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

And don’t forget – the Book Notes Concert Series has its final concert for the season this Saturday, May 8, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Come enjoy the melifluous sounds of the Northwest Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines.


Book Club
Thursday, May 13
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

Book Notes
Saturday, May 8
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fiction Stacks

National Yodeling Champion performs at the Library

Larry Wilder

Larry Wilder

Hang on to your spurs and hats! 2008 National Yodeling Champion Larry Wilder will perform in the Library’s fiction area on Saturday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m.  Come experience true American roots music!

Book Notes Concert Series
Larry Wilder
Saturday, March 13
2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744.