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Sign up for free science classes for kids entering grades 1-5

Sign up for free 1-hour science classes!

Sign up for free 1-hour science classes!

Sign up now!

The Library has scheduled eight hands-on Science Classes for kids, presented at the Library by experts from OMSI, Mad Science, and “The Bug Chicks.” Space is limited, but most classes still have spots available.

To sign up, phone the Children’s Desk at 503-570-1599 or drop by the Library.

The complete list of class dates, times, and topics is at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org/srp (down at the bottom of the page) and on the flyer.

For more information, contact Youth Services at 503-570-1592 or engelfried@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Shakespeare class starts Wednesday, April 24

Shakespeare painting

Who (or what) is Cymbeline? Find out in this class!

Our  beloved Prof. John Ehrstine returns with this year’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” class.

 Join the discussion of Shakespeare’s plays being performed at this year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, including one fairly rare play Cymbeline, and three great favorites: King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The 8-class series is only $35, and books for the class are available for purchase.

Prof. Ehrstine’s classes are highly regarded and quite popular. Call the Library at 503-682-2744  or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up today.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Lewis and Clark class canceled

“Lewis and Clark: Journey to Another America” class has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Interested in Lewis and Clark? Please visit the Northwest non-fiction section at the Library (Dewey numbers 978 and 979).

We also have DVDs about Lewis and Clark, including the Ken Burns’ documentary “Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery” (VDVD 978.021 BURNS, K) as well as the National Geographic video “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West” (VDV 978.021 NATIONAL).

You may also be interested in the bicycling blog of our own Youth Services Librarian Terri Wortman. Terri rode the last 400 miles of the Lewis and Clark trail in May and took pictures and videos on her journey. lewisandclarkbiketour.wordpress.com/

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Lewis and Clark class starts Tuesday, Oct. 11

Lewis and ClarkLewis and Clark: Journey to Another America

Discussions will explore the connections between issues of early 19th and 21st century America. View slides of original artifacts from the 200th anniversary touring Lewis & Clark exhibit and read works written by leading scholars.

Ages: High School through Adult
Dates: Tues. 10/11-11/1 (4 sessions)
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Rose Room
Fee: $48 for class series
(There was a misprint in the Community Programs Guide. The class is $48, not $35)

Sign up online at www.oasisnet.org, by calling the library at 503-682-2744, or visiting the Circulation Desk.

One-on-one computer classes available

computer help

Free one-on-one computer classes available

Whether or not you’re a computer beginner, we are happy to offer you a free, half-hour, one-on-one class with one of our reference librarians.

Basic computer instruction at many skill levels from beginner and above can be accomodated. Similarly, if you need specialized instruction in a software program, we may also be able to help you.

 Give us a call at 503-682-2744 or email reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org for more information.

E-book reader class Thursday, August 18


Learn about e-book readers with this class!

In the market for one of those crazy new e-readers you’ve heard so much about, like the Kindle or the Nook? Or do you already have one, and want to use it to download free ebooks from the library?

Come visit us on Thursday, August 18th at 1:00pm for a free 1 hour introduction to the world of ebook readers and ebooks.

Computer experience is not required, although it’s certainly helpful! We’ll go over the differences between some of the various types of e-readers, and then we’ll download a book or two, to show how easy it can be.

No cost and no sign up necessary–Just show up with your questions and we’ll see you there!


E-reader class
Thursday, August 18
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Oak Room

“The Western Film” class starts January 9

The Great Train Robbery

"There's more to being a man than handling a gun."

Cowboys, gunslingers, and bounty hunters. What do they say about the American identity? How we interact with the environment? What roles and images we have of ourselves as Americans?

Join us this January for an exploration of the Western film with instructor Matt Wingard. Learn about this American-created film genre, and what it has to show us as it reflects our national soul.


Six Degrees of Separation: The Western Film
M. Wingard

Date: Sun. 1/9-2/13 (6 classes)
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Wilsonville Public Library, Oak Room
Fee: $25

Register for this class by calling 503-682-2744 or by visiting the Circulation Desk.