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Learn languages, read product reviews, research investments and more online

You don’t have to come to the library to use the library!

Thanks to the magic of the internet (and library subscriptions), you can access online services like these for free from anywhere with an internet connection (home, work, school, coffee shop) :

Want to catch up on your favorite magazines, like Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, The New Yorker, or People ? Search the Popular Magazines database. And there are even more! See everything there is available on the LINCC Online Resources page.

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

Are you ready for Memorial Day?

Need to find out how to prepare your BBQ for a summer of grilling? Still looking for that perfect potato salad recipe? Want to know where the best places to picnic are? Is your music playlist in need of some new tunes?

Let your library help you! We have a variety of ways to assist you, both in the library and online.

Stop in and browse our books. BBQ/grilling books are in the non-fiction section at 641. 595, with general cookbooks in 641.5. Plan and prep for entertaining with books in 642.4, and discover local parks with guidebooks in 979.09.

Maybe videos better suit you? Take a look at our cooking videos, like Julia Child and Martha Stewart, in the DVDs at 641. View local areas with videos in 979.5. Have a live concert in your home – for free! – with one of our concert videos in 789.5.

And of course, there is the CD music collection, with music ranging from Ace of Base to Alabama to Aaron Copland.

Online you can use our online databases to search digital collections of magazines for articles on grilling, recipes from 100+ different magazines, and decorating ideas for that outdoor party you’re planning. Visit www.lincc.org to find out more.

Still have questions? Just ask us! Email us at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org, call 503-682-2744, or stop by the Reference Desk.

Have a great weekend!


How does your garden grow?

Digging in the dirt

Love the NW clay soil

If it’s anything like mine, it grows in fits and starts, with every year something new to learn. There was the year I planted lilies under the maple tree, only to discover they didn’t get the sun they needed. Or the year I tried growing basil, not knowing to pinch out the flowers to keep the basil producing leaves. 

Or like this year – the dead 10 foot tall stump in our backyard that was supposed to come down, oh, six years ago but didn’t because we feared it would be filled with all sorts of buggy goodness .  Well, we now own a happy chainsaw and decided to try it on the stump this past weekend. We cut a sliver out of the trunk, watching for the zillions of tiny creepy crawly things to zoom out. Instead, we found lovely cedar. No knots, no bugs.  Just gorgeous cedar. The stump had been an eyesore in the backyard for six years. Why didn’t we try cutting it sooner? Ah, the lessons we learn. 

Now that the sun is back (for the moment) and temperatures look to be more normal, it’s the perfect time to get outside and putter in the dirt. Here are some resources at the library that may make your gardening a little easier: 


  • on plants and basic gardening are in Non-fiction 635
  • on garden design are in Non-fiction 712
  • here’s a tip: Timber Press is a Portland company that publishes books on gardening, horticulture, natural history (esp. of the Pacific Northwest). They do good stuff.


  • see the non-fiction DVDs in 712, like Garden Story (the series on PBS)
  • see the fiction DVDs for entertainment, like the hit British TV mystery series Rosemary and Thyme

Online Databases – access magazine articles online, for free! 

  • Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture – nearly 50 magazines/journals on, you guessed it, gardening, landscape, and horticulture. Includes practical and scientific works, from American Gardener to Australian House and Garden, from Martha Stewart Living to Mother Earth News.
  • Home Improvement – nearly 100 home improvement magazines/journals for weekend warriors and professional carpenters alike. Includes titles like Architectural Digest, Good Housekeeping, House and Garden, and This Old House.

Magazines - Stop in and browse (and take home!) back issues of titles like: 

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Organic Gardening
  • Sunset

Dewey Talk this Wednesday, May 12 (that’s tomorrow) at 6:30 p.m.

  • Come talk with a Master Gardener and learn all about drip irrigation and soil preparation. Good things to know before you start getting dirty. Join us tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room for this free talk.

For more information, contact the library at 503-682-2744, e-mail a librarian at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org, or stop by and ask. We’re happy to help!