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National Novel Writing Month Kick-off on Tuesday, Oct. 29

National Novel Writing Month

Nanowrimo starts Nov. 1!

Ever wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know where to start? Looking for inspiration, or maybe support, in your writing endeavor?

Then get ready for National Novel Writing Month with the library’s Kick-off on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. Learn how to write a novel (in 30 days, no less), and start your own novel preparations at this event.

No registration required – just drop in!

National Novel Writing Month Kick-off
Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

For more information about this free event, please contact Andi Erickson (adult services) at 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org or Brad Clark (teen services) at 503-570-1592 or clark@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Summer Reading Program starts Monday, June 10

Get your bookshelves ready because we’ll be Digging Into Reading this summer at the Library!

SRP 2013 logo - cslpKids (ages birth to 6th grade) can Dig Into Reading and Science with the Summer Reading Program and with Science Adventure. Kids who read (or are read to) for 20 minutes a day for 20 days become 20/20 readers and get a certificate, a free book, and qualify for fun prize drawings. Kids who engage in 10 science explorations over the summer can qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

TSRP 2013 logo - cslpTeens (grades 6th through 12th) will go Beneath the Surface with their reads in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens who read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days win a free book and qualify for fun prize drawings.

ASRP 2013 logo - cslpAdults (ages 18 and older) have a summer of Groundbreaking Reads for the Adult Summer Reading Program. What does “groundbreaking” mean? Just about anything – from banned and challenged books, to books that changed your life, to novels about zombies and vampires, and even books about digging in the dirt (gardening, geology, or archaeology, anyone?). Choose to do the book Tic-Tac-Toe or a Book Review  for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of summer. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, as well as movie tickets.

And that’s just the reading part. We have some amazing programs this summer as well. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s coming up.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit our website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Looking for a good book?

stack of books in a libraryThen take a look at our “Staff Picks” page:


Selections include titles ranging in genre from fiction to non-fiction, and in age range from children through adult.

Still stumped? Then try these resources:

  • Novelist – A reader’s advisory service that provides information and resources on over 200,000 titles, 75,000 full-text reviews, and more than 36,000 subject headings to help locate the best in fiction. Coverage has recently been expanded to include more than 60,000 non-fiction titles in the following genres: Adventure, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Memoir, True Crime, Business & Money, Current Events & Politics, and Sports & Competition.
  • Novelist K-8 – A reader’s advisory service that specifically targets children and young adults. It contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles.  This database includes both fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • Library2Go – Download audiobooks, e-books, and videos from this statewise consortium. Just browsing through the titles may inspire you to find that title in regular print at the Library.
  • Reference Desk – You can always ask a librarian at the Reference Desk. If you are looking for children’s or teen titles, check with staff at the Children’s Reference Desk. Call 503-682-2744 for more information.

Questions? Then you know who to call: Reference at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Animals week at the Library – 7/25-7/29

Please be safe at the zooIt’s the last week of events for the Summer Reading Program, and we are featuring animals (and rockets and water balloons).

  • Summer Reading Celebration (Thurs. 7/28 from 11AM-1PM). The Reptile Man returns at 11:00 AM for a performance in Murase Plaza at Memorial Park. Then at noon, Mad Science will have a Rocket Shoot-off. Bring your lunch and join us for the fun!
  • “You Were There” Teen Summer Reading Program Party (Thurs. 7/28 from 4-6 PM). As our summer journey comes to an end, we celebrate at the park with a picnic, new games, and Wilsonville’s largest annual water fight.
  • (Final) Friday Movie Matinee (Fri. 7/29 from 12-1PM). IMAX takes us to Africa to see the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania – lions, cheetahs, and wildebeests, oh my! Does your lunch look anything like theirs? Bring yours and find out.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit our website: www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Songs and stories week at the Library – 7/18-7/22

It’s a week filled with songs and stories at the Library:

  • Stories and Songs with Terri and Sheila (Monday at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Toddler Time (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Babytime (Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Preschool Stories and Science (there may be some singing involved) (Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
  • Brad Clark “Around the World in 8 Stories” (a musical journey around the world) (Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
  • “You are at the Library after dark” Teen program (maybe some scary ghost stories?) (Thursday from 9:00-11:00 p.m.)
  • Friday Movie Matinee featuring Johnny Depp in a story that goes down the rabbit hole (Friday at noon)

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

A Magic week at the Library – 6/27-7/1

rabbit out of a hat

It's Magic Week at the Library!

What magical happenings are at the Library this week? Take a look:

  • Babytime (Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Toddler Time (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Stories & Science (Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
  • Wilsonville Knit ‘n Spin (Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Puckett Family Magic (Thursday at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.)
  • Teen travel magic: “You are in Bollywood” Teen program (Thursday at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday Movie Magic Matinee featuring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and a piano player named Sam (Friday at 12:00 p.m.)

All programs are free. Join us for a magical week!

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

Summer Reading Programs start this week (6/20-6/24)

So you’ve had a week to get signed up, download the forms, and start reading. Now it’s time to get ready for the fun programs at the Library, starting this week.

omsiFor kids, this Thursday’s Summer Fun Show is sure to please with OMSI’s “Science Circus: The Physics of Fun” at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. For the littler ones, both Babytime and Toddler Time continue on Tuesday mornings, and there is Spanish Storytime this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

For teens, join us for a Teen Summer Reading Program Kick-off Game Party this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Games old, new, analog, and digital will be ready for your gaming pleasure.

Susan Fletcher
For adults, celebrate “Novel Destinations” with a free talk by local author Susan Fletcher this Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Susan will talk about her trip to Iran to research her young adult novel Alphabet of Dreams. Learn about the writing process and how research helps (and occasionally hinders).

For everyone, the Friday movie matinees start this Friday at noon. Bring your lunch and join us for movies set in “novel destinations” rated G/PG.

Have your say about the Summer Reading Programs on our Facebook page.

For more information, visit the Library calendar, call 503-682-2744, or stop by the Circulation Desk.