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Netflix, the library, or both?

How to handle a disc - very carefully!

To DVD or not to DVD? That is the question . . .

In the news: many former Netflix customers are returning, despite Netflix’s decision to split their DVD and online streaming services last September which resulted in their loss of 800,000 customers.

What I find fascinating is the number of people I know who are Netflix subscribers, but who don’t make use of their library for their video needs. “Videos at the library?” you say? Yes, videos at the library.

Do you want TV series on DVD? Ask a librarian – we have most of the popular series available for you to borrow (yes, even for you BBC fans who like Doc Martin, Downton Abbey, and Doctor Who).

Do you want blockbuster movies on DVD? We have those, too. We purchase the latest releases every month.

Do you want funky independent or foreign films? Documentaries? Yup, we have those, too. And you’ll have a greater chance of seeing them through the library than Netflix since we have a much smaller customer base.

Do you prefer videos you can watch on your computer? Yes, we can do that, too. Comedies, dramas, mysteries, health and fitness, travel, and more are available for free download.

All of this is available with your library card. No monthly subscription fees. And if there is a title you don’t see, just ask us and we will do our best to get it.

Want to know more? Contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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!


Hawaii and Robots are coming for you

High Tide in Hawaii cover

High Tide in Hawaii cover

What do Hawaii and robots have in common? They’re the themes for the final youth programs at the library for this school year.

Kindergarten through 2nd Graders can join the Magic Tree House Club’s Jack and Annie on a trip to Hawaii as we ride the High Tide in Hawaii this Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m. Free snacks, crafts, and games will be on hand. Aloha!

For teens, the final Teen Check-out is this Friday, May 21, 6:30-9:00 p.m., featuring the theme ROBOTS. Come for free snacks, movies, and games (with ROBOTS). By your command.

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 503-570-1592.



Transformer robot

Magic Treehouse Club – High Tide in Hawaii
Thursday, May 20
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Oak Room

Teen Check-out – Robots
Friday, May 21
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Oak Room