Make and Play Games on TableTop Day

TableTop DayWest Slope Library is participating in the 3rd annual TableTop Day on Saturday, April 11.

Drop in any time that day to play board games with friends, family, and neighbors.

Join us from 12:30pm to 2:30 for Make & Play, a fun game design workshop for all ages. Participants will be given a brief introduction to game design and a handful of game pieces and then encouraged to create an original game from scratch. Once you have finished, you can share and teach your games, and whatever game components were used to create the game will be yours to keep. Everyone will be able to take home an original game of their own making!

If you catch the gaming bug, you can even check out a game to take home for the week. View the library’s entire game collection on BoardGameGeek, and view the list of games available for check out in the WCCLS catalog.

Participants will also be able to enter a drawing for a board game giveaway.

Questions? Contact us!


Tulip Sale

Tulip SaleStart your spring with fresh-cut flowers.

The Friends of West Slope Community Library will be hosting their annual tulip sale to raise funds for the library.

Wooden shoe tulips will be sold 10 for $5.

Volunteers will be selling the bunches in front of the library Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4.

The Friends are also selling high-quality canvas book bags for $10 each. These bags are available while supplies last!


Digital SLR Camera Workshop

Join us at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 18 when photographer Jordan Sleeth presents a photography show of his travels in Nepal followed by an instructional workshop. The workshop will focus on using digital SLR cameras and will be for photographers at the intermediate level.

Registration is not required, but you can ask to sign up for a reminder call.

If you are interested in digital photography, make sure to browse West Slope Library’s selection of books on the topic!

For more information this and other programs, please contact us.


Learn the Art of Ukrainian Egg Decoration

As Spring and Easter approach, learn the art of Ukrainian egg decoration from expert folk artist Daniela Mahoney on Saturday, March 7, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Mahoney, who is renowned for her elaborate and beautiful egg art, will lead participants through the delicate process of painting decorative eggs and discuss the importance of heritage crafts.


From Egg Lady to Egg-xecutive by Teresa Mahoney on Vimeo.

Supplies will be provided free of charge.

This free class is for adults only and registration is required.

Contact us for more information.


Tedde McMillen: Tea Expert and Library Lover

Tedde McMillenMeet Tedde McMillen, lover of tea, successful entrepreneur, and a lifelong library patron. As a college student majoring in Music she spent many hours studying at Multnomah County Library’s Music Library downtown. After college she worked at Metro and moved to the Sylvan area in 1983.

In the early 90’s Tedde once again found herself spending hours in the library as she researched the start-up business she and her daughter would establish in 1994: Oregon Chai. In 1998 she traveled to India to learn more about the tea growing and harvesting process and worked to establish fair trade relationships at every step of production. Oregon Chai sold in 2004 for 75 million dollars. McMillen detailed this journey in her book Million Dollar Cup of Tea.

MIllion Dollar Cup of Tea by Tedde McMillenTedde joined West Slope Library’s book group about 10 years ago and has been a loyal patron ever since. Even after having moved to California for a couple years she has returned to West Slope and is once again part of the book group. Tedde volunteers at the Hoyt Arboretum, giving walking tours, and is a member of a group that knits outerwear for charity. She loves her volunteer work and reading mysteries and literature.

For an opportunity to meet Tedde, join us for a tea tasting and her presentation “The Lore of Tea” at 6:00pm on Wednesday, January 21.