For Eleanore Rubinstein (a youthful 100 years old), her daughters Deanne Rubinstein and Diane Koopman, and her granddaughter Teri Dehaan, the library is a family affair. All four dynamic women have been coming through the doors of West Slope Community Library for decades, sometimes with kids and grandkids in tow, sometimes on a quiet solo visit, and always uplifting the mood of staff, volunteers, and other patrons. On the rare visit that includes all four women and one of Eleanore’s great-great-grandchildren, a full five generations are represented!
From left: Deanne Rubinstein, Eleanore Rubinstein, Diane Koopman, Teri Dehaan
Among the library’s most loyal patrons, they have attended programs and story times for years and have checked out thousands of books. As strong library advocates and supporters of the Friends of West Slope Library, Eleanore, Deanne, Diane, and Teri love to introduce friends and neighbors to “their” library.
Eleanore’s number one lesson for those wanting to live a long, healthy life is “Be active.” She and the women in her family live this out by staying involved in their communities and by reading a lot, so the library, of course, is built into their daily activities. That’s a lifestyle to which we can all aspire.
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The library’s presentation about Cover Oregon has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8 at 11:00am. Cover Oregon is the online marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can compare and enroll in health insurance that fits their needs and budget.
Our presenter, Donna Medica, will explain eligibility, insurance plans, the Cover Oregon website, and how to fill out an application.
No registration is required. This program is free and open to the public.
If you have questions about this event, please ask us.
Celebrate Winter at the Library with us this year from January 2 through February 28. Our annual program is designed to encourage adults to read and discover new ways to connect with the library.
By reading books, interacting with us online, and attending library programs, you can be entered into prize drawings. Simply pick up a Winter at the Library form at the front desk and return it once you have read a book and participated in a listed activity. You can continue to turn in forms as you participate in activities and read books.
Our weekly prize drawings will be $5 gift certificates to The Human Bean, and our grand prize drawing will include a $10 gift certificate to Emilie Dessert Café, a book, and a board game, all inside a WCCLS book bag.
Sound fun? Get reading!
If you need more information, feel free to contact us.
On Saturday, January 4 from 1:00 to 3:00pm, the library will be hosting a SoulCollage® workshop with instructor Laurie Smith.
SoulCollage is an intuitive process that invites you to access your inner wisdom through the power of image, and Smith will help guide the process. Supplies will be provided for all participants.
Find books about SoulCollage in the library catalog.
Please contact the library to register.
If you’re doing business research, studying your family history, or looking for homework help, the staff at West Slope Library are always eager to assist you. But sometimes you need quick answers and the library might be closed or too far away. Thankfully, you can always get 24/7 professional help from librarians across Oregon using Answerland.
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