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Conversation Project: The Power of Play

Jonathan Blasher, Oregon Executive MBA

Jonathan Blasher, Oregon Executive MBA

Jonathan Blasher, the Executive Director of the national play advocacy nonprofit Playworks, will visit West Slope Library at 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 4 to lead a discussion on the value of play in the lives of children and adults and its impact on health and creativity. Please note: this program is intended for adults and teens and will include interactive play for all levels of ability.

“The Power of Play” is part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project and is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

For more information about this event, please contact the library.



Comic Art Workshop for Teens

brad-clark-2Discover the process of creating comics with local artist Brad Clark on Thursday, July 16 at 3:00pm. Games and activities for everyone, including writing, drawing, and “inking” contests. Everyone who attends will receive a free comic book! Cosplay attire is highly encouraged.

This program is for ages 12-18. Call the library at 503-292-6416 to sign up!


Library Game Night @ West Coast Drinkery

Join your friends and neighbors at the West Coast Drinkery on Tuesday, July 28 for a very fun, very lively evening of board games, food, and drink for all ages.

Ticket to Ride EuropeWest Slope Library will provide its entire collection of tabletop games and will have staff and volunteers to teach and play games from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Drop in early (4:00-6:00pm) or late (10:00-11:00pm) for happy hour specials.

The West Coast Drinkery is located at 4704 SW Scholls Ferry Rd (map), near the Six Corners Café and across the street from 7-Eleven, Walgreens, and New Seasons.

For questions about this and other library game nights, please contact West Slope Library.

For questions about the venue, please contact West Coast Drinkery.



Workshop: Build Your Own Solar Oven

solar-ovenOn Saturday, July 25 at 12:30pm, local DIYers, Kat and Robbie Kirkpatrick, will provide instruction for ten two-person teams on how to create solar ovens from the simple materials of cardboard, foil, and tape. Supplies will be provided.

This program is for adults only; teens may participate with an adult as their team member. Space is limited, so please call the library at 503-292-6416 to register.

Movies at the Library

kirsten-tv-2bWest Slope Library has invested in a new HD TV, Blu-ray player, and digital sound system to improve the experience of watching movies at the library.

As part of our Summer Reading program, we will be screening Heroic Movie Matinees every Friday throughout the month of July:

If there are movies you would like us to consider screening in the future, please let us know!