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After Hours Movie Night: Avengers Age of Ultron

Avengers Age of Ultron PosterWest Slope Library is excited to host its first After Hours Movie Night on Friday, October 16 with a screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron. With our new ultra high-definition TV and digital sound system, our reading room (complete with popcorn and drawn curtains) will become a small theater.

Doors will open at 6:15pm on Friday, October 16, and the movie will start at 6:30pm.

This event is free, no registration is required, and refreshments will be provided. Make a date of it!

Avengers: Age of Ultron is rated PG-13; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Please contact us.

Craft: Sugar Skull Creation

On Saturday, October 3 at 1:00pm, Grupo Condor, the Latin American arts and music ensemble, will teach participants how to create sugar skulls.

A description of the craft from Grupo Condor’s website:

In this seasonal hands-on workshop, students will learn about the Day of the Death celebration and its traditions , including the meaning of altars and the special place sugar skulls have in honoring our ancestors. Participants will mold and paint their own edible sugar skull with edible color paste and name it after some ancestor or beloved person.

sugar skullsSupplies are provided for this free event, which is for adults only. Registration is required.

Contact us to sign up.

Read more about El Día de los Muertos (“The Day of the Dead”).

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Surveillance expert & author, Kristian Williams, will visit West Slope Library at 6:30pm on Monday, September 21 to lead a community discussion about the scope and consequences of government surveillance and the ethical and legal limits of such practices.

Kristian Williams“Keeping Tabs on America” 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.

View our booklist for the event in the WCCLS catalog.

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



Library Closed for Labor Day

Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee (TVA) (LOC)

West Slope Community Library will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Materials can be returned to the outside drop during this time. We will open again at 9:30am on Tuesday, September 2.

WCCLS also has a list of closures for other libraries in Washington County.

Remember: You can check out ebooks and audiobooks when the library is closed using the 3M Cloud Library!

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Adult Summer Reading 2015

WCCLSReads - Adult Summer ReadingAdult Summer Reading continues through August 31, so there is still time to sign up and win prizes!

Register online and you will be entered in weekly prize drawings for gift bags, gift certificates to restaurants and bookstores, and WCCLS-branded swag. You can also submit book reviews online to be entered in grand prize drawings for tablets. If you would like to read reviews by other library users, you can sign up for the Summer Reading email newsletter.

Be a Reading Hero. Take pride in your library. Sign up for Summer Reading.

Questions? Contact us.