Cool Down at the Library

During the predicted heatwave for the Portland-Metro area, West Slope Library will be providing bottled water free of charge during open hours, Wednesday, August 2 through Friday, August 4.

Want to have fun while you cool off? Join us for these events:

Summer Reading Craft Fair (Children & Teens)
Thursday, August 3, 2:00pm
Explore a number of construction- and building-themed crafts with Youth Librarian Terisa.

First Friday Film Night (Adults)
Friday, August 4, 6:30pm (doors at 6:00pm)
A screening of the acclaimed film Lion. Refreshments will be provided, and we will be giving away a copy of the book A Long Way Home, which inspired the film.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Join us on the library’s north lawn to watch the 2017 solar eclipse! We will have 15 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses to share. Moon Pies and sun tea will be provided. The eclipse begins at 9:06am (before the library opens) and ends at 11:41am. Near totality begins at 10:19am and last two minutes. Viewing any part of an eclipse is dangerous, so eclipse-viewing glasses are required. You can borrow a pair from the library or bring your own.

Learn more about the 2017 eclipse from NASA.

Sign Up for Summer Reading

Readers of all ages can still sign up for Summer Reading through July 31. Summer Reading is all about book, fun, and prizes!

Kids & Teens
Step 1: Visit the library to register at the youth services desk and pick up a reader’s tracking sheet. Then pick out a free book.
Step 2: Mark what you read on your tracking sheet.
Step 3: Return your completed tracking sheet to the library to get your second free book and other prizes!

Step 1: Register online or at the library. Registration enters you in weekly and grand prize drawings.
Step 2: Visit the library to pick up a free book for registering.
Step 3: Register for the West Slope Library Booklist to enter another prize drawing just for our booklist subscribers.