Author Visit: Carolyn Wood

Carolyn Wood, a lifelong West Slope resident and winner of Olympic gold in swimming in 1960, will be at West Slope Library on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00pm to read from, discuss, and sign her acclaimed new memoir Tough Girl. Tough Girl has received acclaim from The Oregonian, Portland Tribune, and The Eugene Register Guard.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Questions? Please contact us.


“Tales of Thanks” with Alton Chung

Storyteller Alton Chung will visit the library at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 10 to perform “Tales of Thanks,” stories of hope and gratitude that will make you laugh and touch your heart.

This performance will also be part of the library’s celebration of the WCCLS 40th anniversary. Refreshments will be served, and ages 6 and up are welcome. No registration required.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of West Slope Library. You can help fund programs like these by making an online donation.

Make & Play Games on November 19

make-and-play1Join us Saturday, November 19 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Raleigh Park Elementary for Make & Play, a fun game design workshop.

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. Game designers and publishers from the local design group Game Lab will be on hand to help brainstorm, playtest, and answer questions about board game design. By the end of the program, you will have a game prototype that you can take home with you to refine and play. Everyone will be able to take home an original game of their own making!

We will also have tables reserved in the library for playing board games 10:00am-3:30pm as part of International Games Day. Choose a title from our large lending library of board games or bring your own.

Door prizes will also be awarded at the Make & Play event and during open gaming at the library!

Questions? Please contact us.

International Games Day