Claire Phillips: WWII American Spy

Claire PhillipsJoin us at the library for a presentation about Claire Phillips, the Portland housewife and actress who became an American spy in Manila during World War II. She rose to international fame, became the only woman from Oregon to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was the subject of a Hollywood feature film. Over time, she was forgotten, but local filmmaker and historian Sig Unander has resurrected Phillips’ story and will lead a compelling presentation and discussion about her life at 6:15pm on Wednesday, October 23 at West Slope Community Library.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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Oregon Library Passport Program

The Oregon Library Passport Program has launched, and now WCCLS library cardholders can apply for cards at libraries across the state that participate in the program. The Passport Program is designed to expand library services for Oregon residents, letting them get library cards in those places where they live, work, shop, and play.

Oregon Library Passport ProgramHere’s the basic premise: if your home library participates in the Passport Program, you can apply for a card at any other library that participates in the program. So if you have a WCCLS card, you can now visit libraries in places such as Astoria, Coos Bay, and Pendleton, and apply for a card. You can check the list of participants to see which libraries currently participate in the program. Cardholders at those participating libraries can also apply for a WCCLS library card. Each participating library sets its own procedures for applying for a card, so it is a good idea to contact any participating library you are interested in before visiting.

If you have questions regarding the program or about getting a WCCLS library card, please contact us.