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Love Letters to My Garden

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 10:30 AM

Stop by the library to enjoy some fall color!

Local garden writer Barbara Blossom Ashmun will bring some colorful cuttings from her garden to accompany a book talk and reading from her latest work, Love Letters to My Garden. Feel free to bring your own copy for her to sign, or to purchase one from her here following her presentation!

ACLA Birthday Celebration

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 11 AM-3 PM

Celebrate the Aloha Community Library’s fifth birthday with all day fun and festivities!

  • Emmy Blue & The Squatchie, 11am
    Get the party started with special guest Emmy Blue and her magical forest friend, the Squatchie! Share in Emmy’s adventures with songs, dancing, music, and smiles at this extra special birthday storytelling program
  • Cake & Conversation, 1pm
    Learn more about the Aloha Community Library and how you can help us continue to grow and  thrive. Birthday festivities and treats to follow!
  • Character Meet & Greet, 1pm-3pm
    Join some of your favorite characters to pose for photos and share in the birthday fun! Princess Belle, Princess Ariel, and more will be at the library to help us celebrate turning five!

Nature Mobile: Beavers are Ecosystem Engineers

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1-3 PM

Find out if you can match a beaver’s skills by understanding water flow to create your own dam. See and touch beaver pelt and skull to learn what adaptations make them one of nature’s most efficient ecosystem engineers. Presented by the knowledgeable nature experts of Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District.

Fort Building 101

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 11:00 AM

We’re taking over the Community Area to make the biggest fort ever! Work with your friends to build structures from recycled boxes of all shapes and sizes.

All programs are free and open to the public. Ages 5+ recommended.

Building Communities in Oregon: An Archaeological Perspective

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 6:00PM

Join us to hear archaeologist Alexandra Williams-Larson from Archaeological Investigations Northwest speak to us about the communities built by different waves of immigrants to Oregon and the challenges they faced, beginning after the fur trade era up through the mid-twentieth century.

Ms. Williams-Larson will bring artifacts to help illustrate her discussion of the typical archaeological sites associated with different cultural groups and what they can teach us about these groups’ experiences.

Out of This World Eclipse Fun Day

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Drop-in throughout the day for self-guided eclipse activities and crafts. All ages welcome!

Thanks to a generous donor, a limited number of eclipse viewers will be available on a first come, first served basis. Limit two per family, while supplies last.

Hearts of the Dulcimer

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 6:30-8:30PM

Hearts of the Dulcimer is a feature-length documentary film about the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s on the West Coast and its lasting impact. Through colorful interviews, rare archival footage, and live performances, Hearts of the Dulcimer gives a firsthand account of living life in the counterculture, following one’s passion, and playing and building mountain dulcimers. A film by Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang.

Summer Performer: Michael O’Neil

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 11:00AM

Michael O’Neill is the Co-founder of Nomadic Theatre Co. and is an acting, directing, and clowning extraordinaire. Join him for family fun and lots of laughs!