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Library Closed, September 4th

The library will be closed all day Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Building Communities in Oregon: An Archaeological Perspective


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


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.

Eclipse Day is coming, Monday, August 21!

Prepare for the (almost) Totality! Learn all sorts of fantastic facts at Aloha Community Library’s eclipse programs!


Thanks to a generous donor, a limited number of eclipse viewers will be available at each of the following programs. First come, first served. Limit of two per family, while supplies last.

Dr. Ray Torley Presents Eclipses and Other Occultations
Thursday, August 10, 4:00pm

All the juicy scientific goodness you’ll need to impress your friends! Dr. Torley will share pictures and short movies of past eclipses of the sun, the moon, on Jupiter, and on Saturn. Become an eclipse chaser from the comfort of the library! Teens, adults, and curious kids who can sit through the program are welcome.

The Big Eclipse Family Storytime
Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am

A special themed version of our usual Family Storytime for pre-schoolers and early grade school kids. We’ll read eclipse and other astronomical stories geared to help our youngest patrons learn fun facts!

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!

Don’t forget – the library will open at 12:00pm on Monday, August 21st!

  • Stay home and view the eclipse safely, then visit the library from 12:00pm-8:00pm.
  • No Toddler Storytime on 8/21.

Late Opening, August 21

The library will open late on Monday, August 21st to allow staff and volunteers the opportunity to view the solar eclipse. We will resume normal operations from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Happy eclipse viewing!

Summer Performer: Michael O’Neil


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!

ACLA Board Meeting, August 16

ACLA Board Meeting Agenda
August 16, 2017
6:30 pm
Aloha Community Library


Welcome and Introductions
Ellen,  5 minutes

Review and Approve July 19 minutes
Jillian, 5 minutes

Director’s Report
Terri, 15 minutes

Treasurer’s Report
Eric N, 20 minutes

The Role of Our Office Manager
Gregory, 20 minutes

Grant Committee Plan
Gregory, 10 minutes

ACLA’s Philanthropy Plan
Terri, 20 minutes

Around the Room
All, 20 minutes

Adjourn — 8:30 pm