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Love Letters to My Garden


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!

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.

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.

Eclipses and Other Occultations


Join Dr. Roy Torley to discuss solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, eclipses seen from the International Space Station, eclipse chasing, and our very own eclipse coming up on Monday, August 21 at 10:15 am! All attendees will receive a free solar eclipse viewer (while supplies last). Limit one viewer per person. 

Using Water Wisely


Are you interested in learning about how to use water wisely this summer? Drop in to chat with Conservation Technician Steve Carper from Tualatin Valley Water District to hear tips on conserving indoor and outdoor water use at your home or business.

CANCELLED: Oregon History with Barney Blalock


This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date, so please check back soon!

Aloha Community Library welcomes back Oregon historian Barney Blalock! Mr. Blalock is the author of several books about the history of Portland, including Oregon Prizefighters and The Oregon Shanghaiers.

Join us to hear him reveal some of his extensive knowledge on these fascinating subjects.

June Book Club

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 6:30-8:00PM

Join us at the library for our monthly book club meeting to discuss How It All Began by Penelope Lively. No registration required.

Book Club usually takes place every first Monday of the month. See the Book Club Reading List for future book titles and meeting dates. We hope to see you there!