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National Novel Writing Month

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Your chance is coming, because November is National Novel Writing Month! The Aloha Community Library will be hosting three write-in events for aspiring novelists to come to the library for free snacks and quality writing time:

We hope to see you there!

Oregon Military History


Join us for a presentation by authors Alisha Hamel and Warren W. Aney of their book Oregon Military. Learn about military forces and conflicts in our state going back to the 19th century and earlier.

Register Now — Bobbin Lace Workshop


Try your hand at making bobbin lace in a workshop taught by members of the Portland Lace Society! All supplies will be provided, and participants will get to make a beaded lace key chain to take home.

This free adult workshop is limited to 12 people, so registration is required. Call or visit the library to register by Wednesday, October 18th.


October Book Club

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 6:30-8:00PM

Join us to discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen at the library. No registration required.

Save the first Monday of each month for upcoming book club meetings! Check here for future books and meeting dates.

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.