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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!

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.

Teen Summer Event: Rewild


Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. For teens entering 6th through 12th grade.

En Taiko Japanese Drumming


En Taiko is a Japanese drumming group by youth drummers.  En Taiko plays not only Japanese traditional style taiko, but also shares the exploration of a new art form such as collaborative music creation with taiko and marimba. Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm! Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be LOUD!

This program is free and open to the public. Ages 8 and up.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church
17800 SW Kinnaman Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97078

Summer is Coming!

Summer Reading is just around the corner at the Aloha Community Library! Sign up for all ages begins Wednesday, June 1st at the library for kids and teens, and online for adults. Participants between the ages of 0 and 18 can register for either the children (infancy through 5th grade) or teen (6th through 12th grade) programs between June 1st and July 30th.  Please register at only one library.

This year, adult  readers (age 18 and up) can sign up online through WCCLS Reads to be eligible for weekly prize drawings throughout the summer.  Share book recommendations and make suggestions between June 1st and August 31st to be entered into a special prize drawing at the end of the summer! Registration does not require a WCCLS library card.

Visit our summer reading page to learn more about the exciting programs and events offered by the library this summer. We can’t wait to see you there!

Craft Free Play for Teens & Adults


Has it been awhile since you’ve gotten out your glitter, glue, and creativity?  Want to experiment with stickers, rubber stamps, and card stock?  Join us for an afternoon of crafty pursuits!  Bring your friends!  Your ideas + our supplies = a fabulously fun afternoon.  Ages 13 and up.

Aloha Community Library Annex
17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97078

Introduction to Zentangle


Learn the basics of Zentangle – an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns –  from Nancy Spaulding of the Cedar Mill Community Library. For more information about the Zentangle Method, visit Ages 13 and up welcome! This event will be held at the Aloha Community Library Annex (17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 26A) just around the corner from the Library in between US World Class Taekwondo and Peppermill Restaurant.

Teen Library Takeover: Library Avengers


Celebrate the end of the summer with an Avengers themed pizza party and special showing of the film at the library. Don’t forget to bring your reading logs to claim your summer reading prizes, too! This program is for teens entering 6th through 12th grade only, please.