International Movie Night

November 16, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Abbey Creek Winery
“Moka”– French with English subtitles. Color. 90 minutes.
Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she’s learned the driver lives.
The doors open at 6pm for wine tasting, the feature starts at 7pm.
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Seed Exchange Day

Have Fun and get a start on your 2018 garden!

Bring your seeds: Gardeners can bring seeds they’ve saved, or seed from partially used packets, to share with others. In turn, participants take away new seeds for their 2018 garden.
Bring your questions: Volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions.
Bring your friends and neighbors: Free and open to the public.
Oregon Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions
Master Gardener talk on “Starting your Vegetable Garden”
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Donate Crafts to the Holiday Craft Fair

Calling All Crafters!

The Library will again hold a December fundraising Handicraft Fair.

Please consider being creative and crafty on behalf of the Library. We will feature a sales table of handmade items from Friday, December 1 through Saturday, December 24. Please bring your wares to donate for the sale by Thursday, November 30. Each item should have a suggested price and your name attached.

Thank you for supporting the North Plains Library in this unique fashion!!

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OBOB Book Club

Are you a 3rd- 8th grader that is reading the 2017-2018 OBOB books? Then come to our weekly OBOB book club on Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 pm beginning in October 2017!
Emily West, a teacher and NP community member, will guide the book club as we brainstorm and discuss the characters and plot of many of the OBOB books. Each week, our group will create a story board that will then be displayed in the library for all of our North Plains Library kids to see. We hope that the story boards we create together, will encourage other kids to read these amazing books!

Check out the reading schedule!

Super Saturday

November 25, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Jessie Mays Community Center
JuggleMania with Rhys Thomas
Rhys Thomas dazzles you with improbable juggling, unique comedy and amazing acrobatics. JuggleMania shares the heroes that taught him how to juggle: BOOKS! By reading and practicing, this Oregon boy gained enough skills to become an internationally touring juggler, magician and comedian.
Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs, Egyptian juggling balls and other toys come alive in the hands of an artist that has toured four continents.
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Goodreads Choice Awards 2017

What was your favorite read in 2017? Vote for your favorite 2017 books on Goodreads.

Opening Round Oct. 31 – Nov. 5
Semifinal Round Nov. 7 – 12
Final Round Nov. 14 – 27
Winners Announced Dec. 5

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Holiday Craft Fair

Holiday Handicraft Fair in December!

Do a little holiday shopping and support the North Plains Public Library at the same time! The annual Craft Fair will be held in the Library from December 1-24 during regular business hours.

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Homework Help Available

Math and Science tutoring help is available during the school year. Our Volunteer, Stacie, will be available for half-hour segments each Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m..

Stacie will provide help with all subjects,including math from an elementary school level through calculus.

Call the library at (503) 647-5051 to book a free tutoring session.

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We Welcome All Community Members


The North Plains Public Library reaffirms that we welcome and serve every member of our community. We remind everyone that public libraries are a refuge and a place of common ground. We welcome and include all people, and want every member of our community to feel safe and comfortable using our spaces and resources. We expect that library users will show each other the same respect.

As the American Library Association President, Julie Todaro, wrote, “Our nation’s libraries serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity.”

The libraries of Washington County encourage you to use our libraries for education, entertainment and enlightenment. We continue to welcome everyone into our libraries, our shared community gathering spaces.