Book Club Pot Luck

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – 6:30 PMPot Luck Party

    All Book Club participants are encouraged to submit two or three book suggestions by Jan. 15th either by email or given to a Library clerk at the North Plains Library. A write-up, listing all the suggestions with summary information, will be sent to everyone by Jan. 20th, whether you made a suggestion or not. You will have a week to consider the nominations and decide which books they want to read next year. Everyone will vote for 10 books from the list and either deliver your choices to the Library or email them by Jan. 26th. The results of the voting will be tallied and the top scoring 10 books will be announced at our pot luck party on Jan. 31st at 6:30 p.m. If we have any ties, we will do a coin flip at the party. If you have any questions please call 503-647-0353 for more info.

    Dates to Remember:

      Monday, Jan 15th – Deadline to submit 2-3 book suggestions
      Friday, Jan 26th – Deadline to vote for 10 books
      Wednesday, Jan 31st – Pot Luck and Book Announcement

New patrons are welcome to join us for this pot luck party and book announcement.

International Movie Night-January 18th

With the kind support of the Cultural Trust of Oregon, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Abbey Creek Winery, the North Plains Library presents a fresh foreign film each month, typically the third Thursday. All showings occur at the Abbey Creek Winery tasting room 31441 NW Commercial St, North Plains, OR 97133. Ages 21 and over only. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Fine wine is available for purchase, free popcorn is available and guests are welcome to bring in food. The showing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The January film selection is Bad Luck Goat from Columbia. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise.
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Join the Ukalaliens- Friday January 26th

Come join the Ukalaliens at the North Plains Public Library! Friday January 26th at 7:00 p.m. The Ukalaliens, Steve Einhorn and Kate Power, bring 30 ukuleles for everyone in attendance to play. They will teach the essentials and soon enough we will all be strumming, singing, and harmonizing. Bring your own ukulele if you dare. No talent necessary, but by the end of the night you’ll be picking and grinning. All ages, all skills, all welcome!!

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Homework Help Available

Math and Science tutoring help is available during the school year.

Our volunteer Matt, will be available each Saturday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Students are welcome to come on a drop in basis or by signing up.Matt specializes in Junior High through College Mathematics including College Prep (CPM)

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.