Classes & Lectures

ShakespeareThrough the classes and seminars held at the library, you can:
  • Appreciate the genius of Shakespeare
  • Discover the hidden depths of film making
  • Feel the pulse of the inspired poet
  • Take a guided tour through literature, film, and history
  • Trace the development of the short story
  • View history in a whole new light
Each quarter, the library offers six to eight week seminars on a variety of literary topics. These affordable classes are always insightful, but casual, and are taught by seasoned and knowledgeable teachers.

Call the library at 503-682-2744 to reserve your spot.

Spring 2016:

Personal Spring Cleaning


PK Melethil, Scientist & TCM Physician
How does stress play a role with food sensitivities? Can I manage stress without drugs? Do fasts make a difference or are they just another fad? How can I benefit from water, the universal cleanser? What techniques are there to balance proportions and meal times? Come ask your questions and share your ideas at this informal open discussion and information sharing event.

Date: Sat. 4/16
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: No charge

Creating and Sticking to a Budget

A. Steiger
Gain financial peace of mind and confidence in your ability to save money. Local retired CPA Alan Steiger will take the mystery and confusion out of budgeting and share tips for creating and maintaining a budget that works for you.

Date: Thurs. 4/28
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Rose Room
Fee: No charge

Theodore Roosevelt: Explorer, Reformer, Conservationist

S. Unander
History comes to life with this multi-media presentation! Born to wealth and privilege, Theodore Roosevelt became an advocate of the working man and populist reformer, taking on big oil, banks and railroads. A combat leader and proponent of military strength, he also won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending a major conflict in the Far East.

Date: Thurs. 5/5
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: No charge

Spring Cleaning Your Debt

A. Steiger
Spring is a great time to clean your house, but have you considered cleaning up your finances? Local retired CPA Alan Steiger will help you gain financial peace of mind with tips for reducing and eliminating your debt..

Date: Mon. 5/9
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Rose Room
Fee: No charge


Summer 2016:



Introduction to Meditation

 
A. Ante-Marandi
Meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, and increases happiness, but just how exactly do you do it? Instructor Ahsamon Ante-Marandi will provide an overview of meditation, and then lead a variety of meditation exercises.

Date: Thurs. 6/2
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Rose Room
Fee: No charge

Talking to Aging Parents about Money

 
A. Steiger
Are you worried about your parents' ability to manage their money? Would you be able to help them with their finances and care if they were suddenly ill? Local retired CPA Alan Steiger will share conversation strategies and questions to consider when talking with your parents about their money.

Date: Tues. 6/7 
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Location: Rose Room 
Fee: No charge

Basics of Going Solar

  
Solar Oregon
Oregon is sunny enough for solar! This free workshop teaches you why solar energy is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners. Come to learn about photovoltaic and solar hot water technologies, financial incentives and tax credits, basic site analysis, and more.

Date: Sat. 6/11
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Oak Room
Fee: No charge
RSVP: www.solaroregon.org or call 503-231-5662

E-reader Basics

  
G. Martin
Get started on your e-reader! Bring your e-reader (Kindle, Nook, tablet, smartphone -- whatever portable electronic device you use), and learn the basics. We will cover how to download e-books and e-audiobooks from Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library (titles available through the library catalog), as well as answer your questions at the end.

Date: Wed. 6/15 
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: No charge