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Do you miss browsing the shelves? Do you want something new to read or watch, but are not sure what? Try our new Handpicked Books & More service and let us browse for you! Fill out this online form and we’ll let you know when your items are ready to be picked up. 

Join us for Imagine Your Story, our annual Summer Reading program. Discover this year's reading challenges for kids, teens and adults.

Summer is a great time to read what you like, to learn new things, and have fun. Find storytimes and online events for all ages throughout the summer on our events calendar.

YOUR DIGITAL LIBRARY
Summer Reading Share

Share your Summer Reading with us! Watch Librarian Julie reading a story to her stuffed animals. Submit a picture of your own stuffed animal storytime to C&BSummer2020@wccls.org and we will share it on our social media. This is just one of our fun suggestions from our July Daily Reading Challenge calendar
Special Performances for Families

Summer reading looks different this year. We can’t gather in person yet, so we’re bringing some fantastic performances to you at home!  Local performers have recorded special shows perfect for all ages to enjoy online. Check out our Facebook page to see the performances each Thursday July 9 - August 6 at 10:30am.

Demigods & Wizards Trivia
Friday July 31 | 3-4pm | Ages 10-18
Online Zoom Meeting
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Join us to celebrate demigods and wizards from your favorite books with some trivia and fun. Be prepared with a mobile device or a second laptop to answer trivia questions as we meet virtually. Dress in costume, decorate your room or find a favorite bookish background to see who can create the best Zoom room. Those who register will be emailed the zoom meeting details the day before the event.

Online Owl Book Group
Friday July 31 | 10:30am-12pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Join us for a book discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. E-mail laurab@wccls.org for a link to the Zoom meeting.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond save an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

ONLINE RESOURCES
This article on Time.com explains that reading anti-Racist nonfiction is a start, but don’t underestimate the power of Black fiction.

The Oregon Symphony has started Symphony Storytime, a video series featuring children’s stories narrated by a master storyteller, with accompaniment by an Oregon Symphony musician or guest artist, performing the book’s “soundtrack.” Episodes are available in English and Spanish.

Attend Chamber Music Northwest's Virtual Summer Festival with chamber music’s biggest stars! 

This month's BookPage is "Private Eye July" themed, with thrills for every reader. Find new book reviews and interviews with Riley Sager, John Fram, and Deb Caletti.

While the Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals is closed, you can take a virtual tour and experience the beauty online.

Take a virtual roadtrip to Eastern Oregon, including the Wallowa Mountains, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Alvord Desert and more.

 
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Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association is one of the largest nonprofit association libraries in the United States with a collection of over 250,000 items and more than 2.5 million loans annually. 

Our Mission: Provide our community an open door to the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with emphasis on the literacy development of children.
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