Thanks for wowing us one last time with your "What the Book?" submissions! We've narrowed them down to five finalists.
Vote on your favorite book title below and the person who receives the most votes will receive their choice of a WCCLS Reads pint glass or book bag. Next week we will announce the winner and share the real title for this book.
The Ugly Sweater Gang and Other Menaces in Public Parks -Mary D.
Sweatshirting to the Oldies: Happy Applique -Sailor H.
Handmade Sweatshirts and Ugly Hair-Dos: The Art of Making Your Kid Undateable -Elyse B.
The Big Bang Theory: How Bigger Hair Brings Families Together -Alyssa B.
Garden Home Community Library
Garden Home staff pose with construction progress on now-completed expansion
Crafternoon Tea is one of many library programs held in the GHCL Annex, across the street from the Library.
The Garden Home Community Library, located inside THPRD’s Garden Home Recreation Center, nearly doubled in size with a much-anticipated expansion in the spring of 2019! In addition to offering books, the Library hosts dozens of monthly programs and offers a free meeting space for local nonprofits in the GHCL Annex. Monthly programs include Ukulele Jam, Nerd Night Trivia, Lego Creativity Club, and Crafternoon Tea.
The Library collaborates with THPRD’s Garden Home Recreation Center to present large-scale events like this year’s Día de los niños celebration.
"The depth and breadth of this book will change the way you think about pregnancy and maternity. The author's research into the medical science and cultural attitudes around pregnancy and maternal health reveals information that is by turns fascinating, beautiful, weird, surprising, and sometimes infuriating. The audiobook is well performed and sounds good at regular and 1.25 speed." - Katrina E., Garden Home Community Library
"Faster-than-light travel has its downsides, and sometimes when people are being beamed as a beam of light, they end up a little scrambled. Private Dietz, an enlisted soldier in the corporate war against Mars, is experiencing some … unusual side-effects. Throw in a disappearing ex, possible conspiracy, and a lurking enigma, and you’ve got yourself the perfect page-turner for the weekend." - Kate F., Garden Home Community Library
"I’ve always liked books with pictures best, and this illustrated edition is one of my favorites. The science behind this book is as breathtaking as the beautiful photographs illuminating its pages. Did you know that trees communicate with one another through fungal pathways, and that trees collectively make decisions about their procreation and growth? This book is truly a delight and very likely to change the way you look at the trees in your neighborhood!" - Casey L., Garden Home Community Library
Celebrate the end of summer with this fun, free event! There will be over 30 vendors, food available for purchase, children's activities, a bounce house and much more! See Dragon Theater Puppets perform Rocket Hamster's Dreamy Space Odyssey at 1 PM. It's a great way to wrap up summer reading and support a local nonprofit!
Learn about sustainability in conversation with neighbors, local visionaries, and local business owners. Booths on gardening, recycling, green transportation, green burial, pollinators, and more.
At the Garden Home Library, we love garden gnomes – in fact, our mascot is a giant garden gnome named Gerome. We enjoyed the following article about the history of garden gnomes and we think you will too! Read >>
Congratulations to Jennilyn L. at Beaverton City Library! Jennilyn won this week's prize drawing* that includes a WCCLS Reads book bag, a $25 Powell's gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Literary Arts event!
WCCLS Reads will be coming to a close at the end of August, and we would love to hear about your experience. Participate in our 2019 Adult Summer Reading survey by September 12 and you'll be entered to win a Powell's gift card!
*Every week through the end of August we will randomly draw a name from the list of people who sign up for adult summer reading. Even if you unsubscribe from the WCCLS Reads newsletter, you will remain eligible. Library staff, library board members, and their immediate families are not eligible for prize drawings.
This newsletter was handcrafted by Kaitlyn, PJ, and the staff at your local library.