Thanks to local neighbors Zoe and Jon Matych for Whitman Elementary’s Little Free Library! Whitman students are really missing their school and public library visits and need new books to read. Please drop by to take and add books. If you notice any problems, email Chris.
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm; Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Avenue Portland, OR 97206
Join the Woodstock Library to celebrate the Lunar New Year, an important holiday in many Asian cultures, celebrating life, good health and prosperity. There will be cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be in attendance providing swag and informational materials!
Woodmere Elementary 2018-19 Library Wish List
- John Greene – The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines, Turtles All the Way Down
- Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway
- Rachel Renee Russell – Dork Diaries – Dear Dork: Tales From a Not So Happy Heartbreaker, Tales From a Not So Secret Crush Catastrophe, Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter
- Bob Buya – Saving Mr. Terupt, The Perfect Score, The perfect Secret
- Dav Pillkey – Dog Man series
- Ann M. Martin – California Diaries, Babysitters Club Graphix (Collection)
- Lana Telgemeier – Smile, Drama, Sister, Ghosts, Comics Squad Recess
- Victoria Jamieson – Roller Girl
- Betsy Bird – Funny Girl
- Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
- Scott Roentgen – Nyxia
- Andy Weir – Artemis, The Martian
- Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
- Wendy Mass – The Candymakers, The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, Pi in the Sky, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
- Chris Grabenstein – Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (series), The Island of Dr. Libris, The Hanging Hill, Whack a Mole
- Kwame Alexandro – Solo
- Alex Gino – George, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
- Scott Caution – Five Nights at Freddy’s (series), The Freddy Files
- Jillian Dodd – Spy Girl (series)
- Corinna Luyken – The Book of Mistakes
- Sheree Fitch – If I Had a Million Onions
- Simon Rose – The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Emerald Curse
- James Heneghan and Bruce McBay – Nannycatch Chronicles
- Silvana Goldenberg – Victoria
- Glen Huser – Time for Flowers Time for Snow
- Allie Condie – Matched (series)
- Kanu Kibushi – Amulet 8 (series)
- Jane Goldman – Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Katy Kay – The Confidence Code for Girls
- Becky Albertalli – Love, Simon, Simon vs. The Homosapiens, Leah on the Offbeat, The Upside of Unrequited
- Max Brooks – Minecraft: The Island, The Complete Handbook Collection
- Mavashi Kishimoto – Naruto (series)
- Mo Willems – Should I Share My Ice Cream, Waiting is Not Easy, The Thank You Book, I Broke My Trunk
- Chloe Perkins – Living in China
- Barbara Dee – Star Crossed
- Kelly Barnhill – The Girl Who Drank the Moon
- Dustin Brady – Trapped in a Video Game
- Tim Federle – Five, Six, Seen, Nate! (Better Nate Than Ever)
- Michael Gerhart – Love is Love
- Justin Sayre – Husky
From Portland Bureau of Transportation:
PBOT, Multnomah County Library and Metro celebrate Bike Month by bringing back “Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library, with support from Metro, are celebrating Bike Month with “Bike to Books,” a program to encourage residents to ride their bicycle to their local library.
As part of the program, PBOT and Multnomah County Library are bringing back Portland’s “Bike to Books” Bike Month coloring contest. Students living in Multnomah County from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade are invited to design bike lane art for installation in one of the City’s bike lanes. Portland’s bike lane art, found in bike lanes and on neighborhood greenways across the city, is well known nationwide. Designs are created by crew members on their own time using leftover materials that would otherwise go to waste. In 2017, in the first year of our Bike to Books program, PBOT crews installed four winning Bike to Books bike lane art designs near each winning artist’s neighborhood library branch.
It’s easy to enter, with a variety of great prizes. Young people in Portland and Multnomah County can submit their own designs using the bike symbol coloring page. The winning art will be installed on a bike lane this summer by one of PBOT’s striping crews. Second prize winners will each receive four full-day passes to ride your bicycle at the Lumberyard Bike Park (including rental bikes and safety equipment if needed) and third prize winners will win a bike helmet from Portland-based Nutcase Helmets. Coloring pages can be picked up at all Multnomah County Library branches (click here for locations) or downloaded online. Contestants must drop-off their entry at a library branch in person, to be entered into the contest. Full contest rules are available online.
In addition to the coloring contest, every person who bikes to a Multnomah County Library branch will receive a free bike light provided by Metro (while supplies last). Special Bike Storytimes for young readers are also being offered at numerous library branches across the county.
“We want every Portlander to feel they have a voice in the way we design our city and the earlier we can get our residents involved the better,” PBOT Director Leah Treat said. “This student-designed bike lane art is, in many ways, the beginning of the conversation between PBOT and the young people of Portland who will use our roads, bikeways and sidewalks for decades to come. If they can design such creative art for our streets, imagine the other ideas they’ll bring to us in the future. We’re excited and we’re listening.”
“Libraries are about creating connections for people of all ages to learn and create,” said Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke. “With Bike to Books, we’re teaming up with important partners in PBOT and Metro to share the joy around reading, learning and biking with an eye toward safety and sustainability.”
Books and bikes are two pillars of Portland culture. One of the busiest public libraries in the United States, Multnomah County Library is beloved by the community it serves. In addition, Portland’s young readers bike to school in record numbers. Today, thanks to PBOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, 36.8 percent of trips to school in Portland are on foot or by bike – among the highest in the nation.
Portland Bike Month runs throughout the month of May with events happening across the city sponsored by multiple organizations to encourage people of all ages to get on their bike and enjoy the spring sunshine and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and neighborhood greenways in the city of Portland.
Information about Bike to Books and Bike Month events can be found at: www.biketobooks.com
Anyone can make weatherization improvements at home – whether you own or rent, whether you’re in an apartment, mobile home, or house – you can make basic improvements to make your home more comfortable by saving energy and money. Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use and by installing effective weatherization materials using basic tools such as scissors and screwdriver. Each participating income-qualified Multnomah County household receives a free kit of materials. Each kit includes reusable vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, pipe insulation, rope caulk and more. Register online with the Community Energy Project.
Note: In the event there are not enough people pre-registered, the program will be cancelled.