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Adult Summer Reading

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Don’t let the kids have all the summer fun! Rediscover your library during the WCCLS Adult Summer Reading Program as libraries throughout the county host events, activities, and offer prizes.

Adult Summer Reading programs are over for the year. Thanks for participating, and be sure join us in 2014 for some great events, reading suggestions, and prize drawings!

Thanks to Our Countywide Program Sponsors!


Countywide Guidelines

  • Adult Summer Reading runs from June 1 - August 31, 2013.
  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • Register online or in person at the Cedar Mill Library or our Bethany Branch.
  • Participants may register at only one WCCLS library.
  • Registered participants are automatically eligible for countywide Grand Prize drawings. One prize per participant.

Countywide Prizes

Local prizes!

Most events at Cedar Mill this summer will feature local prize drawings.

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Events and Performances @ Cedar Mill for 2013

Check out for adult summer reading events and activities at all Washington County libraries.

June 4th at 6:30pm - Ask a Landscape Designer
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with local experts from the Oregon Association of Landscaping Designers. Registration encouraged; call the library at 503 644-0043 ext. 114.

June 12th at 7:00pm - John Twist Concert
John Twist performs all original songs and instrumentals on 6 & 12 string guitar, banjo, and mandolin. His music combines Celtic, Folk, Appalachian, Blues, Gypsy and Pop in a tasty musical jumbo.

June 26th at 7:30pm - An Evening with Cheryl Strayed at Southridge High School Auditorium, 9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton
Join your Washington County friends and neighbors for an evening with Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Wild won the 2013 Oregon Book Awards' Readers Choice Award. Doors open at 7:00pm. Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Note the larger venue for Strayed lecture!

June 27th at 7:00pm - Meteorites!
Dick Pugh from PSU’s Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory will educate us in his field of expertise and answer questions.  He will bring $10,000-$15,000 worth of meteorites with him.  He also invites attendees to bring in anything that they think may be a meteorite.  

July 12th at 6:30pm - Backyard Composting
Compost is often called “black gold” by gardeners. OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Tim Lanfri will share the tips and techniques for turning your kitchen and yard waste into this valuable soil amendment.

July 24th at 7:00pm - Finding David Douglas
Historian and film producer Lois Leonard will facilitate the screening of Finding David Douglas, an hour-long documentary film about the 19th century Scottish botanist/plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834). Douglas explored western North America in a time before white settlement altered the landscape. He discovered and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe. This film is produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the US Forest Service and the Forestry Commission Scotland. Widely reviewed to critical acclaim, Finding David Douglas is the first film to tell the story of Douglas.

August 9th at 7:00pm - Barb Ryman Concert
A natural storyteller with a deep compassion for the lost and forgotten voices of our culture, Barb Ryman expects music to be more than entertaining. With a crystalline voice and skillfully played guitar, Barb delivers a rich mosaic of contemporary folk, drawing from Celtic balladry, early rock, old-time gospel, and her own unique style. Weather permitting, Barb will perform outside in the courtyard below the library adjacent to Walgreen's Pharmacy.

August 22nd at 7:00pm - Learn Swing and Social Dance
Learn the steps to American Style Swing and Social Dance with Cynthia and Michael Parent, owners of Impressions Dance Club since 1993 and Rising Star Rhythm Champions (Honolulu 2001). Come with or without a dance partner. Registration Required; call the library at 503 644-0043 ext. 114.

Hours & Locations

Mon-Fri 10 - 8
       Sat 10 - 5
Sunday 12 - 5

Cedar Mill
12505 NW Cornell
(503) 644-0043 | Map 
15325 NW Central      
(503) 617-7323 | Map

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