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Sep
20
Sun
(Online) Writers’ Mill
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writer’s Mill, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Group website: portlandwritersmill.org

See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.

For more information, contact group facilitator Sheila Deeth at SheilaD@portlandwritersmill.org.

Sep
21
Mon
National Voter Registration Day @ Bethany Library
Sep 21 – Sep 26 all-day
National Voter Registration Day @ Bethany Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Celebrating democracy in America, on the 4th Tuesday in September each year, we encourage all eligible voters to register to vote. Check your registration status or fill out a new registration card curbside while at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries the week of September 21-25.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 election is October 13. If you have changed your name or mailing address, you need to update your voter registration. Check your registration online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, or pick up a registration form next time you visit the library.

Looking for a ballot drop box? Have changes to your registration after the deadline? Need a replacement ballot? For drop locations, and assistance with your ballot, see your county elections office website:

Washington: https://bit.ly/wacoelections | Multnomah: https://multco.us/elections

Ages 16 & up.

National Voter Registration Day @ Cedar Mill Library
Sep 21 – Sep 26 all-day
National Voter Registration Day @ Cedar Mill Library | Portland | Oregon | United States

Celebrating democracy in America, on the 4th Tuesday in September each year, we encourage all eligible voters to register to vote. Check your registration status or fill out a new registration card curbside while at the library.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 election is October 13. If you have changed your name or mailing address, you need to update your voter registration. Check your registration online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, or pick up a registration form next time you visit the library.

Looking for a ballot drop box? Have changes to your registration after the deadline? Need a replacement ballot? For drop locations, and assistance with your ballot, see your county elections office website:

Washington: https://bit.ly/wacoelections | Multnomah: https://multco.us/elections

Ages 16 & up.

Sep
23
Wed
(Online) Three on a Theme Book Talk
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Join us on Facebook on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month at 5pm as library assistant Becca brings us three book recommendations that all share a common theme!

Past videos are on YouTube

To see other books on the same theme, visit our Bibliocommons page and start reading!

Sep
25
Fri
(Online) Owl Book Group
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this month to discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Owl Book Group, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome!

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship— and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

For a complete list of titles, past and present, click here.

Sep
26
Sat
(Online) Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month.

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from Voices in Verse, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail laurab@wccls.org to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Sep
30
Wed
(Online) Oregon’s Racist History and its Effect on Oregonians Today
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Oregon is often touted as a liberal, welcoming state; but Oregon has a long history of racism that continues to impact Oregonians today. Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore for a community conversation that asks, How does Oregon’s racist past impact Oregonians today? How does the state’s history with race and racism affect how bias shows up for individuals? This discussion will also examine how to identify our own racial biases and work toward tangible ways to move forward as individuals and community.

This event will be held online via Zoom.

Register here and you will receive an email the day before the workshop with information about joining the Zoom meeting.

Oct
6
Tue
(Online) Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing Workshop
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a unique workshop led by Donna Cohen covering topics related to our electoral systems and presenting specific ideas for bi-partisan civic/political engagement. Topics include: Voting as Constitutional right(?), Voting Security, Alternative Voting Systems, Redistricting, Electoral College, Campaign Financing, Tracking Money/Campaign Finance Databases and Public Financing of Elections.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

Register here and you will receive an email the day before the workshop with information about joining the Zoom meeting.

See All Library Events

Ongoing adult events

All events are at Cedar Mill’s main location, except where noted.

Owl Book Group

See Current Selections

Our book group typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30am. Newcomers welcome!

Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

See past titles and more on our Book Clubs page.

Technology Open Lab

Our drop-in Technology Open Lab programs are perfect for getting started on basic skills or working on a specific project like setting up an email account or formatting your resume.  Use one of our laptops or bring your own device.  We assist with all kinds of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, ereaders, and cameras.
At Cedar Mill Tuesday mornings from 10am-noon and Thursday afternoons, 3-5 pm in the upstairs meeting room.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043, x114.

Find more computer classes on our Technology Learning page.

Voices in Verse

Our poetry group meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30am.
Join us for open mic poetry. Come and read or just listen.
Contact the reference desk with questions: 503-644-0043 x114.

Writers’ Mill

The Writers’ Mill meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3 pm. 
Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write.
Group website: portlandwritersmill.org
See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.
For details, or to get a 1-page info sheet, contact Sheila Deeth, Facilitator, at SheilaD (at) portlandwritersmill (dot) org.