Don’t let the kids have all the fun!

We have several exciting events and contests for adults this summer. Get reading recommendations, win prizes, and (most of all) have fun!

Free Book Friday

Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries brought back our popular Free Book Friday drawings this summer. Throughout the month of July, we gave away a different bestselling book at both locations each Friday.

Titles and entry dates:

  • July 1-8: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  • July 9-15: Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
  • July 16-22: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  • July 22-29: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Free Book Friday books

Events

Budgeting 101
June 17 at 6:30 pm
“Where did all my money go?” If you find yourself asking that question at the end of every month or in the days before your next paycheck, it’s time to get your budget in shape. Don’t have a budget? No problem! It’s easy to get started. Once you’ve got the hang of it, your finances should be easier to manage and you’ll have a better chance of achieving your short- and long-term goals, including saving money and paying off debt. This presentation will be led by an experienced CPA.

FAN-tastic Family Trivia (all ages)
July 14 at 5:30 pm
Join our online family trivia game and test your knowledge together or compete with each other. As long as you have a second device like a smartphone or tablet, you can join in the fun through Kahoot, an online trivia site. We will have three rounds of trivia focused on popular fandoms like Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, books and maybe a few surprises!

Take and Make Crafts
Let’s make colorful art! Adults can pick up craft supplies and instructions the fourth week of each month at either library while supplies last.

  • June 28: Taped Canvas Art
  • July 26: Crayon Melt Rock Art
  • August 23: Suncatcher CD Art

Owl Book Group
June 25: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
July 30: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
August 27: The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
10:30 am-noon
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.
Check our Book Clubs page for more information.

Voices in Verse
June 26, July 24, August 28
10:30 am-noon
Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month. Newcomers welcome!
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.

Writers’ Mill
June 20, July 18, August 15
1:00-3:00 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 for the event a few days before it happens.
For more information, contact group facilitator Sheila Deeth at SheilaD@portlandwritersmill.org