National Library Week Activities

Week-long events:

Adult "Who Could It Be Now" author trivia contest
We're giving away books everyday. Just enter our trivia contest to win. Open to ages 18 and up. Stop at the 3rd floor Reference Desk for more information.

Teen "Show Us Your True Colors" coloring contest
Stop at the 3rd floor Reference Desk for more information.

Children 8 and under Library Picturebook Scavenger Hunt
Kids 8 and under can find all 10 posters of library picturebooks hidden on the Children's Floor and turn in their sheet at the Children's Desk for a small prize.

Tween Wimpy Kid Scavenger Hunt
Tweens 9-12 can participate in a Wimpy Kid Book Scavenger Hunt on the Children's Floor and turn in their sheet at the Children's Desk for a small prize.

Children's Bookmark Guessing Game
Kids 12 and under can guess how many bookmarks are filling our display case! Winner receives a $10 Toys R Us gift card!

Children's National Library Week BINGO!
Kids 12 and under can complete a National Library Week BINGO sheet (5 in a row across, down, or diagonal) and turn it in at the Children's Desk for a small prize. Stop by the Children's Room to pick up your BINGO sheet or print it yourself here.


Monday events: 

Patron Appreciation Day!
Patrons who return overdue materials on Monday, April 11th will have fines waived on those materials.
Reception in the lobby from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. No registration required.

Movie Presentation - The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
A "professional student" lands a truly remarkable job in this witty made-for-TV fantasy adventure. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is a 30-year-old graduate student who has managed to collect a whopping 22 university degrees; despite his brilliance, shy Flynn seems to have a hard time with the real world, and his mentor at school finally has him expelled so he can start putting his knowledge to work. Things are not much better for him at home, where his mother, Margie (Olympia Dukakis), wants him to meet a nice girl and settle down on his own. Needing a job, Flynn finds an unexpected opening with the New York Metropolitan Library, where Judson (Bob Newhart) and Charlene (Jane Curtin) hire him to look after a special collection. And a very special collection it is -- unknown to the world, the library has been caring for the world's most precious relics, including the Holy Grail, Pandora's Box, the Golden Fleece, the Sword of Excalibur and the Mona Lisa (the real one...turns out the Louvre only has a copy). It isn't long before Flynn learns how dangerous his job can be when he's approached by Lana (Kelly Hu) and Rhodes (David Dayan Fisher), members of a secret underground mob known as the Serpent Brotherhood who happen to know that Flynn is the new guardian of the Spear of Destiny -- and will stop at nothing to take it from him.

Running time: 1 hour and 46 minutes.

No registration required.

Monday, April 11th at 2:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Study Rooms


Tuesday events:

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day! 
Celebrate the 100th birthday of famous author Beverly Cleary and stop by the Children's Desk to Drop Everything And Read! Kids 12 and under will receive a special D.E.A.R. certificate for reading.


Discovering Beverly Cleary
We invite families to join us in the Story Room on the Children's Floor for a special screening of Oregon Public Broadcasting's Discovering Beverly Cleary. This documentary features an exclusive interview with Mrs. Cleary in honor of her 100th birthday on April 12, 2016 and takes a look at both her life and award-winning work.

No registration required. There will be 3 showings on Tuesday, April 12th: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM. 

FREE Kids Craft!
Kids 12 and under can stop by the Children's Room rotunda to make a craft stick bookmark. 
No registration required. 


Wednesday events:

Movie Presentation - The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines
An adventurous former librarian sets out in search of the legendary mines of King Solomon in this epic sequel to The Librarian: Quest for the Spear starring Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Newhart, and Olympia Dukakis. Flynn Carsen (Wyle) was a quiet bookworm whose 12 bachelor's degrees, six master's degrees, and four Ph.D.'s weren't earned by risking his life at the far corners of the globe. But now school is over, and the only way to uncover some of history's most exciting secrets is to travel into the field and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Running time: 1 hour and 32 minutes.

No registration required.

Wednesday, April 13th at 2:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Study Rooms


Friday events: 

Movie Presentation - The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
The fearless bookworm who searched for King Solomon's Mines and sought out some of the world's most priceless relics returns to investigate a mystery that could reveal the truth about one of history's most feared villains in this made for television adventure directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, and starring Noah Wylie, Bob Newhart, and Jane Curtain. Flynn Carson (Wylie) is on a mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice when French beauty Simone rescues him from certain death. Despite her radiant gorgeousness, however, Simone possesses a dark secret. That doesn't stop Flynn from falling madly in love with Simone, though when he's betrayed by a respected professor (Bruce Davidson) and attacked by a relentless street gang, her secret finally comes out. Realizing his true mission, Flynn ventures into a decrepit New Orleans crypt rumored to house the remains of none other than Prince Vlad Dracul, the 15th Century Romanian prince whose notorious cruelty still holds the power to frighten over 500 years after his demise in 1476. 

Running time: 1 hour and 32 minutes.

No registration required.

Friday, April 15th at 2:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Study Rooms


As always, regularly scheduled library programs like Storytime, Movie Night, and Book Discussion groups will be happening!
Check our calendar, website and Facebook page for more information.