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Hoodland & Sandy Library posted on 07/27/2023
We will be offering many fun-filled events during the summer, including fun in the park, and teen activities. Come to the library to pick up a reading log or track your reading on the Beanstack app. Read for 10 hours before August 31 and complete bonus challenges to win prizes and to be entered into a grand prize drawing for gift cards to Oaks Park (Kids and Teens), a gift card to Wippersnappers (Little Readers), or $100 cash (adults).


Through - August 31 Summer reading for all ages continues through August 31st. This year’s theme is Find Your Voice! August 1st to Sptember 10th. Are you interested in supporting local students? Sandy and Hoodland Libraries and Todos Juntos are collecting new school supplies for kids K-12. Drop them in the bin at either library. A list of requested materials is available on the Library website. TAKE & MAKE Kids - Nature Suncatcher

August 15

Take and Make kits available starting August 15 while supplies last. Creating with natural materials is so inspiring. Create this easy suncatcher with materials found in nature! Teens - String Art

August 1

Take and Make kits available starting August 1 while supplies last. Starting August 1 pick up a new teen Take and Make at Sandy and Hoodland Public Libraries. Use thick cork board, push pins, and thread to create your own one-of-a-kind string art masterpiece. Choose from a variety of colors, shapes or geometric patterns to be amazed at what you can create! Adults -TBA TBD, please check in at www.ci.sandy.or.us/library for updated information.

Digital Book Club

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm via Zoom “The Last Bus to Wisdom” - Ivan Doig To sign up for the book club send an email to tellen@ci.sandy.or.us

Sandy Men’s Book Club

“The Passenger” - Cormac McCarthy Sandy Library Community Room. For further information please email mhouck@ci.sandy.or.us

Kids Lego Club

Saturday, August 5, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Hoodland Public Library This event will happen on the first Saturday of each month.

Teen Space

Wednesday, August 2 & 16, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Grades 6th - 12th welcome! Rebecca Hanset rhanset@ci.sandy.or.us Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month for our Teen Space program. This program provides teens, ages 12-17 or grades 6th-12th, a dedicated space to hang out and watch YouTube and anime on the big screen. Play board games, listen to music, and ignite creativity using art and craft supplies. Pique a new interest and connect with a community! Popcorn, snacks, water, and juice are provided.

Sandy Women’s Book Club

Thursday, August 10, 6:00 pm “Any Book August” - share a book you love with us. This hybrid event occurs in Sandy Public Library Community Room and via Zoom. All are welcome! For further information please email mhouck@ci.sandy.or.us Story Time in the Park! Every Thursday this summer beginning on, July 13. at 10:00 am. Sandy Meinig Memorial Park Gazebo Thursday storytime is moving to the park! Miss Monica will read books and we will sing songs and learn rhymes together. Bring your own comfy blanket, pillow, or lawn chair to sit on.

Hoodland Book Club

Tuesday, August 15, 4:00 pm Hoodland Public Library Community Room “Booth” - Karen Joy Fowler For further information please email Dianne Downey ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us

Busy Bugs - Sandy

Wednesday, August 30 , 2:00pm Meinig Park Gazebo at 10:00 am. Meinig Memorial Park Gazebo at 2:00 pm

Busy Bugs - Hoodland

Thursday, August 31, 2:00 pm Hoodland Public Library Through hands-on activities and fun lessons, the “Busy Bugs” program empowers young entomologists to discover the unique characteristics and behaviors of mosquitos. Kids will learn about the mosquito life cycle and how to safely live with them

enTaiko - Free Concert

en Taiko is a Japanese drumming group made of youth drummers. The group started activities in Portland, Oregon, in 2007 as an effort to introduce Japanese culture to local communities. The group carries on a centuries-old musical tradition from Japan and performs at various cultural events. en Taiko plays not only Japanese traditional style taiko but also shares the exploration of a new art form such as collaborative music creation with taiko and marimba. The audience will enjoy experiencing the taiko drumming at the end of the performance!


Spanish Class Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 pm Sandy Public Library Community Room Learn Spanish with teacher Maria Smith. This free class is intended for beginners. info: kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us

English Class

Sundays 4:00 - 5:00 pm Sandy Public Library Community Room Learn English with teacher Maria Smith. This free class is intended for beginners. Info: kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us

Creation Station

2nd and 4th Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Sandy Public Library Info: email kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us. August 14, ART LAB - Painting Class *Special Event* - Painting Class with Becky Hawley. A program for adults with developmental disabilities Please sign up ahead of time by contacting Katie at 503-668-5537 or kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us July 24 MAKER LAB - Tattoo Banana Monday, August 28, 10:00 am Sandy Public Library Community Room A program for adults with developmental disabilities For more information email kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us.

Family Storytime

Saturdays, 10:00 am Sandy Public Library Community Room Storytime for the whole family! Miss Monica will read picture books and we will all learn some songs and rhymes together. Info: Monica Smith msmith@ci.sandy.or.us Hoodland Public Library - Fridays Fridays, 10:30 -11:00 am Hoodland Public Library Community Room Join us for Storytime at the Hoodland Library! We will be reading books, singing songs, and learning rhymes together. Molly Espenel mespenel@ci.sandy.or.us

Virtual Storytime

Fridays, 10:30 -11:00 am Miss Monica records a storytime each week for you to watch from the comfort of your home! We read a book based on a theme, learn a new song, and learn the letter of the day! Catch the latest virtual storytime each Friday morning in the Sandy & Hoodland Libraries - Storytime Parents Group on Facebook. Info: Molly Espenel mespenel@ci.sandy.or.us



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