Classes & Lectures

ShakespeareThrough the classes and seminars held at the library, you can:
  • Appreciate the genius of Shakespeare
  • Discover the hidden depths of film making
  • Feel the pulse of the inspired poet
  • Take a guided tour through literature, film, and history
  • Trace the development of the short story
  • View history in a whole new light
Each quarter, the library offers six to eight week seminars on a variety of literary topics. These affordable classes are always insightful, but casual, and are taught by seasoned and knowledgeable teachers.

Call the library at 503-682-2744 to reserve your spot. 


Spring 2017



Spanish: Beginning Level 1


C. Iturrino
Discover the world of Spanish language and culture! This 8-week course will provide you with the initial tools you need to start using the Spanish language to communicate and function in a variety of real-life situations. Develop skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Spanish, and gain insight into the richness and beauty of Spanish speaking culture.

Previous participants are welcome to register and repeat the class for additional practice.

 Ages: High School through Adult
Date: Mondays, 4/3 through 5/22
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Rose Room
Fee: $40 for class series

Finding Your Ancestral Gold


L. Overmire
Everyone has an amazing family history – but most have no clue how truly remarkable it is, because they have never investigated the generations going far far back in time. This workshop, led by a genealogist, inspires you to embark on a quest for your ancestral heritage and guides you through the steps to get you started.

Ages: High School through Adult
Date: Saturday, 5/6
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: No charge