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Events for Adults

  1. Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Why It's Important

    September 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Room A

    Marilyn Scott, district director of SCORE and a retired Intel manager, will explain the nuts and bolts of strategic planning for nonprofits, offering proven methods that work for many types of organizations. Practical exercises will help you understand the most important components and who should be involved. Plus, learn how you can use written plans to track progress against goals. Portland SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. Registration is optional; to register, call the SCORE office at 503-326-5211.

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  2. Pacific Wonderland Poets

    September 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Reading Room

    This group is for poets at any level of expertise to meet and discuss their in-progress, original poems and provide courteous, constructive verbal or written commentary. Facilitated by Susan Swartwout and M.L. Lyons. Susan Swartwout is an award-winning poet, author, and professor emerita of English–Writing at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Swartwout's poems, stories, and essays have been published in national anthologies, collections, and literary magazines. In addition to teaching creative writing and editing, she worked in the publishing industry for 27 years. M.L. Lyons was awarded an MFA fellowship from UW's Creative Writing Program. She co-edited "Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace" and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart. Ages 18 & up. Bring 10 copies of one original poem draft to distribute.

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  1. Toddler Storytime

    September 10, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories and other fun activities that encourage a love of reading books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. Limited to the first 50 people. Storytime will not meet on Nov. 14.

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  2. Toddler Stay & Play

    September 10, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Storytime Room

    A playgroup for children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers. Join us for toys, socialization time and bubbles directly after storytime. Families are welcome to join us even If they do not attend storytime. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.

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  3. Preschool Storytime

    September 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Storytime Room

    Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills. A craft at the end reinforces the storytime theme. Storytime will not meet on Nov. 14.

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  4. Evening Storytime

    September 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Everyone is welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and family time together! All ages.

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