Sep 23, 2013

Holgate Library - Upcoming Events

Multilingual avengers: Assemble! Holgate now has its team in place (there were a lot of people moving around the system after the library went back to a 7-day-a-week schedule back in July). We are proud to tell you that (barring absences) we can serve the public in:
  • English - 7 days per week
  • Spanish - 6 days per week (not Wednesday)
  • Vietnamese - 7 days per week
  • Cantonese - 7 days per week
  • Mandarin - 7 days per week

    CLICK TO READ MORE Library updates [Chinese Vegetable Farmers of Portland, Colors of the Jungle (Parrots!), E Books ]
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Reminder: all Multnomah County Libraries will be closed for repairs and system-wide staff training on Thursday, October 3rd.  You can still put things in the book drops, and all holds will be extended an extra day for pickup.
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Forgotten Portland History: Chinese Vegetable Farmers of Portland
For at least four decades, an extensive community of Chinese farmers lived in Goose Hollow (farming the steep slopes of the Tanner Creek Gulch), in Slabtown (farming the floodplains of Balch Creek, Johnson Creek and Guild's Lake) in Albina, Mt. Tabor and Sylvan. In this presentation from Portland historian Tracy J. Prince, you'll discover this intriguing chapter in Portland's history, told with rare photos of the Chinese farmers and their residences. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
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Colors of the Jungle - Meet the Oregon Bird Man and his parrots! Learn about the natural history of parrots and their behavior in captivity, responsible pet ownership, and why some parrots are now critically endangered. Tuesday October 8th, 4-5 p.m.
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Is This Thing On? Get help downloading e-books. Got an e-reader? Drop in for one-on-one help (but please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer). Sunday, October 13, 3:30-5 p.m.
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Your Holgate Library, at the corner of SE 79th and Holgate Blvd., open 7 days.

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