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Events & Announcements
Calendar 2017
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workshop and learn how to prevent lead exposure in your
home. Great for households that have or expect children — es-
pecially those living in homes built before 1978. Qualified par-
ticipants will receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies at
the end of the workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., 5329 NE Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
WEATHERIZATION WORKSHOP: attend this free workshop and
learn how to stop drafts in your home, especially around doors
and windows. Learn how to save energy and increase comfort. 1
p.m. – 3 p.m., Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave.
day night of each month everyone gets in free to the Portland
Children’s Museum. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., 4015 SW Canyon Rd.
FOREST THEREPY WORKSHOP: What will you notice when you re-
lax your mind and connect with nature? This meditative and re-
laxing experience is hosted entirely outdoors, rain or shine. We
will engage in about a half mile of slow walking, and non-vig-
orous activity. This is a free event. Pre-registration is required,
please call (360) 382-0936, ext. 224. 10 a.m. – noon, Columbia
Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver.
Who should attend this free class? Individuals who provide care
for an aging family member or loved one, as well as those that
work in professional caregiver settings. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Prov-
idence St. Vincent Medical Center, Souther Rooms, 9205 SW
Barnes Rd.
BOOKAPALOOZA 18: Bookapalooza ’18 will feature books for kids
and adults in a wide variety of genres. Books will be bargained
price at $1 for most hardbacks and paperbacks. There will also
be DVDs and CDs for $1. Hours all three days are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fort Vancouver Regional Library, District Operations Center,
1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
Seattle Metro
ART WALK: Head to historic Pioneer Square for the January Dirt
See Community Calendar on page 5
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Ballots Mailed for Jan. 23 Election
The U.S. Postal Service began mailing ballots Jan. 3 for the Jan. 23 Special Election. Multnomah County voters who do not receive a
ballot by Jan. 11 should call the county elections office at (503) 988-3720. Voted ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Jan. 23. A voted
ballot can be sent to the elections office with one first-class stamp or by dropping it off at any official ballot drop site in Oregon. Official
ballot drop sites include all Multnomah County Library locations and eight 24-hour official drop sites. To find the nearest official ballot
drop site, go online to
Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather. For more information about
the Jan. 23 Special Election, please visit
Portland News Briefs
FVRL District Now Offers Kanopy
Streaming Service
Vancouver Re-
gional Library
ringing in 2018
Kanopy, a free
film streaming
service offer-
ing more than
30,000 foreign-language films, indies, documenta-
ries, instructional videos from The Great Courses,
classics and more.
FVRL has 18 branches, all now offering Kanopy.
Kanopy is available to Fort Vancouver Regional Li-
brary cardholders on any device with access to the
internet via or by
downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Ap-
pleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Kanopy also provides
captions and transcripts and JAWS screen readers
for those with visual and/or hearing difficulties.
Some key titles include Sundance Film Festival
winner, Mother of George, the Oscar nominated doc-
umentary, I am Not Your Negro, rare films like Fran-
cis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13, A Girl Walks Home
Alone at Night, and Two Days in Paris, and recent
film festival favorites Dior and I, Bad Rap, Hunt for
the Wilderpeople, Reset and I Am Another You.
Kanopy is now available in major cities like Seattle,
Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Co-
lumbus, Austin, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Fran-
cisco, Philadelphia and Phoenix in offering Kanopy
to its users. Through a partnership with more than
4,000 libraries around the world, more than 5 million
Kanopy users can stream movies and documentaries
from award-winning filmmakers, see film-festival
picks, and experience the best in independent and
classic film, world cinema, and critical favorites.
The San Francisco based Kanopy was founded in
2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool
for 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide, and is
now available to public library systems around the
globe. The library expansion began in early 2016 and
Kanopy is now available in more than 200 library
systems and over 1200 individual public library loca-
tions across the US.
Vancouver City Council Seeks
Applications for Vacant Council Seat
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The Vancouver City Council is seeking applicants
to fill the vacant Council Seat 1. Council Seat 1 will
be vacant as of Jan. 1, 2018, due to the conclusion of
Councilmember Jack Burkman’s term and the inabil-
ity of the elected candidate to quality for office (Scott
Campbell, who won the Council Seat 1 position in the
Nov. 2017 election, passed away before the election).
The council appointee will only hold office until
the November 2018 general election and, if interested
and qualified, could run for election then (applicant
must have been a resident of the city of Vancouver for
two continuous years prior to Nov. 6, 2018, in order to
run for office).
Application forms can be found at www.cityofvan- or picked up at the visitor
check-in desk in the lobby at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.).
Applicants must hold no other public office or em-
ployment under the Vancouver city government,
have lived within the Vancouver city limits for 30
days prior to appointment, and be a qualified elec-
tor (over 18, a citizen of the U.S., and have no felony
conviction, unless a certificate of discharge has been
Oregon College Savings Plan Giving
Babies $25
New and expecting parents have another reason to
celebrate this New Year’s Day: Their babies can get a
jumpstart on saving for college through the Oregon
College Savings Plan’s $25 Baby Grad incentive pro-
Starting Jan. 1, when
an account is opened for
a child before their first
birthday, $25 is auto-
matically contributed to
the account within three
Since the program
launches New Year’s Day,
children born after Jan. 1, 2017 qualify. Anyone can
open the account, but only the first account to list the
child as the beneficiary will receive the incentive.
The program is meant to help new parents see the
benefit of saving for college as early as possible. The
sooner parents start saving, the longer their money
has the opportunity to grow.
To celebrate the launch of the program, the Oregon
College Savings Plan is giving an additional $529 to
the first baby born at Salem Hospital in 2018. Salem
Health is partnering with the plan to get information
out to their families about the benefits of saving for
For the past three years, the Oregon College Savings
Plan ran the Baby Grad program as a three-month pi-
lot. More than 2,300 accounts were opened and $11.7
million saved since 2015. Every dollar spent on the
incentive resulted in $200 being saved by families for
Money saved in the Oregon College Savings Plan is
invested and grows tax-free. It can be used to pay for
tuition, books, room and board, fees and other educa-
See Briefs on page 5