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The INDEPENDENT, April 4, 2012
Between the Bookends
By Susan Cackler, Library Assistant
Banks Public Library
The Friends of the Banks
Public Library are gearing up
for their Annual Plant, Book
and Art Sale. The sale will in-
clude local crafts and garden
art, in addition to a broad se-
lection of plants and used
books. The sale will be held at
Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park
on Friday, May 11, from 3:00
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Satur-
day, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This sale is
a perfect opportunity for last minute Mother’s Day
Plants are coming from local nurseries and garden-
ers, and will include vegetable starts, annuals, peren-
nials, planters, herbs and trees. The Friends always
strive to have some unusual varieties available. All are
offered at reasonable prices, and the Friends receive
a portion of all sales.
Books for all levels of readers will be offered for
sale, as well as some videos and other materials.
Items for sale will include private donations and with-
drawn library materials.
If you wish to donate plants or books for the sale,
please contact the Banks Public Library at 503-324-
Burnt-Ends Barbecue will be participating in the
sale again this year. Order forms will be available at
the library to preorder meals to pick up from 12 noon
to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Sliced beef brisket,
beef ribs, pork ribs and chicken will be available, along
with a selection of sides. Items can be ordered as a
meal or a la carte. Burnt Ends will also have BBQ
sandwiches and sides available for lunch on Saturday.
The Plant, Book and Art sale is a major fundraising
activity for the Friends of the Banks Public Library. The
Friends’ funds are used by the library to purchase
bestsellers and current titles, CDs, DVDs, equipment
and programs for the library throughout the year. The
Open Easter Sunday
7 am to 6 pm
N OW S ERVING !
Jim’s Famous Bar-B-Q
Fridays & Saturdays
Friends fund a weekly Story Time for preschool chil-
dren, a summer reading program for early readers
through teens, and provide books for the Banks Com-
After months of planning, a start date has been set
for the renovation of the Banks Public Library. Work
will begin April 16, and should take about six weeks to
complete. The first weeks of construction will cause
some disruption to normal library traffic, but the library
will remain open and the bulk of the collection will be
available for checkout. For the last weeks of construc-
tion, the library will close to allow for the most efficient
renovation. During the closure period, patrons are en-
couraged to have their holds sent to the next most
convenient library. For many, this will be Forest Grove.
North Plains and Hillsboro Main are also good options.
Patrons who don’t want to travel to another library
should make their holds inactive.
The renovation will result in an expansion of the li-
brary into the existing community room, and construc-
tion of a new lobby. This expansion will provide room
for our ever-expanding library collection, additional
seating for patrons to read or access library Wi-Fi with
their laptops, and increased staff work space.
The City of Banks is providing the funding for the
renovation portion of this two-phase project. The sec-
ond phase, construction of new space to allow for fu-
ture growth of the library and to reinstate a communi-
ty room for public meeting use, will be financed
through various funding sources, including grants and
donations. The Friends of the Library and a group of
interested citizens will spearhead the fundraising cam-
paign. To prepare for this effort, the Library Expansion
Team is undergoing training provided through a grant
from the Ford Family Foundations.
Washington County Cooperative Library Services is
hosting the 8th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling
Festival as part of National Library Week April 7-14.
Events are planned at most of the cooperative’s li-
braries. Banks Library is co-hosting an event on Sat-
urday, April 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pumpkin
Ridge Golf Club. This event will feature four different
storytellers and is free of charge.
Join us for craft night Wednesday, April
11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the communi-
s u r -
Enjoy some lively conversation while you work on your
favorite craft. Come and meet some new friends or
visit with old ones while using the library’s work space
and enjoying some light snacks. You may find knitters,
scrapbookers, quilters and maybe even a tatter or two.
If you would like to be on an e-mail reminder list for
craft night, call the library with your name and e-mail.
Craft night will be canceled if road conditions are bad.
Come to the library for story time on Wednesdays
and let your kids enjoy some great stories. Our read-
er, Miss Cathy, picks a few stories around a theme
each week and shares these stories with the children
in an entertaining, engaging way. Join us for
Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in
the community room of the library. Story Time is de-
signed for children aged three to six, but younger sib-
lings are welcome.
The themes for April are:
April 4 : Season of Bunnies and Chickens
April 11: Tummy Yummies
April 18: Hopping Mad
April 25: Web-footed Quackers
On the Shelf:
The Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robert-
son. When brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath chose
221B Baker Street as the location for their law office,
they did not expect that their new office space would
come with one huge stipulation – answering the letters
sent to Sherlock Holmes, the most famous resident of
that address. In this book, the second in the series,
Reggie is working on a new case involving one of Lon-
don’s Black Cab drivers who is accused of murdering
two American tourists. Meanwhile, the letters to Sher-
lock Holmes are piling up. There’s even one from
someone who claims to be a descendant of Professor
James Moriarty. These books are light-hearted and
The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. Tyler has
traditionally written novels that are an intimate look
into the lives of a few ordinary people. In this novel,
she explores the life of a middle-aged man whose wife
has died. From time to time, his dead wife reappears
to talk with him and he finds himself gradually healing
and moving on with his life.
Mushrooming Without Fear : The Beginner’s Guide
to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms by
Alexander Schwab. While many mushroom books try
to be comprehensive, this book instead focuses on
narrowing the field. The book opens with explaining
some simple mushroom-hunting rules which are em-
phasized throughout the text. It
then outlines how to identify a
few common edible mush-
TRASSEL S UTO EPAIR
rooms. The pictures and text
are a clear and concise intro-
duction to a complicated sub-
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The Just Bento Cookbook
A MERICAN & M ETRIC F ITTINGS
by Makiko Itoh. If you’ve been
B ULK O IL P RODUCTS
thinking about joining the ben-
276 S UNSET , B ANKS
to box trend for lunch, this is
the book to get you started.
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