Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Fast forward two generations, and Nutaaq's great-great-granddaughter, Blessing, happens upon the blue bead when going through her grandmother's things. Blessing has just been sent to live with her grandmother, who she hardly knows, while her mother is in rehab. The bead becomes sort of a security item for Blessing, and her grandmother does not know she has it. As she comes to terms with some losses in her life, she also gains understanding of her Inupiaq Eskimo heritage.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The Library initiated the Food for Fines program last year to assist patrons and others hit hard by the recession. Library users donated 2,493 pounds of food while the Library waived nearly $1,000 in fines.
Here's what you need to know if you want to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity: Every two non-perishable food items donated will equal $1 in fines. A maximum of $10 per account may be waived with food donations, but patrons may contribute as many food items as they wish. The library will also accept cash donations to the food pantry (but these won't count against your library fines). Donated food will be used only toward payment of fines—not for damaged or lost items, or accounts that have been sent to collections.
Acceptable donations include:
- Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon etc.)
- Canned and box meals (chili, soup, macaroni and cheese etc.)
- Peanut butter
- Pasta, rice, cereal
- Canned fruits
- 100% fruit juice
It's important to remember that the Library will not accept unlabeled or rusty cans, homemade, perishable or open items.
If you've got any questions don't hesitate to call us at 503-684-6537 or log onto our main website at www.tigard-or.gov/library