Satellite Book Drop Initiative:
The Foundation and Pacific West Bank unveil the new book drop box in the Willamette neighborhood.
On Friday, January 27, the West Linn community proudly unveiled a new book drop box in the Willamette neighborhood, right in front of the Pacific West Bank in the Willamette Marketplace Shopping Center. Thanks to the West Linn Library Foundation and Pacific West Bank, library patrons who live in or travel in that part of the City have yet another convenient option for returning library items.
A ribbon cutting ceremony commemorated the official unveiling of the book drop. Library Foundation members, Pacific West Bank officers, and the Library Director along side library staff and members of the City Council were among those in attendance at the event. Two avid young library users, Eva and Owen Lee, and Councilor Cummings, made the inaugural book returns for the crowd.
This book drop is the second remote book drop in West Linn. The first is located just outside of the Adult Community Center on Rosemont Road.
April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Misinformation and Political Propaganda:
An Interactive Media Workshop
in the Facebook Era
What can we do as citizens to ensure that the information we receive from our social networking and other potentially politicized sources is, in fact, true?
On April 30, the Library and Foundation proudly sponsored an event that addressed just this question.
Donna Cohen, a former teacher with a masters in library science, led her acclaimed interactive community workshop: Misinformation and Political Propaganda. This non-partisan workshop helped participants become better fact checkers in our increasingly heated political climate: a critical skill in an era when the majority of Americans access their news from social media feeds, which may be riddled with half-truths, spin and flat out fiction. Using real world examples, Cohen taught participants to distinguish truth from fiction with critical thinking strategies. Click here for The Oregonian's review of Cohen's workshop.
Latest Satellite Book Drop To Be Unveiled in the Robinwood Neighborhood on Thursday, June 22!
Thanks to the Library Foundation and our partner, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, returning library materials just got even easier!
Please join us at 11am on June 22 for the official unveiling of the third satellite book drop box. This one is located at the Park and Ride Lot at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 19200 Willamette Drive (Route 43). There will be an official ribbon cutting, along with an appearance by the Library's very own canine mascot, Otto. Come join the fun, meet Otto, collect official Otto trading chips and enjoy a frosty "Otto" treat on us!
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