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March 2017


Our wifi has been completely re-done! Now there is a nice, strong signal throughout the whole library. We are also working on expanding it for our front lawn area. Come on down and try it out! 
We need donated kids and teen books! The items that you donate will first be evaluated for addition to the collection; those that don't make the cut will be given to The Friends & Foundation of the Camas Library for their Used Book Sale. Just drop your donations off that at the library's service desk. Thank you! 
The Camas-Washougal Post-Record had a lovely article about our library recently. Check it out!



Many of our programs are generously sponored in part by

The Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library (FFCL).

Read to the Dog: Would you like to read to Cooper? He is a Certified Therapy Dog, and each reading session will be 15 minutes long. For more information or to sign up, inquire in the library or call 360-834-4692. Cooper will be here every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. First come first served. Advance sign up required.
Fraud Watch Network: Safeguard yourself and your information. Learn how to protect yourself, your identity, and everything you have built. Presented by Jim Perkins, and brought to you by the AARP. Wednesday March 1st at 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party: Crafts, fun, and cake! For pre-K through 2nd grade. Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 p.m.
Craft-o-Rama: "Felt Birds" Feel ready for spring? Let these felt birds encourage you to hang in there for a few more weeks. This project will be simple: cutting, easy sewing, and stuffing. Sign up at the library or call at 360.834.4692. Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Attention Sci Fi Fans! Playing at the Camas Public Library: Soylent Green. For adults 18+ ONLY. Upstairs in Meeting Room A. Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Make Me! Craft for Teens and Tweens: "Embellished felt envelopes" This project is a simple lined felt pocket. Use it to store small treasures or as a unique gift wrap. Learn beginning sewing skills and take home a cute project. Tuesday, March 7th at 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come any time!
Beauty & the Beast Fete: Come celebrate the release of the new live-action movie! All ages welcome. Crafts, snacks, and more. 2:00-3:30 learn ballroom dance with Dayley Dance Academy, 2:30-3:30 meet Belle! Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monthly Board Game Night: Get your game on! Play board games with others: we will provide the games, or bring your own. Friday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. Adults 18 and older only, please. 
How to live Longer and Stronger in Your Community: Saturday, March 18th at 10:30 a.m. Part of the “Free Aging Classes” series.  
Club K3: (NEW!) For grades K-3. Once a month during the school year we’ll have a fun activity! Maybe it’s crafts, maybe it’s a game, maybe it’s building something… come in and find out! Parents, please stay with your child. The fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m.; March 22nd.
Book to Art Club: Do you visualize while you read, and sometimes act on those visualizations by creating art? The Book to Art Club is just the group for you! Every two months we’ll read a book, make some art, then come together to discuss both. Our title for the March meeting will be The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. For your art project, pick a theme from the book and run with it. Summer camp could inspire you with camping images and traditional summer camp projects. Or go totally urban with a glittering skyline. And, if you’re up to it, a cartoon/animation project could be fun! Sign-up is required - call 360-834-4692. For adults only. Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. 
The “Science of Life” and What It Tells Us About Aging: Saturday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. Part of the “Free Aging Classes” series. 
Suffer from Allergies? Join us as we learn all about allergies from Dr. Brooke Beck. Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m.
Pokemon Club: Kids, come trade and share your Pokemon interests! This program is a community/library partnership. Every second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 
The Lego Club: A gathering for Lego lovers of all ages. A new "Librarian’s Challenge" every month, free play, and thousands of Lego bricks and minifigs. No sign-up is required. Every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 


Songs, rhymes, dancing, fingerplays, and books

Baby Storytime: for ages infant or 1. 20 minutes. Thursdays at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime: for ages 2 or 3. 30 minutes. Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Craft day is Wednesday, March 15th.

Preschool Storytime: for ages 4 or 5. 30 minutes. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Bring something for show-and-tell! Craft day is Friday, March 10th.

All Ages Storytime: located upstairs. 30 minutes. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.

All Ages Yoga Storytime: For kids, located upstairs. 30 minutes. Tuesdays at 10:30. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; no experience necessary

ASL Storytime: for infants through age two. 20 minutes. Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Russian Storytime: for infants through age 5. Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Portuguese Storytime: the second Saturday of the month 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Page Turner Book Discussion Group:For 4th grade and up, and their parents. How it works: Sign out a special copy of the book before the meeting. You both read the book. You both come to the meeting, and then keep your copy of the book for good, free! You also get snacks and do an activity! The next meeting will discuss Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers on Monday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m. 
Teen Read Cafe: for 7th-12th grade students. How it works: Sign out a special copy of the book before the meeting. You read the book. You come to the meeting, and then keep your copy of the book for good, free! You also get snacks and do an activity! The next meeting will discuss Unwind by Neal Shusterman on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m.
No 2 Readers Read the Same Book: For adults. Read A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. Pick up your copy for the following month at the meeting, or at the library's service desk after the group meets.
Mystery and Mayhem Book Discussion Group: For adults. Read Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 p.mPick up your copy for the following month at the meeting, or at the library's service desk after the group meets.


Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

NEW! The Western fiction books now have their own area -- no more searching our shelves. Also, the "browser paperbacks" are now on the honor system; no need to check them out, just bring them back when you are done.


Watercolors with an industrial edge by Skip Enge. The art will be unveiled at a First Friday reception on March 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.


Oscar Award Winning books, "That's What She Said": Celebrating Women's History, Youth Art, Books About People Who Write, Art Fiction, and more!

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