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In the interest of public safety, Multnomah County Library must remove two stately American Elm trees in front of Central Library, at 801 SW 10th Ave. The City of Portland determined the trees to be “dying” and “dangerous” and ordered their removal after a winter weather event in January resulted in the failure of a primary limb on one of the trees.

PORTLAND, Ore. — July 28, 2016 — Next January, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2017, the library’s 15th annual community reading project, with Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 7, 2016 — Multnomah County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 17, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library.

What: Grand Opening for STEAM-focused addition to Rockwood Library

Who: United States Senator Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke, project partners, library patrons, community members.

When: 11 am, Saturday, April 2, 2016

Where: Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233

PORTLAND, Ore. — March 17, 2016 — Portland loves craft brewing, and now our library reflects that passion. Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents our culture, history and passion for beer in our community.

A Multnomah County Library card now delivers access to expanded electronic resources, including popular magazines, independent films and graphic novels.

PORTLAND, Ore. — September 15, 2015 — In January 2016, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2016, the library’s 14th annual community reading project, with Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans.

Library Writers Project seeks local authors’ submissions, will promote e-books and offer classes

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 10, 2015 — Multnomah County Library’s 2015 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 12, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library. The program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use.

Inventory reduction underway to prepare for HVAC project

PORTLAND, Ore. — May 27, 2015 — Summer’s around the corner and Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore has a can’t-miss sale to stock up for the beach, hammock or nightstand. Beginning June 8, take advantage of huge discounts on already-low prices to help prepare for a temporary closure.

Everybody Reads 2015, Multnomah County Library’s 13th annual community reading project has begun with the distribution of thousands of copies of The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson.
Multnomah County Library has received the highest rating possible — five stars — in Library Journal’s 2014 Index of Public Library Service, which identifies the top U.S. libraries each year.
On Sept. 15, the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission voted to approve a $300,000, three-year Community Access Capital grant for Multnomah County Library to begin creating a makerspace. The Library Foundation has committed to raise additional funding to make this makerspace possible for the Rockwood community.
In honor of its 150th anniversary, Multnomah County Library will host a free outdoor community celebration at Central Library on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will feature music, dance, tours and library programs for people of all ages.
In January, 2015, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2015, the library’s 13th annual community reading project, with Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years.
Multnomah County Library’s 2014 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 13, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library. The program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use.
United States Senator Ron Wyden will be presented with the Oregon Library Association’s 2014 Intellectual Freedom Champion of the Year Award. Following that, Senator Wyden will host a roundtable discussion on the subject of net neutrality with members of the local technology start-up community and public library leaders. Members of the media are invited to attend.
Draper is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards and a New York Times bestselling author
Multnomah County Library now offers easy-to-use translation tools for the library website at www.multcolib.org. The site now features content available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese.
Multnomah County Library has made a new streaming media service available to patrons. Through the Hoopla platform, library cardholders can access 125,000 music albums, movies and television shows.

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