The library will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President's Day. You can always return items to the outside book return when the library is closed.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
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.|
|Used Book Sale! Thousands of gently used books for all ages at great prices! Friday February 3rd 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday February 4th 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday February 5th noon - 4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Camas Public Library.|
|Hearts! A Craft for Teens: Join us in the Teen Room for some crafting action! We will be making valentines. Tuesday, February 7th at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Come any time!|
|Teen Overnight Movie Marathon Lock-In: For grades 7 - 12 only. Sign up REQUIRED at the Camas Public Library; call 360-834-4692. Turn in permission slip to the Camas Public Library by Tuesday, February 7th. Teens must stay for the whole event. Vote for and watch movies all night long! Activities between movies include: trivia games with prizes and a tour of the basement at midnight. We will have a ratio of 5:1 teen to adult chaperones. Donuts and juice will be provided for breakfast. Begins: Friday, February 10th at 5 p.m. (sharp), Ends: Saturday, February 11th at 8 a.m.|
|Maintaining Your Balance and Flexibility as You Age: Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 a.m. Part of the “Free Aging Classes” series.|
|Craft-o-Rama: "Heart on a Pedastal" A Retro Café Art kit will be the start-off point for making these free-standing valentines. Decorate them for your sweetie (or yourself!). Sign up by calling 360-817-7206. Saturday, February 11th at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.|
|Living in your home for as long as you can: Presented by Villages Clark County. Saturday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. Part of the “Free Aging Classes” series.|
|A Book Swap for Adults! Trade your used books, CDs or DVDs with others; take as many items as you bring! Saturday, February 18th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (come any time).|
|Fiber to Fabric: Stop by and watch while the Vancouver Handspinners demonstrate fiber preparation from India, South America, Russia, and Eastern Europe. They will be spinning cotton , silk (and possibly flax) in addition to wool. Watch the process from beginning to end, as they turn the fiber into fabric. Great for all ages. Saturday, February 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come any time!|
ONGOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
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, February 8th.
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, February 10th.
All Ages Storytime: located upstairs. 30 minutes. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
All Ages Yoga Storytime: NEW! For kids, located upstairs. 30 minutes. Tuesdays at 10:30. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; no experience necessary
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 Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett on Monday, February 13th at 6:30 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.|
|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.|
|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 Dodger by Terry Pratchett on Tuesday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.|
|No 2 Readers Read the Same Book: Read Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m. Pick up a free copy of the book at the library's service desk, or bring your own.|
|Mystery and Mayhem Book Discussion Group: Read Dreaming Spies by Laurie King, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00 p.m. Pick up a free copy of the book at the library's service desk, or bring your own.|
|Monthly Game Night: Get your game on! Play board games with others: we will provide the games, or bring your own. Friday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. Adults 18 and older only, please.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
SECOND STORY GALLERY: 3 Print Methods x 3 Artist Voices
Art by students from Camas High School's Integrated Arts and Academics (IAA) program. The colorful prints will be unveiled at a First Friday reception February 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the students in attendance, and live music provided by CHS students as well. The exhibit is open during regular library hours until February 25th.
Have you tried out Lend a Friend yet?
How does it work? Find the binders in the children's room. Take one home with you, or on vacation. Draw a picture or paste a photo of you and your friend together, and write about what you did. Return the binder to the Camas Library so others can see what your adventures were! Friends available are: Bad Kitty, Bunnicula, Captain Underpants, Clifford, Curious George, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Don’t Let the Pigeon…, Elephant and Piggie, Fancy Nancy, Fly Guy, Frog and Toad, Geronimo Stilton, Thing 1 and Thing 2, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Magic Tree House, Paddington Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where the Wild Things Are, Where’s Waldo, and Willy Wonka. If you don’t see the binder you want on the shelf, place a hold on it!
ON DISPLAY IN THE LIBRARY
Romance for Those Who Despise Romance, Fiction About U.S. Presidents, and more!