recently finished watching the original Star Trek and Star Trek, the
Next Generation series and I have been researching many of the writers
and actors involved in creating them. I think George Takei is a
riveting speaker. I love graphic memoirs and learning about history by
What do you think of it so far?
thought knew about the history of Japanese internment in the United
States but I am learning a lot. The illustrations do a great job of
pairing the emotions and the gravity of the experiences with the text. I
like how the artist was able to capture the innocence of the kids and
the emotion of the adults. The story is conveyed beautifully through the
Why do you think this is a great way to learn about history?
of my history education centered on memorizing facts. My experience has
shown me that a lot of what I learned as true is actually subjective.
Who said it? Who is the authority on the topic? Reading a personal
account of historical events feels as close to the truth as possible.
Where is your favorite place to read?
The perfect reading chair – a high back, textured wool armchair that’s just deep enough to sit in cross-legged with one cat.
The West Slope Community Library Book Group will dive into history on September 1 when they discuss Eleanor, the New York Times bestselling biography of Eleanor Roosevelt by David Michaelis.
Booklist Reviews notes that “Michaelis
meticulously chronicles Eleanor Roosevelt's failings and triumphs within the
gripping context of her overt and covert advocacy on behalf of the
overlooked and the oppressed during the Great Depression, both world
wars, the Cold War, and the civil rights movement.” Register online to receive the Zoom link by email prior to the event.
The recent remodel is just one chapter in West Slope's history. To see some historical photos and read a bit about the history of West Slope Community Library and the remodel you can view West Slope 2021. If you haven't seen our newly remodeled library, come visit!
It’s not too late to sign up for summer reading at West Slope Community Library and share your personal reading goal for the summer! Are you a reading role model? Share with us what you are doing this summer to inspire reading and come into the library to get your "Reading Role Model" button.
Follow WCCLS on social media for a chance to win free goodies. Weekly prizes include a WCCLS tote bag and other swag. Every week you enter is another chance to win a Powell's gift card or Kindle at the end of summer. Watch for the giveaway post each week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enter by commenting with your answer and #WCCLSSocialSummer. Read more about rules and eligibility.
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE Lincoln St., MS 58, Hillsboro OR 97124 United States
You received this email because you subscribed to our mailing list.