We're a mysterious bunch over here at Tigard Public Library, but we don't keep secrets about how much we love mysteries and crime thrillers! Here are some of our staff favorites, with some clues about why we love them so much. We hope these tales add some color to what’s left of a summer that's ending too soon.
Ann-Marie Anderson is the adult services librarian at Tigard Public Library. She is lucky to select the general adult fiction books for the library’s collection. She works on programs, such as author talks, tech classes and craft workshops. She also connects patrons with information and resources when working at the reference desk, and schedules displays and exhibits.
The rave book reviews grabbed me with the comparisons to the novels of Louise Penny, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. I’m 100 pages in and so far the librarian heroine has stumbled upon the body of the president of the friends group in the brooding gothic library building (a former manor) and appears to be intelligent, dryly witty, very fashion conscious and has a tragic past. I’m on board.
Where is your favorite place to read?
Snuggled up in the easy chair in my living room with a goldendoodle next to me, getting her head scratched. It’s a very meditative ritual.
Who is your favorite detective?
Hmm, probably fictional amateur detective Ruth Galloway, who is actually a forensic archaeologist and an enjoyable misanthrope. She’s the star of a series by Elly Griffiths.
If you weren't a librarian, what would you do for a living?
Put on your walking shoes and explore the early development of Main Street. Download the map or visit the library to pick up a printed version. Learn about the entrepreneurs, their businesses and other events that helped shape downtown Tigard from a rural crossroads to a thriving commercial center.
It’s no mystery why the Tigard community loves Tigard Public Library! We have been busy since June 2020 providing services like curbside holds and "Your Personal Librarian" to provide high-quality services and materials, even at the height of the pandemic. With latest expansion of services on July 5, the library building is now open to the public seven days a week.
Make a reservation for our popular study rooms on our new online reservation system. Or stop by to browse our featured fiction, non-fiction and media.
We have a weekly drawing for local Tigard patrons. To enter, pick up your combo review/raffle tickets and turn them in over the summer. Winners will receive a $25 gift card to a local Tigard business.
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.
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