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Multnomah County Library

As Oregon's largest public library, Multnomah County Library serves nearly 20% of the state's population with a wide variety of programs and services.

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Kenton Street Fair attendee and library lover @debbiewooten56 is also a local #comedian . #pdxcomedy #kentonstreetfair
Celebrating #asianpacificheritagemonth at Holgate Library #taichifan #taichifandance
Did you ever wonder precisely where Portland's only world's fair was held? The Lewis and Clark Exposition, open from June to October 1905, was in northwest Portland, its entrance close to what is now NW 26th and NW Upshur Avenue as this map reveals. This is one of hundreds of related documents, reports, and photographs from the library's John Wilson Special Collection that have been recently digitized, this being a detail from a multi-page informational pamphlet on the Expo. #pdxhistory #portlandhistory gallery.multcolib.org
A Midland Library patron holds her Bike Lane Art Coloring Contest submission. Her art could be installed on a bike lane! Submissions are accepted through May 31 at all Multnomah County libraries. For more info, search "Bike to Books" on the library's website. #biketobooks #nationalbikemonth
In this October 1963 photo, a group of children pose for a photo on the sidewalk. The photo is part of a new and growing online collection called Our Story: Portland Through an African American Lens. In the first installment of Our Story, we explore the theme of building community: civic organizations, social clubs, churches, family and extended family. See the collection at multcolib.org. #pdxhistory #portlandhistory #africanamericanhistory Photo credit: City of Portland Archives
Sneak peak at the Albina Library renovations. The carpet was removed this morning and they've started laying carpet tiles. Painting starts next week. Albina is scheduled to re-open May 31.
On today's date in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted. Our Oregon Collection includes an 80-slide series of the eruption that you can view with a slide reader at Central Library. #FlashbackFriday #1980 #MtStHelens #volcano #eruption
Taking advantage of some gorgeous weather, the Shibori tie-dying class at Northwest Library uses the sun to dry their fabulous creations. #shibori #tiedye
New celestial models at Hollywood Library. #astronomynerd
Lincoln Beachey was a pioneer American aviator and famous barnstorming daredevil. At age 18 he made a series of balloon flights at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland's world's fair of 1905, including one where he crossed the Columbia River to deliver mail to Vancouver, Washington, setting a new duration record of almost two hours in flight. This photo, one of hundreds of materials from our library's John Wilson Special Collections presently being digitized, was taken at the Expo ten years before his death when his plane crashed into the San Francisco Bay at another world's fair, the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. #pdxhistory #portlandhistory #aviationhistory gallery.multcolib.org
Celebrating Mexico's Día de la Madre (May 10th) at Troutdale Library. #diadelamadre
In honor of National Bike Month, Carla gives a special bike-themed storytime at Midland Library. They're reading the delightful Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. #duckonabike #davidshannon #bikemonth
Hey kids! Got a story to tell? Make a book and maybe we’ll display it at the library, like we did for young Wolf here, proud author of Dino Smash. #kidauthors
The official name of Portland's 1905 world's fair was the "Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair" which reflected the fair's historical homage to the famous explorers 100 years earlier, and the push to Asia which was just beginning to open up to American trade and cultural exchange. There are many documents that relate to this in the library's John Wilson Special Collections, currently being digitized, including this season pass. #pdxhistory #portlandhistory gallery.multcolib.org
This is the AP Environmental Science class from Madison High. They've been meeting at Hollywood Library with their teacher on Sunday mornings lately to study for an upcoming exam. Their big test is on Thursday. #GoodLuck !
Look which local actor/celebrity dropped by Albina Library? It's the Oregon Lottery commercial guy Jeb with son William, making their regular after school stop! No jalapeno poppers here -- just books and movies (and fans). 😃
Vadhir makes a beautiful necklace for his mom at a Troutdale Library craft hour. #necklace #formom
Kids love creating things from scratch. Join us for #Lego fun, happening at most libraries each month: multcolib.org/events. #legos #legolove #legostagram
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