Mall Library Connection

Creature Feature at the Mall

Prepare yourself for an amazing reptile adventure from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Mall Library Connection. Hear a gecko bark. See a cobra hood. Pet a snake (but maybe not a cobra). Learn about these and other incredible scaly, slithery, cold-blooded creatures—and touch or hold a few of them, if you’re brave enough!

The Mall Library Connection is located inside Vancouver Mall, downstairs near JCPenney, in Suite 285. This program is absolutely free and all ages are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary—just bring yourselves and your curiosity! For more information, call The Mall Library Connection at 360-906-5000 or visit http://www.fvrl.org/loc/tm. You can also keep up to date with new activities at The Mall Library Connection by following them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VanMallLibraryConnection/. Vancouver Mall is located at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver.

Mason Bee Basics

There’s a lot of buzz about mason bees these days, and for good reason: these friendly, solitary little workers are master pollinators and a friend to any garden. At this free workshop—”Mason Bee Basics: More Buzzzz for Your Backyard”—Master Gardener and mason bee expert Billie Bevers will teach you what you need to know to make your garden attractive to mason bees, including what to plant and what kind of “bee houses” mason bees like best. (Maybe you’ve seen them in gardens or stores: collections of little tubes where the bees can comfortably nest.) It may still be winter, but it’s not too early to prepare your yard to be more productive than ever with a little help from the bees.

The workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18, at The Mall Library Connection, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Dr., Suite 285, near J.C. Penney. No registration is required. For more information, call The Mall Library Connection at 360-906-5000 or visit The Mall Library Connection’s Facebook page.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Editor’s note: Just got word from the library that this event has been canceled due to snowy/icy roads.

The Mall Library Connection invites you to a New Year celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14! No, not the regular ol’ 2017 new year, but the Lunar New Year—the Year of the Rooster—which will officially begin on Saturday, Jan. 28. This event is great for kids of all ages—plus grown-ups and older adults! There will be a traditional Chinese dancing and a spectacular martial arts demonstration with the Lion Dancers, in the indoor courtyard in front of JC Penney. There will be also be cultural activities, crafts, music, and a brief glimpse into Chinese astrology and what a Rooster year could mean for you.

The celebration is free and no registration is necessary. The Mall Library Connection  is located at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285. To learn more, visit http://www.fvrl.org/loc/tm or follow The Mall Library Connection on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VanMallLibraryConnection/.

K9 Show at the Mall Library Connection

The Mall Library Connection has gone to the dogs…well, one dog in particular, and that’s K9 police dog Enzo and his partner, Officer Brian Viles. The pair will be at the Westfield Vancouver Mall from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, for a special show hosted by the FVRL Vancouver Mall branch.

You’ll meet Officer Viles and Enzo, learn about their close relationship, and discover how police officers use K9 dogs to better serve and protect you. This show is very, very popular with kids—and the best thing is, it’s free and no registration is required. Just come to the JC Penney Court a little before 3 p.m. and get a good spot for the demonstration.

For more information, call the Mall Library Connection at 360-906-5000 or visit its Facebook page.

K9 Show at the Mall

DgAYiavUG-LF4byooPA7bXVVThe Mall Library Connection has gone to the dogs…well, one dog in particular, and that’s K9 police dog Enzo and his partner, Officer Brian Viles. The pair will be at the Westfield Vancouver Mall from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, for a special show hosted by the FVRL Vancouver Mall branch.

You’ll meet Officer Viles and Enzo, learn about their close relationship, and discover how police officers use K9 dogs to better serve and protect you. This show is very, very popular with kids—and the best thing is, it’s free and no registration is required. Just come to the JC Penney Court a little before 3 p.m. and get a good spot for the demonstration.

For more information, call the Mall Library Connection at 360-906-5000 or visit its Facebook page.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

Celebrate the newly-begun Year of the Horse with a Gung Hay Fat Choy ("Wishing You Prosperity") celebration. This Westfield Shoppingtown mall branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library network is partnering with the Portland Arts & Cultural Center and the Lee Association Lion Dance Team to bring us a live performance of traditional Chinese music and dance, including the much-loved Lion Dance. The performance will be held in the J.C. Penney Court.

Lions at the Library

Mark the newly-begun Year of the Horse with a Gung Hay Fat Choy ("Wishing You Prosperity") celebration at The Mall Library Connection, on the second floor of Westfield Shoppingtown at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285. This branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library network is partnering with the Portland Arts & Cultural Center and the Lee Association Lion Dance Team to bring us a live performance of traditional Chinese music and dance, including the much-loved Lion Dance.

The celebration—perfect for children and families—will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. There is no charge. The performance will be held in the courtyard area directly in front of J.C. Penney.

While you're at the Mall Library Connection, you'll want to browse through its many volumes—and if you can't find what you're looking for, never fear! Just about any book you want can be ordered through the FVRL system; just show them your library card. For more information about this branch, visit the Library Connection's Facebook page.