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Thanks To Our Media Partners: Oregon Public Broadcasting and Wells Fargo History Museum

We would like to thank our media partners for supporting our Used Book Sale! Take a moment to get to know them!

New this Year - Buy a Chinook Book from the Friends!

Not only do you get the benefit of using or gifting Chinook Book, proceeds from your purchase benefit Friends of the Library and help us support our treasured Multnomah County Library. 

Central’s Centennial Celebrations

Central Library is turning 100 on September and there have been lots of celebratory events leading up to it!

Online Book Sales

The Friends Online Book Sales division is one of the most exciting retail aspects of the organization because we can never predict what some of the treasures that patrons and members are willing to share!

Visit our online store and discover for yourself the treasures we have!

Read4Life

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids anymore!

Friends Annual Meeting 2013 Recap

The Friends Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, June 5th, in Central Library's US Bank Room.

Pageturners Book Titles for August

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this August. For more information about dates, times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners page.

Our Shiny, New District

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day. Au contraire, Mamas and Papas. Starting July 1, the library doors will be open on Mondays once again.

Friends Annual Meeting 2013

Please join us for the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting in the U.S. Bank Room at Central Library on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. This year’s featured speaker is John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin.

Pageturners Book Titles for July

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this July. For more information about dates, times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners page.

2013 Spring Used Book Sale Recap

The numbers are in for the 12th annual Friends of the Library Spring Used Book Sale, and those numbers are good.

Pageturners Book Titles for June

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this June. For more information about dates, times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners page.

Pageturners Book Titles for May

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this May. For more information about dates, times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners page

Thank You, Mr. Locklear

After fifteen years of dedicated volunteer service to the Friends of the Library, Alan Locklear “retired” this past November.

Get Involved This Spring – Volunteer!

Friends of the Library volunteers are always having fun and working together to support our library. There are so many ways to give your time and make a difference. Click in to see just a few ways you can make a volunteer impact this spring.

My MCL Proves That Change Can Be Good

After seven years, the Multnomah County Library has gotten a digital makeover.  Years in the making, this new version of the library website has many new functions, and a multi-tasking search bar that can find a book about careers and an interviewing skills workshop at the same time.

Pageturners Book Titles for April

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this April. For more information about times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners calendar.

Pageturners Book Titles for March

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? 

The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Here is a list of books being discussed at Pageturners groups this March. For more information about times and locations for this and upcoming months please visit the Multnomah County Library Pageturners calendar.

Pageturners Book Titles for February - Everybody Reads!

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  In February, most Pageturners groups participate in Everybody Reads, a county-wide event for people to connect around the same book. 

Multnomah County Library District Q & A

Shawn Cunningham, a policy advisor for the Multnomah County Library, spoke to the Friends of the Library board meeting on December 12, 2012. We had a chance to ask him a few questions about what the shiny, new district means for our libraries.

Pageturners Book Titles for January

Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read?  The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library.  Click in for a list of books that are being discussed in January.

Author Naseem Rakha Visits Pageturners

With so many titles already on my ever-growing “to-read” list, I've always been hesitant to pick up a book for a reading group.  But I do like meeting authors, so I got a copy of Naseem Rakha's The Crying Tree. And I’m so glad I did.

A Long Love Affair

This year the Friends of the Library are celebrating a major milestone.  For 40 years, the Friends have actively supported the Multnomah County Library. 

Levies Are Temporary, But Districts Are Forever

Library lovers should not hide their heads in a book during the November election season: Measure 26-143 is on the ballot and library supporters need to vote YES.

Annual Meeting Welcomes New & Old Friends written by Brandon Sanford

An Annual Meeting outside the norm: after hearing FOL President Craig Cedros and Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke speak, the Friends members got to speak their minds.

Give a Gift Membership or Donation

Support your library this holiday season by giving a Friends of the Mulnomah County library gift membership or making a gift donation.

Words of Appreciation

It is with great pleasure that I return, for a second term, as the President of the board of directors for the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. I promise that we will bring you even more events, improved book and store sales, and better support our Multnomah County Library!

Craig Cedros

Book Reviews As the Page Turns »

Something for Everybody

Five great book reviews. Find something for everybody!

MCL Offers Great Audiobooks

About a year ago I had an epiphany: I spend a significant amount of time alone in the car, commuting to and from work, and out and about for activities and errands. I’ve always had trouble reading fast enough to keep up with my interests, and I finally figured out that I could be making my drive time work for me by listening to audiobooks.  Eureka!

Authors Who Touch a Life

Everyone has favorite authors, and favorite books that impact them forever.  You can find some of the books that have impacted my life in our new online book store at amazon.com.

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