The Goldendale Library isn’t quite ready to reopen, but it has a lot going on online. Following are some of its current virtual events. You can sign up through the FVRL calendar at https://fvrl.librarymarket.com to ensure your attendance.

Craft ’n’ Chat Wednesdays (recurring)

Wednesday, 3/31, 10:00am - 11:00am

For: Teens and adults

Solo crafting got you down? Drop in weekly for our no-stakes craft sessions! Meetings are informal, and we welcome all projects and skill levels. This is a safe and inclusive space intended for creating and connecting (at a safe distance). This is a social group, not an instructional class.

Kids Book Group: Read-Aloud Crowd (recurring)

Wednesday, 3/31, 3:00pm-4:00pm

For: 8-11 years old

Do you like listening to stories? Did you know that listening to books helps build your vocabulary and comprehension? Join other 8-11 year olds to listen to and discuss a fun book.

English Conversation Circle (recurring)

Thursday April 1, 10:30am - noon

For: Adults

Practice speaking English in a group setting, led by a native-speaking volunteer.

Spanish Conversation Circle: Intermediate (recurring)

Thursday, 4/1, 6:00pm-8:00pm

For: Adults

¿Habla español? Practice speaking Spanish in a group setting, led by a Spanish-speaking volunteer. Practice your Spanish-speaking skills with other adults. We help each other learn.

First Thursday Book Group (recurring)

Thursday, 4/1, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For: Adults

When registering, tell us which branch library you use and we'll send a copy of the book there for you to pick up. You will get a phone call when it is ready for you. This month the group will be reading The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller.

Craft ’n’ Chat Fridays (recurring)

Friday, 4/2, 4:00pm- 5:00pm

For: Teens and adults

Solo crafting got you down? Drop in weekly for our no-stakes craft sessions! Meetings are informal, and we welcome all projects and skill levels. This is a safe and inclusive space intended for creating and connecting (at a safe distance). This is a social group--not an instructional class.

Nature Lovers Book Group (recurring)

Friday, 4/3, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

For: Adults

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a lively discussion focused on books about nature. This month we will be discussing Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores

Spanish Conversation Circle: Intermediate (recurring) 

Saturday, 4/3, 11:00am - 12:30pm

For: Adults

Practice your Spanish-speaking skills with other adults. We help each other learn!  Join our facilitated group for intermediate-level Spanish speakers.

Jackbox Games (recurring)

Saturday, 4/3, 3:30pm-5:00pm

For: Teens

We're playing Jackbox games! Come join us for an afternoon of trivia, funny quips, t-shirt design, robot raps, and other silliness. Don't want to be in the spotlight? Play along as the anonymous audience and use your influence to sway the outcome.

Teen Music Club (recurring)

Monday, 4/5, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

For: Teens

Join us monthly online as we discuss new artists, genres, albums and old favorites. Meet new friends and share what you are listening to. For grades 6-12.

Sometimes Heroes: America’s Changing Relationship with Its Veterans  

Monday, 4/5, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

For: Adults

“Support our troops” is a common phrase, seen on lawn signs and bumper stickers across America. Veterans are welcomed home by enthusiastic crowds, and thousands of service organizations help veterans find jobs, secure housing, and heal from the experience of war.

But it wasn’t always this way. Veterans returning from Vietnam were often greeted by mobs accusing them of being “baby killers.” Veterans from Korea felt their war was forgotten and unknown. And veterans from World War I, destitute during the Great Depression, were treated like criminals by their government.

Why and how has America’s treatment of its veterans changed over time? How have the country’s citizens responded to the call of duty from one war to the next? This presentation examines America’s relationship to wars and veterans over the last century, and what shapes our current national consciousness towards veterans and the wars they fight in our name.

**Contains mature themes**

Jeb Wyman has been a faculty member for over twenty years at Seattle Central College. He has interviewed over seventy veterans for a collection of first-person accounts, What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers. He is the academic director of the Clemente Course for Veterans at Antioch University, a program for veterans who study history, philosophy, art, and literature.

YA For the Olds: Book Group (recurring)

Tuesday, 4/6, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

For: Adults

Do you love a great teenage drama but are no longer, ahem, a teen? Then this book club is for you. Introducing YA for the Olds. Join us online the first Tuesday night of the month as we discuss some great YA titles. In April, we will be discussing Dry by Neal Shusterman.

First Wednesday Morning Book Group

Wednesday, 4/7, 9:00am - 10:00am

For: Adults

Join us for a lively discussion about this month's title. All are welcome. This month we will be discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Sensory Storytime (recurring)

Saturday, April 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Join us for a lively discussion about this month's title. All are welcome. This month we will be discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles. View a new video at 10:00am every second Saturday of the month.