Classes & Lectures

ShakespeareThrough the classes and seminars held at the library, you can:
  • Appreciate the genius of Shakespeare
  • Discover the hidden depths of film making
  • Feel the pulse of the inspired poet
  • Take a guided tour through literature, film, and history
  • Trace the development of the short story
  • View history in a whole new light
Each quarter, the library offers six to eight week seminars on a variety of literary topics. These affordable classes are always insightful, but casual, and are taught by seasoned and knowledgeable teachers.

Call the library at 503-682-2744 to reserve your spot. 

Fall 2017

The Marriage of Art & Fiction: Part 2

N. Rubel
How happy of a marriage can art and fiction have? We’ll study three novels centering on either art or an artist and their work: The Goldfinch, The Muralist, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

Fine Arts and literature come alive through lively conversation and visuals. The artwork as well as the novel will discussed. New students are welcome!

*NOTE: Please read The Goldfinch before the first class. Participants may want to get an early start on this lengthy novel.

 Ages: High School through Adult
Date: Wednesdays, 10/18 - 12/13 (no class 11/22)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: $40 for class series

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Wilsonville Public Library offers free classes in reading and writing English as a Second Language (ESL).  Classes will be held at the library every Saturday at 11 AM, beginning November 4th, 2017 (note: Saturday, November 11th is a holiday). Classes will be taught by Jose Solis, a native Spanish speaker, who is fluent in English.

Native speakers of all languages and all levels of English competency are welcome to join the class and practice vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking. There is no charge for these classes.

For more information, please call the library at 503-682-2744, or Mr. Solis (English/Spanish) at 503-764-9385.


La Biblioteca Pública de Wilsonville ofrece clases gratuitas de lectura y escritura de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL). Las clases se llevarán a cabo en la biblioteca todos los sábados a las 11 a. M., Comenzando el 4 de noviembre (nota: el sábado, 11 de noviembre es feriado). Las clases serán impartidas por José Solís, un hablante nativo de español, que domina el inglés.

Los hablantes nativos de todos los idiomas y todos los niveles de competencia en inglés son bienvenidos a unirse a la clase y practicar el vocabulario, la lectura, la escritura y el habla. No hay ningún cargo por estas clases.

Para obtener más información, llame a la biblioteca al 503-682-2744, o al Sr. Solis (inglés / español) al 503-764-9385.

Ages: High School through Adult
Date: Saturdays, 11/04 - 12/30 (no class 11/11)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)
Location: Phila Simmons Room
Fee: No charge