The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) will host a series of public talks on the topic of young children and technology during the last week of February.

Lisa Guernsey will present “Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World,” giving an overview of issues related to screen time in early childhood, along with advice on how to incorporate technology into a child’s life.

Guernsey also directs the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank located in Washington, D.C.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, will host Guernsey Thursday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m.

Grant workshop rescheduled for March

The Grant Writing for Success Workshop put on by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 18, due to the recent snowstorm.

The workshop, led by grant expert Gigi Rosenberg, will cover writing specifics, finding the right funders for certain groups and projects, and adapting proposals for different grantors.

Call 503-615-3485 to register. Registration is $25.

HART holding auditions for Cole Porter musical

HART Theatre is holding auditions for “Anything Goes,” a musical by Cole Porter about the high seas. Dancers and singers at least 16 years old are eligible.

There are two audition locations: HART Theatre 185 S.E. Washington St. and the NW Conservatory of Dance, 1055 N.E. 25th Ave. #G in Hillsboro.

Call Tony Bump at 310-729-5290 or Paul Roder at 503-372-9506 for more information. 

North Plains library hosting haiku contest

The North Plains Public Library is hosting a haiku contest for all ages.

Get ready for the movie releases of “Divergent” and the “Muppets Most Wanted.”

Enter a haiku about one of these movies and bring it to the library from March 1 to March 17. 

Multiple entries by the same author will be accepted.

Winners from each category — children, teen and adult — will receive two movie tickets to see a movie of their choice.

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