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The Forest Grove City Library is hosting an event to celebrate the community and its history.

PMG PHOTO: GABBY URENDA - Outside of the Forest Grove City Library on, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

The Forest Grove City Library is celebrating a big birthday this weekend.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, the library will host a 110-year celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Grove Library, at 2114 Pacific Ave.

The family-friendly party will include live music from a local barbershop quartet and early-1900s-style shortbread and Oreo cookies provided by Slow Rise Bakehouse. Organizers are also excited to feature childhood games such as marbles, pick-up sticks and jacks.

PMG PHOTO: GABBY URENDA - A wall describing the '110 things' people in the community love about the Forest Grove City Library.

"And (we're) going to be here showing kids how to print and make their own bookmarks," said library director Colleen Winters.

Founded in 1909, the Forest Grove Library is the oldest in Washington County, Winters said.

An actor impersonating Adeline Rogers, the woman who originally donated the property to the city to build the library, will also be in attendance.

"We're hoping families will come," Winters said. "We hope that there's something here for everybody to enjoy."

For more information about this event, contact the Forest Grove City Library at 503-992-3247 or visit

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