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Free movies will be shown at Heritage Park on Fridays in August and September.

COURTESY PHOTO: JEFF WEISS, SCAPPOOSE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT - Kids and adults gather for a movie in Heritage Park in 2018. The summer event took place again in 2019, but didn't happen in 2020.After a year-long hiatus, the Scappoose Public Library is again hosting movies in the park this summer.

The library will present free movies at Heritage Park on Friday nights through the beginning of September. Local service organizations will have refreshments for sale, according to library director Jeff Weiss. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start after sunset.

The first movie, presented Aug. 6, will be "Raiders of the Lost Ark," starring Harrison Ford.

Movies will play both nights of the Scappoose Centennial celebration. On Friday, Aug. 13, attendees can belt out "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning" and other classic songs during a "Grease" sing-a-long. On Saturday, Aug. 14, attendees will watch "Raya and the Last Dragon."

The 2007 musical "Hairspray" will play the following week, on Aug. 20. "Toy Story 4" will show Aug. 27. On Sept. 3, visitors will watch the vampire-filled teen-romance "Twilight." Two weeks later, on Sept. 18, "Hidden Figures" will be shown as part of the library's Columbia County Reads 2021 program. Libraries throughout Columbia County are encouraging residents to read "Hidden Figures" (with versions in three different reading levels). The book describes the history of three Black women who worked at NASA.


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