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Tool Library sale

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DIY projects and bargain hunting go hand in hand! Don’t miss NPTL’s Annual Tool Sale, where you’ll find screaming deals on great gently used tools, and have the chance to mingle with community members. We hope to see you there! 
Cash or check only, please!
When: 10am to noon on Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Historic Kenton Fire House 2209 N Schofield


Local Tool Library

April 2018 Spring
Workshop and Volunteer Opportunities
We have another wonderful FREE workshop on April 17th and a couple opportunities to volunteer for the tool library.
Lead Safe Home Projects Workshop 
Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Kenton Firehouse
Main Floor
Before scraping, sanding, or remodeling any painted surface in pre-1978 housing, check out this class! It's great for people who want to do a small project that may involve exposure to lead paint, such as sanding down an old window frame or a reused door with potential lead paint, or a small renovation project in an older home. The class will also discuss the requirements for hiring certified contractors to work on pre-1978 housing. Eligible participants will receive a free kit of testing and working materials, as well as valuable information on protecting your family from lead exposure during home renovations. 
Volunteer Opportunities:
Do you love the tool library? Would you like to share that information with others?
We have the opportunity to participate in the Kenton Street Fair on Sunday May 20th, 10am-5pm. We are looking for volunteers to share information about the tool library with fair attendees.
Tool Sale Volunteers also needed for Friday & Saturday June 8th & 9th. Friday 3-6pm & Saturday 10-1pm. If you like to unusual tools this is the volunteer position for you!!!!
We also have volunteer hours available on Saturday Mornings 9am-2pm. We would like to get more volunteers to work in the tool library with members. Can you spare 3 hours of your time on a Saturday morning? Let us know....
NPTL | 503-823-0209


Help improve our Arboretum

Columbia Children's Arboretum

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Join Friends of Trees, Portland Parks & Recreation, and Friends of Columbia Children's Arboretum to care for recently planted native trees and shrubs at the Columbia Children's Arboretum. We will be mulching recently planted plants, and removing invasive species.

Snacks, hot beverages, gloves, and all necessary tools will be provided!


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