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Help Multnomah County Library @ Kennedy School This Thursday | Free Beer, Books, Social Media

There is a very important vote coming up for the Multnomah County Library this May and there are three events this month where you can help out. If you haven’t used the Multnomah County Library, you are really missing out. It ranks second among U.S. libraries, based on circulation of books and materials, and ranks […]

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Library Lovers Unites @ The Old Church | Ensure The Future of Multnomah County Libraries, Ursula Le Guin, Kim Stafford

Multnomah County kicks off a critical fundraising campaign for its libraries on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 with Library Lovers Unite! The free event features prominent Portland writers, including Ursula K. Le Guin and Kim Stafford, and offers opportunities to volunteer for the libraries’ 2012 fundraising campaign. If you love your library, this is the place […]

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Portland Block Party From Multnomah County Library: August 8

Posted by Nathalie Weinstein There's no shushing at Central Library's Block Party There's only one place in town this weekend where you can learn how to juggle, listen to music, chow down on cupcakes, and even pet a few beetles. Funny enough, it's at Multnomah County's Central Library where a block party will be held […]

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Homeless in Portland, It's Not What You Think

Homelessness in Portland, Oregon: It's Not What You Think

Utilizing Sisters Of The Road's Speaker Bureau members and staff, present a reading and discussion of the organization's recent research which has been compiled in the book, "Voices From the Street: Truths about Homelessness from Sisters of the Road", consisting of the interviews of 600 homeless individuals residing in Portland, Oregon. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 […]

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Film Screening: C.E.S. Wood | Oregon Experience | February 22

Producer Laurence Cotton will screen the film C.E.S. Wood and provide a Q & A discussion after the showing. Aired as part of the Oregon Experience on OPB, the film covers the life and career of C.E.S. Wood, taking as its central story Wood's participation in the Nez Perce war, his sympathies with the Indian […]

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Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature | Multnomah County Library

Join us for a five-part reading and discussion series on the theme “Neighbors.” Register online The delicate, often tortuous relationship between neighboring cultures animates these works of history and fiction, which trace the Jewish experience from Muslim Spain to Bolshevik Russia to contemporary America. Interested readers are encouraged to register and pick up a copy […]

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Why Did You Move to Oregon? | Central Library | November 16

From your local librarian: The Multnomah County Library's Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival is coming up and we have events that are especially aimed at adults. – Steven Engelfried, Youth Librarian Multnomah County Library Sunday, November 16, 2008 DIY Stories: Following the Oregon Tale— Stories about how we got here, what makes us love this […]

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Share agonizing old love letters & angst-ridden diary entries | November 11

A note for your neighborhood library system: The Multnomah County Library's Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival is coming up and we have events that are especially aimed at adults. – Steven Engelfried, Youth Librarian Multnomah County Library Tapestry of Tales Storytelling events: Nothing chases away the blues that rain and time changes can bring like […]

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Keep Portland Weird Festival

Central Library is Keeping Portland Weird for a 2nd Year | November 8

We'll have robots, circus skills workshops, uke lessons, photo exhibit, a mini Ignite Portland, women and children clothing swaps, cosplay and much more. And we're topping this all off with some extreme klezmer from Klezmocracy! Keep Portland Weird! A Community Festival is happening this Saturday, November 8, 11-4 at the Central Library in downtown Portland. […]

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June 28: Summer Scrabble Spectacular at the Library!

Get a taste of competitive Scrabble at the library! Participants will play one three-game Round Robin and a final King of the Hill. There will be treats and prizes and, if you win, bragging rights. Made possible by The Library Foundation. Registration is required so feel free to register online, in the library or by […]

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June 15: Feeling Crafty? Free Workshop at the Library!

It's time for DIY Crafts again at the library! This month we are making… Playing Card Notebooks! Use ordinary playing cards and paper to make cute little notebooks — perfect for carrying with you to jot notes or as the basis for tiny art books. We'll make two book styles: an accordion book and a […]

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May 21: Attend a Free Lecture on the Blues at the Library!

Local bluesman Steve Cheseborough plays and talks blues with equal mastery. In this class, Steve will present a live performance, lecture, old recordings, readings and discussion. The focus is on the 1900s-1930s, when the music developed and emerged from sharecroppers' shacks and country jukes to become the dominant sound of the world's popular music. Made […]

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May 18: Free Craft Session at the Library!

Learn how to make button pendants at the library! Bring your favorite buttons and we'll show you how to wire them into cute pendants, using ordinary plastic canvas as an invisible base. Please bring: Buttons! Bring at least 20-30 because you'll want to make several pendants. Bring a combination of shank buttons and sew-through buttons […]

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April 20: Harpsichord Concert at the Central Library | Free

Bonnie Garrett Sunday, April 20, 2—3 p.m. Bonnie Garrett will be performing harpsichord music of 17th and 18th century Europe. She will play compositions by Louis Couperin, William Byrd, Padre Antonio Soler and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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April 19: Deer Drink the Moon | Poems of Oregon Poetry Reading

Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon Poetry Reading Thirty-three esteemed poets of Oregon capture the magic of their lives and surroundings through a rich bouquet of poems in the anthology Deer Drink the Moon. Liz Nakazawa's colorful collection of poems is uniquely arranged by ecoregion, giving readers a taste of the mosaic Oregon has […]

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March 1: Free Writing Workshops at Central Library!

The library has lined up four fabulous writers for a series of workshops for the beginning (or not so beginning) writer … and they're FREE! Registration is required and begins 3 weeks before each workshop – space is running out in our first workshop, so register today! Our first in this series is happening this […]

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Reminder January 6 | Preview local theatre at your library!

From Stephanie at Multnomah County Library: January | Preview local theatre at your library! December 17, 2007 — stephrmiller |  This January starts the 4th series of Scene at the Library. Local theatre troupes present sneak previews of upcoming plays. See a scene, explore the background and inspirations of a work and chat with local theatre […]

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January | Preview local theatre at your library!

This January starts the 4th series of Scene at the Library. Local theatre troupes present sneak previews of upcoming plays. See a scene, explore the background and inspirations of a work and chat with local theatre groups. These will be happening select Sundays, January-March, at various locations. More information can be found at: http://www.multcolib.org/events/scene.html Our […]

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