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5:00 pm

Teen Book Club

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

The Books Around the Corner Teen Book Club is ran by the teens who attend. No adults allowed. The teens have chosen Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk for the month of February will meet on Wednesday February 19th at 5pm. If you're a teen interested in choosing the next book you are still more than welcome to attend! Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the…

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6:00 pm

Biography & Memoir Book Club

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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The Books Around the Corner Biography/Memoir Book Club will be led by a community member and meets monthly on the third Wednesday of every month at 6PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our biography/memoir loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on February 19th for our Biography/Memoir Book Club. The community run group has chosen to discuss Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness. About the book: In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, the author shares never-before-told secrets and reveals…

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7:00 pm

HOCUS Reading: Familiars

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rose City Coffee Co. – Brooklyn Park, 3370 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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A literary reading masquerading as a secret society. Join us for a chance to reaffirm your belief in the truth of fiction with readings, sharing, and perhaps your only opportunity ever to hear the names of your favorite fonts chanted in a quasi-religious manner.

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Book Club: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need. Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of…

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7:30 pm

Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about – and it's both making an impact and sparking a backlash. Believe Me (Seal) brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress. Editor Jaclyn Friedman will be joined in conversation by Believe Me contributors Katherine Cross and Sassafras Lowery.

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