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Transmit Culture: Diversity and Inclusion in the Children’s Publishing Workspace

A conversation on how the children’s publishing industry handles diversity and representation through their employees and authorship. With guest speaker Nakita Simpson, Designer and Art Director for Portland-based company A Kids Company About. Moderated by the publisher, author, and illustrator Brian Parker from Believe In Wonder. Nakita is an art director, designer, and illustrator—someone who draws words for a living. She’s a now Portland-based Creative by way of Georgia, Florida, and Toronto (her hometown) who works as an Art Director at A Kids Company About. She’s a lifelong learner who loves to explore creativity through work, travel, crafts, and cooking. The conversation will be moderated by PSU’s very own Brian Parker. Brian is the current adjunct instructor for Children’s Book Publishing. In 2015, Brian started an…

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Grab & Go Book Clubs

Grab & Go Book Clubs for ages 5-12 begin the week of October 1-8 and go through April. Pick up your activity bag for the October books at the children’s desk any time October 1-8. Book selections will be posted at https://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/kids-book-groups  Little Comics Each month, October-April, we’ll read a graphic novel for first readers. Ages 5-7. Book Buddies Each month, October-April, we’ll read books nominated for the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award. Ages 7-9. ORCA Book Group Each month, October-April, we’ll read books nominated for the Oregon Readers’ Choice Award. Ages 9-12.

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Unrepeatable Peattie/Abel Yard Sale!

Extraordinary . . . Eclectic . . . Esoteric . . . International . . . Exquisite . . . Artistic Don’t miss this unforgettable extravaganza!    & please tell your friends! Saturday, August 21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (or so) Sunday, August 22 (BARGAIN DAY) 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1005 SE 36th Avenue (at Yamhill) No early birds and sorry, no pre-sales Cash, cards, and payment apps accepted Screaming deals! Vintage! Mod! Strange and Marvelous! Weird and wonderful home decor Select photos can be seen on the Facebook event page Tchotchkes & bibelots Adult trapeze with ropes 1920s Conn alto saxophone Chinese & Turkish ceramics Three Islamic-style side tables Large collection of mid-century lucite paperweights & objects Floor and table lamps Decorative…

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Drag Queen Story Hour with Salt & Straw

For their “Rad Readers” series, available from May 28 through July 1, the artisan ice creamery Salt & Straw is teaming up with Scholastic to offer five flavors inspired by children’s books. They’re also adding a pride-themed virtual component with a series of story hours and ice cream tastings on Instagram Live in partnership with the nonprofit Drag Queen Story Hour. Queens Yves Saint Croissant, Pickle, and Lulu Luscious will read from pride-themed books as well as the books that inspired the current flavors and will perform lip syncs. Salt & Straw will also raise funds for the nonprofit during the events. Schedule Sunday, June 6, 11 am PST – Yves Saint Croissant, San Francisco Book 1: Pride 1-2-3 by Michael Joosten Book 2: Goosebumps…

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‘The Day I Woke Up Different’ Author Reading and Discussion

Join author Andy Nguyen, illustrator Thi Doan, and composer Phuong Nam Doan in this special author reading and discussion of the book, The Day I Woke Up Different. The discussion will focus on the role and importance of self-acceptance, Vietnamese heritage and history, and answering audience questions. Win a copy of the book by attending! Register/join online. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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Reach Out and Read Oregon: Reading, Relationships, and Resiliency

Join us for engaging presentations and a celebration of ROR Oregon’s service to over 80,000 children during the past year! About this Event We are thrilled to announce the following schedule for this year’s annual event: Keynote address to be given by Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, Philip Fisher, PhD. Dr. Fisher and his team launched RAPID-EC, an ongoing survey of families with young children, in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their objectives are to collect essential information from households and families and to provide actionable data to key stakeholders to inform immediate and long-term policy decisions. A panel including Dr. David Willis, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Representative Lisa Reynolds, Vice-Chair…

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Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award, presented by Green Bean Books on Independent Bookstore Day. ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judges: Nikki McClure, Eliot Schrefer, Wendy Wahman Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Butterflies Belong Here (Chronicle Books) Jody J. Little of Portland, Worse Than Weird (Harper Collins Children’s Books) Susan Hill Long of Portland, Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster) Jenn Reese of Portland, A Game of Fox and Squirrels (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Macmillan) Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet (Charlesbridge) Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for young readers…

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2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is a renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry—most recently An American Sunrise—several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She has received numerous prominent awards, including the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and 2015 Wallace Stevens Award. The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, says: “Her work powerfully connects us to the earth and the spiritual world with direct, inventive lyricism that helps us reimagine who we are.” Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo earned her MFA at the Iowa Writ­ers’ Work­shop and has taught Eng­lish, Cre­ative Writ­ing, and Amer­i­can Indi­an Stud­ies at numerous universities, while per­form­ing music and poet­ry…

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Homeschool Family Book Group: Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award

Join us online for a homeschool family book group to discuss the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award nominees and then cast our votes. Each year children vote on The Beverly Clearly Children’s Choice Award to honor their favorite chapter book for new readers. This group is for children reading short chapter books and their favorite adult. Space is limited. Please register via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3mqYGEE

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Homeschool Family Book Group: Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award

Join us online for a homeschool family book group to discuss the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award nominees and then cast our votes. Each year children vote on The Beverly Clearly Children’s Choice Award to honor their favorite chapter book for new readers. This group is for children reading short chapter books and their favorite adult. Space is limited. Please register via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3mqYGEE

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