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Story Time for Grown Ups with David Loftus

Oops! We’re Married! funny tales of weddings and the married state In conjunction with the month for Valentines, “Story Time for Grownups” presents comic tales about the weddings and married conditions that often ensue. No cover. The evening will feature pieces by James Thurber and E.B. White, Dave Barry, Robert Fulghum, and a script or two from “The Bickersons”—the classic 1940s radio show about a squabbling couple … with a special guest to perform the voice of Blanche Bickerson. Warm yourself with a mug of beer, a pot of tea, soup, sandwich, or cookies while reliving the childhood experience of being read to before bedtime. David Loftus reads aloud to live audiences, for recordings, and as a principal character in the science-fiction podcast series “Exoplanetary.”…

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Power to the People: The Black Panther Party’s Legacy in Albina

The Vanport Mosaic presents a multi-faceted oral history presentation and community conversation led by Mr. Kent Ford, a founding member of the Portland Chapter of the ’60s-era black empowerment organization – the Black Panther Party. Watch the short documentary Sting Like A Bee, and listen to Kent Ford’s personal memory of revolutionary activism and community organizing. The event culminates in a conversation between Mr. Ford and another local activist, connecting these stories to the broader political scene and stimulating a group reflection that links this provocative history to the challenges we face today. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and is co-hosted by the Albina Branch of the Multnomah County Library…

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Book Launch: The Reboot: 50 Dates with Myself by Marie MacMillan

Come get your paperback copy of THE REBOOT: 50 DATES WITH MYSELF !!! It’s finally here! My funny/self-care/dating/life-in-my-twenties memoir is out VALENTINE’S DAY from Dancing Moon Press. COMMENT BELOW if you plan to purchase a copy at this event from Rose City Book Pub! It’ll be an informal shindig – with maybe a little reading and Q&A – and beer! they have beer and snacks for purchase also. Hop you can make it! If not, I’ll be at Base Camp Brewing at noon on Friday 2/14 – see other event page. ♡♡♡ “This is not a tale about the breaking, but of the putting back together.” ♡♡♡ Check out little previews on Instagram before the release @macmillanpages Read the whole Prologue and more at mariemacmillan.com…

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Plonk Reading Series

A curated, monthly reading series with well-selected readings. Always a delight

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Plonk does relationships, just in time for v-day

Just in time for Valentine’s day, we bring you writing about relationships done differently, featuring Celeste Hamilton Dennis, Marissa Korbel, Dustin Hendrick, and Wayne Scot.

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Albina Pageturners Book Club

This month’s book is There There by Tommy Orange. Check at the Albina Branch Library for free copies of this book and upcoming selections.

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Longreads Club: Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. 13,750 words, about 60 minutes ARTICLE: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/09/blood-and-soil-in-narendra-modis-india (If the article is pay-walled, click here to read: http://archive.is/DfcVS) If you prefer to listen to the article, there is an audio track at the top of the page. Another option is that you can create a Text-To-Speech mp3 for free here: http://www.fromtexttospeech.com/. The TTS is a robotic voice, but many people get used to it fairly quickly. The Longreads Club is a twice-monthly program hosted by WorldOregon’s Young Professionals group. Join us for Longreads Club where we discuss a long-form article focused on global…

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Songbook PDX – 19

Eight writers on the songs that shaped their lives. First we will hear from the reader, then we will hear the song that inspired it. It’s the literary mixtape you always wanted. Featuring: Adam Strong Jared Lewis Karleigh Frisbie Brogan John Barrios Michael Fetters

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Mount Readmore Story Time

In celebration of Sabin Elementary’s reading initiative, we are having a story time hosted by Book Publican Elise. Anyone who comes dressed as a book character will receive a free hot cocoa. Any adult who comes dressed as a book character can also receive a free hot cocoa, but they have to pay for any spirits they want added to it.

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