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Telltale Presents: Don’t Be Afraid

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are keen on connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are in our fifth season now, which is wild. After a number of zoom shows, and then a number of outdoor summer shows…. we are just rolling with what’s happening around us and we are officially back inside the Chapel Theatre starting in October–unless the weather is magically perfect–with an all vaccinated staff, vaccinated performers, and a vaccine card requirement at the door, as well as many assertive reminders about wearing your mask properly. At Telltale, you can expect about 7-10 performers sharing something with you, in…

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Judith Barrington Poetry Reading

Judith Barrington’s poetry reading will be livestreamed on October 13, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. (link is external) Judith Barrington’s sixth collection of poetry, Long Love: New & Selected Poems, 1985 – 2017 came out in 2018 from Salmon Poetry. She is also the author of The Conversation (2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award, and three previous collections of poems, as well as two chapbooks. Her Lifesaving: A Memoir was the winner of the Lambda Book Award and runner-up for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Among her other awards are: The Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, The Andres Berger Award, The Dulwich Festival International Poetry Competition, an American Civil Liberties Union Freedom of Expression Award, and, from Literary Arts, The…

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Daylight Book Club

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM the Ledding Library Daylight Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Personal History, by Katharine Graham. For more information contact Reference Librarian Laura Francillon at francillonl@milwaukieoreogn.gov.

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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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Telltale Presents: What Did You Expect?

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are keen on connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are in our fifth season now, which is wild. After a number of zoom shows…. WE ARE BACK, PAL! With an all vaccinated staff, we will be doing a series of summer shows outside of our old venue, Chapel Theatre. I said we’d do these shows until things stopped making me mad…. and well…. apparently there’s an endless series of things to be angry at in this country. At Telltale, you can expect about 7-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to…

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Marilyn Johnston Poetry Reading

Marilyn Johnston’s poetry reading will be livestreamed on September 8, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. Marilyn Johnston is a writer and filmmaker. She has received writing fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women, and was the winner of the Donna J. Stone National Literary Award for Poetry, a Robert Penn Warren writing competition prize, and the Salmon Creek Journal’s Flash Fiction Contest. She is the author of Red Dust Rising (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, 2004), a chapbook of poems about her family’s healing from war, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and a full collection, Before Igniting (Rippling Brook Press, 2020). She lives east of Salem, in the village of Macleay, and teaches creative writing in…

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Daylight Book Club

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM the Ledding Library Daylight Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler. For more information contact Reference Librarian Laura Francillon at francillonl@milwaukieoreogn.gov (link sends e-mail).

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Telltale Presents: I Won’t Wait.

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are keen on connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are in our fifth season now, which is wild. After a number of zoom shows…. WE ARE BACK, PAL! With an all vaccinated staff, we will be doing a series of summer shows outside of our old venue, Chapel Theatre. I said we’d do these shows until things stopped making me mad…. and well…. apparently there’s an endless series of things to be angry at in this country. At Telltale, you can expect about 7-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to…

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Open Mic and Poetry Reading on Zoom

Open Mic and Poetry Reading a virtual event on Zoom. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Our Featured Readers for July are the St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church community. The Open Mic will follow their reading. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net (link sends e-mail) to register. You will receive a zoom link prior to the event. Plan to read 1 or 2 poems depending on the number of participants and length of the poems. If time permits additional poems will be allowed. The event will be recorded and available for viewing on demand on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel (link is external) after the event.

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Daylight Book Club

Thursday, August 5,2021 at 11:00 AM the Ledding Library Daylight Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth, by Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker. For more information contact Reference Librarian Laura Francillon at francillonl@milwaukieoreogn.gov (link sends e-mail).

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