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Middle School Social Justice Online Book Group

Gather online to discuss contemporary themes of social justice through recent literature. Meet new friends and talk about great books. For youth in grades 6-8. Please email libraryevents @ multcolib.org for details on how to join.

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Tween Graphic Novel Book Group

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to talk about comics! Every meeting includes a short activity related to this month’s book. Copies of the books will be provided. This virtual group meets monthly on the First Friday of the month. THIS SERIES IS FULL. Email libraryevents@multcolib.org to be put on the waiting list.

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Author Reading and Conversation with Jessamyn Stanley

Multnomah County Library’s Black Cultural Library Advocates are thrilled to host internationally acclaimed yoga instructor and author Jessamyn Stanley. Join us for a reading and discussion about her new book, Yoke, My Yoga of Self-Acceptance. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Yoke, My Yoga of Self-Acceptance signed by Jessamyn. Can’t make the event or want to buy the book yourself? You can purchase a copy of the book from Powell’s here: http://bit.ly/mclyoke About the Author: JESSAMYN STANLEY is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. She is the founder of The Underbelly, a streaming wellness app and community, cohost of the podcast Dear Jessamyn, and co-founder of We…

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Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay

The selection for Multnomah County Library’s 19th annual community reading project, Everybody Reads, is acclaimed author and poet Ross Gay and his collection of essays, The Book of Delights. Each year, Literary Arts presents the culminating event of the program—an author lecture. This year, the event will be held virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m (PDT) and will feature an approximately 30-minute talk from Ross Gay, followed by an approximately 40-minute interview with local bestselling author, Lidia Yuknavitch. We are pleased to offer free registration for community members suffering financial hardship, as well as a range of tickets rates, to ensure this event can be accessible to all. Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of…

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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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E-books and audiobooks at the library: Libby & Hoopla

Learn how to download free e-books, comics, audiobooks, music and more to your mobile device! Space is limited. Please register via Zoom: http://bit.ly/3t1gASI

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Misinformation, Fake News, and Political Propaganda

Are you overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media? Distinguish truth from fiction using real-world examples of political ads, news headlines, logical fallacies, graphs and charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information. Become your own “fact-checker” and learn how to find accurate information. Registrants will be sent information on how to join event a week before the event date. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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Native Story Hour

Come sing, listen, learn and celebrate. Join Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) for this story hour featuring songs and books from Native cultures. Children, families, elders, aunties and uncles — everyone is welcome. Join via zoom: https://multco-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvceippzMtHdRGxpLwKis5EugZ8BwGfno-

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E-books and audiobooks at the library: Libby & Hoopla

The library offers a large digital collection of e-books, comics, audiobooks, music and more. Learn how to download the library on your mobile device! -Learn how to search for and borrow digital items. -Practice downloading content on your smartphone, tablet, computer or e-reader. -Customize reading and audio settings. The first hour of this event will be a group class. The last 30 minutes are optional and will be for more personalized support on this topic. Register/join via Zoom. Sign up to reserve a seat – space is limited: https://multco-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscuisqD0jG9UGU0ct5-ajGDWwdH8Pdz6x.

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