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Fiction Addiction Book Club (Remote)

Join us for the October meeting of the Fiction Addiction Book Club on October 28th at 6pm. We will discuss Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. About the Book: A poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths. First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy…

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Livestream Reading: David Biespiel and Vanessa Veselka

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland authors David Biespiel and Vanessa Veselka for a livestream reading and conversation about their new books. Signed copies of both books are available! Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuCuqj8vG92lnXWQqd8GA8L86yBLrlOH (Please note the new date of 10/27/20; this event was originally scheduled for 10/22.) About David Biespiel’s A Place of Exodus: Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Jewish Studies. Memoir. Are we ever done leaving home? Acclaimed poet and memoirist David Biespiel tells the story of the rise and fall of his Jewish boyhood in Texas, and his search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. After a near-forty-year exile, Biespiel returns for a day to the world he left behind as a different person. He creates a moving meditation on the meaning of home, uncovering bittersweet…

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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver & Rebecca Kirby Ticketed Event

In The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia), Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story, “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness,” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines. “When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.” Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival, she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil. Please note:…

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Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

Join us on October 27th at 6pm for our next Young Adult Book Club. We will discuss Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis. About the Book: A can’t-put-down, creepy thriller about the daughter of a horror film director who’s not afraid of anything–until she gets to Harrow Lake. Things I know about Harrow Lake: 1.It’s where my father shot his most disturbing slasher film. 2.There’s something not right about this town. Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker–she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s quickly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father’s most iconic horror movie was shot. The…

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Horror Book Club is led by the owner/librarian, Stephanie Rose, and meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our horror loving customers (RSVP is not required). 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. Our October pick is Kill Creek by Scott Thomas and we will meet on October 22nd. About the book: At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For…

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True Crime Book Club (Remote)

Join us on Wednesday October 21st 6pm for True Crime Book Club. This month’s pick is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true-crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called “the Golden State Killer.” Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed…

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Livestream Reading: Scott Nadelson: One of Us

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author Scott Nadelson for a livestream reading from his new story collection, One of Us. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOGvqTIvEtWX4PuIh8_hMFqcDFZ5rNeP Signed copies will be available! The stories in Scott Nadelson’s One Of Us explore the tension between groups and individuals, the allure of tribalism, the claustrophobia of belonging, and the alienation that comes with separation. They range from autobiographical to historical and roam temporally and geographically, chronicling, among others, an encounter between the sculptor Louise Nevelson and the anti-Semitic French writer Louis-Ferdinand C line; a synagogue congregation facing ongoing public scandal; a comedy improv troupe trying to cross the threshold from amateur to professional; and a young man navigating the competing pulls of adventure and domestic bliss at the cusp of the new…

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October Origami Workshop: Umbrella & Mushroom

Come and fold with an IPRC member/volunteer & origami instructor/author, Yuki Martin on Zoom! For October, the models we’ll be folding include an umbrella and a mushroom— images below. All ages & skill levels are welcome. Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop. *Materials needed: Origami paper (6″x 6″) or **copy paper cut down to those dimensions. *Origami paper can be picked up at the IPRC. Coordinate with hquinn@iprc.org to pick origami paper up. **Square sheets can be cut down from regular copy paper, using one of the methods explained in this link: https://www.origami-resource-center.com/cut-a-square.html

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Mindful Planning: Bullet Journaling for Ease, Flow and Intention

Do you feel unorganized and overwhelmed with all the things you need to do? Use a bullet journal to bring mindfulness and intention into your days! The workshop will begin with a guided meditation on creating more ease and flow in your life. We then dive into the basics of bullet journaling so you can begin using yours right away. The workshop is co-taught by social media marketer, Liz Smith and holistic coach, Allison Kirley. They are both avid bullet journalers and love to share this transformative tool! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-planning-using-the-bullet-journal-for-ease-flow-and-intention-tickets-61382389379 This workshop does NOT include a journal. We recommend using the Leuchtturm1917. We get ours at Two Rivers Bookstore https://www.tworiversbooks.com/leuchtturm-1917-bullet-journal. *Note: The website is not right, says out of stock, so call in to…

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Social Justice Book Club (Remote)

Join us Saturday October 17th at 2pm for Social Justice Book Club. We will meet third Saturdays every other month. Books will focus on inequality and injustice including but not limited to race, gender, immigration, poverty, criminal justice issues in the U.S. and around the world. Nonfiction, novels, comics, and memoirs. We will discuss This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand. About the book: Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to…

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