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April Henry, June Hur, L.E. Flynn in Conversation With Miranda Doyle

When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom’s boyfriend, everyone assumes she’s run away. The truth is much worse. She’s been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. Master mystery writer April Henry weaves another heart-stopping YA thriller with The Girl in the White Van (Henry Holt). Set in Joseon Dynasty-era Korea, June Hur’s evocative YA debut, The Silence of Bones (Feiwel & Friends), follows a 16-year-old indentured servant within the police bureau who becomes entangled in the politically charged investigation into the murder of a noblewoman. Seventeen-year-old Tabby went into the woods with her boyfriend, but she came out alone. Originally praised as a survivor, Tabby is now widely suspected…

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Ariel Kusby in Conversation With Pam Grossman

Ariel Kusby’s The Little Witch’s Book of Spells (Chronicle) is an enchanting compendium of spells, potions, and activities for kids 8 to 12 years old. Young witches-in-training will discover spells to resolve problems, foster friendship, and engage with the natural world. Kusby’s spellbinding book guides readers on how to craft a magic wand, befriend a fairy, and read tea leaves, as well as glossaries of magical terms and symbols. The Little Witch’s Book of Spells harnesses magic and the imagination to help little witches feel powerful, tap into creative energy, and practice self-love. Spells and activities include Best Friends Forever Spell, Jump Rope Protection Spell, Get Well Soon Elixir, Blanket Fort Magical Fortress Spell, How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden, and Mermaid Bath Spell.…

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Native Story Hour

ONLINE EVENT 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. Register for event via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3ex1MCQ

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Livestream: How to Get Young People Involved in Activism

This virtual book event is a fundraiser for Sister District PDX. Award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch will offer surprising insights from her new book for adults and young adults, You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People, which the New York Times called “fascinating” and Kirkus called “a riveting must-read.” In addition to explaining why we’ll continue to fail to address challenges we face in this country until we fix our democracy, Rusch will share insights on how to reach and rally young people. Zoom registration link Hardback, paperback, and e-book editions of You Call This Democracy? are available to purchase below. The audiobook is available at our Kobo page, here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781980079903-you-call-this-democracy?bookstore=annieblooms If you are placing an order in…

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Corporeal Writing: Young Mammals Zine Collaborative with Katie Guinn

WHAT: A three-week online workshop for young mammals ages 13+ (TEENAGERS). WITH: Katie Collins-Guinn WHEN: August 11th- August 25th—we will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:30pm WHERE: ZOOM! (But of course.) Meeting ID will be provided each morning of meet days. HOW MUCH: $100, with a capacity of twelve writers/artists. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Click here to apply. One seat available to a mammal whose financial situation has been directly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Making art is a vital way to survive. Sometimes we need a little help accessing our inspirations and motivations—working collectively has a powerful way of conjuring that. Memory is a prominent part of our present lives. As we move through time our memories…

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Shapeshifting: Creating Authentic Characters with Randall Jahnson

Meets Tues/Thurs 11am-12:30pm | Aug 11, Aug 13, Aug 18, Aug 20 To create believable characters, all successful artists, writers, directors, animators, and performers employ a unique ability that allows them to crawl into someone else’s skin, inhabit it, and express what it’s like to be that individual. We call this “shapeshifting.” This workshop will focus on how to use shapeshifting to make characters come alive in any medium. First, you will create a mindset, complete with complexity and a range of traits and emotions. Next, you’ll conjure a physical form, an appearance, a look. Then you’ll build an environment for your character, followed by the world itself, and the context for a story. Choose from writing and sketching to photography and film to render…

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Virtual IPRC: Youth Poetry Workshop

Teen Poetry Workshop Sliding scale: $15-20 These youth poetry workshops are for everyone, whether you currently write, or are curious to try! We are going to be focused on reading, listening, and discussing poems from many different poets and writers. This will help get our creative inspiration flowing and help us to learn about the different styles of poetry, which there are many! Most of the written work we will do is free form unless we choose to delve into a specific style together. We will work with prompts, group writing exercises, and explore free/continuous writing! We will experiment with tools in our writing practice, this includes oracle cards, objects, and spoken word! In addition to a notebook and headphones, if you have objects that…

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Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

ONLINE EVENT The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special storytime featuring the fabulous Poison Waters reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a craft or dance party. For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult. Register for the 7/31 event via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3fx9UEP Register for the 8/29 event via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3fuM38M

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Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

The Young Adult Book Club meets the last Tuesdays of every month at 6pm. 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. You don’t have to RSVP, just come and enjoy a lively discussion. We welcome both teens and adults to join this book club! Join us for the our first meeting on July 28th of the Young Adult Book Club. We will discuss A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. About the Book: An addictive, twisty crime thriller about a closed local murder case that doesn’t add up, and a girl who’s determined to find the real killer–but not everyone wants…

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Virtual IPRC: Youth Poetry Workshop

Teen Poetry Workshop Sliding scale: $15-20 These youth poetry workshops are for everyone, whether you currently write, or are curious to try! We are going to be focused on reading, listening, and discussing poems from many different poets and writers. This will help get our creative inspiration flowing and help us to learn about the different styles of poetry, which there are many! Most of the written work we will do is free form unless we choose to delve into a specific style together. We will work with prompts, group writing exercises, and explore free/continuous writing! We will experiment with tools in our writing practice, this includes oracle cards, objects, and spoken word! In addition to a notebook and headphones, if you have objects that…

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