Nov 13: “read your most embarrassing high school journal entry out loud”

From earlier post from Steph at Multnomah County Library:

Nov. 13-17: Acclaimed storytellers entertain all ages at November festival @ Multnomah County Library’s Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival

Multnomah County Library Tapestry of Tales event, Portland Oregon

Discover the power of a good story!

Experience the skill of professional storytellers and share your own story at Multnomah County Library’s Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival, Nov. 13-17.

Take a raucous romp through Love Lost, Found and Fumbled with Beth Horner. Listen to stories and songs with Andy Offutt Irwin (Most people have an inner kid. Andy Offutt Irwin has an outer one.) In addition to Horner and Irwin, the festival features acclaimed international teller Carol Russell, as well as regional tellers Rick Huddle and Anne Rutherford. Events are scheduled at various libraries and locations throughout the community; most are free.

And this festival is not just for kids! At Cringe Down Memory Lane at Belmont Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13th @ 6:30pm, read your most embarrassing high school journal entry out loud. At DIY Stories: The Day I Really Earned My Paycheck at Central Library on Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 12pm, share your best/funniest/scariest/weirdest stories from the working world.

For teller biographies, educator resources, and a schedule of events, visit the Tapestry of Tales website: www.multcolib.org/events/tales. Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival is supported by The Library Foundation.

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Reminder for November 12: Out of the Book Films with David Halberstam

 

November 12: Out of the Book Films with David Halberstam

 

David Halberstam, perhaps best known for The Best and the Brightest, died in a car wreck shortly before completing The Coldest Winter, a history of the Korean War. Powells has chosen the book as the subject of its second Out of the Book film. The 28-minute film will be shown on November 12 at the Bagdad Theater. Tickets are $9.

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November 12: Out of the Book Films with David Halberstam

David Halberstam, perhaps best known for The Best and the Brightest, died in a car wreck shortly before completing The Coldest Winter, a history of the Korean War. Powells has chosen the book as the subject of its second Out of the Book film. The 28-minute film will be shown on November 12 at the Bagdad Theater. Tickets are $9.

In addition to the movie, the film’s producer will interview Korean War veteran Dick Raybould, Morris Buckwalter, formerly of Trailblazers management and sportswriter John Strawn about the book and about Halberstam.

While it may seem strange to have two sports speakers at an event about the Korean War, their inclusion makes great sense as Halberstam wrote as extensively in the realm of sports, as he did in politics. Halberstam was one of the great journalists of the 20th century and he is a worthy subject of this exciting new means integration of book and film media

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Scrabble Every Tuesday at The Gotham Tavern

*Julian Chadwick edit/shout-out: Oregon Literacy noticed my inabilities and is now contributing :) *

Neighborhood: North

Map: 2240 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, Or, 97227

Scrabble- It’s free and it’s every Tuesday at The Gotham Tavern

Oregon Literacy hosts free scrabble games every Tuesday evening at The Gotham Tavern, located at:
2240 N. Interstate ave. from 6-9pm.

Join us for lightly compeitive rounds with a chance to win prizes, meet new people, and enjoy the yummy food and delicious beverages The Gotham Tavern offers. Ten percent of your food/beverage tab goes to supporting Oregon Literacy.

Please feel free to call us, send an email, or visit our website for more information on this and other events, ways to promote literacy, and for volunteer opportunities.

www.oregonliteracy.org
www.myspace.com/oregonliteracy

email: oregonliteracy@gmail.com
phone: 503-244-3898

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Reminder– Oct 14: Make Glove Monsters at Central Library (monthly craft program for adults)

Repost of Stephanie’s Glove Monster post

 Oct 14: Make Glove Monsters at Central Library (monthly craft program for adults)

*Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce our newest contributor: Stephanie Miller–Central Programming Coordinator Librarian & Humanities Desks= AWESOME!*

Wanna make a glove monster? Who doesn’t?

glove monster

Central Library is the new home for Church of Craft’s monthly craft program for adults. Saturday, Oct 14th 12:30-3:30 is our next meeting – byo supplies – for more info, please visit Multnomah County Library DIY Events page

Also on PDX PIPELINE:
More on Multnomah County Library
More Posts on Books in Portland

and don’t forget this: Oct 5-7: Lovecraft, Writers, and Booksales; Oh My!

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Stephen Colbert Wants His $8 Back From Powell’s

I saw this on the Colbert Show the other night…and was very proud to once again be featured on Colbert’s show as hippies and commies :)

Fake news guy Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Portland

Posted by The Oregonian October 11, 2007 07:10AM

Categories: Breaking News

Portland: a communist, hippie stronghold?

So says faux newsman Stephen Colbert, who’s hawking his new book, “I Am America (And So Can You!)”

The book, he says in a clip from a recent episode of “The Colbert Report,” “even made waves in hippie stronghold Portland, Oregon, where Powell’s Books hosted a release party.”

Colbert pans to an image of beer-drinking, Portland-dwelling Colbert fans lined up to buy the book at Powell’s. Colbert takes a good look at the cash register and notices that Powell’s is selling the book at a discount.

“Look, I know Portland is a communist but … Powell’s Books, you owe me eight bucks. Cash money.”

Go to the Oregonian to watch the video

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Oct 7: FREE Stuff from AroundTheSunBlog (Harry Potter at Bagdad, Powell’s, Greek Festival)

From Amy at AroundTheSunBlog (go over there for more good stuff):

Sunday, October 7

  • All ages are invited to the Bagdad Theater for a free showing of Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix at 2:00 pm. Kids will get free popcorn. For more information, visit the Bagdad website.

Bagdad Theater Portland Oregon

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Greek Festival

The Holy Website (goholytrinity.org)

  • Felicia Luna Lemus, Chris Abani and Joe Meno will be at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm. For more information, visit the Powell’s website.

Powell's City of Books, Portland, Oregon

Pictures of the Harry Potter Line at Powell’s on SE Hawthorne/across from the Bagdad Theater in July after the “More Jump”

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