Friends of the Library is pleased to sponsor Pageturners where readers come together and discuss books at their neighborhood libraries. Book club goers are in for a treat as Multnomah County Library has invited author Stevan Allred to visit Pageturners groups in the upcoming weeks to discuss his novel, A Simplified Map of the Real World.
You only turn 150 once, and that’s if you’re very lucky! Multonomah County Library will host a community celebration on Saturday, September 27 from 11 am - 5 pm at the Central Library, downtown Portland. Would you please consider joining us?
Pagetuners is sponsored by the Friends and happens to be the best book group in town! Check out the titles for September and consider joining a group at your local library.
For the second year in a row, the Friends of the Multnomah County Library will be selling Chinook Books.
Last year, the Woodstock Pageturner group read The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. Read the review written by Judy Irwin, a Pageturner member for over 10 years!
A summer reading program that is for adults and sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.
Searching for your next novel? Check out these book reviews written by Friends volunteers and board members.
Have you been wanting to join a book group? Here are some great reasons why the Pageturners are the best book group in town!
Recently, the Hillsdale Classics Pageturner group read and discussed The Oresteia, by Aeschylus. Here is a summery of the novel provided by the group.
Pagetuners is sponsored by the Friends and happens to be the best book group in town! Check out the titles for June and consider joining a group at your local library.
Stop by the Friend of the Multnomah County's store to take advantage of these awesome sales!
We had one great, doozy of a Spring Used Book Sale, and so many of you helped to make it an event to remember!
Our board members and store volunteers are a wide-read bunch of book lovers. Here are some reviews of titles they’re passionate about and have found in the store.
Pagetuners is sponsored by the Friends and happens to be the best book group in town! Check out the titles for May and consider joining a group at your local library.
Our store volunteers are a wide-read bunch of book lovers! Here are some reviews of titles they’re passionate about!
Did you know the Friends Store is not just books? We have an assortment of literary-themed gift items, card, totes, and art!
The Friends Online Book Store is a trove of “tantalizing and beautiful titles from first edition signed copies to out-of-print treasures.” Sometimes the books we get in have their own stories to tell- aside from the ones printed on its pages!
Portland, Rock-n-Roll and literature? Inside Wildwood is on view at Central’s Library Collins Gallery
Pagetuners is sponsored by the Friends and happens to be the best book group in town! Check out the titles for March and consider joining a group.
Take a minute or two to read this riveting book review about Allan Karlsson, who was unable to conform to the rules of an Old Folks' Home, written by the Friends very own, Sandy Barker.
It is Chinese New Year, at least. Here's a book to inspire you to be your best self for 2014.
Many fun, and sometimes unexpected, items are found mixed in with book donations. The latest find is sure to have you double checking your donation boxes!
The past couple months have seen a few staff changes. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge those coming or going, who are dedicated in carrying on the Friends’ mission.
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
The annual Fall Used Book Sale was a great success with over $83,000 raised and 247 new member sign ups.
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It is with great pleasure that I return, for a second term, as the President of the board of directors for the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. I promise that we will bring you even more events, improved book and store sales, and better support our Multnomah County Library!
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Five great book reviews. Find something for everybody!
About a year ago I had an epiphany: I spend a significant amount of time alone in the car, commuting to and from work, and out and about for activities and errands. I’ve always had trouble reading fast enough to keep up with my interests, and I finally figured out that I could be making my drive time work for me by listening to audiobooks. Eureka!