Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library. In February, most Pageturners groups participate in Everybody Reads, a county-wide event for people to connect around the same book.
Shawn Cunningham, a policy advisor for the Multnomah County Library, spoke to the Friends of the Library board meeting on December 12, 2012. We had a chance to ask him a few questions about what the shiny, new district means for our libraries.
Have you wanted to join a book group, or are you simply looking for a good book to read? The Friends support Pageturners – a dynamic series of book discussion groups that meet monthly at every library. Click in for a list of books that are being discussed in January.
With so many titles already on my ever-growing “to-read” list, I've always been hesitant to pick up a book for a reading group. But I do like meeting authors, so I got a copy of Naseem Rakha's The Crying Tree. And I’m so glad I did.
This year the Friends of the Library are celebrating a major milestone. For 40 years, the Friends have actively supported the Multnomah County Library.
Library lovers should not hide their heads in a book during the November election season: Measure 26-143 is on the ballot and library supporters need to vote YES.
An Annual Meeting outside the norm: after hearing FOL President Craig Cedros and Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke speak, the Friends members got to speak their minds.
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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!