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- 2018 - Good Morning, Midnight
- 2017 - Rise of the Rocket Girls
- 2016 - Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
- 2015 - All the Light We Cannot See
- 2014 - William Stafford
- 2013 - Running the Rift
- 2012 - Mink River
- 2011 - Cutting for Stone
- 2010 - The Whistling Season
- 2009 - Stubborn Twig
- 2008 - Three Cups of Tea
- 2007 - The Shadow of the Wind
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2018 - Good Morning, Midnight
Lake Oswego Public Library invited the entire community to participate in the 2018 Lake Oswego Reads program. The success of the program over the past eleven years demonstrates our community’s love of books, intellectual pursuits and thoughtful discussion. During the month of February, the Library, local schools, businesses and organizations will offer special programs and festivities connected with Good Morning, Midnight. Whether or not you read the book, participate as much as you can and learn about the Arctic, living in space, Ham radio communications, polar bears, isolation/separation anxiety and more.
View displays related to the 12th annual Lake Oswego Reads program for the entire month of February. Original art work from artists of all ages, QSL cards, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional pieces! Displays will be up at the Library, City Hall, Chrisman Picture Frame & Gallery and Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Glacier expert Dr. Andrew Fountain, PSU Professor of Geography and Geology, will discuss the wonder in the fact that these deposits of moving ice are found at all. Normally, ice is found in its liquid form as water, yet a slight change in temperature, and it’s all solid ice.
How is the Arctic changing and what do we know about how polar bears are responding? Dr. Karyn Rode, a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Science Center of the United States Geological Survey will discuss this matter along with her research.
Meet the LO ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) team and learn about the many ways they are trained to assist the community in the event of emergency. LO ARES augments the LO Fire Department’s communication system when needed.
Come listen to our youth, as well as influential adults shaping their lives, voice their ”Untold Stories” at Lake Oswego’s first ever conference of great ideas, LO Speaks.
Well-recognized artists will explain the art they created after reading Good Morning, Midnight. Their art will be displayed during February at Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Jeff Davies, owner of EcoTours of Oregon Day Tours, takes a look at the man the world's largest avalanche buried on “his mountain,” Mt. St. Helens, when it erupted on May 18, 1980.
Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham’s illustrated presentation will provide an overview of nearly 170 years of communitarian living in Oregon. The state's utopian communities have drawn inspiration from books, charismatic teachers, dietary reforms, economic and political theories, and alternative lifestyles.
Join facilitators Anita Yap and Traci Price as we look at the history of racism in Portland and talk about how diversity and inclusion can create thriving communities.
You are invited to join the conversation and share your experience of the book with others including Lake Oswego Library librarian Fawn at the Adult Community Center on G Street.
Can you design and build an Arctic Crawler that can explore the frigid north? Using a toothbrush, motor, battery, and your creativity, take on a variety of polar challenges.
NOTE CHANGE IN TIME TO BEGIN AT 12:30 PM. Join us for a morning with Cyndie Glazer, the Lake Oswego Library’s visionary Program and Volunteer Coordinator, who will tell us the fascinating story of the creation of Lake Oswego Reads -- now in its 12th year.
The Oregonian spent a year chronicling Nora’s life, even tracing her lineage back to her roots on the sea ice of Alaska. Hear comments by filmmaker Dave Killen following the screening.
Polar biologist Dr. Brad Buckley, PSU Assoc. Professor of Biology, Center for Life in Extreme Environments studies physiological responses of marine species to elevated temperatures and other stressors.
Join us as we hear the author of Good Morning, Midnight discuss isolation, our cultural obsession with apocalyptic narratives and the writing of the book. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. TVCTV recorded the presentation which is playing through April on Channel 28 on Tuesdays at 10 am, Wednesdays at 10 am & 6 pm and Saturdays at 7 pm. Unfortunately because of audio problems, the Q & A part of the evening is not available. The Library will have a DVD for checkout available in April.
You are invited to join the conversation and share your experience of the book with others including Lake Oswego Library librarian Shannon, Wednesday, February 14, 12-1. We will meet in the Brian Doyle Garden Reading Area on the main floor.
Lake Oswego Librarian Kiira Taylor will talk about making the most of the time we have left. This is a rare opportunity to hear Kiira share her thoughts on books that she recommends.
During Chad “Fez” Gaetz’s years as an expedition leader in Antarctica, he developed awe for the natural form, which now shapes his artistic instincts. Hear Fez describe his adventurous life in Antarctica and talk about his art and influences.
The book’s editors, Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, join us to continue this timely discussion about the “moral dimensions of the planet in crisis” and our responsibilities for the future our world.
This event is CANCELED due to icy road conditions.
You are invited to join the conversation and share your experience of the book with others including Lake Oswego Library librarian Alicia, Wednesday, February 21, 10-11. We will meet in the Lake Oswego Preservation Society History Center & Museum in the old iron worker's cottage on Wilbur Street.
March 22, 7 pm, Lake Oswego Library
After reading Good Morning, Midnight, we find ourselves asking the question, "How have I lived my life?" Dr. Malea MacOdrum of Providence Integrative Medicine will walk you through how our lifestyle choices impacts our health and wellness.
Learn how astronauts live in space from Dr. Jan Dabrowski, Associate Professor of Science & Interdisciplinary Studies at Marylhurst University with a PhD in Astronomy.
Join Dr. John Schneider, a Portland psychologist and former Director of the Lewis & Clark College Counseling Center, for a talk and discussion about the importance of connection and the effects of isolation.
A catastrophic event has happened in Good Morning, Midnight. This is a reminder to be prepared. Chief Larry Goff of the Lake Oswego Fire Department will talk about what to do before, during and after a disaster.
Join us on Saturday, February 24 for a presentation and tour of the LO Fire Station.
Julie’s Travel Desk is proud to bring you John Jerkovich, veteran cruise line sales manager now with Viking Cruises, as he explains how you can experience this magnificent destination the “Viking” way!
One minute we are a teenager, then a spouse, next a parent and before we realize it we are retired. AM Northwest’s Marriage and Family Therapist, Kelly Hoffman, will provide us tools to navigate through these changes and provide insight into the evolution of our self-identity.
You are invited to join the conversation and share your experience of the book with others including Lake Oswego librarian Todd. At Chuck's Place 148 B.
In a discussion of Good Morning, Midnight, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark College, Dr. Liz Safran, will explore the recurrent theme of apocalypse in environmental thinking.
As some of us struggle with our mental health challenges from time to time, what greater way to destigmatize mental health than with a Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy Show!
Come celebrate the 12th annual Lake Oswego Reads! Bring your Lake Oswego Library card to receive a free copy of Good Morning, Midnight, thanks to the Friends of the Library. Enjoy book-related food like trail mix, chai tea and caribou jerky while waiting in line. Is that a snowmobile in the Library?! Thank you to SK Northwest.