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LAUREN KESSLER VIDEO

We have posted videos from Lauren Kessler's Oregon Reads Kickoff presentations here. Check it out if you were'nt able to make it in person!

READER RESPONSE FORM

Have you read one of the Oregon Reads 2009 books or taken part in any Oregon Reads events at your library? We'd like to hear about your experiences. Please take a moment to fill out our reader response form.

LIBRARY EVALUATION FORM

Are you a participating library? We need your input! Please fill out the library evaluation form.

"A FAMILY GATHERING" PREVIEW

Here is a preview of the movie "A Family Gathering", which recounts the story of a Hood River Japanese-American businessman interned during World War II.

More information can be found here.

OREGON READS T-SHIRTS!

Oregon Reads T-Shirt Purchase Oregon Reads t-shirts, mugs and more at Cafe Press - http:/www.cafepress.com/oregonreads.


TRAVELING EXHIBITS FROM THE NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER

The Nikkei Legacy Center has developed two traveling exhibits for libraries that relate to themes in Stubborn Twig. The exhibits are displayed in two different ways to accommodate the different spaces in a variety of libraries. Full information is available here.

To sign-up to borrow an Oregon Nikkei Legacy Centerp exhibit email Sara Charlton (scharlton@beachbooks.org). Sara will schedule on a first-come, first-serve basis.

See here for the current schedule.


DISTRIBUTION OF STUBBORN TWIG, BAT 6, AND APPLES TO OREGON HAS BEGUN!

Orders of 10 copies or fewer of Stubborn Twig have already been shipped to libraries via the Orbis Cascade Courier or US Postal Service. If your books do not arrive by Friday, November 21 email Joel Henderson (Joel.Henderson@state.or.us).

Libraries receiving 11 or more copies of Stubborn Twig should email Joel Henderson (Joel.Henderson@state.or.us) to schedule an appointment to pick them up at the Oregon State Library. There is an SDLAC meeting at the State Library on November 5th and a Library Directors meeting at the State Library on November 17th, these are excellent opportunities to pick up your books.

Contact Katie Anderson (katie.anderson@state.or.us), 503-378-2528, if you have any other questions about your order.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The State Library cannot guarantee there will be anyone available to help you if you drop by to pick up your books without an appointment.

OREGON POET LAUREATE INADA REFLECTS ON INTERNMENT

The NewsHours Poetry Series presents the profile of Oregon's poet laureate, Lawson Inada. Along with more than 100,000 other Japanese-Americans, Lawson Inada was sent to internment camps for the duration of World War II. He was one of the youngest to live in the camps, and much of his writing addresses that childhood experience. Inada speaks from the Portland Japanese Gardens. Download and listen to a podcast, view the streaming video, or read the transcript here.
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  • Starseed Foundation
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting