I say cool stuff is happening at the library, but in the time of Covid it is happening via zoom and on line. I really have to give a round of applause to the staff at the library because they have come up with some awesome options to keep readers engaged. At a time when we are spending more time at home, and really needing options to keep us busy, these programs are pretty terrific.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Watch videos of members of the community reading children’s books in different languages. Get recommendations for books to read that will educate about different cultures. This program honors the similarities and differences that make our community shine. For more information visit www.lakeoswego.city/library/mcbd.
A Bookish Affair
This is a book group that is devoted to romance novels. They read one book per month. To get involved you can email Shannon Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download the podcast at “A Bookish Affair” from all of the usual places that podcasts are found.
Cook The Books Book Group
This book group is all about food! It meets via zoom on Tuesdays at 4pm. Each week features a new theme. Folks get together to share recipes and talk about food. It’s pretty much a big recipe exchange. You can register at www.lakeoswego.city/library/cook-books-virtual-book-group where you’ll get a meeting link and a password.
Join librarians for a family-friendly virtual game of trivia. Thursdays at 7pm. This sounds like a lot of fun! Registration is required. Go to www.lakeoswego.city/library/remote.
Personalized Reading Recommendations
Fill out a reading profile and librarians will use your answers to create a customized reading list just for you. For adults, go to www.lakeoswego.city/library/webforms/ten-ten-personalized-recommendations. For kids, go to www.lakeoswego.city/kids/you-need-read-weve-got-books. All books are loaned via curbside pickup and are quarantined before being loaned out again.
Lake Oswego Reads
Our library is just such a tremendous resource to our city! With all of this going on, I want to end this post by pointing out the Lake Oswego Reads is happenning right now. Citywide, the community is reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. There are many events associated with LO Reads. Find details at www.ci.oswego.or.us/loreads.