A month full of lectures, special programs, exhibits, contests and more
to celebrate next year's Lake Oswego Reads selection! All events free unless noted.
To those who read about the "Komora: to Heal" screening in the special publication of the Lake Oswego Review, the screening will take place on January 31, 2013, not on January 13, 2013. Register here
Passport for Events:
Pick up a “Passport” at the Lake Oswego Library or at any Lake Oswego Reads event and get it stamped at each Lake Oswego Reads event you attend throughout February. Bring your passport, with at least three stamps, to the final event at the Library on February 28. The drawing will be at 8:00 pm and you must be present to win the prize.
Congratulations to Tom Steeves for winning the Passport Drawing that included Rwandan baskets, tea, jewelry, cards and a green bandana!
Join us Monday, January 7, at 6:30 pm as we celebrate the beginning of the 7th annual Lake Oswego Reads!
Film Screening with Co-Director Emmanuel Habimana
Presentation by Carl Wilkens
Friday, February 1st, 7:00 p.m. at Lake Oswego City Hall’s Council Chamber, 380 A Ave.
Opening Party Featuring a Dance Demonstration
Saturday, February 2, 6:00 p.m. at Step It Up Studios, 101 A Ave.
Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Library, 706 4th St.
Victoria Trabosh’s Life Changing Story
Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St.
Art Unveiling Reception & Month-Long Art Show
Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m. at Graham’s Book & Stationery 460 2nd St. and at Chrisman Picture Frame Gallery, 480 2nd St.
Peace Corps Presentation by Tyler Russ
Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St.
Rwanda Day at the Book Store:
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m—2 p.m. at Graham’s Book & Stationery, 460 2nd St.
Proving Sustainability:a presentation by Evan Thomas
Monday, February 11, 7 p.m. at Mary's Wood Auditorium, 17400 Holy Names Drive
Lopez Lomong’s Story
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. at Lakeridge High School, 235 SW Overlook Dr.
Movie Screening: Rwanda – Do Scars Ever Fade? With Filmmaker Paul Freedman
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. at Arts Council of Lake Oswego, 510 1st St.
Saturday, February 16, 11:00 a.m. at the Library
Emmanuel Habimana, Guellord Ndagijimana, and Matthew Rugamba are three Lewis & Clark College students from Rwanda. Listen as they share their stories of the genocide and discuss their plans for the future.
Tracing the Political Pulse of Rwanda Through Time
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm. at the Library. Anne Pitsch Santiago, Ph.D. at University of Portland, worked in Rwanda for three years as the conflict management coordinator for a USAID project partnering the National University of Rwanda with the University of Maryland.
Wednesday, February 20, at 11:45 am. At Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd. Hear the story of Sam Munyandamutsa, President of the Pacific Northwest Rwandan Association, who grew up in Rwanda and its surrounding countries, and moved to America to attend University in California.
Hear the Author, Naomi Benaron: Portrait of the Author as a Young Rock Hound: How a Scientist Came to Write About Rwanda
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School Auditorium, 2501 Country Club Rd.
Friday, February 22, Noon at Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. $5 per person, reservations required, call 503-635-3758.
Friday, February 22nd, 6 p.m. at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd. $25 per person,
reservations required: 503-675-2538
Join a special book discussion of Running the Rift with writer Brian Doyle, author of Mink River, the Lake Oswego Reads book for 2012. After a riveting discussion, enjoy a delicious Rwandan themed meal. $25 per person,
Friday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. at In Good Taste, 6302 SW Meadows Rd.
LO Read’s Fun Run!
Saturday February 23, 8:45 a.m.
at the Library, 706 4th St.
Supported by Foot Traffic.
Adam Bacher—A Day in the Life
Wednesday February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Marylhurst University Commons, 17600 Pacific Hwy #43