The official kickoff of Lake Oswego Reads Celebrating William Stafford will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Library. Complimentary copies of the new book, Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems by William Stafford, will be distributed to Lake Oswego Public Library card holders, thanks to the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.
The Steering Committee for Lake Oswego Reads, consisting of librarians, community leaders, high school English teachers and high school students, is presently developing programs for February that tie into William Stafford. Some of the plans include a walk to the Stafford Stones, a visit to the Stafford Archives at Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library, a screening of the film Every War Has Two Losers with the filmmaker and poetry boxes erected around Lake Oswego. Kim Stafford will be speaking on February 13, 2014 for Lake Oswego Reads.