Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 pm at Lake Oswego Public Library. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the 8th annual Lake Oswego Reads! Pick up one of over eight hundred free copies of Ask Me, a collection of one hundred of William Stafford’s essential poems in celebration of the poet’s centennial. His poetry reveals the consequences of violence, the daily necessity of moral decisions, the importance of art, and the bounty of nature. Selected and introduced by son Kim Stafford, Ask Me presents the best from a profound and original American voice. The opening celebration will include William Stafford’s favorite carrot cake and music by fiddler Kathryn Claire. A Lake Oswego Public Library (LOPL) card is required to receive a free book generously provided by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.