Moonstruck chocolates – Ann Arkebauer
Dictionary for the computer – Susan Triplett
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Watch Ivan Doig's February 17 presentation!
Lake Oswego Reads Announces the Book Choice for 2010
Book Selection Criteria for Lake Oswego Reads:
The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected Ivan Doig’s The Whistling Season as the book for the 2010 citywide reading program, Lake Oswego Reads.
This will be the program’s fourth year.
Because 2010 is the Centennial year for the City of Lake Oswego, this book will tie into the celebration and will allow readers to learn what life was like in 1910. The Whistling Season takes place in 1909 -1920 and follows the story about Paul Milliron and his brothers who are struggling to cope with the loss of their mother and struggling with their father who is unable to keep the house in reasonable order. Rescue comes in the form of Rose Llewellyn, a housekeeper from Minneapolis who brings her brother, Morris, with her. When the teacher in the one-room schoolhouse runs away with the preacher, Morris is pressed into service as the teacher. The year is a coming-of-age one for Paul, who narrates this story. He enjoys the company and influence of Rose and Morris, until their secretive past catches up to them.
Doig was very pleased to hear about the selection and said, “I always feel very lucky when The Whistling Season is chosen for a community read, as if the characters of my imagination are being welcomed as honorary citizens.”
The Steering Committee for Lake Oswego Reads, consisting of librarians, community leaders, high school English teachers and high school students, selected this book from over 30 different suggestions.
Old school storytelling brings to life the challenges of homesteading farmers and their children in early 1910. The story is told from the perspective of Paul, the eldest of three sons and by far the brightest student in the one room schoolhouse. His father, recently widowed, sees an ad by a housekeeper “Can’t cook but doesn’t bite.” There in begins the journey of the ever-whistling Rose into the hearts of the men in the Milliron family. Accompanying Rose from Minneapolis to Marias Coulee is her brother Morrie, an eccentric, walking encyclopedia, also with a secret to hide. Without notice the current schoolteacher leaves to get married and Morrie accepts the challenge of educating the students with absolutely no experience in a classroom. His impromptu lessons in astronomy, weather and ancient history keep the students engaged like never before. But why does Morrie have brass knuckles in his vest pocket? What is he hiding or hiding from? Keep reading the delightful chapters as the mystery unfolds in The Whistling Season.
"Ivan Doig has been, from This House of Sky, his first grand entry into literature, one of the great American voices, full of grace, abounding in humanity, easeful in narration, hypnotic in pace, grand in range," says his international contemporary Thomas Keneally of Australia, author of Schindler's List. Richard Critchfield added in the Washington Post: "Nor is Doig's gift merely literary. Besides his intuitions and artistry there is the iron purpose of an ex-ranch hand who has earned his Ph.D. in history." Born in Montana in 1939, Doig grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. His career has been honored with the lifetime "Distinguished Achievement" award by the Western Literature Association, and in the San Francisco Chronicle poll to name the best American West novels and works of non-fiction of the twentieth century, he is the only living writer with books in the top dozen of both lists: English Creek in fiction and This House of Sky in non-fiction. He and his wife Carol divide their time between their home in Seattle and the places his writing takes him.
His books (all are available in paperback) and his awards:
This House of Sky, 1978; finalist for the National Book Award; Christopher Award; chosen "best book about Montana" in Montana, The Magazine of Western History readers' poll; more than 200,000 copies sold.
Winter Brothers, 1980; Governor's Writers Award; adapted for television by KCTS, Seattle.
The Sea Runners, 1982; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for Literary Excellence; chosen as one of "ten best books of the year" by Chicago Sun-Times and "notable books of the year" by the New York Times Book Review.
English Creek, 1984; Western Heritage Award as best novel of the year; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award; read by The Radio Reader on National Public Radio.
Dancing at the Rascal Fair, 1987; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award; his most popular book, now in its 4th edition.
Ride with Me, Mariah Montana, 1990; Library Journal "highly recommended" choice; Christian Science Monitor serialization.
Heart Earth, 1993; $10,000 Evans Biography Award; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
Bucking the Sun, 1996; Governor's Writers Award. Mountain Time, 1999; NewStar audio set.
Prairie Nocturne, 2003; graded `A' by Entertainment Weekly; book club favorite.
The Whistling Season, 2006; six printings; Booksense national bestseller list; American Library Association's 2007 Alex Award as one of ten best books for Young Adults; Reader's Digest Condensed Book; Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award; nominated for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
The Eleventh Man, 2008; Recorded Books audio set; paperback published September 2009.
Forthcoming: Work Song, spring 2010.
Lake Oswego Reads
Lake Oswego Public Library would like to invite the entire community to participate in this year’s Lake Oswego Reads program. The success of the program over the last three years program demonstrates our community’s love of books, intellectual pursuits and thoughtful discussion. During the month of February the Library, local schools, businesses and organizations will offer special programs and festivities connected with the Lake Oswego Reads book selection, The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig. Because 2010 is the Centennial year for the City of Lake Oswego, this book will tie into the celebration and will allow readers to learn what life was like in 1910.
Pick up one of 800 copies of The Whistling Season (compliments of Friends of the Library) at the Lake Oswego Public Library on January 12 at 6:30 P.M., check out one from the Library, or buy a copy at Graham’s Book & Stationery. Everyone in the community is welcome to enjoy a month of fun and enrichment during the 2010 Lake Oswego Reads celebration.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS NOTED-$
Lake Oswego Library, Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 P.M
Celebrate at the Library! Lake Oswego Reads kicks off by offering free copies of The Whistling Season on Tuesday evening, January 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Just flash your Lake Oswego Library card and receive your own copy of The Whistling Season (limited number of books available). Enjoy cocoa, samples of fruit pie, David Lipkind playing the harmonica and a visit from Mrs. Lucia Bliss, Lake Oswego’s first librarian, Charlie Didzun – 1910 baseball player and Charles Haines – First Marshall of Lake Oswego. The books and party are compliments of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library. Outside the Library there will be a blacksmith demonstration by Berkley Tack from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hear the Author
Ivan Doig, author of The Whistling Season, will be speaking at Lake Oswego High School about “Passion, Precision, and Whistling a Work Song.” This event is for high school age and older. Admission is free but a ticket is required for this event. Tickets will be available at the Lake Oswego Public Library starting at 11 A.M. on Saturday, January 30. There will be a two ticket per person limit and a Lake Oswego Library Card is required. Note: the tickets will be valid until 15 minutes before the event begins on February 17. Seating is first come, first served. Wednesday, February 17, Lake Oswego High School Auditorium, 2501 Country Club Rd., 7 P.M. Free but tickets are required. Due to a hand injury author Ivan Doig will not be able to sign copies of his book.
Pick up a “passport” at the Lake Oswego Library or at Lake Oswego Reads events and get it stamped at each Lake Oswego Reads event you attend throughout February. Then, bring your passport with at least three stamps to the Horse Show/Jumper Night on February 27 (Oswego Hunt, 2725 SW Iron Mountain Blvd. starting at 5:30 P.M.) for a chance to win a 1910 gift basket. You need not be present to win. The drawing will be at 6:30 P.M.
Lake Oswego Not Only Reads,
This year Lake Oswego Reads introduces a new program, Lake Oswego Writes. Many of us go through life wondering if we have a book to write. Find out this February in our citywide writers' workshop. To reflect the themes in The Whistling Season, we'll pay special attention this year to using fiction, poetry and screenwriting to explore your own and your family's past. Access daily online prompts and weekly workshops with local authors at Chuck's Place in downtown LO. John Morrison will host the February 1 workshop. His most recent book is Heaven of the Moment. Elissa Rust will host the February 8 workshop. Her most recent book is The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake. Will Fendon will host the February 15 workshop. His work has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Safari Tracks," and many others. Local playwright Hunt Holman will assist with producing the program. His play Willow Jade will be produced by Portland Playhouse in January 2010, as part of the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland. We'll finish the month with a public reading at the library, and one entry will be selected for inclusion in the Centennial Time Capsule to be buried on October 9th. Because of limited space, register for the workshop at 503-675-2538 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chuck's Place, Mondays, February 1, 8, 15, 7- 8 P.M.; Lake Oswego Library, Monday, February 22, 7 P.M.
Will Fendon earned his BA in English Literature from Principia College and has worked as a screenwriter in television and film for the past 12 years. His many credits include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Safari Tracks." Most recently, Will founded a screenwriting mentor program for kids in Portland where he lives with his wife, 4 year-old twin boys, and a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Tioga that sleeps on the bed and snores loudly.
Hunt Holman is a playwright. His play Willow Jade will be produced in January 2010 by Portland Playhouse at the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland. The play received a staged reading in the JAW Festival at Portland Center Stage in July 2008. Other plays include Spanish Girl, Gun Club, The Kidney, The Dawn Patrol, and The First Time I Slept with Rosemary. He earned an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
John C. Morrison’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including the Seattle Review, the Cimarron Review, and Southern Poetry Review. Most recently, he directed the Writers in the Schools program for Literary Arts of Oregon, and currently teaches poetry at Washington State University, Vancouver. His first full-length collection of poems, Heaven of the Moment, is a finalist in the 2008 Oregon book Awards for poetry.
Elissa Minor Rust has published fiction in Baltimore Review, Orchid: A Literary Review, Beacon Street Review, and Honolulu Magazine, among others and is the recipient of numerous awards. In her own words, "Nobody is just one thing. I am a professional writer, a college English instructor, and a maker of school lunches. I am a lover of literature and a lover a politics. I have a passion for Labradoodles, Quakerism, and Buffy. And damn it if sometimes I feel like knitting stuff. So there." Rust lives in Lake Oswego.
Old Time Music
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 P.M.
Spend an evening listening to Acoustic Amour at the First Tuesday music program at the Library. Carol Ann Wheeler, Lady Fiddle Champion and author of fiddle instruction books, CDs and videos, will play a variety of styles, including Irish, Scottish, Canadian, Texas, Gypsy & Classical violin with Jeff Heberle on the guitar and Jim Toussaint on the harmony fiddle. They will even offer a couple of trick fiddle numbers. They are proud to preserve America’s heritage of old-time fiddle music. Library, Tuesday, February 2, 7 P.M.
The Ring of History:
Oswego Heritage House, Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 P.M.
The Oswego Heritage Council presents its First Wednesday featuring a special program on the history of telephones by collector Don Walton. Walton owns close to 600 models of telephones representing nearly every style of phone. He will talk about the history of communication made possible by the telephone and show some of his collection including phones from 1910. Oswego Heritage House, Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 P.M.
Amazing Art Show by Adults and High School Students
Opening Art Show Reception: February 4 at 6:00 P.M.
Imagine! How do you capture the essence of 345 pages in a single piece of art? That’s what faced the 18 artists listed below from the Splash! group. In their 4th year of meeting this challenge, their visions will be unveiled for the first time at Graham’s at the reception. From Lakeridge High School, art teacher, Shannon McBride and 14 art students read The Whistling Season and have prepared 15 pieces of art interpreting what they read. From Lake Oswego High School, art teacher Katie Brink and Artist -in-Residence Michael Orwick had 14 art students work in oil to re-create the scenery from the book.
Throughout February, the adult art will be displayed at Graham’s Book and Stationery and the high school art will be displayed at Chrisman Picture Frame & Gallery. Opening Art Show Reception, Thurs., February 4, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Graham’s Book and Stationery, 460 Second St. and Chrisman Picture Frame & Gallery, 480 2nd St.
Thirteen artists from the talented Splash! group and five invited artists have created images that came to them as they read The Whistling Season. Their interpretations are imaginative and amazing. Artists include:
1. Ruth Armitage
Pioneer Lunch ($)
At the Adult Community Center, Friday, February 5th, noon
Enjoy a hearty lunch for all would-be Montana plains pioneers, perhaps what Rose would have cooked for the Milliron family if she knew how to cook. Lunch includes barbequed baby back ribs, baked beans, succotash, homemade biscuits and pecan pie. The cost is $4 for 60 and over, $5 for the under 60 crowd. Reservations are required by calling 503-635-3758. Adult Community Center, Friday, February 5th, noon.
Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters' Tea
At the Library, Monday, February 8 at 2:00 P.M.
Visit the Library in January and February and view the beautiful nine quilts created by members of the Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters after reading The Whistling Season. On February 8 enjoy a cup of tea and listen to each of the nine quilters share the making of their quilt depicting something from the book that has inspired them. For over 10 years this book club has selected a book by vote and eight weeks later met to discuss the book and share ideas for possible quilt designs. The finished quilts by each member are presented at a celebratory dinner at the end of the six month period. Library, Monday, February 8, 2:00 P.M.
COVER TO COVER—THE BOOK CLUB QUILTERS
1. HALEY GOES TO SCHOOL
Designed, pieced, and quilted by Linda Reinert
The one room schoolhouse was such a joyous place. And even more so the night
that Haley’s Comet came. I drew my inspiration from this event.
2. THREE PART HARMONY
Designed and pieced by Cindy Settle Cline
Quilted by Linda Alexander
This quilt of the whistling wind across the coulees of Montana is an intuitive color
and design study inspired by the teachings of Jean Wells and Ann Johnston. The
blades of the windmill are from a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing pattern.
3. WHISTLING ROSE
Pieced by Joanne MacNaughton
Quilted by Carol Parks
A Peace Rose in my garden and a Ruth McDowell pattern of a rose inspired
this quilt. Pat Busby helped me with the complex construction.
4. RAISING THE FLAG
Pieced and quilted by Vonda Piersol
“Morrie announced to Carnelia and me that he was bestowing the honor of
raising and lowering the flag. The splendid new 46-star flag with fresh dyed
stars and stripes, an unquestionable beauty, had to be handled with utmost
respect at all times. . . There it lay on the ground! Rules of the flag stark as
scripture, the pair of us stood stricken into stone. No one had seen the seventh
grade of Marias Coulee disgrace itself. Eddie grabbed the flag from my hands,
sped the flag up the pole, and without a word more, the three of us headed into
the schoolhouse.” Paul Milliron, age 13, 1909.
5. OUTWOLFING THE TURLEYS
Designed, pieced, and quilted by Beth Wells
Ambrose and Eddie Turley are trappers who hunt wolves and coyotes for a
livelihood. My quilt depicts one lucky wolf who evades the Turleys.
6. TUNDRA COMET
Original design by Judy Eselius
Quilted by Rhonda Beyer
Inspired by the spectacular Spring arrival of the Tundra Swans. They are also
called “Whistling Swans” which refers to the sound made by the slow powerful beating of their wings in flight.
7. HALEY MEETS THE WHISTLING SWAN
Designed, pieced, and quilted by Pat Busby
I used an Art Deco style design for the back drop and added a fantasy
Whistling Swan on the pond which was briefly mentioned in the book. The
novel was set in a western landscape of Montana during the time of Haley’s
Comet of 1910.
8. BACK TO SCHOOL
Designed and quilted by Cathy Erickson
This quilt celebrates the importance of education, no matter how difficult the
situation might be. The quilt used hand-dyed fabric, machine piecing, and
9. CHILDREN OF MARIAS COULEE
Pieced by Carole Schmitz Monahan
Quilted by Melissa Hoffman
My folk art quilt was inspired by the many scenes centered in and around Marias Coulee and the schoolhouse. Patterns are adapted from the quilt book, Kids on the Bed.
About the Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters
In December, 2000, a book club for quilters organized in the Portland area. In an effort to make more interesting quilts and be motivated to get them finished, this unique group of quilt artists decided to challenge itself to make quilts inspired by literature. All members read the same book and each member then creates a quilt using the book as inspiration. The club is well into its tenth year, and the body of work is growing. While skills and styles vary within the group, everyone brings her unique talent and ideas, making it an open forum for innovative approaches to creating art quilts as well as beautiful traditional pieces. The camaraderie and support, as well as opportunities to show their work as a group, have helped these creative women achieve new goals in the art of quilting.
The timeline for the book-to-quilt process is six months. A book is selected and eight weeks later the group meets to discuss the book and share ideas for possible quilt designs. Sometimes sketches are shown and sometimes the pieces are already in production. The finished quilts are presented at a celebratory dinner at the end of the sixe month period. The next book is chosen by vote, and the process beings again. Every month members get together to share techniques and offer encouragement and feedback.
The Book ClubQuilters have some long term objectives that stem from each member’s personal goals. They share the idea that they are in the group for personal growth as artists with the common desire to develop new skills, put them to use and then celebrate the outcome, whether it is a show worthy quilt or an enlightening design study or exercise. Their hope is that others will be inspired by the quilts and are encouraged to start their own club.
One Room School House
At the Holy Names Heritage Center
Have you ever wondered what it was like for an entire school with children of all ages and abilities to be the responsibility of a single teacher? Join us at the Holy Names Heritage Center for an afternoon of stories about one room school houses. Speakers Steve Eklund, Clemie Moody, Doris Robertson, Mary Neely and Donna Reiff will share their memories of their adventures attending single room schools. Come just to listen or share your own stories about this unique experience. Holy Names Heritage Center, Tuesday, February 9, 2 P.M.
The Fascinating Stories of Everyday Lives:
Library, Wednesday, February 10, Noon-1:00 P.M.
Stories have always been a powerful way for people to share their lives with one another. In our region, the native Kalapuya Indians and the French-Canadian trappers handed down their stories orally. American settlers came and began to write down their tales of life in this new place. Join us for this interactive program and meet people from Champoeg’s past dressed in historic clothing and experience their compelling stories. What do their extraordinary stories—and their ordinary ones—tell us about their lives? Library, Wednesday, February 10, Noon-1 P.M.
S-P-E-L-L-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T Spelling Bee
Lakewood Center for the Arts, Wednesday, February 10, 7 P.M.
It’s the ‘bees knees’ of spelling bees. The rules have changed and we've thrown in a lifeline. Join Bee Master Chad Carter, former L-a-k-e-r-i-d-g-e student and KPTV “Good Day Oregon” anchor, as he takes you down memory lane, back in time to your grade school spelling bee. Now’s your chance -you can turn back the c-l-o-c-k. Bring to the bee your ever expanding knowledge as a speller or as an audience member. Individual and Team Divisions for high school students and adults. Team attire encouraged. Phone-A-Friend and get your team together! Lifelines? Find out that night. Registration form, competition manual and practice word list available here or at the Library. Lakewood Center for the Arts, Wednesday, February 10, 7 P.M.
Chad Carter joined FOX 12 in December 2005 as an anchor/reporter, launching the new Good Day Oregon: Weekend Editions.
Chad came to Fox 12 from KVII (ABC) in Amarillo, Texas where he was the Morning and Noon anchor. Before that, he spent time in Grand Junction, Colo., at KJCT (ABC) where he was the Weeknight anchor. Chad got his start in Bend, Oregon, at KTVZ (NBC) where he interned and did a little skiing on the side.
Chad has worked with Special Olympics of Oregon, volunteering for the Summer Games and The Bite of Oregon. In addition, Chad strapped on his dancing shoes (not actually his) and hit the stage as part of Young Audiences annual Mad Hot Ballroom event. Young Audiences is a group that strives to keep arts alive in area schools.
You can often find Chad and his wife all around town. They love to eat out, spend time with friends, and soak in all that the area has to offer. You can also find Chad heading out for a bike ride on miles of great trails, being towed behind a boat on a wakeboard, or when feeling charitable, donating golf balls to area courses. He also is very active in teaching his Texan wife the love of snow and skiing.
Tales of a Secret Life in Lake Oswego:
Library, Thursday, February 11, 7 PM
Everyone is said to have a private side which reveal to few, if any, others. However, we read about people living a secret life and every day these secret-keepers keep on doing what they do: living one life and then living another. Captain Don Forman of the Lake Oswego Police Department will share stories of people who have lived a secret life in our community and then have gotten caught. Library, Thursday, February 11, 7 PM
Pictured: Lake Oswego Library Teen Advisory Board
Photo Scavenger Hunt for Grades 7-12:
The Whistling Season Apron Classes
AAUW Meeting: Pioneer Spirit of the 1840's
At the Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth St. Saturday, February 13 at 10 A.M.
The Whistling Season Fun & Games
Graham’s Book & Stationery, Saturday, February 13 from 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Ever wished you had learned to play the harmonica? Tried your hand at root beer-making or sarsaparilla-tasting? Wondered how to twirl a lariat? Heard someone play a jaw harp or slide whistle? Experience it now! Come to Graham’s for a hands-on array of old-fashioned fun & games!
Saturday Feb. 13 11-4:00 P.M.
Whistling Season Fun & Games
Lariat Lessons, Cowboy Songs, Poems & Stories 11-2
Old Fashioned Rootbeer Tasting 1-4
Unusual Flute Demos 1-4
Taffy Pull 2-3
Game Demos 11-4
An Evening with Brian Doyle:
At the Library, Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 P.M.
Lake Oswego resident Brian Doyle reads from his essays and “proems,” tells tall tales and lies, chants the Fifty Rules of Editing, argues for a Poetry Inspection Corps, insists on the use of the serial comma as a moral imperative, and shares other entertaining misadventures. Brian Doyle is a well-known author and essayist whose books include The Grail and Epiphanies and Elegies. In 2008, he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is editor of the University of Portland’s Portland magazine, which is ranked among the top 10 best university magazines in America. Library, Tuesday, February 16,
The Power of Your Dreams ($)
Oswego Lake Country Club, February 17 at 11:45 A.M.