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May 2019 LibraryExplore Engage Enrich May 2019 Lake Oswego Library Summer Reading Programs - June 1 to August 31 Summer Reading is for everyone, from birth through adulthood. Whether you are a pre-reader, an emerging reader, or a voracious reader, a universe of stories awaits you. So keep your brain healthy and smart by reading all summer long. We even have great reading incentives from generous sponsors including Oaks Park, Bullwinkles, The Oregon State Fair, Benihana, Lakeshore Learning Center and The Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns sports teams. Come and visit us at the Library to sign up beginning June 1! LAZINFEST! (For adults) Read books! Win prizes! Escape reality! Why should kids have all the fun? All adults can earn chances to win prizes for Summer Reading! How does it work? For each book you read or listen to, you fill out an online form. Easy! We will choose random weekly winners; the prizes will be edible or bookish treats. The Grand Prize will be a gift certificate for a stay at the Oregon coast. It all starts June 1, when library card holders 18 years and older may register online for LAZINFEST. The program concludes August 31. Register beginning June 1 at this magical portal: http://lopl.org/lazinfest For more information, contact Kiira K. Taylor at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, 503-697-6581 or 504- 534-4227, ktaylor@ci.oswego.or.us. Out of This World Grand Prizes Kids who complete their reading logs this summer will be entered into a drawing for a free one- year family membership to the World of Speed Motorsports Museum. Teens who achieve their reading goal of 15 hours will be entered into a drawing for one free month of Flight School at iFly Indoor Skydiving. And, all adults who participate in LAZINFEST will be entered into a drawing for a stay at the coast. Sign up beginning June 1! Library Scavenger Hunt All Summer Long! For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit the Library’s website at www.lakeoswegolibrary. org/youth. Summer Reading Challenge Blast-Off Parties After Hours at the Library Teens Friday, May 31, 6:30-8pm (For teens entering grades 7-12) Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge one day ahead of everyone else and get first choice of your FREE book prize. Join in for fun karaoke, henna tattoos, scavenger hunts for hidden prizes, pizza, and an escape room. For teens that will be entering 7-12 grade next year. Drop off and sign in between 6-6:30 pm, pick-up and sign out between 8-8:30 p.m. Kids Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m. on the Main Floor School’s almost out! Come sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and groove to a live performance by Grammy-nominated family music band Recess Monkey. Read-to-Me Club (For pre-readers) Read to your child for 10 minutes a day for 25 days this summer and help them to earn prizes, coupons, and a brand new free book! (For readers entering grades K-6) Read for 20 minutes or more for 25 days this summer and earn prizes, coupons, and a brand new free book! (For teens entering grades 7-12) Sign up for a free book and prizes. Read for 15 hours for more prizes. Register online at www.lopl.org/teens. A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Challenge Reach for the Stars this Summer! Three week-long sessions with programs every day from 2-3pm (grades K and up): • June 24-28 • July 15-19 • August 5-9 Blast off and explore the Universe of Stories this summer with tons of live performances and hands-on activities. Make your own galaxy slime, a marshmallow asteroid launcher, moon sand, celestial art, and much more! Your Community Resource for Information and Enrichment Library Hours: Mon-Thu...10:00am - 9:00pm Fri-Sat.......10:00am - 6:00pm Sun.............1:00pm - 6:00pm Lake Oswego Public Library 706 Fourth Street Lake Oswego OR 97034 Main Number: 503-636-7628 www.LakeOswegoLibrary.org Cultural Pass Express Local museums, gardens and more, for free, with your library card! The Library’s popular Cultural Pass program is better than ever with the launch of Cultural Pass Express on April 1! Citizens can explore local museums, gardens, and other cultural attractions with a new level of ease and flexibility by reserving and downloading a pass online. Login with your library card number and PIN to start exploring the venues: Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum (discounted), World of Speed Museum… to name just a few! The Cultural Pass Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public library, is designed to help users discover and explore new destinations in the area by partnering LINCC libraries with local venues to extend services to the public that seek to inform, entertain, inspire and support life-long learning. May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. Libraries help individuals living with mental health challenges, along with their families and friends, connect with important resources. This month, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Lake Oswego Public Library will host special programs designed to help you take care of your own mental health and learn how to help someone else in crisis. Faces of Youth in Juvenile Detention Thursday, May 9, 7-8:00 p.m. Art therapy has long been heralded as a way to help cope with mental illness. Paula Perkins, a graduate student at Lewis and Clark College in the Art Therapy master program, will share her internship experience with Art Therapy at a juvenile detention center. Paula is motivated to use art therapy to activate the inner healing process, build self-confidence and instill hope. She believes we all have the ability to heal emotionally from life’s ruptures and challenges because we are designed to be resilient. Paula’s role as an art therapist is to help a person discover for themselves the path they need to take through the healing process and walk alongside them on the journey. This free event will take place at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information, contact Alicia Yokoyama at 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city. In Our Own Voice Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please join us for In Our Own Voice, a unique public education presentation where two trained speakers share their compelling stories of living with mental health challenges from discovery to recovery. This free event, part of Mental Health Awareness Month, is co-sponsored by Lake Oswego Public Library and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). For more information, contact Alicia Yokoyama at 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city. Film Discussion Group Friday, May 3, 2-4 p.m. Lake Theater & Café, 106 N. State Street On the first Friday of each month we watch a movie together and follow it up with a discussion. Most films selected are foreign and independent films. Recommended for ages 18 and over. These movies may contain scenes or elements that are appropriate for mature audiences only. This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free, and no ticket is required. Recommendations for 2020? The Lake Oswego Reads Steering Committee will soon be meeting to discuss books for 2020. What are the guidelines for book selection for Lake Oswego Reads? The selected book must: • Be for high school aged readers and older. • Appeal to a wide range of readers. • Strengthen civic pride, foster discussion among residents, and bring the community together through the common bond of reading. • Offer opportunities for additional citywide special events. • Be affordable and available in paperback, audiobook, and eBook. • Author and/or authority available to speak. If you have a book to recommend that matches these guidelines, please email it to Cyndie Glazer at cglazer@ci.oswego.or.us. Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Lake Oswego Reads 2019 The Lake Oswego Library brought our community together during February with over 15,000 people in Lake Oswego reading and/or participating in the community reads program. While The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez was the centerpiece of Lake Oswego Reads, the 40 events in 28 days offered lectures on the US Immigration System, concussions, racial bias, Day of the Dead, DACA, book discussions, a cooking class, art displays and more. TVCTV requested permission to videotape nine of our programs and will soon be available on DVD for patrons to check out. They are: Susan Dussault-US Immigration System, Dr. Kenneth Weizer-Laughter is the Best Medicine, Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham-Ethnic & Cultural Origins of Oregonians, Dr. Jim Chesnutt-Concussion & Early Return to Activity, Cristina Henriquez-Author Presentation, Sofia Torres McKay-Wine Industry & Immigrants, David Salerno Owens-A Better Tomorrow, Israel Pastrana-Contemporary History of Immigration and Mathew Senn-Music and the Brain. Library Closures The library will be closed on the following days in May: • Friday, May 17 – Library In-Service Day • Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day Holiday