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May 2021 LibraryExplore Engage Enrich May 2021 Kids & Teens • Sign up online at lopl.org/summer starting June 1. • Pick out a free book at the Lake Oswego Library, just for signing up! • Weekly raffle prize opportunities. To kick off the series, a book giveaway for the first title, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Lake Oswego Library. There will be 200 copies to distribute on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about the giveaway, visit www.lopl.org/book-giveaway-deepening- our-connections. Deepening Our Connections A Three-Part Series on African American Literature (with Book Giveaway) Join the Lake Oswego Library and Respond to Racism for a three-book summer discussion series as we seek to deepen our connections to one another, strengthen our understandings of African American experiences and perspectives through literature, and continue the community conversation surrounding race and caste in America. Learn more and register in advance for Part 1, to be held on June 13, at www.lopl.org/ deepening-our-connections-3-part-series. For questions about this three-part series, please email Reference Librarian Rachael Hyde at rhyde@lakeoswego.city. We hope to see you there! Up next in the series: • Quicksand and Passing by Nella Larsen • Beloved by Toni Morrison Summer Library Challenge Reading Colors Your World is Lake Oswego’s annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. From June Through August We’ll be Promoting: • Reading lists and book giveaways • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning • Mindful experiences in nature • Opportunities to be creative • Meaningful connections for all ages for our diverse community Challenge yourself and others to read, learn and listen with the Library this summer! Visit us at the Summer Library Challenge headquarters (at the library of course). 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 Taylor at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, 503-534-4227, ktaylor@lakeoswego.city. Your Community Resource for Information and Enrichment Lake Oswego Public Library 706 Fourth Street Lake Oswego OR 97034 Main Number: 503-636-7628 www.LakeOswegoLibrary.org Library Services Available by Phone: Mon-Thu .........10:00am - 5:00pm Fri-Sat ...........10:00am - 5:00pm Sun ................ 1:00pm - 5:00pm 24/7 Book ReturnsCan’t make it to the library? Return your library materials to any of our convenient book returns around Lake Oswego: • West Waluga Park - 15775 Waluga Drive (near parking lot)• Mountain Park - Jefferson Parkway (across from 1 Jefferson Pkwy apartments, adjacent to Mountain Park Recreation Center)• Luscher Farm - 17800 Stafford Road (turnoff near the gravel parking area on Stafford)• Yakima Building - 4101 Kruse Way (East side of building off Daniel Way)• Library Parking Lot - 706 Fourth St (drive-thru return on North side of building and walk-up returns) Listen to Poetry and Short Stories on Demand With the library’s new Story Line service, poetry and short stories for adults are just a phone call away! To listen in anytime, dial 503-636-7628 and press 6. New content is available every Monday, so call back often—or whenever you’re in the mood for a little lit! Memory Minder Kits Now Available at Lake Oswego Public Library! Are you or a loved one experiencing memory loss? The Lake Oswego Public Library and the City of Lake Oswego Adult Community Center have collaborated to create Memory Minder Kits that are available for checkout from the Library. The kits are intended to encourage positive and engaging interactions for adults living with dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment and their family care partners. For adults with memory loss, a Memory Minder Kit can provide mental and emotional stimulation. For caregivers, the kits can help with stimulating engagement and building stronger connections. Each kit offers: • Interactive activities (such as puzzles, card games or conversation cards)• DVD with engaging content • Books with colorful illustrations created for adults with memory loss • Activities to encourage memories of life experiences and support valuable connections • Resource Guide that includes suggested books and local support services To see a list of the available kits and to place a hold on one, please visit our online catalog at www.lincc.org and search for “Memory Minder Kits” or call the Library’s reference line at 503- 675-2540. Lake Oswego Reads 2021 The Lake Oswego Library brought our community together during February with over 10,000 people in Lake Oswego reading and/or participating in the community reads program. While Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents was the centerpiece of Lake Oswego Reads, the 23 events in 28 days offered lectures on racial hygiene in Nazi Germany, quilting, racial bias, Oregon Black Pioneers, curriculum reform in Lake Oswego schools, book discussions, a cooking demonstration with our newest City Councilor and mayor, art displays and more. All programs were virtual and free to the public. Most may be found on our YouTube channel, Lake Oswego Reads 2021. Author, Isabel Wilkerson’s presentation may be checked out from the library for home viewing. Recommendations for 2022? The Lake Oswego Reads Steering Committee is already reading titles for next year’s program. If you have a book to recommend, please email it to Nancy Niland at nniland@lakeoswego.city. For additional information regarding the Lake Oswego Reads program and criteria for book selection, please see our website: www.lakeoswegoreads.org. Library Closure The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day. Library Scavenger Hunt All Summer Long! Get outside! Each color of the rainbow will be hidden throughout the city parks this summer. Find them all and earn raffle tickets for prizes.