Book Giveaway for Deepening Our Connections Summer Book Series

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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, here.

Series dates:

  • Sunday, June 13, 2-3:30 PM: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • Sunday, July 18, 2-3:30 PM: Quicksand and Passing by Nella Larsen
  • Sunday, August 15, 2-3:30 PM: Beloved by Toni Morrison

To help kick off the series, a book giveaway for Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl will be held on the front lawn of the Lake Oswego Library between 10 AM and 1 PM on Saturday, May 15. There will be 200 free copies available to distribute outside on a first-come, first-serve basis. No library card required. Please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing. Giveaway sponsored by Regan Parker, the Lake Oswego Public Library, and generous donations from the community. Books sourced from Third Eye Books in Portland.

Please contact Rachael Hyde, Reference Librarian, at with any questions. We hope to see you there!