LO Reads Kick Off & Book Giveaway 1/13, Live Music Begins at 5:30 pm
Come celebrate the 14th annual Lake Oswego Reads! Bring your Lake Oswego Library card to receive a free copy of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush, thanks to the Friends of the Library. Enjoy hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks and book related snacks like granola bars and M&Ms. A surprise this year includes also receiving a copy of the Lake Oswego Story Project book created by the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.
View a variety of electric vehicles on display thanks to our friends at Forth Mobility, an Oregon company that is transforming the way we get around by bringing together communities and businesses and demonstrating mobility options through advocacy and education.
Hear live music by Devin Phillips and Friend. Born and reared in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. At 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, whose alumni include Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and Nicholas Payton. There, trained in music theory and multi-styles composition, he graduated in 2000 with top honors. Performing, touring and recording with top jazz artists, such as Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, The Headhunters, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Los Hombres Caliente (with whom he recorded two award-winning albums) soon followed. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds made him a popular feature at jazz festivals: France’s Jazz de Vien Festival; Tokyo’s JVC Jazz Festival; Itanbul’s The Ruins; Spain’s Barcelona Jazz Festival; the Netherlands’ North Sea Jazz Festival.
It's a party you won't want to miss! Arrive early as there are a limited number of books available.