Super Saturday

Come join the library at Jessie Mays Community Center for fun performers and activities for all ages! Events are always a blast and always free. On Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. come meet Brad Clark!

An All-Star lineup of fan favorite Stories & Songs for children and the young at heart! Storytelling (with props, costumes, instruments and volunteers) mixed with music (lots of activity and fun; like “games-that-you-sing”). Designed for the whole family and fun for all ages!

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Art of the Story

You are invited to attend this year’s Art of the Story event on Friday April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at North Plains Elementary.

Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”) is a world famous visionary Native American Hoop Dancer and preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute. He is a NEA Heritage Award Fellow and Cultural World Ambassador from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe. His instructions were received from his immediate family and community and from extended family in every part of the world. He has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each draw from the richness of our individual heritages.
His role in life is to entertain, educate, engage, and empower the minds of both youth and adults in the North American Indian cultural arts and history of Native Americans. His special joy is working with children on the reservations to ensure the survival and growth of indigenous culture.

Kevin Locke will perform “Love Stories” at 6:30 p.m.

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Trivia Challenge

Join us in April for a Trivia Challenge~Jeopardy style. If we can get sufficient teams we will run the trivia challenge in the library. Stay tuned for the date and time. Are you up for the challenge?

Contact the library at 503 647-5051 for information.

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Book Club Announces 2017 Reading List

Our North Plains Book Club invites everyone to join in their monthly discussions. They meet at 7 pm the last Wednesday of every month at the North Plains Library. Books chosen to read and discuss in 2017 are the following:

    February 22, 2017 – The Tiger’s Wife: a Novel – Téa Obreht

    March 29, 2017 – Elephant Company – Vicki Croke

    April 26, 2017 – Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Patton

    May 31, 2017 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra

    June 28, 2017 – Last Bus to Wisdom – Ivan Doig

    July 26, 2017 – Dead Wake, The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Eric Larson

    August 30, 2017 – Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf

    September 27, 2017 – The Glass Universe – Dava Sobel

    October 25, 2017- When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

    November 29, 2017 – The Underground Railroad: a novel – Colson Whitehead

    December 27, 2017 – The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts

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