Auditions for the Roving Park Players

The Roving Park Players will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on March 21 & 22 and March 28 & 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard St., Eugene 97405.

Come join in the fun as clever Beatrice and cocky Benedick throw THE beach party of the year, and navigate the rocky road to love!

Seeking 16 men and women, aged 18 to 80, for speaking roles.

We’re also looking for a small ensemble of men and women, aged 40 to 80, for minimal or non-speaking roles. If you’ve never been on stage, or if it’s been awhile, this could be a fun and easy way to start—or re-start!

Call (541) 556-9686 for information.

Steven Blue in Bandon

On Monday, March 16th, 2015, Steven’s well-received poetry performance and reading was held at the Bandon Public Library’s 3rd Monday Author Night series. It was followed by a lively question and answer session.

See it all here on YouTube:

Steven read and performed pieces from his four published books, as well as some not yet published work. A book signing followed.

Joy McDowell and Robert Hill Long at Windfall

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Lane Writers Reading Series – March 22, 2015

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Literary Events at Eugene Public Library

April 2015 – Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library

All events FREE.
More information: 541-682-5450 or

Family Fun: Make a Book
Sunday, April 5, 2:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Kids and family: make and decorate accordion-fold books with Arthurina Fears of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Free. Information: 541-682-8316 or

ANNUAL BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER – Friends of Eugene Public Library
Saturday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. , and Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lane Events Center (Lane County Fairgrounds), Eugene
The Annual Friends of Eugene Public Library Book Sale will be held Saturday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Lane Events Center (Lane County Fairgrounds) Performance Hall. Proceeds from this all-volunteer project go to support Eugene Public Library classes, programs, and events, including Summer Reading for children and teens. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks. Admission and parking are free.

Shoppers will be able to choose from thousands of gently-used and like-new books on all topics, at bargain prices of only $1.00 to $2.00. Also for sale will be DVDs, LPs, audio books, sheet music, and a huge choice of music CDs. Recent bestsellers will be available in the Good as New section, and collectors can check for rare and specialty books in Individually Priced. A Children’s area will offer a large selection of books, DVDs, and CDs for kids.

The Book Sale is the Friends of Eugene Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Over 300 volunteers work on the Book Sale, many year-round. For more information: Eugene Public Library, 541-682-5450, or Friends of Eugene Public Library, 541-484-1452,

Folded Books, Hidden Pages: Workshop for Adults
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m., Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Rd
Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m., Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd.
Adults: get creative and stretch your definition of “book” with artist Amanda Puetz at this hands-on workshop. Learn to use simple folding techniques and tools to shape papers into intriguing structures that fold and unfold to reveal hidden pages, and other clever designs. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or

Windfall Reading: Poets of Lane Literary Guild
Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th & Olive
Celebrate National Poetry Month at a reading by members of Lane Literary Guild’s poetry writing groups. Lane Literary Guild has sponsored writing groups since 1985, currently including two fiction groups and four poetry groups. This month’s readers are the widely-published poets Shelly Krehbiel, Nancy Carol Moody, Kit Sibert, Amedee Smith , Kelly Terwilliger, and Harriot West. They are members of the poetry groups “Poetry 1,” “First and Third,” and “Red Sofa Poets.”

The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of Eugene Public Library, Eugene Public Library Foundation, and Cultural Services Division of Lane Arts Council. Refreshments served at intermission. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or

William Sullivan: New Hikes in Eastern Oregon
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Join Oregon’s hiking guru, William Sullivan, for a “slide show tour” of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the third edition of his book “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.” Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge. Plus a half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his illustrated talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history of the land.

Sullivan is the author of 17 books about Oregon, including “Oregon Trips & Trails,” “Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters,” Hiking Oregon’s History, and the popular “100 Hikes” series. His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon in 1985, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s 100 most significant books in the state’s history. He has also written four novels and a collection of short stories. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Children’s Day / Book Day)
Springfield Public Library: Saturday, April 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library: Sunday, April 26, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Day of Children / Day of Books) is an international holiday honoring children, culture, and books. Local families are invited to celebrate at a bilingual festival including storytelling, live music and dance, creative activities, games, library card sign-ups, refreshments, and free books for kids to take home. Join in the fun at Springfield Public Library on Saturday, April 25, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and at Eugene Public Library on Sunday, April 26, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s featured performer is audience-favorite Carmen “T” Bernier-Grand, an award-winning children’s book author, storyteller, and educator..

Come to Springfield Public Library on Saturday, April 25, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., for free events starting with a performance by Carmen “T” Bernier-Grand, followed by music and dance with Mariachi del Sol, Alma de México Ballet Folklórico, and El Taller de Son Jarocho, plus hands-on activities for children. Springfield Public Library is located at 225 5th Street, inside City Hall; for more information, call 541-726-3766.

Visit the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Sunday, April 26, between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m., for free events starting with a performance by Carmen “T” Bernier-Grand, followed by music and dance by Mariachi los Patos, and hands-on activities led by groups including Eugene Arte Latino with Jessica Zapata. The Downtown Eugene Public Library is located on the corner of 10th Avenue and Olive Street; for more information, call 541-682-5450 (press 5 for Spanish).

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Springfield Public Library, Community Health Centers of Lane County, Downtown Languages, Eugene School District 4J, Springfield Public Schools, Bethel School District, SELCO, Springfield Arts Commission, Relief Nursery, Early Learning Alliance, Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman, Lane ESD Migrant Education Program, and United Way of Lane County.

For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or, or Springfield Public Library at 541-726-3766 or

Tween Scene Book Group
Thursday, April 30, 4:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is “Donuthead” by Sue Stauffacher. The hero of this novel, Franklin Delano Donuthead, is obsessed with hygiene and safety. Surprisingly, he winds up friends with Sarah Kervick, a rough-and-tumble new classmate. For grades 4 through 6. Pre-register and pick up the book at the Children’s Center starting April 1. Free. Information: 541-682-8316 or

Teen Book Group
Thursday, April 30, 4:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is “King Dork” by Frank Portman. This novel mixes mystery, satire, and rock and roll to tell the story of Tom, a socially and musically frustrated high school student whose world is turned upside down when he finds his dead father’s copy of “The Catcher in the Rye.” For middle and high schoolers. Starting April 1, visit the Downtown Teen desk to pre-register and pick up your copy. Free. Information: 541-682-8316 or

Steven Blue Will Read at Bandon

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Casey and Witte Read at Tsunami Books

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