Lane Writers Reading Series – Sept. 25

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Windfall Reading Series – September 20

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Poetry for the People – Martha Gatchell

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Lane Arts Council’s Fiesta Cultural

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Four Windfall Readings


Literary Events at Eugene Public Library

Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library in September 2016  
Free.  More information:  541-682-5450  or .
Artist Eric Mindling: Living Threads – Saturday, September 3, 12:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
In connection with Lane Arts Council’s Fiesta Cultural, an illustrated talk by artist Eric Mindling based on his upcoming book “Living Threads.” Over a two-year period, Mindling took photographs of people and community fashion in more than 65 villages in Oaxaca, Mexico. His presentation is a visual journey into these ancient, living civilizations and cultures. Mindling will share tales of his travels as he worked to capture, honor, and preserve the rich cultural story of the Oaxacan people and their traditional dress. Born in the U.S., author and photographer Eric Mindling has lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico since 1992.
Download Books, Music, and More – Free! -Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Have fun and save money: learn how to get free downloadable and streaming eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies, and TV shows from Eugene Public Library. See an onscreen overview of online services Library2Go, Hoopla, Zinio, OneClick, and Freegal, plus take-home instructions and troubleshooting tips. These services offer tens of thousands of titles and are available at the Library website from home or on the road. Bring yourself and your curiosity; no device needed.
Make a Book –Sheldon Branch Library:  Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Library:  Monday, September 19 ,  6:00 p.m.
Bethel Branch Library:  Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Adults and teens: learn how to handcraft a hardcover book using basic folding and stitching skills. This book design features removable pages, perfect for a journal or sketchbook to use and refill. 

Jack Ohman: Political Cartoonist and Writer -Sunday, September 18, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Celebrate freedom of expression with Pulitizer Prize-winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman at an important and entertaining illustrated talk in honor of Banned Books Week.  Among those concerned about censorship, newspaper cartoonists rank high. With a constant flood of feedback about their work from readers and publishers, cartoonists directly experience others’ impulses to censor messages that are disagreed with, feared, or not understood.   Jack Ohman won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and was a finalist in 2012. He is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist and writer known for his commitment to free speech, including in response to the “Charlie Hebdo” attacks in France in 2015.   Ohman’s work is syndicated to 200 newspapers and is especially familiar to local readers due to his long tenure at The Oregonian.   He is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, as well as an associate editor, writing a weekly column and several editorials each week.   Ohman has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Howard Award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and two first place Best of The West Awards. He was a finalist for the Herblock Prize in 2013. He is a former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
Tanya Peterson: To Thine Own Self Be True -Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th  & Olive
Celebrate Self-Awareness Month with a talk by Tanya J. Peterson about how to “know yourself and own your life.” She encourages the exploration of questions such as “Who am I? What do I want? How do I want to be in my life?” Peterson’s talk draws on her own life experience, her background as a counselor, her mental-health-themed novels, and her upcoming self-help book. She encourages the development and use of self-awareness to “create a life worth living.”  A counselor and writer for the “Anxiety-Schmanxiety” blog, Tanya Peterson is the author of four novels including “My Life in a Nutshell,” which was named a 2014 Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. Her other critically acclaimed novels are “Twenty-Four Shadows,” “Leave of Absence,” and “Losing Elizabeth.”
Tween Scene -Thursday, September 29,  4:00 p.m.,  Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is “We the Children” by Andrew Clements. This fast-paced novel tells the story of sixth graders excited about the town’s new amusement park – until they realize the cost to the  community and decide to fight for what’s right. For grades 4 through 6. Pre-register and pick up the book at the Children’s Center starting  September 1.
Teen Book Group -Thursday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.,  Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is “The Alex Crow” by Andrew Smith. This novel weaves together multiple storylines that transcend time and space, with protagonists including an adopted refugee, a schizophrenic bomber, a failed arctic expedition, and a bionic, reincarnated crow. Visit the Downtown Teen desk starting  September 1 to pre-register and pick up your copy.

Lane Literary Guild Seeks Treasurer

The Lane Literary Guild is looking for a Treasurer.  Interested?  Please notify Toni Hanner (, Joy McDowell (, Kelly Eastlund (, or Bean Comrada ( Not only is this position most helpful and important to LLG, you will be the happy recipient of much respect and admiration.
Lane Literary Guild Treasurer’s Office
The Treasurer’s duties are as follows:
Maintain and balance the Guild’s checking and savings accounts (the Treasurer receives a monthly statement from Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union);
Pick up mail (including checks) from the downtown Eugene post office box at least once a month;
Add Guild receipts to the checkbook;
Make deposit of receipts to credit union in a timely fashion;
Maintain the Guild membership roster, keeping track of membership dues payments, changes of address, emails and so on;
Write and deliver checks to cover expenses as required;
Make payments to Windfall readers (Windfall coordinators will request),
Annual payment to Justice Department (Guild President will request),
Annual payment to Corporation Division (Guild President will request),
Payment for Post Office Box (bill comes to PO box),
Payment for Guild Critique Group meeting spaces as required;
Attend Steering Committee meetings and Annual meeting. Prepare treasurer’s report for Steering Committee meetings and Annual Meeting;
Obtain the signature of one other Guild officer on any check over $500.
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