August 2016 – Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library
Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Michael Helquist will give a talk about the life of Oregonian Marie Equi. Breaking boundaries in all facets of life, she became the first well-known lesbian in Oregon, and her same-sex affairs figured prominently in a U.S. Supreme Court case. Helquist is the author of the biography Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, which was named a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association.
“New Yorker” Cartoonist Matt Diffee: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
Saturday, August 13, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Matt Diffee’s Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is a collection of published cartoons plus new cartoons and sketches. He was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with a Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 2014.
Teen Book Group
Thursday, August 25, 4:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin. This book shares the thrilling real-life story of one of most-admired whistle-blowers in United States history, an everyday employee who risked everything to expose the government’s lies. For ages 13 – 17. Visit the Downtown Teen desk starting August 1 to pre-register and pick up your copy.
Longmire Author Craig Johnson
Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Enjoy a talk by New York Times bestselling writer Craig Johnson, creator of the Longmire novels that inspired the hit Netflix series. The popular and critically-acclaimed mystery novels feature down-to-earth hero Walt Longmire, sheriff of the least populated county in Wyoming, the least populated state in America.
Back-to-School Book Sale
Monday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Teachers and home schoolers: choose from a wide selection of gently-used educational materials for grades K-8, including books, teacher resources, CDs, and DVDs. Each item is just $1.00. The sale is a fundraiser by the volunteer Friends of Eugene Public Library to support Eugene Public Library programs.