Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library in September 2016
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.