Sunday, January 3, 2010

1/30: Tigard Reads 2010 Kickoff Event

photo, Dust Storm Approaching Spearman, Texas (1935), NOAA/DoC; from NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) CollectionCelebrate Tigard Public Library's third annual community reading program with the sounds and tastes of the 1930s. The kickoff takes place Saturday, January 30th, from 1–2:30 PM.

The Wanderers, a local folk duo, will perform Woody Guthrie songs from the Dust Bowl, Columbia River Bonneville Dam Administration and some of his children's tunes. Join in a community sing-along of This Land is Your Land and sample popular party foods from the 1920s and 1930s.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is the featured selection for adults and teens in high school. The first 250 people may pick up a free copy. Copies are also available at the library in English and Spanish.

Copies of Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People by Bonnie Christensen will be given to the first 25 families with children in grade 3 or younger, and A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck will be given to the first 25 readers in grades 4–9.

More information is available about 2010 Tigard Reads Events.

Tigard Public Library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd north of Bonita Rd.