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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (9th-12th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (a dozen total) for grades 9 through 12 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers, 2012 “Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry, 2010 “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” by Laini Taylor, 2011 (2014 ORCA) “Copper [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011 “Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005 “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (3rd-5th)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (wowza, 16 of them!) for grades 3 through 5 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award; BCCCA is short for Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award): “Abraham Lincoln” by Mary Pope Osborne, 2011 (Cannot go wrong with MPO.) “Birchbark House” by [...]

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Thank you, Harry

July 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Events & Readings

Love this post and we’re looking forward to next week’s release of the final movie! – Ms. Nancy

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an invitation to the African American Read-In

February 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Events & Readings

This is a great event — I’ve attended in past years and it was a lot of fun. Have a great weekend! – Ms. Nancy The African American Read-In African American literature is for everyone! Come hear local celebrities, community leaders and students read from works by their favorite African American writers. This event is [...]

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Summer Reading for Multnomah and Washington counties

June 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events & Readings

Find out more about summer reading with Multnomah County libraries here (for kids) and here (for adults); for summer reading with Washington County libraries, click here. It’s almost summer… – Ms. Nancy

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It’s National Library Week…

April 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events & Readings, Libraries

…let’s celebrate while there’s still one day left of it. What a great reason to read a book. (smiles.) This year’s theme: “Communities thrive @ your library.” Best, Ms. Nancy PS — I’m also happy because it’s still April and that means… it’s still National Poetry Month. And… I applied for (and received) a $1,000 [...]

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Kenton Library, Welcome to North Portland!

March 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events & Readings, Libraries

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE KENTON LIBRARY Saturday, March 13 10am – 5pm 8226 N. Denver Ave. Portland, OR 97210 503.988.5370 Jazz and coffee: 10 am – noon Enjoy the sounds of guitarist Anson Wright & bassist Tim Gilson in the lounge. Dedication ceremony: 2 pm Speakers include: Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County [...]

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African American Read-In, February 7th, 2010

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events & Readings

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, February 7th, the date of a literacy celebration perfect for the whole family: The African American Read-In. Local celebrities, community leaders and students read from works by their favorite African American writers. Fiction and nonfiction for children and adults will be featured in an afternoon of great words from [...]

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Happy National Library Week!

April 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites, Events & Readings

April 12th through 18th, 2009, is National Library Week. Celebrate! You can find out more right here. In addition… April is School Library Media Month and National Poetry Month. Woot! Best, Ms. Nancy

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