• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?” : Bagley Wright Lecture Series
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Alison Kastner

Alison Kastner

Alison Kastner is a Reader Services Librarian for Multnomah County Library, where her focus is on finding new and innovative ways to connect people with books and the illuminating power of reading. She coordinates My Librarian, a virtual service that establishes relationships between readers and librarians. Though she has served in roles from youth librarian to virtual services librarian, the common denominator in her career has always been a love of books.

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Nov 5

Portland Book Festival  

Family Drama: Past/Present/Future YA

Teen heroes search for answers in thet past, present, and future in these three new young adult books: In the 1920s Oregon of Cat Winters’s The Steep and Thorny Way, Hanalee Denney searches for her father’s killer, who might be her new stepfather. In present-day Portland, Vivan tells of her older sister’s disappearance, return, and disappearance

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Nov 11

Portland Book Festival  

On the Run: Fighting for Your Life

The story continues in these three sequels! In The Speaker, Traci Chee continues the Sea of Ink and Gold series as Sefia and Archer continue to fight the Guard and attempt to unravel the mysteries of the Book. April Henry’s Count All Her Bones finds our heroine, Cheyenne, again struggling to free herself and her

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