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One City One Book a new program in Oregon City (Photo) - 01/10/20

The Oregon City Public Library, in conjunction with Clackamas Community College, is proud to announce that we will be hosting a One City, One Book community-wide read of Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. One City, One Book will not only promote literacy but also foster community and create a shared experience through the magic of reading.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky reveals an unfathomable past and explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking “Must race confine us and define us?”. In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl--and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. It is a winner of the Bellwether Prize, established by writer Barbara Kingsolver, for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Throughout the month of February, we will have programs, book groups, and other events culminating in a visit from the author herself. Some highlights include:

One City One Book Giveaway and Kickoff

Saturday, February 1, 2020, @10AM-12:00 PM

Oregon City Library Community Room

Join us for the kickoff of our One City One Book (OCOB) program series. The OCOB book, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, explores issues of identity, race, trauma, and loss. At this event we will:

  • Unveil a non-reversing “true” mirror which will allow you to see yourself as others do
  • Provide a mask-making craft to visually answer the question, “Who am I?”
  • Give away free copies of the book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow

 

Bird Watching in your Backyard

Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Oregon City Public Library Community Room

Bird imagery is used throughout The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. In this basic bird program, some of the most common birds of this area will be discussed. You will hear tips for identifying birds and attracting them to your home.

 

 

Understanding Trauma and Building

Resiliency from a Healing Centered Approach

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, @ 5 PM - 7 PM

Oregon City Public library Community Room

This workshop will provide psychoeducation of trauma and offer wellness skills that can be used personally and professionally in recovering from trauma.

 

Adolescent Risk and Resilience STEM Talk

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, @ 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Clackamas Community College

McLoughlin Building Rm 121

Join us for a stimulating discussion of adolescent risk and resilience.

 

Author Visit: Heidi Durrow

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Clackamas Community College; McLoughlin Hall

Join us for an evening with the author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Heidi Durrow. Inspired by a true story of a mother's twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky reveals an unfathomable past and explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking "Must race confine us and define us?".

 

Book Discussion Groups:

 

  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 @12PM-1:00PM

Clackamas Community College

Roger Rook Building Rm 220

 

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5 PM - 7:00 PM

Oregon City Public Library

Community Room

 

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020, @12PM -1:00 PM

Clackamas Community College

Roger Rook Building Rm 220

 

One City, One Book was made possible by the generous contributions of the Friends of the Oregon City Library and the Oregon City Library Foundation.

 

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