Stories of Madras river guide Oscar Lange were flowing last week as 75 people turned out to share and hear stories about him at noon and evening events, organized by Community Read.
The character "Jake" in this year's book selection "The Sky Fisherman" was modeled on Oscar Lange, who was the uncle of author Craig Lesley.
People also enjoyed several visual displays of photos of Oscar and other Madras residents who are featured in the book.
The displays provide hints for those trying to fill out the two crossword puzzles based on the book. The crosswords can be downloaded from the library's Web site www.jcld.org.
The next Community Read event will be Thursday, April 12, and will cover "Jefferson County History in the 1950s and 1960s."
The gatherings will be at noon, at the Jefferson County Senior Center (bring a brown bag lunch as the center does not serve lunch that day), and that evening at 7 p.m., at the library's Rodriguez Annex.