Get ready, readers. The sixth annual Lake Oswego Reads program kicks off with the distribution of free copies of 'Mink River' at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9.
Quantities are limited, and you need to present your Lake Oswego Public Library card in order to receive a free book, compliments of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library.
'Mink River' was written by Lake Oswego resident Brian Doyle. It is the first Lake Oswego Reads selection by a local author and is Doyle's 10th book and his first novel. It is a story of a small Oregon coast town of Neawanaka and its people.
The book is available as an audio book, courtesy of interested citizens who recorded sections of the book and reference librarian Carissa Barrett, who edited the audio book.
On Feb. 8, Doyle will speak about the book following a free community 'cow barbecue' at 5:30 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School cafeteria. This event is for people high school aged and above; admission is free but a ticket is required. Tickets, which get you into the barbecue and the presentation, will be available at the library starting Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. There is a two ticket per person limit, and residents must present a library card.