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Council begins First Wednesday series Oct. 1

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Library Director Bill Baars will be the guest speaker at Oswego Heritage Councils First Wednesday series Oct. 1.

Oswego Heritage Council’s First Wednesday series opens Oct. 1 at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to view the harvest time exhibit featuring farm implements from the Gasser Farm, courtesy of John Smith, and other vintage farm toys and photographs. The exhibit runs through October.

At 7 p.m. Bill Baars, director of the Lake Oswego Public Library will speak on “Our Library — Check It Out!” The presentation will look at the past, present and future of the Lake Oswego Public Library, including some items of local interest, local history and one or two things that might surprise the listener.

A fourth generation Lake Oswegan, Baars attended Palisades, Bryant, Waluga and Lakeridge schools. His grandmother taught at Lake Grove Elementary and in the 1930s his grandparents purchased lakeside property on Maple Circle for $100. Baars remembers an idyllic childhood on the lake. He also remembers attending the opening of the original Lake Oswego Public Library.

Future First Wednesday presentations include a panel discussion honoring veterans on Nov. 5 and a holiday party featuring a vintage holiday exhibit on Dec. 3.

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