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Mark your calendar for WL library events

A variety of programs are planned by staff of the West Linn Public Library and all are encouraged to attend. The events are free, unless noted otherwise.

  • Library Director Doug Erickson will host “The Literary Corps of Discovery: The Impact of Lewis & Clark and the American Imagination” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. The presentation will focus on the expedition from a literary and artistic perspective. Erickson has coauthored five history books and is also the senior adviser for libraries, programming and outreach at Lewis & Clark College.

  • The How Long Jug Band will play Music in the Stacks at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. They play original and traditional jazz, blues and ragtime, using kazoos, washboards, jugs, guitars, mandolins and banjos.

  • At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, the Oregon Bird Man will bring a large assortment of exotic and endangered parrots to the library. He will speak about threats facing parrots, what to think about before getting a bird as a pet, and other fascinating facts about bird behavior.

  • Kids grades 4-8 will use office supplies to build a candy corn catapult, competing to see how far they can launch a piece of candy corn. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

    The West Linn Public Library is located at 1595 Burns St. in West Linn. For more information, call 503-656-7853 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..