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.