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Library plans month of fun

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Many entertaining events are planned in November at the Lake Oswego Public Library, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library group. The events are free unless otherwise noted, and take place at the library, located at 706 Fourth St. in Lake Oswego.

The First Tuesday Music Series features the music of Sally Harmon and Frank Gruner. They will play favorites from musicals, as well as classical and pop tunes. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The Festival of Words takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9. The festival is appropriate for families and begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with a free children’s book giveaway. Space for some events is limited. View the schedule and reserve your seats online at lopl.org/festivalofwords.

Michael Shoehorn Conley will be the guest performance artist at the Performing Arts Series at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Shoehorn combines organic body rhythms and sophisticated jazz forms and concepts into an entertaining spectacle. While specializing in sax and tap dance, he is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, utilizing a variety of wind and percussion instruments, original poetry and songs.

Author Tony Wolk will be featured at the Third Tuesday Author series at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18. He will speak on his book, “The Parable of You.” The book is a collection of stories that challenge our assumptions about history, reality and what stories reveal about their tellers.

Enric Sifa will lead a special musical presentation of African soul dance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. Sifa last played at the Lake Oswego Library during the Lake Oswego Reads “Running the Rift” program, performing Rwandan songs and telling his story of growing up during the Rwandan genocide. Guests will feel his African roots and the soul behind the lyrics as he presents songs on his first album, “The Coronation Ceremony.”

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