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The Lake Oswego Public Library has several events of special interest during the month of March. Bring your family and enjoy free music, presentations and more brought to you by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. The events take place at the library, 706 Fourth St.March 8, 7:30 p.m.: Songwriters in the Round. Songwriters Steve Hale, Kelly Brightwell and Bill Bloomer will take turns playing their original compositions and sharing about why and how they write music. Lake Oswego resident Hale delivers his brand of soul-Americana-pop in the tradition of Daryl Hal, Sam Cooke and Bill Withers. Brightwell plays rain-soaked folk songs which reflect bittersweet themes that are both literary and meditative. Bloomers music touches on contemporary topics and includes traditional ballads and comedic narratives drawn from personal experiences. March 9, 1 p.m.: Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series presents Brooklyn-born guitarist, singer and songwriter Ronnie Robins in a concert of bossa nova, samba as well as some original songs. March 11, 3:30-5 p.m.: Harry Potter Trivia Contest in the lower level for teens. March 15, 7 p.m.: Third Tuesday Author series presents Sean Davis, author of The Wax Bullet War. Davis is a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran and a community leader in Northeast Portland. His stories, essays and articles have appeared in Sixty Minutes, Story Corps, Flaunt Magazine, The Big Smoke, Human the Movie and more. The Wax Bullet War offers a glimpse into the life of a soldier in the 21st century, and it explores the complexities of war and the restorative power of art. March 19, 1-3 p.m.: Lake Oswego Writes Workshop for the Lake Oswego Story Project. Local author and poet Ronald Talney presents the workshop, which is designed for people creating submissions for the Lake Oswego Writes program. The Lake Oswego Sustainability Network and the Lake Oswego Library invite citizens to envision what role Lake Oswego can play in addressing climate change. Write a story, looking back from sometime around the year 2050, about what action Lake Oswegans took to prevent the worst effects of a changing climate, and created a better world in the bargain.
Registration is required; call 503-675-2540. Learn more on the LOSN website, losn.org/story.html.March 21, 6-8 p.m.: Family movie night in the lower level. Bring blankets and snacks. March 29, 7 p.m.: Sample homemade soup while hearing Maggie Stuckey share stories of neighborhood soup nights around the country. Stuckey, a nonfiction writer, will present her most recent bestseller, Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community around a Pot of Soup.