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Events at the West Linn Public Library

  • Local author Ellen Urbani will talk about her new book, “Landfall,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. The novel is set in the American South, and it explores the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Urbani is the author of “When I Was Elena,” a memoir about her time in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, which received praise from Cheryl Strayed and Alice Walker. She lives on a farm west of Portland and received a master’s from Marylhurst University.

    Urbani will also lead a two-hour essay-writing workshop at 4 p.m. Nov. 10. She will focus on creating personal essays suitable for submission to literary magazines. No registration is required.

  • The Nihao Storytime is a children’s immersion lesson in Mandarin Chinese, using songs, games, play and movement. It will take place at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 in the Children’s Room. No registration is required.

  • A group question-and-answer session on smartphones will help you use your mobile device better. Android users should attend at 3 p.m. Nov. 9, while iPhone/iPad users should go to the Nov. 16 session, also at 3 p.m.

  • Linda Rauch will exhibit her paintings in the Community Room throughout November. A reception will be held 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8.

    The West Linn Public Library is located at 1595 Burns St. in West Linn. For more information, call 503-656-7853, email wlref@lincc.org or visit westlinnoregon.gov/library.