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LO library has plenty of events in September

The Lake Oswego Public Library has several events planned for September, sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library. Admission is free. The library is located at 706 Fourth St.

Sept. 10, 7 p.m. — Brad Pendergraft, founder and clinic director of Lifetime Optimization Inc., aka “Brain Coach Brad,” will present “Practical Brain Science: Learn to Use your Brain to Wipe Out Worry, Stress and Anxiety and Build Habits of Happiness.” He has dedicated his life to helping others function at the highest level, studying cutting-edge, research-based strategies to help people experience powerful results — faster and easier.

Pendergraft will also be the keynote speaker at Activating Happy-Rewire Your Brain for Activating Optimum Living Oct. 3 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Both events are sponsored by the Lake Oswego Library. Learn more online at activatinghappy.com.

SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle will speak at the Lake Oswego Public Library at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 as the Third Tuesday Author Speak program.

Sept. 15, 7 p.m. — Brian Doyle will be the guest speaker at the Third Tuesday Author series at the library. A Lake Oswego resident, Doyle is the editor of the University of Portland’s “Portland Magazine,” and author of many books of essays, poems and fiction, among them “Mink River,” “The Plover” and “Martin Marten.”

The Finnish duo Vellamo will sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lake Oswego library.

Sept. 24, 7 p.m. — Enjoy the music of Finnish folk pop duo Vellamo, made up of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. They write instantly memorable songs in English as well as their native Finnish, and also perform traditional ballads from the Finnish, Celtic and Scandinavian folk traditions.

Sept. 29, 7 p.m. — Make your Own Manifesto Workshop is led by Anya Hankin, who will guide you in crafting an artistic mission statement that reflects your core values, clarifies your motivations and serves as a graphic reminder of your professional vision. Registration is required.

Call 503-675-2540 to sign up. This is a hands-on workshop, no previous art experience is necessary. All participants will leave with a personalized manifesto.