More LO Reads events scheduled for February
Lake Oswego Reads programs continue through February. For a complete schedule, visit LakeOswegoReads.org. Events are free and held at the library, 706 Fourth St., unless otherwise noted. This weeks events include:
Feb. 18, 2 p.m.: The Sisters of the Holy Names opened a school on the Grand Ronde reservation in 1874. This presentation will explore the Sisters connection to numerous tribes in the Pacific Northwest. Takes place in the Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Marylhurst.
Feb. 18, 7 p.m.: While a graduate student at Harvard, Lakeridge alumnus Jon Knokey unearthed hundreds of unpublished letters and interview notes from Theodore Roosevelts contemporaries. Knokey is the author of Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership and will share the story of Roosevelts journey to becoming a self-taught leader and how his uniquely American brand of leadership defined the 20th century. Held in Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave.
Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.: Native American-inspired lunch at Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego. Enjoy lunch of poyha (similar to meatloaf), wild rice salad, Three Sisters veggies and frybread. Cost is $5, registration required. Call 503-635-3758. Stay for librarian-led book discussion at 1 p.m.
Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Stephanie Wood, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, will teach children to use tule grass and bark to make duck decoys, roses and cords at the library.
Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.: Sample Indian Toes made by TeePees Food Truck at the library.
Feb. 20, 11 a.m.: Armando Cruz presents Aztec Indigenous art. Learn about Native American healing properties of gems and symbols for protection against evil at the library.
Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m.: Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science. Hear the behind-the-scenes story of a project five years in the making. Through four tribes, learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and cutting-edge science are being applied to improve our world. At OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Special pricing all day when you mention LO Reads.
Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914). Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Center council chambers, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road.
Feb. 22, 7 p.m.: Enjoy a librarian-led book discussion at the library.
Feb. 23, 7 p.m.: Chet Orloff, Native American Art from the Pamplin Collection at 510 Museum and ARTspace, 510 First St. Lake Oswego.
Feb. 24, 7 p.m.: Sherry Johnston, Oregon My Oregon. This docent of the Oregon Historical Society will explore the many layers and challenges of Americas largest migration west, from the first Americans and how they found with or accepted the pioneers to the farming families, craftspeople, professionals, and some who wanted to escape creditors or the law and headed west over a span of 30 years. The Springs Living at Carman Oaks, 3800 Carman Drive.
Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m.: Stencil with Native American Designs, bring a white or light-colored cotton or linen T-shirt or scarf. Registration required at nicandfigs.com, held at Nic and Figs, 425 Second St., Suite 120, Lake Oswego.
Feb. 25, 7 p.m.: Stephen Dow Beckham presents Before the Shadow Catcher: Predecessors of Edward S. Curtis Documenting Native Americans Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave., Lake Oswego.