The Tigard Library will examine the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl-era of the 1930s in February with a month-long series of programs. “Tigard Reads” is the library’s community reading program and the selected book for adults is John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
The community reading program encourages people to read and discuss the same book. For the first time the program includes books for children and young adults that correspond to the 1930s theme. The Library will hold discussion groups for all three books, as well as a Depression Dance with instruction for 1930s-era dances like the Foxtrot and the Lindy Hop.
The kick off on Saturday, January 30, at 1:30 p.m. will introduce Tigard Reads with family-friendly entertainment from the local folk duo, The Wanderers. Complementary copies of all three books will be available at the kick-off while supplies last. They were purchased by a donation from the Friends of the Tigard Library.
Other February events for adults include:
The Oregon Story: Agricultural Workers, Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
Oral History Interviews Saturdays, Feb 6, 18, 20, 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Book Discussion Groups, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Wednesday,
Feb. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
John Steinbeck Double Feature Films—The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, Saturday, Feb. 13, noon-4 p.m.
Living Sustainably Workshop, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden and Edible Landscapes Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Please visit the Library or the Library website at http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/for a complete listing of Tigard Reads activities for adults and children or call the Library at 503-684-6537 for more information.