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Chocolate tasting (round 2) on Thursday, Nov. 17

chocolate trufflesDue to popular demand, the Dewey Talk “Chocolate Tasting: History, Samples, and More” with Savina Darzes will repeat on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up to save your seat at this savory event by calling the Library at 503-682-2744 or stopping by the Circulation Desk.

Only 10 spots left currently, so reserve your spot now!

Dewey Talks about biking the Lewis & Clark Trail on Thursday, August 18

Terri carrying her bike

On the road with Terri

What does it take to bicycle 400 miles? What sort of preparation would you need? Why would anyone do this?

Bicycle traveler and Youth Services Librarian Terri Wortman will talk on Thursday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room about her adventures preparing for and then biking the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Read all about it on her blog: http://lewisandclarkbiketour.wordpress.com/

For more information about this free community event, please contact Andrea Erickson at 503-682-2744 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org


Dewey Talk: “Biking the Lewis and Clark Trail” with traveler Terri Wortman
Thursday, August 18
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room

Dewey Talks about Oregon history through maps Thursday, July 7

U.S. historical map

Maps - no line is permanent

In conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading Program “Novel Destinations”

Sure, the Columbia River divides Washington and Oregon, but what explains the other boundaries of our state? Why are the county lines where they are, and how have they changed over the years?

Using maps from his own personal collection, historian Robert Hamm will show how cartographic processes changed from the 1500’s to the late 1800’s, and how people saw their world.

As Europeans and Americans began to understand the land masses, they drew boundaries based on presumption and on the political climate of the times. View authentic antique maps of the world and the U.S., particularly the West and specifically Oregon. Discover how Oregon county lines changed for various reasons.

Presenter Robert Hamm is an historian with special interest in maps and local history. He taught high school English for many years and was a school administrator in the Portland area. He currently runs a teacher-preparation program at a university in Portland.


Dewey Talks: “Mapping the West” presented by historian Robert Hamm
Thursday, July 7
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room