Children's activities, author presentations among the highlights for September at Lake Oswego Public Library. All are free and open to the public.

A wide variety of events are planned at the Lake Oswego Public Library in September, thanks to grants from the Friends of the Library. All will take place at the library (706 Fourth St.) and are free and open to all.

Plan to attend these events:

  • Sept. 14 (3:30 p.m.): This Kids Create event for children in kindergarten through fifth grade is designed to harness creativity at a young age, when brain development is at its peak. Activities emphasize social and emotional development, critical thinking and problem solving.

    SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Barbara Smith Randall will share stories and photographs from Willamette Valley Wineries, her pictorial history of the Willamette Valley wine industry, on Sept. 19 as the speaker at the Third Tuesday program at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

  • Sept. 17 (7 p.m.): Barbara Smith Randall is the guest speaker for the Third Tuesday program, where she will present her debut book "Willamette Valley Wineries," a pictorial history of the Willamette Valley wine industry. The book illustrates the challenges, hardships and ultimate success of Willamette Valley wineries and was recently named "Best Wine Book by a Local Author" by Sip Magazine for its upcoming Best of the Northwest print issue. Randall is the community editor for the Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings and the author of the Lifting the Fork food column which appears in both newspapers.

  • Sept. 23 (11 a.m.): Julian Dominic will present "Introduction to Permaculture," a two-hour workshop that will provide an understanding of the basic principles of permaculture and how to apply them to your home, farm and community projects.

    Hear author Joe Kurmaskie talk about his new book, 'Lightning in a Saddle' at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

  • Sept. 26 (7 p.m.): Joe Kurmaskie, an award-winning journalist, travel writer and performer, will talk about "Lightning in a Saddle: The Long Untamed Life of Evelyn Hamilton," his historical nonfiction work that covers the life and heroism of the emancipated warrior of British cycling. This is an epic tale of talent and ambition, a fight for equality and recognition, and Hamilton's chance to race against men in the Tour de France. Hamilton was a pioneer who won the larger races in life by helping others and going beyond herself.

  • Sept. 30 (9 a.m.): All are invited to the first meeting of the Building Bridges Book Discussion Group. Participants will choose a book that is on the Banned and Challenged Book List to share and discuss with the group. For suggestions, contact Alicia Yokoyama at 503-534-4228.

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