LO Reads coordinator shares behind-the-scenes tales
Cyndie Glazer to speak at AAUW meeting to support citywide program
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Cyndie Glazer, coordinator of programs and volunteer services at the Lake Oswego Public Library, will be the guest speaker for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lake Oswego branch meeting.
The meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego.
Glazer's presentation is titled "Lake Oswego Reads, 12 Years and Counting."
It is part of the citywide reading program, Lake Oswego Reads, and features tales of the award-winning program's creation, where citizens read a selected book and spend the month of February exploring different themes and aspects of it.
Glazer initiated the popular program 12 years ago, beginning with a group of community leaders who read a broad range of 30-plus books and selected the most inspiring book to generate community involvement.
The first book, "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a mystery set in Barcelona, featured discussions about culture and politics in Spain, and Spanish food, music and cultural activities.
Since then, the program has expanded to include events on nearly every day of the month of February.
This year's book, "Good Morning, Midnight" by Lily Brooks-Dalton, is an up-to-date post-apocalyptic novel that explores memory, identity and loss.
The author will speak at a free community event Feb. 13.
Glazer will share behind-the-scenes stories of individual speakers, how books were chosen, logistics and some of the reasons behind the success of this wonderful community program.
You'll hear stories of haircuts, salmon bakes, Pulitzer prizes and much more.
AAUW is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Nationally, AAUW has awarded over $3 million in scholarships and grants in the past year.
The Lake Oswego branch supports the AAUW Funds as well as providing two local scholarships at Marylhurst University, the local university partner.
AAUW LO offers six book groups, lunch bunch, a dinner group, exploring our Northwest, two bridge groups and many monthly meetings with presentations focused on the issues of the day.
See the website at lakeoswego-or.aauw.net/ and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/aauwlakeoswegobranch for event listings and pictures.