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Check out the many interesting programs offered through Lake Oswego Reads. The special programs are scheduled through February and into early March.

COURTESY PHOTO - Lake Oswego Sustainability Analyst Jenny Slepian will speak at the Feb. 20 event Sustainability — Id Rather be Metal than Plastic.

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The month of February is a very special time for the entire community in Lake Oswego each year.

Our residents are provided with the wonderful opportunity to learn, engage and be inspired through the exciting programs that the Lake Oswego Library offers, including Lake Oswego Reads.

This year the library has selected a Pulitzer Prize finalist book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore," by Elizabeth Rush.

Lakewood Center Associates is honored to participate in the events scheduled for the Lake Oswego Reads program by hosting a presentation by given Jenny Slepian, titled "Sustainability— I'd Rather be Metal than Plastic," on Feb. 20. Slepian is the City of Lake Oswego's sustainability and management analyst and she will discuss the many ways to reduce the amount of plastics in our lives.

Slepian will talk about the alternatives to plastics, including in our kitchens, laundries, bathrooms, dining out and buying clothes.

Slepian grew up in Tigard. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor of arts degree in Environmental Studies, then received a master's degree in Regional and Resource Planning from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a master's in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University Extension School.

Slepian has held her current position with the City of Lake Oswego for five years.

Her presentation will focus on what the community can do to implement change, to ensure that individual efforts toward sustainability become part of our daily habits and to help make more environmentally and climate-friendly decisions.

The Associates is a group of volunteers whose mission is "to promote the welfare and service the needs of the Lakewood Center for the Arts."

The group oversees fundraising events, and manages the Re-Runs shop, a consignment and gift shop selling furniture, jewelry, antiques and house wares. Re-Runs returns 60% of the purchase price to the consignor.

Donations of items are accepted and a tax receipt is provided.

Lakewood Center Associates welcomes new members and others from the community to participate in the monthly luncheon programs.

Sign-in for this event begins at 10 a.m., a short business meeting is at 10:30 a.m., followed by the program at 11 a.m. Lunch is at noon.

The charge for lunch is $15, payable by cash or check. If you require a vegetarian or gluten-free meal, or no lunch, please let us know when you make your reservation.

If you have questions, call Jo Ann Parsons at 503-342-6702. Reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 14, by calling Jo Ann to RSVP or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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