In 2009 the Oregon Library Association asked Oregonians to read the same books in celebration of the Oregon Sesquicentennial. This year OLA is doing it again, commemorating the centennial of Oregon poet, William Stafford, during Oregon Reads 2014 .
The West Linn Library will be celebrating Oregon Reads during the week of February 2-8, 2014. In addition to celebrating the life and work of William Stafford we will be celebrating all types of poetry during the week.
Read more about William Stafford on the Oregon Poetic Voices  website.
Book giveaway 
Sunday, February 2, noon
We’ll be giving away copies of 100 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith (while supplies last).
Blackout Poetry Family Event 
Monday, February 3, 6:30pm
Create fun, witty, quirky, and wise poetry from the pages of old books. Your poems will be displayed on the walls of the Community Room for the whole month. Fun for all ages!
Birthday Celebration 
Wednesday, February 5, 6:30pm
The Friends of William Stafford will be celebrating the life and work of Oregon’s famous poet.
Book Club: Share Your Favorite Poems 
Monday, February 10, 6:45pm
The library’s Adult Book Club will discuss their favorite poems. Bring your favorite poem from William Stafford or any other poet to share with the group.
Also, on Friday, February 7, 7:30pm, there will be a William Stafford Centennial Celebration at the Newmark Theater. Tickets and info online . (The West Linn Library is not a sponsor of this event.)