Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads 2020

Multnomah County Library invites the community to participate in Everybody Reads 2020, featuring Tommy Orange’s debut novel about the urban Native experience There There. Everybody Reads is a community reading project made possible in part by The Library Foundation.

There There offers a series of gripping portraits and perspectives of Native people in urban America, told by 12 characters traveling to Oakland for a powwow, each of them contending with issues of identity, memory and belonging.

Free copies of There There are available for pick up at all library locations without a library card (while supplies last). It is also available for download from the library catalogue as an e-book or audiobook. The library encourages readers to discuss the book, and share their copies with friends, coworkers and neighbors.

The library will host a series of events through March 5 to support discussion of the book and its themes. Events will be presented by members of the local Native community. 

Author Tommy Orange will speak Thursday, March 5, 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are available from Literary Arts and a full event schedule can be found at multcolib.org/events/everybody-reads. 

Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads 2020

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