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Hank Minor, a master falconer from Sisters, and his Harris hawk, Molly, gave a presentation in September on the art of falconry at the Harney County Library in Burns. Photo courtesy: Harney County Library

Oregon’s rural libraries: Crossroads of community

In small towns, libraries are often the only places that host art and cultural events. Librarians say grants, such as one open this month from Oregon Humanities, are crucial to making that happen.

As a drummaker holds up her creation, the lacing cast shadows against the skin. Photo by: David Bates

Inner Oasis Drum Circle: Connecting to the heartbeat of life

The weekly McMinnville gathering, like others around the state, draws participants who say they are both energized and calmed by the practice. “The primitive nature of the drum in the story of humanity,” says one drummer.

Tyler Crook (right), chair of the Willamina Public Library board, leads a Saturday drawing workshop. Crook, a professional comics artist, says, “We live in some pretty challenging times and libraries are uniquely suited to provide the things that our community needs." Photo by: David Bates

Willamina Public Library: The little library that could

The library has weathered budget and staff cuts, an unwieldy inventory, and the pandemic to deliver everything from books to workshops, games, and homeless outreach to the Yamhill County community of 2,200.

‘Matilda’ and the culture of joy

Portland Playhouse’s musical-theater version of the Roald Dahl children’s novel is enchanting for audiences of all ages.

Getting ready to play at ‘The Judy’

After years of searching for a new home, Northwest Children’s Theater is on the brink of a spring move to expansive digs in the heart of downtown Portland.

LitWatch December: Have a very bookish holiday

This month features author readings, book release parties, a festive holiday storytime, the return of The Moth Mainstage, and Patti Smith at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Stage & Studio: ‘Beatrice’ – A New Opera

Dmae Lo Roberts talks in her new podcast with the creators of Portland Opera To Go’s new opera for young people, about the pioneering Portland Black leader Beatrice Morrow Cannady.

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