We are hosting Kids’ Story Time every Monday at 2:00pm. (Please note the new time.) Come early to grab the best seats and spend some time browsing for your new favorite book. The launch of our Spanish Story Time has been postponed. Keep checking this space for updates.




Acclaimed Journalist Leonard Pitts at Linfield College


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts will be speaking at Linfield College on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. His talk, entitled “Where Do We Go From Here” honors Black History Month. It is free, open to the public and sponsored by the President’s Office, Diversity Grants Committee, Nicholson Library, Office of Student Affairs, the departments of English, Mass Communication, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Theatre and Communication Arts, and the Writing Center. Full information is available here.


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Distilled in Oregon

Distilled in Oregon

On Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. author Scott Stursa will be here to present his book Distilled in Oregon, which explores the history of distillation in Oregon from the “blue ruin” of the early fur traders to the illicit distilleries of Prohibition and on through today’s boom in craft distilleries.


joe wilkinsJoe Wilkins at First Baptist Church

On Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary, author Joe Wilkins will be doing a reading and conversation. Then, on Saturday, March 4th at 9:30 a.m. in the FBC Social Hall, he will be conducting a “Layers of the Self” writing workshop. You can RSVP for the workshop at These events are part of FBC’s 150th Anniversary Storytelling Celebration.



Northwest Coastal Explorer with Robert Steelquist

On Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. author Robert Steelquist will be here to present his book The Northwest Coastal Explorer (which many of you may remember from our Holiday Catalog) and lead us on a virtual journey along the breathtaking Pacific coast. Join us and get inspired for Spring Break, Summer Vacation, and beyond.



All the Things

McMinnville City Club Presents Sheila Hamilton

On Tuesday, March 11 at 11:45 a.m. author and media personality Sheila Hamilton will be appearing at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom to share her memoir, All the Things We Never Knew. Meal fees are $14.00 for City Club members and $19.00 for non-members. Reservations can be made by e-mailing or by calling 971-241-0153.



shake a leg egg

Kurt Cyrus

On Saturday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m. McMinnville’s own Kurt Cyrus will be joining us to share his newest picture book, Shake a Leg, Egg, about a gosling who is seemingly reluctant to emerge from his shell and join his nest-mates in the springtime world.



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McMinnville City Club Presents Joe Wilkins

On Tuesday, April 14 at 11:45 a.m. acclaimed poet and nature writer Joe Wilkins will be appearing at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom to speak on “The Necessity of Beauty: Poetry and the New Economy”. Meal fees are $14.00 for City Club members and $19.00 for non-members. Reservations can be made by e-mailing or by calling 971-241-0153.



Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, April 29th is Independent Bookstore Day! Come celebrate your local independent bookstore (that’s US!) with exclusive merchandise and exciting events. We’re still hammering out the details, so check back here often for updates.