Classes & Lectures

ShakespeareThrough the classes and seminars held at the library, you can:
  • Appreciate the genius of Shakespeare
  • Discover the hidden depths of film making
  • Feel the pulse of the inspired poet
  • Take a guided tour through literature, film, and history
  • Trace the development of the short story
  • View history in a whole new light
Each quarter, the library offers six to eight week seminars on a variety of literary topics. These affordable classes are always insightful, but casual, and are taught by seasoned and knowledgeable teachers.

Call the library at 503-682-2744 to reserve your spot. 


Fall 2017



The Marriage of Art & Fiction: Part 2


N. Rubel
How happy of a marriage can art and fiction have? We’ll study three novels centering on either art or an artist and their work: The Goldfinch, The Muralist, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

Fine Arts and literature come alive through lively conversation and visuals. The artwork as well as the novel will discussed. New students are welcome!

*NOTE: Please read The Goldfinch before the first class. Participants may want to get an early start on this lengthy novel.

 Ages: High School through Adult
Date: Wednesdays, 10/18 - 12/13 (no class 11/22)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
Fee: $40 for class series