May Author Birthdays

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May 1

Joseph Heller

Bobbie Ann Mason


May 4

Thomas Kinsella

Graham Swift

David Guterson

Don Wood


May 5

Karl Marx

Nellie Bly

Leo Leonni


May 6

Randall Jarell

Ted Lewin

Barbara McClintock


May 7

Robert Browning

Archibald MacLeish

Nonny Hogrogian

Michael Rosen


May 8

Edmund Wilson

Irene Hunt

Louise Meriwether

Milton Metzer

Thomas Pynchon


May 9

JM Barrie

Richard Adams

William Pene DuBois

Eleanor Estes

Mona Van Duyn


May 10

Christopher Paul Curtis

May 11

Stanley Elkin


May 12

Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Farley Mowat

Blue Balliett

Jennifer Armstrong

Edward Lear


May 13

Daphne Du Maurier

Norma Klein

Armistead Maupin


May 14

Hal Borland

Eoin Colfer

George Selden


May 15

  1. Frank Baum

Katherine Ann Porter

Mikhail Bulgakov

David Almond

JS Lewis

Kadir Nelson

Norma Fox Mazer

Paul Zindel


May 16

Studs Terkel

Adrienne Rich

Bruce Coville

Margaret Rey


May 17

Gary Paulsen


May 18

Bertrand Russell

Diane Duane

Sarah Ellis

Debbie Dadey

Lillian Hoban


May 19

Lorraine Hansberry

Nora Ephron


May 20

Honoré de Balzac

Mary Pope Osborne


May 21

Dante Alighieri

Alexander Pope

Harold Robbins

Jeremy Tankard

Robert Creeley


May 22

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Peter Matthiessen

Arnold Lobel


May 23

Scott O’Dell

Margaret Wise Brown

Susan Cooper


May 24

William Trevor

Joseph Brodsky


May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theodore Roethke

Robert Ludlum

Raymond Carver

Jamaica Kincaid


May 26

Lisbeth Zwerger


May 27

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Rachel Carson

Herman Wouk

Tony Hillerman

Marijane Meaker

John Barth


May 28

Ian Fleming

Walker Percy

May Swenson


May 29

Andrew Clements


May 30

Countee Cullen

Brock Cole


May 31

Walt Whitman

Harry Mazer

Al Young


Visiting Other Free Libraries

Another in an occasional series of Little Free Libraries in Portland and Beyond.

I was recently in Forest Grove, OR, for a full-day professional development training. I went walking at lunch and stumbled across two little libraries. I couldn’t find charter numbers or signs on either of them, so I don’t know if they’re registered with Little Free Libraries or not, but they seemed to be busy! IMG_9422.jpg

This one was right outside the Tim & Cathy Tran Library.

This one was in front of the IMG_9421.jpgEarly Learning Center.

I looked on Google to see if maybe there were more little libraries I’d missed. Looks like these are the only two so far, according to this article.  I couldn’t find them on the Little Free Library map either, but if they’re run by students, that’s not terribly surprising. Next time I’m out there, I’ll have to bring some books!

(Also, if you’re out there, look for the Art-O-Mat machine in the art gallery!)