April Author Birthdays

April 1

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Augusta Baker

Samuel Ray Delaney


April 2

Hans Christian Andersen

Émile Zola

Sue Townsend


April 3

George Herbert

Washington Irving

Jane Goodall


April 4

Robert Emmet Sherwood

Marguerite Duras

Maya Angelou

Joanna Reis


April 5

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Booker T Washington

Robert Bloch

Anthony Horowitz

Richard Peck


April 6

Graeme Base


April 7

Charles Baudelaire

Paule Marshall


April 8

Trina Schart Hyman


April 9

Margaret Peterson Haddix


April 10

William Hazlitt

Joseph Pulitzer

Paul Theroux

Martin Waddell


April 11

Glenway Wescott

Leo Rosten

Gary Soto


April 12

Beverly Cleary

Tom Clancy

Scott Turow


April 13

Nella Larsen

Marguerite Henry

Samuel  Beckett

Eudora Welty

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Erik Christian Haugaard


April 14

James Branch Cabell

Arnold Toynbee


April 15

Henry James

Waverly Root

Jacqueline Briggs Martn


April 16

Anatole France

Gertrude Chandler Warner

John Millington Synge

Garth Williams

Kingsley Amis


April 17

Karen Blixen

Thornton Wilder

Cynthia Ozick


April 18

Richard Harding Davis


April 19

Etheridge Knight


April 20

Mary Hoffman


April 21

Charlotte Bronté

Thomas McMahon

Kole Omsotoso

Barbara Park


April 22

Henry Fielding

Ellen Glasgow

Eileen Christelow

James Norman Hall

Vladimir Nabokov

Louise Glück

Paula Fox


April 23

William Shakespeare

Edwin Markham

JP Donleavy

Charles Johnson


April 24

Anthony Trollope

Robert Penn Warren

Sue Grafton


April 25

Padget Powell

Maud Hart Lovelace


April 26

Marcus Aurelius

Bernard Malamud

Patricia Reilly Giff


April 27

Edward Gibbon

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Ludwig Bemelmans

John Burningham

Nancy Shaw

Steven D’amico

August Wilson


April 28

Harper Lee

Lois Duncan

Terry Pratchett

Carolyn Forché

Amy Hest


April 29

William Randolph Hearst

Jill Paton Walsh

Yusef Komunyakaa


April 30

Alice B Toklas

Annie Dillard

Visiting SE PDX Little Free Libraries

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I went a different route home from work recently, and was treated to this. I’ve been meaning to visit this Little Free Library for a while, but hadn’t made the opportunity before. LFL #1432 is based at Busy Bee Preschool, at 7618 SE Duke Street.

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There wasn’t much of anything in the library today. I wonder what kind of traffic it usually has. I was in some sort of publicly-available wifi dead zone – I tried a couple of times to open the Little Locator app to mark it, but never was able to get in. Maybe I can plan a day to go this route again, and take some books for it.

Featured in the library this week: homemade medicine

This week, Division92 Little Free Library is featuring books to help you make your own medicine. Please use common sense, please don’t overdo it (no “if some is helpful, more is better”!), please consider checking with your healthcare professional for any allergies or conflicts with other medicines or supplements you are currently taking, or with any illnesses or conditions you already have.

Featured in the library this week

This week the Division92 Little Free Library is featuring the songbooks of Sandra Boynton. You probably know her best from her massively popular card:

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Did you know she also writes (and co-writes) children’s songs?  And convinces hugely popular celebrities to sing them? We’re putting out her first three songbooks. Unfortunately, the CDs are missing from each of the books. HOWEVER!  You can find the songs on YouTube! For instance:

Where else can you hear Kate Winslet & Weird Al Yankovic singing a duet? When was the last time you heard Scott Bakula sing?  What other album contains performances by both Hootie & the Blowfish AND Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme?



Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Join Multnomah County Library, PRISM (Multnomah County’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group), and the Hollywood Theatre in celebrating Transgender KikiDay of Visibility with a screening of the documentary Kiki followed by a panel featuring Portland Ballroom PDXB performers and organizers.

Directed by Sara Jordenö and co-written by Twiggy Pucci Garçon, a leader in New York’s kiki community, 2016’s KIKI is a dynamic coming of age story about resilience and the transformative art form of vogueing. KIKI follows seven New York City LGBTQ youth of color who face real struggles creating a safe and vibrant space for themselves to vogue.

Free tickets available on Hollywood Theatre’s website.

Movie playing at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Thursday, April 4, 7-9:15pm