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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cory Doctorow's Coming to Washington County Libraries

Posted by Alison Hallett on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:31 PM

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Earlier this month, Cory Doctorow's book Little Brother was pulled from a school-wide summer reading program at Booker T Washington High in Pensacola, Florida—for "questioning authority" and "lauding 'hacker culture,'" according to Doctorow. In response, the novelist and Boing Boing editor arranged for 200 copies of the book to be sent to students.

That sort of story is like catnip to librarians and booksellers, so I have to imagine Washington County librarians are pretty excited right now: Next month, Doctorow is headlining Washington County's Adult Summer Reading program ("recommended for adults and teens"). He'll be discussing technology and politics at three area libraries:

•¬†Beaverton City Library, July 8th at 7:00 pm
•¬†Tigard Public Library, July 9th at 7:00 pm
•¬†Hillsboro Public Library, July 10th at 7:00 pm

Sounds like a trip to the suburbs is in order! I don't think I've ever been to the Hillsboro library, but both the Beaverton and the new (to me) Tigard libraries are terrific. Go Beaverton if you're hungry for Korean food, Tigard if you feel like doing some thrifting.

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