MacReads ~ MacThinks ~ MacLearns
In an effort to encompass more methods for lifelong learning, after 10 years MacReads has morphed into MacThinks. Like MacReads, MacThinks is co-sponsored by Friends of the McMinnville Public Library, Linfield College Library, and Third Street Books. MacThinks invites creators to the McMinnville community. And MacThinks provides an opportunity for community members to engage in conversation about what they read. However, instead of our community reading a single book from one author each year, we now have the opportunity to meet and learn from many authors, artists, chefs, and thinkers. In the last year of MacThinks programs, we wrestled with the question of legalizing marijuana while hearing from Roger Roffman, author of Marijuana Nation and we learned how to make sauerkraut and other fermented delicacies with Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, chefs and authors of Fermented Vegetables.
This fall, MacThinks will provide us with many opportunities to gain creative inspiration and insight:
Lisa Congdon visits Linfield’s Nicholson Library for a question and answer session on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm. As a fine artist and illustrator, Lisa Congdon is known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design, and hand lettering. Congdon works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and more. Congdon is the author of many books: Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist; and illustrated books Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip; and A Collection a Day. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
We will delve into the world of teen adventure fiction. Author William Ritter will read from his latest novel on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30pm in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library. Ritter is the author of the Jackaby series. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon where he received his degree in English and Education with certificates in creative writing and folklore. Ritter teaches high school language arts. He lives in Springfield, Oregon.
Thriller writer Chelsea Cain will entertain us with her gory, page-turning writing style. Chelsea Cain will read at Linfield’s Nicholson Library at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 5. Cain is a New York Times’ best-selling author of Portland-based horror novels that turn the genre on its ear. Stephen King included two of her books in his top ten favorite books of the year and NPR named her book Heartsick as one of the best 100 thrillers ever written. Her newest book is One Kick.