Bill Hall, Newport, Oregon journalist and Lincoln County Commissioner, will speak at Beaverton City Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, after the close of a five-day book sale by New Friends of the Beaverton City Library. The author will discuss the question behind his novel, “McCallandia,” in which he gives a first-hand account of what might have happened if Oregon’s popular governor, Tom McCall, had been vice president when Richard Nixon resigned. “McCallandia” will be available for purchase and signing by the author following the lecture, which is free and open to the public. A brief NFBCL meeting and refreshments follow the presentation.
His talk follows the close of the NFBCL Fall Book Sale in the Beaverton City Library lobby and Cathy Stanton Conference Room. The sale opens Wed., Oct. 21 with a special Preview Hour for NFBCL members from 5-7 p.m. Memberships are available that evening, and the sale is open to the public from 7-9 p.m. The Collector’s Corner will be open Wednesday evening only, and will feature specialty books from the Friends’ Amazon storefront. Volunteers will be on hand to show customers how to browse the 2,000-plus Amazon inventory and how their Amazon shopping can benefit the Friends and the Library through the Amazon Smile shopping rewards program.
The sale continues Thurs., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. All remaining books will be half-price on Sunday. Thousands of books will be on display, organized by subject from vintage to current best sellers; nonfiction; children’s books, DVDs, CDs, sheet music and more. Proceeds benefit the main library and the Murray Scholls branch library.
Book donations are accepted at the Book Corner, the used bookstore operated by the Friends at 12470 S.W. Fifth St., during store hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Donated books, movies and music CDs stock the bookstore, the Amazon project and the annual book sale.