Adults - Literary Elements

Summertime is reading time! Join other Washington County readers in Adult Summer Reading at WCCLS, from June 1st through August 31st. You can mix and mingle with like-minded adults during your local library's Adult Summer Reading events, find great new books to read, and share your great reads on WCCLS' social media sites. Register as a reader to have the chance to win an iPad Mini!

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Great BooksThree Events with Cory Doctorow

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Three Events with Cory Doctorow

Video - Cory Doctorow at Hillsboro Public Library, 10 July 2014.

Author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow

On three consecutive evenings in early July, special guest Cory Doctorow presented a talk at three WCCLS member libraries (Beaverton, Tigard, and Hillsboro Main) titled, "Information Does Not Want To Be Free." The themes Cory explored centered around copyright policy and digital rights management, and how technology and politics affect our lives as readers and as citizens.

Each of the three evening talks were very well attended, and community members warmly displayed their enthusiasm and engagement through lively question-and-answer sessions follow each talk.

About Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

Audio - Cory Doctorow at Hillsboro Public Library, 10 July 2014.

WCCLS member libraries continue to have scheduled events for Summer Reading. See those here.

Register for Prizes

Prize winners will be drawn from the list of people who registered for WCCLS Adult Summer Reading. You must be 18 years or older and have a WCCLS library card in good standing to sign up for Adult Summer Reading. Library employees, board members and their families are ineligible to win prizes.

By registering, you are eligible to win an iPad Mini! Use your tablet to download e-books and audiobooks from the library, place holds on our mobile catalog, learn a language with WCCLS’ Mango Languages app, and more.
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