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Author of book about

Oregon hangings in town

Oakland author Diane Goeres-Gardner will make three appearances in Eugene this week to discuss and sign ``Necktie Parties,'' her history of legal executions in frontier Oregon.

The retired school administrator was researching her family tree when she ran across an 1882 newspaper account of a public hanging. Fascinated, she tried to find a book about such practices. She couldn't find one, so she decided to write one. It was published by Caxton Press, an Idaho publisher that specializes in Northwest nonfiction.

Goeres-Gardner will discuss her book from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lane County Historical Museum at the Lane Events Center, 740 W. 13th Ave. She'll also be at Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Way, on Saturday. She will sign copies from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then give a one-hour talk. And she will appear Feb. 19 at the Heritage Fair Festival at the Lane Events Center.

Library's magazine sale

is coming next week

Friends of the Library will have its annual magazine sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

The event will feature thousands of ``gently read,'' recent issues of popular magazines on all topics, for all ages. Most are 25 cents each. Vintage magazines and posters are individually priced.

All proceeds go to support Eugene Public Library programs and materials. All city parking is free on Sundays. For information, call 682-5450.

Discussion of WWII film part of LCC reading event

A preview of clips from the new documentary "Only the Brave" and public discussion with filmmaker Lane Nishikawa will be presented Friday at Lane Community College.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 19, Room 104. It is sponsored by LCC's Reading Together Project.

Nishikawa's film focuses on a little-known World War II Army unit, the all-volunteer Japanese-American 100th, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Gala showings of the film are planned Friday night at the Bijou Art Cinemas as part of the DisOrient Asian-American Film Festival.

The Reading Together Project this year has the theme ``Circling Home: Stories and Sustainable Communities.'' The books are ``Refuge'' by Terry Tempest Williams and ``Blessing the Boats'' by Lucille Clifton. For information: readingtogether/current/ index.html

Open Book Groups


``Crescent'' - Discussion of the Diana Abu-Jaber novel. 2 p.m., Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.


"Crescent" - Discussion of the Diana Abu-Jaber novel. 6 p.m., Sheldon Branch Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Road.

Out of Town


Stafford Celebration - Writing workshop and discussion in honor of the late Oregon poet. Participants may read a favorite William Stafford poem as well as one of their own. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Corvallis Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison.


Justin Tussing - Author signs "The Best People in the World." Powell's on Hawthorne, 3723 Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. (503) 238-1668.
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Date:Feb 12, 2006
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