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Lyle focuses on Celilo Falls anniversary

The public is invited to enjoy a book discussion, gallery show, and lecture series at the White Salmon Valley Community Library during the months of January and February observing the 50th anniversary of the inundation of Celilo Falls by The Dalles Dam.

The programs are part of a regional partnership spearheaded by the Center for Columbia River History and supported by 14 public libraries and museums in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The book discussion of "Death of Celilo Falls" by Katrine Barber, and a showing of the 30-minute documentary film "Celilo Falls and the Remaking of the Columbia River" will take place in the White Salmon Library's Sprint Baker Gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.

Copies of the book are now available for participants at the library's front desk.

An art exhibit will be on display in the library gallery from Feb. 1-28 entitled 'An Afternoon with Alvis,' featuring graphite drawings by Carol Wild-Delano and documenting an afternoon with Alvis Smith Sr., an octogenarian Warm Springs resident and fisher on the Columbia River.

The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Celilo lecture.

"Celilo: a lecture and discussion" with author Katrine Barber will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. immediately following the artist reception for Carol Wild-Delano.

For more information about this series call the library, 493-1132.


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