In October 2019, readers can look forward to KOOBDOOGA (A Good Book read backwards), where participants will read and discuss “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson.”
The goal of KOOBDOOGA is to bring the community together to celebrate the reading of a good book.
Free copies of Eruption were made available to the public and to artists interested in creating a work inspired by the book. Submitted art will be displayed in the month-long exhibit this fall.
Works in all media are welcome, including acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, fiber arts, beadwork, mixed media, and glass. If you have a piece of art to display, pick up the Call to Artists flyer and artwork display agreement and registration. Submission deadline is Saturday, Sept. 21.
Artwork must be suitably prepared for display and ready to hang (ie framed and wired, etc). The art exhibition will not be juried. However, the KOOBDOOGA committee reserves the right to reject works that do not meet the exhibition criteria.
Please stop by the front desk at the White Salmon Valley Community Library to see if there’s a copy that’s been returned for others to read. Also consider checking out a copy from the library’s collection.
The Friends of the Library will host a public Artists’ Reception in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Charles Crosman will provide music for this event.
There will be a series of four special events, one each Friday in October from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
They are:
Friday, Oct. 4, Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens with author Steve Olson
Friday, Oct. 11, Mount St. Helens: Survival and Revival of Life after a Major Volcanic Eruption with research ecologist Charlie Crisafulli
Friday, Oct. 18, Community Preparedness Legacy of David A. Johnston with hydrologist Carolyn Driedger
Friday, Oct. 25, Volcanoes in the Cascades: Why Are They Here? with research hydrologist Tom Pierson
Organizers will have an Open Mic session at each of the events for the public to briefly share “Where were you when Mount St Helens blew?” or “Do you have an interesting story to share about Mount St Helens?”
For more information, contact Mary Kapp, art exhibition chair, at 509-493-1679 or email

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