2009–10 Year of the Book
November 12, 2009—Eugene
November 13, 2009—Portland
"Digitize, Democratize: Google, Libraries, and the Future of Books." Robert Darnton, Professor of History and Director of the Harvard University Library.
January 21, 2010
"The Book—Not Just Another Gadget." Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan.
February 4, 2010
"MANUScript—Historical Roots of the Modern Manuscript Book." Suzanne Moore, book artist, designer, and illuminator working on the Saint John's Bible.
February 7, 2010
W.S. Merwin, poetry reading.
February 24, 2010
“Is Prosperity Incompatible With Posterity?” Denis Hayes, environmental advocate and proponent of solar power. He rose to prominence in 1970 as the coordinator for the first Earth Day.
April 5, 2010
“Getting a Grip—Gaining Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want.” Frances Moore Lappé., author, democracy advocate, and world food and hunger expert.
April 13, 2010
“A Sixty-Year Odyssey in Bookbinding and Conservation.” Donald Etherington, Director of the Book Conservation Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding.
May 5, 2010
“Information is Power: Access to Archives and Human Rights in Latin America.” Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and of the Cuba Documentation Project.
May 26, 201—Eugene
Mya 27, 2010—Portland
"Defending Freedom of Expression in the Written Word." Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosophy, Princeton University and Director of PEN American Center.