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North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth

512 N Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)
(503) 988-5123

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  • Sunday
    Feb 18 2018
    African American Read-In

    Celebrate Black History Month with Black literature! Join us as community leaders, teachers, students, and local celebrities read from their favorite books by African American writers. Fiction and nonfiction for children and adults will be featured in an afternoon of good words from great writings. Community members are also encouraged to come and share words from their favorite works. This event is cosponsored by the Portland Reading Council and Multnomah County Library.


  • Tuesday
    Jan 23 2018
    Winter Autonomous Convergence

    In response to a call to action from Crimethinc for J20 2018 community organizing initiatives, we (some anarchist in portland) are calling for a convergence of anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, and autonomous organizers to break out of their alienation and meet each other face to face in hopes of coordinating for action, growing together, and practicing mutual aid. We would like to propose a regular event series of anti-authoritarians and autonomous folks happening once per season for the purpose of

    1) creating a public forum as an entry point to get plugged into radical organizing

    2) a forum for different cliques, crews, organizations, and tendencies to find each other, build affinity, and collaborate.

    3) A way for our communities to have in-person discussions on pressing and important issues in Portland.

    4) Providing an opportunity for tabling, political education, and outreach.

    This is not a platform for political parties, ballot initiatives, or authoritarian/oppressive bullshit.

    We will provide coffee, tea, & snacks and be tabling radical literature. Please feel free to contribute to the snack table and if you or your organization is interested in tabling contact bookclub@protonmail.com

    SAFEr SPACE DISCLAIMER Please do not come if you are aware that your presence makes people feel unsafe in radical spaces, you will be asked to leave. That being said, we cannot guarantee that problematic individuals will not attend this event. If we are made aware of a person that makes someone feel unsafe we will do our best to address those concerns.

    Tentative SCHEDULE:

    INTRODUCTION & GAMES (45minutes)

    GENERATE DISCUSSION TOPICS FOR SPACEBAG (20 minutes): Suggest ideas for discussion in break-out groups. The following prompts might inspire ideas to discuss.

    • What are problems in Portland or regionally that can be addressed through autonomous organizing?
    • What are ways we can defend ourselves and our communities?
    • What are the challenges in Portland that prevent us from working collaboratively with each other? How can we address them?
    • What are issues or current events in Portland that are important to discuss?

    BREAK ( 5 minutes)

    SPACEBAG: ROTATING DISCUSSION GROUPS (1 hour): Choose a discussion group to explore and converse about a specific topic from the brainstorm session. You will have 20 minutes with that group. For each group we will use butcher paper to write down notes from the conversation to share with the following rounds group members and during our "report back" session all together. Someone will stay behind to fill in new group members about the previous conversation, building continuity through rotation rounds.

    Round #1 (20 minutes) Round #2 (20 minutes) Round #3 (20 minutes)

    BREAK (5 minutes)

    REPORT BACK from discussion groups: All together, we will share and discuss our thoughts, notes, questions, and possible next-steps from break out groups (30 minutes)

    "FIND EACH OTHER" project groups: An opportunity for people/groups to share what projects they are working on, why they are doing it, and how people can get plugged in.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS & WRAP UP (Mingling encouraged)

    RESOURCES, NEWS, ANALYSIS: It's Going Down: https://itsgoingdown.org/ Submedia.tv: https://sub.media/

  • Sunday
    Dec 17 2017
    Portland Assembly - Piedmont NAC December Meeting

    If you are interested in building community and meeting the needs of our neighborhood, the Piedmont Neighborhood Action Council of the Portland Assembly may be for you!

    Portland Assembly is a municipalist organization which formed last year after the election. More information is available at www.portlandassembly.com. It is a people's assembly, where all of the neighborhood action councils meet regularly in a Spokescouncil.

    Piedmont already has a Neighborhood Action Council which formed over the summer. We are small, but in August we held a very successful Free Store, co-sponsored by the Piedmont Neighborhood Association, that served over 100+ neighbors at a fun-filled day at Farragut Park. We are currently engaged in making soy candles to fundraise for winter relief efforts. We hope to receive a NPNS grant in January (fingers crossed) to make care kits for our houseless neighbors. We are also recruiting new members!

    Our areas of interest include:

    • Mutual aid
    • Environment
    • Anti-Racist action
    • Gentrification
    • Immigrants’ rights
    • Houseless rights
    • LGBTQ+ rights
    • Sharing skills, knowledge, and ideas with each other

    We meet at on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the North Portland Library meeting room from 1-3pm. DECEMBER MEETING IS 12:00-1:45 due to a prior event scheduled during our regular time.

    Please contact us with any questions! Please let us know of childcare needs or other needs and we will accommodate. The upstairs meeting room has an elevator for accessibility.
    Email: PiedmontNAC@protonmail.com

  • Sunday
    Oct 22 2017
    Democratic Socialists Labor Branch Meetup

    Join the Labor Branch of Portland DSA! We'll be talking about some specific labor/employment laws and rights to equip the working class!

    We will also be discussing some of the efforts from DSA members surrounding labor and unions. Bring your favorite labor book to discuss and recommend to others!

    We will be meeting in the upstairs meeting room.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Sunday
    Oct 1 2017
    Portland Democratic Socialists Single Payer Healthcare Community Meeting

    Join us to hear members of the Portland DSA Healthcare Working Group discuss single payer healthcare: what it is, why we're workng on it, and what we're doing as a chapter.

    Snacks and beverages will be served.

    Portland Democratic Socialists of America
    Portland DSA is a local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the US. We organize together for economic and social justice in Portland and nation-wide.

  • Sunday
    Sep 24 2017
    Where Are Queer People Welcome?

    Registration required; register online at https://multcolib.org/events/where-are-queer-people-welcome/80127

    A majority of Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of a diversity of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated, and embraced everywhere? Where are we made to feel welcome? Where do we feel unwelcome and unsafe? What does it mean to see your experience reflected in media? What does it mean when stories reflecting the queer experience are actively silenced?

    Join facilitator Jill Winsor in a discussion that explores how the complexity of the queer community intersects with the spaces and communities that surround us.

    This Conversation Project is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

    Multnomah County Library
    Library · Portland, Oregon
    Multnomah County Library's 19 neighborhood locations serve the city of Portland, OR, and beyond. Locations and hours: multcolib.org/hours

  • Thursday
    Aug 17 2017
    Free Renters' Rights Workshop
    • Did you know that nearly 70% of Black Oregonians rent?
    • That over half of millenials are renters?
    • That women are less likely to own homes than men?
    • That empty homes outnumber homeless people?

    Join other renters this Thursday for a free renters' rights workshop at the North Portland Library, and bring your questions with you.

    We'll bring the snacks, you bring the neighbors.

    Bring anyone who rents with you. We are stronger in numbers!

    The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants. Twitter @catoregon

  • Sunday
    Aug 13 2017
    Greater Portland NOW - Meeting and Elections

    Please join the Greater Portland NOW Chapter for the GP NOW Annual Meeting and Elections

    Meeting Objectives/Output

    1. Have fun! Welcome NEW members!
    2. Decide on Board Proposal Suspending 6 month requirement to run for office for 2017
    3. Elect officers

    When: Sunday, August 13 from 2 - 4 p.m.

    Where: North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR, Large Conference Room

    More details are available at http://www.noworegon.org/uploads/1/2/7/5/12754387/gp_now_election_process_2017_pdf.pdf

    National Organization for Women - Oregon Chapter - We are Oregon women fighting for our rights. Join us!

    Greater Portland NOW is a chapter of Oregon National Organization for Women and The National Organization for Women, serving the Greater Portland area.

  • Tuesday
    Jul 25 2017
    American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Screening & Discussion

    Join us for a free film screening and discussion of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film of interracial solidarity will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People's Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations.

    This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color.

    Web page: http://multcolib.org/events/american-revolutionary-film-screening-and-panel-conversation/77021

  • Monday
    Jun 19 2017
    Juneteenth: Words Along the Way

    On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth, the observance of that date, has become a national celebration of freedom. Join us on the North Portland lawn as we celebrate Juneteenth with words and music under the skies.

    Presenter: PassinArt: A Theatre Company