January 15, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 2) – Happenings

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2012 Oregon Book Award Finalists Announced
The following are the finalists for the 2012 Oregon Book Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday, April 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland (128 NW Eleventh Ave). Tickets to the ceremony are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219351.

If your library promotes the Oregon Book Awards, encourage your patrons to cast their vote for the Readers’ Choice Award! Vote at: oregonlive.com/books

GRAPHIC LITERATURE AWARD
Graham Annable of Portland The Book of Grickle (Dark Horse Comics)
Aidan Koch of Portland The Whale (Gaze Books)
Sarah Oleksyk of Portland Ivy (Oni Press)
Greg Rucka of Portland Stumptown (Oni Press)
Joe Sacco of Portland Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan Books)

FICTION
Dan DeWeese of Portland You Don’t Love This Man (Harper Perennial)
Patrick DeWitt of Portland The Sisters Brothers (Ecco)
Brian Doyle of Portland Mink River (Oregon State University Press)
Matthew Stadler of Portland Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha (Publication Studio)
Vanessa Veselka of Portland Zazen (Red Lemonade)

POETRY
Carl Adamshick of Portland Curses and Wishes (Louisiana State University Press)
Geri Doran of Eugene Sanderlings (Tupelo Press)
Emily Kendal Freyof Portland The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Press)
Daniel Skach-Mills of Portland The Hut Beneath the Pine (Daniel Skach-Mills)
Ursula K. Le Guin of Portland and Roger Dorband of Astoria Out Here (Raven Studio)

GENERAL NONFICTION
Glenn Anthony May of Eugene Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon (Oregon State University Press)
Kenneth J. Ruoff of Portland Imperial Japan At Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire’s 2600th Anniversary (Cornell University Press)
Roger J. Porter of Portland Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers (Cornell University Press)

CREATIVE NONFICTION
George Estreich of Corvallis The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit (Southern Methodist University Press)
Jennifer Lauck of Portland Found (Seal Press)
Sarahlee Lawrence of Portland River House (Tin House Books)
Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis The Late Interiors (Arcade Publishing)
Lidia Yuknavitch of Portland The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books)

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Nancy Coffelt of Portland Catch That Baby! (Simon & Schuster)
Judy Cox of Ontario Nora and the Texas Terror (Holiday House)
Eric A. Kimmel of Portland Medio Pollito (Marshall Cavendish)
Cynthia Rylant of Portland Brownie and Pearl Take a Dip (Simon & Schuster)
Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii (Wendy Lamb Books)

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE 
Heather Vogel Frederick of Portland Pies and Prejudice (Simon & Schuster)
April Henry of Portland Girl, Stolen (Henry Holt)
Lisa Schroeder of Beaverton The Day Before (Simon Pulse)
Jen Violi of Portland Putting Makeup on Dead People (Hyperion)
Emily Whitman of Portland Wildwing (Greenwillow Books)

InfoCamp PDX Registration Now Open
Registration is open for InfoCamp PDX, a one-day unconference for the information community.  InfoCamp is for librarians, user experience designers, information architects, web developers and others who are excited about utilizing technology to connect people with information.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Q Center on Mississippi Ave in Portland.

Visit the website to learn more and to register: http://portland.infocamp.org.  You can also find InfoCamp PDX on Facebook and on Twitter (@infocampPDX/#InfoCampPDX).

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