State of the City
7:00 pm, February 5
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
How effectively is our community facing challenges in local government, education, public safety and economic development? Are we headed in the right direction in each area? Come and listen to four community leaders address the state of the city in this session where the audience will have plenty of chances to ask questions.
Biff Traber, mayor of Corvallis
Erin Prince, superintendent of the 509J school district
Jon Sassaman, Corvallis chief of police
Kevin Dwyer, director, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
Attendance is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
Future of the Written Word
12 noon, February 9
Boys & Girls Club
Failing newspapers may be just the beginning. As news, feature stories and fiction flow to websites, blogs and e-books, we are undergoing a transformation in our relationship to the written word. How far is this trend likely to go in the next decade? Will paper survive in niche markets? Will the proliferation of iPads and other tablet computers change the way we read and the way we tell stories? How will publishers, libraries and bookstores adapt to serve the human need for a good tale, no matter the format?
At the February 9 Corvallis City Club meeting, three speakers will discuss what we might see in the changing landscape of the written word: Jack Wolcott of Grass Roots Books, Mary Braun of the OSU Press and Bonnie Brzozowski of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.
Lunch will be available. Attendance is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary only if you are having lunch. Send email to email@example.com by February 5.