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BRIEFLY: Literacy Center closes for spring break

Literacy Center closes for spring break 

The Literacy Center at Cook Memorial Library will be closed beginning Monday for spring break. The center will reopen April 1. Hours are 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. For information on tutoring, call the library at 541-962-1339.

Railroad author sets book signings

Richard Roth, author of “The Hot Lake Story” books and his latest work, “The Central Railroad of Oregon – Oregon’s Blue Mountain Route,” will be doing presentations and author’s signings of his books over a two-day period next week.  

On Tuesday, he will be at The Mitre’s Touch Gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, he will be at the Cove Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at Union’s Carnegie Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Enlarged photos from the books will be on display, and those who request may have books stamped with the old Hot Lake post office cancellation. 

Model watershed board meets Tuesday 

The Grande Ronde Model Watershed board of directors will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Elgin Community Center, 260 N. 10th St.

Arts commission sponsors scholarship

The La Grande Arts Commission is sponsoring a $500 Art Scholarship to a graduating senior residing within the La Grande School District who will be pursuing a certificate or degree in the visual or performing arts. 

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m. April 29. An application packet can be obtained from Minnie Tucker, Parks and Recreation Department, 2402 Cedar St., or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Library holds Easter Book Scavenger Hunt

The Cook Memorial Library is holding an Easter Book Scavenger Hunt. The library will be hiding eight copies of Jan Brett’s book, “The Easter Egg,” all over town. People can sign up for the contest the week of April 1 and pick up their riddle/stamp sheet. By solving the riddles, they can find out where the books are hidden. People can then collect all the stamps on their sheet and return it to the library by 5 p.m. April 18 to be entered into a drawing to win a giant Easter basket. The winner will be contacted before 6 p.m. April 18.

 
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