BEAVERTON, Ore. – On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities.
The Beaverton City Library will host “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information About the World” on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the main library located at 12375 SW 5th St. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption.
Kelly McElroy is an outreach librarian at Oregon State University. She is passionate about curiosity in her work to connect people to information. She coedited the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks and is interested in engaging communities in thoughtful inquiry about the information they need for school, work and play.
The event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project. The program is free and open to the public; no registration required.
For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in Money magazine’s Best Places to Live, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”