THURSDAY 6/19

Juneteenth: Words Along the Way
To celebrate that glorious day on June 19th, 1865, when the Civil War had ended and the slaves were pronounced free, the North Library will host relevant words and music on the lawn. North Portland Branch Library, 512 N Killingsworth, 988-5394, 6 pm, free

* You Back the Attack! Anti-War Art
Some real progressive heavyweights are on board for this collection of anti-war posters by Micah Ian Wright. Both Kurt Vonnegut and Howard Zinn have written introductions. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


FRIDAY 6/20

* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Barnes & Noble, and Borders are all selling the new Harry Potter book tonight at midnight for the salivating fans who can't wait until the morning of its release. But you should fuck those corporate bastards and buy your midnight Harry Potter book at the activist, book collective, Laughing Horse. They start showing films at 9: Underground, Superstar, and Genocide, then at the stroke of 12 you'll finally be able to get your greedy paws on that ridiculous little book. Laughing Horse Books Collective, 3625 SE Division, 236-2893, 9 pm, free

* Sarah Kramer
Who knew there were so many delicious recipes for dishes without a speck of animal byproduct? Well, Kramer for starters, and she's put 'em all into her new cookbook, The Garden of Vegan. Powell's Books for Cooks and Gardeners, 3747 SE Hawthorne, 235-3802, 3 pm, free


SATURDAY 6/21

Karen Braucher & Michael McGriff
Braucher was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award one time and McGriff has been published a Hell of a lot. Mountain Writers Center, 3624 SE Milwaukie, 236-4854, 7:30 pm, $3


MONDAY 6/23

Christopher Moore
Moore's Fluke is an entire book about two scientists who record the songs of humpback whales. It's also being touted as an adventure tale. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


TUESDAY 6/24

Michael Hirsh
Hirsh is the former chief diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and more. His new book At War With Ourselves explains how America's military and economic power has isolated it from the rest of the world, and what we need to do to not look like assholes anymore. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 12:30 pm

* Rock, Rap, Reactionaries & Liberal Snobs
Via the topics mentioned in his book's highly un-catchy title, Artemis Records CEO Danny Goldberg attacks the Democratic Party and its pathetic attempts to hold on to voters. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

Joe Queenan
Devoted sports fan Queenan's book True Believers is about fans who continually root for crappy teams like the Phillies year after year, despite the fact their team never wins. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-5097, 7:30 pm, free


WEDNESDAY 6/25

* Will Ferguson
Well over a year after its publication, Ferguson is still making the rounds to promote his fictional send-up to self-help groups, Happiness, which Marjorie Skinner described as "pricelessly humorous, and delivers a critique of the U.S. that is both cutting and affectionate." Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free