Get a Sneak Peak of Portland Theatre for Free

The more I learn about what the Multnomah County Library offers, the more I love it. Coming from the DC area where the public library system is sorely neglected, it’s great to live in a city that puts an effort into this valuable resource.

Just last week, as part of an ongoing effort to get my French-speaking skills back up to where they were when I was a fluent student, I downloaded a few audio French lessons from the library.

Then there’s “Scene at the Library,” where on almost every Sunday through March, you have the ability to get a sneak preview of local theatre productions for free at various branches across the area. In fact, there’s one tomorrow at the Central Library. The Communist Dracula Pageant, tells the story of the 1989 Romanian Revolution as told by…Dracula (aka Vlad Tepes).

While that may not be your cup of tea, check the library’s site for upcoming plays that are participating in the program. And then, buy tickets for the full productions and support Portland’s local theatre scene.

7 Comments so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

    Wow, I hadn’t heard of this. That’s a very cool program.

  2. melissa lion (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    No, kidding, Steve. Thanks RS, this is really, really great!

  3. melissa lion (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

    I meant RC.

  4. Steph (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    And it doesn’t stop there – MCL offers TONS of great programming – check out to find out about all of our upcoming programs! Thanks for supporting your library!

  5. Ms. Blake (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    Random Citizen,

    On a side note: have you checked on for a French language practice group? I was a member of a Russian practice group back in AZ and it was a great way to brush up on the skills and meet other people with similar interests without having to endure a classroom setting at the local community college.

  6. Random Citizen (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 11:16 am

    Ms. Blake, thanks for the tip! I’m a member of Meet in Portland, but haven’t heard of Meet Up. But it’s a great idea to gather with others to help with my speaking skills. Though, I’m a bit embarrassed to do so now, maybe in a month or so.

  7. Ms. Blake (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

    I feel your pain! I still have flashbacks of my Russian instructor at UNR throwing erasers at us when we pronounced a word incorrectly. I’ve found that most members of a particular meet up group are really cool and don’t judge others.

    My husband and I are members of the local bulldog and French bulldog groups and we’ve met some great people so give it a try.

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