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Go ‘Beyond Fake News’ at Astoria Library

Oregon Humanities presents free conversation Nov. 4

Published on November 1, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on November 3, 2017 12:23PM

Kelly McElroy, an outreach librarian at Oregon State University

COURTESY ASTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kelly McElroy, an outreach librarian at Oregon State University


ASTORIA — Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent facts. From debate over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information as we make decisions in our communities.

This is the focus of “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World,” a free conversation with Kelly McElroy 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Astoria Public Library (450 10th St.). This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

McElroy is an outreach librarian at Oregon State University. 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.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

For more information about this free community discussion, contact Senior Library Assistant Ami Kreider at 503-325-7323 or akreider@astoria.or.us.

Oregon Humanities — an independent nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust — connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications can be found at oregonhumanities.org.



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