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November 1, 2019
All Day
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Downtown Displays

Friday, November 1, 2019

A display celebrating 50 years of Saturday Market and more.

In the 2nd floor Magazines and Newspapers room - Nov. and Dec.

Eugene Saturday Market: Celebrating 50 Seasons

The Eugene Saturday Market is celebrating 50 seasons of selling handmade arts and crafts in Downtown Eugene. Founder Lotte Streisinger brought her vision of an open-air marketplace to life in the alley next to the Oak Street Overpark on a rainy May 9, 1970 with 29 members. In the intervening years, Saturday Market moved several times, landing at in the Park Blocks in 1983. Currently, there are more than 600 active members. Across five decades, Saturday Market has provided an accessible, low cost marketplace to thousands of artists, chefs, musicians, and craftspeople, helping to build a thriving local art scene and launch many small businesses. 


In the Children’s Center on the 1st floor in Nov.:

Tomorrow’s Scientist: Space and Technology in 20th Century Children’s Literature

A joint exhibition by Eugene Public Library and the Special Collections and University Archives of the University of Oregon. The display at the Downtown Library will include original illustrations and popular titles from UO’s Special Collections. The display at the UO Knight Library will focus on the intersections of politics and children’s literature during the Cold War Period. 

Additional displays in the Children’s Center: Early Childhood CARES, Eugene Miniatures Club, and Little French School