Camas library to host ‘community block party’ this Friday

Friends group will hold used book sale inside library during community event

The Camas Public Library’s 2021 “Read for Change” program will host a community block party starting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23.

The outdoor block party will feature live music, activities for children, an air hockey tournament — a nod to the Read for Change event’s featured book, Beartown by Fredrik Backman, which features a small town that loves hockey — to benefit the Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library (FFCL) and food trucks.

The FFCL will host its used book sale inside the library during the block party, at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas.

For more information about the Camas library’s Read for Change program, visit the Post-Record at

Other upcoming Read for Change events include:

  • Building Relationships Across Difference (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11): This 90-minute, in-person event, led by Alexis James, founder and CEO of Construct the Present, will discuss how our own biases may be limiting our life experience and explore ideas for expanding personal circles and having more diverse relationships.


  • Virtual screening of documentary, “The Reunited States” (Thursday, Aug. 19): Register to receive a link and password for this exclusive screening of “The Reunited States,” a documentary that follows Susan Bro, whose daughter, Heather Heyer, was murdered during a 2017 counterprotest against far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as David and Erin Leverton, a Republican couple who traveled to all 50 states in an RV to better understand the nation’s political divisions.