Linfield to host alumnus for reading

Two Boys book coverAviation and history will come together in a reading by local author Laurel Adams Tuesday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

The reading will highlight Adams, a 1959 Linfield graduate and local resident of McMinnville. Adams will read from his novel “Two Boys,” which is set in the 1930s and 1940s. In Adams’ book, readers will discover a range of themes from aviation to the State of Oregon and more. Copies of Adams’ book will be available for sale and a book signing will be held after the reading.

Adams was born in Minnesota in 1934. However, he is considered an Oregon native since his family moved to the state in 1936, where they lived on a farm on the Lafayette-Hopewell Highway. Adams’ Linfield education was briefly interrupted by his service in the Army. He later graduated and taught for 31 years in the education system, during which time he served as a principal for multiple schools. Adams’ various experiences, from his service in the Army to his more than three decades of work and his interest in aviation, fueled his inspiration for the book. In his free time, Adams plays golf, travels, enjoys plays at the Gallery Theater and volunteers at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, 503-883-2517.