Libraries have been in the information business a long time, and have helped millions of people find accurate, timely and relevant answers for every kind of question. In today’s world of conflicting headlines, the library is more important than ever to help sort through the noise.
On Thursday, November 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) hosts “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information About the World.” This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption.
On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. Learn new ways to get the information you need.