R.R. 2017-2018


Listen to the podcast of Moonglow by Michael Chabon reviewed by Jonathan Katz.


Joyce Loper reviewed “Lab Girl” at April Random Review.




Dr. David Grube reviews the Book of Joy

by Desmund Tutu and The Dalai Lama.



Bob Loewen shares information about Evicted by Matthew Demond at the January Random Review.

Thomas Sharpton reviews I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong to a full crowd at December’s Random Review.


Pictures from the Nov. 8 Random Review of A Gentleman in Moscow are available at this website: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pQYicqBJFJBdryoB2



Connie Georgiou, co-chair of the Random Review welcomed attendees to this month’s review.

Local doctor, David Grube introduced Bill Lunch as the reviewer for the September review.

Always popular speaker, Bill Lunch entertained a full house crowd in September reviewing the book American Nations at the Friends of the Library Random Review.

Bill Lunch used this map to show the different nations that Colin Woodard talked about in his book, American Nations.



Random Review Celebrates

25 Years of Reviews!

Random Review CoChair Debra Goldenberg welcomed attendees at the 25th Random Review Celebration.


Former Random Review Chair Lois Malango gave a brief history of this very popular Friends of the Library activity.


Eight community readers entertained the  packed community room at the Corvallis Public Library reading from the more than 200 books that have been reviewed over 25 years.

Everyone agreed that it was a great event.

Thank you Connie Georgiou and Debra Goldenberg for your leadership.