August 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner1.jpgSpecial thanks to all the businesses and community members who contributed to the Summer Reading Program with their time, stories, art materials and donations.  A special thanks to our tireless crew of teen volunteers.
Pre-school storytimes continue through August on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  August 5, Fun Stories; August 12, Seashore Stories; August 19, Jungle Stories; and August 26, Bird Stories.
Continuing programs presented by the Master Gardeners and Friends of the Library will have Debianne Harpole discussing “Cooking With Foods That Heal” on Saturday, August 1, at 10:00 the large meeting room of the Chetco Community Public Library.  Would you like to learn how to improve your health using natural foods?  Come join us this week.
On Saturday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. Jennifer Ewing will present a program, “Understanding GMOs”.  She will explain what a GMO is and what it means to your food security,  your health, and to the environment.  She will show you how to read an ingredient list that will guide you in making healthy choices of packaged foods and fresh produce that you purchase.

For patrons who need help using our Library2Go eBook or Zinio eMagazine services on their tablets, eReaders, and smartphones, Kat will now be available to assist you at the front desk from 11am-1pm on Wednesday mornings, as well as by appointment.
Some of the newest additions in fiction are:
Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee.  In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.
The English Spy, by Daniel Silva.  Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.
Naked Greed, by Stuart Woods.  In the 34th Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer helps a client open a beer distributorship and subsequently becomes the target for a group of toughs.
The Cartel, by Don Winslow.  In 2004, a D.E.A. agent battles a Mexican drug lord who has escaped from prison and attempts to regain control of his empire.
“The Little Paris Bookshop”, by Nina George.  A bookseller with a knack for finding just the right book for making others feel better embarks on a journey in pursuit of his own happiness.
New non-fiction additions are:
A Time For Truth, by Ted Cruz.  The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate tells his personal and political story, and offers ideas for “reigniting the promise of America”.
The Oregon Trail, by Rinker Buck.  The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.
The Billion Dollar Spy, by David E. Hoffman.  A Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist’s biography of Adolf Tolkachev, who spied for the United States inside the Soviet Union.
Many new Large Print books have been added to our collection.  Some are listed here.  “The Melody Lingers On”, by Mary Higgins Clark; “Summer Secrets”, by Jane Green; “Twice In A Lifetime”, by Dorothy Garlock; “The Insider Threat”, by Brad Taylor; “Code of Conduct”, by Brad Thor; “Tom Clancy Under Fire”, by Tom Clancy; “Nemesis” by Catherine Coulter; “Winchester 1886”, by William W. Johnstone; “The Heart Has Its Reasons”, by Maria Duenas; “Descent”, by Tim Johnston; “Kickback”, by Robert B. Parker; “Inside The O’Briens”, by Lisa Genova; “Etta and Otto and Russell and James”, by Emma Hooper; “The Whites”, by Harry Brandt; “Early Warning”, by Jane Smiley; “White Plague”, by James Abel; “Go Set A Watchman”, by Harper Lee; “The Fall”, by John Lescroart;  “Piranha”, by Clive Cussler; “Blueprints”, by Barbara Delinsky; “Vigilante Dawn”, by Ralph Compton; “Trial at Fort Keogh”, by Charles G. West; “The Fixer”, by Joseph Finder; “Dry Bones”, by Craig Johnson; “The English Spy”, by Daniel Silva; “The Rumor”, by Elin Hilderbrand; “Cash Landing”, by James Grippando; and “Speaking In Bones”, by Kathy Reichs.For more recently added titles, check our online catalog at and select “New Titles.”
For August and September in the Large Meeting Room, “The Thursday Painters” will be showing their artwork.  Four friends, Alexandra Eyer, Lorraine Filippone-Rossiter, Pat Renner and Paul Renner have met every Thursday at the Episcopal Church in Gold Beach for a number of years.  They share the cost of a model to paint figures together.  Indivdually, these artists also enjoy painting a range of subjects from plein air to composed still lifes.  Pat and Alexandra primarily pursue watercolor painting, Lorraine enjoys acrylic on canvas and Paul draws with Berol pencils on pastel paper.
In the Lobby display case, Nancy Tuttle’s original art work will be featured during August and September.  She is a resident of the Brookings area.