May Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

Chetco LibraryVolunteers Honored

The Chetco Comunity Public Library celebrated National Volunteer Week, April 10 through April 16, honoring our more than forty volunteers who donated over 2,300 hours in service this past year. Jackie Egesdahl, who volunteers in the Friends of the Library Bookstore, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations to Jackie and thank you to all of our volunteers who help keep our library functioning at its best.

Azalea Festival Booksale

The Friends of the Library Azalea Festival Book Sale will take place during the weekend of the festival as it does each year. Hours open for business will be as follows: Thursday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, May 29, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. which will be the $2.00 bag sale day. Please attend and refill your libraries.

Gardening & Community Series Continues

The Gardening & Community series continues May 14 with “Square-Foot Gardening,” presented by Mary Anne Buckles. If you are looking for a way to get more out of your gardening space, you may want to give the Square Foot Gardening method a try. For many gardeners who grow in raised beds, it is a preferred method because it allows you to effectively use every square inch of gardening space. This program will be presented in the large meeting room on Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

 
Mary Anne Buckles is a graduate of the 2014 OSU Master Gardener class. New to the Pacific Northwest from Southern California, Mary Anne and her husband began their summer vegetable garden from scratch. They cleared forest, challenged the blackberries and fern, and built raised beds. Wanting to make their gardening chores more manageable and enjoyable, they have employed the concepts of square foot gardening for the last three years.
 
On Wednesday, May 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., the Junior Master Gardener Class will meet.  This month kids will learn general garden care and will plant strawberries and tomatoes in the raised beds at the Library Annex. They will also learn about creating a butterfly garden.

On Saturday, June 4, from 10:30 until noon, Jennifer Ewing will present a program on composting. Composting is another part of your home recycling. Stop sending yard waste and your kitchen scraps to the landfill and use them to build nutrient health in your soil.  It’s easier than you think.

Suggestions for New Programs

The Chetco Community Public Library is just that, a community library. Our mission is to serve you, our patrons, and we need your input on how we can best do that.
As many of you know, about once a month we invite guest speakers to give presentations in our large meeting room on a wide range of topics.  We would like to know what the people of our community are most interested in hearing about:  Is it gardening? Local history? Health and wellness issues?  Concerns of our seniors? Let us know what topics you would most like to see addressed in future presentations. Send us an email or write us a message on our Facebook page, or let us know next time you visit the library.

Disaster Preparedness Lecture Scheduled

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Chetco Community Public Library’s large meeting room, Andrew Stubbs, Captain, Brookings Fire & Rescue and Curry County CERT instructor, will present a program on disaster preparedness titled “Are YOU Ready?
We live in an area where a major disaster such as an earthquake, a tsunami or a severe storm can strike with little or no warning. No one can prevent such an emergency from happening but we can all become better prepared for one. We encourage you to attend this presentation on disaster preparedness for the Wild Rivers Coast.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

New on the Shelf

The fiction section has added the following books:

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. In a sequel to Memory Man, Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.
The Nest, by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney. Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.
Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld.  The author of Prep and American Wife retells the classic tale of Pride and Prejudice, set in the modern-day Cincinnati suburbs.
As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark. Secrets emerge when a television journalist searching for her birth mother covers the trial of the widow of a wealthy doctor.
Most Wanted, by Lisa Scottoline. A woman discovers that her sperm donor is a murderer.

Some new non-fiction books that have been added to the collection are:

The Rainbow Comes And Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. A geobiologist shares her fascination with plants and describes how she found her vocation.
First Women, by Kate Andersen Brower. The ten first ladies since 1960, based on interviews with White House staff, social secretaries and friends, by the author of The Residence.
Becoming Grandma, by Lesley Stahl. The reporter investigates how “grandmothering” transforms a woman’s life.

New Art Displays

This month in the Lobby display case, we are featuring a collection from local resident Mike Griffith. Mike Griffith specializes in the creation of wood-turned bowls, platters, boxes and more.
In the large meeting room, the display titled “All Creatures Great and Small” continues. It features the work of J. M. and Tod Steele, Christina Olsen and Horst Wolf, and may be seen through May 14, 2016.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 and on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. However, the large meeting room will be open and available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on Saturday, May 28 and on Sunday, May 29, from noon to 3:00 p.m. for the book sale.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Vi Lovejoy