August Newsletter


Children’s Activities

Children’s Story Time continues in August, on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Join us each week in the large meeting room to listen to stories, sing songs, play

games and do simple crafts.

  • August 10th: Miss Jennifer’s theme will be “Astronauts”
  • August 17th: Miss Sallie’s theme will be “Monkeys”
  • August 24th: Miss Jennifer’s theme will be “The Circus”
  • August 31st: Miss Sallie’s theme will be “Elephants”

On Wednesday, August 10th, from 2:30 – 3:30, join us for a special program:  “Move Like a Mammoth.” Can you pounce like a saber tooth cat, lift like a mammoth, or stroll like a giant ground sloth? Get moving as you discover how these and other amazing prehistoric animals ran, swam, leaped, climbed, and ate their way through Oregon’s history. Explore fossils, bones and teeth while comparing ancient animals to those living in Oregon today.
This free one-hour program is targeted for a family audience and includes a book reading and short program presentation, followed by activity tables offering touchable specimens and hands-on activities. The program is presented by a museum educator from the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History and sponsored by Friends of the Chetco Library. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to arrive early!

New Gardening and Community Lectures

The “Gardening and Community” series for adults continues this August. Saturday, August 13th, at 10:30, join Kitty Root-Bunten for the program “Diet and Mental Health.” According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, four of the ten leading causes of disability in the United States related to mental health. Many of these cases will be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and mental “fog” disorders that can easily be attributed to a poor diet. Multiple studies show that a lack in certain nutrients is closely related to the onset of mental health issues. Kitty’s presentation will address just a few of the essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids that are lacking in the standard diet and how this affects mental wellness.

The “Gardening and Community” programs are sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and the Friends of the Chetco Library.  All programs are free and open to all interested members of the public.

New on the Shelf

New titles added to the fiction collection include:

THE BLACK WIDOW, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits and trains a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.
THE GIRLS, by Emma Cline. In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.
FIRST COMES LOVE, by Emily Giffin. Two sisters — one a successful lawyer with a small child and an unhappy marriage, the other a single teacher who yearns to be a mother — struggle toward forgiveness after 15 years of estrangement.
THE GAMES, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Hired by Olympic organizers to protect the Rio games, Jack Morgan of Private, an international security and consulting firm, encounters dangerous threats.
BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley. After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.
HERE’S TO US, by Elin Hilderbrand. Sparks fly as a celebrity chef’s ex-wives pile into a small cabin in Nantucket to join his widow for the reading of his will.
BELGRAVIA, by Julian Fellowes. Two families, one aristocratic and one wealthy, in Victorian London, from the creator of “Downton Abbey.”
GUILTY MINDS, by Joseph Finder. Nick Heller, a Boston-based private intelligence operative, is called in when a slander site prepares to defame a Supreme Court justice.
MONTEREY BAY, by Lindsay Hatton. A beautiful debut set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium–and the last days of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.
MRS. LEE AND MRS. GRAY, by Dorothy Love.  A general’s wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War.
THE ENGLISH BOYS: A MYSTERY, by Julia Thomas.  Dark and twisted secrets emerge in the wake of a deadly wedding
ASSASSIN’S SILENCE, by Ward Larsen.  USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen’s celebrated protagonist, assassin David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure.

New titles added to the nonfiction collection include:

CRISIS OF CHARACTER, by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. Schmidt. A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.
GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

New titles added to our DVD collection include:

CASE HISTORIES. Series 1 and 2.
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.  Season 1 through 3
LUTHER. Seasons 1 through 4.
LONGMIRE. Seasons 1 through 3.
NEW TRICKS. Seasons 1 through 5.

More new titles added to the library’s collection can be found by visiting our online catalog at and selecting “New Titles.”

Digital Services at Your Library

Need a book after the library has closed? Looking for something to read or listen to or watch on your phone, tablet or computer? Click on our “Digital Resources” tab at the top of the page see what’s available from our digital collections. Need help using Library2Go, Zinio, or Hoopla? Staff is available every Wednesday for 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to assist you. Can’t make it at that time? Call Kat at the library to make an appointment.

New Art Displays

The lobby display case features the rock collection and lapidary projects of Carl Durham. The large meeting room features the oil paintings of Kathy Huxley and Michael Dwaileebe.