April Children’s Programs
Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Wednesday in the library’s large meeting room at 10:30. Join Miss Allison on Wednesday, April 5, for stories and crafts about “Pigs;” on Wednesday, April 19, Miss Shannon’s theme will be “Earth;” and on April 26, Miss Jennifer’s theme will be the color “Blue.”
There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, April 12, but join us at 10:00 for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event is for children ages 6 and younger. Plastic eggs filled with goodies will be hidden in the children’s area inside the library with a special area roped off for babies. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs and don’t be late! The hunt is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call 541-469-7738.
On Saturday, April 15, join us anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 in the library’s large meeting room for a special program for families. Come as a family and make a free gardening themed curriculum kit for children ages 0 through 8. The kit will include books, activities, and a packet of songs and rhymes. Bring your whole family to this event and enjoy putting your kit together while learning tips on how to use the kit at home. There will also be story times in both English and Spanish. This program is sponsored by CARE Connections in conjunction with the Friends of the Chetco Library. Snacks will also be provided.
Also for children, on Saturday, April 15, at 2:00 pm, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will return with “Music Together: Harmony & Me.” Children, ages birth through 6, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participating in an instrumental jam session. This program is free and everyone is welcome.
On Wednesday, April 19, from 3:00 to 4:00, join our Junior Master Gardener Class. This month children will be planting seedlings in the raised beds at the Library Annex.
Adult Programs and Events
For adults, on Thursday, April 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the library’s large meeting room, join us for “Songs of Appalachia with Russ Oelheim & Jane Keefer.” The singer, musician and storyteller duo will present a selection of folk songs and stories from the Appalachian region of the Southeastern United States while playing banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. Songs will include a set of love ballads and an audience sing-along.
On Thursday, April 13, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, the Friends of the Chetco Library and Curry Community Health will present “Living with Psychosis.” Speakers Walter Lee and Amy Sale will discuss the signs and symptoms of psychosis as well as early interventions and ongoing care, and will provide information designed to help friends and family communicate with and support those diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Finally, the presenters will summarize the two comprehensive programs Curry Community Health offers to support individuals with psychosis.
On Monday, August 21, American skywatchers will witness a rare and spectacular event – the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental U.S in nearly four decades. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, and turning day into darkness. On Saturday, April 22, at 2:00 pm, amateur astronomer Marilyn Hart will talk about this astronomical event. She will cover the how and why of this solar eclipse, where best to see it and what you will see, and how to view it safely.
On Saturday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00pm, join us for “Edible Plants of Coastal Oregon with Erin Krenzer.” The native peoples of our region knew and ate many of the local plants we know today as weeds, but few of us today have ever tried them. Join Oregon botanist and educator Erin Krenzer for an exploration of what’s growing around us that’s good to eat. Those in attendance will also be invited to enjoy a complimentary serving of Pasta with Wild Weed Pesto prepared by Ms. Krenzer.
For more information about library activities and programs for adults and children, check the library’s website at chetcolibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page, or call the library at (541) 469-7738.
New on the Shelf
The following are among the new books added to the fiction collection:
THE CUTTHROAT, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. In 1911, searching for a young actress who has disappeared, the detective Isaac Bell discovers a serial killer.
DANGEROUS GAMES, by Danielle Steel. A television correspondent investigates damning allegations against the vice president of the United States.
NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman. A retelling of Norse folklore.
THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE, by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison. The F.B.I. special agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Michaela Caine, track evil twins who can control the weather.
IN THIS GRAVE HOUR, by Jacqueline Winspear. The psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs gets an assignment as World War II begins.
WITHOUT WARNING, by Joel C. Rosenberg. A journalist pursues the head of ISIS after an attack on the Capitol when the administration fails to take action.
LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, by George Saunders. Visiting the grave of his recently deceased son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
EXIT WEST, by Mohsin Hamid. Lovers in a city overwhelmed with violence escape through mysterious doors.
SILENCE FALLEN, by Patricia Briggs. The shape-shifter Mercy Thompson finds herself in the clutches of the world’s most powerful vampire.
A PIECE OF THE WORLD, by Christina Baker Kline. Imagining the life of the central figure of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting “Christina’s World.”
SMALL GREAT THINGS, by Jodi Picoult. A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead. A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
HUMANS, BOW DOWN, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. After the Great War, a woman is determined to save humanity before the victorious robots wipe it out.
The following are among the books added to the nonfiction collection:
TRUMP’S WAR, by Michael Savage. The radio host discusses the challenges President Trump faces as he strives to fulfill his promises.
PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, by George W. Bush. Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president.
THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
BIG AGENDA, by David Horowitz. A battle plan for the Trump White House.
THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS, by Michael Finkel. The story of a hermit who lived by stealing food in the Maine woods for 27 years until caught in 2013.
HOMO DEUS, by Yuval Noah Harari. A provocative look into the future by the author of “Sapiens.”
BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
Paintings on Display
On display in the large meeting room this month will be “Impressions of Oregon,” featuring paintings by Magda Druzdzel.