June 2017 Library Newsletter

Chetco LibraryThank You, Booksale Volunteers!


Another book sale for the Friends of the Chetco Library has come to an end and we would like to thank all the people who worked to make it a success. All the volunteers who helped set up for the sale and those who worked during the sale—you are much appreciated. Thank you also to those who donated books for the sale and those who purchased books during the sale. The money raised supports the many programs offered by the library for both children and adults and covers the costs of other library activities and services not covered in the general budget.

If, even after the sale, you didn’t get enough, don’t forget about the Friends of the Chetco Library Book Store. The Book Store is located in the Library Annex across the street from the main library. The Book Store is open year-round, and the hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The majority of books are priced at $1.00 or $2.00. We just received a large donation of like new paperback Romances and Science Fiction titles. Come in and check it out!

Children’s Services

Children’s Computers: The library has an exciting announcement! For the first time, the library is now offering kids-only computer stations in the children’s area. There are now two kids-only stations, one for preschoolers, and one for children in grades K-8. These computers are loaded with educational games and kid-friendly reference encyclopedias, and are available for one-hour sessions. We welcome kids of all ages to come try this new resource!

Wednesday Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers will continue throughout the summer at 10:30am in the large meeting room. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and do simple crafts. The themes for June will be: June 7, “Dinosaurs” with Miss Allison; June 14, “Fathers” with Miss Allison; June 21, “Up & Down” with Miss Jennifer; and June 28, “Inside/Outside” with Miss Jennifer. 

Story Time on June 14 will be held in the children’s area of the main library. Join us immediately following Story Time for a Family Connect Fair. The Fair will take place in the large meeting room and all families are invited. There will be arts and crafts tables, a petting farm, food, free books, raffle prizes, and information on local services available for children and families. The event is free and everyone is welcome.  This event is sponsored by the South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub and the Curry County Library Foundation.

Also for children, on Saturday, June 17, at 1:30pm in the large meeting room, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will return with “Music Together: Harmony & Me.”  Children ages birth through five years old, 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.

For Teens:  On Friday, June 16, the Teen Writers Group will meet in the Library Annex from 5:00 to 6:00. All teens who like to write are invited. Come share your work and improve your writing skills. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Library Annex. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome.

Adult Programs 

Join us Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00pm, for “The Art, Science, and Business of Making Films” with Ian Maitland. Local resident Ian Maitland brings his extensive film industry experience to a discussion of how movies are actually made, from both creative and technical perspectives. An Emmy Award-winning director, Professor Maitland has worked on many feature films and television programs and was a founding faculty member of the Graduate Film Department of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library and everyone is welcome.

On Saturday, June 10, at 10:30am, the second of our popular Gardening & Community series will be “The Buzz on Bees” with Jim Sorber of the Oregon South Coast Beekeeper’s Association. Come learn about the bees in your backyard, and how to attract these valuable pollinators to your garden.

On Saturday, June 17, at 11:00, the Friends of the Chetco Library Meet the Author series will feature local author Diana Hewlett. Diana will read from her new book New Age Economics, which compares economics and religion as molders of individual behavior.

On Thursday, June 22, at 4:00pm, the Friends of the Chetco Library Meet the Author series will feature local author, nurse, and advocate, Alisa Green. Alisa will read from and discuss her book The ABC’s of Assisted Living, which she wrote to share valuable and insightful information to support caregivers and their loved ones in the search for an assisted living home.

All programs held at the library are free and everyone is welcome. For more information on any of our programs, visit us online at chetcolibrary.org, check our Facebook page, or call us at 541-469-7738.

New on the Shelf in Fiction

INTO THE WATER, by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of The Girl on the Train, women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

NO MIDDLE NAME, by Lee Child. A complete collection of Jack Reacher stories.

16TH SEDUCTION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club face their toughest case yet.

SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR, by Dorothea Benton Frank. Two couples form a lifelong friendship during annual reunions on one of South Carolina’s barrier islands. 

THE FIX, by David Baldacci. The detective Amos Decker (Memory Man) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security. 

TESTIMONY, by Scott Turow. A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.

GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. King returns to Castle Rock, Maine, in this novella set in 1974.

GOLDEN PREY, by John Sandford. Lucas Davenport, now a U.S. Marshal, pursues a thief who robbed a drug cartel and killed a child in Biloxi, Miss.

AGAINST ALL ODDS, by Danielle Steel. A mother must learn to let her adult children make their own decisions.

FULL WOLF MOON, by Lincoln Child. Could hikers in the Adirondacks have been killed by werewolves?

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

SINCE WE FELL, by Dennis Lehane. A woman struggles to understand who she really is, first searching for her father, then coping with a breakdown.  

THE THIRST, by Jo Nesbo. Retired Inspector Harry Hole is drawn back to the Crime Squad by the case of a serial killer who targets women who use Tindr—and apparently bites them to death. 

A DOG’S WAY HOME, by W. Bruce Cameron. Separated from the man who rescued her as a puppy, a dog sets out across 400 miles of wilderness. 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, by Elizabeth Strout. A novel-in-stories about the lives of the inhabitants of the rural Illinois hometown of Lucy Barton, the protagonist of Strout’s previous novel. 

New on the Nonfiction Shelf

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.  

OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT, by Ben Sasse. The Nebraska senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

SHATTERED, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. An examination of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

DEMOCRACY, by Condoleeza Rice. The former secretary of state argues that the promotion of democracy should shape America’s foreign policy. 

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values. 

THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT, by Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator calls for restored financial regulation, stronger social programs, and renewed investment in education, research and infrastructure.

THE OPERATOR, by Robert O’Neill. The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

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.”

DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, by Harold Evans. Advice on writing well from a noted editor.  

Art Displays

On display in the lobby are wood turned bowls by local artist Mike Griffith, Sr.  In the large meeting room is “Mail Art”, a display by local artist Nancy Tuttle.