Summer Reading Program 2017: Build a Better World
The Chetco Community Public Library is excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.
This year’s program will run July 2 through August 19. Youth in preschool through age 14 can pick up a weekly reading log and keep track of how many minutes they read each day. The logs can be turned in at the library for a prize and a ticket for a weekly Summer Reading raffle. Only one reading log per child per week will be accepted. Teading time counts if you read to yourself, if someone reads to you, or if you read to someone else. Reading books or magazines, or listening to audiobooks all count towards reading time.
Weekly reading logs must be received by the library by closing time on Saturdays at 5:00. The weekly drawing will take place after 5:00 on Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone on Mondays.
Special Summer Programming
In addition to the Reading Program, join us for these special programs:
Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers continues throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 10:30. Join Miss Jennifer and Miss Allison each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and do simple crafts. Story Time themes for July are: July 5, “Red, White, & Blue” with Miss Allison; July 12, “The Human Body” with Miss Jennifer; July 19, “Bears” with Miss Allison; and July 26, “Fire Safety” with Miss Jennifer.
The Teen Writers Group meets from 5:00-6:00pm on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Library Annex. Join other teens who like to write. Come share your work and improve your writing skills. This group is for youths ages 12 and up.
July 11, Tuesday, 11:00: Origami with Aiden Stephan. Learn to fold paper into unique and fantastic shapes, including bugs and critters. Aiden is a sixteen-year-old who loves art. He currently lives in Port Orford and Chiloquin. He has many hobbies, and one of his favorites is Origami, the art of paper folding. Check out samples of his work in the display case in the library’s children’s area.
July 15 and August 26, Saturdays, at 1:30: Tricia Barlett-Iverson will return with Music Together: Harmony & Me. Children, ages birth through 5 years old, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participation in an instrumental jam session.
July 19, Wednesday, 1:30: 3 Hand Stephen. Stephen Cohen gives an interactive performance for children using voice, acoustic guitars, cigar box guitars, and homemade percussion instruments.
July 27, Thursday, 1:30: Meet Smokey Bear and find out how he has prevented wildfires since 1944. Learn about all sorts of ways you can help prevent wildfires. This program will feature stories and activities.
August 5, Saturday, 4:00: Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies, presented by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Join us to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the museum and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges.
August 9, Wednesday, 1:30: Explosions, Inc. Aaron Berenbach loves science and demonstrates just how awesome and exciting it really is. For the whole family.
July 24-July 27, 10:00-12:00: LEGO Robotics Program. Students entering grades 4-8 will learn how to build and program a robot. This program will run for four days and participants should plan on attending all four days. Parents and guardians may sign up their child by visiting the library. Space is limited to 20 students and pre-registration is required. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Rotary Club of Gold Beach and the Curry County Library Foundation.
The “Gardening and Community” series continues on Saturday, July 8, at 10:30, with Monarch Butterflies and Raising Them with Dennis Triglia and Vicki Mion, the Brookings Butterfly Lady.
Join us on Wednesday, July 12, at 6:00, for Adam Miller Live and in Concert. Renowned autoharpist, folksinger, and storyteller Adam Miller, who has performed for over 1.5 million American students and over 2,000 library audiences, brings his remarkable repertoire of songs and stories to the Chetco Library.
On Wednesday, July 26, at 6:00pm for Understanding Wills and Estate Planning with Emily Rumiano. A financial planner and licensed securities broker with over 15 years of experience, Emily Rumiano will discuss how to use wills and estate planning to help prepare for retirement, save for college, and protect your family’s financial future. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
For more information about these and more upcoming programs, call us at 541.469.7738, or visit us on Facebook. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Chetco Library.
For something a little different, on Saturday, July 1, from 9:00am-4:00pm, in the library’s large meeting room, the Friends of the Library will hold a Cleaning-Out-the-Attic Sale. Among the items for sale will be light fixtures, window coverings, a bird cage, garden supplies, fish tanks, shelving, and more.
New Children’s Computers
Check out the addition to the library’s children’s area of two new computer stations. The Early Literacy Station features over 4,000 fun learning activities for math, science, art, music, computer skills, geography, and more. It is designed specifically for children ages 2 to 8. The AfterSchool Edge workstation is designed for elementary school children ages 6-12. It includes over 70 top-rated educational multi-curricular programs. Purchase of the workstations was made possible by the Chetco Community Endowment Fund. Investing monetary donations received from the community, the Chetco Community Public Library Endowment Fund provides supplemental income which is used both to enhance existing library services and to provide for desires services not covered by the general library budget.
The lobby display case will feature side-by-side displays highlighting two upcoming local events. The 25th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Festivities kick off Friday evening, July 14, at 7:00 with the Indoor Kite Flying Demo in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym. The Festival of Art in Stout Park will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6. Sponsored by the Pelican Bay Arts Association, this annual event features original fine arts and crafts, and includes lives music, food, kids’ activities and art demos. Booths include jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, and more.
New on the Shelf
Among the new titles added to the fiction collection are:
Camino Island, by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida Island.
The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.
Tom Clancy: Point of Contact, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)
Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton. A college student joins a fossil-hunting expedition in the 19th Century West and is caught up in the rivalry between two paleontologists. A recently discovered manuscript by Crichton, who died in 2008.
Nighthawk, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. The NUMA crew races the Russians and Chinese in a hunt for a missing American aircraft.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. A near-future thriller combines science, magic, and mystery.
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes thirty years of house arrest.
Testimony, by Scott Turow. A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.
Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz. A novel within a novel pays homage to and updates Agatha Christie-style mysteries.
Among the new titles added to the nonfiction collection are:
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.
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.
I Can’t Make This Up, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.
Theft by Finding, by David Sedaris. Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.
Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War, by David Fisher. Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.
Hunger, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”
Huẽ 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.
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.
The American Spirit, by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.
Churchill and Orwell, by Thomas E Ricks. A dual biography of two independent thinkers.
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie. The Indian writer’s memoir of his complicated relationship with his mother.
Believe Me, by Eddie Izzard. A memoir by the cross-dressing British comedian.
The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.