Youth Programming—Summer Reading Continues
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. Themes for the month are: August 9, Chemistry; August 16, Physics; August 23, Meteorology; August 30, Geology.
The Teen Writer’s Group meets from 5:00-6:00 on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Library Annex. Join other teens who like to write, share your work, and improve your writing skills. For ages 12 and up.
Summer Reading Program—Build a Better World. Summer Reading continues through Saturday, August 19. Children can record how much time they spend reading (or being read to) and turn in a weekly reading log for a prize and a ticket for a weekly Summer Reading raffle. This program is open to all youths in pre-school through age 14.
August 2, 6:30 and August 23, 6:30—Intergenerational Music Demo Class. Led by Tricia Bartlett-Iverson, all ages are invited to come together to sing, dance, shake shakers, and swing scarves. This program is structured to nurture the musical education of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and to foster new and important relationships with our “Musical Grandfriends.”
August 5, 4:00—Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies. In this program, presented by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, children can learn how to build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! This program presents the opportunity for kids to try out their 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. The whole family is welcome to participate!
August 9, 1:30—Explosions, Inc. This combination of exciting science demos, amazing showmanship, and good old-fashioned rock and roll is dedicated to showing all that is awesome and amazing about science in all of its various forms in a way that is accessible to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Youth of all ages are invited to attend.
August 26, 1:30—Music Together: Harmony & Me. Led by Tricia-Bartlett-Iverson, children ages birth through five years old, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing, dancing, and participating in an instrumental jam session.
August 12, 10:30—Greenhouse Gardening with Grant Eberly. A continuation of the library’s “Gardening and Community” series.
August 15, 6:00—Supporting Brookings Teens: A Conversation with Alex Merritt. Brookings-Harbor High School’s Assistant Principle, Alex Merritt, will lead an interactive discussion about how Brookings residents can successfully support local teens, including strategies, mindsets, and contacts that can make a real difference in their lives. A teen panel will be included in the discussion.
August 18, 4:00—Meet the Authors. George Cockerham and Angela Ewing will read from and discuss their new novels. Georgia is the author of Murder on the Oregon Coast, the first in her series of murder mysteries. Angela is the author of The Gunpowder Conspiracy, based in part on a true event in English history, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
August 24, 6:00—Crafting with Kelp: A Demonstration of Seaweed Art with Sherryl Griffin. Crescent City artist Sherryl Griffin will demonstrate how to use cured bull kelp and other natural materials gathered on local beaches to create and decorate household and art objects such as refrigerator magnets, candlesticks, vases, lamp shades, picture frames and wall art.
August 30, 5:00—All Ages Concert: Four Shillings Short. The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas, on an array of over thirty instruments, including dulcimers, mandolins, tin whistles, North Indian sitar, banjo, ukuleles, spoons and more.
Our programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.
New on the Shelf: Fiction
House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues and ISIS mastermind.
Murder Games, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.
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.
Use of Force, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a missing terrorism suspect drowns off the Italian coast.
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.
The Duchess, by Danielle Steele. A 19th-Century British duke’s daughter, disinherited by her half-brothers, flees to Paris to make a new life.
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, by Diana Gabaldon. A collection of Outlander short fiction.
Two Nights, by Kathy Reichs. Sunday Night, the heroine of a new series from the creator of Temperance Brennan, searches for a girl who may have been kidnapped by a cult.
The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz. An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband’s. The first in a new series.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, by Susan Mallery. Sisters reconnect when one returns to their tulip-centered hometown.
Tom Clancy: Point of Contact, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan, Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)
Down a Dark Road, by Linda Castillo. Kate Burkholder, an Amish-born (but excommunicated) chief of police, believes that an old friend accused of his wife’s murder may be innocent.
Kiss Carlo, by Adriana Trigiani. Extended Italian-American families work, feud, and fall in love in the Philadelphia area in 1949.
New on the Shelf: Nonfiction
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.
Rediscovering Americanism, by Mark R. Levin. The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.
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.
The Swamp, by Eric Bolling. The Fox News host suggests how Donald Trump can fight corruption and cronyism in Washington.
Understanding Trump, by Newt Gingrich. The former House Speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.
I Can’t Make This Up, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.
Hunger, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”
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.
Hue 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.
New Lobby Display
This month’s lobby display case features dioramas by local wood sculptor Gary Vickerman.