Newsletter October 2017


The library wishes the community a happy start to the fall season! Remember, due to staff availability the library is currently operating under reduced hours—Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This reduction in hours is temporary, and the library currently plans to resume its normal operating hours by the end of the year.

Children’s Programming

The October theme for our children’s activities is “Fall into Reading.” Pre-K children, toddlers, and their parents are invited to join Miss Linda and our Youth Services volunteers for storytime each Wednesday morning at 10:30am.

The Teen Writers Group continues to meet the first and third Fridays of the month in the Library Annex, from 5:00-6:00pm. Youth ages twelve and up are invited to come share their writing, find inspiration, and hone their craft with their peers.

Adult Programming

October is filled with new programs and classes! Each of the following programs is free to the public:

Tuesday, October 3, 2:00pm: “Talking Books at the Chetco Library.” Come learn more about the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library! This service, offered through the State Library of Oregon, is free to any Oregonian with a print-impairment. Speaker Elke Burton will answer questions about the program and provide more information about applying.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:00pm: “A Taste of Fermentation.” Join speaker Jennifer Burns Bright to learn more about preparing healthy, delicious foods through the process of fermentation. The program includes a demonstration and free food samples.

Thursday, October 12, 10:00am: “Medicare 101.” Eligibility for Medicare coverage begins at age 65. This course will answer your questions about signing up for and navigating Medicare, and will cover such topics as prescription drug coverage, financial assistance, fraud protection, and other insurance options. To sign up for this class please call 503-947-7088 or send an email to

Thursday, October 26, 6:00pm: “Hunting the Wild Fungus of Southern Oregon.” Local expert Kathleen Dickson will describe how to safely identify and harvest the many varieties of wild mushrooms native to our area, and will give tips on preparation and cooking.

New on the Shelf

Thanks to a recent generous donation of materials, the library has added more than 200 feature films on DVD. Come browse our expanded collection! For those who can’t make it to the library, cardholders can also stream and download popular films and television programs on Hoopla, one of the library’s numerous digital services. Links to the library catalog and to Hoopla’s login page can be found at

New Fiction Titles

Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King. A sleeping sickness affects women around the world, causing them to grow tendrils that are best left alone.

Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. A pair of present-day murders bring the past alive for a New Jersey cop still mourning the twin brother he buried 15 years ago.

Winter Solstice, by Elin Hilderbrand. Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.

The Rules of Magic, by Alice Hoffman. A spellbinding prequel to Hoffman’s bestselling novel, Practical Magic.

To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon. The fourteenth novel in the Mitford series.

New Nonfiction Titles

Killing England, by Bill O’Reilly. The latest installment of O’Reilly’s “Killing” series examines the events of the American Revolution.

God is for Real, by Burpo. From the author of Heaven is For Real, this book addresses some of the common questions people have about God and Christianity.

The Woman who Smashed Codes, by Jason Fagone. The incredible true story of Elizebeth and William Friedman, considered by many to be the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived.

The Vietnam War (Book) by Geoffrey C. Ward. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns offer portraits in the companion volume to documentary series.