Newsletter November 2017

Chetco LibraryHoliday Closures

The holiday season is getting underway! We would like to remind our patrons that the library will be closed Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. During the week of Thanksgiving, the library will be open Wednesday, November 22, from 10:00am—3:00pm. The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Children’s Programming

Due to the Library Booksale and the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no preschool storytimes on November 8, 15, or 22. Storytime returns at 10:30 a.m. on November 29, when we will learn more about turtles and take a closer look at Stephen, who has been the library’s pet turtle for more than twenty years!

Miss Linda is also excited to announce the start of Help with Homework, a new after-school program. Homework help is currently offered for all subjects except math, and takes place on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Children’s Area. Help is given on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions about Help with Homework, please contact Miss Linda at 541-469-7738.

Library Booksale

It’s that time of year again! The Friends of the Library Holiday Booksale will take place Thursday, November 9, through Sunday, November 12, in the library’s large meeting room. The dates and times for the Holiday Booksale are as follows:

November 9-11: 10:00am—4:00pm

November 12: 12:00pm—3:00pm

Don’t forget, Sunday, November 12, is our one-day-only $2.00 bag sale! All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to support library programming. 

Community Lecture: Publishing Basics

Have you ever wanted to publish, but are unsure where to start? Join library staff member Linda Young Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm for a talk about the basics of publishing industry. Linda has a background in writing and the publishing industry, and will answer the most common questions aspiring writers have about traditional, subsidized, and self-publishing services. For more information about this free program, please call Linda at 541-469-7738.


Due to the upcoming Holiday Booksale, there will be no new art displays in the large meeting room until after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the lobby display case, the Compassionate Friends support group will have a display of photographs and information about the group.

Do you have artistic talent, a special collection, or an interesting piece of history you’d like to share with the community? The library is currently seeking applicants interested in showcasing their art and collections in the Lobby Display Case. Each display remains on view to the public for one month, and is an ideal location to showcase your talents and passions. Display case applications are available at the library front desk; if you have questions about displays in our lobby, please contact Karen Munson at 541-661-0428.

New in Fiction

In the Midst of Winter, by Isabel Allende. A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police, and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered

La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman. A prequel to Pullman’s His Dark Materials series.

Tell Tale, by Jeffrey Archer. A collection of short stories by the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

The Tiger’s Prey, by Wilbur Smith and Tom Harper. Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations.

New in Nonfiction

The Story of the Jews, Volume 2, by Simon Schama. Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of nineteenth century.

Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry. The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan in March of 2011.

Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan. A new memoir by the New York Times best-selling author.

Endurance, by Scott Kelly. A memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station.

Soonish, by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith. The creators of the popular webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” take a humorous look at ten emerging fields of science—and what it means for the future.