Newsletter February 2018

Chetco Library LOGOYouth Programming

Join us this February for a wealth of programming in the Library’s Youth Department!

Story Time’s February theme is “Languages of Our World.” Together we will learn about the customs and traditions of the written word, with Miss Linda continuing to teach the children simple sign language and Miss Emily leading the way in getting the wiggles out. Story Time is every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30am for kids preschool age and under in the large meeting room.

Rhythm Time is on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 to 11:00am. In concert we learn rhythmic movement through shapes, letters, colors, and sounds by utilizing twirling ribbons, shakers and a host of other fun things. It’s open to kids age twelve and younger. Please note that there will be no Rhythm Time the first Saturday in February.

Craft Time for kids is now on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30pm for children ages seven and older. Stop by and see what types of creative activities Miss Linda has for you.

Don’t forget that homework help is always available and there is no age limit. See Miss Linda if you have any questions.

Please check the events page on our website,, for updates and information. We’re always adding new programs and services!

Adult Programming

There will be two special events taking place on February 22:

“Medicare 101.” February 22, 3:00-5:00pm. Individuals qualify for Medicare at age 65. If you are at or approaching that age, join us for our Medicare 101 Class! In this one-day class, students will learn about the following topics:

  • What Medicare is and isn’t
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Secondary insurance
  • Financial assistance
  • Fraud protection
  • The difference between Medicare parts A and B
  • And much more!

For more information, call 503-947-7088 or send an email to This program is presented by Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) group and the Chetco Library

“Music with Les Stansell.” February 22, 6:00-7:30pm. There will be a concert with Pistol River musician Les Stansell in the large meeting room. Stansell, a musician, instrument maker, and concert promoter, will perform live songs on homemade instruments.

Programs at the Chetco Library are free to the public; all are welcome to attend. For questions about programming at the library, please call 541-469-7738, visit our events page at, or visit our circulation desk whenever the library is open.

On Display

For the month of February, there will be a display of paintings in the large meeting room by Tom Moody, Don Munson, and Buzz Stewart. This month’s theme is “Wild and Wonderful.”

In the lobby display case, Mod Squard Quilters will present a collection of small and colorful quilted pieces.

New in Nonfiction

Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff. This controversial title takes an inside look at the Trump White House.

Cowgirl Power, by Gay Gaddis. Gaddis, head of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the United States, gives women advice on how to advance their goals in life.

Lincoln and the Abolitionists, by Fred Kaplan. Explores how slavery and issues of race shaped the perspectives of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John Quincy Adams.

Leaving the Wild, by Gavin Ehringer. A fresh look at the history of the domestication of animals, and its effect on the course of human history.

The Bad Food Bible, by Aaron Carroll. In a world of conflicting nutritional advice, Carroll advocates for the occasional indulgence in foods that have gained an unhealthy reputation.

New in Fiction

Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas. In this dystopian tale, centered on a small fishing community on the Oregon Coast, four women navigate a world in which abortion and in-vitro fertilization are no longer legal.

Fall from Grace, by Danielle Steel. A widow who loses out on an inheritance tries to make it big in the fashion world.

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, by Alan Bradley. The ninth installment of the popular Detective Flavia de Luce series.

Olympus Bound, by Jordanna Max Brodsky. The final volume in Brodsky’s modern mythological trilogy.

Grist Mill Road, by Christopher J. Yates. Yates’ sophomore novel opens with a violent act involving three teenagers, then revisits the event from their adult perspectives.

New in Video

Doctor Blake, Season Four. The fourth season of the popular Australian mystery series.

This Beautiful Fantastic. A shy young librarian who dreams of writing children’s books finds an unlikely mentor in her next door neighbor.

The Dark Tower. The film adaptation of the Stephen King classic, starring Idris Elba.

Wayne Classics Collection. A collection of John Wayne’s most popular films.

Baby Driver. A gifted young getaway driver attempts to leave behind his life of crime.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of President’s Day.