Winter is winding down, and after months of indoor weather the library is happy to announce that this month we will be expanding some programs to help little ones get the wiggles out. We will also be hosting a class to help you learn how to take your reading on the go with Library2Go!
“Story Time”—Wednesdays, Large Meeting Room, 10:30-11:30am. Story Time is an activity for preschoolers and toddlers and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and do simple crafts with Miss Linda and her helper, Miss Emily. The Story Time theme for March is “Sights of Our World.”
“Craft Time”—Thursdays, Children’s Area, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft Time is open to kids age seven and up. Join us after school on Thursdays to learn new projects or express yourself freely with the supplies on hand.
“Rhythm Time”—Saturdays, Large Meeting Room, 10:00am-11:00am. Join Miss Linda in the Large Meeting Room, where we will be learning colors, patterns, letters and more through rhythm, music, and movement. This program is geared toward preschoolers, but big kid helpers are welcome to join the fun. Please note that there will be no Rhythm Time on Saturday, March 10.
“Your Library Online: An Intro to Libby and Library2Go”—Thursday, March 8, 3:00-4:30pm. Did you know that your library card gives you access to 50,000 free eBooks and audiobooks? You can save money and access your library anytime, anywhere with Libby, the new reading app for Library2Go, our most popular digital reading collection. This information session includes a walkthrough of installing and finding books on the app, as well as tips to get the most out of your reading experience. Libby is compatible with most tablets and smartphones. Bring your library card and the device you would like to use for reading to the large meeting room for personalized help.
All library programs are free and all are welcome. If you have any questions about our programs, please visit the circulation desk or call the library at 541-469-7738.
In the large meeting room, the “Wild & Wonderful” art display continues through March. This month’s featured local artists are Tom Moody, Don Munson, and Buzz Stewart.
In the lobby display case, Pete Chasar is sharing a personal collection of vintage advertising art.
New on the Shelf
New in Fiction:
Raspberry Danish Murder, by Joanne Fluke. The latest installment in the delicious Hannah Swenson mystery series.
Gunpowder Moon, by David Pedreira. Gumshoe mysteries and Sci-Fi collide in this debut novel, set in the midst of a lunar mining operation in the year 2073.
Don’t Skip Out On Me, by Willy Vlautin. A half-Irish, half-Paiute boy leaves his guardians’ ranch to pursue his dreams of becoming a champion boxer. Vlautin is an award-winning Oregon author.
As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux. Three women from three separate generations bond at a summerhouse in Virginia, and discover a chance to fix the mistakes of their pasts.
The Innocent Wife, by Amy Lloyd. The wife of a convicted murderer embarks on a campaign for his release. But once he’s finally freed and settled at home, she discovers he might not be so innocent after all. Winner of the Daily Mail’s First Novel Competition.
New in Nonfiction
The Infernal Library, by Daniel Kalder. An examination of the prose of Twentieth Century dictators, and how their writings shaped society.
Eat the Apple, by Matt Young. A memoir of a Marine’s experience before, during, and after his time serving in the Iraq War.
How to Break Up With Your Phone, by Catherine Price. This slim volume is packed with tips and tricks for cutting down on screen time.
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover. Westover reflects on her upbringing in a survivalist household in rural Idaho, and how she overcame her lack of formal education to eventually receive her PhD from Cambridge University.
The Food Explorer, by Daniel Stone. The story of the nineteenth-century botanist and food explorer who traveled the world and introduced crops like mangoes, seedless grapes, and avocados to the American palate.
New in Video
Victoria, The Complete Second Season. This dramatized account of Queen Victoria’s reign follows the monarch into the political upheavals of the 1840’s.
Nature’s Miniature Miracles. This BBC documentary shows the secret lives of some of the world’s smallest creatures.
The library will be closing early at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 7, for an all-staff meeting. We thank the community for its patience and understanding.