Newsletter May 2018

Chetco Community Public LibraryMay is Azalea Festival season in Brookings, which means it’s nearly time for the Friends of the Chetco Library’s Memorial Day Book Sale! We have thousands of used books to browse through this year, which you can take home for bargain prices. The book sale will take place on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, May 24, 10AM—4PM
  • Friday, May 25, 10AM—4PM
  • Saturday, May 26, 10AM—4PM
  • Sunday, May 27, 12—3PM

Don’t forget, Sunday is $2 bag sale day! Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Chetco Library, which generously supports library programming throughout the year. We hope to see you there!

Adult Programming

“Community Disaster Preparedness: A Discussion.” Thursday, May 3, 6:00PM, large meeting room. Join Curry County Emergency Services Coordinator Jeremy Dumire and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott for a discussion on how local residents can prepare for the natural and manmade disasters that could strike our region.

“Working to Save Bees.” Saturday, May 12, 10:30AM, large meeting room. Past president of the Oregon South Coast Beekeepers Association Jim Sorber will discuss issues with pesticides and how to handle bees successfully. The event is part of the 2018 Master Gardener™ lecture series.

Children’s Programming

“Story Time for Toddlers and Preschoolers.” Wednesdays, 10:30AM, large meeting room. Join Miss Linda each week for stories, songs, and simple crafts.

“STEAM 1.” Thursdays, 3:30PM, large meeting room. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each week, kids ages 7 and up are invited to tinker with fun projects and learn STEAM concepts with Miss Linda.

“Rhythm Time.” Most Saturdays, 10:00AM, large meeting room. This high-energy program is geared toward preschoolers, but kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun. Rhythm Time helps kids learn about colors, shapes, patterns and more through music and movement.

On Display

Front Desk Display: This month’s theme is “Locally Made.” Library staff have selected a number of titles written by local authors, as well as local history books. Take home a local book and celebrate our local history and culture leading up to the Azalea Festival at the end of the month!

Lobby Display Case: For the month of May, we have a collection of wooden sculptures by local artist Dan Gray.

Large Meeting Room: A continuation of the “California Dreamin’” display, featuring paintings by Cathy Dean, Pauline Holmes, Kaye Stover, and Stephen Washburn.

New On the Shelf:


“The 17th Suspect,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The latest installment in Patterson’s bestselling Women’s Murder Club series.

“Adjustment Day,” by Chuck Palahniuk. The author of Fight Club is back with a new novel about corruption, government conspiracies, and the beginning of World War III.

“Clockwork Dynasty,” by Daniel H. Wilson. When young scientist discovers a centuries-old mechanical doll in the backcountry of Eastern Oregon, she is unwittingly drawn into the middle of a secret centuries-long war.

“Love and Ruin,” by Paula McLain. From the bestselling author of “The Paris Wife” comes a novel about Ernest Hemingway and his tumultuous marriage with reporter Martha Gellhorn.

“The Princess Bride: Deluxe Illustrated Edition,” edited by William Goldman. Fans of the book and movie alike can enjoy this classic tale, which includes color maps and newly-imagined character sketches.


“Atlas of a Lost World,” by Craig Childs. Childs explores the latest theories about how North America came to be populated by Paleolithic peoples.

“No Higher Loyalty,” by James Comey. An account of Comey’s two-decade career in law and law enforcement.

“Bellevue,” by David Oshinsky. A history of the nation’s oldest public hospital.


“The Greatest Showman.” Hugh Jackman stars as American circus celebrity P.T. Barnum in this show-stopping musical.

“Phantom Thread.” A celebrated dressmaker’s life is turned upside down when a strong-willed woman becomes his muse and lover. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps.

“The Disaster Artist.” The Franco brothers team up with Seth Rogan in this based-on-a-true-story film about an aspiring filmmaker.

“The Handmaid’s Tale, Season One.” Catch up with the award-winning adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel now that the second season has premiered on Hulu.

“A Place to Call Home, Season Five.” Set in 1950s Australia, this period drama centers on the life of a nurse seeking a fresh start after twenty years in Europe.