Newsletter January 2019

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Happy New Year from the Chetco Library! We hope everyone in the community had a relaxing and joyful holiday season, and are just as excited for 2019 as we are!

Children’s Activities

Story Time. Wednesdays, 10:30am, Large Meeting Room. Infants through Pre-K and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda for weekly stories, songs, and simple crafts.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30pm, Large Meeting Room. This afterschool program for late elementary and middle schoolers has weekly technology-focused games and activities.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30pm, Large Meeting Room. In this afterschool program, elementary and middle schoolers learn teamwork and work on weekly projects with a theme of science, technology, engineering, art, or math.

LEGOs 4 Little Ones. Fridays, 10:00am, Large Meeting Room. Infants through Pre-K and their caregivers have free reign of our oversized LEGO brick collection! Refreshments are provided.

January Programs

Why Do-It-Yourself? A Community Conversation. Wednesday, January 9, 6:00pm, Large Meeting Room. Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? Join a free community conversation that investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before.

This is the focus of “Why DIY? Self-Sufficiency and American Life,” a free conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright. Jennifer Burns Bright is a food educator and travel writer based in Astoria, Oregon. She moved to the coast after many years teaching literature at the University of Oregon, where she researched modernism and desire, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught, interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification from OSU Extension. When she’s not out gathering seaweed or fermenting fruit, she might be found interviewing young farmers, old pirates, and mad scientists.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Pier Ricco at 541-469-7738 or This program is hosted by the Chetco Community Public Library and Friends of the Chetco Library and is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

On Display

Circulation Display: “New Beginnings.” Start 2019 with something new! Every book on display this month is the first in a series.

Lobby Display: A collection of wood-turned bowls and assorted wood carvings.

Large Meeting Room: A collection of paintings by Sara Broderick, Pete Chasar, and Dave Howell.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.