Newsletter March 2019

By Julie Retherford

Calling all volunteers!

Have you been looking for a way to connect with your community and get involved? We may have an opportunity for you. Our Friends of the Library group is looking for people who may be interested in being on the Friends of the Library board. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to provide support to fund and our library.  As a board member, you’d help coordinate activities, attend quarterly board meetings, and help with the well-established and profitable semiannual book sales. If you are interested or want to learn more, stop by the library and ask for me (Julie) or email me at Or you can reach out to one of our current board members—Tony Parrish, Sylvia Kennett, or Marilyn Hart. 

Adult Events

Poetry Slam, March 9, 3pm. Come celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word at our Spring Community Poetry Slam! Performers may bring their own poetry or recite a poem by their favorite poet. Sign up to perform at the door. Enter to win poetry-themed door prizes!

When Timber was King: The Rise & Decline of Southern Oregon’s Wood Products Industry, March 30, 4pm. Archaeologist and historian Jeff LaLande will explore what was once Southern Oregon’s greatest job creator: the timber industry. Dr. LaLande, a retired professor at Southern Oregon University and a contributor to the Oregon Encyclopedia, will discuss why logging holds such an important place in our history, why it has declined, and what its future may be.

Youth Events

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:30pm. Play and Learn is an organized play group for children ages 0-5 and the people who take care of them. Children and their caregivers play together, and the facilitator will help caregivers learn more about how playing at home together will help your child grow and learn. Play and Learn is sponsored by Southwestern Community College.

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am.  Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Our after-school STEAM program meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school. Note: There will be no STEAM program on Thursday, March 14.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website,***


In the lobby display case, the Quilter’s Group will be displaying a selection of homemade items.

In the Large Meeting Room, there will be a display of paintings by a Gold Beach artist Magda Druzdzel, Alexandra Eyer and Paul Renner. 

The circulation display for March will have a selection of books by and about women to celebrate Women’s History Month.