Newsletter December 2017

Chetco LibraryThe library wishes to thank all of the volunteers and community members who made this year’s Holiday Book Sale a resounding success! Your generous contributions of used books and funds help the Friends of the Library carry out their mission to support library programming.

The Friends of the Library also wish to thank their Library Bookstore volunteers, who work hard to raise money for library programming throughout the year. The Friends of Library Bookstore operates year-round in the Library Annex, selling books, audiobooks, DVDs, and much more at low prices. The bookstore is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays from 11:00am—4:00pm.

We are also happy to announce that beginning January 2, the library will return to operating six days a week! The library’s new operating hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am—7:00pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Closed Sundays

We thank the community for its patience and understanding during our temporarily reduced hours in the fall, and look forward to returning to a consistent operating schedule with full staff coverage.

December Programs

For teens ages twelve and up, the Teen Writer’s group will meet the first and third Friday of the month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Library Annex. Come share your writing and get inspired!

December 1, 6:00pm—Folksongs of the Winter Holidays. The library will kick off the month of December with a special holiday concert by folk musician and storyteller Adam Miller. Join us in the large meeting room to hear traditional holiday folk songs from around the world.

 

Contest–Unwrap a Great Read this Holiday Season

Looking for a reason to refresh your reading list? Need a new author in your life? Enter our Unwrap a Great Read contest this holiday season! During the month of December, a collection of wrapped books for adults and children will be on display next to the library’s Christmas tree. Each book will have a tag with clues about the book’s subject or plot—but you won’t know what you’re getting until you unwrap the book at checkout! You may be rewarded if you decide to Unwrap a Great Read—any patron who checks a book out from this display will have their name entered in a drawing to win a complete hardcover set of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series!  Second and third-place winners will receive a $15 Fred Meyer Gift Card. Winners will be drawn at 5:30pm on December 22. One entry is allowed per person per day.

Displays

In the large meeting room, there will be a display of paintings by local artists Christina Olsen, Alexandra Eyer, Pat Renner, and Magda Druzdzel. The theme of this month’s display is “Winter Wonderland.”

In the lobby display case, Connie Andersen will showcase a collection of crèches, commonly referred to as Christmas Nativity scenes.

Do you have artistic talent, a special collection, or an interesting piece of history you’d like to share with the community? The library is currently seeking applicants interested in showcasing their art and collections in the Lobby Display Case. Each display remains on view to the public for one month, and is an ideal location to showcase your talents and passions. Display case applications are available at the library front desk; if you have questions about displays in our lobby, please contact Karen Munson at 541-661-0428.

New in Fiction

Tom Clancy: Power and Empire, by Marc Cameron. US President Jack Ryan faces off against a hostile Chinese government.

Past Perfect, by Danielle Steel. Two families, living hundreds of years apart, suddenly collide in the aftermath of an earthquake.

The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg. A teenager, a widower, and his nosy neighbor find friendship and hope in the least likely of places.

The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson. The latest Alex Cross installment by the New York Times Best-Selling author.

Smile, by Roddy Doyle. After a chance run-in with a classmate, Victor Forde contends with painful, long-buried memories of his time at a Catholic private school.

City of Brass, by J.A. Chakraborty. A young con artist in eighteenth-century Cairo discovers she’s the last descendant in a long line of powerful djinn healers. The first installment in Chakraborty’s new Daevabad Trilogy.

New in Nonfiction

The Un-Discovered Islands, by Malachy Tallack. Filled with whimsical illustrations, Tallack explores the myths, legends, and history of islands we once believed to be real, but are no longer on the map.

Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser. A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie books.

Slugfest, by Reed Tucker. A look at the epic battle between comic giants Marvel and DC, spanning a history of more than 50 years.

Quackery, by Lydia Kang. A colorfully illustrated history of the most outlandish cures and devastating scams in the medical field.

The Know-It-Alls, by Noam Cohen. Cohen chronicles the rise of Silicon Valley as a political and intellectual force in modern American life.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed or closing early in observance of the holidays on the following days:

Saturday, December 23: Open 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday December 25: Closed, Christmas Day

Saturday, December 30: Open 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday, January 1: Closed, New Year’s Day

Happy Holidays from the Chetco Library!

Newsletter November 2017

Chetco LibraryHoliday Closures

The holiday season is getting underway! We would like to remind our patrons that the library will be closed Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. During the week of Thanksgiving, the library will be open Wednesday, November 22, from 10:00am—3:00pm. The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Children’s Programming

Due to the Library Booksale and the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no preschool storytimes on November 8, 15, or 22. Storytime returns at 10:30 a.m. on November 29, when we will learn more about turtles and take a closer look at Stephen, who has been the library’s pet turtle for more than twenty years!

Miss Linda is also excited to announce the start of Help with Homework, a new after-school program. Homework help is currently offered for all subjects except math, and takes place on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Children’s Area. Help is given on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions about Help with Homework, please contact Miss Linda at 541-469-7738.

Library Booksale

It’s that time of year again! The Friends of the Library Holiday Booksale will take place Thursday, November 9, through Sunday, November 12, in the library’s large meeting room. The dates and times for the Holiday Booksale are as follows:

November 9-11: 10:00am—4:00pm

November 12: 12:00pm—3:00pm

Don’t forget, Sunday, November 12, is our one-day-only $2.00 bag sale! All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to support library programming. 

Community Lecture: Publishing Basics

Have you ever wanted to publish, but are unsure where to start? Join library staff member Linda Young Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm for a talk about the basics of publishing industry. Linda has a background in writing and the publishing industry, and will answer the most common questions aspiring writers have about traditional, subsidized, and self-publishing services. For more information about this free program, please call Linda at 541-469-7738.

Displays

Due to the upcoming Holiday Booksale, there will be no new art displays in the large meeting room until after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the lobby display case, the Compassionate Friends support group will have a display of photographs and information about the group.

Do you have artistic talent, a special collection, or an interesting piece of history you’d like to share with the community? The library is currently seeking applicants interested in showcasing their art and collections in the Lobby Display Case. Each display remains on view to the public for one month, and is an ideal location to showcase your talents and passions. Display case applications are available at the library front desk; if you have questions about displays in our lobby, please contact Karen Munson at 541-661-0428.

New in Fiction

In the Midst of Winter, by Isabel Allende. A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.

Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police, and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered

La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman. A prequel to Pullman’s His Dark Materials series.

Tell Tale, by Jeffrey Archer. A collection of short stories by the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

The Tiger’s Prey, by Wilbur Smith and Tom Harper. Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations.

New in Nonfiction

The Story of the Jews, Volume 2, by Simon Schama. Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of nineteenth century.

Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry. The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan in March of 2011.

Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan. A new memoir by the New York Times best-selling author.

Endurance, by Scott Kelly. A memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station.

Soonish, by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith. The creators of the popular webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” take a humorous look at ten emerging fields of science—and what it means for the future.

Newsletter October 2017

Announcements

The library wishes the community a happy start to the fall season! Remember, due to staff availability the library is currently operating under reduced hours—Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This reduction in hours is temporary, and the library currently plans to resume its normal operating hours by the end of the year.

Children’s Programming

The October theme for our children’s activities is “Fall into Reading.” Pre-K children, toddlers, and their parents are invited to join Miss Linda and our Youth Services volunteers for storytime each Wednesday morning at 10:30am.

The Teen Writers Group continues to meet the first and third Fridays of the month in the Library Annex, from 5:00-6:00pm. Youth ages twelve and up are invited to come share their writing, find inspiration, and hone their craft with their peers.

Adult Programming

October is filled with new programs and classes! Each of the following programs is free to the public:

Tuesday, October 3, 2:00pm: “Talking Books at the Chetco Library.” Come learn more about the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library! This service, offered through the State Library of Oregon, is free to any Oregonian with a print-impairment. Speaker Elke Burton will answer questions about the program and provide more information about applying.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:00pm: “A Taste of Fermentation.” Join speaker Jennifer Burns Bright to learn more about preparing healthy, delicious foods through the process of fermentation. The program includes a demonstration and free food samples.

Thursday, October 12, 10:00am: “Medicare 101.” Eligibility for Medicare coverage begins at age 65. This course will answer your questions about signing up for and navigating Medicare, and will cover such topics as prescription drug coverage, financial assistance, fraud protection, and other insurance options. To sign up for this class please call 503-947-7088 or send an email to miranda.s.mathae@oregon.gov.

Thursday, October 26, 6:00pm: “Hunting the Wild Fungus of Southern Oregon.” Local expert Kathleen Dickson will describe how to safely identify and harvest the many varieties of wild mushrooms native to our area, and will give tips on preparation and cooking.

New on the Shelf

Thanks to a recent generous donation of materials, the library has added more than 200 feature films on DVD. Come browse our expanded collection! For those who can’t make it to the library, cardholders can also stream and download popular films and television programs on Hoopla, one of the library’s numerous digital services. Links to the library catalog and to Hoopla’s login page can be found at www.chetcolibrary.org.

New Fiction Titles

Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King. A sleeping sickness affects women around the world, causing them to grow tendrils that are best left alone.

Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. A pair of present-day murders bring the past alive for a New Jersey cop still mourning the twin brother he buried 15 years ago.

Winter Solstice, by Elin Hilderbrand. Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.

The Rules of Magic, by Alice Hoffman. A spellbinding prequel to Hoffman’s bestselling novel, Practical Magic.

To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon. The fourteenth novel in the Mitford series.

New Nonfiction Titles

Killing England, by Bill O’Reilly. The latest installment of O’Reilly’s “Killing” series examines the events of the American Revolution.

God is for Real, by Burpo. From the author of Heaven is For Real, this book addresses some of the common questions people have about God and Christianity.

The Woman who Smashed Codes, by Jason Fagone. The incredible true story of Elizebeth and William Friedman, considered by many to be the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived.

The Vietnam War (Book) by Geoffrey C. Ward. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns offer portraits in the companion volume to documentary series.

Press Release: September 26, 2017

Press Release
September 26, 2017
Chetco Community Public Library District Board of Directors
Stuart Watkins, Chair

The Chetco Community Public Library District Board of Directors is saddened to inform our library patrons and community that Susana Fernandez, Library Director, has left Brookings to be with her family in Wisconsin. She is seeking care and treatment for cancer.

Susana served the Library District for nearly 30 years and had planned to retire next year. Her leadership is felt every time patrons walk into the library. Her foresight has made the many community-serving library programs and amenities possible. She will be sorely missed in our community.

As announced previously, the Board has temporarily reduced library hours as of September 18 to Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Board and library staff found this action necessary due to staff retirements as well as the absence of Susana.

Cards, no other items, addressed to Susana may be left at the library front desk. Courtesy of the Friends of the Library, the Board will see that these cards are forwarded weekly.

August 2017 Newsletter

Chetco LibraryYouth Programming—Summer Reading Continues

Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers continues throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 10:30. Join Miss Jennifer and Miss Allison each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts. Themes for the month are: August 9, Chemistry; August 16, Physics; August 23, Meteorology; August 30, Geology.

The Teen Writer’s Group meets from 5:00-6:00 on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Library Annex. Join other teens who like to write, share your work, and improve your writing skills. For ages 12 and up.

Summer Reading Program—Build a Better World. Summer Reading continues through Saturday, August 19. Children can record how much time they spend reading (or being read to) and turn in a weekly reading log for a prize and a ticket for a weekly Summer Reading raffle. This program is open to all youths in pre-school through age 14.

August 2, 6:30 and August 23, 6:30—Intergenerational Music Demo Class. Led by Tricia Bartlett-Iverson, all ages are invited to come together to sing, dance, shake shakers, and swing scarves. This program is structured to nurture the musical education of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and to foster new and important relationships with our “Musical Grandfriends.”

August 5, 4:00—Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies. In this program, presented by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, children can learn how to build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! This program presents the opportunity for kids to try out their engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Join us to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the museum and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges. The whole family is welcome to participate!

August 9, 1:30—Explosions, Inc. This combination of exciting science demos, amazing showmanship, and good old-fashioned rock and roll is dedicated to showing all that is awesome and amazing about science in all of its various forms in a way that is accessible to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Youth of all ages are invited to attend.

August 26, 1:30—Music Together: Harmony & Me. Led by Tricia-Bartlett-Iverson, children ages birth through five years old, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing, dancing, and participating in an instrumental jam session.

Adult Programming

August 12, 10:30—Greenhouse Gardening with Grant Eberly. A continuation of the library’s “Gardening and Community” series.

August 15, 6:00—Supporting Brookings Teens: A Conversation with Alex Merritt. Brookings-Harbor High School’s Assistant Principle, Alex Merritt, will lead an interactive discussion about how Brookings residents can successfully support local teens, including strategies, mindsets, and contacts that can make a real difference in their lives. A teen panel will be included in the discussion.

August 18, 4:00—Meet the Authors. George Cockerham and Angela Ewing will read from and discuss their new novels. Georgia is the author of Murder on the Oregon Coast, the first in her series of murder mysteries. Angela is the author of The Gunpowder Conspiracy, based in part on a true event in English history, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

August 24, 6:00—Crafting with Kelp: A Demonstration of Seaweed Art with Sherryl Griffin. Crescent City artist Sherryl Griffin will demonstrate how to use cured bull kelp and other natural materials gathered on local beaches to create and decorate household and art objects such as refrigerator magnets, candlesticks, vases, lamp shades, picture frames and wall art.

August 30, 5:00—All Ages Concert: Four Shillings Short. The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas, on an array of over thirty instruments, including dulcimers, mandolins, tin whistles, North Indian sitar, banjo, ukuleles, spoons and more.

Our programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

New on the Shelf: Fiction

House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues and ISIS mastermind.

Murder Games, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of The Girl on the Train, women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

Use of Force, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a missing terrorism suspect drowns off the Italian coast.

The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Duchess, by Danielle Steele. A 19th-Century British duke’s daughter, disinherited by her half-brothers, flees to Paris to make a new life.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, by Diana Gabaldon. A collection of Outlander short fiction.

Two Nights, by Kathy Reichs. Sunday Night, the heroine of a new series from the creator of Temperance Brennan, searches for a girl who may have been kidnapped by a cult.

The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz. An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband’s. The first in a new series.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, by Susan Mallery. Sisters reconnect when one returns to their tulip-centered hometown.

Tom Clancy: Point of Contact, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan, Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)

Down a Dark Road, by Linda Castillo. Kate Burkholder, an Amish-born (but excommunicated) chief of police, believes that an old friend accused of his wife’s murder may be innocent.

Kiss Carlo, by Adriana Trigiani. Extended Italian-American families work, feud, and fall in love in the Philadelphia area in 1949.

New on the Shelf: Nonfiction

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.

Rediscovering Americanism, by Mark R. Levin. The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

The Swamp, by Eric Bolling. The Fox News host suggests how Donald Trump can fight corruption and cronyism in Washington.

Understanding Trump, by Newt Gingrich. The former House Speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.

I Can’t Make This Up, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.

Hunger, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

Hue 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.

New Lobby Display

This month’s lobby display case features dioramas by local wood sculptor Gary Vickerman.

July 2017 Library Newsletter

Chetco LibrarySummer Reading Program 2017: Build a Better World

The Chetco Community Public Library is excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World.

This year’s program will run July 2 through August 19. Youth in preschool through age 14 can pick up a weekly reading log and keep track of how many minutes they read each day. The logs can be turned in at the library for a prize and a ticket for a weekly Summer Reading raffle. Only one reading log per child per week will be accepted. Teading time counts if you read to yourself, if someone reads to you, or if you read to someone else. Reading books or magazines, or listening to audiobooks all count towards reading time.

Weekly reading logs must be received by the library by closing time on Saturdays at 5:00. The weekly drawing will take place after 5:00 on Saturday. Winners will be notified by phone on Mondays.

Special Summer Programming

In addition to the Reading Program, join us for these special programs:

Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers continues throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 10:30. Join Miss Jennifer and Miss Allison each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and do simple crafts. Story Time themes for July are: July 5, “Red, White, & Blue” with Miss Allison; July 12, “The Human Body” with Miss Jennifer; July 19, “Bears” with Miss Allison; and July 26, “Fire Safety” with Miss Jennifer.

The Teen Writers Group meets from 5:00-6:00pm on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Library Annex. Join other teens who like to write. Come share your work and improve your writing skills. This group is for youths ages 12 and up.

July 11, Tuesday, 11:00: Origami with Aiden Stephan. Learn to fold paper into unique and fantastic shapes, including bugs and critters. Aiden is a sixteen-year-old who loves art. He currently lives in Port Orford and Chiloquin. He has many hobbies, and one of his favorites is Origami, the art of paper folding. Check out samples of his work in the display case in the library’s children’s area.

July 15 and August 26, Saturdays, at 1:30: Tricia Barlett-Iverson will return with Music Together: Harmony & Me. Children, ages birth through 5 years old, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participation in an instrumental jam session.

July 19, Wednesday, 1:30: 3 Hand Stephen. Stephen Cohen gives an interactive performance for children using voice, acoustic guitars, cigar box guitars, and homemade percussion instruments.

July 27, Thursday, 1:30: Meet Smokey Bear and find out how he has prevented wildfires since 1944. Learn about all sorts of ways you can help prevent wildfires. This program will feature stories and activities.

August 5, Saturday, 4:00: Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies, presented by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Join us to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the museum and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges.

August 9, Wednesday, 1:30: Explosions, Inc. Aaron Berenbach loves science and demonstrates just how awesome and exciting it really is. For the whole family.

July 24-July 27, 10:00-12:00: LEGO Robotics Program. Students entering grades 4-8 will learn how to build and program a robot. This program will run for four days and participants should plan on attending all four days. Parents and guardians may sign up their child by visiting the library. Space is limited to 20 students and pre-registration is required. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Rotary Club of Gold Beach and the Curry County Library Foundation.

Adult Programs

The “Gardening and Community” series continues on Saturday, July 8, at 10:30, with Monarch Butterflies and Raising Them with Dennis Triglia and Vicki Mion, the Brookings Butterfly Lady.

Join us on Wednesday, July 12, at 6:00, for Adam Miller Live and in Concert. Renowned autoharpist, folksinger, and storyteller Adam Miller, who has performed for over 1.5 million American students and over 2,000 library audiences, brings his remarkable repertoire of songs and stories to the Chetco Library.

On Wednesday, July 26, at 6:00pm for Understanding Wills and Estate Planning with Emily Rumiano. A financial planner and licensed securities broker with over 15 years of experience, Emily Rumiano will discuss how to use wills and estate planning to help prepare for retirement, save for college, and protect your family’s financial future. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

For more information about these and more upcoming programs, call us at 541.469.7738, or visit us on Facebook. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Chetco Library.

For something a little different, on Saturday, July 1, from 9:00am-4:00pm, in the library’s large meeting room, the Friends of the Library will hold a Cleaning-Out-the-Attic Sale. Among the items for sale will be light fixtures, window coverings, a bird cage, garden supplies, fish tanks, shelving, and more.

New Children’s Computers

Check out the addition to the library’s children’s area of two new computer stations. The Early Literacy Station features over 4,000 fun learning activities for math, science, art, music, computer skills, geography, and more. It is designed specifically for children ages 2 to 8. The AfterSchool Edge workstation is designed for elementary school children ages 6-12. It includes over 70 top-rated educational multi-curricular programs. Purchase of the workstations was made possible by the Chetco Community Endowment Fund. Investing monetary donations received from the community, the Chetco Community Public Library Endowment Fund provides supplemental income which is used both to enhance existing library services and to provide for desires services not covered by the general library budget.

July Displays

The lobby display case will feature side-by-side displays highlighting two upcoming local events. The 25th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Festivities kick off Friday evening, July 14, at 7:00 with the Indoor Kite Flying Demo in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym. The Festival of Art in Stout Park will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6. Sponsored by the Pelican Bay Arts Association, this annual event features original fine arts and crafts, and includes lives music, food, kids’ activities and art demos. Booths include jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, and more.

New on the Shelf

Among the new titles added to the fiction collection are:

Camino Island, by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida Island.

The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.

Tom Clancy: Point of Contact, by Mike Maden. Jack Ryan Jr. helps thwart a global financial crisis. (Tom Clancy died in 2013.)

Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton. A college student joins a fossil-hunting expedition in the 19th Century West and is caught up in the rivalry between two paleontologists. A recently discovered manuscript by Crichton, who died in 2008.

Nighthawk, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. The NUMA crew races the Russians and Chinese in a hunt for a missing American aircraft.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. A near-future thriller combines science, magic, and mystery.

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes thirty years of house arrest.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy. A sprawling novel of modern India by the author of The God of Small Things.

Testimony, by Scott Turow. A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz. A novel within a novel pays homage to and updates Agatha Christie-style mysteries.

Among the new titles added to the nonfiction collection are:

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.

I Can’t Make This Up, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. The comedian’s personal and professional life.

Theft by Finding, by David Sedaris. Excerpts from the writer’s diaries, 1977-2002.

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War, by David Fisher. Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama.

Hunger, by Roxane Gay. The fiction writer and essayist’s memoir about life as a “woman of size.”

Huẽ 1968, by Mark Bowden. An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

The American Spirit, by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.

Churchill and Orwell, by Thomas E Ricks. A dual biography of two independent thinkers.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie. The Indian writer’s memoir of his complicated relationship with his mother.

Believe Me, by Eddie Izzard. A memoir by the cross-dressing British comedian.

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

June 2017 Library Newsletter

Chetco LibraryThank You, Booksale Volunteers!

 

Another book sale for the Friends of the Chetco Library has come to an end and we would like to thank all the people who worked to make it a success. All the volunteers who helped set up for the sale and those who worked during the sale—you are much appreciated. Thank you also to those who donated books for the sale and those who purchased books during the sale. The money raised supports the many programs offered by the library for both children and adults and covers the costs of other library activities and services not covered in the general budget.

If, even after the sale, you didn’t get enough, don’t forget about the Friends of the Chetco Library Book Store. The Book Store is located in the Library Annex across the street from the main library. The Book Store is open year-round, and the hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The majority of books are priced at $1.00 or $2.00. We just received a large donation of like new paperback Romances and Science Fiction titles. Come in and check it out!

Children’s Services

Children’s Computers: The library has an exciting announcement! For the first time, the library is now offering kids-only computer stations in the children’s area. There are now two kids-only stations, one for preschoolers, and one for children in grades K-8. These computers are loaded with educational games and kid-friendly reference encyclopedias, and are available for one-hour sessions. We welcome kids of all ages to come try this new resource!

Wednesday Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers will continue throughout the summer at 10:30am in the large meeting room. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and do simple crafts. The themes for June will be: June 7, “Dinosaurs” with Miss Allison; June 14, “Fathers” with Miss Allison; June 21, “Up & Down” with Miss Jennifer; and June 28, “Inside/Outside” with Miss Jennifer. 

Story Time on June 14 will be held in the children’s area of the main library. Join us immediately following Story Time for a Family Connect Fair. The Fair will take place in the large meeting room and all families are invited. There will be arts and crafts tables, a petting farm, food, free books, raffle prizes, and information on local services available for children and families. The event is free and everyone is welcome.  This event is sponsored by the South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub and the Curry County Library Foundation.

Also for children, on Saturday, June 17, at 1:30pm in the large meeting room, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will return with “Music Together: Harmony & Me.”  Children ages birth through five years old, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participating in an instrumental jam session. This program is free and everyone is welcome.

For Teens:  On Friday, June 16, the Teen Writers Group will meet in the Library Annex from 5:00 to 6:00. All teens who like to write are invited. Come share your work and improve your writing skills. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Library Annex. Teens ages 12 and up are welcome.

Adult Programs 

Join us Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00pm, for “The Art, Science, and Business of Making Films” with Ian Maitland. Local resident Ian Maitland brings his extensive film industry experience to a discussion of how movies are actually made, from both creative and technical perspectives. An Emmy Award-winning director, Professor Maitland has worked on many feature films and television programs and was a founding faculty member of the Graduate Film Department of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library and everyone is welcome.

On Saturday, June 10, at 10:30am, the second of our popular Gardening & Community series will be “The Buzz on Bees” with Jim Sorber of the Oregon South Coast Beekeeper’s Association. Come learn about the bees in your backyard, and how to attract these valuable pollinators to your garden.

On Saturday, June 17, at 11:00, the Friends of the Chetco Library Meet the Author series will feature local author Diana Hewlett. Diana will read from her new book New Age Economics, which compares economics and religion as molders of individual behavior.

On Thursday, June 22, at 4:00pm, the Friends of the Chetco Library Meet the Author series will feature local author, nurse, and advocate, Alisa Green. Alisa will read from and discuss her book The ABC’s of Assisted Living, which she wrote to share valuable and insightful information to support caregivers and their loved ones in the search for an assisted living home.

All programs held at the library are free and everyone is welcome. For more information on any of our programs, visit us online at chetcolibrary.org, check our Facebook page, or call us at 541-469-7738.

New on the Shelf in Fiction

INTO THE WATER, by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of The Girl on the Train, women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

NO MIDDLE NAME, by Lee Child. A complete collection of Jack Reacher stories.

16TH SEDUCTION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. In San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club face their toughest case yet.

SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR, by Dorothea Benton Frank. Two couples form a lifelong friendship during annual reunions on one of South Carolina’s barrier islands. 

THE FIX, by David Baldacci. The detective Amos Decker (Memory Man) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security. 

TESTIMONY, by Scott Turow. A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.

GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. King returns to Castle Rock, Maine, in this novella set in 1974.

GOLDEN PREY, by John Sandford. Lucas Davenport, now a U.S. Marshal, pursues a thief who robbed a drug cartel and killed a child in Biloxi, Miss.

AGAINST ALL ODDS, by Danielle Steel. A mother must learn to let her adult children make their own decisions.

FULL WOLF MOON, by Lincoln Child. Could hikers in the Adirondacks have been killed by werewolves?

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

SINCE WE FELL, by Dennis Lehane. A woman struggles to understand who she really is, first searching for her father, then coping with a breakdown.  

THE THIRST, by Jo Nesbo. Retired Inspector Harry Hole is drawn back to the Crime Squad by the case of a serial killer who targets women who use Tindr—and apparently bites them to death. 

A DOG’S WAY HOME, by W. Bruce Cameron. Separated from the man who rescued her as a puppy, a dog sets out across 400 miles of wilderness. 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, by Elizabeth Strout. A novel-in-stories about the lives of the inhabitants of the rural Illinois hometown of Lucy Barton, the protagonist of Strout’s previous novel. 

New on the Nonfiction Shelf

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.  

OPTION B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT, by Ben Sasse. The Nebraska senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

SHATTERED, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. An examination of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

DEMOCRACY, by Condoleeza Rice. The former secretary of state argues that the promotion of democracy should shape America’s foreign policy. 

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, by David McCullough. A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values. 

THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT, by Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator calls for restored financial regulation, stronger social programs, and renewed investment in education, research and infrastructure.

THE OPERATOR, by Robert O’Neill. The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, by Harold Evans. Advice on writing well from a noted editor.  

Art Displays

On display in the lobby are wood turned bowls by local artist Mike Griffith, Sr.  In the large meeting room is “Mail Art”, a display by local artist Nancy Tuttle.

April 2017 Library Newsletter

Chetco Library

April Children’s Programs

Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Wednesday in the library’s large meeting room at 10:30.  Join Miss Allison on Wednesday, April 5, for stories and crafts about “Pigs;” on Wednesday, April 19, Miss Shannon’s theme will be “Earth;” and on April 26, Miss Jennifer’s theme will be the color “Blue.” 

There will be no Storytime on Wednesday, April 12, but join us at 10:00 for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  This event is for children ages 6 and younger. Plastic eggs filled with goodies will be hidden in the children’s area inside the library with a special area roped off for babies. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs and don’t be late! The hunt is free and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call 541-469-7738. 

On Saturday, April 15, join us anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 in the library’s large meeting room for a special program for families. Come as a family and make a free gardening themed curriculum kit for children ages 0 through 8. The kit will include books, activities, and a packet of songs and rhymes. Bring your whole family to this event and enjoy putting your kit together while learning tips on how to use the kit at home. There will also be story times in both English and Spanish. This program is sponsored by CARE Connections in conjunction with the Friends of the Chetco Library. Snacks will also be provided.

Also for children, on Saturday, April 15, at 2:00 pm, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will return with “Music Together: Harmony & Me.” Children, ages birth through 6, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participating in an instrumental jam session. This program is free and everyone is welcome.

On Wednesday, April 19, from 3:00 to 4:00, join our Junior Master Gardener Class. This month children will be planting seedlings in the raised beds at the Library Annex.

Adult Programs and Events

For adults, on Thursday, April 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the library’s large meeting room, join us for “Songs of Appalachia with Russ Oelheim & Jane Keefer.” The singer, musician and storyteller duo will present a selection of folk songs and stories from the Appalachian region of the Southeastern United States while playing banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. Songs will include a set of love ballads and an audience sing-along.

On Thursday, April 13, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, the Friends of the Chetco Library and Curry Community Health will present “Living with Psychosis.” Speakers Walter Lee and Amy Sale will discuss the signs and symptoms of psychosis as well as early interventions and ongoing care, and will provide information designed to help friends and family communicate with and support those diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Finally, the presenters will summarize the two comprehensive programs Curry Community Health offers to support individuals with psychosis. 

On Monday, August 21, American skywatchers will witness a rare and spectacular event – the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental U.S in nearly four decades. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, and turning day into darkness. On Saturday, April 22, at 2:00 pm, amateur astronomer Marilyn Hart will talk about this astronomical event. She will cover the how and why of this solar eclipse, where best to see it and what you will see, and how to view it safely.

On Saturday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00pm,  join us for “Edible Plants of Coastal Oregon with Erin Krenzer.” The native peoples of our region knew and ate many of the local plants we know today as weeds, but few of us today have ever tried them. Join Oregon botanist and educator Erin Krenzer for an exploration of what’s growing around us that’s good to eat. Those in attendance will also be invited to enjoy a complimentary serving of Pasta with Wild Weed Pesto prepared by Ms. Krenzer.

For more information about library activities and programs for adults and children, check the library’s website at chetcolibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page, or call the library at (541) 469-7738.

New on the Shelf

The following are among the new books added to the fiction collection:

THE CUTTHROAT, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. In 1911, searching for a young actress who has disappeared, the detective Isaac Bell discovers a serial killer.

DANGEROUS GAMES, by Danielle Steel. A television correspondent investigates damning allegations against the vice president of the United States.

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman. A retelling of Norse folklore.

THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE, by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison. The F.B.I. special agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Michaela Caine, track evil twins who can control the weather.

IN THIS GRAVE HOUR, by Jacqueline Winspear. The psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs gets an assignment as World War II begins.

WITHOUT WARNING, by Joel C. Rosenberg. A journalist pursues the head of ISIS after an attack on the Capitol when the administration fails to take action.

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, by George Saunders. Visiting the grave of his recently deceased son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

EXIT WEST, by Mohsin Hamid. Lovers in a city overwhelmed with violence escape through mysterious doors.

SILENCE FALLEN, by Patricia Briggs. The shape-shifter Mercy Thompson finds herself in the clutches of the world’s most powerful vampire.

A PIECE OF THE WORLD, by Christina Baker Kline. Imagining the life of the central figure of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting “Christina’s World.”

SMALL GREAT THINGS, by Jodi Picoult. A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer. 

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead. A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

HUMANS, BOW DOWN, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. After the Great War, a woman is determined to save humanity before the victorious robots wipe it out.

The following are among the books added to the nonfiction collection:

TRUMP’S WAR, by Michael Savage. The radio host discusses the challenges President Trump faces as he strives to fulfill his promises.

PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, by George W. Bush. Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president.

THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

BIG AGENDA, by David Horowitz. A battle plan for the Trump White House.

THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS, by Michael Finkel. The story of a hermit who lived by stealing food in the Maine woods for 27 years until caught in 2013.

HOMO DEUS, by Yuval Noah Harari. A provocative look into the future by the author of “Sapiens.”

BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

Paintings on Display

On display in the large meeting room this month will be “Impressions of Oregon,” featuring paintings by Magda Druzdzel.
 

We’ve Launched Our New Catalog! Here’s How to Keep Your Digital Services Up-To-Date

Attention Hoopla and Library2Go Users:

On March 6, the Chetco Library and the other libraries in Curry County joined the Coastline Library Network, forming a network of 14 libraries along the Southern Oregon Coast. As part of this change, all of the libraries moved to a new online catalog.

What does this mean for me?

You still have access to Hoopla and Library2Go, but unlike our old catalog, the Coastline catalog requires your library PIN to be six characters or longer. To ensure our users would still be able to log into the new catalog and other online services, starting March 6, the PIN for your Chetco Library account was reset to the last six digits on the back of your library card. You can change this PIN at any time by using it to log into our new catalog at catalog.cclsd.org, and clicking on the blue “change your password” option on the left-hand side of the screen.

Hoopla users:

To avoid disruption of your Hoopla service, login to your account with your Hoopla email and password, and then click on “Settings.” Under “Library Settings,” enter your new library PIN and save the changes.

For instructions on updating your PIN on Hoopla’s mobile app, click here.

Library2Go:

To continue logging into your Library2Go account, you will simply use your new library PIN to log in. You do not need to change any settings on Library2Go.

For more information on our move to the Coastline Library Network, click here.

If you have any questions, our librarians are happy to help. Email us or give us a call at 541-469-7738.

Thank you for your patience through this transition. We appreciate your patronage!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chetco Library to join Coastline Library Network March 6, 2017

Coastline LibrariesExciting changes are coming to your library! Starting March 6, 2017, Chetco Community Public Library, along with all of the other public libraries in Curry County, will be joining the Coos County Coastline library network.

Beginning March 6, the following public libraries will be included in the Coastline Network:

  • Chetco Community Library
  • Curry Public Library
  • Agness Community Library
  • Port Orford Public Library
  • Langlois Public Library
  • Bandon Public Library
  • Coquille Public Library
  • Myrtle Point Library
  • Powers Library
  • Dora Public Library
  • Coos Bay Public Library
  • North Bend Public Library
  • Lakeside Public Library
  • Southwest Oregon Community College

What does this mean?

A New Catalog: More Items to Choose From

Your library and our website will still look the same, but joining Coastline means we will undergo a major upgrade to our library catalog. For a preview of what the new catalog will look like, please click on the following link: http://catalog.cclsd.org/. This upgrade means that you will be able to request materials using our website from any public library in Coos or Curry County! This joint effort will serve 100,000 people on the Southern Oregon Coast and provide access to over 640,000 library items.

A New Service: Automatic Email Alerts

This new catalog will include many improved online features, including automated email alerts of overdue materials and pickup notices. Email alerts arrive faster and save paper, and are becoming a common service in libraries across the country. The library asks that you help with this change by providing a valid email address along with the number on the back of your library card. Slips with a space for your name, library card number, and email are available at the front desk. You can also email this information to our official library email account, chetcolibrary@gmail.com.

New Lending and Library Card Policies

As part of this transition, the Chetco Community Public Library and the other libraries in the Coastline Library Network were required to agree upon and adjust their lending policies, so that everyone in the network will be borrowing materials under the same rules. Before these changes take effect, we would like all of our patrons to be aware of and prepare for the following changes to our lending and library card policies:

Library Cards for Non-Residents: Beginning March 1, 2017, the cost of library cards for non-residents of the Chetco Community Public Library District will increase from $45.00 to $60.00 a year; a six-month non-resident card will increase from $25.00 to $35.00.

DVD Lending Policy: Beginning March 6, videos and DVDs in all the Coastline Libraries will check out for seven days. Overdue fines will rise from $0.10 per item per day to $1.00 per item per day.

Overdue Fines for All Other Materials: Beginning March 6, all other library materials (including books, audiobooks, and magazines) can still be borrowed for three weeks at a time. The overdue fines for these library materials will increase from $0.10 per item per day to $0.15 per item per day.

Upcoming Library Closures: March 4 and March 6

The library will be closed Saturday, March 4, to allow for the migration of data from our existing library catalog to our new library catalog. The library will be open from 2:00-6:00 pm on Monday, March 6, to allow for additional staff training in the new library catalog system.

Stay tuned for more information on this transition as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we prepare for these changes, and hope you enjoy our new and improved library catalog and expanded services.