New Community Gardening Program August 1st: Cooking Foods that Heal

Would yoCooking Foods that Healu like to learn how to improve your health using natural foods? On Saturday, August 1st, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Debianne Harpole, titled “Cooking Foods that Heal.” 

Vegetables and fruits have a therapeutic history and value, and can help improve our twelve body systems. You will learn about the body systems and what essential food nutrients are needed to enhance wellness in your daily life. Debianne, a 2015 Master Gardener graduate, has gained her knowledge through personal studies and experience in applying nutritional cooking her daily life for family and friends for the last twenty years. You can use your favorite recipes and ingredients to promote healing through food! 

This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 AM in the library’s large meeting room and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

 

July 28: A Performance by Folksinger Adam Miller

Adam MillerJoin us July 28th at 5:00 p.m. for a special performance by Adam Miller! This event for children is FREE to attend and will take place in the library’s large meeting room.

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller.  An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs.  Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.  A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer-songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, Miller’s time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air.  His songs evoke a by-gone time when entertainment was homemade.  Spellbinding his audience with his mastery of the art of storytelling, he skillfully interweaves folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker.

Traveling 70,000 miles each year, this 21st-century troubadour has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.  Over 1,000,000 students have attended his “Singing Through History” school assembly programs.

Miller’s folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage; a window into the soul of our nation in its youth.  “I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs,” he explains.

A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them.  And like radio’s Paul Harvey, he manages to give you “the rest of the story” — providing the often surprising provenance of seemingly innocuous folksongs.His numerous appearances at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed Music Festival, the California Traditional Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival, and the Kentucky Music Weekend have made him a national favorite.

Board Meeting Minutes: June 2015

Meeting minutes and related attachments for the library’s June 2015 board meeting, held June 5th, 2015, are now available as downloadable and printable PDF attachments.

Click here to view June 2015’s minutes.

Click here to view documents related to meeting business.

Library board meetings are held in the Library Annex (402 Alder Street) at 9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend.

New Community Gardening Program July 18: Harvesting for Food Banks

On Saturday, July 18th, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Barb Cary and Scott Clapson, titled “Harvesting for Food Banks.” This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 am and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Barb will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank, including the statistics related to number of clients served and number of boxes given out. She will also speak on goals for the food bank: increased access, growing healthy food, garden education, and what we are doing in our own backyards. Discussion will include the importance of your input, whether as a volunteer or in donations of food and money, as well as possible community garden concepts such as: “Grow a Row” for the food bank, sharing St. Timothy Episcopal Church’s harvest, and the potential of an Azalea Park community garden to benefit the food bank.

Scott will share about St. Timothy’s second year of the Community Gardenshare and future plans for the collaboration.

We hope to see you there!

July 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner.jpgThe Chetco Community Public Library has some exciting news for our patrons this month.  The launch of “Zinio for Libraries” is an online collection of popular magazines.  Anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete issues of many of the nation’s most popular magazines to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Instructions for getting started can be found on our website by selecting “Our Collections” on the dropdown menu under “Library Services” or by contacting the library.
We also welcome Jaymie Allen who joins our staff in the position of Library Assistant in the Reference and Adult Services department.  Jaymie is here to help  you track down the information  you are looking for, whether in a book, in the library, or online.  She will be available Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Jaymie can be contacted by visiting or calling the library or online on our website by selecting “Ask a Librarian” on the dropdown menu under “Reference”.

Check out our newly redesigned website at http://chetcolibrary.org and visit us on Facebook to see what’s going on at the library.

In the “Gardening & Community” series, the next program will be, on July 18, “Harvesting for Food Banks” with Barb Cary.  She will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank and its future goals and projects.  On August 1, the program will be “Cooking Foods That Heal”, with Debianne Harpole.  She will talk about improving your health using natural foods and the essential food nutrients needed to enhance wellness in  your daily life.  Both programs will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Programs are free and everyone is welcome.  Sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and Friends of the Chetco Library.

Library Board of Directors members, Evelyn Allen, Craig Friar and Violet Lovejoy would like to thank the members of our community for voting to keep them in office, and by doing so, expressing their satisfaction with how efficiently and effectively the library operates. We also wish to welcome two new members to the Chetco Community Library’s Endowment Fund board, Karen Munson and Judy Seyle.

Linda Mulvaney, children’s librarian, announces that July is full of delights at the library for our children.  We have  two exciting free events.  Dragon Theatre Puppets will present a show onThursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. and folksinger and storyteller Adam Miller will entertain us on Tuesday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m.  These shows should appeal to all ages.  Children, ten and under, must be accompanied by an adult.

Story time for preschool children is held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and continues through July.  It’s a month of animal stories – spiders, owls, silly cats, kangaroos, and snakes.

The summer reading program continues through the first week in August exploring stories and activities about different kinds of heroes.  We are still accepting registrations for grades 4-6 for theThursday meetings at 1:30 – 4:00p.m.  Inquire at the library.

Teens who participate in our summer reading challenges have the opportunity to win prizes.  There are also two workshops just for teens this month – making journals and/or making masks.  These workshops are free but require pre-registration.  Inquire at the library.

We are looking for some donations for summer craft projects.  We would love to have some shells 2″ or smaller and we invite you to bring us your discarded shoe or similar-sized boxes.

Our special thanks to the following organizations for their support of our summer events, Redwood Theatre, Bakery by the Sea, Pacific Rim Copy Center and Chetco Shrine Club.

Among new novels added to our fiction collection are:
Tom Clancy Under Fire, by Grant Blackwood.  A former collaborator continues Clancy’s series about the covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr.  (Clancy died in 2013.)
The President’s Shadow, by Brad Meltzer.  In the third Culper Ring novel, a member of a secret society charged with protecting the presidency becomes involved when a severed arm is found in the White House Rose Garden.
Country, by Danielle Steel.  After her husband’s sudden death, a woman falls in love with a country music star.
In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume.  Secrets are revealed and love stories play out against the backdrop of a series of  plane crashes in 1950s New Jersey.
All The Single Ladies, by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Three friends in South Carolina’s Lowcountry grapple with the challenges of being unmarried.
Some new additions to the non-fiction collection are:
The Road to Character, by David Brooks.  The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.
St. George Reef Lighthouse, by Guy Towers.
81 Days Below Zero: the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness, by Brian Murphy.
Pirate Hunters: treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship, by Robert Kurson.
In the large meeting room,  last month’s display of “Del Norte Four — Artwork” continues featuring the work of Cathy Dean, Linda Elmore, Pauline Holmes and Arlene Krogstad.
The lobby display case will feature work by some of the artists participating in the Festival of Art taking place in Stout Park on Saturday, August 1, from 10 -5 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, from10 – 4 p.m.

June 29,  2015
Vi Lovejoy

Our Digital Collection Just Got Bigger: Read Magazines Online with Zinio for Libraries!

Zinio - The World's Largest NewstandThe library is excited to announce the launch of Zinio for Libraries, an online collection of more than fifty popular magazines! Starting today, anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete color issues of many of the nation’s most popular periodicals to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. The collection spans a variety of genres and includes such titles as Newsweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, ESPN, and much more!

Here’s how to start browsing and downloading magazines today:

1. First, have your library card ready. You’ll need the number on the back of your card to create your Zinio account. You can click on the Zinio banner on the side bar or find it, or you can find the banner on our Collections page. This will take you to Zinio’s login screen.

2. Once you are on Zinio’s login screen, click on “Create New Account” in the upper right hand corner. A box will appear asking for your library card number. Enter the number on the back of your library card, omitting any spaces between the numbers. Once you’ve entered your library card number, Zinio will ask for your name, an email address and password to be associated with the account. A personal email address is required to create a Zinio account.

3. Select “Curry County Libraries- Oregon” from the dropdown menu of available libraries. Click “Continue.”

If you plan on only viewing magazines on a desktop computer, then you are ready to start downloading! However, if you plan on reading your magazines on a smartphone or tablet, Zinio’s app must be downloaded to your device.

Downloading Zinio on an Android or Apple device:

You can find instructions on downloading Zinio’s app for a variety of devices below. Simply click on one of the links below to view instructions specific to your smartphone or tablet:

Logging onto your Zinio app:

When you open your Zinio app on a smartphone or tablet, it will ask you to log in. Follow the instructions below to log in to the library’s collection:

1. Select “United States” as the country.

2. Select “Maryland” as the state. This is because multiple libraries across the country use this magazine collection, not just libraries in Oregon.

3. Select “Popular 50eMagazine Collection” as the library name.

4. Enter your email and password.

If you need additional help downloading or using Zinio, please visit our reference or circulation desk—our staff is happy to assist you!

 We hope you enjoy this new service!  

 

Coming June 27th: A Talk on the History of the St. George Reef Lighthouse

At 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27th, Guy Towers will be giving a presentation on the history of Crescent City’s St. George Reef Lighthouse. Beginning from the lighthouse’s construction in 1883 to its deactivation in 1975, Mr. Towers will present listeners with in-depth details on the lighthouse’s operations throughout its nearly one-hundred year history. At the end of the event, Mr. Towers will be signing copies of his new book, The St. George Reef Lighthouse, which will be available for sale.

Guy Towers is an author and the founder of the St. George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society. The Society, formed in 1986, advocates for and works for the preservation of this unique historical site. For more information, please click this link to download a flyer.

This event will take place in the library’s large meeting room and is free for all who attend. We hope to see you there!

 

June 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

The Friends of the Library and the library itself wishes to thank the community for all your support during the Azalea Festival book sale. Thank you also to the many volunteers who helped set up and sort books for the sale, and those who helped during the sale. Thank you to everyone who purchased books during the sale. Proceeds from the Friends book sale support our adult programs and our many children’s activities throughout the year.

For those in our community who know about and are interested in the plight of the endangered Monarch butterfly population, here is some news for you. On Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. we will have a special presentation, “Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s bring Monarch Butterflies back to Southern Oregon.” Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what folks can do to create pollinator habitat and monarch waystations. Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create a “milkweed railroad” along their migration routes. Attendees will learn to grow native milkweed species, which are the only food for monarch caterpillars.

Tom Landis is a forester who retired after thirty years of working as a nursery specialist for the U.S. Forest Service. With the change from commercial forestry to ecosystem management, Tom became more interested in propagating all types of native plants for restoration purposes. On moving to the Rogue Valley, he saw just a few monarch butterflies each year and assumed they weren’t that common.  When he found out that western monarch populations had crashed, he decided to use his nursery training to propagate milkweed and other nectar plants to bring monarchs back to the Rogue Valley.

This is a free program and all are welcome who are interested in this type of restoration of wildlife.

The Gardening & Community series continues on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. with “The Buzz on Bees” with Russ Rose and on Saturday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. “Container Gardening” with Cliff Bennett of Chet’s Garden Center.

Here is news from the children’s librarian, Linda Mulvany. Story Time resumes on June 3 – Wednesdays at 10:30AM. Come join the fun. Stories for the month: June 3 – Turtles, June 10 – Dream Worlds, June 17 – Dads, June 24 – Barnyard Antics.

After school arts and crafts is finished for the year. This program will resume in September.

Summer Reading Program activities at the library run June 22 – August 6. There will be a weekly drop-off program with activities for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall. There will be two afternoon workshops for teens. There are reading challenges for teens and preschool children to earn prizes with their summer reading.

Registration is required for the elementary program and the teen workshops. For more information, check our Facebook page and our website (chetcolibrary.org) or stop by the library to pick up flyers and registration forms.

We have a special summer event on June 26 at 1:00PM for families and other interested folks. International Reptile Rescue will be presenting a Safari Adventure Program with live reptiles.

Some new books recently added to the fiction collection are:

Beach Town, by Mary Kay Andrews.  Complications arise when a Hollywood location scout tries to arrange a shoot in a Florida Gulf Coast town.

The Forgotten Room, by Lincoln Child.  Probing a death, the “enigmatologist” Jeremy Logan discovers a hidden room at the Newport estate where a dangerous experiment took place.

Dry Bones, by Craig Johnson.  Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates the death of a Cheyenne rancher on whose property a valuable dinosaur skeleton was found.

God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison.  Her mother’s rejection shapes the life of a dark-skinned woman who is successful in business but personally unhappy.

The Bone Tree, by Greg Iles.  In the second book of a trilogy, following Natchez Burning, the prosecutor Penn Cage comes up against the K.K.K.

New non-fiction books among those added to the collection are:

The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.  The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies, by David Fisher.  Stories of the American West; a companion volume to the Fox News series.

Dead Wake, by Erik Larson.  The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German-made torpedo in 1915; by the author of The Devil in the White City.

It’s a Long Story, by Willie Nelson and David Ritz.  The country music star discusses his life’s journey, from selling encyclopedias to professional fame.

The Quartet, by Joseph J. Ellis.  How Washington, Hamilton, Jay and Madison created the Constitution.

Four artists present the June art show in the large meeting room titled “Del Norte Four – Artwork.”  They are Cathy Dean, Linda Elmore, Pauline Holmes and Arlene Krogstad.

The display case in the Lobby has a great array of kites and information about the upcoming Kite Show July 17 – 19, 2015.

A little advance notice that the library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  It will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 6.

June 2, 2015

Vi Lovejoy

Coming June 26th: Meet Reptiles Up Close with International Reptile Rescue!

On June 26th, children are invited to learn about turtles and tortoises with International Reptile Rescue! In addition to an educational presentation, children will get to meet a variety of reptiles and insects, including Feather Boa the snake, Larry the lizard, Teresa Tarantula, Scarlet Scorpion, and many more! Children who attend will also receive a reptile necklace, as well as turtle coloring pages.

The presentation starts at 1:00 p.m. in the large meeting room and will last for approximately one hour. This event does not require pre-registration and is open to the public. For more information, please call Linda at (541) 469-7738.

About Interational Reptile Rescue

Operating since the 1970’s, International Reptile Rescue, formerly known as Hart’s Reptile World, is a rescue agency and educational group based in Canby, Oregon. The group’s goal is to educate young people about the “not-so-scary” aspects of reptiles, to help families determine which reptiles do and do not make good pets, and to highlight conservation. To learn more about International Reptile Rescue, please visit hartsreptileworld.com

Milkweed & Monarchs: Let’s Bring Monarch Butterflies Back to Southern Oregon!

 

Join us in the library’s large meeting room at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, for a special program on monarch butterflies. Presenter Tom Landis will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies and the extent and causes of their recent decline. He will talk about what people can do to create pollinator habitats and monarch waystations.

Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that create “milkweed railroad” along the butterflies’ migration routes. Attendees will learn how to grow native milkweed species, which are the only source of food for monarch caterpillars.

Attendees will receive seeds for locally adapted milkweed (while supplies last), as well as chances to win surprise gifts. This program is free to the public and everyone is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.