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.
 

January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all from the library staff and Board of Directors!

 

Children’s Activities

Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 in the library’s large meeting room.  On Wednesday, January 4, the theme will be “Bears” with storyteller Miss Allison. On Wednesday, January 11, Miss Allison will again be the storyteller and the theme will be “Crabs.” On Wednesday, January 18, the theme for stories and crafts will be “Owls” with storyteller Miss Jennifer. On Wednesday, January 25, the storyteller will be Miss Shannon.

Also for children, on Saturday, January 14, at 1:00 pm, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson will again present a program titled Music Together: Harmony & Me.  Children ages 0 to 6, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy singing and dancing and participating in an instrumental jam session. The program is free and everyone is welcome.

Community Programs

For adults, on Wednesday, January 11, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Frank John Colli, AKA “Frankie C”, will present An Evening of Songs and Songwriting. The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist will perform rock, blues and pop music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.  After the performance the audience can share their songwriting ideas and get advice from a professional with over 50 years of experience.

Also for adults, on Thursday, January 19, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, will be the presentation Words and Music: America in the 1800s with Russ Oelheim. The acclaimed local musician and storyteller will perform music of Appalachia and the greater Southeast from the second half of the 19th century. Popularized by artists such as Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson, this music helped lay the foundation for the blues and folk music of today. Between songs Russ will recount how the music was made and give historical anecdotes from the era.

On Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Gerry Livingstone will present a program on job interviewing skills and resume writing.  The program will include tips on writing a better resume and advice on how to make a good impression at an interview.  The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. A lifelong South Coast resident, Gerry has been helping local residents meet their employment, education, and personal development goals for over 30 years.

Library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.  All programs are free and everyone is welcome.  For more information, visit us on Facebook, or call the library at 541-469-7738.

 

New on the Shelf

New additions from the New York Times Best Sellers list include:

CROSS THE LINE, by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross and his wife, Bree, team up to catch a killer causing chaos in Washington, D.C.

TOM CLANCY: TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE, by Mark Greaney. Jack Ryan Jr., working for a secret organization, seeks to prevent complicated terrorist strikes set in motion by a hacker. Clancy died in 2013.  

MOONGLOW, by Michael Chabon. A novel that presents itself as a memoir of an elderly World War II veteran and his wife, a Holocaust survivor, who resemble Chabon’s maternal grandparents.

COMMONWEALTH, by Ann Patchett. Five decades in the lives of two families–parents, children, siblings, stepchildren–remade by divorce.

KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

BORN TO RUN, by Bruce Springsteen. The singer-songwriter’s biography.

HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

THE UNDOING PROJECT, by Michael Lewis. How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.  

THE BOOK OF JOY, by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.

THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE, by Thomas L. Friedman. How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization, and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.

OUR REVOLUTION, by Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for president delivers his message of social and economic justice.

On Display

The lobby display case this month will again feature a collection of crèches belonging to various members of our community.  Among the crèches on display will be one featuring handcrafted figurines and another from Honduras with figures made from clay.

The large meeting room features photographs by John Gehl.  The show is entitled “John’s Good Snapshots.”

Holiday Closures

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

 

December Newsletter

Chetco LibraryHoliday Book Sale a Success

A big Thank You to the community for your support during the Friends of the Library’s Annual Holiday Book Sale in November. Your generosity allowed us to raise funds which will go toward supporting our popular children’s programs and activities, as well as special projects and activities not covered by our general budget. Thank you too to the many volunteers who helped set up for the sale and who worked as cashiers and helpers during the sale.

Children’s Activities for December

Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 in the library’s large meeting room. On Wednesday, December 7, the theme will be “Giving” with guest storyteller, Miss Ellouise. On Wednesday December 14 the theme will be “Winter” with guest storyteller, Miss Shannon. There will be no Story Time on December 21 due to a special visit by Santa Claus at 10:00. On Wednesday, December 28, Miss Jennifer and Miss Allison’s theme for stories and crafts will be “Gingerbread People.”

Also for the children, on Saturday, December 17 at 1:00, Tricia Bartlett-Iverson, who is trained in early childhood development and music skills, will present Music Together: harmony & me music. This program is for children ages birth to kindergarten and their parents or caregivers. Children and adults will enjoy singing and dancing and participate in an instrumental jam session. This program is free and everyone is welcome.

Special Programming

For adults, on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:00, we will have a presentation of Winter Road Safety. Oregon State Police Senior Trooper David Wehner will give instructions on safe driving in bad weather, dealing with emergencies on the road, and how to avoid distracted driving.

New on the Shelf

New additions from the New York Times Best Sellers list include:

TURBO TWENTY-THREE, by Janet Evanovich. The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum juggles the investigation of a crime in an ice cream factory and the two men in her life.

NO MAN’S LAND, by David Baldacci. John Puller, a special agent with the Army, searches for the truth about his mother, who disappeared 30 years ago.  

THE WHISTLER, by John Grisham. A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.

NIGHT SCHOOL, by Lee Child. Jack Reacher, still in the Army, becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the F.B.I. and C.I.A.

ODESSA SEA, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. Trying to locate an Ottoman shipwreck in the Black Sea, the NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters more than he expected.

TWO BY TWO, by Nicholas Sparks. A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

CHAOS, by Patricia Cornwell. In the 24th novel in this series, the forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta investigates a death that seems to have been (but was not) caused by lightning. Is her old nemesis Carrie Grethen involved?

THE MISTLETOE SECRET, by Richard Paul Evans. A man struggling with the aftermath of a divorce sets out to find the anonymous writer of a blog about loneliness, and discovers more than he expected.

THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE, by Michael Connelly. The detective Harry Bosch helps a small police department track a serial rapist, while as a P.I. he aids a billionaire in search of a possible heir.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. A woman just released from prison begs Laurie Morgan, the producer of the TV show “Under Suspicion,” to help clear her name.  

THE CHEMIST, by Stephenie Meyer. A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job—pursuing a man with whom she joins forces. By the author of the Twilight series.

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.

New Displays

In the lobby display case this month will be a collection of creches belonging to various members of our community. Among the creches on display will be one featuring handcrafted figurines and another from Honduras with figures made from clay.

The large meeting room features photographs by John Gehl. The show is entitled “John’s Good Snapshots.”

Holiday Hours

Christmas Holiday Hours will be as follows. Saturday, December 24, the library will be open from 10:00 to 2:00 only. It will be closed Sunday and Monday, the 25 and 26. On Saturday, December 31, New Year’s Eve, the library will be open from 10:00 to 2:00 and closed on Sunday and Monday, January 1 and 2. Happy Holidays to everyone!

November Newsletter

Chetco LibraryFriends of Library Book Sale

Mark your calendars—the annual Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale is coming up. The sale begins Thursday, November 10. Hours of the sale will be:  10:00 to 4:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 10, 11, and 12.  Sunday, November 13, from 12:00 to 3:00 will be the $2.00 Bag Sale.  The Bag Sale will continue on Monday, November 14, from 10:00 to 5:00, and Tuesday, November 15, from 10:00 to 6:00.

No Story Time Mid-Month

Due to the Friends of the Library Book Sale and the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no Wednesday Story Time on November 9, 16 or 23.  On Wednesday, November 30, at 10:30, Miss Jennifer’s story time theme will be “Bird Migration.”

International Games Day igd_logo_americas

On Saturday, November 19, from 1:00 to 4:00, the library will join over a thousand libraries around the world to celebrate the ninth annual International Games Day @Your Library. We will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the entire family—card games, puzzles, board games and more!  Everyone is welcome!

Photography Showing

On Wednesday, November 30, at 6:00, join award-winning author and photographer, Tim Palmer, as he presents a slide show based on his stunning new book Rivers of Oregon. With spectacular photos from all across the state, Tim will take you on a river tour that will change the way you think about water flowing across your land. Tim is also the author of Field Guide to Oregon Rivers and other books. His work can be found at www.timpalmer.org.

New on the Shelf

Among the new titles added to the fiction collection are:

Escape Clause, by John Sanford. Virgil Flowers must deal with the theft of tigers from the local zoo.

Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.

The Obsidian Chamber, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. While FBI agent Aloysius Prendergast is believed dead, his ward is kidnapped.

Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills. Vince Flynn’s character, the CIA operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013.

Home, by Harlan Coben. Myron Bolitar and his friend Win locate a boy who was kidnapped 10 years earlier.

Today Will be Different, by Maria Semple. A calamitous day in the life of a cynical Seattle transplant.

The Trespasser, by Tana French. Detective Antoinette Conway confronts a case that is more complicated than it appears.

Woman of God, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The story of a woman doctor who, after a life of service and suffering, becomes a Catholic priest.

Paris for One and Other Stories, by Jojo Moyes. Stories about women’s lives.

Among the new titles added to the Nonfiction collection are:

Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen.

Hero of the Empire, by Candace Millard. The young Winston Churchill’s adventures in Africa during the Boer War.

A Life Well Played, by Arnold Palmer. Stories of the career and relationships of the great golfer.

The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.

For more new titles added to the collection, visit our online catalog at chetco.sirsi.net and select “New Titles.”

Pumpkin Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Painted & Decorated Pumpkin Contest. First and second prizes for “Most Creative” were awarded in three age groups. The first prize winners are: Sophie Siquig, Clayton Larios, and Tanya Scharton.  The second prize winners are: Liam Christensen, Marilyn Grimsley, and Barbara Lehman.

Winter Displays

This month in the lobby is a display by the Brookings chapter of The Compassionate Friends. TCF is a bereavement support group for those who have suffered the loss of a son, daughter, grandchild, brother, or sister. The Compassionate Friends meet the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Chetco Library.

The large meeting room will feature photographs by John Gehl titled “John’s Good Snapshots.” The show will start after the book sale and continue through December.

On display in the children’s area will be corn husk dolls from the collection of Twyla Sullivan. They were inherited by Twyla from her mother, Lorraine Sullivan. They were given to Twyla’s mother by a 7th grade science teacher from Southern California. The class was studying the science of corn. In order to receive extra credit, students were asked to make these corn husk dolls.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day. However, the large meeting room will be open for the Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale.

Library hours over Thanksgiving will be: Wednesday, November 23, open 10:00 to 5:00; Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, the library will be closed. The library will reopen Saturday, November 26, at 10:00.

October Newsletter

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Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am in the large meeting room for Story Time. Each week toddlers and preschoolers listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts. There will be no Story Time on Wednesday, October 5th. Join Miss Allison on October 12th for stories and activities about bats. On October 19th, Miss Allison returns with stories and crafts about ghosts. Miss Jennifer finishes off the month on October 26th with stories and crafts featuring Jack-o’-lanterns and skeletons.
On Wednesday, October 26th, at 3:00 pm, join our Junior Master Gardener class and learn about cleaning up the garden in fall and making the most of fall’s final harvest. The program will be followed by pumpkin decorating in the library’s large meeting room.

Adult Programs

For adults, on Saturday, October 8th, at 10:30, the last program of this year’s “Gardening and Community” series will be “Considerations & Challenges in Creating Your Landscape” with Scott Thiemann.
Also on Saturday, October 8th, from 1:30 to 3:30, Friends of the Library will sponsor Indie Author Day. This event will celebrate independent authors in our community and beyond. Local writers will read from their books and participate in panel discussions. Copies of books by local authors will be available for sale and signing.
On Friday, October 21st, at 2:00, join the Friends of the Library for their Annual Meeting. Carolyn Self will return with another exciting program. “Cruising through the Balkans” will feature anecdotes and highlights from Carolyn’s recent trip. Everyone is welcome.
On Friday, October 28th, from 6:00-7:00, join us for a program on mushrooms and other wild edibles. Local organic farmer, Kathleen Dixon, will share information about local wild foods and provide tips on gathering them.
On Saturday, October 29th, from 1:00 – 3:00, members of the Del Norte Homebrew Club will discuss the basics of homebrewing. A tasting of the beers brewed at the 2016 Brookings Oktoberfest will follow. Attendance is limited to the first 40 people. Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid IDs will be required.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s that time again! Don’t forget our annual Painted & Decorated Pumpkin Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Library for ages 5 through adult. 1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded for “Most Creative” in four age categories. Carved pumpkins will not be accepted. Bring your pumpkins to the library Monday, October 17th, through Wednesday, October 26th. Judging will take place Saturday, October 29th.
Don’t forget to visit our Events Calendar and Facebook page for more details on all our programs.

Art Displays

In the lobby display case is the work of Pete Chasar. “Finding Art in Geometry” features a display of art objects based on the tetrahedron (4 faces) and dodecahedron (12 faces).
The large meeting room features the oil paintings of Kathy Huxley and Mike Dwaileebe.

New on the Shelf

New additions to the fiction collection include:
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett.
Pirate, by Clive Cussler.
An Obvious Fact, by Craig Johnson.
Nutshell, by Ian McEwan.
Apprentice in Death, by J.D. Robb.
A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny.
Rushing Waters, by Danielle Steel.
Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay, by Reed Farrell Coleman.
I’ll Sell You a Dog, by Juan Pablo Villalobos.
The Doll-master: and Other Tales of Terror, by Joyce Carol Oates.
The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest, by John Nichols.

New additions to the nonfiction collection include:
Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly.
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox, by Carol Burnett.
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life, by William Burnett
Idiot Brain: What Your Head is Really Up To, by Dean Burnett
Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry, by Christie Wilcox.
Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love
She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron, by Richard M. Cohen
The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped By the Nazis, by Elizabeth Letts.

To search for any of these new titles directly from our website, chetcolibrary.org, search for them using our brand-new search widget on the upper right hand side of the page! To look for an author, title, or subject, simply type it into to the search box and click “Search.” For more new titles added to the collection, visit our online catalog at chetco.sirsi.net and select “New Titles.”

Don’t Miss…

Mark your calendars–the Friends of the Chetco Library Holiday Book Sale will be 10:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 10th, 11th, and 12th. On Sunday, November 13th from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, there will be a $2.00 Bag Sale. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit the Friends of the Library Book Store located in the Library Annex across the street from the main library. Most books are priced from $1.00 to $3.00. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00 pm.

September Newsletter

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Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for Story Time.  Story Time is aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts.  On September 7th, join Miss Sallie for stories and activities about firefighters; on September 14th, Miss Jennifer’s theme will be police officers. On September 21st, Miss Jennifer returns for stories and crafts about lumber workers and Miss Sallie finishes off the month on the 28th with stories and crafts featuring fishermen.

Community Programs

The Chetco Community Public Library and Friends of the Chetco Library will present Suicide and the “Not My Kid” Syndrome with speaker Gordon Clay, a local community activist, about the issues of bullying and suicide. Many parents are unaware that suicide among teenagers is a problem at all, let alone a possible problem with their own child. Many parents who checked their child’s cell phone after a suicide were shocked to find how much their child was texting about suicide. This “not my kid” syndrome is disturbingly common and is vitally important to address. September has been proclaimed by the Curry County Board of Supervisors and the Brookings City Council as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. September is also one of the months with the highest number of teen suicides and suicide attempts. Mr. Clay will discuss warning signs and how to talk with teens about the subject, whether or not they are exhibiting any of those signs. A question and answer session will follow. The presentation will be held Friday, September 9th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm, in the library’s large meeting room.

Saturday, September 10th, at 10:30 a.m., the “Gardening and Community” series continues with The Healing Power of Fruits & Vegetables. Presenter Debianne Harpole will share information about the twelve body systems and therapeutic healing benefits of cooking with natural foods. Learn how the essential nutrients from fresh vegetables and fruits can improve your health and enhance wellness in your daily life.

The Friends of the Chetco Library’s “Meet the Author” series continues on Tuesday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m., in the library’s large meeting room. Join local writer D. Gordon Tyson, author of the new sci-fi thriller SplintRod.  Mr. Tyson will discuss and read from his novel, and copies of SplintRod will be available for purchase and signing.

About SplintRod:

A young Betsey Stratfork is enjoying her childhood when she is involved in a tragic auto accident that destroys her legs. Despite her handicap and the lack of compassion from the driver, she excels in school and earns her medical degree. She pursues a career in a new field of medicine known as bone manipulation. Now, as Dr. Stratfork, she develops groundbreaking devices and procedures that improve the lives of many patients. In the course of her life, living in constant pain, she is subjected to repeated instances of discrimination. Learning of a life-threatening event, she snaps. In her anger-fueled psychosis she turns to the dark-side and uses her SplintRod invention to inflict horrific pain and suffering.

On Wednesday, September 14th, the library will present Making Music, a program on traditional Spanish/Classic guitar construction and its application to modern-day ukuleles, featuring Pistol River craftsman Les Stansell.  The program will include a video showing Mr. Stansell hand building guitars in time lapse using primarily Oregon woods. After the video, Mr. Stansell will discuss his craft, take audience questions, display several of his instruments and perform on the ukulele. The program will take place Wednesday, September 14th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm, in the library’s large meeting room.

Free Computer Classes

Starting September 13th, another round of free computer classes will be available at the library.  These classes are targeted toward adults who have little or no prior experience using desktop computers.  The classes are comprised of three one-hour sessions and take place over the course of three days.  Topics covered are: Learning the Basics, Browsing the Web, Computers in Your Day-to-Day Life.  There are still spaces available in the evening classes scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 27th, 28th, and 29th, from 6:00 to 7:00.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information and to register, contact the library at 541-469-7738.

Among the new titles added to the fiction collection are:

Insidious, by Catherine Coulter. Two cases — one concerning an attempted poisoning in Washington and another about the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles — are the focus of Coulter’s 20th F.B.I. thriller. 

Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty. Tense turning points for three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

Bullseyeby James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. While the president of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.  

Three Sisters, Three Queens, by Philippa Gregory. The ties and conflicts among three royal women in the court of Henry VIII.

Sweet Tomorrows, by Debbie Macomber. The journeys of the characters at the Rose Harbor Inn come to a close in this last book of the series.

Family Tree, by Susan Wiggs. After a tragedy destroys her life in Los Angeles, a woman returns to the Vermont farm where she grew up.

Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch. The hero of this countdown thriller exists in several alternate universes and must accomplish an impossible task.

Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris. The horror behind the apparently perfect life of British newlyweds.

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko, by Scott Stambach.  Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement.

Sorrow Road, by Julia Keller.  Book 5 in the Bell Elkins series

Among the new titles added to the Nonfiction collection are: 

Armageddon, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Liars, by Glenn Beck. The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans’ fears.

American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin. The story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, by Ed Yong.

I Wish He Had Come With Instructions: The Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Brain, by Mike Bechtle.

Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit, by Tom Stanton.

Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, by Sabeeha Rehman.

More new titles added to the collection can be seen by visiting the library’s online catalog at chetco.siri.net, then selecting “New Titles”.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.

August Newsletter

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Children’s Activities

Children’s Story Time continues in August, on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Join us each week in the large meeting room to listen to stories, sing songs, play

games and do simple crafts.

  • August 10th: Miss Jennifer’s theme will be “Astronauts”
  • August 17th: Miss Sallie’s theme will be “Monkeys”
  • August 24th: Miss Jennifer’s theme will be “The Circus”
  • August 31st: Miss Sallie’s theme will be “Elephants”

On Wednesday, August 10th, from 2:30 – 3:30, join us for a special program:  “Move Like a Mammoth.” Can you pounce like a saber tooth cat, lift like a mammoth, or stroll like a giant ground sloth? Get moving as you discover how these and other amazing prehistoric animals ran, swam, leaped, climbed, and ate their way through Oregon’s history. Explore fossils, bones and teeth while comparing ancient animals to those living in Oregon today.
This free one-hour program is targeted for a family audience and includes a book reading and short program presentation, followed by activity tables offering touchable specimens and hands-on activities. The program is presented by a museum educator from the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History and sponsored by Friends of the Chetco Library. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to arrive early!

New Gardening and Community Lectures

The “Gardening and Community” series for adults continues this August. Saturday, August 13th, at 10:30, join Kitty Root-Bunten for the program “Diet and Mental Health.” According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, four of the ten leading causes of disability in the United States related to mental health. Many of these cases will be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and mental “fog” disorders that can easily be attributed to a poor diet. Multiple studies show that a lack in certain nutrients is closely related to the onset of mental health issues. Kitty’s presentation will address just a few of the essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids that are lacking in the standard diet and how this affects mental wellness.

The “Gardening and Community” programs are sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and the Friends of the Chetco Library.  All programs are free and open to all interested members of the public.

New on the Shelf

New titles added to the fiction collection include:

THE BLACK WIDOW, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits and trains a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.
THE GIRLS, by Emma Cline. In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.
FIRST COMES LOVE, by Emily Giffin. Two sisters — one a successful lawyer with a small child and an unhappy marriage, the other a single teacher who yearns to be a mother — struggle toward forgiveness after 15 years of estrangement.
THE GAMES, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Hired by Olympic organizers to protect the Rio games, Jack Morgan of Private, an international security and consulting firm, encounters dangerous threats.
BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley. After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.
HERE’S TO US, by Elin Hilderbrand. Sparks fly as a celebrity chef’s ex-wives pile into a small cabin in Nantucket to join his widow for the reading of his will.
BELGRAVIA, by Julian Fellowes. Two families, one aristocratic and one wealthy, in Victorian London, from the creator of “Downton Abbey.”
GUILTY MINDS, by Joseph Finder. Nick Heller, a Boston-based private intelligence operative, is called in when a slander site prepares to defame a Supreme Court justice.
MONTEREY BAY, by Lindsay Hatton. A beautiful debut set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium–and the last days of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.
MRS. LEE AND MRS. GRAY, by Dorothy Love.  A general’s wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War.
THE ENGLISH BOYS: A MYSTERY, by Julia Thomas.  Dark and twisted secrets emerge in the wake of a deadly wedding
ASSASSIN’S SILENCE, by Ward Larsen.  USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen’s celebrated protagonist, assassin David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure.

New titles added to the nonfiction collection include:

CRISIS OF CHARACTER, by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. Schmidt. A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.
GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
PINPOINT: HOW GPS IS CHANGING TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE, AND OUR MINDS, by Greg Milner.
MY LOST BROTHERS: THE UNTOLD STORY BY THE YARNELL HILL FIRE’S LONE SURVIVOR, by Brendan McDonough.

New titles added to our DVD collection include:

CASE HISTORIES. Series 1 and 2.
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.  Season 1 through 3
LUTHER. Seasons 1 through 4.
LEONARD COHEN: I’M YOUR MAN.
LONGMIRE. Seasons 1 through 3.
NEW TRICKS. Seasons 1 through 5.

More new titles added to the library’s collection can be found by visiting our online catalog at chetco.sirsi.net and selecting “New Titles.”

Digital Services at Your Library

Need a book after the library has closed? Looking for something to read or listen to or watch on your phone, tablet or computer? Click on our “Digital Resources” tab at the top of the page see what’s available from our digital collections. Need help using Library2Go, Zinio, or Hoopla? Staff is available every Wednesday for 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to assist you. Can’t make it at that time? Call Kat at the library to make an appointment.

New Art Displays

The lobby display case features the rock collection and lapidary projects of Carl Durham. The large meeting room features the oil paintings of Kathy Huxley and Michael Dwaileebe.