July Newsletter

Chetco LibraryWishing you all a very safe and happy 4th of July!

Summer Programs

Our Summer Programs for children continues through July.The Summer Reading Program is open to all children, pre-school through age 14, and the Summer Activities Program is for children going into grades 1 through 5. The Summer Activities Program takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Parents may register their children by visiting the library in person. Registration is required for both programs.  For more information, pick up a brochure on our summer programs when you visit the library, or visit our Events Page.

Wednesday Storytime continues throughout the summer at 10:30 a.m. and is aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts. On July 6th, join Miss Sallie for stories and crafts about kites; on July 13th, join guest storyteller Miss Jenny from Kalmiopsis; on July 20th join Miss Sallie for stories and activities about picnics; and on July 27th Miss Jenny returns for more stories.

For the adults, there will be two programs this month. On Saturday, July 9th, at 10:30 am, our “Gardening & Community” series continues with “The Buzz on Bees”.  Presenter Russ Rose will discuss the fascinating world of the honeybee and bee keeping.  Russ and his wife have been bee keepers in the Brookings and Smith River area for the past ten years.  In 2007, they started their business My Honey’s Produce selling local honey to various stores in our area. They now manage fifty three hives.

On Thursday, July 14th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm, Crescent City artist Sherryl Griffin will demonstrate using kelp in art. Sherryl first learned how to create crafts from local bull kelp after taking a course at Flora Pacifica back in 2009.  She will show how to create household and art objects such as candle holders, flower vases, lamp shades and picture frames from kelp.

New on the Shelf

Among the many new additions to the library’s DVD collection are the following documentaries:

Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Touch the Wall: A Story of Competition and Fierce Friendship

The Seven Five

Amy: The Story of Singer Amy Winehouse

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Code Black: A Provocative Portrait of the American Health Care System

The Day the 60s Died: the Kent State Shootings

1971: The Year a Few Ordinary Citizens Took on the FBI

Flamenco, Flamenco: A Musical Journey through the Song and Dance of a Dynamic Art Form

Operation Sussex: the Story of One of the Most Important Intelligence Operations of WWII

Janis: Little Girl Blue: The story of Janis Joplin

Cartel land: the stories of two modern vigilante groups and their shared enemy: the Mexican drug cartels

Lost soul: the doomed journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

The Internet’s own boy: the story of Aaron Swartz  

More new additions to the DVD collection can be found by visiting our online catalog and selecting “New Titles”

Additions to the New Books collection include:

End of Watch, by Stephen King. The conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.

Foreign Agent, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for an informant who compromised an American mission in Syria.

The Girls, by Emma Cline. In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.

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.

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. In a sequel to Memory Man, Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

The Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. Juan Cabrillo teams up with a former C.I.A. colleague to thwart a plan involving the death of millions and international economic meltdown.

Barkskins, by Annie Proulx. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist traces the destruction of the world’s forests over 300 years as it follows the descendants of two families.

The House of Secrets, by Brad Meltzer. The host of a conspiracy TV show is dead, his daughter is injured and has lost her memory, and questions proliferate.

Grit, by Angela Duckworth. A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

Five Presidents, by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.

Grunt, by Mary Roach. The science that attempts to overcome the challenges soldiers face.

But What if We’re Wrong?, by Chuck Klosterman. Imagining the contemporary world as it will appear to those for whom it will be the distant past.

Tribe, by Sebastian Junger. How modern society’s loss of the sense of belonging — now achieved mostly in the military and in disasters — has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.

Art and New Displays

In the Large Meeting room, the display, “All Over the Place,” features the art work of Pete Chasar.

In the lobby Display Case will be a display for the 24th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival which takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Also, be sure to check out the display in the children’s area which features entries from this year’s Young Poets’ Contest. This year’s theme is Kites.

Library Closures

The library will be closed Monday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

June Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner1.jpgAzalea Festival Booksale–Thanks All Around

The Azalea Festival Weekend is now history and there was lovely warm weather for the many visitors who came to enjoy the events that took place all around our area. 

The Chetco Community Public Library’s Friends of the Library book sale was a big draw as usual and we wish to thank all the people who worked to make it the success it was.

All volunteers who sorted, selected, and worked selling books over the five days of the event are most appreciated, and we send a big thank you to everyone who helped. We also send a hearty thank you to the many people who donated books for the sale and the many purchasers who bought them.

Registration for Summer Reading/Activities Program Begins June 6

Looking for fun summer activities for the kids? Check out what the library has planned. Wednesday Storytime continues throughout the summer at 10:30 a.m. and is aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts.

The Story Time themes for this month will be as follows: on June 8, “Jungles” with Miss Sallie; on June 15, “Turtles” with Miss Jennifer; on June 22, “The Beach” with Miss Sallie and on June 29, “Pets” with Miss Sallie.

Because our children’s librarian is out on a six-month leave of absence, this year’s Summer Program for the older children will be organized differently than in past years, and will run from June 20 through July 31, 2016. The program will consist of two parts—the Summer Reading Program which is open to all children, pre-school through age 14, and the Summer Activities Program for children going into grades 1 through 5. The Summer Activities Program will take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Parents may register their children beginning Monday, June 6, by visiting the library in person. Registration is required for both programs. Registration for the Wednesday activities program is limited so parents are encouraged to come in right away. For more information, pick up a brochure on our summer programs when you visit the library, or visit our Events Page.

Family Events Scheduled for June

Two special presentations for the whole family will be held in June. On Saturday, June 18, at 12:00 noon, we will present Jugglemania with Rhys Thomas. This awesome show features juggling, comedy and acrobatics.

On Friday, June 24, at 4:00 p.m. we will have visitors from International Reptile Rescue, a longtime established reptile rescue organization.

Seating at both presentations is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis, so come early!

New to Our Collection

Listed below are some of the new books of fiction added to our collection:

The Fireman, by Joe Hill. During an epidemic that causes people to spontaneously combust, an infected New Hampshire nurse fights to stay alive, aided by a mysterious figure known as the Fireman.

The Weekenders, by Mary Kay Andrews. On the North Carolina island of Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband’s shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.

Beyond The Ice Limit, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. In a sequel to The Ice Limit (2000), Gideon Crew pursues a meteorite that has sunk to the ocean floor.  Or is it only a meteorite?

The Second Life of Nick Mason, by Steve Hamilton. A deal with a fellow inmate, a crime boss, springs Nick Mason from prison, but he must become an assassin.

Among new books added to non-fiction are:

The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. This overview of the history and science of genetics also considers moral questions and prospects for future advances in treating disease. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies.

Valiant Ambition, by Nathaniel Philbrick. The relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide, by Michael Kinsley. Essays, both serious and humorous, about aging and death, based in part on Kinsley’s experience with Parkinson’s disease and aimed at his fellow baby boomers.

June Art Display

In the Display Case in the lobby there are dioramas created by Gerald Whitefield depicting scenes from World War II.

May Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

Chetco LibraryVolunteers Honored

The Chetco Comunity Public Library celebrated National Volunteer Week, April 10 through April 16, honoring our more than forty volunteers who donated over 2,300 hours in service this past year. Jackie Egesdahl, who volunteers in the Friends of the Library Bookstore, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations to Jackie and thank you to all of our volunteers who help keep our library functioning at its best.

Azalea Festival Booksale

The Friends of the Library Azalea Festival Book Sale will take place during the weekend of the festival as it does each year. Hours open for business will be as follows: Thursday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, May 29, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. which will be the $2.00 bag sale day. Please attend and refill your libraries.

Gardening & Community Series Continues

The Gardening & Community series continues May 14 with “Square-Foot Gardening,” presented by Mary Anne Buckles. If you are looking for a way to get more out of your gardening space, you may want to give the Square Foot Gardening method a try. For many gardeners who grow in raised beds, it is a preferred method because it allows you to effectively use every square inch of gardening space. This program will be presented in the large meeting room on Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

 
Mary Anne Buckles is a graduate of the 2014 OSU Master Gardener class. New to the Pacific Northwest from Southern California, Mary Anne and her husband began their summer vegetable garden from scratch. They cleared forest, challenged the blackberries and fern, and built raised beds. Wanting to make their gardening chores more manageable and enjoyable, they have employed the concepts of square foot gardening for the last three years.
 
On Wednesday, May 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., the Junior Master Gardener Class will meet.  This month kids will learn general garden care and will plant strawberries and tomatoes in the raised beds at the Library Annex. They will also learn about creating a butterfly garden.

On Saturday, June 4, from 10:30 until noon, Jennifer Ewing will present a program on composting. Composting is another part of your home recycling. Stop sending yard waste and your kitchen scraps to the landfill and use them to build nutrient health in your soil.  It’s easier than you think.

Suggestions for New Programs

The Chetco Community Public Library is just that, a community library. Our mission is to serve you, our patrons, and we need your input on how we can best do that.
As many of you know, about once a month we invite guest speakers to give presentations in our large meeting room on a wide range of topics.  We would like to know what the people of our community are most interested in hearing about:  Is it gardening? Local history? Health and wellness issues?  Concerns of our seniors? Let us know what topics you would most like to see addressed in future presentations. Send us an email or write us a message on our Facebook page, or let us know next time you visit the library.

Disaster Preparedness Lecture Scheduled

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in the Chetco Community Public Library’s large meeting room, Andrew Stubbs, Captain, Brookings Fire & Rescue and Curry County CERT instructor, will present a program on disaster preparedness titled “Are YOU Ready?
We live in an area where a major disaster such as an earthquake, a tsunami or a severe storm can strike with little or no warning. No one can prevent such an emergency from happening but we can all become better prepared for one. We encourage you to attend this presentation on disaster preparedness for the Wild Rivers Coast.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

New on the Shelf

The fiction section has added the following books:

The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. In a sequel to Memory Man, Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.
The Nest, by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney. Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.
Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld.  The author of Prep and American Wife retells the classic tale of Pride and Prejudice, set in the modern-day Cincinnati suburbs.
As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark. Secrets emerge when a television journalist searching for her birth mother covers the trial of the widow of a wealthy doctor.
Most Wanted, by Lisa Scottoline. A woman discovers that her sperm donor is a murderer.

Some new non-fiction books that have been added to the collection are:

The Rainbow Comes And Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.
Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. A geobiologist shares her fascination with plants and describes how she found her vocation.
First Women, by Kate Andersen Brower. The ten first ladies since 1960, based on interviews with White House staff, social secretaries and friends, by the author of The Residence.
Becoming Grandma, by Lesley Stahl. The reporter investigates how “grandmothering” transforms a woman’s life.

New Art Displays

This month in the Lobby display case, we are featuring a collection from local resident Mike Griffith. Mike Griffith specializes in the creation of wood-turned bowls, platters, boxes and more.
In the large meeting room, the display titled “All Creatures Great and Small” continues. It features the work of J. M. and Tod Steele, Christina Olsen and Horst Wolf, and may be seen through May 14, 2016.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 and on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. However, the large meeting room will be open and available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on Saturday, May 28 and on Sunday, May 29, from noon to 3:00 p.m. for the book sale.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Vi Lovejoy

May 11th: Disaster Preparedness Presentation

Tsunami Graphic

Here on the Wild Rivers Coast, a major disaster such as an earthquake, a tsunami, or a severe storm can strike with little or no warning. No one can prevent such an emergency from happening, but we can all become better prepared for one. We encourage you to attend a free presentation on disaster preparedness in our local area.

This special program will take place Wednesday, May 11th, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the library’s large meeting room. The featured speaker will be Andrew Stubbs, Captain of Brookings Fire & Rescue and Curry County CERT Instructor.

For more information, please call the library at 541-469-7738.

 

Meet the Author: Cecilia Johnson (April 16th)

Meet the Author Event: Cecilia Johnson

Join us Saturday, April 16th, as local author Cecelia Johnson performs a reading from her In Stone series and signs copies of her books.  The event will be held in the library’s large meeting room at 1:00 pm. The event is free to attend; signed copies of Johnson’s In Stone series will be available for purchase.

About the In Stone series:

Energy in StoneSecrets in StoneName in Stone

Daringly gifted Lily Ann Bud must use her connection with nature to stop one of its own. Nature fairies, a crystal skull and silver dagger, crossing dimensions and worlds culminate in a final confrontation with an ancient.

Lily has two loves; and her passion for nature and John spans an eternity…

In this nature beyond the natural world adventure anything is possible; because for Lily there are no more boundaries. Lifetimes and worlds are tightly woven into a tapestry of intrigue and danger that will keep you guessing until the very end.

About the author:

Author Cecilia Johnson is an avid hiker and nature enthusiast who, after leaving Wisconsin, spent a year exploring numerous US national parks. Since then she has made homes in Montana, Alaska, Oregon, and Utah before settling in Brookings, Oregon. Her traveling, as well as a short stint as a truck driver, helped inspire her writing

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

 

April Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

Chetco LibrarySome interesting news from the Chetco Community Public Library has come from our director, Susana Fernandez. Starting on April 12, free computer classes will be available at the library. These classes are targeted toward adults who have little to no prior experience using desktop computers. Due to limited space, registration is required. You may register by calling 541-469-7738 or by signing up at the circulation desk. Registration closes at 6:00 pm the day prior to the date of each course.

Tuesday, April 12 (9:00-9:50 a.m.)—Computers 101: Learning the Basics

Learn to control the mouse and keyboard with confidence, and get familiar with all the parts that make up a desktop PC. In this class, students will learn the basics of computer use, such as locating and opening programs, saving files, getting familiar with the desktop, and starting and shutting down the computer properly.

Tuesday, April 19 (9:00-9:50 a.m.)—Computers 102: Browsing the Web

There is a lot of information available on the Internet, but navigating the web doesn’t have to be a daunting process. In this class, students will learn about the major internet browser programs, how to bookmark favorite websites, and how to find the website you want the first time, either directly or through a simple Google search. (It is recommended that you take Computers 101 prior to taking this class).

Tuesday, April 26 (9:00-9:50 a.m.)—Computers 103: Computers in Your Day-to-Day Life

These days we can use computers to streamline and enrich our lives in a variety of ways, whether we’re taking classes online, staying in touch with friends and family, tracking home finances, or playing games. Learn how to perform an effective Google search to find specific information or services, how to set up a personal email account, the pros and cons of social media, and the basics of online safety. (It is recommended that you take Computers 101 and/or Computers 102 prior to taking this class).

Teen Group:

The library is working on launching a new writing and book discussion group for young adults between the ages of 14 and 19. Looking for an opportunity to build your writing skills? Want to rave about your new favorite book, or looking to find your next favorite? Join us at our next meeting on April 4th, where we’ll be celebrating National Poetry Month and making personalized journals. This group meets from 4:00-5:00 pm in the small meeting room in the Library Annex (402 Alder Street) on the first Monday of each month. For more information, please call the library at 541-469-7738.

“Meet the Author” Series: The Friends of the Library will host an Open House, on Saturday, April 16th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the library’s large meeting room. Local author, Cecilia Johnson, will read from and discuss her recently published trilogy for young adults, the In Stone Series. Copies of the three books in the series—Energy in Stone, Name in Stone, and Secrets in Stone—will be available for sale and signing.

“Gardening & Community” Series: This popular series returns for a second year on Saturday, April 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library’s large meeting room.

The series kicks off with Gardening 101 with Jennifer Ewing. Jennifer will provide helpful hints for gardening on the coast. You will learn many clever things that can be done to make gardening easier, cheaper, and more efficient.

The second program of the series will be on Saturday, April 9, starting at 10:30 a.m. Jennifer will return to discuss seed starting. Why rely on the limited variety of plants available at garden centers when you can start your own plants from the many seed choices on seed racks and in catalogs? 

Information about future programs in the series is available at the library and on our Adult Programs page. All programs are free and open to all interested members of the public. 

This series of programs in sponsored by OSU Extension Master Gardeners and the Friends of the Chetco Library.

In the children’s department, Wednesday story time has returned. April 6th, join Miss Sallie for stories and activities about Birds; April 13th, Miss Jennifer’s theme will be Cats; April 20th, Miss Sallie’s theme will be Flowers; April 27th, Miss Jennifer will tell stories about Bees. Story times are held every Wednesday at 10:30 in the library’s large meeting room. A calendar of Children’s Activities for the month can be picked up at the library or viewed on our Events Calendar page.

Some of the new books added to our collection of fiction are:

Private Paris, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Jack Morgan, the head of the Private global investigative agency, probes the murders of members of the French cultural elite.

Property of a Noblewoman, by Danielle Steel. Two New Yorkers searching for the owner of an abandoned safe-deposit box reconstruct the history of a young woman and a love affair at the time of World War II.

Deep Blue, by Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford, a Florida marine biologist and former government agent, tracks an American who is working with ISIS. The 23rd book in the series.

Sisi, by Allison Pataki. The turbulent life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary.

The following non-fiction books are new to our collection:

The Immortal Irishman, by Timothy Egan. The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to America and became the general of New York’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War.

Smarter Faster Better, by Charles Duhigg. The science of productivity, from the author of The Power of Habit.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli. An introduction to modern physics.

Rightful Heritage, by Douglas Brinkley. A historian depicts Franklin D. Roosevelt as a great environmental president who created state parks, scenic highways and wildlife refuges; protected national parks; and established the Civilian Conservation Corps.

For the month of April in the lobby display case, The American Cancer Society has a display for the Relay for Life which will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016.  The event will be from 12:00 noon to midnight at the Brookings-Harbor High School. 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer and to remember loved ones lost to the disease.

In the Large Meeting Room Gallery, the art work of Christina Olson, Jeanne and Tod Steele, and Horst Wolf, entitled “All Creatures Great and Small,” may be viewed this month.

 

Gardening 101: A New Community Gardening Program (April 2nd)

Community Garden ProgramJoin us Saturday, April 2nd, as we kick off 2016’s new series of community gardening programs. The first program to be presented is called “Gardening 101” with Jennifer Ewing. In this program, Jennifer will provide helpful hints for gardening on the coast. You will learn many clever things that can be done to make gardening easier, cheaper, and more efficient.

All Community Gardening programs take place in the large meeting room from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. All programs are free and open to all interested members of the public. For more information about upcoming Community Gardening Programs, please visit our Adult Programs page, or check our Library Calendar.

This series of programs is sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and the Friends of the Chetco Library.

March Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

Chetco LibraryThe time is near for the inside work to start in the Chetco Community Public Library. The library will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 7th. We will reopen on Monday, March 21st. During this time, we will be replacing the carpet in the large meeting room, portions of the carpet in the main library, and the tile in the lobby.

Library materials can be returned in the library’s book drop located on the Alder Street side of the building at the top of the stairs.

You can access eBooks, audio books, movies, and our research databases throughout the closure. Links to all of our digital resources can be found on www.chetcolibrary.org by clicking on the “Digital Resources” tab.

You may contact the library during this time by leaving a message at 541-469-7738 or by sending an email to chetcolibrary@gmail.com.

The Library Annex meeting room will be available for all previously scheduled meetings. The Friends of the Library Book Store, located in the Annex will be open its regular hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WiFi will be accessible from the library’s parking lot. The password is “ringneck.”

For the children, the last after school arts and crafts program for the year was on March 1. The program will resume in the fall. Watch for information about our summer programs for children, which will begin in mid-June.

Storytime will continue on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout the year. In March there will be no storytime in the middle of the month because of the library closure.  Miss Sallie will tell stories on Wednesday, March 30th.

Come join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 23th at 10:00 a.m. This event is for children ages 0 – 6 years. Bring your own basket for collecting eggs. There will not be a storytime on this Wednesday.

Our popular “Gardening and Community” series returns for a second year beginning on Saturday, April 2, from 10:30 – 12:00 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  The series kicks off with “Gardening 101” with Jennifer Ewing. Jennifer will provide helpful hints for gardening on the coast. You will learn many clever things that can be done to make gardening easier, cheaper and more efficient.  The second program of the series will be on Saturday, April 9. Jennifer will return with “Seed Starting.” Why rely on the limited variety of plants available at garden centers when you can start your own plants from the many seed choices on seed racks and in catalogs?
Information about future programs in the series will be available at the library and on our website www.chetcolibrary.org.  All programs are free and open to all interested members of the public and will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 in the library’s large meeting room.  This series of programs is sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and Friends of the Chetco Library.

Some of the new novels added to the fiction collection are:
Cometh The Hour, by Jeffrey Archer. The sixth and penultimate book of the Clifton Chronicles brings the Cliftons and the Barringtons into the 1970s.
Find Her, by Lisa Gardner. The Boston detective D.D. Warren hunts for a missing woman who was kidnapped and abused as a college student and may have become a vigilante.
Morning Star, by Pierce Brown. In book three of the Red Rising trilogy, set in a dystopian future, Darrow incites a rebellion.
The Widow, by Fiona Barton. When a suspect in a missing-child case dies, reporters and the police think they’ll get the real story from his widow. They’re wrong.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin. A novel based on the friendship between Truman Capote and Babe Paley and her coterie, which began in the 1950s and ended 20 years later in scandal.
Among the new non-fiction books added to the collection are:

A Mother’s Reckoning, by Sue Klebold. The mother of one of the Columbine shooters wrestles with her grief and guilt and discusses how parents can become more aware of the signs of mental illness in teenagers.
Originals, by Adam Grant. A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions for how to become one.

There will no displays in either the Gallery in the large meeting room or in the Lobby display case during the month of March because of the work going on to install new carpet and tile.

March 1, 2016
Vi Lovejoy

February Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

The Chetco Community Public Library will begin February with the announcement of a free program sponsored by The Friends of the Chetco Library. It will be held on Saturday, Februrary 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room. Join writer Bonnie Olin for a journey into the canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. Her presentation is based on her book, The Owyhee River Journals, which includes photos of rarely seen landscapes by photographer Mike Quigley. Bonnie will share a brief history of the area, discuss why it is unique, read from her book and show a short video. There will be a question and answer period and book signing following the program. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact the library at 541-469-7738.

Linda Mulvany, children’s librarian, announces that on Wednesday, February 24, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. there will be an informational meeting about becoming a Junior Master Gardener. This program is being presented in collaboration with All Care Health and Curry County Extension Service. Interested kids and parents are invited to an afternoon of games, information, activities, and garden snacks. Please bring an empty plastic milk jug to make into a mini-greenhouse.

The Teen Reading and Writing group is still meeting the first Monday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome.  The book theme for February is love stories. Check out our blog at chetcoteens.wordpress.com.

The Tuesday Craft meetings continue at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with the program schedule as follows: February 9, make your own valentines; February 16, popsicle stick building; and February 22, paint like Jackson Pollack. These craft programs are for children in first through sixth grades.

The Wednesday morning Storytime programs are held at 10:30 a.m. for preschool children. Stories will be as follows: February 10, Miss Sallie tells Valentine Tales; February 17, Making Friends; February 24, Patchwork of Stories.

Some new additions to our fiction collection are:

Blue, by Danielle Steel. A woman whose life has been shattered befriends a homeless boy.

My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout. A woman struggles with memories of her impoverished and disturbing childhood and its effect on the present as she attempts to reconcile with her mother.

Scandalous Behavior, by Stuart Woods. In the 36th novel in the series, Stone Barrington hopes for a restful stay in the English countryside, but relationships with local neighbors complicate matters.

Even Dogs in the Wild, by Ian Rankin. John Rebus, the Edinburgh detective who’s friends with an aging crime boss, can’t stay retired.

The Bitter Season, by Tami Hoag. The fifth novel featuring the Minneapolis detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac find them working on separate cases—hers a 20-year-old murder, his the killing of a professor and his wife with a samurai sword—which eventually intersect.

Additions to the non-fiction collection include:

The Road to Little Dribbling, by Bill Bryson. An American expatriate travels around his adopted country, Britain.

Dark Money, by Jane Mayer. An account of how the Koch brothers and other super-wealthy donors deployed their money to change American politics.

New titles added to the DVD collection include:

Ain’t in it For My Health: a Film About Levon Helm 

Animal Misfits: Odd, Bizarre and Unlikely Creatures

B.B. King: The Life of Riley 

Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin and Hobbes

Downton Abbey: Season 6 

George Gently – Series 1 through 4 

Incident At Oglala: the Leonard Peltier Story 

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Series 1 through 3 

My Italian Secret: the Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust 

Navy SEALS: Their Untold Story 

Neil Young: Heart of Gold 

More of the recently added DVDs can be seen by visiting our online catalog at chetco.sirsi.net and clicking on “New Titles”.  Also, remember the library now offers Hoopla. Visit hoopladigital.com, sign in with your library card, and download thousands of movies, television shows, and more—for free.

Continuing this month in the lobby showcase is Leslie Wolf’s collection of vintage dolls dressed in period costumes from February 1 – 13 and in evening gowns from February 15 to 29.

In the Gallery, the work of Buzz Stewart and Jay Moseley is again on display.

The library will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. It will reopen on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m.

 

February 2, 2016

Vi Lovejoy

 

 

Meet the Author Event: Bonnie Olin Reads, Signs “The Owyhee River Journals”

Owyhee RiverJoin us for a “Meet the Author” event on Saturday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room. Bonnie Olin, author of The Owyhee River Journals, will be sharing a presentation on the river and its surrounding canyonlands, which runs through Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Along with a brief history of this unique area, featuring photos of rarely seen landscapes by Mike Quigley, Bonnie will perform a reading from the book and host a question and answer period. A short video will accompany the reading, and a book signing will follow the event. 

This event is graciously hosted by the Friends of the Chetco Library and is free to the public. We hope to see you there!