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.

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

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.

 

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

 

 

January Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

Chetco Community Public LibraryHappy New Year to our community—and a cold start it is. Linda Mulvany, children’s librarian, announces the program set for January. For the teen Reading & Writing Group, which is for ages 14 – 19, the first meeting of this year was held Monday, January 4, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This group meets the first Monday of each month.

At the January meeting, the group discussed books read in December on pandemics, and shared games and writing. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 1, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Check out our blog at https://chetcoteens.wordpress.com/.

After school crafts programs for children from first through sixth grades, are held on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. On January 12, we will work on Bird Feeders; on January 19, we will make Mobiles; and on January 26, we will make a Folding Book.

For the younger children up to pre-school age, Wednesday morning Storytime programs begin at 10:30 a.m. On January 13, Miss Sallie tells stories; on January 20, there will be Winter Tales; and on January 27, we will have a Story Medley.

Some of the recent new fiction additions to the collection are:
Cross Justice, by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross returns to Starksville, N.C., his hometown, for the first time in 35 years to help a cousin who has been accused of murder.
The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King. Twenty stories, some never before published.
Tom Clancy: Commander In Chief, by Mark Greaney. President Jack Ryan detects a pattern in outbreaks of violence around the world that point to the Russian president, but he must unite the Western allies before he can take action. Clancy died in 2013.
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom. A mystical tale of a guitar genius’s journey through 20th-century music.
Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a fraternity member arrested for beating up a college dean and investigates a murder.
Ashley Bell, by Dean Koontz. A Southern California writer who survived a fatal diagnosis sets out to find a woman she has been told she must save, overcoming many obstacles in the process.

In January and February, the library Lobby Display Case will feature a wide variety of doll outfits specially made for vintage Madame Alexander dolls. All garment patterns were drafted and sewn by Leslie Wolf of Brookings to fit 17″ to 18″ Madame Alexander dolls made between 1949 and 1955.

The exhibit will change every two weeks during January and February. Sportswear will be featured from January 6 – 16; ethnic costumes from January 18 – 30; period costumes from February 1 – 12; and evening gowns from February 15 – 29.

The Chetco Community Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day, reopening on Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m.

December Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner1.jpgWith the cold mornings we have been experiencing, it looks as though we are getting ready for both winter and the upcoming holidays. First, the Chetco Community Public Library would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with this year’s Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale last month. Thank you too to the community and all those who made purchases. Your support made the sale a big success.

There is a special program coming up on Thursday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Library’s large meeting room. “Wild About Mushrooms,” a program about mushroom identification, will be presented by Kathleen Dickson. Kathleen is an amateur “expert” on many of the mushrooms one can expect to find along the southern Oregon Coast. Dickson got her introduction to the world of edible wild mushrooms through the friendships she forged with local mushroom harvesters, first learning how to identify and pick coastal mushrooms like the chanterelle, black trumpet, and hedgehog, then by immersing herself in the commercial mushroom industry.

Dickson is the co-founder of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club and co-owner with her husband, Rich, of OtterBee’s Farm & Fungi, a Brookings company whose focus is local fruits, vegetables, and wild edible mushrooms. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Chetco Library and everyone is invited to attend this free program.

Linda Mulvany, children’s librarian, tells us that there are a lot of exciting children’s activities this month. This month “Elf on the Shelf” comes back to the library. Every day that mischievous elf will find a new hiding place. Children 11 years and younger who discover where he’s hiding will get a surprise gift.

On Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m. come and visit with Santa as there will be no Storytime this morning.

Join us for a special night of holiday storytelling with surprise guests, songs and refreshments on Friday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. Children are invited to come in their pajamas.

Storytime continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with seasonal themes. For our after-school craft program, there is an exciting line-up of arts and crafts for the month—creating paper bag puppets, tree ornaments, paper trees, presents for friends and family, and fabric designs. Pick up a calendar at the library or check out our website for details. 

We are still looking for donations of Legos for a library Lego Club.  We are also looking for a volunteer to help with arts and crafts on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Please contact Linda Mulvany at the library for more information.

Some new additions to the fiction collection are:

Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a fraternity member arrested for beating up a college dean and investigates a murder.

The Guilty, by David Baldacci. The government hit man Will Robie investigates murder charges against his estranged father in their Mississippi hometown.

All Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. A TV producer investigates a bride’s disappearance for her show Under Suspicion.

The Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans. An aspiring romance writer with a broken heart meets a complicated man at a Christmas writers’ retreat.

Some new additions to our non-fiction collection are:

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar. A history of the war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

The Witches, by Stacy Schiff. An account of the Salem witch trials of 1692.

Lights Out, by Ted Kopel. The journalist warns that we are unprepared for a cyberattack on the nation’s power grids that could paralyze our infrastructure.

On display this month in the lobby display case is a collection of Christmas Nutcrackers owned by Carol Lewis. In the gallery local residents Buzz Stewart and Jay Moseby have a display of their paintings entitled “Water Colors.”

Holiday hours for Christmas are as follows: 

Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; closed on Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day), and Saturday, December 26. 

Thursday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the library will open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be closed New Year’s Day, January 1. The library will open on Saturday, January 2, at 10:00 a.m.

On Monday, January 18, 2016, the Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Vi Lovejoy

 

November Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner1.jpgThis month the Chetco Community Public Library begins offering another digital service. In addition to Library2Go, which allows patrons to download ebooks and audiobooks, and Zinio, which allows patrons to download magazines, patrons can now access Hoopla. With Hoopla you can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. You may register at hoopladigital.com or through the link on the library’s website, chetcolibrary.org.

The annual Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale will begin on Thursday, November 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hours on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14, are also from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, November 15, the sale will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the remaining books available for $2.00 per bag. Please stop in for some good book finds while you are out during the Community Holiday Bazaar held each year in November.

Linda Mulvany, children’s librarian, announces that in November because of the book sale there will be no children’s Story Time until Wednesday, November 25, with the subject, “Feasts,” at 10:30 a.m. The same holds true for the Tuesday Afterschool crafts program. On Tuesday, November 24, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., the children will be “Making Turkeys”.

We have a new teen book group that will be meeting the first Monday of the month to read and write. There will be an organizational meeting with games and food on November 9 from 4:00-5:00.

The December Book Discussion Group meeting will be December 7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The book chosen for November is Gone Girlby Gillian Flynn.

On November 21 the library will be participating in International Games Day. From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We will be hosting video games, board games, card games and more. If you would like to bring your favorite game and host a table please contact Linda. More information to come.

The library would like to start a monthly Lego club. Anybody have any old boxes of Legos hanging out in the basement? Bring them by the library and they will be put to good use.

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

Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham. The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a “lone” gunman who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.

See Me, by Nicholas Sparks. Two lovers are threatened by secrets from the past.

The Survivor, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills. The counter terrorism operative Mitch Rapp must control the damage from a leak of C.I.A. documents. Mills finished the book for Flynn, who died in 2013.

Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith.  In the third novel about the private investigative team of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, the pair pursue a psychotic stalker; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

The Lake House, by Kate Morton. A London detective investigating a missing-persons case becomes curious about an unsolved 1933 kidnapping in Cornwall.

Additions to the non-fiction section include:

Killing Reagan, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.

The Last of the President’s Men, by Bob Woodward. More revelations from the Nixon White House, based on documents supplied by Alexander Butterfield, the aide who disclosed Nixon’s taping system.

A Common Struggle, by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried. The former Rhode Island representative, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy, describes his troubles with bipolar disorder and addiction and his subsequent advocacy for mental health care and research.

Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson.  The humorous treatment of the author’s life with depression and anxiety disorder.

A number of gardening books written for younger children have been added to the children’s collection.  If you have young people becoming interested in gardening, you may wish to check out some of these new titles:

Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids, by April Pulley Sayre.

Gardening Lab For Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play and Enjoy Your Garden, by Renata Fossen Brown.

Square Foot Gardening With Kids, by Mel Bartholomew.

Kids’ Container Gardening, by Cindy Krezel.

Garden To Table: a Kid’s Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food, by Katherine Hengel.

There will be no art display in the large meeting room this month due to the Book Sale. In the Lobby Display Case, Stuart Watkins of Brookings has an educational display entitled, “Magnetic Recording Heads for Hard Disk Drives.” Stuart was employed as a Test Engineer in this field until his retirement.

November closures of the Library will be on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Thanksgiving closures will be on Wednesday, November 25, open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. only, and closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The library will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 28, 2015.