Library News

July 2019 Newsletter

By Julie Retherford, Library Director

It’s Summer Reading Time!

Don’t forget that it’s Summer Reading Time! Did you know our Summer Reading program is for all ages?  Kids can read to earn prizes, but so can teens and adults.  Adults, come in and get a Summer Reading Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. Complete the sheet to be entered into a grand prize drawing.  You can also turn in Book Reviews to be entered into weekly prize drawings.  And bring your kids by daily to search the kids’ section for an astronaut (we’ll move it each day)—let a library employee know they’ve found it and they can pick a prize from the treasure chest.  They can also log their reading for weekly prizes and to be entered to win the grand prize.   

For recommended reading and movie lists, printable reading logs, event descriptions, and FAQs, please visit our Summer Reading webpage at chetcolibrary.org/SRP. Summer Reading runs from Monday, July 1, through Saturday, August 17.

July Events

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our events page, chetcolibrary.org/events.***

Youth:

Story Time (Pre-K), Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Tiempo de Cuentos (Spanish Story Time, Pre-K), Tuesdays July 16 through August 8, 10:30 a.m.

Legos 4 Little Ones (Ages 0-6), Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Note: There will be no Legos on Friday, July 12)

STEAM (Ages 7+), Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

TechKnow (Ages 10+), Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Dance Party with Miss Linda, Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Family:

Movie Night, Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. July’s theme is “Superheroes.” Full schedule available on our Events Page.

“Dig Your Library” gardening program, Friday July 12, 19, and 26 at 3:30 p.m.

July 6, 3 – 5 p.m.: Resin Galaxies Craft

July 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Raising Chickens, Goats, and More, a Curry County Master Gardener’s Class

July 13, 3 – 5 p.m.: Summer Poetry Slam. It’s time for our Summer Poetry Slam! Poetry-lovers of all ages are invited to our large meeting room to celebrate the written and spoken word.

Poets may recite original poems, or may share a poem by their favorite poet. Sign ups begin at the door a half hour before the event. Anyone who performs will be entered to win a door prize!

July 19, 6:30 p.m.: Movie Pre-Release Screening, “Samurai in the Oregon Sky,” a film by Ilana Sol.

July 20, 3 – 5 p.m.: Acrylic Paint Pour Craft

July 27, 3 – 5 p.m.: DIY Spa Craft

Displays

The Large Meeting Room will feature art by Christina Olsen, Dale Wells, and Horst Wolf with the theme of “Whimsy.”  The lobby display will feature items from the Festival of Art in Stout Park.

June 2019 Newsletter

By Julie Retherford

The library staff and board want to acknowledge the passing of beloved longtime library supporter and Board member Vi Lovejoy.  As with former director Susana Fernandez, you can see Vi’s name and impact here daily—building and vendor contracts, board decisions, fundraising efforts, the plaque in our library lobby, and more.  Even though I didn’t know Vi, I appreciate all the work she did for this library, and we all express our sympathy for her family.

It’s Summer Reading Time! To launch this year’s summer reading “A Universe of Stories” program, we are having a big Kick-Off BBQ and Touch-a-Truck Party on June 29 from 1 – 3 p.m.!  Join us outside in the overflow lot for free food, games, prizes, fire trucks, coast guard boats, and more.  Entry is free, and we’ll help you get signed up for our summer reading program. We’ll have reading goals and prizes for kids and adults throughout the summer.  

June Events

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website, www.chetcolibrary.org.***

Youth:

Story Time (Pre-K), Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Legos 4 Little Ones (Ages 0-6), Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

STEAM (Ages 7+), Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

TechKnow (Ages 10+), Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (NO TechKnow on June 5.)

Family:

Touch-a-Truck and BBQ on Saturday, June 29 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Saturday Night Movie Series, Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. To find out the movie titles we’re showing, check out our website events calendar or call us to request the schedule.

Movie Night (PG-13), Friday June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

“Dig into Your Library” gardening program, Friday June 7 and June 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Adult:

June 1, 2:30 p.m., Local Author Event with Georgia Cockerham

June 4, 2 p.m., Pompeiian Wall Art with Leslie Wolf

June 8, 3 p.m., Hand Loom Weaving demonstration with Jane Opiat

June 14, 9 a.m., Library Board Meeting with Executive Session

Displays: This month’s book display is “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The covers of our recommended reads have been replaced with the first line of the book. Like the preview? Then check out the book! The Large Meeting Room will feature art by Christina Olsen, Dale Wells, and Horst Wolf with the theme of “Whimsy.”  The lobby display will be all about the Kite Festival.

May 2019 Newsletter

By Julie Retherford

May is a busy time of the year here at the library, and we have lots for you and your family to enjoy.  Join us on May 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the library parking lot for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce.  This event is a celebration of the official naming of the Brookings-Harbor Azalea Festival and Parade as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the State of Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department.  Please bring a non-perishable can of food to benefit the Brookings-Harbor Food Bank. 

It’s also time for the Friends of the Library’s book sale! Join us in the Large Meeting Room May 23-25 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and May 26 noon—3 p.m. The Friends of the Library are excited to announce that they are bringing back annual Friends of the Library memberships! Memberships are just $5 per year and can be purchased at the book sale. A membership will get you one hour early access for the first day of book sales, a one-time late fine forgiveness of up to $5, one free book at the Friends of the Library Book Store in the Library Annex, and entry into a door prize drawing.  That’s a lot of value for $5 per year!

Please make a note that the library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 for Azalea Festival Saturday and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  We will also be closing early at 4 p.m. on Friday May 17 for a Staff Recognition Event.

Adult Events

May Movie Night, Friday May 10, 5 p.m.: May’s Movie Night theme is “Girl Power”, and this film is a biopic based on the powerful and inspiring true story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This film is rated PG-13.

Board Meeting, Friday May 10, 9 – 11 a.m.: Our regular monthly board meeting is on the 2nd Friday of every month at 9am in the Library Annex.

Nothin’ but the Blues with Russ Oelheim, Thursday 5/16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.:  Local singer/musician/folklorist brings his unique blend of American music and history to the library.

Recurring Youth and Teen Events

Dig Your Library, Fridays May 10 – June 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m.: We have a blossoming relationship with the Curry County Master Gardeners. Dig Your Library is a new gardening series for young adults at the Library Annex. All ages and experience levels welcome. You’ll be planting, harvesting, watering, and weeding.  For more info contact Julia Bott at 650.520.5673 or Google “Curry County Dig Your Library.”

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: May 7and 14 only. 

Story Time. Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

TechKnow. Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.: No STEAM May 30.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: May 3 and 10 only.

 ***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website, www.chetcolibrary.org.***

Displays

This month’s book display is “May in Memoriam: A Selection of Staff-Recommended Memoirs and Biopics.” Inside the library we have a model of the Capella by the Sea on loan. The Large Meeting Room and Lobby Display case will have new pieces as well.  We hope you stop by and check us out during the Second Saturday Art Walk. 

An Important Announcement For Our Hoopla Users

Dear Chetco Library Patrons,

As you may already be aware, hoopla—one of our digital media services—is a huge success. Patrons and staff alike enjoy the attractive, easy-to-use interface, along with the wide variety of books, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television available anytime and anywhere. Interest in the service has increased tremendously over the last year, with more and more patrons signing up every month.

However, it has come to our attention that because of increased demand, our annual funding for hoopla is depleting quicker than we anticipated.

Therefore, beginning immediately, the Chetco Community Public Library will be decreasing the number of monthly allotted borrows from 10 to 5 per patron.

This reduction is only temporary. The number of monthly allotted checkouts will increase to 10 per patron on July 1, when our 2019/2020 fiscal year begins.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your continuing support,

The Chetco Community Public Library Staff

Board Meeting

The Chetco Community Public Library District will have its regular monthly board meeting on Friday, April 12 at 9am in the Library Annex, located at 402 Alder St., Brookings. The meeting will include an Executive Session and Resolution 18-19-02 Amending the 2018-2019 Budget.

April 12, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

Newsletter March 2019

By Julie Retherford

Calling all volunteers!

Have you been looking for a way to connect with your community and get involved? We may have an opportunity for you. Our Friends of the Library group is looking for people who may be interested in being on the Friends of the Library board. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to provide support to fund and our library.  As a board member, you’d help coordinate activities, attend quarterly board meetings, and help with the well-established and profitable semiannual book sales. If you are interested or want to learn more, stop by the library and ask for me (Julie) or email me at julie@chetcolibrary.org. Or you can reach out to one of our current board members—Tony Parrish, Sylvia Kennett, or Marilyn Hart. 

Adult Events

Poetry Slam, March 9, 3pm. Come celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word at our Spring Community Poetry Slam! Performers may bring their own poetry or recite a poem by their favorite poet. Sign up to perform at the door. Enter to win poetry-themed door prizes!

When Timber was King: The Rise & Decline of Southern Oregon’s Wood Products Industry, March 30, 4pm. Archaeologist and historian Jeff LaLande will explore what was once Southern Oregon’s greatest job creator: the timber industry. Dr. LaLande, a retired professor at Southern Oregon University and a contributor to the Oregon Encyclopedia, will discuss why logging holds such an important place in our history, why it has declined, and what its future may be.

Youth Events

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:30pm. Play and Learn is an organized play group for children ages 0-5 and the people who take care of them. Children and their caregivers play together, and the facilitator will help caregivers learn more about how playing at home together will help your child grow and learn. Play and Learn is sponsored by Southwestern Community College.

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am.  Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Our after-school STEAM program meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school. Note: There will be no STEAM program on Thursday, March 14.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website, chetcolibrary.org.***

Display

In the lobby display case, the Quilter’s Group will be displaying a selection of homemade items.

In the Large Meeting Room, there will be a display of paintings by a Gold Beach artist Magda Druzdzel, Alexandra Eyer and Paul Renner. 

The circulation display for March will have a selection of books by and about women to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Newsletter February 2019

By Julie Retherford

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Congratulations to Kat Temple!

We are pleased to announce that Katlyn (Kat) Temple has been promoted to Assistant Director of the library. Since 2014, Kat has been working primarily in the cataloging department, but she has taken on many varied responsibilities, particularly over the past year. She recently earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University and has a broad range of experience that will help her succeed. Kat will be overseeing the clerks, customer service, and all of the collection, among other things. We are lucky to have her and excited to see what she will bring to this brand new position.

Adult Events

Presentation: Our Climate Crisis, Feb 12, 5pm. Dr. Alan Journet, co-founder and co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will give a presentation entitled “Our Climate Crisis: The Urgency Grows” in the large meeting room. SOCAN co-facilitator Dr. Kathy Conway will also give a brief summary of who SOCAN is, and what it does.

Workshop: Free Naloxone Training, Feb 14, 9am-12pm. Stop by for a drop-in naloxone training event by AdvancedHealth in our large meeting room. Everyone who attends will receive free training to administer naloxone, a medication that helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Class: Identity Theft Protection, Feb 21, 5:30-6:30pm. Join the Financial Education team at Rogue Federal Credit Union for a free class to learn about common identity theft scams and how to avoid them. Registration is required to participate. To register, please visit www.roguecu.org/learn/available-classes.https://www.roguecu.org/learn/available-classes

Youth Events

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:30pm. Play and Learn is a NEW organized play group for children ages 0-5 and the people who take care of them. Children and their caregivers play together, and the facilitator will help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play, and what you can do at home to help them grow and learn. Play and Learn is sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am.  Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Our after-school STEAM group meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

On Display

Circulation Display: This month, our book display theme is “Bittersweet: Sink Your Teeth Into a Tragic Love Story!” You don’t have to love Valentine’s Day to love these romances gone awry!

Large Meeting Room: A collection of paintings by Sara Broderick, Pete Chasar, and Dave Howell.

Lobby Display Case: A display of musical instruments from the personal collection of Russ Oelheim.

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our events calendar, chetcolibrary.org/events.***

Newsletter January 2019

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Happy New Year from the Chetco Library! We hope everyone in the community had a relaxing and joyful holiday season, and are just as excited for 2019 as we are!

Children’s Activities

Story Time. Wednesdays, 10:30am, Large Meeting Room. Infants through Pre-K and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda for weekly stories, songs, and simple crafts.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30pm, Large Meeting Room. This afterschool program for late elementary and middle schoolers has weekly technology-focused games and activities.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30pm, Large Meeting Room. In this afterschool program, elementary and middle schoolers learn teamwork and work on weekly projects with a theme of science, technology, engineering, art, or math.

LEGOs 4 Little Ones. Fridays, 10:00am, Large Meeting Room. Infants through Pre-K and their caregivers have free reign of our oversized LEGO brick collection! Refreshments are provided.

January Programs

Why Do-It-Yourself? A Community Conversation. Wednesday, January 9, 6:00pm, Large Meeting Room. Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? Join a free community conversation that investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before.

This is the focus of “Why DIY? Self-Sufficiency and American Life,” a free conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright. Jennifer Burns Bright is a food educator and travel writer based in Astoria, Oregon. She moved to the coast after many years teaching literature at the University of Oregon, where she researched modernism and desire, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught, interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification from OSU Extension. When she’s not out gathering seaweed or fermenting fruit, she might be found interviewing young farmers, old pirates, and mad scientists.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Pier Ricco at 541-469-7738 or pier@chetcolibrary.org. This program is hosted by the Chetco Community Public Library and Friends of the Chetco Library and is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

On Display

Circulation Display: “New Beginnings.” Start 2019 with something new! Every book on display this month is the first in a series.

Lobby Display: A collection of wood-turned bowls and assorted wood carvings.

Large Meeting Room: A collection of paintings by Sara Broderick, Pete Chasar, and Dave Howell.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Newsletter December 2018

Chetco Community Public Library LogoBy Julie Retherford

Thank you to the Friends of the Library!

We want to thank the Friends of the Library and our community for another successful book sale.  Our Friends of the Library board chair, Tony Parrish, and all of the Book Sale volunteers worked so hard to put the sale together. They raised nearly $5,000 for the library.  We are grateful for the work they do because it helps us do the work we do! The Friends of the Library are looking for people to volunteer for the book store, future book sales, and possible other leadership roles in the future. If you think you may be interested in getting involved, stop by the library and talk to Julie and she’ll put you in touch with the right person.

Holiday Contest: Unwrap a Great Read is Back!

Looking for a reason to refresh your reading list? Need a new author in your life? Enter our Unwrap a Great Read contest this holiday season! During the month of December, a collection of wrapped books for adults and children will be on display by the front desk. Each book will have a tag with clues about the book’s subject or plot—but you won’t know what you’re getting until you unwrap the book at checkout! You may be rewarded if you decide to Unwrap a Great Read—any patron who checks a book out from this display will have their name entered in a drawing to win a new Echo Dot Smart Speaker!  The second-place winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and the third-place winner will receive a $25 Fred Meyer Gift Card. Winners will be drawn and contacted at 4:30pm on Friday December 21. One entry is allowed per person per day.

Help us learn about you!

As we look forward to next year and beyond, we want to hear from you! Over the next few weeks, we are asking the community to answer a series of simple questions for us.  If you stop by the library, please take the time to jot down your answer and stick it up on the glass by the circulation desk where the questions are posted.  We will use your answers as we look to how best serve our community.  Your answers do not have to relate to the library—just answer honestly. If you don’t come to the library, we would still love to hear from you!  You can email Julie at julie@chetcolibrary.org with answers to the following three questions: What do you value most about our community? What one thing would make your life easier? What one thing do you wish you knew how to do? 

Family Events

Miss Linda is holding a Youth Volunteer Round-Up Day on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 1pm. Both kids and adults are encouraged to apply. Come in and fill out an application, and she’ll be doing on-the-spot interviews. 

Library Holiday Party with Santa!, December 21st, 5:30-7:30pm.  We are getting together to enjoy the spirit of friends and family, and we’d like to share it with you.  Santa will be here! We will have storytelling, games for kids, refreshments, an ugly sweater contest, and prizes. 

Youth Events

Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Play and Learn is a NEW organized play group for children ages 0-5 and the people who take care of them. Children and their caregivers play together, and the facilitator will help caregivers learn more about child development, how children learn through play, and what you can do at home to help them grow and learn. Play and Learn is sponsored by Southwestern Community College.

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. (NO Story Time on 12/5 or 12/26.) Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room. Santa will be visiting our December 19th Storytime!  

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. (NO Tech Know on 12/26.) In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. (NO STEAM on 12/27.) Our after-school STEAM program meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school.

Legos 4 Little Ones, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

Adult Events

Poetry Slam. Saturday, December 8th, 3pm. Come celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word at our Winter Community Poetry Slam! Performers may bring their own poetry or recite a poem by their favorite poet. Sign up to perform at the door. Enter to win poetry-themed door prizes!

***All library events are FREE and open to the public! If you have any questions please contact us at (541) 469-7738 or visit our website, chetcolibrary.org.***