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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

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Kaleidoscope 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. Kaleidoscope 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.***

 

We’re Hiring! [Application Deadline: December 17]

Assistant Director

The Chetco Community Public Library is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director. Master’s in Library Science or equivalent and 3 years library experience required.  This is a salaried, exempt position. $45,760/year ($3,813.33/month), plus excellent insurance, participation in Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 3 weeks of vacation leave annually, and generous sick & personal leave. The library is closed on Sundays and most holidays.

The full job description is attached.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to julie@chetcolibrary.orgReferences will not be contacted unless you are a finalist for the position.

Job Description: Assistant Director

Application Deadline: Monday, December 17

Newsletter November 2018

Chetco Community Public Library LogoBy Julie Retherford, Director

It’s BOOKSALE TIME!

This month is the Friends of the Chetco Library’s bi-annual book sale in the large meeting room of the library! The library is so thankful to our Friends group for the hard work they put into raising funds for us.  The fundraisers help pay for program supplies, books, and various special projects & needs that come up throughout the year. 

This sale is going to be a big one! We have rooms and closets stuffed to capacity with boxes of books waiting to be brought out and sold.  The sale will take place on the following days:

  • Thursday, November 8: 10am-4pm
  • Friday, November 9: 10am-4pm
  • Saturday, November 10: 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, November 11: Noon-3pm ($2 BAG SALE)

The Friends of the Chetco Library are still looking for volunteers to help work the sale.  If you’d like to volunteer, call or stop by the library and we’ll get you signed up.

Youth Events

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, Tuesday, November 20th, 10:30-11:30am. Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is a NEW organized play group for young children and the people who take care of them. Each group has a facilitator that plans and sets up activities for the children and their caregivers to play together. Facilitators help care givers learn more about child development, how children learn through play, and what caregivers can do at home to help the children in their care grow and learn. Kaleidoscope is sponsored by Southwestern Community College. It will run on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30am, for nine weeks. It’s open to children ages up to five years.

This program is facilitated by Gina McDonald, Head Start Family Education Specialist from Brookings, and Billie Furuichi, staff member for Care Connections Resource & Referral who is bilingual and can do Spanish Story Times!

Storytime. Wednesday, November 21st ONLY, 10:30-11:30am. It’s that time a year when we get to spend extra time with our families and friends and the library’s annual book sale. Because of this, Story Time will only be on Wednesday, November 21st at 10:30am.

Legos 4 Little Ones. Friday, November 30th ONLY, 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. (Please take note that during the school year Legos 4 Little Ones is 10:30am-12pm, vs 10:30am to 1pm during the summer.)

Adult Events

Wild Mushrooms of Coastal Oregon. Saturday, November 24th, 2-4pm, Large Meeting Room. Local mushroom superfan Kathleen Dickson shares her years of experience in identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms.

Russ Oelheim’s Old Time Guitar and Banjo Blues! Tuesday, November 27th, 6-7:30pm, Large Meeting Room. Join Brookings musician/singer/folklorist Russ Oelheim for a family-friendly evening of music and stories from a bygone era. Come celebrate a uniquely American art form!

Wild and Scenic River: An American Legacy. Wednesday, November 28th, 5-6:30pm, Large Meeting Room. Join southern Oregon’s own Tim Palmer for a slide show based on his newest book, Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy. An award-winning author and photography whose work has been praised by President Jimmy Carter, Tim is a tireless Advocate for the rivers that are such an essential part of the land we call home.

***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 online events calendar at chetcolibrary.org/events.***

On Display

In the lobby display case, Allene Fewell will be displaying a selection of homemade greeting cards.

In the Large Meeting Room, there will be a display of paintings by a variety of artists.

Holiday Closures

The library will observe the following holiday closures this month:

  • Monday, November 12: Closed for Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23: Closed for Thanksgiving

Newsletter October 2018

Chetco Community Public Library LogoBy Julie Retherford, Library Director

Thank you to our amazing library staff!

You may not know that one of our employees has been writing this newsletter for the last several months.  She has done a fantastic job! But now that I’ve been here a little while and have gotten my feet under me, I figure it’s time for me to take this extra work off of her plate.  Thanks to Kat for stepping up and taking care of this (and many other things!) during the last several months.  As a matter of fact, I have been so fortunate to step into a library with such a great staff—Phil, Linda, Kat, Patti, Pier, Carla, Alice, & Frank have been so helpful and patient with me as I learn all about this library and the community we serve.  And we also have two new employees—Erik & Avi.  If you haven’t been over to meet them yet, please stop by. Ask them something tricky and test them… I think they are up for the challenge. 😉  Not every town is lucky enough to get a library full of great workers, and I am so happy to be here working along with them.

Family Events

Spooky Story Night. October 26th, 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for loads of spooky fun! Not too scary for the little ones, but not too childish for the older ones. We’ll have games & activities (like bobbing for donuts!), guest storytellers sharing spooky stories & poems, and a costume contest.

Mark your November calendars… the biannual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be November 8-10th from 10am-4pm, with our special $2 bag sale on November 11th from 12-3pm. Every spare storage space is stuffed to the brim with books, so it’s going to be a good one.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Beginning October 8th you can bring in your decorated pumpkin to be placed on display and entered to win a prize drawing. The drawing will be on October 31st.

It’s time for our annual Candy Corn Counting Contest. Stop by and see if you can guess exactly how many Candy Corn pieces are in the jar.

Youth Events

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. Join us for a special event during our October 18th & 25th STEAM events, where we’ll be making costumes. Come join the fun! All materials provided.

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. (Please take note that during the school year Legos 4 Little Ones is 10:30am-12pm, vs 10:30am to 1pm during the summer.)

Adult Events

Meet the Author. October 6th, 2pm, Large Meeting Room.  Meet local resident and author Shirley Hyatt.  She is the author of the recently released story collection Twenty Tales with a Twist. Shirley says this is the perfect book to be kept next to your armchair or tucked into your travel bag to keep you entertained on a train or a plan.

Climate Change Coming Home with Bill Bradbury. October 10th, 6-8pm, Large Meeting Room. Bandon resident and former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury will discuss how climate change is affecting Oregon and the Northwest today, as well as what the future may bring.

Master Gardeners: Getting Ready to Plant. October 13th, 10:30am-12pm, Large Meeting Room. Scott will present on landscaping basics and ideas for the fall.  He will talk about possible plant choices and considerations for success in your landscaping.  If you bring your yard layout drawn on some clear plastic, we can look at the specifics of your situation as we project your image on an overhead projector.

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

Display

In the lobby display case, the Wild River Mushroom Club will be showcasing some mushroom hunting books, field guides, posters, and other items.

In the Large Meeting Room, there will be a display titled “Local Color and Black and White,” featuring the artwork of Rachel Gates, Kathy Huxley, Eva Marie Klass, and Richard Leathers.

The circulation display for October will have a selection of horror movies and books with the theme “All Caught Up On Stephen King?”

Newsletter September 2018

September is Library Card Signup Month

Round out your back-to-school list with the most valuable school supply of all—a library card! September marks the beginning of another school year, and is also National Library Card Signup Month. Having a public library card can greatly expand a child’s access to educational resources outside the classroom. In addition to homework help, WiFi access, and computer workstations, our library network provides access to than 490,000 books, movies, magazines, and more. Please stop in this month and let us know how we can help your student succeed.

After-School Programming Available

In addition to our programs for preschoolers, we have two after-school programs for elementary and middle school students on our calendar this year:

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.

Legos 4 Little Ones. Fridays, 10:30am-1:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

Adult Programming

Brookings Discussion Café: Homelessness in Brookings. Wednesday, September 5, 6:00-8:00pm. Join host Boyd Allen and discussion panel members Bernie Lindley, Georgia Nowlin, and Beth Barker-Hidalgo for a discussion panel on the issue of homelessness in our local area. A question-and-answer session will follow. This program is presented in partnership with KCIW and the Curry Coastal Pilot, and will be recorded for future broadcast on KCIW.

Community Gardening Lecture. Saturday, September 8, 10:30-Noon. Master Gardener Debianne Harpole will share a presentation titled “The Healing Power of Fruits and Vegetables.” Debianne will discuss the twelve body systems and provide information about how to prepare natural foods to maximize health benefits.

Fall Poetry Slam. Saturday, September 8, 3:00-5:00pm. Join us in the large meeting room for our Fall Poetry Slam! This event is scheduled as part of September’s Art Walk, and poets and poetry lovers of all ages are invited. If you sign up to read or recite a poem in our large meeting room, you will be entered to win a door prize.

Space Camp: A Presentation by Marilyn Hart, PhD. Wednesday, September 26, 3:30-5:00pm. Learn about the history and the holdings of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Students are invited to attend to learn more about Space Camp and about the eight astronauts and two cosmonauts who graduated from there. Aeronautics and astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are welcome.

All library programs are free to the public. To learn more about programs, events, and displays at the library, please call us at 541-469-7738, visit the library at 405 Alder Street in Brookings, or learn more on our website, chetcolibrary.org.

On Display

At the circulation desk, we currently have a display titled “Coming of Age.” From September 23-29, we will feature a display in recognition of Banned Books Week.

For the month of September, the large meeting room will feature a collection of art by Pete Chasar, Tom Farmer, John Gehl, and Jay Mosby titled “A Variety Show.”

The lobby display case will feature a historical display by the Girl Scouts of America.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.

Newsletter August 2018

Chetco Community Public LibrarySummer Reading Is Heating Up!

There are now three weeks left in our Summer Reading Program, which means there are three chances left to enter our Summer Reading Bingo contest! The last day to turn in a Bingo Card is August 18, and we will hold our prize drawings on August 20. If you want to participate in Summer Reading Bingo, you can pick up a bingo card at the front desk or download one from our online Summer Reading Portal, chetcolibrary.org/SRP.

The rules are simple: read great books that fit the descriptions on your bingo card. Turn in a single line bingo to enter our small prize drawing, which includes gift certificates to local bookstores, tickets to local performing arts events, local art pieces and gift baskets. If you turn in a blackout (all squares filled in), you’ll be entered in our grand prize drawing for a new Kindle Fire. Anyone ages 16 and up can participate, and you can turn in one card per week.

For kids, our traditional Summer Reading program also runs through August 18. Kids of all ages are invited to turn in weekly reading logs in exchange for prizes from our Summer Reading Treasure Chest.

For full Summer Reading Program details, printable Bingo cards and reading logs, and recommended summer reading lists, please visit our online Summer Reading Portal, chetcolibrary.org/SRP.

Special Workshop Series: Gardening Basics for Kids

The Chetco Library is partnering with the Curry County Master Gardeners to present “Gardening Basics for Kids,” a special series of gardening workshops for children. These free, hands-on workshops feature fun activities designed to excite youth about gardening. Classes will take place each Tuesday in August at the Library Annex, 402 Alder Street, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Gardening Basics for Kids will cover the following topics:

  • August 7: Weeding and Planting
  • August 14: Soil Health
  • August 21: Watering
  • August 28: Plant Identification

Kids 7 and older are invited to participate; please note that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required, and children may attend any number of workshops that interest them. For more information, contact Curry County Master Gardeners office in Gold Beach at 541-247-6672 or Julia Bott, Master Gardener/event coordinator in Brookings at 650-520-5673.

August’s Weekly Youth Programs:

Story Time (Toddlers and PreK): Wednesdays, 10:30—11:30am

Robotics (Ages 9 and Up): Wednesdays, 3:00—5:00pm

S.T.E.A.M. Activities (Ages 7-13): Thursdays, 3:30—5:30pm

Legos 4 Little Ones (Ages 2-6): Fridays, 11:00am—Noon

Adult Programming

Wednesday, August 1—Kelp Crafting with Sherryl Griffin. August will kick off with a special beach-themed crafting class, hosted by local artist Sherryl Griffin. Learn how to make a variety of crafts from bull kelp and other beachcombing finds. This workshop will take place in the large meeting room on Wednesday, August 1, from 6:00—7:30pm.

Thursday, August 16—We Need to Talk: Family Conversations With Older Drivers. Talking to older family members about driving safety concerns can be a sensitive conversation. This presentation, packed with facts gathered by leading insurance companies, offers tips and guidance for starting productive and positive conversations with older loved ones. This program will take place in the large meeting room on Thursday, August 16, from 6:00—8:00pm.

On Display

At the circulation desk, we are continuing our display of Summer Reading Bingo recommendations through August 18. You can also pick up a Reading Bingo Card from this display area.

For the months of August and September, the large meeting room will feature a collection of art by Pete Chasar, Tom Farmer, John Gehl, and Jay Mosby titled “A Variety Show.”

The lobby display case will feature a variety of antique Asian art pieces from the personal collection of local resident Janet Seikel.

All library programs are free to the public. To learn more about programs, events, and displays at the library, please call us at 541-469-7738, visit the library at 405 Alder Street in Brookings, or learn more on our events page, chetcolibrary.org/events.

Newsletter July 2018

Chetco Community Public LibrarySummer Reading Program: Activities Continue through August 17

Summer Reading 2018 has officially started, but it’s not too late to get in on the fun! Summer Reading runs from June 25 through August 17, and there are activities for adults as well as children this year. For adults, check out our Summer Reading Bingo Contest! Anyone sixteen or older may pick up a Summer Reading Bingo card from the library’s front desk or print a card from our online Summer Reading Portal, chetcolibrary.org/SRP. Read or listen to books, magazines, or other reading materials that match the categories on the bingo squares. You can turn in one bingo card per person, per week. Turning in a card with a bingo earns an entry in our small-prize drawing, which includes gift certificates, tickets to local theater performances, and local art pieces. If you complete a blackout (all squares filled in), you can enter a drawing for our grand prize—a new Kindle Fire! Full details and rules for Reading Bingo are listed on the back of the Reading Bingo cards, or can be found online at chetcolibrary.org/SRP.

For children, we have daily Summer Reading activities for children ages 0-15, as well as our annual summer reading log prizes. For full details on this year’s Summer Reading Program for children, please pick up a brochure in our Children’s Department or contact Miss Linda.

New Youth Programs Launched

Miss Linda launched new regular programs for children and teens in the final week of June. These programs are separate from Summer Reading and will be available year-round. Here’s what’s new in the Children’s Department:

Morning Maker Space. Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00am—12:00pm. Miss Linda has put together a brand-new Maker Space Cart loaded with materials that encourage experimentation and creative play. Morning Maker Space is open to children of all ages.

Teen Robotics. Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm. Teens are invited to come learn the fundamentals of robotics from knowledgeable volunteers and build their own unique creations. This group is open to tweens and teens ages 9-18.

Legos 4 Little Ones. Fridays, 10:30am—12:00pm. With creation tables and a bunch of standard and oversized Lego blocks, this morning activity is perfect for engaging children ages 0-8.

Creation Station Saturdays. Saturdays, 3:30—5:00pm. This program combines our Lego Blocks and Maker Space Cart. Young people of all ages are invited to come build, create, and try new craft techniques.

In addition to these new programs, our Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers continues every Wednesday morning at 10:30am. July’s Story Time theme is “Celebrations of our World.”

We are also continuing our Thursday afternoon STEAM activities. Every Thursday at 3:30pm, kids in elementary and middle school can come build fun projects and explore concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Adult Programming and Events

Songs and Stories with Russ Oelheim. Thursday, July 12, 6:30pm—8:00pm. Join guitarist, banjo player, and storyteller Russ Oelheim for a musical adventure the whole family will enjoy! Russ is a beloved local artist who specializes in Blues and American folklore. This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Chetco Library and will take place in the large meeting room.

Library Director Community Reception. Saturday, July 14, 3:00—5:00pm. The community is invited to a welcome reception for the Chetco Community Public Library’s new Director, Julie Retherford. Ms. Retherford joins the Chetco Community Public Library after years of service for the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library in Ohio. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Communications from Ohio University and a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky.

This event takes place in the library’s large meeting room. Ms. Retherford will be available to greet and get acquainted with members of the community. Refreshments will be served. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Retherford to the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast.

Community Discussion: The Opioid Crisis in Curry County. Wednesday, July 25, 6:00–8:00pm. The abuse of opioid pain medications is one of the greatest health risks facing Curry County residents. Join PDO Prevention Specialist Kate Frame in the library’s large meeting room to find out what the opioid crisis looks like in Curry County, how people are currently working to solve the problem, and ways that any community member can be a part of the solution. 

All library programs are free to the public. If you have a question about any of programs or events at the library, please call us at 541-469-7738, visit us at 405 Alder Street in Brookings, or find more information online on the library’s Facebook page or at chetcolibrary.org/events.

On Display

In the large meeting room, a display of photographs by various artists titled “Images of Brookings” will continue through the month of July.

In the lobby display case, the Festival of Art will feature a display of artwork and handicrafts from various artists and vendors as a preview of the upcoming festival.

At the circulation desk, the library continues its display of Summer Reading Recommendations. Stop by the display to pick up a Bingo Card and find a recommendation to help complete your summer reading list.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone in the community a safe and happy holiday!

 

Newsletter June 2018

Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!Summer Reading Program 2018 Now Includes Reading Contests for Adults, Older Teens

June has finally arrived, and we are excited to announce that we are expanding our Summer Reading Program (SRP) activities this year! This year’s nationwide Summer Reading theme is “Libraries Rock,” and the majority of our summer programming will center around music and the arts.

For kids, the special star of SRP will be Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat is the purrrfectly rocking creation of artist and children’s author James Dean. Keep an eye out for groovy storytime themes, educational scavenger hunts, rewards for time spent reading or being read to by a caregiver, and much more in the weeks ahead. There are activities for kids of all ages. There will be a special sign-up day for children ages 0-15 on Saturday, June 23, from 3:00—5:30pm. Miss Linda will be on available to hand out a special sign-up packet that includes a Pete The Cat book bag, reading log, bingo card, book mark, and special prize. Stop by and pick up our new brochures about programming and get answers any general questions about the Summer Reading Program or youth programming in general. Refreshments will be served.

For adults and teens ages 16 and up, the primary activity of our first-ever SRP for this age group is our Summer Reading Bingo contest. Participants can pick up and turn in up to one bingo card per person, per week. Read or listen to a book or other material, such as a magazine, that fits the description on a reading bingo square to fill it in. One-line bingos earn you an entry in a drawing to win a huge array of prizes, including local art, award-nominated books, tickets to local theater performances, and gift certificates to local businesses. Turn in a bingo card with a blackout (all squares filled in) and you will earn an entry for our grand-prize drawing—a new Kindle Fire tablet. The prize drawings for adults and teens will take place on August 20, so participants have plenty of time to plan their reading lists and work on their bingo cards.

Our official partner for Summer Reading Bingo 2018 is Forecastle Books, and the following community groups and businesses have generously donated prizes for this year’s event:

  1. The Chetco Pelican Players
  2. Pelican Bay Art Association
  3. Soroptimist Brookings

In addition to Reading Bingo, we will also have special music and the arts-themed events throughout the summer, including concerts and poetry slams.

We have created a special page on the library website where you can find full details on the Summer Reading Programs for both kids and adults, browse recommended summer reading lists, download and print extra reading logs and reading bingo cards, and view or print calendars of our special summer activities. You can find our online Summer Reading Portal at chetcolibrary.org/SRP.

Regular Kids Programming

Story Time for Toddlers/Preschoolers. Story time takes place every Wednesday morning at 10:30am with Miss Linda, followed by a simple craft activity. June’s story time theme is “Weather of our World.”

STEAM 1 for Elementary and Middle Schoolers. Join Miss Linda every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 for crafts and projects focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM 1 is recommended for kids and tweens ages 7 and up.

New Youth Programming to Launch at the End of June

Miss Linda is also excited to announce that beginning the week of June 25, the Youth Services department will be launching three brand new programs for young people:

“Makerspace.” Explore everything creative and science minded with our new Maker Space Cart. It’s free-style learning at its best, allowing kids to build, craft and create with the different elements that Miss Linda will have on hand. The Maker Space Cart will be available, in the youth area by Miss Linda’s office, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

“Robotic Fundamentals.” Geared for youth ages twelve and up, this easy-to-learn introductory program will teach teens to use microcontroller kits to discover engineering, computer programming, and software fundamentals. This program will run every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

“Legos for Little Ones.” This creation-centered program will begin on Friday, June 29th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm and will run every Friday from then on. Come join us for all types of Lego fun. This program is designed for children ages two to six.

“Creation Station Saturdays.” We’re going all out on Saturday afternoons by combining our love of Legos with our Maker Space Cart. Stop by and see what Miss Linda has in store for you on this fun, creative afternoon. Running from 3:30 to 5:30p, kids can explore everything on the Maker Space Cart as well as build creative, original thingamajigs with Legos. This program is open to kids of all ages.

Adult Programming

June 8, 6:00-8:00pm. “Frankie C and Tom Poole in concert.” Join critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and local favorite Frank John Colli (“Frankie C”) and multiple GRAMMY®-winning trumpet player Tom Poole for an evening of songs, stories and celebration of the unforgettable music of the 60’s and 70’s. Tom is a legend in the industry and has played with Boz Scaggs, Greg Allman, Bobby Womack, Billy Preston, Etta James, Van Morrison, The Temptations and Ella Fitzgerald.  The concert will be held in the Chetco Library’s large meeting room, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. Admission is free. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chetco Library.

June 16, 3:00-5:00pm. “Community Poetry Slam.” Back by popular demand, the library is teaming up with the volunteers at KCIW to host another Community Poetry Slam! Do you love to write or listen to poetry? Come celebrate the beauty of the written and spoken word at our Summer Community Poetry Slam! Performers may bring their own poetry or recite a poem by their favorite poet. There will be divisions for both youth and adults at this free event. Sign up to perform at the door—performers have a chance to win poetry-themed door prizes!

On Display

Circulation Desk: We will be highlighting our Summer Reading Program this month. Patrons can browse a selection of recommended titles and pick up a list with suggestions to help fill out their Reading Bingo Cards.

Lobby Display Case: This month, the library’s children’s department has a display titled “Our Library World,” which features artwork and projects created by children during the library’s Story Time, After-School Crafts, and STEAM programs.

Large Meeting Room: Artists Jay Mosby, Audi Stanton, Les Cornish, and John Gehl are teaming up to assemble a display of paintings titled “Images of Brookings.”

New On the Shelf: Fiction

The Outsider, by Stephen King. A standard police investigation into the assault and murder of a young boy takes a supernatural turn in the latest tale from the nation’s Master of Horror.

Campaign Widows, by Aimee Agresti. A young woman’s American Dream is hilariously upended when her fiancé hits the road to help with a candidate’s presidential campaign.

Beach House Reunion, by Mary Alice Monroe. The Rutledge family is back for the third installment of Monroe’s heartwarming Beach House series.

New On the Shelf: Nonfiction

Robin, by Dave Itzkoff. Itzkoff’s new biography paints a riveting portrait of the struggles and triumphs of the late comedian Robin Williams.

Frenemies, by Ken Auletta. Auletta explores the digital revolution’s effects on the advertising business.

What the Eyes Don’t See, by Mona Hanna-Attisha. A first-hand account of the water quality crisis that recently ravaged the community of Flint, Michigan.

June 8: Staff Training

The library will open at reduced hours, from noon to 6:00pm, to allow for a staff training session on the morning of June 8.

 

Newsletter May 2018

Chetco Community Public LibraryMay is Azalea Festival season in Brookings, which means it’s nearly time for the Friends of the Chetco Library’s Memorial Day Book Sale! We have thousands of used books to browse through this year, which you can take home for bargain prices. The book sale will take place on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, May 24, 10AM—4PM
  • Friday, May 25, 10AM—4PM
  • Saturday, May 26, 10AM—4PM
  • Sunday, May 27, 12—3PM

Don’t forget, Sunday is $2 bag sale day! Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Chetco Library, which generously supports library programming throughout the year. We hope to see you there!

Adult Programming

“Community Disaster Preparedness: A Discussion.” Thursday, May 3, 6:00PM, large meeting room. Join Curry County Emergency Services Coordinator Jeremy Dumire and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Emergency Manager Kymmie Scott for a discussion on how local residents can prepare for the natural and manmade disasters that could strike our region.

“Working to Save Bees.” Saturday, May 12, 10:30AM, large meeting room. Past president of the Oregon South Coast Beekeepers Association Jim Sorber will discuss issues with pesticides and how to handle bees successfully. The event is part of the 2018 Master Gardener™ lecture series.

Children’s Programming

“Story Time for Toddlers and Preschoolers.” Wednesdays, 10:30AM, large meeting room. Join Miss Linda each week for stories, songs, and simple crafts.

“STEAM 1.” Thursdays, 3:30PM, large meeting room. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each week, kids ages 7 and up are invited to tinker with fun projects and learn STEAM concepts with Miss Linda.

“Rhythm Time.” Most Saturdays, 10:00AM, large meeting room. This high-energy program is geared toward preschoolers, but kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun. Rhythm Time helps kids learn about colors, shapes, patterns and more through music and movement.

On Display

Front Desk Display: This month’s theme is “Locally Made.” Library staff have selected a number of titles written by local authors, as well as local history books. Take home a local book and celebrate our local history and culture leading up to the Azalea Festival at the end of the month!

Lobby Display Case: For the month of May, we have a collection of wooden sculptures by local artist Dan Gray.

Large Meeting Room: A continuation of the “California Dreamin’” display, featuring paintings by Cathy Dean, Pauline Holmes, Kaye Stover, and Stephen Washburn.

New On the Shelf:

Fiction

“The 17th Suspect,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The latest installment in Patterson’s bestselling Women’s Murder Club series.

“Adjustment Day,” by Chuck Palahniuk. The author of Fight Club is back with a new novel about corruption, government conspiracies, and the beginning of World War III.

“Clockwork Dynasty,” by Daniel H. Wilson. When young scientist discovers a centuries-old mechanical doll in the backcountry of Eastern Oregon, she is unwittingly drawn into the middle of a secret centuries-long war.

“Love and Ruin,” by Paula McLain. From the bestselling author of “The Paris Wife” comes a novel about Ernest Hemingway and his tumultuous marriage with reporter Martha Gellhorn.

“The Princess Bride: Deluxe Illustrated Edition,” edited by William Goldman. Fans of the book and movie alike can enjoy this classic tale, which includes color maps and newly-imagined character sketches.

Nonfiction

“Atlas of a Lost World,” by Craig Childs. Childs explores the latest theories about how North America came to be populated by Paleolithic peoples.

“No Higher Loyalty,” by James Comey. An account of Comey’s two-decade career in law and law enforcement.

“Bellevue,” by David Oshinsky. A history of the nation’s oldest public hospital.

Video

“The Greatest Showman.” Hugh Jackman stars as American circus celebrity P.T. Barnum in this show-stopping musical.

“Phantom Thread.” A celebrated dressmaker’s life is turned upside down when a strong-willed woman becomes his muse and lover. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps.

“The Disaster Artist.” The Franco brothers team up with Seth Rogan in this based-on-a-true-story film about an aspiring filmmaker.

“The Handmaid’s Tale, Season One.” Catch up with the award-winning adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel now that the second season has premiered on Hulu.

“A Place to Call Home, Season Five.” Set in 1950s Australia, this period drama centers on the life of a nurse seeking a fresh start after twenty years in Europe.

 

 

 

Newsletter March 2018

Chetco Library LOGOWinter is winding down, and after months of indoor weather the library is happy to announce that this month we will be expanding some programs to help little ones get the wiggles out. We will also be hosting a class to help you learn how to take your reading on the go with Library2Go!

Children’s Programming

“Story Time”—Wednesdays, Large Meeting Room, 10:30-11:30am. Story Time is an activity for preschoolers and toddlers and their caregivers. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and do simple crafts with Miss Linda and her helper, Miss Emily. The Story Time theme for March is “Sights of Our World.”

“Craft Time”—Thursdays, Children’s Area, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft Time is open to kids age seven and up. Join us after school on Thursdays to learn new projects or express yourself freely with the supplies on hand.

“Rhythm Time”—Saturdays, Large Meeting Room, 10:00am-11:00am. Join Miss Linda in the Large Meeting Room, where we will be learning colors, patterns, letters and more through rhythm, music, and movement. This program is geared toward preschoolers, but big kid helpers are welcome to join the fun. Please note that there will be no Rhythm Time on Saturday, March 10.

Other Programs

“Your Library Online: An Intro to Libby and Library2Go”—Thursday, March 8, 3:00-4:30pm. Did you know that your library card gives you access to 50,000 free eBooks and audiobooks? You can save money and access your library anytime, anywhere with Libby, the new reading app for Library2Go, our most popular digital reading collection. This information session includes a walkthrough of installing and finding books on the app, as well as tips to get the most out of your reading experience. Libby is compatible with most tablets and smartphones. Bring your library card and the device you would like to use for reading to the large meeting room for personalized help.

All library programs are free and all are welcome. If you have any questions about our programs, please visit the circulation desk or call the library at 541-469-7738.

On Display

In the large meeting room, the “Wild & Wonderful” art display continues through March. This month’s featured local artists are Tom Moody, Don Munson, and Buzz Stewart.

In the lobby display case, Pete Chasar is sharing a personal collection of vintage advertising art.

New on the Shelf

New in Fiction:

Raspberry Danish Murder, by Joanne Fluke. The latest installment in the delicious Hannah Swenson mystery series.

Gunpowder Moon, by David Pedreira. Gumshoe mysteries and Sci-Fi collide in this debut novel, set in the midst of a lunar mining operation in the year 2073.

Don’t Skip Out On Me, by Willy Vlautin. A half-Irish, half-Paiute boy leaves his guardians’ ranch to pursue his dreams of becoming a champion boxer. Vlautin is an award-winning Oregon author.

As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux. Three women from three separate generations bond at a summerhouse in Virginia, and discover a chance to fix the mistakes of their pasts.

The Innocent Wife, by Amy Lloyd. The wife of a convicted murderer embarks on a campaign for his release. But once he’s finally freed and settled at home, she discovers he might not be so innocent after all. Winner of the Daily Mail’s First Novel Competition.

New in Nonfiction

The Infernal Library, by Daniel Kalder. An examination of the prose of Twentieth Century dictators, and how their writings shaped society.

Eat the Apple, by Matt Young. A memoir of a Marine’s experience before, during, and after his time serving in the Iraq War.

How to Break Up With Your Phone, by Catherine Price. This slim volume is packed with tips and tricks for cutting down on screen time.

Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover. Westover reflects on her upbringing in a survivalist household in rural Idaho, and how she overcame her lack of formal education to eventually receive her PhD from Cambridge University.

The Food Explorer, by Daniel Stone. The story of the nineteenth-century botanist and food explorer who traveled the world and introduced crops like mangoes, seedless grapes, and avocados to the American palate.

New in Video

Victoria, The Complete Second Season. This dramatized account of Queen Victoria’s reign follows the monarch into the political upheavals of the 1840’s.

Nature’s Miniature Miracles. This BBC documentary shows the secret lives of some of the world’s smallest creatures.

Closures

The library will be closing early at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 7, for an all-staff meeting. We thank the community for its patience and understanding.