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Board Meeting Minutes: July 2015

Meeting minutes for the library’s July 2015 board meeting, held July 3rd, 2015, are now available as a downloadable and printable PDF attachment.

Click here to view July 2015’s meeting minutes

Library board meetings are held in the Library Annex (402 Alder Street) at 9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend.

August 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner1.jpgSpecial thanks to all the businesses and community members who contributed to the Summer Reading Program with their time, stories, art materials and donations.  A special thanks to our tireless crew of teen volunteers.
Pre-school storytimes continue through August on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  August 5, Fun Stories; August 12, Seashore Stories; August 19, Jungle Stories; and August 26, Bird Stories.
Continuing programs presented by the Master Gardeners and Friends of the Library will have Debianne Harpole discussing “Cooking With Foods That Heal” on Saturday, August 1, at 10:00 a.m.in the large meeting room of the Chetco Community Public Library.  Would you like to learn how to improve your health using natural foods?  Come join us this week.
On Saturday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. Jennifer Ewing will present a program, “Understanding GMOs”.  She will explain what a GMO is and what it means to your food security,  your health, and to the environment.  She will show you how to read an ingredient list that will guide you in making healthy choices of packaged foods and fresh produce that you purchase.

For patrons who need help using our Library2Go eBook or Zinio eMagazine services on their tablets, eReaders, and smartphones, Kat will now be available to assist you at the front desk from 11am-1pm on Wednesday mornings, as well as by appointment.
Some of the newest additions in fiction are:
Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee.  In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.
The English Spy, by Daniel Silva.  Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service helps British intelligence track down the killer of a beautiful former member of the royal family.
Naked Greed, by Stuart Woods.  In the 34th Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer helps a client open a beer distributorship and subsequently becomes the target for a group of toughs.
The Cartel, by Don Winslow.  In 2004, a D.E.A. agent battles a Mexican drug lord who has escaped from prison and attempts to regain control of his empire.
“The Little Paris Bookshop”, by Nina George.  A bookseller with a knack for finding just the right book for making others feel better embarks on a journey in pursuit of his own happiness.
New non-fiction additions are:
A Time For Truth, by Ted Cruz.  The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate tells his personal and political story, and offers ideas for “reigniting the promise of America”.
The Oregon Trail, by Rinker Buck.  The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.
The Billion Dollar Spy, by David E. Hoffman.  A Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist’s biography of Adolf Tolkachev, who spied for the United States inside the Soviet Union.
Many new Large Print books have been added to our collection.  Some are listed here.  “The Melody Lingers On”, by Mary Higgins Clark; “Summer Secrets”, by Jane Green; “Twice In A Lifetime”, by Dorothy Garlock; “The Insider Threat”, by Brad Taylor; “Code of Conduct”, by Brad Thor; “Tom Clancy Under Fire”, by Tom Clancy; “Nemesis” by Catherine Coulter; “Winchester 1886”, by William W. Johnstone; “The Heart Has Its Reasons”, by Maria Duenas; “Descent”, by Tim Johnston; “Kickback”, by Robert B. Parker; “Inside The O’Briens”, by Lisa Genova; “Etta and Otto and Russell and James”, by Emma Hooper; “The Whites”, by Harry Brandt; “Early Warning”, by Jane Smiley; “White Plague”, by James Abel; “Go Set A Watchman”, by Harper Lee; “The Fall”, by John Lescroart;  “Piranha”, by Clive Cussler; “Blueprints”, by Barbara Delinsky; “Vigilante Dawn”, by Ralph Compton; “Trial at Fort Keogh”, by Charles G. West; “The Fixer”, by Joseph Finder; “Dry Bones”, by Craig Johnson; “The English Spy”, by Daniel Silva; “The Rumor”, by Elin Hilderbrand; “Cash Landing”, by James Grippando; and “Speaking In Bones”, by Kathy Reichs.For more recently added titles, check our online catalog at chetco.sirsi.net and select “New Titles.”
For August and September in the Large Meeting Room, “The Thursday Painters” will be showing their artwork.  Four friends, Alexandra Eyer, Lorraine Filippone-Rossiter, Pat Renner and Paul Renner have met every Thursday at the Episcopal Church in Gold Beach for a number of years.  They share the cost of a model to paint figures together.  Indivdually, these artists also enjoy painting a range of subjects from plein air to composed still lifes.  Pat and Alexandra primarily pursue watercolor painting, Lorraine enjoys acrylic on canvas and Paul draws with Berol pencils on pastel paper.
In the Lobby display case, Nancy Tuttle’s original art work will be featured during August and September.  She is a resident of the Brookings area.

New Community Gardening Program August 15th: Understanding GMOs

Have you heard folks talk about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and wanted to know more about them? Want to learn how to identify products and produce that do or don’t use GMOs on your next trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market? Join us Saturday, August 15th, for a lecture by Jennifer Ewing, titled “Understanding GMOs.” 

Jennifer will explain what a GMO is, and what it means to your food security, your health, and to the environment. She will show you how to read an ingredient list to guide you in making healthy choices of the packaged foods and fresh produce that you purchase.

This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 AM in the library’s large meeting room and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Library Now Offers Wednesday Walk-Up Assistance for Zinio and Library2Go

LibraryAccess to online content at public libraries has exploded in the last few years, and the Chetco Library is no exception. In addition to our vast physical collection of books, magazines, and audiobooks at our building on Alder Street, we have been able to provide the community access to digital content on their tablets, smartphones, and home computers as well.

Our Library2Go service brings your favorite authors to your fingertips at any time and at any place by offering eBooks and audiobooks for download.  We have also recently started offering Zinio to our patrons, a service which allows you to browse and read a collection of more than 50 popular magazines in full-color on any device with an internet connection.

LY5052_Zinio_WebBannerBoth Zinio and Library2Go are compatible on most major devices, whether you’re browsing on an Android phone, an iPad, a Kindle, or your home computer. The technology is amazing, but each device operates a little bit differently and new models are released constantly, so we know that figuring out how to get the most of these services can sometimes seem a bit daunting.

We want you to get the most out of your library, and we want to make using our online resources as easy as possible. With that in mind, our librarians are here to help! Starting this week, a librarian will be available at the front desk every Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM to offer walk-up assistance to anyone who needs help using Library2Go or Zinio. Simply bring the device you would like to use these services on, your library card, and your questions. 

If you can’t make it to the library during that time, don’t worry! Simply call us at 541-469-7738, send us an email, or visit the front desk to make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian that works for your schedule. Bring your device and your library card to your appointment; we’ll walk you through the steps of setting up and using Zinio and Library2Go and answer any questions you may have.

New Community Gardening Program August 1st: Cooking Foods that Heal

Would yoCooking Foods that Healu like to learn how to improve your health using natural foods? On Saturday, August 1st, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Debianne Harpole, titled “Cooking Foods that Heal.” 

Vegetables and fruits have a therapeutic history and value, and can help improve our twelve body systems. You will learn about the body systems and what essential food nutrients are needed to enhance wellness in your daily life. Debianne, a 2015 Master Gardener graduate, has gained her knowledge through personal studies and experience in applying nutritional cooking her daily life for family and friends for the last twenty years. You can use your favorite recipes and ingredients to promote healing through food! 

This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 AM in the library’s large meeting room and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

 

July 28: A Performance by Folksinger Adam Miller

Adam MillerJoin us July 28th at 5:00 p.m. for a special performance by Adam Miller! This event for children is FREE to attend and will take place in the library’s large meeting room.

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller.  An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs.  Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.  A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer-songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, Miller’s time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air.  His songs evoke a by-gone time when entertainment was homemade.  Spellbinding his audience with his mastery of the art of storytelling, he skillfully interweaves folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker.

Traveling 70,000 miles each year, this 21st-century troubadour has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.  Over 1,000,000 students have attended his “Singing Through History” school assembly programs.

Miller’s folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage; a window into the soul of our nation in its youth.  “I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs,” he explains.

A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them.  And like radio’s Paul Harvey, he manages to give you “the rest of the story” — providing the often surprising provenance of seemingly innocuous folksongs.His numerous appearances at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed Music Festival, the California Traditional Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival, and the Kentucky Music Weekend have made him a national favorite.

Board Meeting Minutes: June 2015

Meeting minutes and related attachments for the library’s June 2015 board meeting, held June 5th, 2015, are now available as downloadable and printable PDF attachments.

Click here to view June 2015’s minutes.

Click here to view documents related to meeting business.

Library board meetings are held in the Library Annex (402 Alder Street) at 9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend.

New Community Gardening Program July 18: Harvesting for Food Banks

On Saturday, July 18th, the library will be hosting a gardening lecture by Barb Cary and Scott Clapson, titled “Harvesting for Food Banks.” This lecture runs from 10:00-11:00 am and is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Barb will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank, including the statistics related to number of clients served and number of boxes given out. She will also speak on goals for the food bank: increased access, growing healthy food, garden education, and what we are doing in our own backyards. Discussion will include the importance of your input, whether as a volunteer or in donations of food and money, as well as possible community garden concepts such as: “Grow a Row” for the food bank, sharing St. Timothy Episcopal Church’s harvest, and the potential of an Azalea Park community garden to benefit the food bank.

Scott will share about St. Timothy’s second year of the Community Gardenshare and future plans for the collaboration.

We hope to see you there!

July 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner.jpgThe Chetco Community Public Library has some exciting news for our patrons this month.  The launch of “Zinio for Libraries” is an online collection of popular magazines.  Anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete issues of many of the nation’s most popular magazines to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Instructions for getting started can be found on our website by selecting “Our Collections” on the dropdown menu under “Library Services” or by contacting the library.
We also welcome Jaymie Allen who joins our staff in the position of Library Assistant in the Reference and Adult Services department.  Jaymie is here to help  you track down the information  you are looking for, whether in a book, in the library, or online.  She will be available Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Jaymie can be contacted by visiting or calling the library or online on our website by selecting “Ask a Librarian” on the dropdown menu under “Reference”.

Check out our newly redesigned website at http://chetcolibrary.org and visit us on Facebook to see what’s going on at the library.

In the “Gardening & Community” series, the next program will be, on July 18, “Harvesting for Food Banks” with Barb Cary.  She will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank and its future goals and projects.  On August 1, the program will be “Cooking Foods That Heal”, with Debianne Harpole.  She will talk about improving your health using natural foods and the essential food nutrients needed to enhance wellness in  your daily life.  Both programs will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Programs are free and everyone is welcome.  Sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and Friends of the Chetco Library.

Library Board of Directors members, Evelyn Allen, Craig Friar and Violet Lovejoy would like to thank the members of our community for voting to keep them in office, and by doing so, expressing their satisfaction with how efficiently and effectively the library operates. We also wish to welcome two new members to the Chetco Community Library’s Endowment Fund board, Karen Munson and Judy Seyle.

Linda Mulvaney, children’s librarian, announces that July is full of delights at the library for our children.  We have  two exciting free events.  Dragon Theatre Puppets will present a show onThursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. and folksinger and storyteller Adam Miller will entertain us on Tuesday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m.  These shows should appeal to all ages.  Children, ten and under, must be accompanied by an adult.

Story time for preschool children is held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and continues through July.  It’s a month of animal stories – spiders, owls, silly cats, kangaroos, and snakes.

The summer reading program continues through the first week in August exploring stories and activities about different kinds of heroes.  We are still accepting registrations for grades 4-6 for theThursday meetings at 1:30 – 4:00p.m.  Inquire at the library.

Teens who participate in our summer reading challenges have the opportunity to win prizes.  There are also two workshops just for teens this month – making journals and/or making masks.  These workshops are free but require pre-registration.  Inquire at the library.

We are looking for some donations for summer craft projects.  We would love to have some shells 2″ or smaller and we invite you to bring us your discarded shoe or similar-sized boxes.

Our special thanks to the following organizations for their support of our summer events, Redwood Theatre, Bakery by the Sea, Pacific Rim Copy Center and Chetco Shrine Club.

Among new novels added to our fiction collection are:
Tom Clancy Under Fire, by Grant Blackwood.  A former collaborator continues Clancy’s series about the covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr.  (Clancy died in 2013.)
The President’s Shadow, by Brad Meltzer.  In the third Culper Ring novel, a member of a secret society charged with protecting the presidency becomes involved when a severed arm is found in the White House Rose Garden.
Country, by Danielle Steel.  After her husband’s sudden death, a woman falls in love with a country music star.
In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume.  Secrets are revealed and love stories play out against the backdrop of a series of  plane crashes in 1950s New Jersey.
All The Single Ladies, by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Three friends in South Carolina’s Lowcountry grapple with the challenges of being unmarried.
Some new additions to the non-fiction collection are:
The Road to Character, by David Brooks.  The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.
St. George Reef Lighthouse, by Guy Towers.
81 Days Below Zero: the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness, by Brian Murphy.
Pirate Hunters: treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship, by Robert Kurson.
In the large meeting room,  last month’s display of “Del Norte Four — Artwork” continues featuring the work of Cathy Dean, Linda Elmore, Pauline Holmes and Arlene Krogstad.
The lobby display case will feature work by some of the artists participating in the Festival of Art taking place in Stout Park on Saturday, August 1, from 10 -5 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, from10 – 4 p.m.

June 29,  2015
Vi Lovejoy

Our Digital Collection Just Got Bigger: Read Magazines Online with Zinio for Libraries!

Zinio - The World's Largest NewstandThe library is excited to announce the launch of Zinio for Libraries, an online collection of more than fifty popular magazines! Starting today, anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete color issues of many of the nation’s most popular periodicals to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet. The collection spans a variety of genres and includes such titles as Newsweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, ESPN, and much more!

Here’s how to start browsing and downloading magazines today:

1. First, have your library card ready. You’ll need the number on the back of your card to create your Zinio account. You can click on the Zinio banner on the side bar or find it, or you can find the banner on our Collections page. This will take you to Zinio’s login screen.

2. Once you are on Zinio’s login screen, click on “Create New Account” in the upper right hand corner. A box will appear asking for your library card number. Enter the number on the back of your library card, omitting any spaces between the numbers. Once you’ve entered your library card number, Zinio will ask for your name, an email address and password to be associated with the account. A personal email address is required to create a Zinio account.

3. Select “Curry County Libraries- Oregon” from the dropdown menu of available libraries. Click “Continue.”

If you plan on only viewing magazines on a desktop computer, then you are ready to start downloading! However, if you plan on reading your magazines on a smartphone or tablet, Zinio’s app must be downloaded to your device.

Downloading Zinio on an Android or Apple device:

You can find instructions on downloading Zinio’s app for a variety of devices below. Simply click on one of the links below to view instructions specific to your smartphone or tablet:

Logging onto your Zinio app:

When you open your Zinio app on a smartphone or tablet, it will ask you to log in. Follow the instructions below to log in to the library’s collection:

1. Select “United States” as the country.

2. Select “Maryland” as the state. This is because multiple libraries across the country use this magazine collection, not just libraries in Oregon.

3. Select “Popular 50eMagazine Collection” as the library name.

4. Enter your email and password.

If you need additional help downloading or using Zinio, please visit our reference or circulation desk—our staff is happy to assist you!

 We hope you enjoy this new service!