Newsletter December 2017

Chetco LibraryThe library wishes to thank all of the volunteers and community members who made this year’s Holiday Book Sale a resounding success! Your generous contributions of used books and funds help the Friends of the Library carry out their mission to support library programming.

The Friends of the Library also wish to thank their Library Bookstore volunteers, who work hard to raise money for library programming throughout the year. The Friends of Library Bookstore operates year-round in the Library Annex, selling books, audiobooks, DVDs, and much more at low prices. The bookstore is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays from 11:00am—4:00pm.

We are also happy to announce that beginning January 2, the library will return to operating six days a week! The library’s new operating hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am—7:00pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Closed Sundays

We thank the community for its patience and understanding during our temporarily reduced hours in the fall, and look forward to returning to a consistent operating schedule with full staff coverage.

December Programs

For teens ages twelve and up, the Teen Writer’s group will meet the first and third Friday of the month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Library Annex. Come share your writing and get inspired!

December 1, 6:00pm—Folksongs of the Winter Holidays. The library will kick off the month of December with a special holiday concert by folk musician and storyteller Adam Miller. Join us in the large meeting room to hear traditional holiday folk songs from around the world.


Contest–Unwrap a Great Read this Holiday Season

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 next to the library’s Christmas tree. 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 complete hardcover set of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series!  Second and third-place winners will receive a $15 Fred Meyer Gift Card. Winners will be drawn at 5:30pm on December 22. One entry is allowed per person per day.


In the large meeting room, there will be a display of paintings by local artists Christina Olsen, Alexandra Eyer, Pat Renner, and Magda Druzdzel. The theme of this month’s display is “Winter Wonderland.”

In the lobby display case, Connie Andersen will showcase a collection of crèches, commonly referred to as Christmas Nativity scenes.

Do you have artistic talent, a special collection, or an interesting piece of history you’d like to share with the community? The library is currently seeking applicants interested in showcasing their art and collections in the Lobby Display Case. Each display remains on view to the public for one month, and is an ideal location to showcase your talents and passions. Display case applications are available at the library front desk; if you have questions about displays in our lobby, please contact Karen Munson at 541-661-0428.

New in Fiction

Tom Clancy: Power and Empire, by Marc Cameron. US President Jack Ryan faces off against a hostile Chinese government.

Past Perfect, by Danielle Steel. Two families, living hundreds of years apart, suddenly collide in the aftermath of an earthquake.

The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg. A teenager, a widower, and his nosy neighbor find friendship and hope in the least likely of places.

The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson. The latest Alex Cross installment by the New York Times Best-Selling author.

Smile, by Roddy Doyle. After a chance run-in with a classmate, Victor Forde contends with painful, long-buried memories of his time at a Catholic private school.

City of Brass, by J.A. Chakraborty. A young con artist in eighteenth-century Cairo discovers she’s the last descendant in a long line of powerful djinn healers. The first installment in Chakraborty’s new Daevabad Trilogy.

New in Nonfiction

The Un-Discovered Islands, by Malachy Tallack. Filled with whimsical illustrations, Tallack explores the myths, legends, and history of islands we once believed to be real, but are no longer on the map.

Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser. A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie books.

Slugfest, by Reed Tucker. A look at the epic battle between comic giants Marvel and DC, spanning a history of more than 50 years.

Quackery, by Lydia Kang. A colorfully illustrated history of the most outlandish cures and devastating scams in the medical field.

The Know-It-Alls, by Noam Cohen. Cohen chronicles the rise of Silicon Valley as a political and intellectual force in modern American life.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed or closing early in observance of the holidays on the following days:

Saturday, December 23: Open 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday December 25: Closed, Christmas Day

Saturday, December 30: Open 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday, January 1: Closed, New Year’s Day

Happy Holidays from the Chetco Library!