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SUMMER READING FOR ALL AGES
Through August, everyone’s invited to celebrate Summer Reading. Learn more, sign up, and get your bingo card!
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FOR KIDS & FAMILY
- Teddy Bear Picnic
Online: Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m., Facebook Live
Gather up your stuffed friends to join in our annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Sing along and dance with Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band. Come back to watch anytime.
- Tween Scene Book Group
Online: Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom
Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.
This month, Tween Scene book group is reading "Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer. This lively conversation is for ages 9-12. Get the eBook free with your library card: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11996068
Summer Reading Weekly Activities: A new online event every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
- Healthy Moves!
Online: Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live
Kids of all ages: join Healthy Moves trainers for movement, fitness, and fun! Warm up with Denise Thomas, play "fitness poker" with Lucas Jackson, try agility skills with Megan Patrignelli, then do a dance routine with Marc Siegel. Then we’ll close with a cool-down all together. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.
- Engineer It!
Online: Wednesday, July 15, 1:00 p.m., Facebook video
Kids and family: learn about engineering and build stuff with the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History with this specially-recorded video activity. Explore artifacts designed by Oregon’s first engineers, visit with an archaeologist, and try your own engineering skills. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.
Online: Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 p.m., Facebook video
Kids and family: join learn about bees and pollination with this specially-recorded video activity with WREN (Willamette Resources and Educational Network). Explore native bees and bee habitats around the West Eugene Wetlands. These small pollinators that make a huge impact! Build an edible model of a bee and nesting ground, talk with bee professionals, and make a bee drinking station. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.
- Magic Show!
Online: Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live
Kids of all ages: enjoy the Magical Mysteries show on Facebook Live! Let Christopher T. Magician take you on an amazing entertaining tour through favorite children’s mystery books, bringing the stories to life with humor and magic. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.
Youth Book Group: “Jackaby”
Online: Thursday, July 9, 4:00 p.m., Zoom
This month, our Stuck in the Middle and Teen Book Groups combine to read and talk about "Jackaby" by William Ritter. This lively conversation is for ages 11-19. Participants will also brainstorm questions to be asked to the author when we interview him on our Facebook Live (coming up Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.).
Get the book free with your library card:
William Ritter: Live Interview
Online: Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m., Facebook Live
Catch our livestreamed interview with William Ritter, author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series. Watch live or later.
Small Business: Trade Names and Trademarks
Online: Thursday, July 9, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
Preregistration required to receive event link: https://willamette.score.org/event/trade-names-and-trademarks
Some product names are worth billions of dollars! Join expert Frank Plaisted to learn the difference between trademarks and trade names and how to use them. Build and protect a valuable identity for your product and company at little or no cost. Plaisted has experience with business planning, product development, and intellectual property. Co-sponsored by SCORE Willamette.
Small Business: Speak Like a Business Leader
Online: Thursday, July 23, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
Preregistration required to receive event link: https://willamette.score.org/event/speak-business-leader
Join Jason Leon for practical tips on how to speak like a true leader -- and better lead your organization through competent communication. Jason Leon is an experienced speaker and Commercial Real Estate Consultant. Co-sponsored by SCORE Willamette.
Book Group for Adults: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry"
Online: Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m., Zoom
"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin is a charming novel about the love of reading and life’s surprises. Among many positive reviews, Booklist calls this work “irresistible,” saying it “captures the joy of connecting people and books.”
Hoopla eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688561
Hoopla audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418334
Library2Go eBook: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/content/media/1555262
Library2Go audiobook: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/content/media/4210302
FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS
Surprise Me! Friends Book Sale
Online purchasing opens Mon., July 6, 9:00 a.m., https://libraryfriendsmarket.com
This summer, the Friends of Eugene Public Library is holding drive up “Surprise Me!” used book sales. Choose a genre for a bag of ten books for adults for $10, or order a bag of fifteen children’s books for $10. Pick-up appointments will be July 19 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99. Get more information and order: https://libraryfriendsmarket.com
The Bookish Brain: Virtual Trivia Night
Online: Saturday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here
A fun evening of trivia for book lovers hosted by Eugene Public Library Foundation. Register as an individual or a team.
ONLINE & ONGOING
All free! Some online actitivies require a library card. If you don’t have one, call us to sign up: 541-682-5450. Through summer, library cards for online use are free to all in Eugene, including outside city limits.
Art Exhibit: Acrylic Paintings by Amy Hartsfield
Enjoy a video art exhibit featuring paintings of trees and other "nature-scapes" by self-taught Eugene artist Amy Hartsfield.
Eugene Public Library Escape Rooms
Solve puzzles and clues to escape! Work alone or as a team. Fun challenges for ages 10 and up.
- Undersea Atlantis Escape Room
- The Labyrinth: Greek Mythology Escape Room
Women Make Waves: Listening Experience
Take a listening adventure with a wide variety of performers and types of music. Start now.
Delightful short "tastes of storytimes" we recorded this spring. Enjoy on Facebook or Instagram.
Explore your family tree, history, and more. Library card required. Start now.
Professional courses in software development, web development, design, photography, and business. Library card required. Start now.
Interactive lessons to learn dozens of languages, including English as a second language. Library card required. Start now.
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