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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Library Events: Coming Up

Activities for All Ages in April and May 2021

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Bilingual Family Fun 

All of April in honor of Día de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) 

See complete calendar in Spanish and English: https://bit.ly/EugeneDia2021


Baby Bags

All library locations: starting Monday, March 15, while supplies last

Do you have a child up to two years old at home? Drop by any location to pick up a free bag with a colorful bilingual board book, plush puppet, shaker egg, and information, all to help babies develop crucial early literacy skills in fun, easy ways. As the slogan says, "babies need words every day: talk, read, sing, play!"


Bilingual StoryWalks

In the park at Petersen Barn Community Center: April 5 through May 3: "Dreamers/Soñadores"

In the park at Sheldon Community Center: April 10 through April 30: "Thank You, Mr. Panda  / Gracias, Sr. Panda"

All ages: take a walk and enjoy  a favorite children's picture book in English and Spanish. The illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path to read as you stroll through the park.

Thanks to the StoryWalk® Project, created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.


Crafts and STEM Kits for Kids

Drop by any location to pick up free kids' activity kits to keep, featuring a variety of crafts and STEM activities (while supplies last each week).

Mon., April 5: Codes and secret messages

Mon., April 12: Make milagros - by Jessica Zapata of Eugene ArteLatino

Mon., April 19: Earth Day: Leaf rubbings and local nature coloring sheet

Mon., April 26: Make a sundial


Family Storytime 

Live online: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m., Facebook Live 

Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and more - live! Storytime helps little ones develop the language skills they’ll need when they’re learning to read. Plus it’s a lovely way to play together. No Facebook account or login is needed. Join us live, or later, or over and over here!

Special storytime on Tuesday, April 27: Special guest Naibe Reynoso, multi-Emmy award winning journalist and author of the children's book "How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco."


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Live online: Thursday, April 8, 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 7-9. This month, we're reading "Lola Levine Is Not Mean!" by Monica Brown.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card in print or online:  https://bit.ly/3l8wfwc


Bilingual Gift Books for Children

All library locations: Monday, March 19 through Saturday, May 1

Pick up a free child’s book to keep as a gift. Choices will include books for babies through early elementary ages. All books are bilingual or multi-lingual including Spanish and English. A featured choice is the picture book “How to How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco” by Naibe Reynoso, who will be a special guest at Family Storytime on April 27.


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Live online: Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "Last of the Name" by Rosanne Parry. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as a print book or online audiobook: https://bit.ly/3csLdJy


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Live online: Thursday, April 22, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

Sign-ups start March 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 9-12. This month, Tween Scene book group is reading  "I Can Make This Promise" by Christine Day.   Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card in print or online: https://bit.ly/3r5Elba    


Bilingual Storytime with Naibe Reynoso

Live online:  Tuesday, April 27, 11:00 a.m., Facebook Live

Enjoy a fun bilingual storytime with special guest Naibe Reynoso, author of the picture book “How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco.” In addition to writing and publishing children’s books, Reynoso is a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist who has appeared widely on national and international TV.  Watch live or anytime; no Facebook account or login is needed. For complete events listing for Día de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros in Spanish and English: https://bit.ly/EugeneDia2021


"Warriors" Trivia: Online

Live online:  Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start April 5. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Ages 9 to 12: join in a fun trivia contest about the "Warrior" series. We'll meet up in Zoom to play on Kahoot. Read the books in print or online free with your library card.


Watch online anytime:

Bilingual Storytime Online: join Toña Aguilar online for fun stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Two storytimes: September 2020 and April 2021.

Día recommended children's books: our librarians suggest titles, recorded live in English  in April 2021.

Pigeon Party: a storytime with special performances celebrating the character Pigeon from Mo Willem's beloved books, recorded live in March 2021.

Oregon's Dino-Story: learn about dinosaurs in Oregon's past with paleontologists from UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History, shared in March 2021.

Online Storytimes on our Facebook or YouTube.


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FOR TEENS


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Live online: Tuesday, April 20, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450. 

A get-together for ages 13-18. This month, Teen Book Group is reading "Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful" by Arwen Elys Dayton.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card in print or online: https://bit.ly/3ey5WOP


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Live online: Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "Last of the Name" by Rosanne Parry. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as a print book or online audiobook: https://bit.ly/3csLdJy


Watch online anytime:

William Ritter: Live Interview  Enjoy a talk with the author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series, recorded summer 2020. 


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FOR ADULTS


Career Exploration Workshop

Live online: starting Thursday, April 8 and/or Thursday, April 22, 10:00 a.m., GoToMeeting

Join Lane County Workforce Services to explore ways to identify your skills and interests while researching possible career choices.  Career exploration will provide you access to assessments based on preference and gained experiences.  In addition, we will review the labor market and discover jobs in growing local industries. 

At the time of the meeting, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/812729269The meeting ID # is 812-729-269. You may be prompted to download the free GoToMeeting app or log in on the web.  GoToMeeting is free. You can also attend by phone at 646-749-3122. 

This workshop will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, featuring updated information and changing conversations. Participate at one session or more. No registration needed. 

For more information,  contact Lane County Workforce Services by phone 541-686-7985 or email lchswm@lanecountyor.gov.


Hops and the Science of the Craft Beer Revolution

Live online: Friday, April 9, 12:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A.  On April 9, Dr. Peter Kopp shares how the craft beer revolution emerged from the hop fields and scientific research centers of the Pacific Northwest. The author of "Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley," he is a public historian of the North American West with specialties in the history of agriculture and the environment.


Small Business Webinar: Messaging That Matters

Live online: Saturday, April 10, 11:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Small businesses: learn about "Messaging That Matters" at a free webinar with Anne Chalmers. She says, "Messaging is how we present our business to the market. To capture attention, your messaging must resonate with the people you want to sell to in a way that overcomes information overload."
Anne Chalmers has an extensive background as a regional and global product manager for industrial and environmental products. With more than 25 years of sales and marketing background, she brings people and resources together to solve problems, implement creative solutions, and "make good things happen." Brought to you by SCORE Willamette and Eugene Public Library. 


Diversidad y Cultura: A Workshop in Spanish

Live online: Saturday, April 17, 10:00 a.m., Zoom

A free professional training in Spanish for preschool teachers and childcare providers with Master Trainer Roxana Hoyle.  Find information in Spanish and preregister to get Zoom link: bit.ly/EugTallerDiversidad


Self-Publishing a Children's Book 

Live online: Monday, April 19, 4:00 p.m., YouTube Live

Meet up with the Balloon City creative team for a livestream talk and Q&A about writing, illustrating, crowdsourcing, and self-publishing a children's picture book. This book aims to teach and inspire kids to protect the environment and "promote the healed and healthy world we deserve." Watch live or later: bit.ly/SelfPublishPictureBook


Windfall Reading: Erica Goss and Karen McPherson 

Live online: Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live

Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of the Windfall Reading Series, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, writers Erica Goss and Karen McPherson  read and take questions. Watch live or later: bit.ly/WindfallApril2021


Webinar: How to Find a Business Attorney

Live online: Saturday, April 24, 11:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Learn "How to Find a Business Attorney" at a free webinar with Cathy Stuckart. Get expert guidance on how best to use outside counsel and what criteria to use to select an attorney to ensure you find the right person for the job. This decision can make or break a business, especially a new enterprise. Cathy Stuckart is an attorney with 35 years of experience as both adversary and ally with other lawyers. She has also  assisted people in need of legal representation to find the right attorney. Brought to you by SCORE Willamette and Eugene Public Library.


Library Book Group: "Circe" 

Live online: Saturday, May 15, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450

Get together online to talk about the award winning bestseller "Circe" by Madeline Miller. Registered participants get a free copy of the book to keep, or enjoy "Circe" free with your library card in print or online as an ebook or audiobook: https://bit.ly/3sikPbg


"Circe" Novelist Madeline Miller

Live online: Saturday, May 22, 4:00 p.m., YouTube Live

Join us for an online visit with novelist Madeline Miller, who will talk about her work and answer questions. No registration needed. Watch at http://bit.ly/EugeneCirce (click to set a reminder now).

Enjoy Miller's novels free with your library card in print, or online as ebooks or audiobooks:

"Circe": https://bit.ly/3sikPbg

"Song of Achilles": https://bit.ly/3g7udMp


Job Search Help

Ongoing; by appointment at the Downtown Library: call  541-686-7985 to schedule

Make a one-on-one appointment to meet in person at the Downtown Library with an advisor from Lane County Workforce Services. These friendly experts help job seekers make career plans, become more employable, improve job search skills, and find work. Topics include online applications, resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, community resources, networking, training scholarships. This service is free and available in English and Spanish. Lane Workforce Partnership/WorkSource Lane is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This program is co-sponsored by Lane County Human Services, Lane Workforce Partnership, and Eugene Public Library. Call 541-686-7985 to schedule an appointment.


Watch online anytime:

What to Read Next: Love Edition: on YouTubeLive, recorded in February 2021.

What to Read Next: New Year's Edition: on YouTubeLive, recorded in January 2021

Windfall Reading: Susan Leslie Moore and David Bradley: on YouTube Live, recorded in February 2021.

Windfall Reading: Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Wright Powell: on YouTube Live, recorded in January 2021.

Windfall Reading Series: David Axelrod and Sabena Starkon YouTube Live, recorded in September.

Windfall Reading Series: Melissa Kwasny and Christopher Howell: on YouTube Live, recorded in October.

Windfall Reading Series: Austin Gray and Shirley Perez-West : on YouTube Live, recorded in November.

2020: The Year in Music: join us and House of Records staff to revisit or discover some of the best albums of 2020, on YouTube Live recorded in January.

Holiday Gift Readsrecommended reading suggestions for gift-giving, recorded by our entertaining librarians in December.

History of Comics Censorship: Banned Books Week talk: on YouTube Live, recorded in October. 

What To Read Next: Spooky Stories for All Ages: recommended reading suggestions by our entertaining librarians, recorded in October.

What to Eat Read Next: Foodie Fiction & Cookbooksrecommended reading suggestions by our entertaining librarians, recorded in November.

Puerto Rican Cooking OnlineLearn to make the traditional dishes mofongo and tembleque. With Sara Cintron on YouTube, recorded in September.


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ONGOING: LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION

Friends of Eugene Public Library: Online Book Sales

Friends of Eugene Public Library are currently offering two ways to purchase gently-used books from their bookstore, Second Hand Prose. For in-person pick-up by appointment at the bookstore in the Downtown Library: browse and pay online here. For items to be shipped: browse and pay online at the Friends' Amazon storefront.


Imagination Library Film: Live Online

Watch anytime: Facebook Live 

Stream the new, uplifting documentary, "The Library That Dolly Built," free: https://www.facebook.com/dollysimaginationlibrary/videos/369048854395459.  No Facebook account or login is needed. Visit  Eugene Imagination Library to learn about our local program, including how to sign up your child (ages 0 through 4) and how to donate to support the program.


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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. 


Personalized reading recommendations

Get expert suggestions to match your tastes and interests. Fill out our online form for adults or kids and teens,  email us, live chat with us, or call us at 541-682-5450. 


Book lists, reviews, and more

Booklist Online  

Books & Authors  

NoveList Plus


Eugene Public Library Escape Rooms

Solve puzzles and clues to escape! Work on these fun challenges alone or as a team. 

- Ghost Ship Escape Room (ages 10 and up)

- Undersea Atlantis Escape Room (ages 10 and up)

- The Labyrinth: Greek Mythology Escape Room (ages 10 and up)

- Spy School: Secret Agent Training Escape Room - Part 1 (ages 13 and up)

- Spy School: Secret Agent Training Escape Room - Part 2 (ages 13 and up)

- Murder in the Library (ages 13 and up)

- Murder at the Ski Resort (ages 13 and up)


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.


Women Make Waves: Listening Experience  

Take a listening adventure with a wide variety of performers and types of music. Start now.


Ancestry.com

Explore your family tree, history, and more. Library card required. Start now.


LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com, these professional courses provide training in software development, web development, design, photography, and business. Library card required. Start now.

 

Mango Languages 

Interactive lessons to learn dozens of  languages, including English as a second language. Library card required. Start now.


And more ...

Yes, more learning and entertainment from home

And even more! 




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