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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Bilingual StoryWalk® 

All of November in Ascot Park (behind Monroe Middle School) 

All ages: take a walk and enjoy the bilingual children’s picture book "Grumpy Bird / EPájaro Gruñónby Jeremy Tankard.  The illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path to read as you stroll. 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

All locations: starting each Monday in Nov.., while supplies last

Drop by to pick up free activity kits to keep, featuring a variety of crafts and STEM activities.

Nov. 2: Día de los Muertos sugar-skull masks

Nov.  9: Pinwheels

Nov, 16: Origami

Nov. 23: Gratitude wreaths

Nov. 30: Tessellations


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. Join us live, or later, or over and over here!


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Online: Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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 "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card:  eBook  or eAudiobook or print book .


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Online: Thursday, November 19, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450. (The November group is filled; sign up for December starting Nov. 15) 

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 9-12. This month, Tween Scene book group is reading “Black Panther: The Young Prince" by Ronald L. Smith.   Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the eBook, audiobook, or print books free with your library card: https://bit.ly/313yTKF 


Watch online anytime:

Bilingual Storytime OnlineJoin Toña Aguilar online for fun stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. On YouTube, recorded live in September.


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FOR TEENS


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Online: Tuesday, November 17, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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

A get-together for ages 13-18. This month, Teen Book Group is reading "Bull" by David Elliott.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card online or in print: https://bit.ly/37ahBzk 


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Online: Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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 "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card:  eBook  or eAudiobook or print book .


Watch online anytime:

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


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FOR ADULTS


NOIRvember Film Festival

Online: Saturdays, November  7, 14, and 21, Zoom 

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

Stream film noir classics at home anytime on your TV, tablet, or phone, free with your library card. Sign up to get together for a lively conversation online. 

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2:00 p.m.: conversation about  "Detour." Watch the film: https://eugenepubliclibrary.kanopy.com/video/detour-0 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2:00 p.m.: conversation about  "Sudden Fear." Watch the film: https://eugenepubliclibrary.kanopy.com/video/sudden-fear 

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2:00 p.m.: conversation about "Memento." Watch the film: https://eugenepubliclibrary.kanopy.com/video/memento-1 


Windfall Reading Series: Austin Gray and Shirley Perez-West

Tuesday, November 17, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live

Join the Windfall Reading Series to enjoy writers Austin Gray and Shirley Perez-West reading live and taking questions online.

Austin Gray’s work has appeared in Gertrude, Floating Bridge Review, Envoy, and Willamette Week. His chapbook “The Mystery of Horses” was co-winner of the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. He earned an MFA at the University of Montana studying under Richard Hugo.  

Shirley Perez-West’s poetry has been published in “Sheltering,” an anthology of Northwest poets writing during the pandemic. Her novel “El Sueño,” an atmospheric rendering of the American takeover of California, is being considered for publication. She has been a reporter for the Associated Press, the Eugene Register-Guard, and a contract features writer for print and online publications.  

The Windfall Reading Series is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library and Lane Literary Guild.


Job Search Help

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:

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.

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

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.



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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


The Bookish Brain Trivia Night

Saturday, October 24, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link

Join a Halloween themed Bookish Brain Trivia night with your team of 4 to 6 people ($20/team), or on your own ($5) to be matched to a team. Show off your costume, share your wide-ranging knowledge, and raise funds for the Eugene Public Library while competing for prizes -- and bragging rights. Get tickets now.


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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


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 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)


Women Make Waves: Listening Experience  

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


Stay-at-home Storytimes

Delightful short "tastes of storytimes" we recorded this spring. Enjoy on Facebook or Instagram. Plus new recordings of recent storytimes held live online.


Ancestry.com

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


Lynda.com

Professional courses 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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