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Posted on: August 31, 2020

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Library Activities in December 

Join us for free activities at home, online, and in the community. For updates as they happen, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.


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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Crafts and STEM Kits for Kids

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

Drop by any Library location to pick up free kids' activity kits to keep, featuring a variety of crafts and STEM activities. There's a new craft or STEM kit starting each Monday, while supplies last.

Dec. 7: Polar Bears

Dec. 14:  Oregon's Amazing Animals

This week's activity kit is specially created by the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Discover the incredible variety of local animal life from ancient times to the present through fun hands-on activities and experiments. And enjoy an online video filmed at the museum featuring reconstructed animal skeletons and a UO paleontologist: https://bit.ly/OregonsAmazingAnimals
Thanks to UO MNCH and project supporters Institute for Museum and Library Services and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. 

Dec. 21: Snow Pals

Dec 28: Dice Games


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!


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Online: Wednesday, December 16, 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 "All's Faire in Middle School" by Victoria Jamieson. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card: https://bit.ly/2IJ5xLy 


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Online: Thursday, December 17, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

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 “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin.   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/2IGz2NW 


Bilingual StoryWalks® 

Friday, December 18 through Friday, January 15

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

In the park outside Sheldon Community Center: "The Hungry Hen/La Gallina Hambrienta"
In the park outside Petersen Barn Community Center: "The Mitten/El Miton "

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.


Winter Reading: Free Books for Kids and Teens

All locations: Saturday, December 19 through January 31

Kids and teens: drop by any Eugene Public Library location to choose a brand-new book to keep - free! Thanks to the Friends of Eugene Public Library.


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.

Online Storytimes on our Facebook or YouTube, recorded since spring.


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FOR TEENS


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Online: Tuesday, December 15, 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 "On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas.  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/2HaVdeQ  


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Online: Wednesday, December 16, 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 "All's Faire in Middle School" by Victoria Jamieson. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card: https://bit.ly/2IJ5xLy


Winter Reading: Free Books for Kids and Teens

All locations: Saturday, December 19 through January 31

Kids and teens: drop by any Eugene Public Library location to choose a brand-new book to keep - free! 


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


Activity Kit for Adults

All locations: Friday, December 11, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Drop by any Library location to pick up a free art activity kit to enjoy at home and keep.  This kit will provide materials and instructions to create your own glass marble magnets. Kits will be available at all Eugene Public Library locations starting Friday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m., while supplies last.


Grow Your Business with Google

Online: Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 a.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Learn how to create a free Business Profile on Google to connect with your customers and get discovered by new ones. This webinar is presented by Corissa Saint Laurent, a Grow with Google Trainer with over 20 years of entrepreneurial and small business marketing experience. Brought to you by SCORE Vancouver, SCORE Willamette, and Eugene Public Library. 


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:

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

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.

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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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


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. Many are gift-quality! 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)


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.


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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