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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

Activities for All Ages in March 2021

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

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., March 1: Cup and Ball Toy

Mon., March 8: Seed Bomb (note: adult seed bomb kits available starting March 12)

Mon., March 15: Dino-Story - by UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, featuring an online video

Mon., March 22: Pigeon Party craft - plus join us for a live online Pigeon Party on Tuesday at 11am on Facebook Live

Mon., March 29: Nature Scavenger Hunt and Clay Craft


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, March 23: Pigeon Party! Join us to celebrate the beloved character from Mo Willems' books. Plus, starting Monday, March 22 and while supplies last, visit any library location to pick up a free Pigeon Party bag featuring a book and a craft kit to keep.


Bilingual StoryWalks 

In the park at Sheldon Community Center: through April 12

In the park at Petersen Barn: March 1 through 31

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.

In the park at Sheldon Community Center:

Through March 12: "Whistle for Willie / Sílbale a Willie"

March 13 through April 12: "The Tiniest Star/La Estrellita Más Pequeñita" 

In the park at Petersen Barn Community Center:

March 1 through 31: "Duck on a Bike/Un Pato en Bicicleta"

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.


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Online: Thursday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 16. 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 "Together Forever! True Stories of Amazing Animal Friendships!" by Mary Quattlebaum.  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/3rMrqe2


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!"


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 16. 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/3b7KQ6l


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Online: Thursday, March 18, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

Sign-ups start Feb. 16. 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  "A Wolf Called Wander" 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 in print or online: https://bit.ly/3jTqr9c


Kids: Writer Rosanne Parry Live

Online: Saturday, March 20, 3:00 p.m., Zoom

Self-service sign-ups start March 1 here 

Kids: meet Rosanne Parry, author of the OBOB choice “A Wolf Called Wander” and other favorites, at this live online event. Ask her your questions and enter a raffle to win a copy of the book.

Sign up at https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJ2dex_tSw6_Py5cYo_Vng

Rosanne Parry is the author of many award winning novels including “Heart of a Shepherd,” “Last of the Name,” “A Whale of the Wild,” and the NY Times bestseller “A Wolf Called Wander.”  She lives in Portland where she writes in a tree house in her backyard. This event is brought to you in partnership by Eugene Public Library, Springfield Public Library, Cresswell Library, Fern Ridge Library, and Cottage Grove Library.

Eugene Public Library cardholders: read or listen to Parry's books free in print, as ebooks, or as audiobooks online or CD


Percy Jackson Trivia: Online

Online: Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 10. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Ages 9 to 12: join in a fun trivia contest about the Percy Jackson books. 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 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, March 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 16. 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/3b754gF  


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 16. 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/3b7KQ6l


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


Small Business Webinars

Online March 1 through 31, anytime: https://willamette.score.org

Get information to support your success with webinars provided by SCORE Willamette. This month's webinars are prerecorded and available on the SCORE website:

Protect Your Investment: What Kind of Insurance Do You Really Need? with Kym Housley. Learn about commercial insurance options, definitions, coverages, and what questions to ask your agent when shopping for a policy.

How to Lead Productive Thriving Business Teams with Shanda K. Miller. Learn practical leadership skills you can implement right way to increase productivity and profits. Perfect for new leaders or those facing challenges with their team.

Why Branding Matters with Adam Junod. Learn to grow awareness of your business through "touchpoints."


Friends of the Library Book Bundle Sale

Online ordering starts Monday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.: https://libraryfriendsmarket.com

The Friends of Eugene Public Library are back with another contactless used book sale! Order online, then drive through to pick up your book bundle. Choose from a variety of genres -- mystery, biography, romance, etc. -- and get a bundle of ten books for adults for $10, or fifteen children’s books for $10. Pick-up appointments will be scheduled for March 21 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99. For more information and ordering: https://libraryfriendsmarket.com


Live Online: Career Exploration Workshop

Online: starting Thursday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday; 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. Participate at one session or more. No registration needed: at the time of the meeting, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/812729269. The 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. The meeting ID # is 812-729-269.

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


Activity Kit for Adults 

All library locations: starting Friday, March 12, while supplies last

Drop by any library location to pick up a free activity kit to enjoy at home and keep.  This month's kit provides materials and instructions to create flower seed bombs. 

(Note: children's seed bomb kits available starting Monday, March 8.)


Live Online: Bookselling Talk by J. Michaels' owner

Online: Friday, March 12, 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 March 12,  Jeremy Nissel will talk about "Separating Fact from Fiction: An Independent Bookstore Owner Reflects on 45 Years in the Business." The owner of one of Eugene's literary institutions, J. Michaels Books, he'll share what it's been like to run a bookstore for decades, including during a global pandemic. Score some great book suggestions for your summer reading list!


Windfall Reading: Amber Flame and Mike van Mantgem

Online: Tuesday, March 16, 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 Amber Flame and Mike van Mantgem read and take questions. More information about Lane Literary Guild and the Windfall Reading Series: https://www.lanewriters.org/windfall


Live Online: Big Star Band Talk

Online: Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: starting March 1, call 541-682-5450.

Join us for a musical gathering to listen to the songs and learn about the influential history of the band Big Star with Craig Leve of KWVA’s “Snap, Crackle, Pop” show and Greg Sutherland from House of Records.  NPR called Big Star “the unluckiest band in America.” They released only three records in their short career, each one great and completely different from the other. Despite critical acclaim, poor distribution hampered their first album and hardly anyone heard it. Nevertheless, Big Star amassed a cult following and became a huge influence on indie rock artists of the 80s and 90s, eventually achieving the recognition that eluded them in their time. Free with your library card:

Listen to Big Star's music online or CD
Watch the documentary film "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" online or DVD
Read the biography “Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band” as an ebook

 

Bookish Brain Trivia Night

Online: Saturday, March 20, 6:00 p.m.

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for a fun Bookish Brain Trivia Night.  Sign up with a team of 4 to 6 people or on your own to be matched to a team. Share your wide-ranging knowledge and raise funds for Eugene Public Library while competing for prizes  -- and bragging rights. Invite your friends! Get tickets: https://www.eplfoundation.org/upcomingevents/triviamarch2021 


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.

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

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.

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

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

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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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.


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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