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Posted on: August 31, 2020

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Activities for All Ages in June 2021

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Summer Reading for All Ages!

June 1 through August 31, all locations

Kids, teens, and adults: you're invited to celebrate with Eugene Public Library all summer, inspired by this year’s theme “Reading Colors Your World.” Summer Reading helps kids keep their skills up while school's out and it's fun for everyone. All activities are free, with no library card required. 

Kids and teens: drop by any library location to choose a free brand-new book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library. Pick up  your all-ages Summer Reading Book Bingo card, too. Play bingo by reading books to match a line of squares, then return your card to be entered in a raffle for gift cards to local businesses. Plus: enjoy events online and in person, including book groups, storytimes, craft kits, StoryWalks, and more.


StoryWalks 

In the park at Petersen Barn Community Center

All ages: enjoy  children's picture books displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path.

- Every day through July 6: Bilingual Storybook Obstacle Course

Drop by to play the obstacle course anytime. Or meet up for a special event for kids at the obstacle course on Sat., June 12, visit between 1pm and 3pm to compete against the clock and win a gold medal and a free book!

- June 3 through June 30: Bilingual StoryWalk featuring "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear / El Ratoncito, La Fresca Roja, y Madura y El Gran Oso Hambriento ."

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.


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.


Crafts and STEM Kits for Kids

All locations 

Drop by any Library location to pick up free kids' activity kits to keep, featuring a variety of crafts and STEM activities. Starting on the date listed, continuing while supplies last.

Tuesday, June 1: Pan flute

Monday, June 7: Rainbow scratch paper bookmark

Monday, June 14: Cute craft bugs  by Maude Kerns Art Center

Monday, June 21: Paper bag puppets by Adventure! Children's Museum

Monday, June 28: "Power of Plants" by UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Live online: Thursday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Choose a time and sign up online: 

3:00 p.m. session: http://bit.ly/BookBuddiesJune2021_3pm  

4:00 p.m. session: http://bit.ly/BookBuddiesJune2021_4pm

For ages 7-9 in the Eugene area. Get together online for fun conversation and activity. This month, we're reading "The Lost Stone" by Jordan Quinn, illustrated by Robert McPhillips. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Storybook Obstacle Course 

Saturday, June 12, anytime 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the park at Petersen Barn

Meet up for a special event at the obstacle course to compete against the clock -- and win a gold medal and a free book!


Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, June 14

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free kit to make “Among Us” themed shrinky-dink keychains. While supplies last.


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Live online: Wednesday, June 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/MiddleBookGroupJune2021

For ages 11-14 in the Eugene area. Get together to share opinions and ideas about books.  This month, we're reading "Counting by 7s" by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Tween Scene Book Group - ages  9-12

Live online: Thursday, June 17, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/TweenBookGroupJune2021

For ages 9-12 in the Eugene area. Get together for fun conversation and activity. This month, we're reading "The Serpent's Secret" by Sayantani DasGupta. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


OBOB Book Group - grades 3-5

Live online: Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/OBOBJune2021

For kids in grades 3-5 in the Eugene area. Get together for fun quizzes and conversation about this year's Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles. This group meets every two months to focus on two titles at a time.  For the June meeting, we're reading “Clean Getaway” by Nic Stone and “Save Me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Sign up and we’ll mail free copies of the books to you to keep! Or enjoy the books free with your library card in print or online:

Clean Getaway

Save Me a Seat


Kids Show: Red Yarn's Backyard

Live online: Thursday, June 24, 4:00 p.m., YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/EugeneLRCS

Come sing, dance, and learn with fave family performer Red Yarn and his colorful crew of puppet critters. Through high-energy folk-rock songs and tender, funny skits, Red Yarn and the Critters explore themes like appreciating each others' differences, standing up for what we believe in, and the multicultural roots of beloved folktales and songs. Everybody's welcome in Red Yarn's Backyard!


Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, June 28

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free kit to make magnetic poetry. While supplies last.


Watch online anytime:

Bilingual Storytime Onlinewith special guest Naibe Reynoso, author of the children's book "How to Fold a Taco/Como Doblar un Taco." Recorded liv e in April 2021.

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


Summer Reading for All Ages!

June 1 through August 31, all locations

Kids, teens, and adults: you're invited to celebrate with Eugene Public Library all summer, inspired by this year’s theme “Reading Colors Your World.” Summer Reading helps kids keep their skills up while school's out and it's fun for everyone. All activities are free, with no library card required. 

Kids and teens: drop by any library location to choose a free brand-new book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library. Pick up  your all-ages Summer Reading Book Bingo card, too. Play bingo by reading books to match a line of squares, then return your card to be entered in a raffle for gift cards to local businesses. Plus: enjoy events online and in person, including book groups, storytimes, craft kits, StoryWalks, and more.


Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, June 14

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free kit to make “Among Us” themed shrinky-dink keychains. While supplies last.


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Live online: Tuesday, June 15, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/TeenBookGroupJune2021

For ages 13-18 in the Eugene area. Get together to share opinions and ideas about books. This month, we're reading "Darius the Great is Not Okay" by Adib Khorram. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Live online: Wednesday, June 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start May 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: http://bit.ly/MiddleBookGroupJune2021

For ages 11-14 in the Eugene area. Get together to share opinions and ideas about books.  This month, we're reading "Counting by 7s" by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, June 28

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free kit to make magnetic poetry. While supplies last.


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


Summer Reading for All Ages!

June 1 through August 31, all locations

Kids, teens, and adults: you're invited to celebrate with Eugene Public Library all summer, inspired by this year’s theme “Reading Colors Your World.” Summer Reading helps kids keep their skills up while school's out and it's fun for everyone. All activities are free, with no library card required. 

Drop by any location to pick up  your all-ages Summer Reading Book Bingo card. Play bingo by reading books to match a line of squares, then return your card to be entered in a raffle for gift cards to local businesses. Enjoy events online and in person, including book groups, storytimes, craft kits, StoryWalks, and more. And for kids and teens in your life: come to any  library location to choose a free brand-new book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library.  


Online: Oregon BIPOC Experiences and the "1000 Hopes" Art Project

Live online: Saturday, June 5, 3:00 p.m. or watch the video later: http://bit.ly/1000HopesPanel

Tune in for a live online panel presentation led by “1000 Hopes” artist Sara Miura Zolbrod. She will talk about the recent 1000 Hopes participatory art installation at the Downtown Library, then with other BIPOC panelists, briefly survey Oregon’s past state-led racism.

Panelists: Eric Richardson is Executive Director of NAACP Eugene/Springfield. Maya Rabasa is a member of the board of directors of Centro Latino Americano and newly elected member of the board of Eugene School District 4J. Aimee Yogi became an expert in the 1942 forcible removal of Japanese-Americans from the University of Oregon and Lane County through her work at the Knight Library.


Career Exploration Workshop

Live online: Thursday, June  10 and/or Thursday, June 24, 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..


Art Kit for Adults

All locations: starting Friday, June 11

Adults: drop by any library location to pick up a free activity kit to enjoy at home and keep.  While supplies last. 

This month's kit will include materials and instructions to explore cyanotypes, art made with photosensitive paper. The kits are created by Sam Wrigglesworth, a queer artist and arts organizer based in Oregon who is a member of Tropical Contemporary. Watch a brief workshop video by the artist on YouTube anytime: http://bit.ly/3wkdP03 


Creativity: A Talk by Reed Davaz McGowan

Live online: Friday, June 11, 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 June 11,  Reed Davaz McGowan will share "An Interactive Look at Creating a Multimedia Arts Practice." In addition to a career in nonprofit leadership including serving as the current Executive Director of the Eugene Public Library Foundation, she is a multimedia designer who weaves tactile design pieces. Follow along with making a basic tapestry weaving loom from objects  around your house and learn how to make your arts and crafts activities more sustainable.


Friends of the Library Book Bundle Sale

Order online starting Monday, June 14, 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, art, nature, etc. -- and get a bundle of ten books for adults for $10, or fifteen children’s books for $10. Plus bags of special books, DVDs, and games and puzzles at varied prices. Pick-up appointments will be scheduled for June 27 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99.


Webinar: Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry

Live online: Tuesday, June 15, 1:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Lean business planning is a quick and practical method for existing businesses and startups. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet-point lists and tables to set down priorities, milestones, and metrics. Learn about powerful tools for forecasting and for managing sales, spending, and cash flow; how to make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis; and when to stick to the plan, when to adjust it, and how to tell the difference. Tim Berry is the founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software. Brought to you by SCORE Willamette and Eugene Public Library.

 

"The House in the Cerulean Sea" Book Group 

Live online: Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

In person:  Saturday, June 26, 11:00 a.m., Friendly Park

Sign-ups start June 1.  Sign up for the online group or the in-person group.

Get together to share opinions and ideas about one of our featured Summer Reading books. Pick up your free copy of the book at any library location.  Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Bookish Brain Trivia Night

Live online: Friday, June 25, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

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 here.


Online: Renters' Rights Info

Live online: Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Tune in for a live online presentation about current renters' rights with Joanne DiPaola of the nonprofit DevNW. Get information about the eviction and foreclosure moratorium, renter protections, your rights and responsibilities, and resources available to assist you.

No registration is needed; on Wed., June 30 at 6:00 p.m., go to https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/83743868086 . The meeting ID is 837 4386 8086.

Or call to listen at any one of these numbers:

877 853 5257 US Toll-free

888 475 4499 US Toll-free

833 548 0276 US Toll-free

833 548 0282 US Toll-free

DevNW is a nonprofit whose "programs, services, and real estate development are designed to help communities — and the people who live in them — thrive. We grow vibrant Northwest communities with our comprehensive work, which ranges from the construction of affordable homes and advocacy for policy change to classes and one-on-one counseling that help people meet their own benchmarks for success."  Learn more about DevNW.


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.


"World of Wonders" Book Group 

In person:  Saturday, July 10, 10:00 a.m., Hays Tree Garden (Alton Baker Park)

Sign-ups start June 1 for this in-person group. Sign up here.

Get together to share opinions and ideas about one of our featured Summer Reading books. Pick up your free copy of the book at any library location.  Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Watch online anytime:

Windfall Reading Series: monthly readings by NW writers coordinated by Lane Literary Guild. Watch Windfall Readings Sept. 2020 through May 2021 on YouTube. 

What to Read Next: book recommendations for all ages on a variety of themes by Eugene Public Library. Watch "What to Read Next" on YouTube.

History of Comics Censorship: Banned Books Week talk: on YouTube Live, recorded in October 2020. 


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ONGOING: LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION

Friends of Eugene Public Library: Book Sales

The Friends' Second Hand Prose book store is open for browsing Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m. in the Entry Garden of the Downtown Library. Find gently-used books there, or order online for in-person pick-up. You can also browse selected items online to be shipped from the Friends' Amazon storefront.

Plus special for June: a book bundle sale! Starting Monday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m., order online at https://libraryfriendsmarket.com, then drive through to pick up your book bundle. Choose from a variety of genres -- mystery, biography, romance, art, nature, etc. -- and get a bundle of ten books for adults for $10, or fifteen children’s books for $10. Plus bags of special books, DVDs, and games and puzzles at varied prices. Pick-up appointments will be scheduled for June 27 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99.


Connecting Community: Wifi Hotspots Live Event

Watch anytime: bit.ly/connectingcommunity2021

Originally streamed live in April 2021, available to watch anytime, this Eugene Public Library Foundation and Friends of Eugene Public Library livestream event celebrated their fundraising campaign to purchase mobile wifi hotspots to lend at the library. Featuring host Storm Kennedy, an epic book domino fall, and special guests including Bev Smith, Kimberly Johnson, Dennis Dixon, Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, and more. Learn  more about the campaign: eplfoundation.org/wifi.


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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