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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

Activities for All Ages in September 2021

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



Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, August 30 and while supplies last

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free activity kit to create a piece of art with tape and paint.

Bilingual StoryWalks in September

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

In Willakenzie Park: "How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? / Como Van A La Escuela Los Dinosaurios?" 

In the park at Petersen Barn: "The Day You Begin /El Día En Que Descubres Quien Eres"

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.

In-Person Storytimes

Returning mid-September; multiple days each week

Young children and family: join us to learn and have fun together with stories, songs, and more! We're hosting in-person storytimes in a variety of locations around town. Storytimes will return in mid-September.

Storytime Live Online: will return in October. Watch recordings of past storytimes.

Book groups for kids and tweens: sign-ups will start September 15 for October groups.

Watch online anytime:

Recorded online storytimes on our Facebook or YouTube.

Teddy Bear Picnic Online: sing and dance along with live music by Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band. Recorded live in July 2021.

Kids Show: Red Yarn's Backyard: sing, dance, and learn with fave family performer Red Yarn and his colorful crew of puppet critter. Recorded live in June 2021.

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



Art Kit for Tweens and Teens

All locations: starting Monday, August 30 and while supplies last

Tweens and teens: drop by any library location to pick up a free activity kit to create a piece of art with tape and paint.

Book groups for teens and tweens: sign-ups will start September 15 for October groups.

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. 



Art Exhibit by OSLP Arts & Culture Program

Downtown Library 2nd floor, September 2 through October

Enjoy works created by the OSLP Arts & Culture Program, which aims to break down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and build bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community for all. 

Career Exploration Workshop

Live online: Thursday, September 9 and/or Thursday, September 23, 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 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

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Downtown Library: Saturday, September 18, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m

Find amazing bargains at this one-day book sale, featuring a wide variety of nonfiction plus some popular fiction and children’s books. All books just $1 each!  This sale of very-gently-used books is a fundraiser by the volunteer Friends of Eugene Public Library. All proceeds go to support Eugene Public Library programs. The Friends also sell books at their store Second Hand Prose and online. More information.

Windfall Reading Series: Kate Gray and Judith Barrington

Live online: Tuesday, September 21, 6:00  p.m., YouTube Live

Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of this season's first Windfall Reading, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, writers Kate Gray and Judith Barrington read and take questions. More information and watch:

Imagination Library Luncheon

Live online: Thursday, September 23, 11:45 a.m

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a cherished part of the lives of all those whom it touches -- both the little ones looking forward to a new book in the mail every month and their parents who understand what a difference these books will make in their children’s lives.  Get together online for an entertaining luncheon to support Eugene's Imagination Library program, featuring "Stone Soup" cartoonist Jan Eliot, children’s author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne, Dr. Audrey Lucero, and more. Lunch will be catered by Valley River Inn, available for pick up. Learn more and get tickets:

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:

"1000 Hopes" Project and Oregon BIPOC Experiences panel on YouTube Live, recorded in June 2021.

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. 



Friends of Eugene Public Library: Book Store and Online Book Sales

The Friends' Second Hand Prose book store offers amazing deals on gently-used books in the Entry Garden of the Downtown Library.  You can also shop online for store pick-up or at the Friends' Amazon store. See store hours and shopping information.

Imagination Library Film: Live Online

Watch anytime: Facebook Live 

Stream the new, uplifting documentary, "The Library That Dolly Built," free:  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.

Connecting Community: Wifi Hotspots Live Event

Watch anytime:

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:




All free! Some online actitivies require a library card. If you don’t have one, call us to sign up: 541-682-5450. 

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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

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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.

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

LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as, 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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