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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

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Activities for All Ages in March 2022

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.

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Fun Activity Kits for Kids

All locations every other Monday

Drop by any library location to pick up a  free surprise activity kit to keep.  New kits will come out on March 14 and March 28.


In-Person Storytimes

Drop in at the Downtown Library: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.; and Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Drop in at Sheldon Community Center: Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Drop in at Echo Hollow Pool: Fridays, 10:30 a.m. (except no storytime on March 4)

Young children and family: join us to learn and have fun together with stories, songs, and more! 


Online Storytimes

New storytime each Wednesday on YouTube Live and Facebook Live 

Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and more! Online 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 account or login is needed. 


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Online: Friday, March 11, 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m., Zoom

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

3:30 p.m. session: https://bit.ly/BookBuddiesMarch2022_330pm  

4:30 p.m. session: https://bit.ly/BookBuddiesMarch2022_430pm

For ages 7-9 in the Eugene area. Get together online for fun conversation and activity. This month, we're reading "The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons" by Troy Cummings.  Sign up and we’ll give you a free copy of the book 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

Online: Tuesday, March 15, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/MiddleBookGroupMarch2022

For ages 11-14 in the Eugene area. Get together to share opinions and ideas about books.  This month, we're reading "The Great Greene Heist" by Varian Johnson.  Sign up and we’ll give you a free copy of the book 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

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

Sign-ups start Feb. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/TweenBookGroupMarch2022 

For ages 9-12 in the Eugene area. Get together for fun conversation and activity.  This month, we're reading "Hero on a Bicycle" by Shirley Hughes.  Sign up and we’ll give you a free copy of the book to keep. Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Bilingual StoryWalk

In Crescent Park: anytime Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, April 28

All ages: enjoy a bilingual picture book displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the park path: "A Chair for My Mother / Un Sillón Para Mi Mamá" by Vera B Williams.

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.


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.

a 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.


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FOR TEENS 


Teens: Faux Insect Taxidermy

Downtown Library: Wednesday, March 2, 4:00 p.m.   

Ages 13 - 19: drop in to create faux insect taxidermy art. All supplies provided.


Teens: Frog Keychains

Downtown Library: Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 p.m.   

Ages 13 - 19: drop in to make beaded frog keychains. All supplies provided.


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14

Online: Tuesday, March 15, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Feb. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/MiddleBookGroupMarch2022

For ages 11-14 in the Eugene area. Get together to share opinions and ideas about books.  This month, we're reading "The Great Greene Heist" by Varian Johnson.  Sign up and we’ll give you a free copy of the book to keep. Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Teen Book Group - ages 13-19

Downtown Library: Wednesday, March 16, 4:00 p.m.

Sign-ups start Feb. 15.  Sign up online: https://bit.ly/TeenBookGroupMarch2022 

Ages 13-19: get together in person at the Downtown Library to share opinions and ideas about books. This month, we're reading "Himawari House" by Harmony Becker.  Sign up and we’ll give you a free copy of the book to keep. Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


Teen Movie: "Venom" Double Feature

Downtown Library: Wednesday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.

Ages 13- 19: drop in to watch “Venom” and "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" together. 


Animanga Club

Downtown Library: Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m.

Ages 13- 19: drop in to watch “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" -- and bring home free Japanese snacks, manga, and swag.


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


Kalapuya Storytelling and Traditional Hand Drumming

Downtown Library and online live: Saturday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.

Join Shannin Stutzman for a talk featuring stories, songs, and drumming. Drop in at the Downtown Library or watch online on YouTube Live.

Learn about the Kalapuya, a Native American community indigenous to the Willamette Valley. Stutzman will tell traditional Kalapuya stories and share traditional songs and drumming. Stutzman is a cultural director for a Native youth cultural camp and has spoken and performed in schools, universities, and libraries for over 20 years.


Silent Book Club
Graduate Hotel: Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Drop in for an "introvert happy hour"! Bring any book you like and settle in for a quiet evening of reading with friends. Silent Book Club takes place in Poindexter Coffee in the hotel lobby. Admission is free, with cocktails and bites available for purchase. Free parking is available in the hotel garage. Presented in partnership by Graduate Eugene, Silent Book Club, and Eugene Public Library. 


Windfall Reading Series: Rachel King and Ce Rosenow

Online: Tuesday, March 15, 6:00  p.m., YouTube Live

Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream Windfall Reading, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, writers John C. Morrison and Alan L. Contreras read and take questions. More information and watch live or later.


Book Groups: “Girl, Woman, Other"

Online: Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.  Sign-ups start Feb. 15 for adults in the Eugene area: https://bit.ly/EugBookGroup_OnlineMarch2022

In person: Sunday, March 20, 2:00 p.m. Sign-ups start Feb. 15: https://bit.ly/EugBookGroup_InPersonMarch2022

Get together to in person or online to chat about "Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo. The 2019 Booker Prize winner is an inventive and vivid portrait of contemporary Britain and the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters in this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives -- from a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm -- and also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.

Sign up for this book group and we'll provide a free copy of the book for you to read and keep. Or enjoy the book free with your library card in print or online: find it here.


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:

Windfall Reading Series: monthly readings by NW writers coordinated by Lane Literary Guild.  Watch past Windfall Readings on YouTube.

Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement: concert and talk by Galen Abdur-Razzaq, recorded in February 2022.

Political Cartoonist Jesse Springer, recorded in February 2022.

Ken Babbs: Author Talk, recorded in January 2022.

Shifting the Narrative: A Conversation on Race and Identity in Children’s Books panel on YouTube Live, recorded in October 2021. 

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

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 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. The Friends plan to hold  their spring giant book sale on April 9 and 10, 2022 at Lane Events Center (Fairgrounds).


Booked for the Evening 

Saturday, April 23, Valley River Center and online

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for a fun benefit featuring Mayor Lucy Vinis, special guest author Kim Johnson, host Storm Kennedy and more, all to support Eugene Public Library and the expansion of our Library of Things.


Imagination Library Luncheon

Watch anytime on YouTube

Enjoy the recording of the 2021 Imagination Library of Eugene event featuring "Stone Soup" cartoonist Jan Eliot, children’s author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne, Dr. Audrey Lucero, joke-telling kids, and more.


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. 


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)




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