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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] September Library Events

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Free Books and Craft Kits for Kids to Keep

We’re extending our Summer Reading book giveaway through September. Pick up a free book for each child to keep. Books courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library. Drop by at the Downtown Library (curbside): Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am-6pm; or Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-8pm. Or drop by at Bethel and Sheldon (indoors): Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm.

Plus during the same hours: each week we’ll give out a new craft project kit for kids, starting Monday and while supplies last. Special during Fiesta Cultural: starting Friday, Sept. 4, we’ll start giving out a Latin American craft kit created by Jessica Zapata of Eugene Arte Latino.


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. Join us live, or later, or over and over here!


Bilingual StoryWalk® 

September 1 through September 13, in the park outside Petersen Barn 

All ages: take a walk and enjoy the bilingual children’s picture book “My Colors, My World: Mis Colores, Mi Mundo” by Maya Christina Gonzalez. The beautifully illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path to read as you stroll. 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. 


Tween Scene Book Group - filled; watch for October book group sign-ups starting Sept. 15

Online: Thursday, September 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 The Gauntlet” by Karuna Riazi, an action-packed adventure about getting trapped inside a board game (think steampunk Jumanji”). Sign up and we’ll mail the book to you (within the Eugene area). Or get the eBook free with your library card: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/kids/media/2754543


Teddy Bear Picnic 

We held this summer’s Teddy Bear Picnic outside and online. You can still sing along and dance with Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band! Watch it now.


Learn About Bees

Online: Facebook video  

Kids and family: join learn about bees and pollination with this specially-recorded video activity with WREN (Willamette Resources and Educational Network). Explore native bees and bee habitats around the West Eugene Wetlands. These small pollinators that make a huge impact! Build an edible model of a bee and nesting ground, talk with bee professionals, and make a bee drinking station.


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FOR TEENS


Free Book for Teens to Keep

We’re extending our Summer Reading book giveaway through September. Pick up a free book for each child and teen to keep. Books courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library. Drop by at the Downtown Library (curbside): Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am-6pm; or Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-8pm. Or drop by at Bethel and Sheldon (indoors): Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm.


Stuck in the Middle and Teen Book Group: Together! -- filled; watch for October book group sign-ups starting Sept. 15

Online: Thursday, September 10, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

This month, two of our youth book groups are meeting together! Ages 11 to 19 are reading "Fresh Ink,” a collection of stories by popular YA authors edited by Lamar Giles in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. Sign up and we’ll mail the book to you (within the Eugene area). Or get the eBook free with your library card: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/teens/search?query=fresh+ink


William Ritter: Live Interview

Missed our live interview with William Ritter, author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series? Watch it now.


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FOR ADULTS


William Ritter: Live Interview

Missed our live interview with William Ritter, author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series? Watch it now.


Book Group for Adults: "Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult " 

Online: New date! Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m., Zoom 

Postponed from original August date; preregister to receive event link one week ahead: call 541-682-5450.

Do you love, miss, and long to know more about Ramona, Edmund, Harriet, Almanzo, and the Cat in the Hat? Get together with a community of readers for a lively conversation inspired by Bruce Handy’s funny and sometimes provocative book. Revisit beloved children’s books and learn about their philosophical, psychological, and literary underpinnings. “Let the wild rumpus start!”

Get the book free with your library card:

eBook: https://library2go.overdrive.com/media/3022436

Audio book: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11944086


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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


Surprise Me! Friends Book Sale

Online purchasing opens Monday, September 7, 9:00 a.m., https://libraryfriendsmarket.com

The Friends of Eugene Public Library are back with another “Surprise Me!” used book sale. Order online, then drive through to pick up your book bundle. Choose a genre (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 September 20 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99. For more information and ordering: https://libraryfriendsmarket.com


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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

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Books & Authors  

NoveList Plus


Exhibit: Traditional Mexican Dresses and Charro Accessories 

Friday, September 4 through October 4, front windows of the Downtown Eugene Public Library 

See costumes from a variety of states of the Mexican Republic, including Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Nayarit and Jalisco, in a display provided by Jessica Zapata of Eugene Arte Latino, Noche Cultural, and Ballet Alma de México.

Mexico’s modern folk dance tradition and dresses blend elements of its Indigenous, African, and European heritage. Dance and dresses evolved drastically from 1520 to 1750 with the arrival of the Spanish and continue to evolve. The iconic Charro (horseman) is representative of “La Mexicanidad,” featuring the classic sombrero, spurred boots, and more. Charrería is the national sport of Mexico, dating back to the 1500s when the Spanish brought horses and cattle to the region. UNESCO has recognized Charrería as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 


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.


Eugene Public Library Escape Rooms

Solve puzzles and clues to escape! Work on these fun challenges alone or as a team. 

- 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)


Women Make Waves: Listening Experience  

Take a listening adventure with a wide variety of performers and types of music. Start now.


Stay-at-home Storytimes

Delightful short "tastes of storytimes" we recorded this spring. Enjoy on Facebook or Instagram. Plus new recordings of recent storytimes held live online.


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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