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SUMMER READING FOR ALL AGES
From June through August, everyone’s invited to celebrate Summer Reading. Learn more, sign up, and get your bingo card!
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Books & Authors
YOUTH BOOK GROUPS IN JUNE
Wednesday, June 3, 4:00 p.m. or Thursday, June 4, 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.
For ages 7 - 9. This month’s book is "Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off" by Jacqueline Jules.
Stuck in the Middle Book Group
Wednesday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.
For ages 11 - 14. “The Wee Free Men” by Terry Pratchett.
Teen Book Group
Thursday, June 11, 4:00 p.m.
For ages 13 - 19. “The Wild Book” by Juan Villoro.
Wednesday, June 17, 4:00 p.m. or Thursday, June 18, 4:00 p.m.
For ages 9 - 12. This month’s book is “The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling” by William Ritter.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Hosted by our partner Willamete SCORE.
Protect Your Investment: Small Business Insurance
Thursday, June 11, 6:00 p.m.
Preregistration required: https://willamette.score.org/event/protect-your-investment
Expert Kym Housley will cover commercial insurance options, definitions, and coverages. Learn the questions you should ask your agent when shopping for a policy. Kym Housley is the owner of the Housley Agency Inc., Farmers Insurance. She works with business owners using a holistic approach including commercial insurance, business planning, succession planning, and estate planning. She holds a ChFC designation and has been an agent and advisor for almost 10 years.
Video Production for Small Businesses
Thursday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.
Preregistration required: https://willamette.score.org/event/video-production-small-businesses
Join Chris Elliott to learn how to promote your business with video. Explore the importance of video messaging as part of your online presence, ways you can use video to build customer relationships, and tips and tricks for producing your own videos. Chris Elliott started her career at one of the area’s largest advertising agencies creating and producing ads for print, radio, TV, direct mail, transit, and outdoor. Next, she spent over 16 years in senior-level positions at the area’s two largest television stations. In 2015 she started Elliott Image Media Production where she produces multimedia projects for businesses large and small.
BOOK GROUP FOR ADULTS: “The Princess Bride”
Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.
"This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.” That’s the first line of “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman. Let’s read it, then get together for a lively conversation. The hugely popular 1987 film adaption is better known than the novel, but there’s a lot to be found on the page that didn’t make it to the big screen. Share in the fun of this classic work of literary satire, adventure, swordplay, and true love.
TEEN THEATER WORKSHOP
Three week series: Tuesdays, June 16, 23, and 30; 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Preregistration required to receive link: call 541-682-5450.
Ages 13 - 19: join director Willow Norton to write and perform scenes and monologues around themes that you choose. Learn how to tell your story and ask questions through the power of theater in a supportive and fun environment. Connect and share with each other. Beginners welcome.
YOUTH BOOK GROUPS IN JULY
Book BuddiesThursday, July 2, 4:00 p.m.Preregistration required to receive event link: starting June 5, call 541-682-5450.
For ages 7 - 9. "Zoey and Sassafrass: Grumplets and Pests" by Asia Citro.eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12572344
Stuck in the Middle Book Group and Teen Book Group: Together!Thursday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration required to receive event link: starting June 11, call 541-682-5450.Combined this month for ages 11 - 19: “Jackaby” by William Ritter.eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688445eAudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418397
Tween SceneThursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m.Preregistration required to receive event link: starting June 19, call 541-682-5450.
For ages 9 - 12. “Artemis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer.eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11996068
Online: dates and links coming soon. (Meantime, enjoy our recorded stay-at-home storytimes on Facebook or Instagram.)
Join our entertaining educators for a live get-together filled with stories, sing-alongs, and more. For children ages 0 - 5 with their families.
Summer Reading Kids’ Show: Mz. Pearl
Online: Wednesday, June 24, time and link coming soon
Kids and family: catch a delightful and hilarious show by fave performer Mz. Pearl.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Online: Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m., link coming soon
The beloved tradition continues! Carleen and Mike McCornack and the Garden Variety Band will perform live outdoors.
Surprise Me! Friends Book Sale
Date and additional information to be announced
This summer, the Friends of Eugene Public Library will hold a drive up “Surprise Me!” used book sale. Come pick up a bag of ten books for adults for $10, or a bag of fifteen children’s books for $10.
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. Through summer, library cards for online services are free to all in Eugene, including outside city limits.
Eugene Public Library Escape Rooms
Solve puzzles and clues to escape! Work alone or as a team. Fun challenges for ages 10 and up.
- Undersea Atlantis Escape Room
- The Labyrinth: Greek Mythology Escape Room
Women Make Waves: Listening Experience
Take a listening adventure with a wide variety of performers and types of music. Start now.
Delightful short "tastes of storytimes" we recorded this spring. Enjoy on Facebook or Instagram.
Explore your family tree, history, and more. Library card required. Start now.
Professional courses in software development, web development, design, photography, and business. Library card required. Start now.
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!