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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Summer Library Events

Join us for free activities at home, online, and in other ways for now, while the Library buildings are closed. For updates as they happen, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.


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SUMMER READING FOR ALL AGES

Through August, everyone’s invited to celebrate Summer Reading. Learn more, sign up, and get your bingo card! 


Personalized reading recommendations

Get expert suggestions to match your tastes and interests. Fill out our online form, email us, live chat with us, or call us at 541-682-5450.


Book lists, reviews, and more

Booklist Online  

Books & Authors  

NoveList Plus 


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FOR KIDS & FAMILY

 

- Teddy Bear Picnic

Online: Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m., Facebook Live

Gather up your stuffed friends to join in our annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Sing along and dance with Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band. Come back to watch anytime.


- Tween Scene Book Group

Online: Thursday, July 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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

This month, Tween Scene book group is reading "Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer. This lively conversation is for ages 9-12. Get the eBook free with your library card: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11996068


- Summer Reading Weekly Activities: A new online event every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.


-- Healthy Moves!

Online: Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Kids of all ages: join Healthy Moves trainers for movement, fitness, and fun! Warm up with Denise Thomas, play "fitness poker" with Lucas Jackson, try agility skills with Megan Patrignelli, then do a dance routine with Marc Siegel. Then we’ll close with a cool-down all together. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


-- Engineer It! 

Online: Wednesday, July 15, 1:00 p.m., Facebook video

Kids and family: learn about engineering and build stuff with the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History with this specially-recorded video activity. Explore artifacts designed by Oregon’s first engineers, visit with an archaeologist, and try your own engineering skills. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


-- Bees! 

Online: Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 p.m., 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. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


-- Magic Show!

Online: Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Kids of all ages: enjoy the Magical Mysteries show on Facebook Live! Let Christopher T. Magician take you on an amazing entertaining tour through favorite children’s mystery books, bringing the stories to life with humor and magic. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


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FOR TEENS

 

Youth Book Group: “Jackaby”

Online: Thursday, July 9, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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

This month, our Stuck in the Middle and Teen Book Groups combine to read and talk about "Jackaby" by William Ritter. This lively conversation is for ages 11-19. Participants will also brainstorm questions to be asked to the author when we interview him on our Facebook Live (coming up Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.).

Get the book free with your library card:

eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688445

eAudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418397


William Ritter: Live Interview

Online: Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Catch our livestreamed interview with William Ritter, author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series. Watch live or later.


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FOR ADULTS


William Ritter: Live Interview

Online: Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Catch our livestreamed interview with William Ritter, author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series. Watch live or later.


Book Group for Adults: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" 

Online: Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m., Zoom

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

"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin is a charming novel about the love of reading and life’s surprises. Among many positive reviews, Booklist calls this work “irresistible,” saying it “captures the joy of connecting people and books.”

Get the book free with your library card:

Hoopla eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688561 

Hoopla audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418334 

Library2Go eBook: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/content/media/1555262 

Library2Go audiobook: https://library2go.overdrive.com/library2go-eugene/content/media/4210302


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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


Surprise Me! Friends Book Sale

Online purchasing opens Mon., July 6, 9:00 a.m., https://libraryfriendsmarket.com

This summer, the Friends of Eugene Public Library is holding drive up “Surprise Me!” used book sales. Choose a genre for a bag of ten books for adults for $10, or order a bag of fifteen children’s books for $10. Pick-up appointments will be July 19 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99. Get more information and order: https://libraryfriendsmarket.com


The Bookish Brain: Virtual Trivia Night

Online: Saturday, August 1, 6:00 p.m. 

Purchase tickets to sign up here 

A fun evening of trivia for book lovers hosted by Eugene Public Library Foundation. Register as an individual or a team.


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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. Through summer, library cards for online use 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.


Stay-at-home Storytimes

Delightful short "tastes of storytimes" we recorded this spring. Enjoy on Facebook or Instagram.


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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