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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

Activities for All Ages in January and February

Join us for free activities at home, online, and in the community. 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


Crafts and STEM Kits for Kids

Drop by to pick up free kids' activity kits to keep, featuring a variety of crafts and STEM activities (while supplies last each week).

Mon., Jan. 4, all locations: Fortune Tellers
Mon., Jan. 11, all locations: Moon Phase Hat

Tues., Jan. 19, Downtown and Sheldon: Unicorn Pillows

Wed., Jan. 20, Bethel: Unicorn Pillows
Mon., Jan. 25, Downtown and Bethel: Tiny Art

Tues., Jan. 26, Sheldon: Tiny Art


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. No Facebook account or login is needed. Join us live, or later, or over and over here!


Bilingual StoryWalks® 

Outdoors in the parks: every day through Friday, January 15

All ages: take a walk and enjoy  a bilingual children’s picture book! The illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path to read as you stroll through the park. 

In the park outside Sheldon Community Center: "The Hungry Hen/La Gallina Hambrienta"
In the park outside Petersen Barn Community Center: "The Mitten/El Miton "

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.


Winter Reading: Free Books for Kids and Teens

All library locations through January 

Kids and teens: drop by any Eugene Public Library location to choose a brand-new book to keep - free! Thanks to the Friends of Eugene Public Library.


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Online: Thursday, January 14, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Dec. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Back by popular demand: Book Buddies book group for ages 7-9. This month, we're reading "Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off" by Jacqueline Jules.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card:

Print book  https://tinyurl.com/ycbwmaej

eBooks and online audiobook: https://bit.ly/2LGOEmb


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, January 20, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Dec. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "It Wasn't Me" by Dana Alison Levy. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as an eBook or print book: https://tinyurl.com/ycl9epzl


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Online: Thursday, January 21, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

Sign-ups start Dec. 15. 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 “You Go First" by Erin Entrada Kelly.   Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card online (eBook or audiobook) or in print: https://tinyurl.com/y8x9krtr


OBOB Trivia: Online

Grades 3-5: Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, January 27, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Grades 6-8: Thursday, January 28, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Jan. 11. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun trivia contest based on Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). We'll meet up in Zoom to play OBOB trivia on Kahoot.


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, February 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Jan. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "The Stars Beneath Our Feet" by David Barclay Moore. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as a print book or online audiobook: https://tinyurl.com/y2vuydrs 


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

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

Sign-ups start Jan. 15. 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 “From the Desk of Zoe Washington" by Erin Entrada Kelly.   Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card online as an eBook or in print: https://tinyurl.com/y2xgbxcr


Watch online anytime:

Bilingual Storytime OnlineJoin Toña Aguilar online for fun stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. On YouTube, recorded live in September.

Online Storytimes on our Facebook or YouTube, recorded since spring.


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FOR TEENS


Winter Reading: Free Books for Kids and Teens

All library locations through January

Kids and teens: drop by any Eugene Public Library location to choose a brand-new book to keep - free! Thanks to the Friends of Eugene Public Library. 


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Online: Tuesday, January 19, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Dec. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450. 

A get-together for ages 13-18. This month, Teen Book Group is reading "Bloom" by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card in print or ebook: https://tinyurl.com/y7dyhx3f


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, January 20, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Dec. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "It Wasn't Me" by Dana Alison Levy. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as a print book or online audiobook: https://tinyurl.com/ycl9epzl


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, February 16, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Jan. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 11-14. This month, Stuck in the Middle book group is reading "The Stars Beneath Our Feet" by David Barclay Moore. Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as an eBook or print book: https://tinyurl.com/y2vuydrs


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

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

Sign-ups start Jan. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450. 

A get-together for ages 13-18. This month, Teen Book Group is reading "This is My America" by Kim Johnson.  Sign up and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep! Or enjoy it free with your library card as an ebook, online audiobook, or in print: https://bit.ly/3bApJLY


Watch online anytime:

William Ritter: Live Interview Enjoy a talk with the author of the popular and beloved "Jackaby" and "Oddmire" series, recorded this summer. 


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FOR ADULTS


2020: The Year in Music

Online: Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live: bit.ly/EugMusic2020

Join Eugene Public Library and the House of Records to revisit or discover some of the best records of 2020. The past year was a tough one for everyone, including musicians and songwriters. But even in terrible times, these artists managed to provide listeners a few moments of solace. Learn more and enjoy with us.


Craft Kit for Adults 

All library locations: starting Friday, January 15, while supplies last

Drop by any library location to pick up a free art activity kit to enjoy at home and keep.  This month's kit provides materials and instructions to create your own origami bookmark.


Windfall Reading: Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Wright Powell

Online: Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live: bit.ly/WindfallJan2021

Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of the Windfall Reading Series, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, writers Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Wright Powell read and take questions online. More information about Lane Literary Guild and the Windfall Reading Series: https://www.lanewriters.org/windfall


What to Read Next: New Year's Edition

Online: Tuesday, January 26, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live: bit.ly/EugNewYearReads

Catch Eugene Public Library’s entertaining experts talking about our favorite books of 2020 and the most anticipated titles of 2021. We’ll share reading recommendations for all ages. Plus: tell us your tastes in the comments and we'll provide personalized suggestions -- live! 


Adult Book Group: “This Is My America”

Online: Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start Jan. 15. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

This year’s University of Oregon Common Reading book is “This Is My America,” a novel by professor Kimberly Johnson. Sign up for the book group and we’ll mail a free copy of the book to you to keep. Or enjoy it free with your library card as an ebook, online audiobook, or in print: https://tinyurl.com/y2xgbxcr

Join us for a lively conversation about the acclaimed book, which has been  described as “The Hate U Give” meets “Just Mercy.” This unflinching yet uplifting novel explores the racist injustices of the U.S. justice system, following a seventeen-year-old struggling to get her father exonerated from a wrongful death sentence. See the book trailer. 

As a teen and a UO student, Kimberly Johnson held leadership positions in social justice organizations in Eugene. She now serves as UO Assistant Vice Provost for Advising and Director for the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence. 


A Talk by Author Kimberly Johnson: How Far Do You Have to Go for Justice? Acting Beyond the Vote

Online: February 9, 5:30 p.m., preregistration required: https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/african-american-workshop-lecture-series-2020-2021

As part of the University of Oregon’s 2020 - 2021 African American Workshop and Lecture Series, the author of “This Is My America” will discuss her inspirations, delving into the themes of how racial injustice in our criminal justice system leads to mass incarceration and excessive punishment. Kimberly Johnson will discuss the 2020 elections and “our responsibility in not only our electoral process, but broader acts of social justice and civic engagement.”


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:

Holiday Gift Readsrecommended reading suggestions for gift-giving, recorded by our entertaining librarians in December.

Windfall Reading Series: David Axelrod and Sabena Starkon YouTube Live, recorded in September.

Windfall Reading Series: Melissa Kwasny and Christopher Howell: on YouTube Live, recorded in October.

Windfall Reading Series: Austin Gray and Shirley Perez-West : on YouTube Live, recorded in November.

History of Comics Censorship: Banned Books Week talk: on YouTube Live, recorded in October

What To Read Next: Spooky Stories for All Ages: recommended reading suggestions by our entertaining librarians, recorded in October.

What to Eat Read Next: Foodie Fiction & Cookbooksrecommended reading suggestions by our entertaining librarians, recorded in November.

Puerto Rican Cooking OnlineLearn to make the traditional dishes mofongo and tembleque. With Sara Cintron on YouTube, recorded in September.


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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


Emoji, Culture, & Communication

Online: Friday, January 8, 12:00 p.m.

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts.” UO professor Dr. Alisa Freedman will explore the fun and fascinating world of emoji. Learn what the emoji in our phones reveal about our cultural literacy and teach us about Japanese and other world cultures. Discover the ways emoji use differs between generations, how emojis get approved for use, and why emojis make us better communicators and global citizens. And bonus: discover what famous works of literature have been translated into emoji. Pre-register to get tne Zoom link.


Bookish Brain Trivia Night

Online: Saturday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for a fun Bookish Brain Trivia Night.  Sign up with a team of 4 to 6 people or on your own to be matched to a team. Share your wide-ranging knowledge and raise funds for Eugene Public Library while competing for prizes  -- and bragging rights. Invite your friends! Get tickets: bit.ly/eplfjantrivia


Friends of Eugene Public Library: Online Book Sales

Friends of Eugene Public Library are currently offering two ways to purchase gently-used books from their bookstore, Second Hand Prose. Many are gift-quality! For in-person pick-up by appointment at the bookstore in the Downtown Library: browse and pay online here. For items to be shipped: browse and pay online at the Friends' Amazon storefront.


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. 


Book lists, reviews, and more

Booklist Online  

Books & Authors  

NoveList Plus


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.


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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