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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Library Events: Coming Up

Activities for All Ages in April 2021

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

Mon., April 5: Codes and Secret Messages

Mon., April 12: Make Milagros - by Jessica Zapata of Eugene ArteLatino

Mon., April 19: Leaf Rubbings and Earth Day Coloring

Mon., April 26: Make a Sundial


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!

Special storytime on Tuesday, March 23: Pigeon Party! Join us to celebrate the beloved character from Mo Willems' books. Plus, starting Monday, March 22 and while supplies last, visit any library location to pick up a free Pigeon Party bag featuring a book and a craft kit to keep.


Bilingual StoryWalks 

In the park at Petersen Barn through March 31

In the park at Sheldon Community Center through April 12

All ages: take a walk and enjoy  a favorite children's picture book in English and Spanish. 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 at Petersen Barn Community Center through March 31: "Duck on a Bike/Un Pato en Bicicleta"

In the park at Sheldon Community Center through April 12: "The Tiniest Star/La Estrellita Más Pequeñita" 

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.


Baby Bags

All library locations: starting Monday, March 15, while supplies last

Do you have a child up to two years old at home? Drop by any location to pick up a free bag with a colorful bilingual board book, plush puppet, shaker egg, and information, all to help babies develop crucial early literacy skills in fun, easy ways. As the slogan says, "babies need words every day: talk, read, sing, play!"


Oregon's Dino-Story

All library locations: pick up activity kits starting Monday, March 15, while supplies last; plus online program

Kids: take an adventure into Oregon's past - including its dinosaurs! Pick up an activity kit, then watch this entertaining video anytime for a virtual visit to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Meet paleontologists and learn about the dinosaurs who lived right here long ago. All at bit.ly/OregonDinoStory .


Pigeon Party! Live Online

Watch the video anytime: Facebook Live 

Celebrate the beloved character Pigeon from Mo Willems' books with a live online party featuring special stories, songs, and more. No Facebook account or login is needed. Join us live or enjoy the video later. Plus: starting Monday, March 22 and while supplies last, visit any library location to pick up a free Pigeon Party bag featuring a book and a craft kit to keep. Watch storytime videos anytime at facebook.com/euglibrary/live .


Percy Jackson Trivia: Online

Online: Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 10. Preregistration required to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Ages 9 to 12: join in a fun trivia contest about the Percy Jackson books. We'll meet up in Zoom to play on Kahoot. Read the books in print or online free with your library card.


Book Buddies Group - ages 7-9

Online: Thursday, April 8, 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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

Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 7-9. This month, we're reading "Lola Levine Is Not Mean!" by Monica Brown.  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 online:  https://bit.ly/3l8wfwc


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 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 "Last of the Name" by Rosanne Parry. 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://bit.ly/3csLdJy


Tween Scene Book Group - ages 9-12 

Online: Thursday, April 22, 4:00 p.m., Zoom  

Sign-ups start March 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  "I Can Make This Promise" by Christine Day.   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 online: https://bit.ly/3r5Elba    


Watch online anytime:

Kids: Writer Rosanne Parry Live: Watch the video of the author visit. On YouTube, recorded live in March 2021.

Bilingual Storytime OnlineJoin Toña Aguilar online for fun stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English. On YouTube, recorded live in September 2020.

Online Storytimes on our Facebook or YouTube.


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FOR TEENS


Teen Book Group - ages 13-18

Online: Tuesday, April 20, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 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 "Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful" by Arwen Elys Dayton.  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 online: https://bit.ly/3ey5WOP


Stuck in the Middle Book Group - ages 11-14 

Online: Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Sign-ups start March 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 "Last of the Name" by Rosanne Parry. 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://bit.ly/3csLdJy


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


Small Business Webinars

Online March 1 through 31, anytime: https://willamette.score.org

Get information to support your success with webinars provided by SCORE Willamette. This month's webinars are prerecorded and available on the SCORE website:

Protect Your Investment: What Kind of Insurance Do You Really Need? with Kym Housley. Learn about commercial insurance options, definitions, coverages, and what questions to ask your agent when shopping for a policy.

How to Lead Productive Thriving Business Teams with Shanda K. Miller. Learn practical leadership skills you can implement right way to increase productivity and profits. Perfect for new leaders or those facing challenges with their team.

Why Branding Matters with Adam Junod. Learn to grow awareness of your business through "touchpoints."


Live Online: Career Exploration Workshop

Online: starting Thursday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday; GoToMeeting

Join Lane County Workforce Services to explore ways to identify your skills and interests while researching possible career choices.  Career exploration will provide you access to assessments based on preference and gained experiences.  In addition, we will review the labor market and discover jobs in growing local industries. 

At the time of the meeting, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/812729269The meeting ID # is 812-729-269. You may be prompted to download the free GoToMeeting app or log in on the web.  GoToMeeting is free. You can also attend by phone at 646-749-3122. 

This workshop will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, featuring updated information and changing conversations. Participate at one session or more. No registration needed. 

For more information,  contact Lane County Workforce Services by phone 541-686-7985 or email lchswm@lanecountyor.gov.


Live Online: Bookselling Talk by J. Michaels' owner

Online: Friday, March 12, 12:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: click here.

Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A.  On March 12,  Jeremy Nissel will talk about "Separating Fact from Fiction: An Independent Bookstore Owner Reflects on 45 Years in the Business." The owner of one of Eugene's literary institutions, J. Michaels Books, he'll share what it's been like to run a bookstore for decades, including during a global pandemic. Score some great book suggestions for your summer reading list!


Windfall Reading: Amber Flame and Mike van Mantgem

Online: Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 p.m., YouTube Live

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 Amber Flame and Mike van Mantgem read and take questions. More information about Lane Literary Guild and the Windfall Reading Series: https://www.lanewriters.org/windfall


Live Online: Big Star Band Talk

Online: Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregistration required to receive event link: starting March 1, call 541-682-5450.

Join us for a musical gathering to listen to the songs and learn about the influential history of the band Big Star with Craig Leve of KWVA’s “Snap, Crackle, Pop” show and Greg Sutherland from House of Records.  NPR called Big Star “the unluckiest band in America.” They released only three records in their short career, each one great and completely different from the other. Despite critical acclaim, poor distribution hampered their first album and hardly anyone heard it. Nevertheless, Big Star amassed a cult following and became a huge influence on indie rock artists of the 80s and 90s, eventually achieving the recognition that eluded them in their time. Free with your library card:

Listen to Big Star's music online or CD
Watch the documentary film "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" online or DVD
Read the biography “Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band” as an ebook


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:

What to Read Next: Love Edition: on YouTubeLive, recorded in February 2021.

What to Read Next: New Year's Edition: on YouTubeLive, recorded in January 2021

Windfall Reading: Susan Leslie Moore and David Bradley: on YouTube Live, recorded in February 2021.

Windfall Reading: Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Wright Powell: on YouTube Live, recorded in January 2021.

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.

2020: The Year in Music: join us and House of Records staff to revisit or discover some of the best albums of 2020, on YouTube Live recorded in January.

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

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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ONGOING: LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION

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. 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.


LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com, these professional courses provide training 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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