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Posted on: June 1, 2020

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

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FOR KIDS & FAMILY


Free Summer Reading Books 

Drop by curbside: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pick up a free book for each child and teen to keep! Drop by curbside at the Downtown Library, Bethel Branch, or Sheldon Branch, Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Books courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library.


Family Storytime LIVE

Online: Fridays, 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 on the Library’s Facebook.


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. 


Louisiana Fiddlin’ Show: Kelly Thibodeaux

Online: Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 p.m., Facebook video

Kids of all ages: enjoy high-energy "swamp rock" fiddle tunes, songs, and storytelling with the amazingly entertaining Kelly Thibodeaux in a specially-created interactive video. Sing, clap, and stomp along -- plus draw illustrations. 


Storybook STEM

Online: Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Kids of all ages: explore STEM with hands-on activities inspired by storybooks and led by Eugene Science Center. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math -- and it adds up to fun! Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


Japanese Music

Online: Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Kids of all ages: join entertainer and educator Yumi Torimaru to listen to and learn about the taiko (drum), shinobue (bamboo flute), and tsugaru shamisen (lute). The founding director of the Portland-based taiko group Takohachi and a creator of Kotori Japanese Music, she “considers herself a hybrid of Japanese and American” who “grew up in two cultures and her music lives in both.” Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


Tween Scene Book Group

Online: Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

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

This month, Tween Scene book group is reading "Sweep" by Jonathan Auxier. Join a fun conversation and activity for ages 9-12. Sign up and we’ll mail the book to you; or get the eBook free with your library card: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12463115


Comedy for the Kids

Online: Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 p.m., Facebook Live

Kids of all ages: join us for a zany live show by fave performer Angel Ocasio! Laugh and play with his high-energy mix of physical comedy, magic, juggling, jokes, music, and audience participation. Available on the Library’s Facebook for one week.


Teddy Bear Picnic 

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


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FOR TEENS


Free Summer Reading Books 

Drop by curbside: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pick up a free book for each child and teen to keep! Drop by curbside at the Downtown Library, Bethel Branch, or Sheldon Branch, Mondays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Books courtesy of the Friends of Eugene Public Library.


Stuck in the Middle and Teen Book Group: Together!

Online: Thursday, August 13, 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 -- and reading two books! Ages 11 to 19: enjoy "Miles Morales: Spider-Man" by Jason Reynolds and "A Thousand Beginnings and Endings" edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman. 

Sign up and we’ll mail the books to you; or get the eBooks free with your library card:

Miles Morales: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11931652
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: https://bit.ly/32nMRbJ


Teen D&D  

Online: Monday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregister starting July 27 to receive event link: call 541-682-5450.

Ages 13 - 19: join us online for Dungeons and Dragons! This three-day campaign will feature pre-rolled characters you can customize. 


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


Visual Arts Week

Curbside exhibits at the Downtown Library: August 7 through August 15


"Black Is Beautiful" - on the fence on Charnelton Street 

60-foot panel installation created by the Eugene BIPOC Artist Collective. 


"Create Your Own Sculpture Treasure Hunts" - in the windows on 10th Ave.

DIY art activity created by Earthbound Moon.


"Portrait of a Woman: Leaf Life" - in the windows on 10th Ave.

Digital art by Susan Detroy.


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

Online: Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 p.m., Zoom

Preregister starting August 1 to receive event link: 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


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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FRIENDS & FOUNDATION SPECIAL EVENTS


Surprise Me! Friends Book Sale

Online purchasing opens Mon., August 3, 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 August 16 at the Friends’ warehouse on Hwy. 99. Get more information and order: 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. Through summer, library cards for online use are free to all in Eugene, including outside city limits.


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 (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.


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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