1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, Oregon 97459 phone: 541.756.0400

March Events at the Library

Teen Anime Club, every Tuesday! 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday* after school in the library’s large Meeting Room, we watch Anime. And talk. Like, about what we’re reading and watching and thinking about. And we goof around. And eat snacks. And it’s all free, free, free! Anyone ages 12-18 who knows what anime is, or wants to find out, is welcome.
*unless Librarian Abbie is sick or out of town, or the library is closed or the power is out or the crick done rise…

North Bend Public Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room

The Library Board has its monthly meeting on Wednesday the 12th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the library’s small Conference Room. The meeting is open to the public.

Friends of the Library Book Sale!
Saturday, March 15, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Come one, come all, come book lovers and bargain hunters! The Friends of the North Bend Public Library hold their big book sale on Saturday the 15th, 11:00-3:00. Members of the Friends are invited to come one hour early, at 10:00. Membership dues are $5.00 for individuals, $10.00 for households, and can be payable at the door. The Library can always use more Friends!

COASTLINE CATALOG OUT OF SERVICE
starting Thursday 3/20 after 8:00 p.m., until Monday morning 3/24

Coos County Libraries are getting a new library software system! We’re very excited about the new tools we’ll have to serve you better. The down side is that our old system has to be turned off a few days early to make sure that all our information about library materials and library users moves over to the new system in good order. This will mean some inconvenience for all of us for a few days, but will result in a sparkling new system that will make all of us much more happy.

What this means for you:

  • Nothing will be due, and nothing will be getting overdue fines, starting Thursday, March 20 through Saturday, March 29. The extra days with no fines will give us time to check in returned materials after the new system starts on Monday the 24th. Yippee! Of course you can still return items to the library during this whole time (and we hope you will), both inside and through our outside book return slot.
  • There will be no online access to the catalog. Beginning Thursday night March 20th, and ending Monday morning March 24, you will not be able to use the library’s website to search the catalog, check your account, renew items or place holds.
  • All Coastline libraries will be closed to the public on Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. With our old catalog turned off, we will continue to train on our new software and work on physical housekeeping in the building. Library staff will not be answering phone calls to our public phone line.

Starting Monday, March 24th, we will be able to do all of the usual things, although we ask your patience as we get used to doing them in the new system. Hurray!

Music @ Your Library!

Acoustic Music Workshop, Sunday March 30, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
TAE Trio, Sunday March 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The library is delighted to partner with the South Coast Folk Society to bring you more terrific live music!

Fiddler Tashina Clarridge returns to North Bend to offer another Acoustic Music workshop on Sunday afternoon, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Admission by suggestion donation of $40 (all proceeds go to Tashina). No matter what instrument you play, if you want to explore rhythm, tone and tune in New Acoustic style, you won’t want to miss this chance to learn from Tashina.
The library is closed on Sunday. Doors open at 3:45, and the workshop begins at 4:00.

Come back in the evening for a concert with the TAE Trio! Tashina Clarridge performs with Amy Anders and Emily Mann. They play music rooted in tradition and branching out into new territory, with colors of Ireland, Appalachia, and the Beatles. Admission by suggested donation of $5, but pay what you can–no one will be turned away! All proceeds go to the musicians.
Doors open at 6:30, and the concert begins at 7:00.

Author Talk! Richard J. King, The Devil’s Cormorant
Thursday March 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Come find out why Richard King’s book about this “love ‘em or hate ‘em” bird was named one of the top five science books of 2013! The author will give a presentation followed by Q&A, with a book signing. At once a mixture of lyrical nature writing and salty adventure stories, The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History is an exploration of our literary, historical, cultural, scientific, artistic, political, and often absurdly comical relationship with one of the most extraordinary, most maligned, and most successful birds.

This event is free and open to the public.

Displays at the Library
Conference Room: Artist Clayton Redwood’s glowing seascapes and landscapes draw on both his early work and more recent paintings.
Children’s Room Case: Library staff member Becky Martin shares a charming display of her adorable bear figurines.
Tall Case: This display case in our entryway remains vacant! Call the library or stop by the service desk if you have something you would like to showcase.

February Events at the Library

Coos Library Board Meeting, Thursday Feb. 6, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
The Coos County Library Service District Advisory Board will be meeting in the North Bend Public Library’s large Meeting Room on Thursday the 6th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, with limited time for public comment.

ALL COASTLINE LIBRARIES CLOSED, MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEB. 10-11
for staff training.

All of our libraries in the Coos County Library Service District (a.k.a. Coastline) will be closed on Monday and Tuesday the 10th and 11th for staff training. The Southwestern Community College Library will remain open on campus. We’re getting a new library software system! Whoo-hoo! We’re all very excited about the new tools we’ll have to serve you better. The new system goes “live” to the public on March 24. You’ll be seeing more announcements about it soon.

No items will be due while we are closed, although of course you can still return items to our outside book return slot any time day or night in the wall facing Union Street. Our website and all its resources will still be available anywhere you have Internet access, to check your account, renew items, place holds, do research, and download ebooks, audiobooks and video from Library2Go!

Library closed for the Presidents Day Holiday, Monday Feb. 17
The library will be closed for Presidents Day on Monday the 17th. As always, you can still return materials to our outside book return slot facing Union Street, and no items will be due on the day we’re closed. And we’re always here for you on our website!

Free movie! Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30-5:30 pm
While we’re still feeling the warmth of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, here comes a movie about love and family on the eve of a wedding, and all the drama and comedy that happens when two very different families come together. Sometimes the only way to get past family drama is to jump right over it!

This 2011 movie is rated PG-13, and runs for 112 minutes (just under 2 hours). Movies are shown in the library’s large Meeting Room, across the hall from the library. We can’t tell you the title here under the terms of our license to show movies to the public, but give us a call at 541-756-0400 or come in to the library to find out!

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

North Bend Public Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 5:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room

The Library Board has its monthly meeting on Wednesday the 19th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the library’s small Conference Room. The meeting is open to the public.

Music @ Your Library!
Rainy and the Rattlesnakes, Saturday Feb. 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The library is delighted to partner with the South Coast Folk Society to bring you the father-daughters trio of Rainy and the Rattlesnakes! With Reyna (“Rainy”) on the mandolin and vocals, Lela on the fiddle and vocals, and Ray on guitar and backup vocals, you’ll tap your toes and raise your spirits with their bluegrass, jazz and original songs. Get a taste of their music on YouTube.

Admission by suggested donation of $5, but pay what you can–no one will be turned away! All proceeds go to the musicians.

Friends of the Library!
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Friends of North Bend Public Library meeting on Tuesday the 25th at 11:30, in the library’s small Conference Room. Show your love for the library by giving a little of your time and talent for fundraising and supporting special services and events, including planning the next big book sale on March 15. We’d love to have you join us on the Friends!

Displays at the Library
Artist Clayton Redwood graces the Library’s Conference Room with glowing landscapes and seascapes.

January Events at the Library

Library Closed Monday, January 20
for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of the MLK Day holiday. The Human Rights Advocates of Coos County will be holding a Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration in the library’s large Meeting Room beginning at 1:00, but the library itself will not be open.

We will be open again for our regular hours on Tuesday, 10am-6pm. While we are closed you can return items any time in the book return slot in the library wall facing Union Street. We hope you’ll also take advantage of all the great resources available from our website, to check your account and renew items, search the catalog and place holds, and do research.

Free Movie on Wednesday, January 22, 3:30-5:30pm!
We can’t tell you the title outside of the library (give us a call or come in to find out). It’s a terrific movie about both the joy of sport and the meaning of romance–something for everyone, and some of the best one-on-one and full-court action you’ll see in a fiction film. The movie came out in 2000, and is rated PG-13.

Movies are shown in the large meeting room, free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

The Friends of North Bend Public Library Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will be meeting on Tuesday the 21st at 11:00 in the Library Conference Room. This will be a planning meeting and work session. New members are welcome to attend!

Anime Club every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm!
It happens every Tuesday. Every Tuesday after school. Every Tuesday in the Library’s big meeting room, across the hall from the library. Every Tuesday. At 3:30. Every. Tuesday. Except for the last two Tuesdays (New Years and Christmas Eve), when the library closed early. But pretty much all the other Tuesdays. We watch anime. We eat snacks. We laugh. We talk about what we’ve been reading, and why. Join us!

Story Times resume January 15
Winter Story Times begin on Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a return to the usual schedule: Toddler Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30, Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 1:00 and Thursdays at 11:00, and Music Time on Fridays at 10:00. Come to the library every week for stories and songs and wiggles, and connect with early learning and preliteracy skills with Mrs. Simpkins!

Oregon Battle of the Books Civil War!
Wednesday, January 15, 4:00-6:00pm

The North Bend Public Library is proud to host the 2nd annual Oregon Battle of the Books Civil War! Teams of reader scholars from North Bend High School square off against teams from Marshfield High School to answer questions about this year’s list of books. The devil is in the details! Everyone is welcome to attend and cheer on our young readers.

North Bend Public Library Foundation Board meets on Thursday, January 16, 5:00 p.m.
The library’s Foundation Board meets in the library’s small Conference Room on Thursday the 16th at 5:00. The Foundation is an independent non-profit dedicated to securing supplemental financial support for the North Bend Public Library through donations, grants, gifts, and memorial contributions. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

Art Displays at the Library
Conference Room galleryPortrait by Amy Pollicino of journalist and social activist Dorothy Day, founder of The Catholic Worker.
Tall CaseNature paintings, pine weaving and jewelry by Amy Pollicino.
Children’s Room CaseNew Year’s Party and Life at Home: charming teddy bear dioramas from the Mingus Park Bears Club (advisor: Sue Hopkins).

December Events at Your Library!

Story Times take a break after December 20
Fall Story Times come to an end with the usual sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday December 18-20. Come back for Winter Story Times beginning in January. Over the holidays, we know you’ll still be reading and rhyming, singing and dancing together!

Closing at 2:00, Tuesday December 24
Library closed for Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25

The Library will close early on Tuesday, December 24 at 2:00 for Christmas Eve. We will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday the 25th. We’ll be open again for our usual hours on Thursday the 26th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

As always, you can return items at any time to our outside book return in the wall of the building facing Union Street. Our website is always available to search for items, place holds, do research, and download e-books and audiobooks.

Closing at 12:00, Tuesday December 31
Library closed for New Years Day, Wednesday January 1

The Library will close early on Tuesday, December 31 at 12:00 for New Years Eve. We will be closed on New Years Day, Wednesday the 1st. We’ll be open again for our usual hours on Thursday, January 2nd to ring in the new year with outstanding library service, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

As always, you can return items at any time to our outside book return in the wall of the building facing Union Street. Our website is always available to search for items, place holds, do research, and download e-books and audiobooks.

Every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Anime Club!
Come and find out what we’re watching and talking about. And eating. Cuz the snacks are free (and so is the anime-watching and the hanging out). For teens.
No Anime Club on Christmas Eve (Tues. 12/24). Library closes at 2:00!

Wednesday, December 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Movie!
Five children get a fantastic (and potentially dangerous) tour of an incredible candy-maker’s private world of invention. If you’re greedy or bratty, or watch too much TV, you might not make it out in the same shape you came in! This 2005 film is rated PG and runs 118 minutes (just under 2 hours). We can’t show you the title here under the terms of our license to legally show movies to the public. If you can’t guess, give us a call at 541-756-0400, or come in to the library.

Light refreshments are provided. Movies at the library are shown free of charge.

Displays at the Library in December
Conference Room Gallery: Paintings by Bernard Sherwood
Tall Case: Penguins from the collection of Lyn Johnston
Enjoy the penguins on display behind the service desk, too!
Children’s Room: Snow Bears! Beanie Babies and small resin sculptures from the collection of Becky Martin show us the bears playing in the “snow”.

Library Open Hours Changing after Thanksgiving

Starting Monday, December 2, the Library will be open:
Monday-Friday      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday            1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Shrinking budgets force this change. We are glad to offer an earlier opening time during the week! Come on in to the library, your place for information, imagination and inspiration!

November events at your library!

Closing at 5:00, Wednesday November 27
Thursday through Sunday, November 28-December 1:
Library closed for Thanksgiving

The Library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00, to begin the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday the 28th) and also the day after (Friday the 29th). We will remain closed through the weekend and re-open on Monday, December 2nd.

As always, you can return items at any time to our outside book return in the wall of the building facing Union Street. Our website is always available to search for items, place holds, do research, and download e-books and audiobooks.

Sunday, November 10: Folk Music!
3:30-5:00: Acoustic Music Workshop
7:00-9:00: “Newgrass” Folk Music Concert

The North Bend Public Library is delighted to partner with the South Coast Folk Society to bring you two opportunities to enjoy the amazing modern folk musicianship of Tashina Clarridge and Simon Chrisman, two-thirds of the “newgrass” trio The Bee Eaters. Tashina is an extraordinary fiddler, and Simon is re-defining what it means to play the hammered dulcimer. To hear them play together has been described as “like eavesdropping on a private, spirited conversation.”

Workshop, 3:30-5:00 Acoustic musicians are invited to come learn a new tune and work on rhythm and musicality. Admission by suggested donation of $35-$45 (all proceeds to Tashina and Simon). Pre-register by calling 541-808-3507.
Concert, 7:00-9:00 Tashina and Simon dazzle you with folk music wizardry. Admission by donation (all proceeds go to Tashina and Simon). Pay what you can–no one will be turned away.

Tashina and Simon will also be playing for the SCFS monthly Contra Dance at the Greenacres Grange on Saturday night Nov. 9th at 7:00! $7 admission. Visit the South Coast Folk Society site for more information about all the great things you can do with SCFS every month.

Monday, November 11: Library Closed for Veterans Day
The Library will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday. You can return items any time to our outside book drop in the wall of the building facing Union Street. Our website is always open for you to check your library account, search for items, place holds, use our Electronic Resources for research and homework, and download e-books, audiobooks and video.

We will be open for our usual hours on Tuesday the 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.: Modern Musicals!
Just what you need to work up an appetite before Thanksgiving: a rousing musical to get you up and dancing!
3:30-5:30 p.m. An unstoppably fun-loving plus-size girl knows it’s only right for kids of all colors, shapes and sizes to dance together. This 2007 film is rated PG and runs 117 minutes (just under 2 hours).
6:30-9:15 p.m. Celebrate sunshine and song in this exuberant musical with a stellar cast, and you’ll be having the time of your life! This 2008 film is rated PG-13 and runs 110 gloriously goofy minutes.

Light refreshments are provided. These films are shown free of charge.

Displays at the Library in November
Conference Room Gallery: Quilting Arts, by Kathy McLean

Tall Case: Holiday Books

Children’s Room: Colorful soil samples from the Painted Hills, by Steven Michael