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.
- You will not be able to check anything out, pick up holds, or pay fines on Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. Pending the Director’s final decision, the library may be closed to the public on those days while we continue to train on our new software, and work on physical housekeeping in the building. If we open our doors, we will be open only for Internet access and computer use, in-library reading, and questions staff can answer without using our library catalog.
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.