Saturday, December 13, 2:00: Author talk with Claude Coffman
North Bend native Claude Coffman shares his memories and his wit in a two-in-one book, including both his memoir, “Bangor around the Bend”, and a collection of his articles about southwestern Oregon, “Now Feature That!” Born in 1928 in the Bangor district of what we now know as North Bend, Coffman taught science in Coos Bay and North Bend schools, and also ran his own contracting and excavating company. He has great stories to tell, and tells them with great flair.
Mr. Coffman will give a reading from his book and also offer signings, with copies of the book available to purchase. If you don’t want to wait, copies of the book are available at Books by the Bay, the Driftwood Barbershop in Coos Bay, and South Coast Saw and Garden. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, December 14, 4:00-6:00: Second Sunday Singalong!
Raise your voice at the library every month with the South Coast Folk Society, using the “Rise Up Singing” songbook (copies provided). Join the circle of singers, taking turns choosing songs to sing together. We do everything from jazz standards to doo-wop to folk songs to camp-fire songs, and more. Bring your guitar, harmonica, or any other instrument to accompany our voices!
Story Times at Your Library, through December 18
Rhymes and reading, songs and stretches to keep your early learning, literacy and school readiness cooking! Mrs. Simpkins offers four different Story Times almost every week all throughout the year. We’ll take a break for the holidays after Friday, Dec. 19, and come back again for more Story Times in January.
Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 1:00 and Thursdays at 11:00
Toddler Time, Wednesdays at 10:30
Music Time, Fridays at 10:00 (no Music Time on Friday, Dec. 19)
Every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm: Anime Club!
November and the 1st week of December were sad for Anime Club, and for Librarian Abbie, who was at home in bed battling an evil bronchitis overlord. Now she’s back! And so is Anime! Come watch “Hunter X Hunter”, hang out with friends and eat snacks! All for free at your library. For teens and tweens in Middle School and High School.
Library closures for the Holidays
The Library will close early at 2:00 on Wednesday, December 24, and will remain closed on Thursday the 25th for Christmas Day. We will be open for our usual hours on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th.
The Library will close early at 5:00 on Wednesday, December 31st, and will be closed for New Years Day on Thursday the 1st. We’ll be open again as usual on Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd.
While we’re closed, take full advantage of our website (both here and the full Coastline site at www.cooslibraries.org and the outside book return. We’ll see you in 2015!
Displays at the Library
Conference Room Gallery
Local artist (and stalwart library volunteer!) Graham Wickham offers a show of paintings in various media entitled “Oregon: One Day/Four Seasons”. His landscapes, cityscapes and still life studies capture the feeling of all four seasons, at different times of day.
As you come in to the library, enjoy a seasonally arranged display of penguin sculptures from the collection of library staff member Lyn.
A fascinating and charming collection of shells of all shapes, colors and sizes has been spruced up for the holidays in the Children’s Room display case. Thank you to staff member Becky for sharing her shells!