Every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Teen Anime Club!
Every Tuesday after school–snacks, friends, and anime! We’re watching “HunterXHunter” on the library’s membership at Crunchyroll.
Thursday, October 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.: Jazz concert, “Music in Poetry, Poetry in Music”
The Chamber jazz duo of Chris Lee and Colleen O’Brien, a.k.a. Primal Mates, perform a concert of poems that have been set to music, music that has been set to poems, and music by some well known writers who were also accomplished composers. The musicians talk about each piece and about the process of setting poetry to music. Learn more about Primal Mates and listen to samples of their music on their website.
This event is free and open to the public public, thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of North Bend Public Library. Call the library with any questions at 541-756-0400.
Saturday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale!
Come to the library to shop for treasures, gifts, and just good reads! The Friends of North Bend Public Library collect donations of good-quality used books, music and movies year-round. Now you can reap the benefits! Come early for the members-only pre-sale at 10:00 (memberships available at the door). Your donations and your purchases make many great things possible at the library, including this week’s jazz concert, the new locking DVD cases that are speeding up service at the check-out desk, award-winning books for children and teens, and Summer Reading. Thank you, Friends!
Can’t make it to the sale? Friends members stock the Neverending Sale shelves that you’ll find on your way in to the library, which you can purchase at the library’s service desk. Like to shop online? Check out the bounty on The Friends of North Bend Public Library storefront on Amazon!
Sunday, October 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Second Sunday Singalong!
Join us every month on the second Sunday in the library’s large Meeting Room to sing songs from Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook. The library is delighted to host this monthly event from the South Coast Folk Society. SCFS provides copies of the songbooks for all of us to share. We take turns going around the circle for everyone to suggest a song. Raise your voice!
Thursday, October 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Author talk
Artist and writer, consultant and counselor Alicia Rodriguez Marroquin offers a book signing of her novel Rosenhart: The Sight (1st in a trilogy) and her nonfiction book of art and commentary, Wine to Water: The Quest to Consciousness. You can read more about her work on her website.
This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to call the library with any questions at 541-756-0400.
Friday, October 24, 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Grants Research Workshop
Is your nonprofit group thinking about writing a grant? Not sure where to start to find funding for your project? Come to the North Bend Public Library’s workshop, “Researching Grants for the First-Time Grant Writer”. Library Director Gary Sharp and Assistant Library Director Abbie Anderson will guide grant seekers through the research process, using reference books, the Foundation Directory Online database, and Internet resources.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call the North Bend Public Library 756-0400.
Saturday, October 25, 2:00-2:45 p.m.: Spooky Stories
Are you ready for Halloween? Warm up your scary bone with spooky stories! Local storyteller (and North Bend Public Library Assistant Director) Abbie Anderson brings you family-friendly shivers and shakes with folktales from around the world. Suitable for all ages.
This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call the library at 541-756-0400.
Monday, October 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Chilling Tales
Fearrrrrful tales for Halloween! Gruesome stories to chill your spine, shadow your dreams and haunt your waking hours. Performed for you by local storyteller (and North Bend Public Library Assistant Director) Abbie Anderson. Not suitable for children under 10, or those prone to nightmares!
Can’t come for Spooky Stories or Chilling Tales on these dates at the North Bend Public Library? Want more thrills and chills? Abbie will be performing again at the Coos Bay Library on Thursday the 30th at 4:00 for family-friendly Spooky Stories and 7:00 for more grown-up Chilling Tales.