Library Events for June

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Oregon poet and author Barbara Drake will be reading from her newest collection of essays, Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life.

Saturday, June 6th at 1 pm

North Bend Public Library– Large Meeting Room



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North Bend Public Library is proud to host a poetry reading for three Eugene poets including Karen McPherson, Jenny Root, and Tim Whitsel.

Saturday, June 27th at 1 pm

North Bend Public Library– Large Meeting Room


Displays at the Library in June:

Conference Room Gallery: Come see Sharon Leahy’s display of quilts.

Tall case in library entryway:

Children’s Room case: Summer Reading Program Prizes

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Mark Your Calendars

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Just a friendly reminder that Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick will be visiting two local libraries next week for Title Wave events.

The Title Wave program brings a great northwest writer to libraries in Coos County each year, so your chance to meet this year’s author is coming soon.

Catch the Title Wave by reading A Light in the Wilderness and meet acclaimed Bend author Jane Kirkpatrick at the Dora Public Library on Thursday May 21 at 6:00 pm and at the Coos Bay Public Library on Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm. She’ll also be speaking to students at the North Bend and Bandon High Schools.

A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick is the featured book of the Title Wave program of the Coos County Library Service District. Title Wave brings readers together with an outstanding northwest book and its author.

Kirkpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books, including a Sweetness to the Soul, which won the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy Award, Spur Award, One Books Award, and the Oregon Book Award

A Light in the Wilderness is available for checkout at Coos County public libraries and Southwestern Oregon Community College Library. It can be purchased at a discount at Books by the Bay. For more information about Title Wave, visit For more information about A Light in the Wilderness and Jane Kirkpatrick, please visit

Kirkpatrick’s visit is made possible by the Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups of Coos County, the Coos County Library Service District, and Books by the Bay.

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Job Opening– Technology Systems Manager

Technology Systems Manager
Closes: 5/28/15
North Bend, OR

The Coos County Library Service District seeks an experienced technology manager who is passionate about directing, administering, and hands-on provision of technology services in public libraries. The Technology Systems Manager manages all public and staff technology systems of the Coos County Library Service district. These systems include the open-source Koha integrated library system shared by eight public libraries, and the partner libraries of the community college library and a public school library. Additional systems include servers, computers for staff and public access, wireless networks, plus related equipment and software applications in each district library. The central site equipment is at the North Bend Public Library; this position is based in the North Bend Public Library. Travel throughout Coos County is required on a regular basis to provide services to library district and partner libraries.

For a complete announcement, job description and the required application forms, please visit:

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Create a Bookmark Contest!


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Library Events for May

Kirkpatrick PosterCatch the Title Wave: Jane Kirkpatrick

Come meet our featured author, Jane Kirkpatrick! The popular Oregon author will be making two appearances at Coos County Libraries to discuss her book, “A Light in the Wilderness.” The book, which is set in 1844, was based on the true story of three women, two Oregon trail pioneers and one Kalapuya Indian. FREE ADMITTANCE.

First Appearance:
When: Thursday, May 21st at 6 pm
Where: Dora Public Library

Second Appearance:
When: Friday, May 22nd at 7 pm
Where: Coos Bay Public Library



Bring your rhyming, wiggling, singing, listening, learning little ones to the library every week for Story Times with Mrs. Simpkins! The fun of early learning, reading readiness and school success begins with all of the above.

Toddler Time Wednesdays 10:30 – 11 am (through May 13th)
Preschool Story Time Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 am (through May 21st)

Come to the library to pick up a schedule, or download it here.


Displays at the Library in May:

Conference Room Gallery: Come see a selection of oil paintings by Ann Fillmore. Many feature coastal landscapes.

Tall case in library entryway: Faerie Collection on loan from Becky Martin

Children’s Room case: Summer Bears on loan from Sue Hopkins

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Create a Bookmark Contest!


The North Bend Public Library is hosting a “Create-a-Bookmark Contest” for children and teens. Young library patrons are invited to create an original hand-drawn bookmark and enter it in the contest. Contestants may choose one of the following themes:

1. Illustrate the 2015 National Library Week theme “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.”
2. Illustrate your own idea for an original slogan about libraries, reading, or books.
3. Illustrate something from a favorite book (story, characters, pictures, etc).

The contest is open to children in grades K through 12th. To participate, please pick up a template form at the circulation desk. The forms will be available from April 11th until April 24th. All entries must be returned by June 1st, 2015. Only one entry per child will be accepted.

Contestants are encouraged to use colored pencils, markers, crayons, finger paints or watercolors to create an original, hand drawn design. Please do not use stickers, stamps, or stencils. Computer generated illustrations will not be accepted. Bookmark designs must be original and the exclusive work of the child or student entering the contest with no outside assistance.

The entries will be divided into four grade categories: kindergarten through 3rd grade, 4th through 6th, 7th through 8th, and 9th through 12th.

Winning bookmarks will be reproduced and distributed at the library this summer.

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