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

 

Storytime!

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:

Children’s Room case:

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Create a Bookmark Contest!

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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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Library Events for April

Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading: Peter Sears

North Bend Public Library is proud to host a poetry reading for Peter Sears, Oregon’s Poet Laureate.

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 2 pm
Where: North Bend Public Library’s Large Meeting Room

Free Admittance!

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Gary Allegretto presents “Learn to Play Blues Harmonica Instantly”

When: Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 7 pm
Where: North Bend Public Library’s Large Meeting Room
Audience: Adults and kids 5th grade and older
Cost: $20 Per Person (Fee includes harmonica and music sheet booklet)

ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (Limited Seating): Call to confirm (541)751-9848 or Email rkmetzger890@gmail.com

This event was co-sponsored by the Oregon Coast Music Association and the north Bend Public Library. For more information, please visit www.oregoncoastmusic.org

 

 

Story Time!

Storytime!

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.
Preschool Story Time Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 am.
Music Time Fridays at 10:00 am (For ages 3-6)
Come to the library to pick up a schedule, or download it here.

 

Displays at the Library in April
Conference Room Gallery: Stunning photographic creations by Mark Prince, featuring blues performers.

Tall case in library entryway: “Celtic Fest” on loan from Valerie Cooley.

Children’s Room case: Teddy Bears’ Easter by Sue Hopkins.

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Library Events for March

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Friends of the North Bend Library Used Book Sale

When: Saturday, March 15th, 11 am until 4 pm

Where: North Bend Public Library’s Large Meeting Room

Paid members of the “Friends of North Bend Library” will enjoy a special pre-sale from 10 until 11 am.

 

 

 

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Scott Free: A Play About Abigail Scott Duniway

When: Thursday, March 19th, 7 pm

Where: North Bend Public Library’s Large Meeting Room

The League of Women’s Voters of Coos County and the Friends of the North Bend Public Library are proud to present “Scott Free,” a play about Oregon suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway. She led the struggle for votes for women for over 40 years.

FREE ADMITTANCE

 

 

 

Storytime!

 

Story Time!
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. * Note: No Toddler Story Time on March 25th *
Preschool Story Time Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and Thursdays at 11:00 am.
Music Time Fridays at 10:00 am (For ages 3-6)
Come to the library to pick up a schedule, or download it here.

 

Displays at the Library in March
Conference Room Gallery: Stunning photographic creations by Mark Prince, featuring blues performers.

Tall case in library entryway: Come admire a beautiful selection of English transfer ware pottery. The collection is on loan from local authors and historians, Dick and Judy Wagner.

Children’s Room case: A fun selection of Children’s Pop-Up Books.

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Library events for January

Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington MemorialLibrary closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday: Monday, January 19
The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday. We will be open again for our regular hours on Tuesday the 20th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

While we are closed, the outside book return will still be available on the wall of the library facing Union Street, and of course our website and the Coastline website are available 24/7 anywhere you have Internet access. Check out our catalog for materials about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Storytime!Story Times resume January 7!
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 welcomes you on Wednesdays at 10:30, starting Jan. 7.
Preschool Story Time begins again on Wed. the 7th at 1:00, and Thursday, the 8th at 11:00.
Music Time starts up on Friday the 16th at 10:00.
Come to the library to pick up a schedule, or download it here.

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30: Teen/Tween Anime Club
If you’re in Middle School or High School, and you love anime, or you just want to find out what it is and why other people love it so much, come to the library every Tuesday afternoon. We snack, we goof around, we watch!
Sadly, the last Anime Club for a while will be on Tues. Jan. 20. Check back with the library in April to see if the new Assistant Director is cool enough to do Anime!

Sunday, January 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Second Sunday Singalong!
Raise your voice in good fellowship with all kinds of songs, brought to you every month by the library in happy partnership with The South Coast Folk Society. The Folk Society provides copies of our songbook, Rise Up Singing. Free and open to the public!

Tuesday, January 13, 12:00-1:00: Friends of North Bend Public Library meeting
The Friends gather for their post-holidays meeting, to review the last Book Sale and make plans for the future. The meeting is held in the library’s Conference Room.

Wednesday, January 14, 5:00-6:00: North Bend Public Library Board meeting
Members of the public are invited to attend the NBPL Board meeting in the library’s Conference Room.

Displays at the Library in January
Conference Room Gallery:
Stunning photographic creations by library volunteer Dan Hull, featuring striking landscapes–some combined with images from the Hubble telescope!
Tall case in library entryway:
Art work from Sea Star Girl Scouts Troop 30490, toward their Painting badge. Further proof that “Brownies can do anything!”
Children’s Room case:
Matchbox cars from the collection of Dave Deandrea. Thank you, Dave! Vroomvroom!

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Library events in December

Holiday BellsLibrary 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.

*Change in hours for New Years Eve* The Library will close early at 1:00 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!

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!

Children play on booksStory 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)

anime samuraiEvery 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.

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.
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As you come in to the library, enjoy a seasonally arranged display of penguin sculptures from the collection of library staff member Lyn.
Children’s case
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!

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