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JCLS EVENTS - MARCH 2019




 
Listed below are free scheduled events at all Jackson County Libraries this March, including author talks, lectures, musical performances, crafting programs, movies, and more. Please note, movie listings include plot summaries but not movie titles, as per our licensing agreement.
 
Applegate Library
18485 North Applegate Road | 541-846-7346

Nesting Season in Your Backyard
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Learn about bird nesting in your backyard, including avian architecture, choosing appropriate nesting boxes, nesting season stages, bird behavior and how to deal with potential predators and problems with Laura Fleming of Wild Birds Unlimited.
 
Second Saturday Arts and Crafts
Saturday, March 9 • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Make seasonal crafts to share for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day.
 
Community Drumming After Hours
Friday, March 15 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Connect to Mother Earth through a community drumming circle. No experience necessary. Some rattles and drums available; please bring your own if you have them.
 
Books are Knowledge—Now Learn about Books!
Saturday, March 16 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Curious about the value of your older and first edition books? Local book enthusiast, Carole Karvis will show you how to determine the value of your book collection.
Ashland Library
410 Siskiyou Boulevard | 541-774-6996
 
Color Happy!, 18+ YRS
Mondays • 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Guanajuato Room
Drop in and have fun coloring!
 
Baby Social Hour
Thursdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Children's Department
A non-facilitated baby playtime for babies and their caregivers.
 
Spanish Conversation Group
Thursdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Guanajuato Room
All levels welcome to attend, as are drop-ins.
 
Camp Film & Trivia Night Series
Monday, March 4 • 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Join film buff Steven Mayerson and Librarian Elanna Erhardt for an evening of delightfully atrocious camp film and trivia featuring I’m No Angel.
 
Books@Noon
Tuesday, March 5 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Guanajuato Room
Share what you are reading.
 
Teen & Family Maker Day, 10+ YRS
Saturday, March 9 • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Innovate and explore with LEGO MINDSTORMS, littleBits, & SPHERO.
 
Second Saturday Arts and Crafts
Saturday, March 9 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Make seasonal crafts to share for spring, Easter, and Mother's Day.
 
Embodying Compassion: Cultivating Compassionate Responses
Sunday, March 10 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Learn to strengthen your capacity for compassion toward yourself and others with yoga therapist, Charlotte Nuessle.
 
Teen Video Games, 11–18 YRS
Monday, March 11 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Join us after school for Wii & PS4 video games.
 
Magnet Day
Wednesday, March 13 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Explore and create with magnetic blocks, shapes, and Magna-Tiles.
 
Windows in Time Lecture
Fire and Flood: Disasters in the Rogue Valley
Wednesday, March 13 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Ron Brown will discuss the disasters that have hit the Rogue Valley over time.
 
Invite Birds into Your Yard… and Into Your Life
Wednesday, March 13 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Gresham Room
Learn how to create a welcoming space for birds in your yard with Shannon Rio, wildlife educator and Klamath Bird Observatory Board President.
 
Library Board Games, 8+ YRS
Saturday, March 16 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Learn and play new and popular board games with FunAgain Games.
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Sunday, March 17 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Build and display your own creations.
 
Teen Movie
Monday, March 18 • 3:30–6:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. (2018/139m/PG-13)
 
Super Special Welcome Spring Storytime
Wednesday, March 20 • 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, and activities.
 
This Moment Is Your Miracle
Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Modern day mystics Jenny and Greg Donner will share from their own experience of inner peace and offer guided meditation and journaling exercises based upon the book by David Hoffmeister.
 
Queer Coffee House at the Library
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
LGBTQ+ identified people and their allies meet to share coffee, snacks, news, LGBTQ+ books, and discussion.
 
Teen Video Games, 11–18 YRS
Monday, March 25 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Join us after school for Wii & PS4 video games.
 
Brain Books Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 26 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Guanajuato Room
Discuss Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County, Oregon, Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by Peter Walker.

Playful Music Workshop with Lisa Nichols
Wednesday, March 27 • 1:30
Explore different instruments, make music, and have fun with musician Lisa Nichols.
 
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group
Wednesday, March 27 • 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Guanajuato Room
Discuss The Dancer and the Thief by Antonio Skarmeta.

Creator Day
Thursday, March 28 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Build with castle blocks, LEGO bricks, and rainbow blocks.
 
Art Salon: Ryan Moon
Sunday, March 31 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Gresham Room
Moon shares his inspiration and work as a fine artist focusing mainly on depth and emotion in portraiture within three-dimensional space.
Central Point Library
116 South Third Street | 541-664-3228
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Tuesdays • 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Build and display your own creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
 
Kids’ After-School Chess Club, 6+ YRS
Thursdays • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Learn to play and improve your game.
 
Chess Challenge, 18+ YRS
Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Learn to play and improve your game.
 
Teen Writers, 11–18 YRS
Saturdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Sharpen your mind and your writing with an enthusiastic group of teen writers. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of writing fiction.
 
STEAM Maker Projects, 5+ YRS
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Build and take home a fun maker project that helps you explore engineering and physics concepts.
 
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 11–18 YRS
Thursday, March 7 • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Teens from Central Point and surrounding communities meet to plan events, decorate bulletin boards, recommend materials for the YA collection, and more!
 
Book It Group (B.I.G.), 18+ YRS
Friday, March 8 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Join Central Point Library Staff in discussing and sharing favorite reads in a casual book group setting.
 
Book Buffs, 18+ YRS
Friday, March 8 • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Help sort book and movie donations with the Central Point Library Friends, a group of book buffs who support library services in countless ways. If you enjoy books and conversation, you will love Friday mornings at your library!
 
Saturdays at Hogwarts, 6–18 YRS
Saturday, March 9 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Activities for First Year participants include wand making, a visit to Diagon Alley, the Sorting Ceremony, and specialty classes at the Hogwarts House Party! In addition, there will be O.W.L.S. (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) test preparation for the 2nd years, and a mystery to be solved ending in a Chamber of Secrets escape room! Pre-registration required before March 8 for each Saturday program.
 
Artistic Expressions, 8+ YRS OR 5–7 W/ ADULT
Wednesday, March 13 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Explore art with a variety of creative projects.
 
STEAM LEGO Design Challenge, Grades K–12
Tuesday, March 26 • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Complete a LEGO design challenge while learning the fundamentals in engineering, physics, architecture, and design.
 
Crafternoons, 3+ YRS
Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Paint, glue, markers, glitter, string, recyclables… let’s get crafty!
Eagle Point Library
239 West Main Street | 541-826-3313
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Wednesdays • 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Build and display your own creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.


Eagle Point Friends of the Library Open Cupboards Book Sale
Wednesdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
 
Yarnia!, 8+ YRS
Wednesdays • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Learn to knit or crochet. Supplies provided. For all levels.
 
Eagle Point Friends Book Club
Tuesday, March 5 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Popular titles with a fun group. Call for our next read.
 
Women’s History Month Author Talk: Leta Neiderheiser
Thursday, March 14 • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Neiderheiser, author of Jesse Applegate: A Dialogue with Destiny, will take on the persona of Cynthia Applegate, to share a story of tragedy, fortitude, and courage on the Oregon Trail.
 
Saturday Movie Matinee & Popcorn
Saturday, March 16 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument. (2016/101m/2016)

Bridging the Divide: How Do We Get Beyond Left and Right?
Thursday, March 21 • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Join Marla Estes and Rob Schläpfer to explore how to move toward effective political change based on cooperation. Topics TBD.
Gold Hill Library
202 Dardanelles Street | 541-855-1994
 
Oregon Outcast, John Beeson: Indian Rights Activist, 18+ YRS
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Jan Wright shares about the career of one of Oregon’s first human rights activists.
 
Movie Classics & More: Women’s History Month
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 1:00 p.m.
Watch films related to Women’s History Month. See jcls.org for film listings.
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Wednesday, March 13 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Build and display your own creations.
 
Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS
Friday, March 15 • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Books are available for pickup one month prior to the meeting date.
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Wednesday, March 27 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Build and display your own creations.
Jacksonville Library
340 West “C” Street | 541-899-1665
 
Meet with a Veterans' Service Officer (VSO)
Wednesday, March 6 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet with an accredited representative for counsel & assistance in obtaining Veterans benefits.
 
Louisa May Alcott: Presented by Miriam Reed, 18+ YRS
Saturday, March 23 • 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Enjoy a 45-minute solo play, written and performed by Miriam Reed.
 
Medford Library
205 South Central Avenue | 541-774-8689
 
Homework Hub, 5–12 YRS
Mondays & Tuesdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Free homework help is available by appointment. Learn more at jcls.org/homeworkhelp.
 
Simplified Tai Chi
Tuesdays • 10:00–11:00 a.m. for beginning students
Tuesdays • 10:30–11:30 a.m. for advanced students
Large Meeting Room
Improve balance and ease of movement with certified instructor & Reference Librarian, Holly Hertel.
 
Friends of the Medford Library Clearance Event
Friday, March 11 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 • 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
 
Teen Gamer Day, 9–18 YRS
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Play classic and new board games, Giant Jenga, or Wii in the Teen Library.

Dr. Seuss’s Family Storytime
Saturday, March 2 • 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, crafts, activities, and birthday cake!
 
Windows in Time Lecture
Fire and Flood: Disasters in the Rogue Valley
Wednesday, March 6 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Ron Brown will discuss the disasters that have hit the Rogue Valley over time.
 
Random Fandom Book Club, 13–18 YRS
Saturday, March 9 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Join other fans of the Michael Vey series in talking about your favorite storylines and characters.
 
Introspective Writing Group
Saturday, March 9 • 1:00–2:30 pm
Carpenter Room
Use writing to explore your inner self in a supportive group setting.
 
Library Ukuleles (LUKEs), 16+ YRS
Sunday, March 10 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Join Plaza Players & Friends to learn ukulele chords and tuning, then play as a group from a fun selection of sheet music. All levels welcome.
 
Connecting with Wild Dolphins
Monday, March 11 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Nala Cardillo shares stories, videos, and photos of Atlantic Spotted and Bottlenose Dolphins.
 
Color Happy!
Tuesday, March 12 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Adams Room
Drop in, enjoy coffee and donuts, and have fun coloring!
 
St. Paddy’s Day Preschool Storytime, 3–5 YRS
Tuesday, March 12 • 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day storytime and craft.
 
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 13–18 YRS
Tuesday, March 12 • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
T.A.G. members are dedicated, motivated teens in grades 7–12 who meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, and make crafts. Contact your Medford Teen Librarian to join.
 
Medford Library Book Chat
Tuesday, March 12 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Carpenter Room
Discuss The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards.
 
Lunchtime Movies & Popcorn
Wednesday, March 13 • 12:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Bring your lunch, or enjoy some popcorn during a noon movie. See jcls.org for selection.
 
Makers & Hackers Night After Hours
Thursday, March 14 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with Rogue Hack Lab.
 
Teen Workshop: The Guide Inside: Connecting with our True, Natural Powers, 13–18 YRS
Saturday, March 16 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and self-care exercises for anxiety, sleep, study habits, self-confidence, and more with Licensed Acupuncturist Eleyah Knight of the Siskiyou Clinic of Natural Medicine.
 
Teen Movie Matinee
Saturday, March 23 • 1:00 p.m.
See jcls.org for movie selection.
 
Make It Art Monday, 18+ YRS
Monday, March 25 • 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Create a variety of crafts.
 
Lunchtime Movies & Popcorn
Wednesday, March 27 • 12:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room
Bring your lunch, or enjoy some popcorn during a noon movie. See jcls.org for selection.

LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Saturday, March 30 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Create an A-MAZE-ING LEGO marble maze. Challenge your friends. Can they get the marble through your maze?
 
Teen Movie Matinee
Saturday, March 30 • 1:00 p.m.
See jcls.org for movie selection.

The Library Design Squad, 9–12 YRS
Sunday, March 31 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Help design and decorate the Children’s Library bulletin board.
 
Phoenix Library
510 West 1st Street | 541-535-7090
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Build and display your own creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
 
Tuesday Movies: Sequels
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, & 26 • 2:45–4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a series of sequels to family-friendly favorites. See jcls.org for selections.
 
Yarnia!, 8+ YRS
Tuesday, March 5 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Learn to knit, crochet, or do needlework. Supplies provided. For all levels.
 
Art Escapades: Collage with Wings, 18+ YRS
Tuesday, March 12 • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Collage is a wonderfully creative and exciting way to work. Create articulated paper birds to hang on a window.
 
Phoenix Book Club, 18+ YRS
Thursday, March 14 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Read books or stories related to the monthly theme of “Florida,” then share with the group.
 
Learn to Play “Deal With It!” (aka Clag!)
Friday, March 15 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
“Deal With It!” is an English trick-taking card game played by 3–8 people. Easy to learn and fun to play!
 
Sew a Monster Pillow, 10–17 YRS
Saturday, March 16 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Learn to use a sewing machine to sew your own furry and cuddly monster pillow. Pre-registration required.
 
Yarnia!, 8+ YRS
Tuesday, March 19 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Learn to knit, crochet, or do needlework. Supplies provided. For all levels.
Rogue River Library
412 East Main Street | 541-864-8850
 
Showing Up: What Does it Mean to Belong to a Community?, 18+ YRS
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project
Saturday, March 2 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Being part of a community is an essential need for all of us. It is a place where we find others who share common ground, and where our values and identities are reflected. Join facilitator Chi Mei Tam in this conversation to explore what it means to be part of a community.
 
Louisa May Alcott: Presented by Miriam Reed, 18+ YRS
Saturday, March 16 • 12:00–12:45 p.m.
Enjoy a 45-minute solo play, written and performed by Miriam Reed.
Ruch Library
7919 Highway 238 | 541-899-7438
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Saturdays • 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Build and display your own creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
 
Hiking in the Applegate Valley
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Learn about Applegate Valley hiking trails with Janeen Sathre, fifth generation Applegater and co-author of Favorite Hikes of the Applegate.
 
Friends of Ruch Library A-Frame Bookstore
Saturday, March 2 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Special $5 Book Bag Sale in the Book Barn
Shady Cove Library
22477 Highway 62 | 541-878-2270
 
Dungeons & Dragons After Hours
Sundays • 2:00–6:30 p.m.
 
Friends of Shady Cove Library Book Sale
Fridays • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Kentucky Adventure
Tuesday, March 19 • 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Learn about Churchill Downs, Daniel Boone, and Abraham Lincoln's birthplace with local history and travel buffs, Dan and Carole Nielson.
Talent Library
101 Home Street | 541-535-4163
 
Scrabble Club, 18+ YRS
Saturdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Play Scrabble with an active group for challenge & fun.
 
Chess Club, 18+ YRS
Saturdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Play chess for challenge & fun.
 
Cribbage Club, 18+ YRS
Saturdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Test your skill and luck against other experienced cribbage players.
 
Classical Recorder Group, 18+ YRS
Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Bring your recorder and join in the musical fun with a group that plays primarily classical selections. An ability to read music is necessary.
 
Classic Movies
Wednesdays • 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy films from the ‘30s to the ‘70s based on monthly themes. Refreshments provided. Visit jcls.org for movie titles.
 
Strategy Board Games, 13+ YRS
Saturday, March 2 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Join FunAgain Games to learn and play new and popular board games like Catan, Dixit, Mysterium, Dominion, and other Euro-style tabletop games, which emphasize strategy while downplaying luck and conflict.
White City Library
3143 Avenue C | 541-864-8880
 
Yarnia!, 8+ YRS
Wednesdays • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Learn to knit, crochet, or do needlework. Supplies provided. For all levels.

Library Bingo, 6+ YRS
Saturday, March 16 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly good time. Win prizes: books, gift certificates, swim passes, and much more!
 
Board Game Day, 3–18 YRS
Wednesday, March 20 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Play popular board games and Wii with your friends.
 
Duct Tape Crafts, 6+ YRS
Tuesday, March 26 • 1:00–1:45 p.m.
Make bookmarks and other fun items with duct tape.
  
About Jackson County Library Services:

The mission of the Jackson County Library District is to connect everyone to information, ideas and each other. With 15 branches throughout the county, community meeting rooms, programs, outreach to homebound residents and to childcare centers, computer classes, free internet access, 24-hour online resources, and a staff of experts, library services touch nearly every Jackson County resident. For more information about library services and locations, visit jcls.org.
 
 
 
 
 

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