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JCLS Events – March 2020

Listed below are free scheduled events at all Jackson County Libraries this March, including author talks, lectures, musical performances, crafting programs, movies, and more. Movie listings may include plot summaries in place of movie titles, as per our licensing agreement.
 
Applegate Library
 
"The Other" String Theory
Saturday, March 7 • 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Learn how to tune and play a ukulele and other string instruments with local musician Scott Carey. Bring your own ukulele, or use one of a few that will be on hand. All levels and ages welcome.
 
Author Talk: Paul Fattig
Saturday, March 21 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Local author Paul Fattig will speak on "The Mouse that Soared: Life and Times of the Legendary Siskiyou Smokejumper Base."
 
Ashland Library: Kids & Family
 
Sign Language for Families
Monday, March 2 • 10:10–11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 9 • 10:10–11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 16 • 10:10–11:00 a.m.
Catch the final sessions of this six-week signing course for families and young children.
 
An Urban Griot’s Approach to Literacy, 3+ YRS
Tuesday, March 10 • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Pierre (Kwe`) Tchetgen presents an interactive afternoon of African drumming, rhythmic sounds, movement in nature, and computer multimedia design to enhance early literacy skills.
 
Create with Modeling Beeswax, 5+ YRS
Saturday, March 14 • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Learn the meditative art of creating with modeling beeswax, a reusable, non-toxic, and amazingly pliable sculpting material.
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
First Sundays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Third Saturdays • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Build and display original LEGO creations. DUPLO bricks are available for younger kids.
 
Spring Fling Week: Magnetic Monday
Monday, March 23 • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Explore the power of magnets during this self-guided STEM workshop in the Children's Department.
 
Spring Fling Week: Children's Movie
Tuesday, March 24 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Enjoy popcorn and create-your-own trail mix while watching a movie about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. (2016/113m/PG).
 
Spring Fling Week: Beach Party!
Wednesday, March 25 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Play in sand, make a lei, decorate seashells, and enjoy ice cream served with fancy umbrellas.
 
Spring Fling Week: Recess Fun in the Library
Thursday, March 26 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Wrap up Spring Fling Week with staff member Carly Reed for recess fun and games—hula hoops, hopscotch, bean bags, jump rope, and giant bubbles—all to the rousing beat of the Beach Boys.
Tap Dance Workshop, 8+ YRS
Saturday, March 28 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a short performance by the Ashland High School Tap Club, then learn the basics of tap dancing from the performers. No tap shoes or dancing experience required.
 
Ashland Library: Teens & Tweens
 
Teen Video Game Tournament
First Wednesdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
*Switched to 2nd Wednesday in April
Battle to be #1 in a video game tournament, or drop in between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. to play PS4, Nintendo Switch, and computer games.
 
Queer Coffee House at the Library
First Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
LGBTQ+ identified people and their allies meet to share coffee, snacks, news, LGBTQ+ books, and discussion.
 
Teen Crafternoon: Knit Bracelet
Wednesday, March 11 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Learn to knit a simple bracelet with the instruction of an expert knitter from The Web-sters.
 
Board Game Afternoon, 8+ YRS
Third Saturdays • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Drop in to play a variety of board games from Funagain Games and Ashland Library’s Teen Department.
 
Teen Video Games
Monday, March 23 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Drop in to play PS4, Nintendo Switch, and computer games.
 
Tap Dance Workshop, 8+ YRS
Saturday, March 28 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a short performance by the Ashland High School Tap Club, then learn the basics of tap dancing from the performers. No tap shoes or dancing experience required.
 
Ashland Library: Adults
 
Books@Noon
First Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Share what you are reading.
 
Spanish Conversation Group
Thursdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Increase your fluency in Spanish through casual conversation. All levels welcome, as are drop-ins.
 
Queer Coffee House at the Library
First Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
LGBTQ+ identified people and their allies meet to share coffee, snacks, news, LGBTQ+ books, and discussion.
 
Inner Peace Series
First Sundays • 1:00–2:30 p.m.
March 8: “Walking the Camino in Spain” with Lawrence Nagel
April 5: “The Practice of Forgiveness” panel discussion with Will Wilkinson, Brian Theard, Alexandra Theard, Sally McKirgan, and members of the Bahá’í faith
May 3: “Non-Dual Perspectives and Practices: Pathway to Inner Peace” with Bonnie L. Greenwell, Ph.D.
 
Windows in Time Lecture
"Selections from As It Was, Celebrating Women's History Month"
Wednesday, March 11 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, a short selection from the more than 3,000 episodes of the JPR daily historical series “As It Was: Tales from the State of Jefferson” will be read by actor Shirley Patton and retired librarian Amy Blossom. A collaboration between the Southern Oregon Historical Society and JPR, “As It Was” radio shorts feature the history of Southern Oregon and Northern California in two-minute audio vignettes. More than a dozen historical society writers provide the stories narrated by Ashland actor Shirley Patton.
 
A Day of Women’s History
Sunday, March 15 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage with a day of women's history at the Ashland Library. Learn about the Rogue Valley Women’s Movement of the 70s and 80s, which worked toward the Equal Rights Amendment in the Valley, and why pronouns matter. Meet women who changed our community through personal activism, those who continue to transform it today, and the young women shaping our future. Sponsored by JCLS, AAUW Ashland, and SOU thanks to funding from the Oregon Heritage Commission. For more information visit StoriesOfSouthernOregon.com​.
 
Board Game Afternoon, 8+ YRS
Third Saturdays • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Drop in to play a variety of board games from Funagain Games and Ashland Library’s Teen Department.
 
Power, Politics, and Food: The Cookbooks of Mrs. Mark O. Hatfield
Sunday, March 22 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Maureen Flanagan Battistella examines the relationship between power, politics, and food through the lens of two cookbooks by Antoinette Kuzmanich Hatfield, the wife of long-term Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield.
 
Film Showing: One Fine Day
Monday, March 23 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Made for Geraldine Ferraro’s historic campaign as the first woman to be nominated for Vice President by a major party (D-1984), the music film One Fine Day is an iconic, classic celebration of the American Woman from the 1800s to the present.
 
Brain Books Discussion Group
Fourth Tuesdays • 1:30–3:30 p.m.
March 24: Discuss Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto
 
Movie & Popcorn
Last Wednesdays • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
March 25: While preparations are underway for the marriage of Athenian duke Theseus and Amazon queen Hippolyta, fairy king Oberon and his tricky jester, Puck, make mischief with the indiscriminate use of a powerful love potion. (1969/120m/NR)
April 29: Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. (2019/118m/PG-13)
May 27: A shipwreck casts members of a royal court ashore on a mysterious island. Their fateful arrival is no accident, for it was engineered by Prospera, a sorceress whom these men banished, and who now plans to take vengeance on them. (2010, 110m, PG-13)
 
Tap Dance Workshop, 8+ YRS
Saturday, March 28 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a short performance by the Ashland High School Tap Club, then learn the basics of tap dancing from the performers. No tap shoes or dancing experience required.
 
Art Salon: Silvia Trujillo
Sunday, March 29 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Trujillo is a master colorist, emphasizing color relationships in both impressionistic and realistic styles. Her bold, lively, and visually stimulating work includes plein air landscape, portraiture, animals, and botanicals.
 
Central Point Library: Kids, Tweens, & Teens
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Tuesdays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Build and display original creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
 
Girls Who Code Club, 3-12 GRADE
Grades 3-5: Tuesdays • 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Grades 6-12: Tuesdays • 4:30–5:15 p.m.
Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Pre-registration required for this 13-week program by Monday, March 2. Snacks and club t-shirts will be provided.
 
Spark Space Maker Project, K-12 GRADE
First Wednesdays • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Build a fun maker project with electronics, cardboard, robotics, and more.
 
Central Point Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 12–18 YRS
First Thursdays • 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.
 
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 the group will focus on a different aspect of writing fiction.
 
Art in the Library, 8+ YRS (7 AND UNDER W/ ADULT)
Second Wednesdays • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Explore art with a variety of creative projects.
 
Secret Hush-Hush Hour at the Library
Third Wednesdays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
It's a super-secret mystery program! Look for hints and teasers on social media and at the Central Point Library during the weeks leading up to this program. A different hands-on theme will be explored each month.
 
Central Point Library: Adults
 
Book Buffs, 18+ YRS
First Fridays • 9:30 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.
 
Color Happy!
Fridays • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Drop in, enjoy treats and coffee, and have fun coloring.
 
Brain Time, 55+ YRS
Second Fridays • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Want to keep those gray cells active? Encourage brain strength with Scrabble, Dominoes, coloring, and puzzles.
 
Casual Memoir Writing, 18+ YRS
Third Thursdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
In one sitting, complete a mini memoir of a specific memory, then share (if you like) with the group.
 
Central Point Friends of the Library Friday Afternoon Book Sale
Third Fridays • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Shop for new or gently used items including books, CDs & movies. All proceeds help provide programming and materials for the Central Point Library.
 
Author Book Signing: Tales of the Oregon Country with Carole Nielson
Wednesday, March 25 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Local author Carole Nielson will present her book about westbound emigrants looking for homes and opportunities in the fabled "Oregon Country."
 
Eagle Point Library
 
Eagle Point Friends Book Club
First Tuesdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Discuss popular titles with a fun group.
March 3: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
April 7: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
May 5: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
 
Eagle Point Friends of the Library Open Cupboards Book Sale
Wednesdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Shop for new or gently-used items including books, CDs & movies. All proceeds help provide programming materials for the Eagle Point Library.
 
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.
 
Yarnia!, 8+ YRS
Wednesdays • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Learn to knit or crochet. Supplies provided. For all levels.
 
Anime Club for Teens
Second Tuesdays • 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Join fellow otaku to draw, watch the latest anime from Japan, and discuss all things anime and manga.
 
Spring Needle Felting, 8+ YRS W/ ADULT
Saturday, March 14 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Make a felted wool ornament to celebrate the arrival of spring.
 
Cooking the Books
Third Thursdays • 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Join the library cookbook club. Check out a cookbook from the library's collection. Choose one recipe from the cookbook. Make the recipe and bring the food and cookbook to the library for a potluck and discussion. Plates & cutlery provided. Pre-registration required.
 
Teen Gamer Day, 10-18 YRS
Third Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Get your game on! Join us in playing Nintendo Switch.
 
Library Ukuleles, 18+ YRS
Fourth Tuesdays • 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Bring your own ukulele or check one out at the library and join friends in the "play along" ukulele group. All levels welcome.
 
Gold Hill Library
 
Movie Classics & More: Leading Ladies
Mondays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
March 2: Third version of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical about Mississippi riverboat life chronicles the problematic romance between the daughter of the ship's captain and a gambler. (1951/108m/NR)
March 9: A husband, falsely imprisoned for the murder of his wife, escapes from jail to track down the actual murderer, but not before having plastic surgery on his face and hiding out in a woman's apartment. (1947/106m/NR)
March 16: A secretary answers the phone in her boss's suite, prompting his wife to believe he's cheating on her. (1936/88m/NR)
March 23: A blind woman inadvertently comes into possession of drugs, and is targeted by three criminals who want to get their hands on the illegal substance. However, she proves to be more resourceful than the deadly trio expect. (1967/108m/NR)
March 30: A self-made man falls for an heiress from a family who are too set in their ways to understand him, and he begins to rethink his decision after meeting his fiancée's spirited, rebellious sister. (1938/93m/NR)
 
Exploratory Writing Workshop, 11–16 YRS
Wednesday, March 4 • 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 • 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18 • 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Use writing to explore topics like identity, family, and the world around you in this three-part series taught by writer and educator Sam Hefter. Pre-registration required.
 
Book Talk @ 3
First Fridays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Share what you are reading, and find your next great read.
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Second and Fourth Wednesdays • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Build and display original LEGO creations. DUPLO bricks are available for younger kids.
 
Genealogy Help
Second Fridays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Need help getting started or working through research obstacles? Learn basic research strategies to uncover the past.
 
Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS
Third Fridays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
March 20: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
April 17: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
May 15: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
Discuss thought-provoking books with other book lovers. Books are available for pick up one month prior to the meeting date.
 
Felt Sewing Crafternoon 11+ YRS
Saturday, March 21 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Make a kawaii (the Japanese term for "cute") woodland creature, donut coaster, cupcake charm, or toy with felt. Crafts are handstiched, glued together, and involve some easy embroidery. Pre-registration required.
 
Writer's Critique Group
Fourth Fridays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Open to writers of any genre. Bring 1–3 pages of your original creative writing to read and receive gentle, supportive feedback.
 
 
Jacksonville Library
 
Meet with a Veterans' Service Officer (VSO)
First Wednesdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Meet with an accredited representative for counsel & assistance in obtaining Veterans benefits.
 
Paws to Read: K-9 Reading Buddies
Wednesdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Children in grades K-3 are invited to share a story with a K-9 Reading Buddy. Practice the skill of reading aloud with a trained and registered therapy dog.
 
2nd Thursday Author Series
Second Thursdays • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
March 12: Ellie Alexander is the author of the best-selling cozy mystery series, Bakeshop Mysteries, set in Ashland, as well as the Sloan Krause Mysteries. She will be reading from the 10th in the series, A Cup of Holiday Fear as well as from the newly-released Beyond a Reasonable Stout.
April 9: Susan Clayton-Goldner's poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. A collection of her poems, A Question of Mortality, was released in 2014. Her novel, A Bend in the Willow, is a Readers' Favorite Best Books of 2017 winner.
May 14: Critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane will read from her works and answer questions about the writing process. Author of more than 100 books, Crane has won fans worldwide with her romance, women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels, as well as with the Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Dare, and contemporary cowboy books she writes as Caitlin Crews.
 
Author Talk: Sue DeMarinis Presents The Station Master's Wife
Saturday, March 14 • 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Local author Sue DeMarinis will read from her second novel, The Station Master's Wife, set among true historical events in 1887 Ashland.
 
Social Knitting
First Thursdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Bring your own project and enjoy an afternoon of unstructured sit-and-knit at the Jacksonville Library.
 
Medford Library: Kids & Family
 
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Last Saturdays • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
*April 25 program is switched to Saturday, May 2
Build and display original creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
 
The Library Design Squad, 7-12 YRS
Last Sundays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
*April 26 program is switched to Sunday, May 3
Join us for a fun afternoon of creativity and collaboration designing and decorating the Children's Library bulletin board.
 
Medford Library: Teens & Tweens
 
Author Talk: Taylor Before & After by Jennie Englund
Tuesday, March 3 • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Join local author Jennie Englund for a reading and Q&A session on her new book for tweens: Taylor Before & After.
 
Teen Gamer Day, 10-18 YRS
First Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Get your game on! Play classic board games, Giant Jenga, our new Nintendo Switch, or Wii in the Teen Library.
 
Medford Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 12-18 YRS
Second Tuesdays • 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 the Medford Teen Library to join.
 
Makers & Hackers Night After Hours
Second Thursdays • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with Rogue Hack Lab.
 
Teen Movie Matinee
Saturday, March 28 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Two Men in Black agents fight off a new alien threat and discover a mole in the organization in this sci-fi comedy film to be shown in the Medford Teen Library. (2019/115m/PG-13)
 
Portrait Slam!
Saturday, March 28 • 3:00–6:15 p.m.
Portrait Slam is teaming up with the Medford Library to create a space for up to 30 cosplayers and 30 portrait photographers to collaborate in preparation for Medford Comic Con. Contact Travis@portraitslam.com to register.
 
Medford Library: Adults
 
Social Media for Small Business
Select Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Join a community of entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn how to create social media accounts and engage customers.
March 3: Instagram
April 7: Facebook
May 5: LinkedIn
May 12: Twitter
 
Windows in Time Lecture
"Selections from 'As It Was,' Celebrating Women's History Month"
Wednesday, March 4 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, a short selection from the more than 3,000 episodes of the JPR daily historical series “As It Was: Tales from the State of Jefferson” will be read by actor Shirley Patton and retired librarian Amy Blossom. A collaboration between the Southern Oregon Historical Society and JPR, “As It Was” radio shorts feature the history of Southern Oregon and Northern California in two-minute audio vignettes. More than a dozen historical society writers provide the stories narrated by Ashland actor Shirley Patton.
 
Friends of the Medford Library Book Clearance Event
Friday, March 6 • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 • 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Browse thousands of new and gently used books, including fiction, nonfiction, children's books, CDs, DVDs, records, and more. By keeping "prices" on a donation basis, you can fill up your book bag and support your library.
 
Author Talk: Sue DeMarinis Presents The Station Master's Wife
Monday, March 9 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Local author Sue DeMarinis will read from her second novel, The Station Master's Wife, set among true historical events in 1887 Ashland.
 
Color Happy!
Second Tuesdays • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Drop in, enjoy treats and coffee, and have fun coloring.
 
Medford Library Book Chat
Second Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
March 10: Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
April 14: The Whistling Song by Ivan Doig
May 12: Educated by Tara Westover
 
Lunchtime Movie & Popcorn
Second Wednesdays • 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch or enjoy some popcorn during these noon movie sessions.
March 11: A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (2019/116m/PG-13)
April 8: Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. (2019/97m/PG-13)
May 13: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. (2018/119m/PG-13)
 
Makers & Hackers Night After Hours
Second Thursdays • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with Rogue Hack Lab.
 
Introspective Writing Group
Second Saturdays • 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Use writing to explore your inner self in a supportive group setting.
 
Guild Lecture: The WASP – Oregon’s Women Fly for their Country During WWII
Wednesday, March 18 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, local author and historian Bill Miller will discuss the Womens Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WWII.
 
Seed To Supper
Wednesdays, March 18–April 22 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
This six-week beginner's gardening class highlights low-cost, step-by-step techniques for cultivating a successful vegetable garden. This program is offered in collaboration with ACCESS, Oregon Food Bank, and the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association.
 
Special Matinee & Popcorn
Saturday, March 21 • 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Catch up with your favorite characters from the Downton Abbey TV series as the Crawley family receives a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary. (2019/122m/PG)
 
Make It Art Monday, 18+ YRS
Fourth Mondays • 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Create a variety of crafts.
 
Google Drive Tools for Small Business
Fourth Tuesdays • 8:00–9:00 a.m.
March 24: Intro to Google Drive
April 28: Collaboration in Google Drive
May 26: Advanced Tools in Google Drive
Learn how to leverage Google Drive tools to support the needs of your small business.
 
Stay Healthy and On Your Feet: Fall Prevention Education
Wednesday, March 25 • 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Learn how to reduce your risk of falls during this free class and with Providence Health & Services. Program will include an intro to Tai Chi, and pharmacists will be available after the class to conduct medication reviews. To participate, bring a current list of medications and dosages. Your medications will not change. Advice will be given for you to discuss with your healthcare provider.
 
Portrait Slam!
Saturday, March 28 • 3:00–6:15 p.m.
Portrait Slam is teaming up with the Medford Library to create a space for up to 30 cosplayers and 30 portrait photographers to collaborate in preparation for Medford Comic Con. Contact Travis@portraitslam.com to register.
 
 
Phoenix Library
 
March Movies at the Phoenix Library
Tuesdays in March • 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly PG movie each Tuesday at the Phoenix Library.
 
Decoupage Flower Pots
Saturday, March 7 • 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Use decoupage to transform a flower pot.
 
Art Escapades: Vintage Wood Necklace, 18+ YRS
Tuesday, March 10 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
"Wooden" you like to make a groovy wooden necklace? These vintage-style necklaces are quick and easy to make.
 
Rogue River Library
 
STEM Mondays
First Mondays • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Learn basic STEM concepts with hands-on coding and robotics projects.
 
Gamer Day, 7-18 YRS
Saturday, March 7 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Switch it up! Play with the Nintendo Switch.
 
Paws to Read: K-9 Reading Buddies
Second Mondays • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Children in grades K-3 are invited to share a story with a K-9 Reading Buddy. Practice the skill of reading aloud with a trained and registered therapy dog.
 
Rock Painting
Second Saturdays • 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a day of creative rock painting for all ages. There’s no wrong way to paint a rock!
 
Bob Haworth of the Kingston Trio
Saturday, March 21 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sing along with John Hollis and Bob Haworth as they breathe new life into the songs of Woody Guthrie; The Weavers; The Kingston Trio; Peter, Paul and Mary; and many of the other chart-topping artists of the 1950s and ‘60s.
 
Gardening for Biodiversity: Planning and Growing a Butterfly Garden
Saturday, March 28 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Landscape designer Robin McKenzie will share how to grow host and nectar plants, plan a garden using basic design principles, grow milkweed from seed, use soil amendments, and select the best plants to attract and breed butterflies in your own garden. Learn how to become a “Citizen Scientist” and create your own Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation.
 
Ruch Library
 
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Saturdays • 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Build and display original LEGO creations. DUPLO bricks are available for younger kids.
 
Friends of Ruch Library 1st Saturday Book Barn $5 Bag Sale
First Saturdays • 12:00–4:00 p.m.
The Book Barn is regularly used to sort donations and opens every 1st Saturday for a special sale. Books are $1 each or a grocery bag full for $5.
 
Forest Creek History
Saturday, March 14 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Annice Black will share the story of the neighbors who populated places along Forest Creek, a tributary of the Applegate River, from the 1850s through today. Learn about this region's geography, early settlers, and economics of mining, farming, and logging.
 
Shady Cove Library
 
Dungeons & Dragons After Hours
Sundays • 2:00–6:30 p.m.
This weekly gaming group for teens plays 3.5 edition D&D. New players are always welcome.
Friends of the Shady Cove Library Book Sale
Fridays • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Shop for new or gently used books. Purchases help support Shady Cove Library programs.
 
Charleston and Savannah
Tuesday, March 17 • 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Local history and travel buffs Dan and Carole Nielson explore the cities of Savannah and Charleston. Get a firsthand account of the Pirates’ House and the magnificent Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
 
Seed Planting Activity
Wednesday, March 25 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Join us to plant a seed in celebration of spring! All ages welcome.
 
Talent Library
 
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.
 
Brando in the Fifties
Wednesdays in March • 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Watch a series of films starring Marlon Brando between 1951-1954 at the Talent Library.
 
Scrabble Club, 18+ YRS
Saturdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Play Scrabble with an active group for challenge & fun.
 
Strategy Board Game Day, 13+ YRS
First Saturdays • 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
 
Spark Space LEGO WeDo Robotics, 7–10 YRS
First Wednesdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Build LEGO models using LEGO WeDo and then program them to move and react.
 
Spark Space Truth or Myth Science
Tuesday, March 10 • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Can you really power a clock with a lemon or make lava in a cup? Find out during this fun-filled program of science experiments.
 
Board Game Day
Third Wednesdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Play popular board games and Wii with your friends.
 
Library Bingo, 6+ YRS
Third Saturdays • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Join us for some family-friendly fun. Win prizes: books, gift certificates, swim passes, and more.
 
Learn to Think Like a Computer Programmer
Fourth Wednesdays • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Explore the world of coding through hands-on activities.
 
 
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
 
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS
Spanish-English program
Tuesdays • 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Program Location:
Community room and indoor playground at the Concord Apartments
100 N. Grape Street
Perfect place to play and learn on rainy days.
Funding provided by Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub (SOELS).
 
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS
BILINGUAL Spanish-English program
Tuesdays • 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Program Location:
Community room at the Anderson Vista Apartments
571 Talent Avenue
Parking is across the street at Chuck Roberts Park.
Funding provided by Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub (SOELS).
 
 
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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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