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JCLS Events for October 2022

JCLS CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR OCTOBER 2022 

  

Medford, Oregon (September 15, 2022)—Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) offers free events, including online and in-person programs and Take & Make kits. The DART tech van also offers a schedule of community stops and programming. All event times, dates, and locations are subject to changePlease consult our online calendar at jcls.org to confirm events. 

 

ONLINE EVENTS 

 

Online programs take place via Zoom. Pre-registration is required; meeting or webinar details will be emailed to you when you register through the JCLS Events Calendar at jcls.org or by calling your library. 

 

Windows in Time: The Railroad to Butte Falls: From Tourism to Logging 

Wednesday, October 5 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Retired forester Jerry Hellinga relates the colorful and little-known story of a railroad that, at its inception, had great expectations, but through failures and reincarnations became a workhorse of the timber industry in Southern Oregon.  

 

Intro to Film & Audio Editing, 12+ YRS 

First Wednesdays • 4:30–5:30 PM 

Are you interested in creating your own videos for Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok, but don't know where to start? The Medford Teen Library is hosting an online, three-part series: 

October 5: Basics in Adobe and Final Cut 

November 2: Intro to Audio Editing 

 

Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty - Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura 

Thursday, October 13 • 1:00–2:00 PM 

Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence, will discuss how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think.  

 

Where The Children Take Us: Author Talk with Zain E. Asher 

Tuesday, October 18 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor Zain E. Asher as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us. 

 

The Diamond Eye: Author Talk with Kate Quinn 

Tuesday, October 25 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Historical fiction writer Kate Quinn will discuss her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works, including The Alice NetworkThe Huntress, and The Rose Code. 

 

Teen General Knowledge Trivia 

Last Tuesdays • 4:30–5:30 PM 

October 25, November 29 

Test your knowledge alongside your peers in this fast-paced, online trivia challenge! Bring your brain and a mobile device and you're ready to go. 

 

IN-PERSON EVENTS  

 

Attendees at in-person programs and events must adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions, including wearing masks that cover mouth and nose and maintaining adequate social distancing. Space may be limited and programs may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some programs take place outdoors. In-person events may be canceled or rescheduled to take place online; please visit the JCLS Event Calendar at jcls.org for updates. 

 

SYSTEMWIDE TAKE & MAKE KITS 

 

Take & Learn: Bookmark This! 7+ YRS 

Available starting October 3 (Bats) and November 7 (Cougars) 

Get fun facts, featured books and additional resources, plus instructions for how to create your own nature-themed bookmark! 

 

APPLEGATE LIBRARY 

 

Leaf-Printed Cloth Napkins, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Personalize a set of cloth napkins for fall with a beautiful leaf print. 

 

Halloween Craft, 5+ YRS 

Saturday, October 29 • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM 

Decorate or carve a mini pumpkin. 

 

ASHLAND LIBRARY 

 

Inktober Kickoff, 13+ YRS 

Saturday, October 1 • 1:00–2:00 PM 

Improve your inking skills and develop positive drawing habits this Inktober! We'll have plenty of prompts and activities (plus pens and paper, of course!) so that you can get your creative juices flowing. Learn more at https://inktober.com/. 

 

Family Storytime with Local Author Robin Heald, 3+ YRS 

Sunday, October 2 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Robin Heald will read her new children's book Whistling for Angela, an endearing story about a boy who wants to make sure his adopted sister and her birth mom both feel safe and loved. 

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

Sundays in October • 2:00–4:00 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other. 

 

Books@Noon 

First Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 PM 

October 4, November 1 

Share what you are reading, and find your next great read.  

 

Watch With Us: Windows in Time 

First Wednesdays • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Watch a livestream of this month's Windows in Time presentation in a group. Viewers will be able to ask questions of the presenter via chat, facilitated by library staff.  

October 5: The Railroad to Butte Falls: From Tourism to Logging 

November 2: Remarkable Women in Southern Oregon History 

 

S.O. Fun! 9-12 YRS 

Wednesdays in October & November • 2:00-3:00 PM 

No program on November 23 

S.O. Fun! (School's Out) is a weekly library program for school-aged children. Drop in, hang out, and have fun with us! Activities include Lego building, free art, theatre games, STEAM, special events, and more. Snacks provided. 

 

The Songcatchers: John and Alan Lomax and the Search for American Roots Music, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 8 • 1:00–2:30 PM 

Join Tim Holt in this celebration and singalong of American roots music. 

 

Build With Legos, 5+ YRS 

Second Weekends • 1:00–3:00 PM 

October 8-9, November 12-13 

Enjoy free play with Lego bricks. 

 

Teen Hangout: Video Game Tournament, 13-19 YRS 

Wednesday, October 12 • 2:00–4:00 PM 

Participate in a video game tournament on the Nintendo Switch. The top 3 winners get a prize!  

 

Conversations with Maestro Martin Majkut, 18+ YRS 

Thursday, October 13 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Thursday, November 10 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Join Rogue Valley Symphony Music Director Martin Majkut in an exploration of upcoming RVS performances. 

 

Puppet Show at North Mountain Nature Center, 3-6 YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 10:30–11:30 AM 

Join the Ashland Children's Department at North Mountain Nature Park for a fun and educational puppet show followed by a craft. 

 

The Great Outdoors Book Group, 18+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 19 • 2:00–3:30 PM 

Meet at North Mountain Park to discuss books related to nature and the great outdoors. 

This month, we will discuss The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. 

 

Create & Chat, 18+ YRS 

Third Thursdays • 3:00–4:00 PM 

October 20: Needle-Felted Pumpkins 

November 17: Throw Pillows 

 

Neighborhood Naturalist Adventure, 18+ YRS 

Thursday, October 20 • 6:00–7:00 PM 

Join the SOU environmental education graduate students for a casual stroll to explore the diverse natural history of the streets around the library. Meet at the library’s front door. 

 

Take & Make: Horror Lovers, 13-18 YRS 

Available starting Saturday, October 22 

Interested in scary books and movies for spooky season? Grab a bag at the Ashland Teen Department with snacks, book and movie lists, a flashlight, a sugar cookie recipe, and a ghost cookie cutter to host a fun party with your friends. 

 

Music in the Library, 5+ YRS 

Select Thursdays • 3:00–4:00 PM 

October 27, November 17 

Musicians from Rogue Valley Symphony will fill the main floor of the library with relaxing music.  

 

Adventures in Foraging, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 29 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Learn about options for foraging in the local area. 

 

Board Game Afternoon, 13+ YRS 

Last Sundays • 1:00–3:00 PM 

October 30, November 27 

Join Fun Again Games for an afternoon of drop-in board games. 

 

Music, Movement, and Me: Costume Party! 2+ YRS 

Monday, October 31 • 10:30–11:30 AM 

Join JCLS Youth Services Coordinator Brystan Strong for a fun, high-energy program of movement and music. This program will engage children in play using dance, shakers, bubble machines, and more! Since it’s Halloween, feel free to come in costume.  

 

Game Day, 18+ YRS 

Last Mondays • 1:00–4:00 PM 

October 31, November 28 

Play chess, cribbage, backgammon, and Scrabble upstairs in the Ashland Library. 

 

Halloween Musical Extravaganza 

Monday, October 31 • 3:00–3:30 PM 

Meet up with friends and family for a Halloween concert (and some trick-or-treating) with local musicians Brian Freeman and Tish McFadden of Rum Tum Music. Then watch Ashland's Halloween parade, which begins in front of the library. 

 

BUTTE FALLS LIBRARY 

 

Spooky Ghost Hunt Storytime, 3+ YRS 

Thursday, October 13 • 1:00–2:00 PM 

We're going on a ghost hunt! Spooky ghosts were spotted in the Butte Falls Library, and we need your help to find them and get them home. Join us for a scavenger hunt and a (mildly) spooky storytime. 

 

CENTRAL POINT LIBRARY 

 

The Central Theme: Book Discussion Group, 18+ YRS 

NEW TIME: First Tuesdays • 1:00–2:00 PM 

October 4, November 1 

Share what you are reading, and find your next great read. 

 

Central Point Teen Advisory Group, 13+ YRS 

First Wednesdays • 4:00–5:00 PM 

October 5, November 2 

Join the conversation about what programs and activities to create for all teens at the Central Point Library. Snacks provided.  

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

Wednesdays in October • 3:30–4:30 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other.  

 

Music, Movement, and Me: Costume Party! 2+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 26 • 10:30 AM–11:30 AM 

Join JCLS Youth Services Coordinator Brystan Strong for a fun, high-energy program of movement and music. This program will engage children in play using dance, shakers, bubble machines, and more! It’s almost Halloween, so feel free to come in costume! 

 

Leaf-Printed Cloth Napkins, 18+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 26 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Personalize a set of cloth napkins for fall with a beautiful leaf print. 

  

EAGLE POINT LIBRARY 

 

 

Eagle Point Book Club 

First Tuesdays • 2:00–3:15 PM 

October 4: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 

November 1: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong 

 

Yarnia! 

Wednesdays • 2:00–3:30 PM 

Learn to knit or crochet. Supplies provided. For all levels.  

 

Eagle Point Friends of the Library Open Cupboards Book Sale 

Thursdays • 12:30–3:00 PM 

Shop for new or gently used items including books, CDs & movies. Proceeds benefit the Eagle Point Library. 

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

Thursdays, October 6 & 13 • 3:30–5:30 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other. 

 

Leaf-Printed Cloth Napkins, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 8 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Personalize a set of cloth napkins for fall with a beautiful leaf print. 

 

Library Services: What You Don’t Know About the Catalog Could Change Your Life 

Saturday, October 22 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Yes, you can look up a book or author, but did you know you can also find your next great read, examine professional reviews, find library events, and make your own lists? Take a guided tour of the JCLS catalog to see what you’ve been missing. 

 

Fangtastic Festival—All About Bats! 

Saturday, October 29 • 1:00–3:00 PM 

Join us for a family friendly afternoon of bat-themed fun! Enjoy a presentation by Bugs-R-Us, games, scavenger hunt, face painting, costume contest, and sweet tricks and treats for the whole family. 

 

GOLD HILL LIBRARY 

 

Tales of Oregon Country: Author Talk with Carole Nielson, 16+ YRS 

Saturday, October 1 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Author Carole Nielson, who has published several articles for Wild West Magazine and written several history books, will speak about her book Tales of Oregon Country, which includes 12 short stories of Oregon History. She has also written Five Bucks for a Quarter and Notorious Women of the Wild West. 

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

Wednesdays, October 5, 12, & 19 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other. 

 

Gold Hill Library Volunteer Fair, 50+ YRS 

Saturday, October 8 • 1:00–3:30 PM 

Local Gold Hill community organizations will present short introductions to their work and their volunteer needs. Guests will be able to mingle with organizers to learn more and sign up to volunteer in the community. 

 

Zombie Barbies Adventure, 10+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Turn old Barbies and dolls into zombie art pieces using paint, glitter, glue, and craft materials. Kids under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS 

Third Fridays • 3:00–4:00 PM 

October 21: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 

November 18: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris 

 

Pet Ghost Special Storytime and Project, 5-12+ YRS 

Saturday, October 22 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Listen to a ghost story and make your own pet ghost.  

 

Take & Make: Alphabet Soup, 3+ YRS 

Available starting the fourth Monday of each month 

October 24, November 28 

Pick up a kit each month featuring a different letter of the alphabet. English and Spanish kits available. 

 

Sewing with Jill, 16+ YRS 

Fourth Wednesdays • 5:00–7:00 PM 

October 26 • November 23 

Join other sewing enthusiasts to learn to sew or work on projects you have already started. Open to all levels. There will be some supplies and sewing machines available, but please bring your own if you have them. Children ages 8-15 are welcome with an adult to supervise and assist. 

 

Driver Safety with the AARP, 18+ YRS 

Monday, October 31 • 12:30–3:45 PM 

Friday, November 4 • 1:30–4:30 PM 

Boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence. Completion of this course can yield discounted auto insurance premiums for individuals 55 and older. Please confirm this with your insurance provider. This 6-hour class is split into two 3-hour sessions with a 30-minute break for lunch (not included). Pre-registration required. Participants must attend both sessions. Registration closes one week ahead of the first class to allow course materials to be sent to participants.  

  

JACKSONVILLE LIBRARY 

 

What Makes a Good Photograph? Tips and Tricks with Photographer Tom Glassman, 18+ YRS 

Thursday, October 6 • 5:00–6:00 PM 

Tom Glassman’s images are composed in-camera, with no post processing other than initial color correction. He will share how he achieves his unique images using meticulous exposure and framing, contrasts, texture, color and value, image placement, negative space, and choice of subject matter. 

 

Get Started on Your Family Tree, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 10:30 AM–12:00 PM 

Kim Thurman, President of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, will share how to document your family history using the resources available online and at the library. 

 

The History, Mapping, and Status of the "Jack-Ash Trail," 18+ YRS 

Thursday, October 20 • 5:00–6:00 PM 

The "Jack-Ash Trail," named for the proposed hiking trail between the cities of Jacksonville and Ashland, is the as-yet unfinished vision of a path that connects all of Southern Oregon. Members of the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association, who are charged with the building and upkeep of the trail, will present the history of how it came into being, the current status, and some of the snags they've run into along the way. 

 

Halloween Party & Cookie Decorating, 3+ YRS 

Monday, October 31 • 3:00–4:00 PM 

Come show off your costumes at the Jacksonville Library! We'll share spooky stories and provide Halloween cookies to decorate. 

 

MEDFORD LIBRARY 

 

Discovering Your Family Story, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 1 • 12:30–1:30 PM 

Learn the basics of family history research to get started on your genealogy journey. Dive into uncommon primary sources such as court records, store ledgers, maps and land records, and fraternal organization rosters. 

 

Teen Gamer Day, 13+ YRS 

First Saturdays • 1:00–4:00 PM 

October 1, November 5 

What kind of gamer are you? Video games? Board games? Charades? We've got them all! Challenge your friends—or even our Teen Library staff—to a game! 

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

Sundays in October • 12:00–3:45 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other. 

 

Update Your Stereo System with Bluetooth & Raspberry Pi, 13+ YRS 

Select Tuesdays • 2:30–3:30 PM 

October 4, November 15 

Medford Library Adams Room 

Do you have an old stereo system that still rocks, but can't connect to your smartphone or Spotify app? Well, now you can use a Raspberry Pi (a $35 computer the size of a deck of playing cards) to add Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, or Apple AirPlay connections to that stereo. This project is for the moderately geeky—visit the events calendar at jcls.org for the supply list and to pre-register. 

 

Queer Coffee House @ the Library 

First Tuesdays • 5:30–7:00 PM 

October 4, November 1 

Join us for this longstanding program, now in Medford! We'll gather to watch movies, play games, build community, and share favorite books, movies, podcasts, and more. LGBTQ+ folks and allies are all welcome. 

 

Choose Your Own Adventure 

Tuesdays, September–November • 11:00-11:30 AM and 4:00–4:30 PM 

We read the stories aloud, and you decide what happens! Listen to a different Choose Your Own Adventure book, and help us make choices that will determine what happens in each story. In October, the choices you make are a little bit scarier, with a different Give Yourself Goosebumps book being read aloud every Tuesday. Adults, teens, and kids are all welcome! 

 

Windows in Time: The Railroad to Butte Falls: From Tourism to Logging 

Wednesday, October 5 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Retired forester Jerry Hellinga relates the colorful and little-known story of a railroad that, at its inception, had great expectations, but through failures and reincarnations became a workhorse of the timber industry in Southern Oregon.  

 

S.O. Fun! 6-11 YRS 

Wednesdays September–November • 2:00–3:30 PM 

No program on November 23 

S.O. Fun! (School's Out) is a weekly library program for school-aged children. Drop in, hang out and have fun with us! Activities include games, crafts, build-it challenges, STEAM, and more. Snacks provided. 

 

I'm With the Banned, 18+ YRS 

First Wednesdays • 4:30–5:30 PM 

Meet to read and discuss a banned book each month. The October 5th discussion is for both adults and teens.  

October 5: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (adult and teen) 

November 2: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 

 

Take & Make: Spooky Halloween Drink Kit, 12-18 YRS 

Available starting Sunday, October 9 

Make a drink (non-alcoholic, of course) that's as spooky as the season requires! 

 

Medford Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 12-18 YRS 

Second Tuesdays • 4:30–5:30 PM 

October 11, November 8 

T.A.G members are dedicated, motivated teens in grades 7-12 who meet to brainstorm ideas for the library, discuss pop culture, and make crafts. Snacks provided. 

 

Medford Book Chat 

Second Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 PM 

October 11: The Road to Character by David Brooks 

November 8: Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

 

Halloween Glow Cube Perler Beads, 12-18 YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 1:00–3:45 PM 

Making a Jack-O-Lantern is a favorite October tradition, and this year, we're doing it with beads! Craft Jack-O-Lanterns and Frankensteins with us to celebrate Spooky Season. 

 

Historic Cemetery Tour 

Tuesdays, October 18 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Location: I.O.O.F Eastwood Cemetery Mausoleum Entrance, 1581 Siskiyou Boulevard, Medford 

Medford’s oldest pioneer cemetery was founded by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) in 1890 and became City owned in 1972. The cemetery remains a unique part of Medford's history and continues to sell burial spaces and mausoleum crypts. Walk with us and hear about Medford’s earliest families and local history and recognize the valuable role pioneer cemeteries play in urban settings. The cemetery is located in Medford near Bear Creek Park. 

 

Tea Time Tuesday, 12-18 YRS 

Third Tuesdays • 4:30–5:30 PM 

Discuss books while drinking tea (or a different themed beverage) and eating snacks. Any teen is invited to join! Books are available in the library collection or in the Hoopla app. 

October 18: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 

November 15: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 

 

Leaf-Printed Cloth Napkins, 18+ YRS 

Tuesday, October 25 • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Personalize a set of cloth napkins for fall with a beautiful leaf print. 

 

Shared Space: Livable City Discussion Group, 18+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 26 • 5:30–6:30 PM 

Explore the built environment and topics of livability with other Medford community members. This program is co-sponsored by the City of Medford and JCLS. Join us for a presentation on the housing needs and upcoming projects in Medford and the surrounding community. 

 

Music, Movement, and Me: Costume Party! 2+ YRS 

Friday, October 28 • 10:15–11:15 AM 

Join JCLS Youth Services Coordinator Brystan Strong for a fun, high-energy program of movement and music. This program will engage children in play using dance, shakers, bubble machines, and more! Also, with it being so close to Halloween - please feel free to come in costume! 

 

Movie Matinee, 13+ YRS 

Last Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 PM 

View and discuss movies in the Teen Library. 

October 29: Casper (PG/1995/100m) 

November 26: Ready Player One (PG-13/2018/140m) 

 

PHOENIX LIBRARY 

 

Song of the Redwing: Voice of the Wetlands, 3+ YRS 

Saturday, October 1 • 1:00–2:00 PM 

Join local author Tish McFadden in this program designed around her book, Song of the Redwing, integrating storytelling, music, ecology, and art.  

 

Take & Make: The Container Project, 8+ YRS 

Available starting Saturday, October 8 

In 2008, the British Broadcasting Company tracked the travels of a cargo container as it changed ports and cargo all over the world. These kits will contain paper models of cargo containers and a map of the world with a detailed list of where the container went and what it was carrying.  

 

Improvisational Quilting Adventures16+ YRS 

Second Saturdays • 3:00–4:00 PM 

October 8, November 12 

Let's connect, collaborate, and share your love of color, fabric, and quilting with a new technique called improvisational quilting—freedom from measuring, matching, and perfection! We provide a basic stash of fabric to get you started. You may bring your own fabric to use, or add it to the collective bin. A few sewing machines will be set up to share, one borrowed from JCLS Library of Things catalog. 

 

Make an Elephant Garland, 3+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 1:00–2:00 PM 

Make a beautiful elephant garland and a paper model of an elephant you can color. 

 

Phoenix Library Community Listening Session, 18+ YRS 

Biblioteca de Phoenix: Sesión para escuchar a la comunidad, 18+ años 

English: Wednesday, October 19 • 5:30–7:00 PM 

Spanish: Wednesday, October 12 • 5:30–7:00 PM En Español: Miércolesoctubre 12 • 5:30–7:00 PM 

The Phoenix Library wants to improve its outdoor space, and we want your input! Join us at 510 West First Street on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and tell us your ideas for making this area a beautiful, useful space that will serve the community and the library. All ideas will be heard in this friendly, casual meeting. Refreshments will be served. Please direct your questions about this event to Branch Manager Jody Fleming at 541-535-7090 or email her at jfleming@jcls.org. 

¡La Biblioteca de Phoenix quiere mejorar su espacio al aire libre y queremos su opiniónAcompáñenos este miércoles, 12 de octubre, de 5:30 a 7 p.m. en 510 West First Street, y cuéntenos sus ideas para hacer de esta área un espacio hermoso y útil que sirva a la comunidad y la bibliotecaTodas las ideas se escucharán en esta reunión informal y amistosa. Se servirán refrigerios. Envíe sus preguntas sobre este evento a Milagros Morales al (541) 864-8880 o envíele un correo electrónico a mmorales@jcls.org. 

 

PROSPECT LIBRARY 

 

Driver Safety With the AARP, 18+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 12 • 10:15 AM–2:00 PM 

Saturday, October 15 • 10:15 AM–2:00 PM 

Boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence. Completion of this course can yield discounted auto insurance premiums for individuals 55 and older. Please confirm this with your insurance provider. This 6-hour class is split into two 3-hour sessions with a 30-minute break for lunch (not included). Pre-registration required. Participants must attend both sessions. Registration closes one week ahead of the first class to allow course materials to be sent to participants.  

 

Spooky Ghost Hunt Storytime, 3+ YRS 

Friday, October 14 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

We're going on a ghost hunt! There have been some super spooky ghosts spotted in the Prospect Public Library, and we need your help to find them and get them home. Come join us for a scavenger hunt, and a (mildly) spooky storytime. 

 

ROGUE RIVER LIBRARY 

 

Adventures in Foraging, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 1 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Learn about options for foraging in the local area. 

 

Fall into Adventure Special Storytime 

Friday, October 7 • 10:30 AM–11:30 AM 

Join us for a special storytime adventure! 

 

Rock Painting 

Saturday, October 15 • 12:00–1:30 PM 

Get creative with rock painting! 

 

Short Story Contest & Writing Lounge 

October 24–28 • 1:00–3:00 PM 

JCLS invites writers in three age categories (middle school, high school, and college) to write a short adventure story starring themselves. Entries must be 3,000-5,000 words. Winners (one from each age group) will receive a fabulous prize and be published on the JCLS website. Visit the library's writing lounge for a dedicated space to write, featuring calming music, brain food, and a collaborative space to work and bounce ideas and feedback off of each other. 

 

RUCH LIBRARY 

 

First Saturday Book Barn Sale 

Saturday, October 1 • 12:00–4:00 PM 

Shop for new or gently used items including books, CDs, & movies in the Book Barn next to Ruch Library. Book donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Ruch Library. Sponsored by the Friends of Ruch Library (FORL). 

 

Oregon Wagon Trail Quilt, 12+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 1:00–3:00 PM 

Described as “a determined, trail-wise woman,” Mary Louisa Black and her family left Missouri in 1865 to begin their trek to the Oregon country. When preparing for their journey, Mary Lousia included in their belongings a quilt, “sent along to be a comfort and reminder of the loving friends who quilted the going away present.” The Blacks settled along the Rogue River, near Shady Cove. Annice Black, Mary Louisa’s great-granddaughter, speaks about her family’s rich history and the quilt that has been in the family’s possession for 157 years. 

 

SHADY COVE LIBRARY 

 

Dragons on the Inside and Other Big Feelings Read Aloud with Author Val Coulman 3+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 12 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Childrens author Val Coulman will talk about her book Dragons on the Inside and Other Big Feelings. After the book talk and storytime, there will be a question-and-answer session. 

 

Kentucky 

Tuesday, October 18 • 5:00–6:00 PM 

Local history and travel buff Carole Nielson discuss some of the many things Kentucky is known for, including the Louisville Slugger baseball bats, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Bluegrass music, Bourbon, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and more. 

 

TALENT LIBRARY 

 

Talent Library Club Book Sale 

Saturday, October 1 • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM 

The Talent Harvest Fall Book Sale returns! This sale will feature new or gently-used items, including books, CDs, and movies. There will be a very large selection of books, especially non-fiction. By keeping “prices” on a donation basis, children and others are given a means to select an item or two with whatever money they might have. All donations received help provide programming and materials for the Talent Library. Each child who attends can select a free book while supplies last. 

 

Library Services: What You Don’t Know About the Catalog Could Change Your Life 

Tuesday, October 4 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Yes, you can look up a book or author, but did you know you can also find your next great read, examine professional reviews, find library events, and make your own lists? Take a guided tour of the JCLS catalog, and see what you’ve been missing. 

 

Eat a Bug: An Adventure with Bugs-R-Us, 5+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 12 • 3:30–4:30 PM 

Witness some of the largest preserved insects on Earth—some larger than your head! This program explores the world of insects, bug anatomy, bugs in the environment, what bugs eat, insect defenses, and camouflage. The audience gets to touch and explore live insects, and will even get an opportunity to eat real insects... now that's an adventure! 

 

My Adventure: Story Swap and Reminisce Café, 18+ YRS and Seniors 

Wednesday, October 19 • 1:30–2:30 PM 

Reminisce and share stories during this guided conversation program. Discussion prompts will be used to spark memories of adventures to share with the group. 

 

WHITE CITY LIBRARY 

 

Mexican Tin Heart Craft, 8+ YRS 

Monday, October 10 • 3:30–4:30 PM 

Mexican tin hearts, also call milagritos, are a traditional piece of Mexican folk art. Originating from Oaxaca, this art form has been prevalent in Mexico since the 16th century. Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx/a/o Heritage Month by creating your own masterpiece using recycled materials. 

 

The Station Master's Wife: Author Talk with Sue DeMarinis, 18+ YRS 

Saturday, October 15 • 1:30–2:30 PM 

Join local author Sue DeMarinis as she discusses her book The Station Master's Wife: Scandals of Historic Southern Oregon. Hear the scandals of a Rogue Valley pioneer family during the 1880s-1920s, as the railroad brought many lifestyle changes, ethnicities, business advantages, and shady dealings to coastal and Southern Oregon. 

 

Decorate Your Trick or Treat Bag, 3+ YRS 

Wednesday, October 26 • 2:00–3:00 PM 

Create a customized trick-or-treat bag for Halloween. 

 

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About Jackson County Library Services: 

The JCLS mission is to connect everyone to information, ideas, and each other. With 15 branches throughout the County, JCLS offers in-person and virtual programs, Take & Make kits, At Home Services for patrons who cannot come to the library, Outreach to Child Care, free internet access, 24-hour online resources, and a staff of experts. Patrons can browse the online catalog and curated staff booklists, subscribe to the Library Connect blog, and utilize readers advisory resources via an online form called JCLS Discovery. Learn more at jcls.org. 
 

Media Contact: Ryan Bradley, JCLS Marketing Coordinator | rbradley@jcls.org | 541-734-3916 



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