The Bandon Public Library has joined with several organizations and individuals to create a series of workshops, classes and events this spring and summer. “The Big Fish Vision invites Coos County residents and visitors to explore, learn and create in honor of the salmon, marshes, and streams.”, says Vicki Affatati, local artist conducting one of the workshops.
Here is the calendar of events for March and April for The Big Fish Vision. More may be added at later dates.
All events other than Earth Day Celebration at the Bandon City Park will be held in the Bandon Library Sprague Room.
MENDING THE LINE an award winning film/Coquille Watershed Assn & Wild Rivers Land Trust Feb 28th 6 PM
TRADITIONAL NATIVE STORYTELLER BRENDA BRAINARD March 16th 1 PM and 2:30 PM Explore native culture and history through THE SALMON STORY, RAVEN STORY, and HOW THE BASKETS SAVED THE BEACHES. Brenda will also discuss basket weaving in the second session.
SALMON-FRIENDLY GARDENING CLASS – What you can do to protect our salmon with native plants Go Native! and OSU Master Gardeners 2 Dates-same class April 11th 6:30-8 PM April 21st 10 AM
SALMON DREAMS, MARSHES & STREAMS /2018 Boardwalk Art Workshop – Vicki Affatati March 20th 6PM Create your unique art with boards and paints available here. ( $10 donation requested for materials cost)
OCEAN FRONTIERS: A DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN OCEAN STEWARDSHIP – an outstanding film which includes the Oregon coastline. Presented by Shoreline Education for Awareness – SEA April 13th 6 PM
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT CITY PARK – April 21st 12 – 2 PM
Free plant giveaways, master gardener volunteers to answer your questions, make seed balls for the birds and bookmarks using plants.
Please contact Sara at the Bandon Public Library 541-347-3221 if you would like further information.
AN HOUR OF FUN ART & DRAWING WITH LOCAL ARTIST DOROTHEA TORTILLA
Saturday, February 24th 2 – 3 PM Sprague Room at the Bandon Library
All materials are provided for you to spend some creative time working from your imagination with guidance from an artist. This hour is certainly geared for adults and young adults. Anyone 12 and over is welcome to attend.
WEAVE, KNIT, SPIN, CROCHET, NEEDLE POINT
ENJOY THE WOMEN’S CIRCLE THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 1-3 PM
JAN 18TH, FEB 15TH, MAR 15TH, APRIL 19TH (check back for future dates)
Bring your own project, share your wisdom, tell stories, laugh and relax in good company.
Women ages 18-118 (sorry, no children) Tea will be offered. Treats welcome.
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Surprise benefit of watching DVD’s
Did you know that watching DVD’s with closed captioning on also increases language skills? Closed captioning is great for non-English speakers, hearing impaired and children. Speaking of languages, check out our Coastline Libraries website Mango is a great way to learn a new language and is free using your Library card. Also free are car repair and small engine repair online using your Library card at www.cooslibraries.org/content/elibrary. Don’t miss the free genealogy search website if you have a curiosity about your own history. So much to learn, see and do your Library can take you there and you never have to leave your chair.
Lego Time is the First Saturday of every month from 2:00-4:00. Children ages 4-102 are welcome to come and create and stretch their imaginations.
Adult coloring is the Second Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00. Adults can bring their creativity and relax while they color with our supplies, or bring their own. Over the summer, CBS News did a story on adult coloring books and the meetups that have sprung up as a result of the craze. “It’s almost hypnotic — the scratching of the pencil on the page; you’re creating something beautiful that you might not do under other circumstances,” Jean Roberts told CBS News. Last April, Roberts posted a message on Facebook inviting other adults to color with her. That led to the creation of the Cornwall Coloring Club, a monthly group that sips, shades and socializes. The goal is to unplug from the digital and immerse in the analog. Some experts say they’ve found evidence that coloring does have specific health benefits. Coloring engages both sides of the brain and it’s been shown to reduce blood pressure and relieve stress.
CRAFT AND CREATE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH 2-3 PM
DECORATE A HAT, GLOVES, OR SCARF FOR THE KIDS (or for you)
This is a fun and simple embroidery project for kids of all ages. This can be a solo or family event. Learn basic stitches to embellish a well loved hat or something new. We will be decorating with felt, embroidery thread and sequins. You can make it look anyway you want.
Materials and tools will be available for you…..or you can bring your own … or you can bring contributions of felt, thread and sequins or any of the above. Learn a new craft in a fun and easy hour at the library.
Bandon Children’s Craft and Sewing Circle and the Bandon Library
Visit bandonlff.org/spbuys201709 to view the new picks added to the Bandon Library collection.
NEW staff pick items will be added to the collection EACH MONTH throughout the coming year. You will find an ECLECTIC OFFERING of subjects in adult and young adult books that have been selected by several members of the Bandon Library staff.
Subjects include (but are not limited to): Oregon, Arts, Spirituality, Travel, Fiction, Memoirs and much, much more.
This project has been funded completely by donations to the Staff Picks Project. This exciting new addition to the library collection is the result of coordinating the efforts of the Bandon Library Friends, the Bandon Library and the generosity of the people of Bandon.
Visit the Bandon Library to check them out! Go to BANDONLFF.ORG/STAFFPICKS for more information or to make a donation to Staff Picks.
CyberLynx and the Bandon Public Library partner year round to bring you help with all of your computer devices and many of the programs that may interest you.
Schedules are created quarterly and are available at the library. These are friendly, small gatherings and we encourage you to join us. The instructors are volunteers promoting computer literacy with almost all devices and various programs. If you can not make a scheduled date CyberLynx may provide help by appointment at the library.
CyberLynx requests that you register online at http://cyberlynxoregon.org or call 541-236-2038
APPLE LAB: Lab staff can help you with your Apple devices including using/navigating your iPad, iPhone and iPod. They will also assist you with browsing Safari and using standard Apple apps.
WINDOWS LAB: Lab staff can help you with your Windows devices including using/navigating Windows 7, 8 and 10.
BEYOND GOOGLING CLASS: Take a tour of Google’s Cloud, email, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, maps and much more. Get some tips on how to use Google search more effectively.
If you would like current class schedule information stop by the library to pick up a calendar of classes or phone the library at 541-347-3221. If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering with CyberLynx to assist with computer literacy please contact us.
IT’S STORY TIME @ your library
TODDLERS: Wednesdays 11 – 11:30
PRE-SCHOOL: Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 or Thursdays 11 am – noon
EARLY READER: Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 (children kindergarten and older)
Programs begin Wednesday, September 13th
Call Julie at 541-347-3221 for more information.
Ocean Crest students can make arrangements to ride the school bus to the library for the Thursday after school program. Children should be picked up at the library by 4:45