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Food for Fines 2017

Bandon public Library will be hosting Food for fines will be December 12 through 16th, 2017
Support you Library as we collect food for our local Bandon Food Bank.  For each item of food that you bring to Library your fines will be reduced by $1.00.  These are fines only, not lost or damage charges.  Items that can be accepted are 6 oz or larger nuts, canned fish, meats. 8 oz or larger peanut butter, dried beans, powdered milk. 13 oz or larger canned fruits/vegetables, chili, soup, canned beans, pasta sauces. 20 oz or larger hot & cold cereals, package pastas (no ramen-type), crackers, cooling oil. 5 lf bags of sugar, flour & rice. All items must have original labels , have future expiration date, and be in good condition.

 

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.

CONTINUING PROGRAMS…..

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, NOV 18TH

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

 

 

STAFF PICKS PROJECT 2017/2018

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.

 

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES AND OPEN FORUM LABS

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

Lab/Class Descriptions

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

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

CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF THE BANDON PUBLIC LIBRARY

CELEBRATE A CENTURY!

BANDON PUBLIC LIBRARY  –   Sept 16th 1 to 3

LIVE MUSIC by OLD TIME FIDDLERS!    SILENT AUCTION!    CAKE & PUNCH!    TULIP the MINIATURE PIG for petting!     SIDEWALK CHALK & FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS!

FUN EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS PROVIDED BY:
Coquille Tribe
Bandon Historical Museum
Shoreline Education for Awareness
Washed Ashore
Bandon Good Earth Community Garden
Coast Guard Station
Wild River Coast Alliance
Cyber Lynx-Computer Literacy
Bandon Library Friends

Bandon Public Library began to Educate, Entertain and Enrich the lives of Bandon residents in 1914. In honor of those who came before us, in celebration of today and in recognition of the role we all play for tomorrow, please join us in coming together at the Bandon library. (more…)

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

Be prepared for viewing the solar eclipse taking place on August 21st, 2017.

Free Eclipse Shades safe for direct solar viewing and handouts with eclipse information will be distributed at the Bandon Public Library on Saturday, August 12th between 1 and 3 pm.  If you simply can not be here on the 12th please stop by the library the following week to pick up information and safety glasses while supplies last.

We will see you at the Bandon Public Library throughout the summer!

Seaweed Seminar

Seaweed Seminar at Bandon Public Library July 24th 10-11 am followed by Q & A

This seminar is presented by Dan Sawyer of Bandon, Oregon.
-Learn to Identify Six Local Seaweeds
-Where and How to Harvest Seaweed
-Demonstrations of How to Process Your Own
-Understand Nutritional Content of Seaweed
*This seminar offers and optional seaweed identification walk in Port Orford Tuesday morning July 25th.

Please join us for this coastal exploration!

“Your next beach walk won’t be the same. Great seminar.” Katherine Q.

Library2go Classes – Your Free Digital Library

Library2go classes teach you how to use this library service to check out and download digital books and audio books onto your tablet, smart phone or laptop.  Bring your portable device and library card if you want to load the app for use.  For Apple devices you may need your Apple Store ID and password.

This service is free and requires only your Coos County library card.

July 27            Thursday   2 pm

August 24        Thursday   2 pm

September 21  Thursday    5 pm

For information on additional free computer classes contact cyberlynxoregon.org  or call 541-236-2038

 

CHILDREN’S READING PROGRAMS

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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.

***** SUMMER READING PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY JUNE 28TH*********

DROP-IN TODDLER/PRESCHOOL: No registration required. Wednesdays 11-11:30 a.m.

PRESCHOOL: Must be 4,5 or 6 years old. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Either Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. SPACE IS LIMITED!.

EARLY READER: Must be entering 2nd grade or older. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Either Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. or Thursdays 3-4:30 p.m. SPACE IS LIMITED.

*********************************SPECIAL EVENTS*************************

SATURDAY JUNE 24TH AWARD WINNING STORYTELLERS – Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke 3-4:00 “Build a Better World”. In the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.

Wednesday, . July 12 at 11-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30p.m.also & Thursday July 13th at1-2:30 or 3-4:30 p.m.:

Smoky Bear visits the Bandon Public Library.

SATURDAY JULY 22ND AT 2:00 P.M. WORLD FAMOUS JUGGLER CHARLIE BROWN will entertain all in the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.

Saturday August 5th at 10:30 a.m. the amazing MUSEUM of NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY from the University of Oregon will entertain Children of all ages in the Sprague Room of the Bandon Public Library.