Medford, Oregon (October 27, 2021)—Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) offers free events, including virtual and in-person programs and Take & Make kits. Event times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Please consult our online calendar to confirm events.
Online programs take place via Zoom and/or Facebook LIVE. Meeting or webinar details will be emailed to participants when they register through the JCLS Events Calendar at jcls.org or by calling the library. Programs may be recorded and later made available on the JCLS Beyond YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/JCLSBeyond. Learn how to join a Zoom meeting with this short video tutorial: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ.
Tuesday, November 2 • 12:00–1:00 PM
Share what you are reading, and find your next great read.
Eagle Point Book Club, 18+ YRS
Tuesday, November 2 • 2:00–3:15 PM
Discuss The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
Windows in Time: “Oregon’s Least-known Mountains: The Human and Natural History of the Klamath/Siskiyou Ranges”
Wednesday, November 3 • 12:00–1:00 PM
The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains make up the southwestern-most corner of Oregon and extend into adjacent California. Jeff LaLande will address the rugged geography, the complex geological history, and the stunning biological diversity of what are Oregon’s least-known mountains.
K-pop Dance Class, 12-18 YRS
Wednesday, November 3 • 3:00–4:00 PM
Get on your feet and dance as we highlight the boy group Vixx and learn the choreography to their song “Love Equation.”
Queer Coffee House @ the Library
Saturday, November 6 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Make a cup of coffee, and join us virtually! Share your new favorite books, movies, and podcasts or projects you’re working on. LGBTQ+ folx and allies are welcome!
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) 12-18 YRS
Tuesday, November 9 • 4:30–5:30 PM
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 a Medford Teen Librarian to join.
Medford Library Book Chat
Tuesday, November 9 • 5:30–6:30 PM
Discuss A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly.
Heroines in the History of Botany, 1650-1850
Saturday, November 13 • 1:00–2:30 PM
The women who shaped the emerging field of Botany led remarkable lives, travelling, collecting, classifying, and publishing seminal contributions to the field against all odds. Learn more about these fascinating, forgotten women with presenter Lucretia Weems. Pre-registration required.
Diverse Reads Book Club, 12-18 YRS
Tuesday, November 16 • 4:30–5:30 PM
Discuss This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Michell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley.
CANCELED: Business Book Discussion: Inclusive Resilience
Wednesday, November 17 • 12:00–1:00 PM
Discuss the works of authors sharing strategies for inclusive resilience and leadership.
Tween Book Club, 11-18 YRS
Saturday, November 20 • 2:00–3:00 PM
Discuss Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
Tuesday, November 23 • 2:30–4:30 PM
Discuss The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich.
Teen General Knowledge Trivia, 12-18 YRS
Tuesday, November 23 • 4:30–5:30 PM
Test your knowledge alongside your peers in this fast-paced, online trivia challenge.
Employee Rights: Know Your Rights Conversations
Wednesday, November 24 • 6:00–7:00 PM
Legal Aid Services of Oregon will present legal protections and common infringement of rights in the workplace for agricultural workers. This will be presented in both English and Spanish.
COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY CLASSES ONLINE
Engage! Technology and Community Involvement
Monday, November 1 • 2:00–3:00 PM
Learn how electronic resources can make civic engagement easier. Learn how to attend online public meetings, access free tax prep, and find sources of unbiased world news and podcasts.
Managing Your Google Account
Thursday, November 4 • 11:00 AM–12:15 PM
Learn how to manage your Google account, from settings, privacy, recovery and security options, to third party app access and family sharing.
Getting Started with Microsoft Word
Tuesday, November 9 • 12:00–1:00 PM
Join us for a brief overview of some the key features of Microsoft Word, and learn where to find relevant tools to design polished documents.
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.
TAKE & MAKE KITS
Take & Make kits contain hands-on activities to make or do at home. Kits are available by request during front door service beginning on the dates listed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Take & Make: Wine-inspired Craft Kits, 21+ YRS
Available starting Friday, November 12
Adults will have the opportunity to make wine charms and a cork-decorated votive candle.
NaNoWriMo VIP Lounge
Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20, & 27 • 12:00–4:00 PM
In honor of National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) we will turn part of the Ashland Teen Department into a drop-in VIP writing lounge where you can write (and snack) your way to your writing goal every Saturday in November.
Take & Make: Gratitude Tree, 3+ YRS
Available starting Saturday, November 6
Decorate a leaf and return it to the library to be displayed on our “Gratitude Tree” display!
Culinary Take & Make: Spice of the Month, 18+ YRS
Available starting Sunday, November 14
Pick up a Spice of the Month kit to expand your culinary horizons! Each kit will contain nutmeg, a brief history and background on the spice, and a few recipes from diverse cuisines to try at home.
Homemade Cookbook, 5+ YRS
Wednesday, November 17 • 3:30–4:30 PM
Create and decorate a handmade recipe book. We’ll share some favorite recipes from around the world to start your collection, and you’ll have plenty of space to add family favorites.
CENTRAL POINT LIBRARY
Brain Time, 55+ YRS
Friday, November 12 • 2:00–4:00 PM
Keep your gray matter active by playing games such as Scrabble, Boggle, or Dominoes, or by doing a creative coloring project in adult coloring books.
Casual Memoir Writing Workshop, 18+ YRS
Wednesday, November 17 • 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Complete a short 250 to 500-word memoir of a specific memory using a simple, friendly method. Then share your memoir, if desired, with the group for supportive feedback and encouragement.
EAGLE POINT LIBRARY
Yarnia! 8+ YRS
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, and movies. Proceeds benefit the Eagle Point Library.
GOLD HILL LIBRARY
Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS
Friday, November 19 • 3:00–4:00 PM
Discuss Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.
Culinary Take & Make: Sustainable Grains – Native American Wild Rice, 8+ YRS
Available starting Monday, November 15
Make a side dish with Native American wild rice, also known as “food that grows on the water.”
Native American Heritage Month – Genealogy Help
Monday, November 15 • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Get one-on-one help with your genealogy research questions. This month, staff will share information on Native American ancestry research. Assistance is first-come, first-served.
Take & Make: Crochet Hat with Creativebug, 8+ YRS
Available starting Monday, November 29
Crochet a hat following a video from Creativebug.
Teeny Tiny Cross Stitch, 12-18 YRS
Tuesday, November 2 • 4:30–5:30 PM
Make a teeny, tiny cross stitch monogram.
Take & Make: Designing Henna Hands, 3+ YRS
Available starting Sunday, November 7
Trace the outline of your hands or feet on paper, then decorate them with henna designs.
NaNoWriMo VIP Lounge
Saturdays & Sundays in November during open hours
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the Medford Teen Library is inviting you to our exclusive VIP Lounge, where you can write, people watch, and snack your way to meeting your goal! The Lounge will be open every weekend during November.
Calligraphy & Hand Lettering
Saturday, November 20 • 1:00–2:00 PM
We’re partway through NaNoWriMo month, but now we have to address a bigger issue: what does the cover of your novel look like? Join Teen Library Associate Laurel to learn some basic calligraphy and the art of hand lettering.
Take & Make: Pop Art, 3+ YRS
Available starting Sunday, November 21
Learn about pop art with this chalk art kit, and follow in the footsteps of renowned artist Keith Haring.
Take & Make: Kandinsky’s Circles, 5+ YRS
Available starting Tuesday, November 2
Create artwork inspired by the work of Wassily Kandinsky, pioneer of modern abstract art. This easy kit includes colored squares and circles to mount on a posterboard in the style of Kandinsky’s “Squares with Concentric Circles.”
Take & Make: Sewing Stories Family Tree Quilt Square, 18+ YRS
Available starting Tuesday, November 9
Hand sew (applique) a quilt square of your family tree. Stitch a beautiful and bright quilt square featuring leaves (people), birds (our deceased loved ones), and a few lemons (the bright characters in our family). This kit is inspired by the book Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist by Barbara Herkert.
ROGUE RIVER LIBRARY
Take & Make: Inspirational Role Models in Art
Available starting Mondays in November: 1, 8, 15, and 22
Make a different art project each week in November inspired by historic role models in art, such as Frida Kahlo and her celebrated self-portraits.
WHITE CITY LIBRARY
Create Your Own World Diorama, 7+ YRS
Wednesdays, November 10 & 17 • 1:30–2:30 PM
Create your own version of a world, village, or scene using provided craft materials. This program will have two sessions to allow time to complete your project.
Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, November 13 • 1:30–2:30 PM
Bring the family to enjoy face painting, fall crafts, games, and light refreshments.