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JCLS Event Listings for April 2021

by Kyna Moser on 2021-03-17T09:10:00-07:00 in Craft, Students of All Ages, Local Research, History, Business, Teens, Kids/Children, Games, Computers & Technology, Book Groups | Comments

Listed below are free events at Jackson County Library Services, including in-person programs, virtual programs, and Take & Make kits. Online programs take place via Zoom and/or Facebook LIVE. Meeting or webinar details will be emailed to participants when they register at bit.ly/jclsevents or by calling the Library. Event times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Programs may be recorded and later made available on the JCLS Beyond YouTube channel at jcls.org/youtube. Some programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Libraries. 

 

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS 

Jackson County Library Services recognizes that public health and safety is a top priority. All in-person programs and events will adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions, including masks and social distancing, and, when possible, meeting outdoors. In-person events may be canceled or rescheduled to take place online; please visit the JCLS Event Calendar at jcls.org for updates. 

 

Spring Storywalk: Bloom Boom! 

Ashland: April 17-24 

Take a self-guided poetic stroll outside in honor of National Poetry Month. Pages from the picture book Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre will be placed along a walking route in Ashland. People of all ages are invited to enjoy the book’s nature photography and poetic language celebrating springtime. Learn more at jcls.org. 

 

Earth Day "Seed Bombs" 

Ashland Library: Thursday, April 22 • 3:00–4:00 PM 

After the fires in September devastated our region, many public areas could use new plant growth. Join us to make "seed bombs" (balls of soil and native seeds) on the library lawn. Then, when you have time, take your seed bombs to a spot approved by Parks & Recreation, and toss them as far as you can to help new life sprout there! Seed varieties graciously donated by the North Mountain Park Nature Center and the Friends of the Ashland Library. 

 

ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Online programs take place via Zoom and/or Facebook LIVE. 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. Learn how to join a Zoom meeting with this short video tutorial: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

 

ALL AGES 

 

Get Up and Go Bingo! 

April 1–16 

Spring is here! Pick up a bingo card with challenges that take you outside to explore beautiful Jackson County: take a walk out your front door, tour a public garden, visit a trail, and get points for each outing. When you get five in a row you can redeem your bingo card for a cool, custom sticker. Cards and prizes available while supplies last. 

 

TEENS & TWEENS 

 

Queer Coffee House @ the Virtual Library 

Saturday, April 3 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Saturday, May 1 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Make a cup of coffee, and join us virtually! Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and podcasts. Share what projects you're working on, whether that be knitting, beading, woodworking, pet training, etc. LGBTQ+ folx and allies are all welcome. 

 

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

Tuesday, April 13 • 4:30–5:30 PM 

Tuesday, May 11 • 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, make crafts, and make decisions on programming and displays. Register for this program or contact the Medford Teen Library to be added to the mailing list. 

 

Random Fandom 

Third Saturdays • 12:30–1:30 PM 

April 17: Marvel vs. DC, Round 3 

May 15: It's Your Turn! 

 

Tween Book Club 

Third Saturdays • 2:00–3:00 PM 

April 17: Sincerely You by Savannah Maddison 

May 15: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr 

 

Teen Trivia 

Fourth Wednesdays • 4:00–5:00 PM 

Join us for a game of trivia using Zoom and Kahoot. The winner will get to choose a free book! 

April 28: General Knowledge Trivia 

May 26: Mental Health & Wellness Trivia  

 

Virtual Escape Room: Operation Yggdrasil 

Wednesday, April 14 • 3:00–5:00 PM 

Detectives of the Jackson County area: we've heard tell of your previous escapade and have a new mission for you. An evil wizard has poisoned Yggdrasil, the tree of life, and has stolen the book from our collection that has the recipe for the antidote in it. We need your help to break into the wizard’s lair, find the book with the antidote, and concoct the panacea to save the tree of life and stop the end of the world as we know it. 

 

ADULTS 

 

Books@Noon 

Tuesday, April 6 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Tuesday, May 4 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

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

 

Eagle Point Library Book Club 

First Tuesdays • 2:00–3:00 PM 

April 6: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore 

May 4: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 

 

Grantwriting: An Intensive Series 

Select Wednesdays • 6:00–7:30 PM 

Are you new to the grantseeking process? This grantwriting workshop series will help participants learn and progress from any level of experience and knowledge. 

April 14: Credibility & Sustainability 

 

Queer Coffee House @ the Virtual Library 

Saturday, April 3 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Saturday, May 1 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM 

Make a cup of coffee, and join us virtually! Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and podcasts. Share what projects you're working on, whether that be knitting, beading, woodworking, pet training, etc. LGBTQ+ folx and allies are all welcome! 

 

Medford Library Book Chat 

Tuesday, April 13 • 5:30–6:30 PM 

Tuesday, May 11 • 5:30–6:30 PM 

Discuss interesting books with other readers on the second Tuesday of each month. In April, discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama. Book selection is determined at the monthly meetings. Please check back for more information. 

 

Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS 

Third Fridays • 3:00–4:00 PM 

April 16: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips 

May 21: The Parisian by Isabella Hammad 

 

Brain Books 

Fourth Tuesdays • 3:00–5:00 PM 

Discuss nonfiction titles full of big ideas. 

April 27: What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading by Leah Price 

May 25: Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger 

 

¡Salud! Here's to Your Health! 

Tuesday, April 6 • 6:00–7:30 PM in English 

Thursday, April 8 • 6:00–7:30 PM in Spanish 

When it comes to the health of you and your loved ones, finding quality information can be tough. Join JCLS and La Clinica for a panel discussion with local health care and library professionals as we discuss COVID-19, talking to your doctor, understanding your prescriptions, and finding authoritative health information. Personal medical log books are available for all who register for this event. This program is made possible by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.  

 

Windows in Time: "The Old Wood House: The History and Conservation of a Regional Icon" 

Wednesday, April 7 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Marvin Wood, a wounded Civil War veteran, came to the Southern Oregon area in 1868 and established a homestead just north of Eagle Point. Presenter Skip Geear discusses the work done to restore the Wood House so that visitors can learn about life in the late 1800s. 

 

Best Veggies for the Rogue Valley 

Saturday, April 10 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Beginning gardener? New to the Rogue Valley? Master Gardener Ronnie Budge will teach the basics of vegetable gardening and offer tips for how to succeed with varieties that grow well in our climate. 

 

Poems of Grief and Solace 

Friday, April 16 • 12:00–1:00 PM 

Applegate author Diana Coogle will read poems from her new book From Friend to Wife to Widow: Six Brief Years. 

 

Money Matters: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Retirement, and Fraud Prevention 

Saturday, April 17 • 10:00–11:30 AM in English 

Saturday, April 24 • 10:00–11:30 AM in Spanish 

Learn ways to budget, manage financial strife, plan for the future, avoid scammers, and build your credit in this class offered in partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

  

TAKE & MAKE KITS 

Take & Make Kits contain hands-on activities to make or do at home. Kits are available beginning on the dates listed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

 

Ashland Library 

  

Plant a Memory, 12-18 YRS 

Available starting Saturday, April 3 

Make seed paper greeting cards—your friends will get a fun letter from you, and they can plant it to grow beautiful flowers.  

 

Butterfly Wind Catcher Garden Art, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Saturday, April 10 

Create a wind catcher and watch the butterflies play as it catches the breeze! After April 10, visit jcls.org/blog for a related Storytime Short and step-by-step instructions. 

 

Money Matters for Kids: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 8-12 YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Kids made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

 

Teens Make Terrariums, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 18 

Bring some greenery into your home with a hanging terrarium. 

 

Money Matters for Teens: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Teens made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

 

Garden-to-Go, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Saturday, April 24 

Start your own mini garden-to-go! Each Library Department will offer a different kit: flowers (children), veggies & edible flowers (teens), and a windowsill herb garden (adults).  

 

Eagle Point Library 

 

Money Matters for Kids: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 8-12 YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Kids made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

 

Money Matters for Teens: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Teens made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

 

Earth Day Activity, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Tuesday, April 20 

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a vegetable to start your garden. 

  

Gold Hill Library 

 

April Fairy, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 5 

Make an April clothespin fairy, with an upcycled outfit in honor of Earth Day. 

 

Earth Day Crafts, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Make a variety of recycled crafts for Earth Day, including bottle cap magnets and a pencil holder. 

 

Jacksonville Library 

 

Pop-Up Flower Cards, 5+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Make a beautiful card that POPS with flowers, just in time for Mother's Day. Send your paper bouquet to mom, grandma, or someone else you love. 

  

Grow Your Own Wheatgrass, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, May 17 

Grow a container of wheatgrass for smoothies, juicing, or your pets. It's also a fresh, green addition to a spring basket! 

 

Medford Library 

 

Walking Chart, 5+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 4 

Take a walk! Put together a walk chart to give you some things to look for when you are out and about. 

 

Plant a Memory, 12-18 YRS 

Available starting Saturday, April 3 

Make seed paper greeting cards—your friends will get a fun letter from you, and they can plant it to grow beautiful flowers. 

  

DIY Garden Markers, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 11 

Make plant markers for your garden, flower pot, or window planter. 

 

Pea Pod Craft, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 11 

Kids + this cute craft go together like peas in a pod! 

 

Money Matters for Kids: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 8-12 YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Kids made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

  

"Tie-Dye" Mask, 5+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 18 

Mask up and have fun with this “tie-dye” paper mask craft. Kits include food dye and paper masks. All you need is a spray bottle to make the vibrant colors swirl and flow. 

 

Teens Make Terrariums, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 18 

Bring some greenery into your home with a hanging terrarium. 

 

Money Matters for Teens: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Teens made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

  

Cinco de Mayo Maraca Noisemakers, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Sunday, April 25 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fun-filled noisemaker. 

 

Phoenix Library 

 

Pollinator Plant for Budding Gardeners, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Thursday, April 1 

Grow a pot of beautiful Black-Eyed Susans to attract bees and butterflies. 

 

Sleep Fun, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Thursday, April 1 

Make a relaxing jar to help you sleep, then read and see photos of animals and the different ways they sleep. Receive a free stuffed animal with each kit. 

  

Prospect Library 

  

Plant a Posy, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Wednesday, May 5 

Plant flower seeds and watch your posy grow! Kits include fun coloring sheets. 

 

Rogue River Library 

  

Self-Care Bingo, 6+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Practice self-care with a bingo card of actions: yoga, journaling, even taking a nap! Complete a row of activities to be entered to win a self-care gift basket. 

 

Money Matters for Kids: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 8-12 YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 12 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Kids made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

 

Money Matters for Teens: Budgeting, Credit, Debt, Fraud Prevention, 13+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Learn how to create a budget, build credit, and protect yourself from financial fraud with this Money Matters Kit for Teens made possible through a partnership with Rogue Credit Union. 

  

Shady Cove Library 

 

Water Bottle Wind Spirals, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Tuesday, April 13 

In honor of Earth Day, repurpose water bottles into something beautiful. 

 

Lavender Pillow, 6+ YRS 

Available starting Tuesday, April 27 

Make a tiny lavender pillow with this kit containing fabric, thread, needle, and lavender buds. 

 

Talent Library 

 

Lavender Garden-to-Go, 3+ YRS 

Available starting Tuesday, April 20 

Grow your own lavender at home. 

 

White City Library 

 

April Showers, 5+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 5 

Make an April showers craft. Kits include activity sheets and a related reading list. 

 

Earth Day Project, 5+ YRS 

Available starting Monday, April 19 

Make a fun Earth Day project. Kits include activity sheets and a related reading list. 

 


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