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September at Curry Public Library

Pictured: items up for auction include a titanium bicycle, a dragonfly lamp, and a banjo.

Month-Long Silent Auction
 
The Friends of Curry Public Library’s annual month-long silent auction will start Monday, August 29 and end Friday, September 30.   There’s something for everyone among the 50 items being auctioned at Curry Public Library in Gold Beach…perhaps even a terrific wedding, birthday, or Christmas gift for a friend or family member. The generous folks of Gold Beach have donated the best selection of auction items ever offered in the eleven-year history of this event.

All 50 items are in “like new” condition, with almost half being brand new. They include: a banjo, gas/propane generator, kayak, trail camera, John Sevey knife, titanium bicycle, vintage cedar chest, Red Ryder Flyer wagon, a new Italian leather purse donated by Mary LaVille of The Little Green House, microscope, Blu Ray DVD player, $100 carpet cleaning donated by Angel’s Carpet Cleaning, and an Octane xR5x Recumbent Elliptical trainer.  Close to half of this year’s auction offerings are shop equipment and tools, including a reciprocating saw, drill press, bench grinder, hammer drill, locking truck tool box, benchtop band saw, and mini tiller.    

Stop by the library on 3rd Street in Gold Beach during normal business hours and place a bid (must be 18 or older). Bid early and bid often! Remember to check back periodically to ensure you get your desired “something.”  It’s a fun way to support Curry Public Library and possibly get a bargain to boot.

Bids will be accepted throughout the month of September, with bidding closing at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30th.  If winning bidders are not present at the closing bell, they will be notified shortly afterwards.
 
"Beach Boogie" by Artist Laura Lee Cundiff will be on display in September as part of the artist's "Fluid Figures" exhibit.

From Art to Trivia: A Variety of New and Returning Offerings in September
From the desk of programs librarian, Rebecca Marcus:

September always feels like a transition time here at the library as we shift gears from all things summer into fall programing. This fall for adult programs you can expect some old favorites mixed in with some brand-new offerings. To keep it all straight, we encourage you to regularly visit our website events calendar where you will find the most up-to-date information. Here is a synopsis of upcoming September events:

For all the art lovers, we have a brand new exhibit in our second floor gallery space. Fluid Figures, an exhibit of artwork by Laura Lee Cundiff, will be on display in September, October, and November of 2022. The artist will hold a reception with a Q & A on Wednesday, October 5th at 5:30pm. Read more about the artist and her work here, and visit her website to view more of her work by clicking here.

Artists of all levels also take note! Our 2021 Tiny Art Competition was such a success (and let's be honest, just SO much fun), that we've not only decided to bring it back for 2022, but will be adding age groups so that ALL ages, birth to adult, can participate this year. Tiny art kits will be available for pickup at the library starting Wednesday, September 28, and participants will have one month to work on their tiny art pieces before they go on display for the month of November.

If you are looking to add some recuperative movement into your week, we invite you to come try Restorative Qigong, which is back on Fridays in the month of September from 10am-11am. Facilitator Chris Van Schaack will lead participants through a series of movements to invigorate body, mind, and spirit, while also improving strength, balance, and lowering stress and tension. And if all that isn't enticing enough, there sure seems to be a lot of smiling and a general sense of congeniality whenever the Qigong crew is around. If you're not sure about Qigong, feel free to come to a session and see if it is right for you.

We could write an entire novel about how amazing our team is up in the tech lab, and once again Brodey and David have been at it planning a three-month-long fall schedule of programs including a number of brand new hands-on programs. Check out the fall schedule here on our tech lab page, or swing by the library to pick up your very own print brochure.

This is news some of you have been waiting years to hear (and we would know, because we've been hearing from you about it for years!): TRIVIA NIGHT IS BACK! After a long Covid-era induced hiatus, and much stressing and fussing on our end about when and how to bring it back, we've decided it is time. We are going to host an adult trivia night on Thursday, September 22nd at 5:30 pm. Bring $5 for buy-in, your enthusiasm, and an open-minded attitude as it's been a while since we've done this and we will be trying a few new things. We look forward to seeing some new and returning faces as we bring this event back!

Last but not least, we can't be a respectable library without offering at least one literary event in September! Join Curry County Library Directors Julie Retherford of Brookings, Denise Willms of Port Orford, and our very own Jeremy Skinner for a virtual book discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig on Thursday, September 29th at 6pm via Zoom. We have extra copies available for check out (click here). Visit our library events page for the Zoom link closer to the date.
ASCEND Students Take Part in Junior Lifeguard Program

Twenty-three youth ranging in age from 9-17 years old recently participated in the first ever Junior Lifeguard Program in Curry County. Ten of these students participated as part of the library's ASCEND after school program. These kids, from Gold Beach, Port Orford, and Bandon, spent five days learning valuable water safety skills and the basics of open water lifeguarding.

Luke Martinez, Curry County Aquatic Safety Program Coordinator, collaborated with California State Parks lifeguard Shannon Ingram and Curry Public Library ASCEND's Perry Kishaba on the program which covered water entries, water safety, hand signals, signs of distress, basic CPR, general first aid, board skills, and the difference between safe and unsafe ocean conditions. Students also participated in daily exercises and physical challenges, and were allowed free time to be in the water every day to practice their skills. The program is all part of a broader goal to instill water safety into our South Coast culture. To the knowledge of the organizers, this is the first open water Junior Lifeguard Program in the State of Oregon.


We are proud to share that the library's ASCEND after school program provided 10 full scholarships for students to participate, transportation, and lunch/snacks/hydration for most of the participants.
Why is reading important to you? Tell us for a chance to win big!

Here is a little opportunity for the adults out there. We want to hear about why reading is important to you. Submit a paragraph for a chance to win a box set of 80 Little Black Classics from Penguin! To be eligible to win the prize, participants must be age 18 or older and be members of the Curry Public Library district (either live within the library district or have a paid out-of-district library card).

Submit your responses HERE by Friday, September 30 for a chance to win.

Here is a description of the Little Black Classics prize from Penguin:
"From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe. With a choice of fiction, poetry, essays and maxims, by the likes of Chekhov, Balzac, Ovid, Austen, Sappho and Dante, it won’t be difficult to find a book to suit your mood. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list – from drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across numerous centuries."
Meet Library Staff Member David Rayburn Haynes

We’ve been using our newsletter to introduce you to some of our library staff members. This month, meet David Rayburn Haynes!

David is our Technology Lab Assistant and facilitates weekly open hours in the technology lab. In the early 1980's David began a career in the semiconductor industry, retiring from Texas Instruments in the spring of 2015 after 33 years as a CAD engineer, application designer, and website architect. He and his wife then spent two years exploring the West Coast from Northern California to Cape Flattery on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, looking for a new place to call home. Gold Beach, with its mild seasons, beautiful scenery, and many other desirable features, was chosen as the “landing site.”  After settling into the area he joined the library as a Tech Lab Assistant, assisting patrons with large format printing, laser etching, and other projects. His “Introduction To Photoshop” classes have been popular. Come say hi to David during open hours in our tech lab!
September is the Last Month for Regular Outdoor Movies!

If you've been thinking about attending an outdoor movie this summer but just haven't made it yet, September is your last chance in 2022 for our regular outdoor movies on Saturdays. Here is the movie line up with approximate start times. Weather pending, we will offer one more movie at the end of October near Halloween - stay tuned next month for details!

Saturday, September 3 at 8:15pm:    Mulan (Live Action)  
Saturday, September 10 at 8pm:       The House with a Clock in Its Walls   
Saturday, September 17 at 7:45pm:   Cruella
Saturday, September 24 at 7:45pm:   Jurassic Park

How do outdoor movies work? All movies are free. You can watch from the comfort of your car or bring lawn chairs. We have an FM radio transmitter, so you can tune into sound from your car speakers or borrow one of our hand-held radios for the evening. Show times vary slightly based on date and weather conditions, so all start times are estimates. We welcome you to arrive a little early to pick your spot, grab some concessions in the lobby (available by donation), and enjoy the evening scene.
Glow Party Was Out of This World

Were you wondering what we meant when we said we were going to celebrate the end of summer reading with a glow party? It is hard to describe, but as we put the finishing touches on the library space in preparation for the party on August 27th, we realized it was even more amazing than we thought it would be! In addition to being open from 10am-2pm on Saturday for families, we opened it to all ages on Saturday night (to coincide with our outdoor movie screening), and on Sunday. Over 145 of you came to check it out! Thank you to our incredible and creative youth services librarian, Janée Lensing for envisioning and planning this event, and to the tremendous crew of volunteers who made it happen. Thank you also to John Harold Scott for loaning us lights and stunning works of art.
Another Paint with Karlie Success

Above is a little sneak photo peak at the fun that was had in August when 43 of you came out to paint trucker hats in the parking lot with Karlie Wright! Thanks to all of you who showed up, and to Karlie for facilitating the project.

 
Karlie will be back at it next summer to offer some hands-on crafting for adults. Do you have ideas for crafts you'd like to do with Karlie? Or other programs you'd like to see offered? Please take a minute to fill out our "suggest a program of event" form: click here. We love to hear your ideas!
 
Looking for another hands-on program? Join us for a simple recycled book rose craft on Saturday, October 1st at 10am. Read more about it and RSVP: click here.
The Oregon Health Authority will offer free COVID-19 Vaccines in September and October at Curry Public Library. Anyone eligible to be vaccinated may receive a vaccine including children ages 6 months and up, teens, and adults (those under age 16 require parental consent). All approved vaccines are available. When the updated booster with new variants become available to the public, OHA will be informing the library and offering the new booster at these clinics. For questions, contact rebecca@cplib.net.
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SEPTEMBER CLOSURE
Monday, September 5: CLOSED ALL DAY FOR LABOR DAY


COVID-19 UPDATES
Masks are optional. We maintain a no-contact shelf in the lobby where patrons can easily pick up requested items. All returned library items are cleaned before they are returned to the shelves.

Questions or ideas for how we can serve you?
Please call us at 541-247-7246 or email currylibrary@cplib.net
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Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sundays 12pm-5pm

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