Healthy cooking demonstration at the library

The community is invited to attend “Cooking with Dee: Springtime Fun Time” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in the bookstore of the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library, 200 NW C Street. Community members can sample food at each demonstration and leave with simple, healthy recipes to get started on…

Library director receives Library Journal Movers and Shakers award for community building

Josephine Community Library Director Kate Lasky received the Library Journal 2019 “Movers and Shakers” award for community building among a cohort of 50 international award winners in the categories of change agents, advocates, educators, digital developers, and innovators. Since 2002, the Library Journal has honored librarians who have offered distinctive contributions to the field and…

Library helps to bridge digital divide in rural communities

Williams branch Manager awarded a Digital Inclusion Fellowship through NTEN Josephine Community Library Williams Branch Manager Ellie Avis has been awarded a Digital Inclusion Fellowship through the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) to implement a digital inclusion project to help residents build technology skills and meet their social, economic, and civic needs. “This fellowship is…

Sharing Our Lives with Animals

Library offers Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Community members are invited to an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project about “Sharing Our Lives with Animals” with Karin Bolender Hart, PhD from 5–6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library, 200 NW C Street. Whether we find ourselves on farms, in cities,…

Oregon Poetry Association to host poetry seminars at library

Partnership brings series of poetry seminars to Grants Pass in 2019 The community is invited to the first in a series of six bi-monthly free poetry seminars from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library. Facilitated by Oregon Poetry Association President Lisa…

Making a More Perfect Union

Library partners with national history institution for adult program at Climate City Brewing Co. Community members are invited to participate in a moderated discussion with facilitator and local author Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D surrounding the theme of “Making A More Perfect Union” while enjoying a beer from 5–6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at Climate City…

Grants Pass Rotary Foundation receives grant to give books to children

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library continues for children in Josephine County The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has awarded the Grants Pass Rotary Foundation a yearly $20,000 for the next three years to support the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) in partnership with Josephine Community Library. In May 2018, the four Rotary clubs in Josephine County teamed…