Healthy holiday cooking demonstration at the library

Library partners with Blue Zones Project to demonstrate plant-based holiday recipes Community members are invited to attend “Healthy Holiday Eating” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the bookstore of the Grants Pass branch. In partnership with Blue Zones Project of Grants Pass, the library will be hosting a cooking demonstration led…

Winners announced for Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud

South Middle School student wins $500 for her school library Participants of all ages showed up to the library in costume, well-rehearsed and with props to compete in the 10th Annual Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud on Sunday, October 21. The 1st place prize in the children’s division went to Cindy Craven from South Middle School who…

Day of the Dead Bilingual Storytime at the library

Library promotes learning about other cultures through special storytime and craft Families are invited to wear their favorite Day of the Dead inspired costumes and visit the library for Día de los Muertos Bilingual Storytime on Saturday, November 3 from 1–2 p.m. at the Grants Pass branch. Día de los Muertos or Day of the…

Poetry Alive: Resist, Persist, Make Poetry

What is the role of poetry in a democracy? Join us for the next session in the “Poetry Alive!” workshop series titled “Resist, Persist, Make Poetry” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch hosted by Oregon Poetry Association and Applegate Poets. Words matter, and poetry…

Back to School Fine Amnesty

Library forgives fines for donations to Food Bank For library patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, paying the total amount can be overwhelming. As a relief and way to support local food banks, the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek will offer Back to School Fine Amnesty, accepting nonperishable food items…

Library helps children prepare for Kindergarten

Families with children who will be starting Kindergarten in 2019 are invited to take part in the Kindergarten Backpack Program at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District. Bring children to the children’s library anytime during open hours on Saturdays beginning in September for a fun pre-Kindergarten assessment with activities from counting to…