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…

#SorryNotSorry: When, Why, and How We Apologize

An Oregon Humanities Think & Drink event Ever wonder what public figures are doing when they say they’re sorry? The art of public apology and “sounding apologetic” is a fairly new phenomenon. How do we know if we are witnessing sincerity? The community is invited to join Josephine Community Library for an after-work drink and…

GED preparation workshop

Free online tools to prepare for the GED exam available with library card The community is invited to a GED Workshop from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 offered at the Grants Pass branch. Participants will cover how to easily prepare for the GED test, and where and when to take the test. LearningExpress Library…

Musical Storytime

Storytime featuring live music led by award-winning local author Families are invited to the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 for a musical storytime with award-winning local children’s author Judy Cox as part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program. Children will have the chance to learn…

“Sew Fun” at the Illinois Valley library

Free sewing classes for children Families are invited to “Sew Fun,” a series of sewing classes for kids held every Friday in July and August from 11 a.m. to noon at the Illinois Valley branch located at 209 W Palmer Street, Cave Junction. This four-week program builds on lessons to increase stitching and embroidery skills.…

“See Sound with a Tonoscope” at the library

Library offers STEM-based children’s program at all four branches Children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) this summer through “See Sound with a Tonoscope” at all four branches. The schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Wednesday, July 11 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Illinois Valley:…