“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 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. All craft…

“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:…

“Birds and Birds’ Nests” children’s library program

Bugs-R-Us Educational visits all four library branches The community is invited to join Bugs-R-Us Educational as they visit all four branches of Josephine Community Libraries during the Summer Reading Program for “Birds and Birds’ Nests.” The remaining program schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Friday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Friday, July…

Showing up: What does it mean to belong to a community?

Library invites public to Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Community is a place where people are supported and thrive. It is a place to find others who share common ground, where values and identities are reflected. The public is invited to “Showing Up: What does it mean to be part of a community,” an Oregon Humanities…

“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program

Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 23 and running through Saturday, August 4. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock!” Children age birth through 12 years old can win…

Library and Rotary raise $58,000 so far

The library and the four Rotary Clubs in Josephine County have raised $58,000 towards their goal of $200,000 for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library five-year program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails books to children, ages birth to five, at no cost to families thanks to contributions from individuals and…

‘What is Cultural Appropriation?’

Conversation Project to be held at Williams library branch  Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. Power dynamics influence who benefits from certain cultural experience, and—given the global nature of our world—parts of our individual and cultural identities are shaped by cultures other than our own. How do we make sense of this and…