Science Works visits the library

Mission Impossible Makerspace The Mini Mission Impossible Makerspace will visit the children’s library at each of the four branches during the 2017 Summer Reading Program. This program teaches children about gravity, resistance, and friction through fun, hand-on activities. Families are invited to a Science Works Hands-On Museum program where participants will have the opportunity to…

What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art

Public invited to Oregon Humanities Conversation Project at the library Community members ages 18 and older are invited to join Oregon-based artist, educator, and slam poetry champion Jason Graham from 4:30–6 p.m. on Friday, July 7 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries located at 200 NW C Street for a free Oregon…

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Program at the library starts June 24 Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 24 and running through Saturday, August 5. Summer reading programs have long been acknowledged by researchers and…

New library district to be made official

Swearing-in ceremony scheduled for elected board members Establishment of the Josephine Community Library District is on the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners Weekly Business Session, Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 pm in the Anne Basker Auditorium, 604 NW 6th Street. Board Order 2017-027 and 2017-028 will formally establish both the library district and…

Stories of Southern Oregon

Story corps to collect personal histories of southern Oregon The community is invited to share family histories and stories during the Josephine County Story Days at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries on Thursday, June 15 from 2–7 p.m. Historian Jeff LaLande will present “The History of Logging in Southern Oregon” at 5…

Next steps for libraries in Josephine County

Library supporters committed to seamless transition of services Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. (JCLI) is launching its spring fundraising drive after passing Measure 17-79 for the formation of a library district on Tuesday, May 16. “We want to start the library district off right,” said Kate Lasky, executive director. “The district won’t begin receiving tax funding…

New art installations at the Grants Pass branch

Free children’s storytimes and mosaic art craft during open house The community is invited to a special free storytime and mosaic art craft between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch in celebration of new grant-funded permanent art installations. Artist Bebe Keith, based in Minnesota,…