Sustainable Gardening Series

In partnership with and the Josephine County Master Gardeners™, the Sustainable Gardening series offers adults a chance to learn the basics and the not-so-basics of home gardening from 1 to 1:45 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Grants Pass branch. During each session of the 6-month series, OSU Extension Master Gardeners will…

Library of Things

Library offer service that allows items for checkout: devices, educational toys, instruments Josephine Community Library is now lending a spectrum of items, from musical instruments and educational toys to crafting machines and a telescope, without the burden of ownership. This collection, called the Library of Things, gives the community access to items without the burden…

Library awarded safety and security grant

Four Way Community Foundation funds part of Library Safety and Security Project The Four Way Community Foundation has awarded Josephine Community Library District a $7,650 grant to support the Library Safety and Security Project. Josephine County Board of Commissioners is partnering with the library district and the Four Way Community Foundation to ensure a safe…

Plant-based cooking demonstration at the library

Library partners with Blue Zones Project for series of seasonal cooking demonstrations Josephine Community Library has partnered with Blue Zones Project of Grants Pass to offer “Cooking with Dee: Summer Garden Party” to community members from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 in the bookstore of the Grants Pass branch. Participants can sample…

Library offers weekly tech help at all branches

Learn to download e-books, format a resume, edit a photo, and more The library is now offering a range of technology-related assistance every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all four branches of Josephine Community Library in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. During Friday Tech Time, library staff and volunteers…

Fine free for children and teens

Effective June 1, 2019 Josephine Community Library will no longer charge fines on children and teen items, and existing fines will be waived. “Historically, overdue fines amount to less than 0.5 percent of our budget; consequently, they have minimal impact on library operations,” said library district Vice President Jennifer Roberts. “However, these fines can have…

Something About Poetry—Margaret Atwood

The community is invited to the third in a series of six bi-monthly free poetry seminars from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library. Facilitated by Oregon Poetry Association past-president Lisa Baldwin, participants will learn about well-known poets through readings and style…