Arts and culture

Explore art and culture through our online collections, where you’ll find resources for fine arts and music, hospitality and tourism, pop culture, and so much more.

April is National Poetry Month

Thirty days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry.

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.

Poets.org
Activities, initiatives, and resources. learn more
NPR.org
Send in your mini poems to be featured. learn more
Oregon Poet Laureate
Poetry of Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani. learn more

Creativebug

Get making with Creativebug! All ages can find projects for every occasion and thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Adult craft kit

While supplies last, monthly craft kits for adults age 18+ are available during curbside pick-up hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 12–4 pm at all four branches. During the month of April, adults can make decoupage eggs.

Craft kits for adults are made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition.

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Grants Pass Museum of Art

Visit Grants Pass Museum of Art for local music, poetry, and art. In partnership with Josephine Community Library, the art museum brings art lovers together at the library for informational and interactive programs throughout each year.

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Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities is committed to bringing people together across differences. Online, readers can access published essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the experiences of Oregonians.

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Library resources

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts collection contains scholarly journals and articles for in-depth research of music, art history, drama, and filmmaking.

Pop Culture Studies

The Pop Culture Studies database has journals and magazines analyzing various aspects of pop culture, including social science, history, art, and liberal arts.

Hospitality and Tourism

The Hospitality and Tourism database contains articles covering cultural and economic aspects of tourism, travel guides, and current affairs related to the industry.

Virtual museum tours

British Museum: The Museum of the World
The Museum of the World is interactive through time, continents, and culture featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. Jump back in time to explore objects from across diverse cultures and listen to British Museum curators share their insight. Visit British Museum
The Louvre
This online platform features all of the museum's artworks, consisting of more than 480,000 pieces. The interactive map lets visitors explore the museum room by room. Visit the Louvre
National Gallery of Art
Take a virtual tour of exhibits from the National Gallery of Art located in the nation’s capital. Visit the National Gallery of Art
Uffizi Gallery
Take a virtual tour of exhibits on display at the Uffizi Gallery located in Florence, Italy. Visit Uffizi Gallery

Library of Things

Check out cameras, crafting and sewing machines, guitars, and more from the Library of Things.

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