Making a More Perfect Union

Library partners with national history institution for adult program at Climate City Brewing Co. Community members are invited to participate in a moderated discussion with facilitator and local author Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D surrounding the theme of “Making A More Perfect Union” while enjoying a beer from 5–6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at Climate City…

We the People: Revisiting the Founding Era

Library partners with national history institution to offer youth programs Youth from grades 3–12 and their families are invited to participate in two programs in the “We the People: Revisiting the Founding Era” program series sponsored by a grant from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History taking place at the Grants Pass branch of…

Frederick Douglass at the library

Grants Pass branch hosts free Frederick Douglass exhibit during month of January The Grants Pass branch is hosting “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” from January 3 through 31. This multi-paneled exhibit developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History explores slavery and abolition through the eyes of one of the most famous…

Building a library that thrives

Read the December 8, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Josephine County Library Foundation fundraising drive, Frederick Douglass at the library, New art at the Illinois Valley branch, Library district strategic plan, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches. Share this:

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton

Library hosts Alexander Hamilton exhibit and accompanying program for adults The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries is hosting “Rediscovering Hamilton” from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Hosted and written by Richard Brookhiser, Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton tells the dramatic story of our least understood founding father. At this free program, 2006 Gilder-Lehrman Oregon History…

Alexander Hamilton at the library

Library hosts Alexander Hamilton exhibit and accompanying programs for children The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries is hosting “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” from February 10 through March 14. This multi-paneled exhibit developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History covers the life and achievements of Alexander Hamilton who…

James Basker to present ‘Learning through History’ series

Josephine Community Libraries is proud to welcome native son James Basker, renowned scholar, author, and educational leader, for a special free presentation series titled “Learning through History” on Saturday, August 22 with two programs. The Power of Literature: How Writers Helped End Slavery on Saturday, August 22 from 10 to 11:30 am at the Grants…