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E-Newsletter

September 5, 2022

New Library Update

Plans to build a new library are moving forward! In August, the plans for the new library (PDF) were approved by both the Village Board and Library Board at a Joint meeting. The project is expected to go out to bid later this month. 


The new library will include great spaces for all ages to enjoy! It will feature a storytime room, a community meeting room, study rooms, a quiet reading room, and more seating for all ages. A geothermal system and solar panels are also included in the project.


Interior design is still in progress, but you can take a peek at preliminary interior images (PDF). Furniture and shelving will be selected later, but is shown as a placeholder to show how spaces will be used. 

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Library Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day

Closed Monday, September 5

The library is closed today Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.


Books and other library materials can be returned to the outdoor book drop facing the Senior Center.


Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

Online Resources Available 24/7

In addition to physical items, your library card gets you access to online resources that are available 24/7.


Explore all our online resources on our website under Research & Discovery. 

If you have a card but are having trouble using it, please email orelib@oregonlibrary.org.

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Resource Highlights

NoveList Plus

Search for books based on setting, mood, tone, and other terms of appeal with NoveList Plus!


Paid for by the Oregon Public Library

Find your next great read!
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CreativeBug provides unlimited access to online art and craft classes.


Once you login, go to the top menu and hover over Classes to find classes for kids.


Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Start creating!

Events for Kids & Families

Weekly and Baby Storytimes are on Break!

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Fall Sessions Starts September 13!

Weekly Storytimes at Kiser Park

Baby Storytime at the Library


No registration for storytimes.


Weekly and Baby storytimes return in September and both are in-person. For weekly we will host outside at Kiser Park until the weather gets chilly and then we move indoors to the Library.

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Monthly Storytimes

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Saturday Storytime

2nd Saturday at 10 am

In September we will be at the Monarch Butterfly Festival.


No registration. Geared for ages 2-5, older or younger children welcome. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and more in the park!

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Pajama Storytime

3rd Monday at 6:30 pm

In person at the library!


In September, we are moving back to in-person and there is no registration. Storytime will be held at the Library by the large windows. 

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Events for Tweens & Teens

Teen Advisory Board Kick Off!

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Friday, September 23 at 5 pm

Location to be Determined


Please RSVP. For grades 7th -12th.


Join Librarian Kelly to learn about Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and how you can have a voice at the Oregon Library! TAB advises on what events we host for teens, what the teen space looks like, and more! Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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Events for Adults

Book Clubs

New members welcome! Email bookclub@oregonlibrary.org for more information.


Pick up the book using Curbside Pick-Up or in person

Crying in the H Mart

Great Beginnings

On Wednesday, September 7 at 10:30 am (in-person at the Oregon Area Senior Center) and Monday, September 12 at 6 pm (online) and we will discuss Crying in the H Mart  by Michelle Zauner.

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Brown Bag

On Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30 am (online) we will discuss Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley.

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LinkedIn FAQ

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Thursday, September 8 at 12 pm

Online via Zoom. Registration required.


Join Nikki Ryberg, Certified Digital Career Strategist, to go over all the questions you may have regarding LinkedIn. Attending LinkedIn 101 is not required, but will be helpful. Audience members can ask anything and everything LinkedIn related, with helpful tips and practical examples provided. Nikki will also recommend how to find thought leaders to follow and how to use the platform to expand your network.

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Autumn Author Series

Learn from the lives and imaginations of local authors! Mark your calendars for these exciting hybrid programs.


All author events start at 6:30 with registration required. Participate online or in person at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St.

I Am My Mother's Mother

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Tuesday, September 20

Registration required.


Meet Kelly Maloney, the author of I Am My Mother’s Mother. This memoir tells the journey of a daughter learning what dementia does to a brain and body.

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Dark Creatures

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Thursday, October 27

Registration opens in September. 


Meet Tim Ahrens, the author of 3 books: The Salvation of TanlegalleA Simple Game, and The Grand Game.

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The Death of Me

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Thursday, November 3

Registration opens in October.


Meet Kelly Maloney, the author of Death of Me. This mystery picks up where her previous book, Death of Stacey, leaves off. 

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The Oregon Public Library is a welcoming and safe gathering place that meets the information, leisure, civic, and cultural needs of a diverse community.


If you need special accommodations to attend a program, contact library staff at orelib@oregonlibrary.org or 608-835-3656.


Library Schedule

M T W Th 9 am - 8 pm

F 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday 9 am - 3 pm


Curbside pick-up available upon request 


Questions?

Email: orelib@orelib@oregonlibrary.org

Phone: (608) 835-3656

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