January 13, 2016
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Business Readers

A new group is forming for those who want to learn about business topics and discuss them with like-minded individuals. Business Readers will include discussion through a Facebook group and include opportunities for in-person conversation and networking.

Discussion will begin on January 19 of the first book, " Be Quiet, Be Heard: The Paradox of  Persuasion," by Susan
Rosenblum Glaser and Peter Alexander Glaser.

The authors are corporation trainers for Fortune 500 companies and international corporations, and their book provides practical suggestions for improving company and interpersonal communication.   

Sensational Storytime returns

If you're looking for a fun activity for your two- or three-year-old child, join us in the children's library at the Grants  Pass branch on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. for the winter session of Sensational Storytime beginning on January 22.  
Sensational Storytime emphasizes parent and child interaction through stories, music, movement, and creative activities. This low-key, yet active group will be limited to 8-10 children, lasting over a six-week session and storytellers will work with parents to adapt the experience to meet each child's individual needs.

Parents/caregivers must attend and pre-registration is required. If you are interested in joining, please contact  Alec Chunn with  
Southern Oregon Education Service District at 541-956-2059 x4739. 
Happy 7th Birthday, JCLI!

Sunday, January 24, marks seven years
since the founding volunteers of
JCLI Founding Board President Doug Walker
Josephine Community Libraries reopened the doors to the public.

To read more about the history of the library, check out the director's message this month, "Remember your roots." 
The Great Escape

Help the books escape the children's library during renovation from February 2 through 6 at the Grants Pass branch.

Check out bags of books, sacks of stories, and volumes of volumes the first week of February to help us prepare for the children's library renovation at the end of the month.

During The Great Escape, the loan period on all children's books, audiobooks, and CDs will be extended for an additional 28 days. DVD's are not included.

For more information, call 541-476-0571 or click to send an email.

Young Master Gardeners
in February

In February, stop by for "Are You a Good Weed or a Bad Weed?" on
Wednesday, February 10 at the Grants Pass branch. Learn about natives and invasives and why it's important to know the difference. 

The session for children five and younger is held from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. The after-school session for children six and older is from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.  

For more information, visit Young Master Gardeners on the JCLI website or email Megan Beasley.  
Temporary children's
lending library

From February 15 through 27 at the Grants Pass branch, while the children's library is under construction, a temporary children's lending library will be available in the main area of the library.  

For more information, call 541-476-0571 or click to send an email.

New art exhibits at the
Grants Pass branch

During the months of January and February, artist Bernie Conrad's oil paintings will be displayed in the main area of the Grants Pass branch. The display, titled "People and Places" is of Native Americans along with local places that patrons may recognize. 

In celebration of Chinese New Year, various curiosities from China and other intricate crafts are featured in the glass cases around the library.

Learn more by reading the Artist Book 
near the circulation desk. Click to 
contact exhibit coordinator Cynthia Charat.  
New storytime at the
Williams branch

The Williams branch of JCLI is launching a new storytime in 2016. Join us at
3:30 p.m. every Wednesday for storytime and crafts. All ages are welcome.

Also, the
Williams branch is in need of volunteers to help with shelving, storytimes, front desk ,and maintenance.

For more information, contact Williams Branch Manager Danielle Schreck at
New fiction books now available

Here's a sampling of fiction books newly available from any of the four JCLI library branches, thanks to funding from the Oregon Community Foundation, the Grants Pass Friends of the Library, and donors like you.  
  • Starts of Fortune, by Nora Roberts
  • Playing with Fire, by Tess Gerritsen
  • The Getaway God: A Sandman Slim Novel, by Richard Kadrey
  • The 6:41 to Paris,
    by Jean-Philippe Blondel
  • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief,
    by Mark Greaney
  • The Girl with Ghost Eyes,
    by M.H. Boroson
  • Forty Thieves, by Thomas Perry
  • Mr. Splitfoot, by Samantha Hunt
  • The Last Death of Jack Harbin: A Samuel Craddock Mystery,
    by Terry Shames
To check availability for these or to find other books in the collection, search the JCLI catalog.

To place a hold, click the 'Place Request' button, then enter your library card number or username and your password. If you need a library card,  click here for an application, or request one at your library branch. 
Thank you for donating to the Yellow Envelope Drive
If you were part of the many who participated in the Yellow Envelope Drive, a thousand thanks to you! You helped us raise $145,582 towards the goal of $175,000 and are helping make our community strong through free and open access to library materials and services!
Josephine Community Libraries honors the volunteers, donors, grant funders, and business sponsors who continue to make the library an important resource in our community.

A special thanks to Hart Insurance, Republic Services, Rough & Ready Lumber, Women's Health Center, KAJO/KLDR, the Daily Courier, and Logan Design for sponsoring the 2015 Yellow Envelope Drive.

Thanks for all you do to make our libraries GREAT!
If you didn't get a chance to donate, click here to find out how. For more information, call 541-476-0571 or click to send an email.  
Grants Pass Children's
Library calendar

The calendar of children's activities at the Grants Pass branch is now available on the JCLI website.

For more information, call 541-476-0571 or click to email.
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Branch libraries
Click the underlined name of a branch listed below for directions, contact information, and information about upcoming storytimes and programs.

200 NW C Street,
corner of 5th and C
Grants Pass
2-7 pm Tue/Thu
11-4 pm Wed/Fri
12-4 pm Sat
209 W Palmer Street
Cave Junction
2-6 pm Wed
11-3 pm Fri
11-4 pm Sat

20695 Williams Highway
1-5 pm Tue/Wed/Sat

102 Ruth Avenue
Wolf Creek
1-4:30 pm Tue/Wed/Sat
Thank you!
Thank you for everything you do for the libraries in Josephine County! Remember, we are a donor-supported, volunteer-operated library and we can't do it without YOU!
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