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Medford Library Events in December

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Medford Library: Teens & Tweens


Teen Gamer Day, 10–18 YRS

1st Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Get your game on! Join us in playing classic and fun board games, Giant Jenga, Nintendo Switch, or Wii.


Medford Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.), 13–18 YRS

2nd Tuesdays • 4:30–5:30 p.m.

T.A.G. members are dedicated, motivated teens in grades 7–12 who meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, and make crafts. Contact a Medford Teen Librarian to join.


Teen Crafternoon: Winter Gift Giving

Saturday, December 21 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Join us this winter solstice to make handmade gifts for the holiday season.


December Teen Movie Matinees

Tuesdays, December 24 & 31 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Watch the Teen’s Choice of the Best Holiday Movie and the Best Movie of 2019 as voted on by Medford area teens. Vote for your favorites in the Teen Library during December.​


Medford Library: Adults


Seed To Supper

Mondays, December 2 & 9 • 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Catch the final sessions of this six-week workshop that highlights low-cost, step-by-step techniques for cultivating a successful vegetable garden that you can harvest and serve at your dinner table. ACCESS is the local satellite partner under the Oregon Food Bank for the Seed to Supper program, and works in collaboration with Jackson County Master Gardeners Association.


Simplified Tai Chi

Tuesdays • 10:00–11:00 a.m. for beginning students

Tuesdays • 10:30–11:30 a.m. for advanced students

Improve balance and ease of movement.


Library Downloads Workshop: Getting Started with Libby and Hoopla

Wednesday, December 4 • 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, and music for free with your library card. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you’ll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading items in our digital collection. Please bring your app store login information, library card number, and PIN. Pre-registration required.


Windows in Time Lecture

The Amazing and All-Too Short Career of Sheriff August Singler

Wednesday, December 4 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Julie Drengson will discuss the career of Sheriff August D. Singler, who was killed in the line of duty in 1913.


Friends of the Medford Library Book Clearance

Friday, December 6 • 12:00–3:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7 • 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Browse thousands of new and gently used books, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, records, and more. By keeping “prices” on a donation basis, you can fill up your book bag and support your library.


Library Ukuleles (LUKEs), 16+ YRS

2nd Sundays • 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Join Plaza Players & Friends to learn ukulele chords and tuning, then play as a group from a fun selection of sheet music. All levels welcome.


Color Happy!

Tuesday, December 10 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Drop in, enjoy coffee and donuts, and have fun coloring.


Medford Library Book Chat

2nd Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Discuss Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamand.


Lunchtime Movie & Popcorn

2nd Wednesdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.

The remaining Avengers must gather their strength to defeat the mad titan Thanos.



Makers & Hackers Night After Hours

2nd Thursdays • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with Rogue Hack Lab.


Reach Customers & Clients Online with Google

Saturday, December 14 • 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Discover how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads with Corissa Saint Laurent, a speaker for the Grow with Google program. Business Librarian Elanna Erhardt will also share how to leverage library resources to start or grow your small business.


Introspective Writing Group

2nd Saturdays • 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Use writing to explore your inner self in a supportive group setting.


Make It Art Monday, 18+ YRS

3rd Mondays* • 12:00–2:00 p.m.

*Date changes in January & February

Monday, January 27 • 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Monday, February 24 • 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Create a variety of crafts.

Guild Lecture: Nepal & the Mystical Himalayas

Wednesday, December 18 • 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Paul and Barbara Young will discuss Nepali culture and customs, dispel a few myths, and share Nepal’s topography, natural history, and demographics.


Small Business Workshop: Research to Strengthen or Start Your Small Business

Last Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Learn how to use digital research for business planning, customize national data for future growth, participate in free online courses, and reserve meeting rooms for free with your library card. For details, contact Business Librarian Elanna Erhardt at (541) 734-3992 or EErhardt@jcls.org.



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