February Medford Library Events
February 1 - February 29
Medford Library: Kids & Family
Homework Hub, 5–12 YRS
Mondays and Tuesdays* • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
*No tutoring 2/17
Free homework help is available by appointment. Learn more at jcls.org/homeworkhelp.
Medford Matinee & Popcorn
Saturday, February 15 • 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Major complications ensue when Bonnie turns a spork into a toy, but he sees himself as an eating utensil instead. Woody, Buzz and co. have to set out into the world to find him, reunite with Bonnie, and resolve his existential crisis. (2019/100m/G)
LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS
Last Saturdays • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Build and display original creations. DUPLO bricks available for younger kids.
The Library Design Squad, 7–12 YRS
Last Sundays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of creativity and collaboration designing and decorating the Children’s Library bulletin board.
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.
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 Mini Golf
Tuesday, February 4 • 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Play a round of golf through the beautiful “vistas” of the Medford Teen Library bookshelves.
Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape Flowers
Saturday, February 8 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Make duct tape roses and other sweet treat flowers to give or keep for Valentine’s Day.
Random Fandom: Superheroes
Saturday, February 15 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Discuss your favorite superheroes and compete in the 2nd Annual Marvel vs DC Battle at the Medford Teen Library.
Teen Movie Matinee
Saturday, February 22 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? (2019/120m/PG-13)
Teen Library Takes a Leap
Saturday, February 29 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Leap Day at the Medford Teen Library with a movie about a young woman (Amy Adams) who decides to strong-arm her Irish boyfriend (Adam Scott) into marriage by proposing to him on leap day, when tradition forces him to accept. (2010/100m/PG).
Medford Library: Adults
Medford Library Book Chat
2nd Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
Lunchtime Movie & Popcorn
2nd Wednesdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. (2019/132m/PG-13)
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.
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 change in February
Monday, February 24 • 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Create a variety of crafts.
Library of Things Mystery Lab
Saturday, February 1 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Discover JCLS’s Library of Things, our collection of items other than books and media that you can borrow with your library card. Try out sewing machines, puzzles, a giant Connect 4 game, and more during this hands-on program. Learn more at jcls.org/LOT.
Windows in Time Lecture
Southern Oregon University: Its History and Significance
Wednesday, February 5 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Southern Oregon University has changed a great deal over the 90 years since its founding. Roy Saigo will discuss parts of its history, its position in the community, and memorable people who played a part.
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.
Getting Started with Facebook
Tuesday, February 18 • 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Get started with the basics of Facebook: profile, settings, privacy, and more. If you would like to create a Facebook account during this workshop, bring your email login. Pre-registration required.
Wednesday, February 19 • 12:00–1:35 PM
This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. (2018/94m/PG-13)
Medford Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS
Tuesdays • 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Community room and indoor playground at the Concord Apartments
100 N. Grape Street, Medford
Perfect place to play and learn on rainy days.