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JCLS Calendar Listings for June

June 1 - June 30



Online programs take place via Zoom and/or Facebook LIVE. Meeting or webinar details will be emailed to you when you register through the JCLS Events Calendar at jcls.org or by calling your library. Learn how to join a Zoom meeting with this short video tutorial: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ.


Author Talk: Dr. Dana Suskind Discusses Thirty Million Words

Sunday, June 6 • 4:00-5:00 PM

Dr. Suskind, author of Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns, will discuss her book and research on the importance of early language exposure on a developing child. 


Dear Stranger: Jackson County Letter Exchange, 18+ YRS

June 1-30

Modeled after the Oregon Humanities “Dear Stranger” project, our letter exchange invites Jackson County residents to write a letter to a stranger. Each letter writer will be matched with another. Write about anything you choose, but possible prompts include: What does community mean to you? How are you a leader in your community, or how would you like to be? Learn more at jcls.org. 



First Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 PM 

June 1, July 6, August 3 

Share what you are reading, and find your next great read.


Eagle Point Book Club

First Tuesdays • 2:00–3:15 PM

June 1: Still Life by Louise Penny

July 6: Becoming by Michelle Obama

August 3: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


Windows in Time: “Ten Quirky Things to Know About Historic Ashland”

Wednesday, June 2 • 12:00–1:00 PM

Peter Finkle will recount little-known tales from Ashland’s start in the 1850s as a mill and agricultural town to its heyday when the railroad connected the region with Portland and San Francisco in the 1880s.


Getting the Most Out of the JCLS Website

Wednesday, June 2 • 1:30–2:30 PM

Wednesday, July 7 • 1:30–2:30 PM

Friday, August 6 • 1:00–2:00 PM

Take a tour of the new JCLS website, and learn how to get the most out of what it has to offer. 


Naloxone 101

Thursday, June 3 • 5:00–6:00 PM

With recent increases in opioid-related overdose deaths in Jackson County, individual citizens can play a key role in preventing overdose. JCLS Social Worker Mehmood Madha and Sara Smith, Registered Nurse at La Clinica and founder of Oregon Pain Guidance, will discuss how to administer this life-saving drug, how Oregon state law protects you, and where to find naloxone in our community.


How to Use the JCLS Catalog

Friday, June 4 • 2:00–3:00 PM

Saturday, July 10 • 12:00–1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 10 • 1:00–2:00 PM

Learn how to get the most out of the new JCLS Library Catalog, including basic tips to get you started and more detailed explanations for lesser-known features.


Pride @ the Library: LGBTQ+ and QTBIPOC Panel Discussion

Saturday, June 5 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Celebrate Pride in Southern Oregon! Local community members and JCLS staff will talk about their experiences of being LGBTQ+ and QTPOC (queer, trans, person of color). Panelists will explore questions about gender identity, race, national and local history, and more.


Helpful Health Apps for iPhone

Monday, June 7 • 12:00–1:00 PM

Discover some of the varied health apps that users can access on their iPhones. We will specifically focus on the iPhone’s Medical ID info, the MyChart app, and the MyFitnessPal app.


Medford Library Book Chat

Second Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 PM

June 8: Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

July 13: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

August 10: Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan


Job Seeking: Local Help and Resources

Wednesday, June 9 • 6:00–7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 23 • 6:00–7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 7 • 6:00–7:30 PM

Learn about local job search tools and resources in this three-part series. Hear from experts at WorkSource Rogue Valley, BBSI, and Rogue Community College. Program attendees can also book an appointment for a mock interview and pick up a Job Fair in a Bag.


End of Life Choices Oregon

Friday, June 11 • 12:00–1:00 PM

End of Life Choices Oregon is an organization of doctors and regional volunteers trained to provide skilled professional guidance related to the Death with Dignity Act. Presented by Jan Rowe, retired RN and hospice volunteer.


Teen Tie-dye in the Garden, 12–18 YRS

Saturday, June 12 • 2:00–3:30 PM

Teens are invited to tie-dye shirts at the Medford Library. Can’t join us in-person for our tie-dye event? Pre-register for this virtual program, pick up a Take & Make tie-dye kit a few days early, then join us on Zoom!


A Brief Overview of Cryptocurrency

Monday, June 14 • 10:30–11:30 AM

Curious about cryptocurrency? Learn how it works, a bit of history, what to look for, and what to avoid.


Tea Time Tuesdays, 12–18 YRS

Third Tuesdays • 1:00–2:00 PM

Book Clubs are great, but wouldn’t they be better with tea and dessert? Pre-register for these online book discussions featuring titles with strong leaders, then pick up the book (yours to keep!), tea, and dessert two weeks prior to each online event.

June 15: Ender’s Game

July 20: I Am Malala

August 17: Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Readers Are Leaders: Business Book Discussion

Third Tuesdays • 6:00–7:00 PM

Connect with other business and nonprofit leaders to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience.

June 15: Brené Brown

July 20: Carol Dweck

August 17: Gay Hendricks


Literacy in the Early Years

Lectoescritura en los primeros años

Select Wednesdays • 6:00–7:15 PM

This series is offered in Spanish only. Parents and caregivers are invited to learn how to introduce children to the world of literacy with Claudia Cervantes, Migrant Preschool Specialist and author of the book Con tu Ayuda Mamá. This series, “Un mundo de letras,” empowers caregivers to support the development of early literacy skills. Participants will receive a gift bag with books and materials made possible by the Every Child Ready to Read Grant.

June 16: The Animal Alphabet

July 14: From the Clothespin to the Pencil

August 18: I Love Books! How About You?


Getting to Know Library2Go

Thursday, June 17 • 2:00–3:00 PM

Thursday, July 8 • 6:00–7:00 PM

Saturday, August 14 • 1:00–2:00 PM

Learn about the digital resources available through Library2Go and how to access this service.


Let’s Get Civic-al! Civics 101

Thursday, June 17 • 6:00–7:30 PM

Civic education empowers us to be well-informed, active citizens, and gives us the opportunity to change the world around us. Refresh your political literacy skills during this crash course with Shawn Patterson, SOU Assistant Professor of Political Science.


Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS

Third Fridays • 3:00–4:00 PM

June 18: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani 

July 16: In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum and the movie version, A Private War, directed by Matthew Heineman

August 20: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


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