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JCLS Events in October

October 1 - October 31

Listed below are free events at all Jackson County Libraries this October, including virtual and socially distanced in-person programs. Online programs take place via Zoom and/or Facebook LIVE. Meeting or webinar details will be emailed to participants when they register at bit.ly/jclsevents or by calling the Library. Event times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Some programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Libraries. 



Information Security Awareness 

Online: Thursday, October 1 • 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

Bonnie Glidewell from Rogue Credit Union will share how to protect yourself from cybercrime, fraud, and identity theft. 


Queer Coffee House @ the Virtual Library 

Online: Saturday, October 3 • 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. 

LGBTQ+ identified people and allies meet for discussion. 



Online: Tuesday, October 6 • 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

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


Eagle Point Friends Book Club 

Online: Tuesday, October 6 • 2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Discuss The Road to Character by David Brooks. 


Think & Drink: Why Voting Matters 

Online: Tuesday, October 6 • 6:00–7:30 p.m. 

Local experts discuss the importance of voting, equitable access, and reliable information sources. 


Windows in Time Presents “Oregon Caves: Our Underground Treasure” 

Online: Wednesday, October 7 • 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

Sue Densmore will share the history, stories, and images of the Oregon Caves and Chateau and how it became a National Monument.  


Grantwriting: An Intensive Series 

Online: Select Wednesdays • 6:00–8:00 p.m. 

October 7: Impacts, Outcomes, & Partnerships 

October 21: Evaluation & Budget 


Common Ground Conversations: Housing Discrimination 

Online: Thursdays, October 8 & 22 • 2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Understand housing discrimination and learn to address it during interactive sessions with facilitators Mike and Emily Green. 


How to Plan a Successful Family Reunion 

Online: Sunday, October 11 • 4:00–5:00 p.m. 

Learn strategies, themes, and tips to ensure your family reunion is memorable and fun for all.  


Medford Library Book Chat 

Online: Tuesday, October 13 • 5:30–6:30 p.m. 

 Discuss Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. 


End of Life Choices 

Online: Friday, October 16 • 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

Online: Tuesday, October 27 • 5:00–6:00 p.m. 

Local retired RN and hospice volunteer Jan Row will discuss end of life choices.  


Gold Hill Library Book Club, 18+ YRS 

Online: Friday, October 16 • 3:00–4:00 p.m. 

Discuss The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. 


Growing Native Plants 

Online: Saturday, October 17 • 10:00–11:00 a.m. 

Master Gardener Lynn Kunstman will teach why we should add native plants to our yards and shares how to grow them. 


Author Talk with Sue DeMarinis 

Online: Sunday, October 18 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.  

 DeMarinis discusses The Feathers of Fortunato: The Secrets, Success, and Survival of an Italian Immigrant Family. 


Resilient Reads: A Business Book Discussion Group 

Online: Wednesday, October 21 • 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

Meet your peers in small business, and be inspired with new ways of doing business. 


Getting the Most Out of Your Library 

Online: Friday, October 23 • 1:00–2:00 p.m. 

Learn about the JCLS website, who to ask for help, where to find information, and what to do when you just don’t know where to start. 




Scary Good Scavenger Hunt 

Ashland Library, Talent Library, & Phoenix Library: Saturday, October 3 

Pick up a scavenger hunt list, then find all nine items for a chance to win a set of the scary-good Harry Potter series. All participating monsters will receive a “fangs” for trying. 


Introduction to Ballet Folklórico  

Online: Tuesdays, October 6 & 13 • 10:00–11:00 a.m. 

Practice traditional folk dances and learn about the diverse cultures of Mexico. 


StoryWalk®: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt  

William Mott Memorial Park: 2190 Jeremy Street, Central Point 

October 14–21 

Central Point Library and Central Point Parks and Recreation present a StoryWalk® for families. Stroll through William Mott Memorial Park while reading pages of the book We’re going on a Bear Hunt, placed on the sides of the path crossing the park. A StoryWalk® combines fresh air, movement, and early reading skills! 


Family Storytime 

Online: Wednesday, October 21 • 11:00–11:30 a.m. 

This fun storytime combines elements of Babies, Wobblers, and Preschool storytimes, so bring the whole family to the screen to take part. 


Trick or Treat at the Medford Library 

Medford Library: Saturday, October 31 • 12:30–3:30 p.m. 

Show off your mask and Halloween costume as you trick or treat at the Medford Library service desks. 




Board Gamer Day 

Online: Saturday, October 3 • 1:00–2:30 p.m. 

Join us for our inaugural online Board Gamer Day to play Clue on Zoom. 


Teen Crafternoon on the Lawn: Altered Books 

Ashland Library: Wednesday, October 7 • 3:00–4:30 p.m. 

Take a worn-out book and make it into a mixed-media art project. 


Teen Activism: Being a Change-Maker Before You Turn 18 

Online: Wednesday, October 14 • 4:00–5:30 p.m. 

Local activist Sam Becker shares how to be a change-maker when you’re not old enough to vote. Then play government & voting trivia (prizes included!) and learn how to contact elected officials. 


Random Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 

Online: Saturday, October 17 • 1:00–2:30 p.m. 

Trivia, games, and discussion about your favorite characters and storylines. 


Tween Book Club 

Online: Saturday, October 17 • 2:00–3:00 p.m. 

Discuss The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. 


Chalk the Walk to the Ballot Box 

Ashland Library: Wednesday, October 21 • 3:00–4:30 p.m. 

Lead patrons to the Ashland ballot box by writing encouraging messages and voting facts in chalk on the Gresham Street sidewalk. Political messages or symbols are not permitted. 


Pumpkin Decorating Program with Take & Make Starter Kit (12+ YRS) 

Online: Saturday, October 24 • 1:00–2:00 p.m. 

Decorate a mini pumpkin for Halloween! Register for this program to reserve a mini pumpkin and Take & Make Kit. Pick up your kit from the Medford Teen Library October 18–22 so you’re ready for the virtual program on Saturday, October 24. 


Teen General Knowledge Trivia 

Online: Wednesday, October 28 • 4:00–5:00 p.m. 

Join us for a live game of general knowledge trivia using Kahoot. The winner can choose a free book! 


Teen Halloween: Make Creepy Fake “Wounds” 

Ashland Library: Saturday, October 31 • 1:00–2:00 p.m. 

Make fake skin and gory “wounds” with standard household ingredients and a little makeup during this socially distanced program. 



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