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Medford Library Events in January

January 1 - January 31

Medford Library: Kids & Family

Frozen Sing-along
Saturday, January 4 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Join us for a sing-along to the movie Frozen in the Medford Library Children’s Department. Bring your singing voice and a good set of lungs. Be ready to let it go!

Homework Hub, 5–12 YRS
Mondays and Tuesdays* • 3:00–5:00 p.m.
*No tutoring 12/23–1/3, 1/20, or 2/17
Free homework help is available by appointment. Learn more at jcls.org/homeworkhelp.

Mammals of Southern Oregon
Wednesday, January 15 • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Explore real animal skulls, furs, scat, and tracks with Bugs-R-Us Educational Services. This program features 16+ real animal skulls and furs for the audience to touch as we explore the wide variety of our four-legged friends.

Medford Matinee & Popcorn
Saturday, January 18 • 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Max and his pet friends explore the idyllic farm they now call home once their owner is absent. Hilarious circumstances ensue as the formerly urban denizens acquaint themselves with their new pastoral neighbors. (2019/86m/PG)

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.

Silent Library Challenge
Tuesday, January 7 • 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Can you keep quiet while encountering and enduring unique and weird “challenges” in the Medford Teen Library? Prizes for those who can!

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 Movie Matinee
Saturday, January 18 • 1:00–3:00 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)

Bad Art Contest
Saturday, January 25 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Some art is just not good. This event allows you to create and showcase that art to your peers. The “worst” piece of art will win a tacky trophy.

Medford Library: Adults

Simplified Tai Chi – Please note, this recurring program has been canceled.

Lunchtime Movie & Popcorn
2nd Wednesdays • 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Watch the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king. (2018/143m/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.

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.

Medford Library Book Chat
2nd Tuesdays • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Discuss Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.

Windows in Time Lecture
Fire History: Indigenous Burning to Recent Wildfires, What Have We Learned?
Wednesday, January 15* • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
*Note date change due to New Year’s holiday.
The Shasta and Takelma tribes had an extensive use of fire, which affected the forest and landscape. Chris Chambers will discuss how changes since that time over 150 years ago have led us to our current fire situation.

Improv Show with the Mighty Medford Improvers
Wednesday, January 15 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Like to laugh? Need some humor? Enjoy a free improvisational show by the Mighty Medford Improvers. Light snacks provided.

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.

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.

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.



Medford Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS
Every Tuesday • 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.



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January 31
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