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Jefferson County Library planning craft nights, films and more in the new year.

PIONEER WEB LOGO - Jefferson County Library has lots of programs set for new year. Happy New Year! If you don't have a library card yet, why not make 2020 the year you stop in and get one? Your library card gives you access to print books, e-books, audio books, movies, children's board games, passes to the High Desert Museum and the Maryhill Museum, access to hundreds of magazines, the Rodriguez Annex rooms, and public computers. You can check out a copy of "The Hearts of Horses" and be ready for the Community Read April 23-24. While you're here, take a look at our children's section updates.

Reserving the Rodriguez Annex

It's time to review and update the Rodriguez Annex reservation request form; even if you already have a contract on file, you'll need to stop by the library to review and sign the 2020 form. A couple of things to remember: (1) space can only be reserved 30 days in advance on a first-come first-served basis; and (2) library-sponsored programs have priority. The Annex is reserved for public use only; private social events aren't allowed.

Resource Highlight – Popular Magazines at your Fingertips

Did you know you can read popular magazines on your PC, tablet, or phone for free? With your library card and the Library's subscription to Zinio through RB Digital you can read popular magazines whether you're online or offline using the Zinio app for your mobile device. Setting up your account is easy (I speak from experience). Point your browser to and select "databases" from the menu. Click Zinio and then Create New Account. Enter your library card number/barcode and follow the prompts. This robust resource is barely used by Jefferson County residents; let's change that! Don't have a library card? You know where to find us.

January Programs and Events

"It's Going to be the Bomb!" family craft night is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Stop by the Rodriguez Annex and make a Galaxy bath bomb. If you're not sure what that is, then you definitely need to be there.

Friday Night Films start back up Jan. 10, beginning with "Leave No Trace," a film inspired by the true story of a father and daughter who lived secretly in a municipal forest in Portland. On Jan. 17, the center will show "Cat Ballou" a comedy/musical where Jane Fonda's character is an outlaw out for vengeance. "Peanut Butter Falcon" will be shown Jan. 24 and follows the story of a man who has Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler and ends up befriending an outlaw. All showings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rodriguez Annex.

The Culver Book Club is having its first meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 23. Make your way to the City Council room to participate in a lively discussion about which book to select first!

"Get Crafty"— Everyone had so much fun at the last crafting event, we're making a monthly event! Thirty-four people attended the December Gnome-Making craft project in the Annex. Crafters made at least two gnomes and came with their creative side on high alert. Check our Facebook page (@jeffersoncountylibrary) to see the Gnome Convention. We'll be continuing Craft Night on the last Thursday of each month. The next project comes to life at 7 p.m. in the Rodriguez Annex Thursday, Jan. 30.

"Children's Section Open House" – The transformation of the children's section of the library is almost complete; we don't have a date for our open house yet, but as soon as we do, you'll be the first to know. Once this project is done, we will be focusing on the youth section with the goal of carving out some dedicated space for teens. Our Youth Services Team is already bursting with new ideas.

"Let's Get Counting" – 2020 is a census year, and the Jefferson County Library is dedicating one of the public computers to provide access for county residents who need computer access to complete the census. An accurate census count benefits all of us and influences government representation, federal funds allocated programs like Head Start, Medicare, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Pell grants for college and reduced-price school lunch programs. Highway spending is apportioned according to census data. (I could write an entire column about how the census affects communities; you get the idea.)

2020 Community Read Book on Sale Now!

The Community Read Committee is hard at work getting ready for the annual event scheduled for April 23-24. The author will be attending, as will the woman on whom the main character was modeled. The committee is also planning informal events leading up to the official April dates. You can borrow "The Hearts of Horses" by Molly Gloss from the Jefferson County Library; books are also available to purchase locally for $10 at the Library, Madras Chamber of Commerce, Art Adventure Gallery, and the Fifth Street Co-op.

Support Friends of the Library Through Amazon Smile

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization participating in Amazon Smile. If you're an Amazon shopper, consider supporting the Jefferson County Friends of the Library by designating it as your charity. To get started, on your first visit to AmazonSmile ( select "Accounts and Lists," then click "Your Amazon Smile" under "Your Account." To find the Friends, search for Friends of the Jefferson County Library Assn (exactly like that) before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your charity and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

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