Non-Fiction Book Club: Inspiration Aha! moments are fascinating and incredible, and the world is full of examples that we just can’t get enough of. We are awed and motivated by stories of courage, bravery, innovation, and invention. Read any non-fiction book about Inspiration, then talk about it on Tuesday, March 28 at 4:00 PM with a group of thoughtful readers. Any non-fiction book that you select on this topic will work for our discussion. Join us at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-935-7512 for more information. Adults only, newbies welcome!
Artist's Reception: Steve Mangold
Artist's Reception: Steve Mangold Steve Mangold is a gifted photographer. His brilliant colors and extreme close-ups of flowers and nature are rich and inviting . He also offers a window into cultures and communities that transform everyday experiences into beautiful art. Steve's powerful photography will be on display March 31 through May 11 in the ArtSpace at the Fern Ridge Library, located in the library Conference Room. You will have the opportunity to meet the artist to discuss his work while enjoying light refreshments at the artist's reception, Friday, March 31, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Please stop by to celebrate the opening of his show. Free, open to the public.
Sweets, Treats, and a Death Cafe
Sweets, Treats, & a Death Cafe Join us in a relaxed setting to discuss everything to do with death and dying, life and living. No lectures, no agenda, no judgement. This is simply a relaxed and safe space to talk or just listen. Everyone 18 or older is welcome. Delicious snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided. Come to the Konnie Room in the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Rd in Veneta on Tuesday, April 11th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Contact Laura with questions or comments about this and other library events: email@example.com, or 541-935-7512.
Art in the Afternoon - for Grown-ups!
Art in the Afternoon - for Grown-ups! Casual and fun, drop in with your ongoing project or get some inspiration from other artists, makers, builders and crafters to start something new. We have plenty of free materials and tools to use, and plenty of space to get creative. No cost to you—we’re here to share! In the Konnie Room/MakerSpace at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial, Veneta. Wednesday, April 12, 4:00—6:00. Adults only, all skill levels welcome!
SF/Fantasy Book Club: Dragons!
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Dragons The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club theme this month is “Dragons!” Whether scaly or slimy, winged or earthbound, horrible or friendly, dragons are fabulous creatures of legend that deserve the focus of a book club meeting. Read any book in SF or Fantasy literature featuring a dragon and talk about your selection on Thursday, April 13 at 4:00 in the Conference Room of the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta. Adults only, please.
World Tai Chi Day Preview and Celebration with Suman Barkhas
World Tai Chi Day Preview and Celebration with Suman Barkhas Master Suman Barkhas has been practicing and teaching Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong for over 30 years. He will be at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road in Veneta on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 for a preview, introducing you to basic Tai Chi moves to get you prepared for the World Tai Chi Day celebration on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 at the library. It is not required to come to the preview in order to come to the celebration, but Suman would love to see you at both if you are able. Please join us for these enlightening events – Free. Adults of all skill levels welcome.
Non-fiction Book Club: Invest in Our Planet
Non-Fiction Book Club Earth Day is on April 22, and the theme this year is “Invest in Our Planet”. We have chosen that same theme for Non-Fiction Book Club this month. Explore books that focus on this important idea. Any non-fiction book that you choose on this topic will work for our discussion. We’ll talk about our selections on Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:30. Come join our group of thoughtful readers at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-935-7512 for more information. Adults only, newbies welcome!
Author Event: Jennifer Byars Chambers on Murder & Mayhem in the Willamette Valley
Author Event: Jennifer Chambers on Murder and Mayhem Beneath the bucolic scenery of Oregon’s Willamette Valley lies a dark and sinister past. The 150-mile swath of vineyards, farmland and idyllic towns has hosted its fair share of murderers, bootleggers, and even a serial killer. Moonshiners like the Sutherland family used the wooded hills to hide their operation, skirting the law until it cost one cop his life. A chain of restaurants served as the public face of The Children of the Valley of Life, a cult with members who hid in hand-dug caves to escape the authorities. The Molalla Forest Killer, who committed multiple gruesome murders, stalked the byways. Join author Jennifer Byers Chambers as she uncovers the grim and deadly secrets of the Willamette Valley in her latest book: Murder and Mayhem in the Willamette Valley. Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta. Free, open to the public.