SUMMER READING IS HERE! AND IT'S NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Come on in and sign up!
2Seafaring Presentation at the Fern Ridge Library The Revillagigedo Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean known for its unique ecosystem. The islands and surrounding waters are regarded as North America’s largest fully protected marine reserve. Hundreds of species of exotic fish inhabit the waters, and sharks, whales, and sea turtles gather here during their migrations.
Ted and Eliza Drummond live aboard a sailing ship and they recently journeyed into these protected waters with special permission. They invite you to come to this free program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, to learn more about this special place on earth. Explore undersea vistas and experience seafaring adventures during this hour long presentation. This is an outstanding opportunity to ask questions about life on the ocean and the extraordinary world beneath the surface before they return to their life aboard ship.
This event is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program and a copy of Telling Our Way to the Sea by Aaron Hirsh will be given away that evening. All attendees will be entered in the grand prize drawing to be held at the end of summer! Sign up is not required to attend.
Astrology Program at the Fern Ridge Library Have you ever wondered about your star sign? In this one-hour program with astrologer Emily Ridout, learn about the zodiac and how it relates to you! Discover what your 'big three' signs are and what they mean in your life. Understand the theory behind astrology, and integrate tools you can use next time you or a friend has a zodiac query! Emily Ridout is a professional astrologer and yoga teacher who frames her classes around the timing of the stars, traditional sequencing, and safe principles of alignment. She holds an MA and BA in Folklore, and has studied yoga and yoga philosophy for over a decade. She is the author of the Free Weekly AstroYoga Forecast, and writes broadly about yoga, astrology, and conscious living. Connect with her through her astrology and yoga website or on Instagram @emily_ridout_astroyoga. If you'd like to look up your chart before the event, visit www.astro.com. This event is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, but you do not need to be enrolled to attend. Join us Tuesday, July 9th at 7 PM at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road in Veneta. All are welcome, and will have the opportunity to win The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Woolfolk that evening. Free.
Climate Change Presentation at the Fern Ridge Library It’s so confusing! Just what are the facts? Karen Austin, Drawdown Eugene Coordinator, will help you understand The Meaning of Climate Change in this riveting presentation on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30 PM at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, in Veneta. Unusual weather patterns, droughts, and floods have been with us since time began. Is it any different today? Karen Austin will help you sort out the information that comes from all angles. Fracking and its environmental impact, waste reduction, and energy efficiency all play a part in the total conversation. Find out what 350 Eugene is all about. Information about the Lane County Climate Action Plan will be presented, and there will be plenty of time to discuss the facts about the Carbon Reduction Bill. This evening of education is meant to raise awareness, and to give practical ideas for individual responsibility. Questions, answers, and thoughtful dialogue are the goals of this event. As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, everyone who attends will have an opportunity to win a copy of the popular book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert and will also be entered into a prize drawing to be held at the end of the summer. You do not have to be enrolled in SRP to attend this free program.
Reiki with Darlene at the Fern Ridge Library “A Universe of Stories” is the theme for Summer Reading at the Fern Ridge Library, with the focus on space. All ages are engaged in sharing stories about outer space, the world around us, and even learning more about our own personal inner space. This Reiki event for adults will focus on physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the practitioner can channel energy into a person by means of touch. This activates the natural healing processes of the body. Darlene Harris is a Reiki practitioner with many years of experience. She will demonstrate the techniques of this gentle, healing art on an audience participant, while explaining the history and benefits of this non-invasive therapy. Your inner space will feel relaxed and energized when you give Reiki a try. This free program will be held Tuesday, July 7th at 7PM at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial HWY in Veneta. All attendees will have a chance to win a prize that evening, and will also be entered in a prize drawing to be held at the end of the summer.
Surviving the Food Jungle at the Fern Ridge Library! Food has changed more in the last 50 years than it has in the last 10,000! Knowing how to choose the highest quality foods is the key to caring for your health. Learning how to read labels and choose healthy foods is how you and your family will survive the “Food Jungle”. Expert advice from Nutritional Coach, Yaakov Levine, will help you decipher complicated food labels. As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner from the Nutritional Therapy Association, Levine will help you navigate your way to confidant consumer decisions. This event is offered free to the community as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 30th at 7 PM at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta. Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to win a copy of the popular book Nourish by Heidi Schauster, and will also be entered into a prize drawing to be held at the end of the summer. You do not have to be enrolled in SRP to attend this program. Other seminars from Yaakov Levine are offered at Natural Grocers, 201 Coburg Road in Eugene where he brings his passion for empowering others to find their own path towards optimum health. When he’s not at work, Yaakov bikes, hikes, and enjoys walks in nature.
Out of This World CardMaking Workshop Calling all crafters! The library now owns a Cricut Machine, free for you to use! Let’s get together and try out this incredible tool with Etsy experts Jenny Desmond and Leslie Hilton on Tuesday, August 6th, 6:30-8 PM. They’ll bring a couple of extra machines and plenty of supplies for you to create an “Out of this World” greeting card. Registration for the workshop begins on June 22nd at our SRP Sign-up Celebration. Space is limited to 15 adults. The Cricut will be available after this event for use during open MakerSpace sessions, most Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4. Imagine the die-cut universe that you can construct! This workshop will get you started on your journey.
Alien Encounter Escape Room at the Fern Ridge Library Attention adults! Your mission: First Contact. You must work as a team on Tuesday, August 13th, 6-7 or 7-8 PM, to discover the alien who has been hiding at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial in Veneta. Is it friend or foe? Space is limited to two groups of ten and registration is required; call the library at 541-935-7512, or stop by to sign up.Registration for this event begins on June 22nd at our SRP Sign-up Celebration. Peaceful interstellar relations depend on you!