2010 Oregon Public Library Centennial Celebration
We’re celebrating this marvelous milestone at the library by offering a series of special programs throughout the year.
Thank you for helping us celebrate turning 100!
We want to encourage as many people in the Oregon area to read the same book at the same time. The goal is to foster community by providing a forum for public discussion, interaction, and most of all, demonstrate that reading can be fun!
See schedule below for monthly Readers Theatre information.
A Visit with Jerry Apps, Saturday, October 23, Senior Center, 6-8 pm,
Living a Country Year:
Wit and Wisdom from the
Good Old Days
by Wisconsin author Jerry Apps
In this warm hearted memoir, Apps tells of growing up on a farm near Wild Rose in the 1940's. The chapters are arranged from January to December and talk about love and respect for the land and for a vanishing rural way of life by using personal incidents, adventures, recipes, observations and thoughts for each month. Come and join us in reading this delightful book!
Over 100 copies are available for check out at the library.
7pm Thursday, December 9,
Sue Ames Room, Library
Bring your family quilt and share your story.
Thanks for listening as we read with you.
Chapter November and December: Preparations for Winter and December's Christmas Program
Recipe sample: Ma's Oyster Stew
One way to participate in the Centennial Community Read is to listen to a chapter being read aloud and sample a recipe from the book.
The library is co-sponsoring a Reader's Theatre series with the Oregon Area Senior Center. Library staff will read a chapter and the Senior Center will provide a sample of the recipe. See the Centennial Calendar below or the Centennial brochure for the dates each month!
Reservations are suggested but not required. Call the Oregon Senior Center at 835-5801 or The Oregon Public Library at 835-3656 to make reservations.
Centennial Special Events Calendar
Click here for downloadable Calendar of Centennial Events (PDF)
22 - Winter Stories featuring the Oregon Public Library Storytelling Guild
at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St. 7 p.m.
31 – Centennial Read Chapter: Memories of Winter /
Senior Center, 1 p.m.
28 – Centennial Read Chapter: Grandpa Witt /
Grandma’s Molasses Cookies, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
1 thru 31 – Teen Tech Month: You Tube Contest. Teens create a book trailer (like a movie trailer)
to entice others to read their favorite books and upload it to You Tube. Prizes will be awarded for best videos.
28 – Centennial Read Chapter: The Old Mill /
Kidney Bean & Hamburger Casserole, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
22 – Poetry Jam / Open Mic. Share a favorite poem during National Poetry Month
at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 Main St. 7 p.m.
25 – Centennial Read Chapter: Henry and His Model T /
Rhubarb Crisp, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
27 – Author Visit. Ruth Irene Garrett, “Born Amish” Sue Ames Room, Library. 6:30 p.m.
23 – Centennial Read Chapter: Unhappy Thoughts /
Coffee & Cookies, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
20 – Centennial Read Chapter: Ginger /
Strawberry Pie, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
25 – Centennial Read Chapter: The Fourth at Silver Lake /
Ma’s Banana Cake & Leaf Lettuce Salad, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
19 – Hot Summer stories featuring the Oregon Public Library
Storytelling Guild, Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St. 7 p.m.
29 – Centennial Read Chapter: What About This Weather? /
Tomato Soup and Creamy Cucumbers, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
1 thru 30 – I Spy Game, With A Twist. Library.
26 – Centennial Read Chapter: School Days /
Zucchini Bread and Cooked Rutabagas, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
6 – Centennial Read Book Discussion, Sue Ames Room, Library. 7 p.m.
9 – Library Birthday Party Open House, Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
19 - Centennial Read Book Discussion, Senior Center. 7 p.m.
23 – A Visit with Jerry Apps, author of Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days.
Followed by cake & coffee reception, Senior Center. 6-8 p.m.
31 – Centennial Read Chapter: Potato Vacation /
Ruth’s Applesauce, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
19 – Stories of Thanks, Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St. 7 p.m.
21 – Centennial Read Chapter: Preparations for Winter & December’s Christmas Program /
Ma’s Oyster Stew, Senior Center. 1 p.m.
9 – Stories of the Quilts. Bring in your family quilt and share your story, Sue Ames Room, Library. 7 p.m.