Library events across county

Eagle Point Library Second Saturday is Mar. 14, at 2 p.m. Stephanie Butler of the Southern Oregon Historical Society will present “The Women of Hanley Farm: Exploring the Agricultural Legacy of Four Generations in Southern Oregon.” She will speak of the women’s influence in three generations of women who carried on their father’s agricultural legacy for over 100 years on the land now called Hanley Farm.

The event is free. For information, call 826-3313.

The Gold Hill Book Sale, 202 Dardanelles, Friday, Mar. 13- 10-5 p.m. and Saturday,
Mar. 14-10-2 p.m., is sponsored by the Friends of the Gold Hill Library. For information, call 855-1994.

The Medford Friends of the Library will sponsor a free program Monday, Mar. 16, from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the large community room. The program will be presented by Ean Roby on “Sunnis and Shi’ites: Their Origins in the Islamic World.”  For information call 774-6443.

The free films at the Ashland Library on Wednesdays from 2- 4 p.m. include:
Mar. 11- Flash of Genius, based on a true story about an inventor’s heroic fight against the auto industry. Rated PG-13.
Mar. 18- Son of Rambow, comedy about two boys with a video camera and big ambitions. Rated G-13
Mar. 25- Family Gathering, expands information in the book Stubborn Twig, Oregon’s 2009 Read book.
Friends of the Ashland Library present the film series. 

Alton Takiyama-Chung, a nationally known storyteller, will tell what it was like for first and second generation Japanese-Americans in the United States during WWII. His library schedule includes:
Mar. 18-5:30-6:30 Medford
Mar. 19- 12-1:30 p.m. Ashland
Mar. 19- 6:30-8 p.m. Central Point
Mar. 20- 7-8:30 p.m. Jacksonville
Mar. 27- Artwork by the Brushstrokers Art Group, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main. For information call instructor Shirley Bell at 479-7247.

On Saturday, Mar. 14, the public is invited to participate in finding geocached copies of the book Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolf. Bat 6 is the Oregon Reads 2009 choice for adolescent readers. One copy will be hidden in each of five regions in the county. The regions are: Ashland, Phoenix and Talent region; Upper Rogue region; Rogue River; Central Point, Gold Hill and White City region; Medford; and Applegate, Jacksonville and Ruch region.

By using coordinates posted online at www.geocaching.com, a participants finds the book, autographs the front cover, and replaces it for the next person to find. All names will be printed in local newspapers on April 13. For questions call Shelley Austin, 774-6572.

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