January 2015 – book-lover and writerly events at Eugene Public Library

All events FREE.
Windfall Reading: Armin Tolentino and Mary Rechner
Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s Windfall Reading features poet Armin Tolentino and short story writer and essayist Mary Rechner.
Armin TolentinoArmin Tolentino is a widely-published poet who was honored with a 2014 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. When not writing and reading poems, he “works with youth at Camp Fire Columbia, plays punk songs on ukulele, and fishes for anything that will bite.”
Mary RechnerMary Rechner’s short story collection isNine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women.” Her stories, essays, and literary criticism have appeared in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregonian. She also directs Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools Program.
The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of Eugene Public Library, Eugene Public Library Foundation, and Cultural Services Division of Lane Arts Council. Refreshments served at intermission. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Free eBooks & Audiobooks for Tablets & Smartphones
Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Road
Bring your device to the Sheldon Branch to learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks from the huge selection in Eugene Public Library’s online service, Library2Go. This class is for users of Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apple, and Android tablets and smartphones. Required: basic computer and Internet skills, basic knowledge of your device. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday, January 22, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Join grantwriting expert Lori Bumgardner-Adair to learn step-by-step procedures for writing powerful proposals that meet the requirements of potential funders. Find out how to identify grant opportunities for your non-profit organization, understand how grantors evaluate proposals, and develop successful relationships and communication with grantors. Bumgardner-Adair has garnered more than $150 million in awards and matching gifts during her career as a professional grantwriter. She has also managed non-profits and directed large-scale deliberative democracy projects at the municipal-level and internationally. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
The Power of Play: Early Literacy Workshop for Child Care Providers
Saturday, January 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Preschool teachers and childcare providers: come to a fun workshop to learn how children use play to develop their understanding of the world — and how you can use play to help get them ready-to-read. Learn about the different types of play, the benefits of play, and how to incorporate books and early literacy materials into activities. The workshop will be led by Aoife Rose Magee, Ph.D., a master trainer for the Oregon Registry,  and Cynthia Olsen, a Youth Services librarian at Eugene Public Library. Free. To receive Oregon Registry Set II credits, call Family Connections in advance: 541-463-3307 or 541-463-3300. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.