Monday, May 23, 2016

EOTSC20160527 CBPLBoardGamePR.pdf

Press Release
For Release May 2, 2016 Contact: Elena Gleason
April 29, 2016 Acquisitions Librarian
541-269-1101 x225

Check it out: The Coos Bay Public Library now lends board games!
The Coos Bay Public Library is pleased to announce that its collection of over 80
board games is now available for any Coastline library cardholder to take home.
Patrons can check out up to three games for seven days at a time.

The library has long been a proponent of board games as a way to cultivate
community through the fun, social, and imaginative aspects of game play. Coos Bay
Public Library's game collection has been available to use in the library for over a year,
and the library has a monthly game night for adults and participates in two annual family
board gaming events: International Games Day in fall and International TableTop Day in

“It's so fun to see families and groups of friends coming to the library to play
games,” said Elena Gleason, Acquisitions Librarian, who runs the library's board game
events and maintains the game collection. “We've seen friendships blossom and
families become closer at our events, and we're thrilled that everyone will now be able
to take the games home with them to play anytime.”

The library's collection includes games for players of all ages, from preschooler
to adult, and emphasizes newer games over classics. “We figured everyone has already
played Monopoly and Clue,” Gleason explained. “Why not try something new and
exciting, like the cooperative game Forbidden Island, which is great for families, or a
challenging strategy game like Race for the Galaxy, which will really test your critical
thinking skills?”

A list of the library's board games can be found via the Coastline library catalog
here: . Game on!

EOTSC20160527 Facebook workshop

TO:             News Media

FROM:       Gary Furuyama

DATE:        April 28, 2016



Coos Bay Public Library will be offering a Facebook Workshop for those who need help with their Facebook accounts. This workshop will be held on Friday, May 27th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the library’s Internet computers (entrance at 9:20am).
This workshop is intended for Facebook users who want help learning how to use it better. There will be no formal lecture, but instructors will be available to address issues users may have with their Facebook accounts.  Prerequisite: Attendees should already have an active Facebook account. We will not be creating new Facebook accounts during this workshop, but are glad to help you with your existing Facebook account! This is a FREE workshop!  Please call 269-1101 for further information.

EOTSC20160611 Spanglish Language Swap at the Library

City of Coos Bay
525 W Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 • Phone (541) 269-1101
                                                                                Fax (541) 269-7567     

TO:             News Media

FROM:       Paul Addis

DATE:        May 18, 2016



Coos Bay Public Library will be offering its monthly conversational program: SPANGLISH! LANGUAGE SWAP for Spanish and English speakers.  This event will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the library’s Myrtlewood Room. 
This program is intended for speakers of both languages who wish to practice their conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will speak half the time in Spanish and half in English. This is NOT a class but ideas for conversational topics will be provided. Beginners are welcome. Let’s talk!
.  This program is FREE and open to everyone. No registration required. Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

EOTSC201601 June Ready Set Start Your Business

June Ready, Set, Start Your Business Workshops 

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering people a chance to explore their dreams of starting a business. The Southwestern SBDC is offering a workshop titled “Ready Set Start Your Business” each week in June 2016.

The 2-hour workshop provides information on important steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, business legal structure, financing, business planning, business resources and more.  Handouts in the class are informational and provide all the contact information needed to register a business and get started.

The workshop is designed to answer general questions. If, after completing the workshop, you are interested in pursuing your new business idea, the Southwestern SBDC can set you up with a business advisor to discuss specific questions you may have that pertain directly to your venture.  SBDC advising services are free and confidential.

The "Ready Set Start Your Business" workshop is scheduled on a variety of dates and times throughout the month. Participants can choose from any one of the following dates:

Wed., June 1st  – 2:00-4:00PM
Thurs., June 9th  – 10:00-12:00PM
Wed., June 15th  – 5:00-7:00PM
Tues., June 21st  – 10:00-12:00PM
Wed., June 29th  – 2:00-4:00PM
A fee of $20 per person covers materials. Preregistration is required.  The workshop will be held in North Bend at The Business Center (2455 Maple Leaf). To register go to  Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-756-6866 or email Mary Loiselle at for more information.

Monday, May 16, 2016

EOTSC20160528 Memorial Day Parade

The Coos Bay Annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Coos County United Veterans Parade Committee will be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at 4th Street and Golden Avenue and ends at 2nd Street and Golden Avenue. The length of the parade is just under one mile. For more information on the parade route go to the City of Coos Bay’s website at
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday, and it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while serving in the military. All citizens who would like to honor these Americans who have served are encouraged to join Coos Bay Mayor Shoji to walk in the Memorial Day Parade. “Rain or shine, it’s fun and meaningful to be in of the parade,” said Mayor Shoji. “Bring the family and wear your red, white, and blue.” If you wish, you may carry fresh greenery and/or flowers from your yard.
If you would like to join Mayor Shoji in the Memorial Day Parade, please contact Jackie Mickelson in the City of Coos Bay’s City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912. For information about having your own entry in the parade, contact Chairperson Bill Kehler at 541-888-6556.

EOTSC20160528 Marine Swap Meet Poster 2016

Port of Bandon
Marine Swap Meet
May 28th, 2016 10am to 3pm
on the Boardwalk
“Come on down to sell/trade your
books, boards, kites, sails, boats,
fishing gear or ground tackle.”
To sell your items
Call 347-3206 for info.

Friday, May 6, 2016

EOTSC20160516 Boat Classes

The COOS BAY POWER SQUADRON will be putting on our ABC CLASS starting May 16,2016. This is the first class in the Education series that is offered by THE UNITED STATED POWER SQUADRON. The class is designed for NEW & EXISTING BOATERS, and meets the requirement to qualify to get THE OREGON BOATERS EDUCATION CARD, that is required to operate a boat over 10 hp. The class will meet May16,19,23,26 and May 30th, starting at 6:30 pm for 2 hours. The class will be at the Coos Bay Power Squadron Building - 90346 Guano Rock Lane in the Boat Basin / Charleston. The cost for the class is $35.00. Please call 541-888-6178 - 541-756- 4408 to register.