Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EOTSC20160716 Coquille Garden Tour

The 7th Annual Coquille Garden Tour is scheduled for July 16. Enjoy a day touring beautiful Coquille gardens and a chance to win a colorful hanging flower basket. Children’s activities will be at selected sites. Tickets are $12 per adult and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased online at or in person at the following Coquille locations: Coquille Garden, Cedar Point Florist, Copper Goose Nursery, Farr’s True Value, Bully Garden Supply, Coquille Chamber of Commerce. In Coos Bay, Sunset Gardens. In Bandon Highway 101 Plants and Things.
Proceeds benefit the Coquille Garden Club, an Operation Coquille project, for city beautification. If you enjoy the flower planters along the streets of Coquille and the Clock Tower garden at the entrance to the City, please consider supporting this event. For more information call Myra at 541-396-1606.

EOTSC20160716 The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association

The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association, District 5, will be making music July 16th, Saturday, at the Winchester Bay Community Center in Winchester Bay.   Music starts at 1pm and ends at 4pm, often there is an acoustic circle jam.  The event is free and the public is invited.  You  can dance or listen!  The Oldtime Fiddlers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to play, promote, and perpetuate Old Time music.    For more information, please call  541 347 4561.   

Thank you 
Jolly Hibbits, sec.
541 347 2229

Thursday, May 26, 2016

EOTSC20160603 CB Library internet class

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

TO:             News Media

FROM:       Gary Furuyama

DATE:        May 2, 2016



Coos Bay Public Library will be offering an INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET class for novice computer users.  The class will be held on Friday, June 3rd, from 9:30am to 11:00am at the library’s Internet computers (entrance at 9:15am). 
This class is for computer novices who need help in learning how to use the Internet.  The class will cover the most important features of a browser, how to use an Internet address, and will also discuss first steps and tips for easier use.  Attendees should be comfortable using a computer mouse. 
Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.  The sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the Library.  There is no admission charged.  Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

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.