Oregon Author David Biespiel to Speak at Stayton Public Library
03/24/2017
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author David Biespiel on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

DAVID BIESPIEL is a poet, literary critic, columnist, and contributing writer at The Rumpus, American Poetry Review, Politico, New Republic, Partisan, Slate, Poetry, and The New York Times, among other publications.
 
He is the author of numerous books, most recently Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women, which was chosen one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation and received the Stafford/Hall Award. His books of essays include Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces and A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry, which received the Frances Fuller Victor Award. From 2005-2010 he was the editor of Poetry Northwest. 

He is a longtime faculty member in the MFA program at the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University and the President of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2017 are made possible, in part, by funding from the Marion County Cultural Corporation and the Stayton Friends of the Library.

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02/27/2017

Oregon Author Karen Karbo to Speak at Stayton Public Library
02/18/2017

STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Karen Karbo on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Karen Karbo is the author of multiple award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction.  Recently, she was one of 24 authors selected for the inaugural Amtrak Residency. Her next book, In Praise of Difficult Women in forthcoming in 2018.

Her best-selling “Kick-Ass Women” series includes Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life (2013); How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living (2011); The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman (2009), which was an international best-seller; and How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great  (2007), hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “an exuberant celebration of a great original.”  

Karen's first novel, Trespassers Welcome Here (1990) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Village Voice Top Ten Book of the Year.  Her other two adult novels, The Diamond Lane (1991) and Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me (2001) were also named New York Times Notable Books. Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life (2004), about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was a New York Times Notable Book, a People Magazine Critics’ Choice, a Books for a Better Life Award finalist, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-fiction. 

Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, the New York Times, salon.com, The Nervous Breakdown.com and other magazines.

She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, an Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, and a winner of the General Electric Younger Writer Award. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Portland Literary Arts.

Karen grew up in Los Angeles California and lives in Portland, Oregon where she continues to kick ass.


Friends of the Library matching community donations to Electronic Reader Board
02/01/2017
Throughout the month of February the Stayton Friends of the Library will be matching donations up to $6,000 to help meet its goal in funding a project to retrofit the existing manual reader sign in front of the Stayton Public Library.

February is Love Your Library Month and the Friends of the Library are urging you to double your donation by helping the Stayton Public Library retrofit the current sign in front of the Library. This is the only free community message board in Stayton. The current sign only allows for one message from an organization every two weeks. 

The new sign will allow for a message every five to ten seconds. Many more community organizations will now be able to advertise the events that benefit all citizens of the North Santiam Canyon area.  Community wide events such as Santiam Summerfest, free Movies in the Park, various fundraisers for local schools and the downtown Halloween Walk can be promoted easily via the new sign.

The Stayton Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in support of Stayton Public Library programs.  Your donation may be tax deductible. 

Love Your Library and double your donation to the Stayton Friends of the Library today! To donate visit staytonfol.org or you can mail your donation to: 

Stayton Friends of the Library
PO Box 754
Stayton, OR 97383
 

February Newsletter and Calendar
01/31/2017

Oregon Author William Sullivan to Speak on Northwest Folk Heroes
01/23/2017

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author William Sullivan on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. Sullivan will presenting “D. B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest”. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Author William L. Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of legendary Northwest folk heroes from Sacajawea and D.B. Cooper to Bigfoot. Expect entertaining and educational tales about the historical figures that helped define the spirit of the Pacific Northwest -- as told by the author of the thriller, “The Case of D.B. Cooper’s Parachute”. 

Sullivan has written four novels and a dozen nonfiction books about the Northwest, including “Hiking Oregon’s History” and “Oregon Favorites.” His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books,” the 100 most significant books in the state’s history.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2017 are made possible, in part, by funding from the Marion County Cultural Corporation and the Stayton Friends of the Library.

 

January Newsletter and Calendar
01/03/2017

Oregon Author Cat Winters to Speak at Stayton Public Library
12/27/2016

STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Cat Winters on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Cat Winters was born and raised in Southern California, near Disneyland, which may explain her love of haunted mansions, bygone eras, and fantasylands. She received degrees in drama and English from the University of California, Irvine, and formerly worked in publishing. 

Her critically acclaimed debut novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Her other YA fiction includes The Cure for Dreaming (2015 Amelia Bloomer Project, the 2014 Tiptree Award Longlist, VOYA's 2014 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror) and The Steep and Thorny Way (a 2016 Junior Library Guild selection). Her first novel for adults, The Uninvited, debuted in 2015, and her second, Yesternight, released in October 2016. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2017 are made possible, in part, by funding from the Marion County Cultural Corporation and the Stayton Friends of the Library.

 

2016 Local Holiday Lights
12/02/2016

Help us create a map of local house lights. 

Share - Let the City offer you a way to share your festive efforts with others by filling out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/qWqj2kWAolQfOvqt1

Enjoy! - Find the map of submitted lights to enjoy here:  https://bit.ly/StaytonLights2016


December Newsletter and Calendar
12/01/2016


Local author Ron Miner to speak at Stayton Public Library
11/26/2016

This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 29, 2016 due to inclement weather.

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring local author Ron Miner on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a wine and cheese reception accompanying the event.

When Ron Miner’s father passed away in 2011, they uncovered a magical trove of artwork, writing, photos, and memorabilia of all shapes and sizes from his time in the navy during World War II, much of which had been unknown. Howard Miner was one of the Navy’s Black Cats, PBY pilots who flew at night, without lights, in planes painted entirely black. In Sketches of a Black Cat we are treated to a behind the scenes look at training and tours of duty in WWII’s South Pacific through his eyes, words, and artwork. Ron Miner will present his story of discovery and delve into his father’s two tours of duty as a seaplane/rescue pilot.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2016 are funded by the Stayton Friends of the Library. The Stayton Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in support of Stayton Public Library programs.

 

 


Community Reader Board Project
11/09/2016

 

The Stayton Friends of the Library is excited to be able to sponsor this greater community benefit project. The Stayton Public Library is planning to retrofit the existing manual reader sign with a new double-sided amber letter electronic message board. This is the only free community message board in Stayton. The current sign only allows for one message from an organization every two weeks. 

The new sign will allow for a message every five to ten seconds. Many more community nonprofits will now be able to advertise their events that benefit all citizens of the North Santiam Canyon area.  All ages community events such as Santiam Summerfest, free Movies in the Park, various fundraisers for local schools and the downtown Halloween Walk can all be promoted easily via the new sign.

The Stayton Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in support of Stayton Public Library programs.  Your donation may be tax deductible. 

To donate, visit www.staytonfol.org or visit the library to pick up a brochure. 

 

November Newsletter
10/31/2016

Oregon Author Mo Daviau to visit Stayton Public Library
10/24/2016

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring Oregon author Mo Daviau reception accompanying the event.on Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a wine and cheese 


MO DAVIAU was born in Fresno, California and proclaimed her life goal of publishing a novel at the age of eight. A former librarian and independent bookseller, Mo is also a solo performer, having performed at storytelling shows such as Bedpost Confessions and The Soundtrack Series. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan where her first novel, Every Anxious Wave, won a Hopwood Award. Mo lives in Portland, Oregon.


The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2016 are funded by the Stayton Friends of the Library. The Stayton Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in support of Stayton Public Library programs.

October Newsletter
10/20/2016

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Oregon Author Wayne Harrison to speak at Stayton Public Library
10/18/2016
STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring Oregon author Wayne Harrison on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a wine and cheese reception accompanying the event.

Wayne Harrison was an auto mechanic for six years before starting college. His short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic, Narrative Magazine, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Salon.com, The Sun and on NPR’s All Things Considered. His debut novel, The Spark and the Drive, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014, and his short story collection Wrench, which was a finalist for the Iowa Book Award and runner-up for the Flannery O’Connor Award, won the 2016 New American Prize and will be published in 2017. He teaches writing at Oregon State University.

The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2016 are funded by the Stayton Friends of the Library. The Stayton Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds in support of Stayton Public Library programs.