Call for Artists for February 2018 Art Show
11/19/2017

The Stayton Public Library is announcing a call for art for an Art Show to be held at the Library from February 3 through February 16, 2018. 

Any artists that live or work in Stayton or its surrounding communities can submit a maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art. Art may be of any subject, but must be family friendly. There is no submission fee.

To be included in the show, the artist needs to submit a registration form and release available at the Stayton Library, 515 N. 1st Ave, Stayton, or online at staytonlibrary.org. All art and registrations must be delivered to the library by Thursday, February 1, 2018. All 2-dimensional artwork must be wired and ready to hang at time of delivery.  

On Friday, February 2, 2018 there will be an opening reception for the public to meet the artists from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

For more information please call 503-769-3313 or email staytonpl@ccrls.org.

2018 Art Show Guidelines

 

Oregon author Zoe Burke to Speak at Stayton Public Library
11/17/2017
STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Zoe Burke on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Zoe Burke is the author of the Annabelle Starkey mysteries, Jump the Gun and No Gun Intended (Poisoned Pen Press, 2013, 2016). The third in the series, For Beretta or Worse, is in production. 

Burke is also the author of several children’s books including the Charley Harper Nature Discovery Books: What's in the Woods?, What’s in the Rain Forest?, What's in the Coral Reef?, and What's in the Desert? (Pomegranate, 2013, 2014, 2017). She has also developed and written board books for little ones: Count the Birds, Animal Alphabet, and Book of Colors (Pomegranate, 2015), CatBook, Owls & Loons, and Lines and Triangles and Squares, Oh My! (Pomegranate, 2016, 2017).

In her day job, Zoe Katherine Burke (also known as Katie) is the vice president and publisher of Pomegranate Communications, an art book publishing company. She enjoyed a brief singer/songwriter career in the 1990s. She grew up on the East Coast, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for some thirty-five years, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. 

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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10/27/2017


Oregon History Writer Barbara S. Mahoney to Speak at Stayton Public Library
10/18/2017
STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Barbara S. Mahoney on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Barbara S. Mahoney is a historian whose interest in Oregon history began when she moved with her family to Salem, Oregon, in 1976. She has contributed a number of entries to the Oregon Encyclopedia and is the author of Dispatches and Dictators, a biography of Oregon native Ralph Barnes, who was a foreign correspondent in Europe in the 1930s. Dispatches and Dictators won the Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction in 2003.

In her newest book, The Salem Clique: Oregon’s Founding Brothers, Mahoney examines a group of young men in the 1850s that were blamed for causing political conflict during an already contentious time when Oregon was progressing towards statehood. These men were accused of dictatorship, intending to bring slavery to the Oregon Territory, and even to establish a “bigamous Mormon republic” separate from the United States. 

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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09/28/2017

NYT Bestseller Therese Oneill to Speak at Stayton Public Library
09/22/2017
STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Therese Oneill on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Therese Oneill is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners. Oneill lives in Oregon with her family and writes humor and rare history articles for many. different popular outlets, including Mental Floss, The Week, The Atlantic, and Jezebel. You can meet her at writerthereseoneill.com

Praise for Unmentionable:

“Oneill's done her research on what the Victorian lady was expected to tackle, from dinner-party etiquette to arsenic as skin care….Unmentionable largely avoids setting itself up for comparison….Presenting the surreal and infuriating past is not enough — the vagaries of courtship, running a household, and taking a bath fall under a modern and distinctly snarky lens. There's perhaps never been a better time to snicker a little at what's come before us; Hamilton, Kate Beaton, Horrible Histories, and Drunk History have all laid plenty of groundwork for turning the Good Old Days into a cabinet of morbid curiosities.” –NPR.org

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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08/28/2017

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Third Thursday Author Visit featuring Joyce Cherry Cresswell
08/16/2017

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Joyce Cherry Cresswell on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Joyce Cherry Cresswell is an armchair historian whose interest in the Civil War began as a teenager with Gone with the Wind. Since then, her perceptions of that epic struggle have been refined and informed by the great American writers, both North and South, who have courageously explored the enigma that is America. Through this novel, based on letters, diaries and newspaper accounts of the day, she adds her great-grandmother’s story to the mix. Her first novel, A Great Length of Time, won the 2017 Oregon Literary Arts Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.

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.

 

Thank you Summer Reading Sponsors!
08/01/2017

Thank you to our Summer Reading Program Sponsors for helping us 
Build a Better World

Stayton Friends of the Library

Stayton Family Memorial Pool

A&W

Bi Mart Corp.

Dairy Queen

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Bullwinkle Family Fun Center

Stayton McDonald's / DSK Inc. 

Papa Murphys

Pietro's Pizza in Salem

Enchanted Forest

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon State Fair

Roth's Stayton Market

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Wilco

Stayton United Methodist Church



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07/31/2017

Author Rob Magnuson Smith to Speak at Stayton Public Library
07/20/2017
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Rob Magnuson Smith on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

A graduate of Stayton High School, Rob Magnuson Smith is a novelist, short story writer and investigative journalist. He is the author of The Gravedigger (winner of the Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner Award) and Scorper, published by Granta. Rob’s short fiction has been awarded the 2015 Elizabeth Jolley Prize and longlisted for the 2016 Times EFG Short Story Award. As contributing editor for Playboy, he has investigated Soviet-era chimpanzee hybridization experiments, SETI’s ongoing search for alien life, and the book repository beneath the Bay Area’s Internet Archive. He is lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Exeter University.

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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06/30/2017

Who Lived There? A Stayton History Presentation
06/21/2017

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce the upcoming Stayton history presentation “Who Lived There” with Carol Zolkoske on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Local historian Carol Zolkoske will be giving a presentation on Stayton’s historical houses and the families that lived there. She has lived in the Stayton area since 1971. She has been a member of the Friends of the Library since the mid-70s when the Library was in the Woman’s Club Building on 2nd Ave. She is also a founding member of the St. Boniface Archives and Museum and the Santiam Heritage Foundation. The Santiam Heritage Foundation is restoring the Charles and Martha Brown House, a work in progress since 2000.

 

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06/01/2017

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04/28/2017

“The Great American Eclipse”
04/27/2017

The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a presentation “The Great American Eclipse” with Chris Claysmith on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.

Chemeketa Astronomy Instructor Chris Claysmith will give a presentation on the history and geometry of eclipses as well as why the 2017 eclipse may be a once in a lifetime event and how Stayton is in a prime viewing location.

Chris Claysmith graduated from Stayton High School in 2002 and went on to obtain a Bachelor's in Physics from Oregon State University and a Master's in Astronomy from Boston University. He returned to Oregon from Massachusetts and now teaches Physics and Astronomy at Chemeketa Community College.

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.


This summer join us to "Build a Better World"
04/18/2017
The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce the theme of the 2017 Summer Reading Program for all ages: "Build a Better World." By serving all age groups, the Library brings lifelong learning and literacy to our community as well as encourages reading as a family. This year, we will be featuring programs and activities to highlight different ways to "Build a Better World" at home, in the community, and around the world. Sign-ups begin June 12, 2017.

Kids can look forward to fun activities Tuesday afternoons. On Thursdays, there will be performers such as jugglers Henrik Bothe and Rhys Thomas and funny man Michael O'Neill to entertain the whole family. 

Teens will read to win prizes in our raffle, also anyone who reads at least 5 books will win a bag! Every Friday afternoon will feature fun activities such as life size games, repurposing old books into something new, and more. There will be an after-hours kick-off party on June 23rd which will feature a variety of board games, minute-to-win-it games, and Nintendo Wii. 
Summer Reading is not just for kids anymore, adults can get in on the fun once again. The adult program will feature raffle prizes for readers, theme related book discussion groups, and more!
 

5th Annual Father Daughter Ball
04/12/2017

The Stayton Public Library Foundation presents "Love You to the Moon and Back" at the 5th Annual Santiam Canyon Father Daughter Ball. This year's event will be held at the Stayton High School, 757 W Locust St, Stayton, OR 97383.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE at  http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ball_2017
Ticket prices are $20 per person and each ticket will admit one person. Tickets will be limited, must be purchased in advance, and tickets will be available via Will-Call on the day of the event at the entrance to the ball.


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03/30/2017

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