Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library Friends to the Library for 60 years! The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is an organization 100% powered by volunteers.

We raise money to enrich the public libraries of Benton County: Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe and Philomath, Oregon.

Operating as usual

09/11/2021

The Fall Festival book sale that was planned for Sept. 24-26 has been cancelled due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sad to have to announce this, and hope that we will be able to hold our Holiday Book Sale in December.

09/11/2021

Happy Friday! Here's your #FridayFunny 😂📚❤

09/08/2021
Please join us for our first Random Review of the year!Allison Davis-White Eyes of Corvallis will review "Caste: The Ori...
09/04/2021

Please join us for our first Random Review of the year!

Allison Davis-White Eyes of Corvallis will review "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" as part of the Friends of the Library’s Random Review series. The program will take place online via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required at https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/random-review/

Allison Davis-White Eyes, PhD, is director of community diversity relations in the Office of Institutional Diversity at Oregon State University, where she has served in academic and administrative positions for 20 years. Previously she helped establish the University of Oregon’s Native American Initiatives, and in 2016 she received the President’s Oregon State University Beaver Champion Award. Dr. Davis White-Eyes’ work focuses on strategic organizational change, community building, inter-departmental collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, international partnerships, tribal engagement, academic partnerships, and graduate and undergraduate student development.

Isabel Wilkerson’s "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents", was hailed as “an instant American classic” by the New York Times when published in 2020. It explores the idea that this country’s racial segregation is in fact a caste system. Weaving together deep research with historical narrative and individual stories, Wilkerson shows how America was shaped by and still enforces a rigid, race-based human hierarchy. Wilkerson’s debut work, "The Warmth of Other Suns", won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award and several other awards. She was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1994 and in 2015, was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

Please join us for our first Random Review of the year!

Allison Davis-White Eyes of Corvallis will review "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" as part of the Friends of the Library’s Random Review series. The program will take place online via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required at https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/random-review/

Allison Davis-White Eyes, PhD, is director of community diversity relations in the Office of Institutional Diversity at Oregon State University, where she has served in academic and administrative positions for 20 years. Previously she helped establish the University of Oregon’s Native American Initiatives, and in 2016 she received the President’s Oregon State University Beaver Champion Award. Dr. Davis White-Eyes’ work focuses on strategic organizational change, community building, inter-departmental collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, international partnerships, tribal engagement, academic partnerships, and graduate and undergraduate student development.

Isabel Wilkerson’s "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents", was hailed as “an instant American classic” by the New York Times when published in 2020. It explores the idea that this country’s racial segregation is in fact a caste system. Weaving together deep research with historical narrative and individual stories, Wilkerson shows how America was shaped by and still enforces a rigid, race-based human hierarchy. Wilkerson’s debut work, "The Warmth of Other Suns", won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award and several other awards. She was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1994 and in 2015, was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

📢 Hear ye! Hear ye! 📢 Random Review is here again! 🥳📚🎉Get reminders and details on how to attend here: https://fb.me/e/k...
08/30/2021

📢 Hear ye! Hear ye! 📢 Random Review is here again! 🥳📚🎉

Get reminders and details on how to attend here: https://fb.me/e/ksoNEAZfZ

📢 Hear ye! Hear ye! 📢 Random Review is here again! 🥳📚🎉

Get reminders and details on how to attend here: https://fb.me/e/ksoNEAZfZ

Ta-da! Here is our brand new Random Review schedule for 2021-22! We hope you agree that we have a wonderful and varied s...
08/21/2021

Ta-da! Here is our brand new Random Review schedule for 2021-22! We hope you agree that we have a wonderful and varied selection of books this year, and some fabulous reviewers to present them. Our September review will be online, and you can register for it here:
https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/random-review/

Ta-da! Here is our brand new Random Review schedule for 2021-22! We hope you agree that we have a wonderful and varied selection of books this year, and some fabulous reviewers to present them. Our September review will be online, and you can register for it here:
https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/random-review/

We're expecting another bad year for wildfires in Oregon. Remember all the smoke and fires last September? Yuck! 🤢😷 We w...
07/14/2021

We're expecting another bad year for wildfires in Oregon. Remember all the smoke and fires last September? Yuck! 🤢😷 We were very lucky, but we were also sandwiched between two major fires! 😱 Let's help keep our community safe! Take an hour out of your day on 21 July and tune in for this free event on "Preparing for Wildfire" where you will learn about red flag warnings, what they are, why they happen, and what you should do when there is one. Also learn more about how you can prepare your home or business before wildfire strikes.

Register now and you'll even have access to the recording for 24 hours if you can't attend live: https://bit.ly/3xujL7q

We're expecting another bad year for wildfires in Oregon. Remember all the smoke and fires last September? Yuck! 🤢😷 We were very lucky, but we were also sandwiched between two major fires! 😱 Let's help keep our community safe! Take an hour out of your day on 21 July and tune in for this free event on "Preparing for Wildfire" where you will learn about red flag warnings, what they are, why they happen, and what you should do when there is one. Also learn more about how you can prepare your home or business before wildfire strikes.

Register now and you'll even have access to the recording for 24 hours if you can't attend live: https://bit.ly/3xujL7q

Please consider making a donation for this worthwhile project.
07/12/2021

Please consider making a donation for this worthwhile project.

Your Library is now open for Browse and Go services! As you walk up the stairs to the second floor in the Corvallis Library, you will notice renovations are in full swing where the brick patio used to be. The entire patio will be enclosed and will offer space for collaboration, quiet space, and education. We will reach our fundraising goal of $500,000 with your support. Please visit our website or reach out to the Library Foundation for more information.

Welcome back inside and we look forward to sharing this very special space with our community!

https://thebestlibraryfoundation.org/enclose-our-patio-2/

07/11/2021
07/11/2021
Do you…    Love your library?    Want to share your skills and enthusiasm?    Have creative ideas?    Work well with gro...
07/03/2021

Do you…
Love your library?
Want to share your skills and enthusiasm?
Have creative ideas?
Work well with groups?
We have openings on the Friends of the Library board and are looking for a few new members! FMI follow the link:
https://friendsofthecbclibrary.org/do-you-love-the-library/

Do you…
Love your library?
Want to share your skills and enthusiasm?
Have creative ideas?
Work well with groups?
We have openings on the Friends of the Library board and are looking for a few new members! FMI follow the link:
https://friendsofthecbclibrary.org/do-you-love-the-library/

Raise a glass to the Friends and celebrate the reopening of our library! 🥳 Our friends at Block 15 Brewing Co. are donat...
07/01/2021

Raise a glass to the Friends and celebrate the reopening of our library! 🥳 Our friends at Block 15 Brewing Co. are donating to the Friends of the Library during July. Cheers! 🍻

Raise a glass to the Friends and celebrate the reopening of our library! 🥳 Our friends at Block 15 Brewing Co. are donating to the Friends of the Library during July. Cheers! 🍻

We have some happy news to announce! The Friends are accepting book donations again, starting right now! They may be pla...
06/30/2021

We have some happy news to announce! The Friends are accepting book donations again, starting right now! They may be placed in the same spot as previously, inside the parking garage door. If you have more than two shopping bags-worth, please call the library at 541-766-6485 to make arrangements with the library staff. And don't forget...all those books mean...book sales! 😀📘📚

We have some happy news to announce! The Friends are accepting book donations again, starting right now! They may be placed in the same spot as previously, inside the parking garage door. If you have more than two shopping bags-worth, please call the library at 541-766-6485 to make arrangements with the library staff. And don't forget...all those books mean...book sales! 😀📘📚

Join us for our final book review of the year!William Robbins of Corvallis will review Coyote America: A Natural and Sup...
06/07/2021

Join us for our final book review of the year!

William Robbins of Corvallis will review Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores as part of the Friends of the Library Random Review series of book reviews June 9, noon to 1 p.m. The event will take place online via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required: https://bit.ly/randomreviewregistration.

In Coyote America, New Mexico based Dan Flores delves into the natural and cultural history of the coyote, North America's clever and ubiquitous small wild canine. The coyote evolved on this continent and became a trickster figure in the lore and myths of Indigenous Americans. Through science, anthropology, history and his own reportage, Flores tells the tale of how the coyote, once mostly confined to the Great Plains and subjected to a century of government-funded extermination campaigns, has come to occupy rural and urban environments from coast to coast, from Alaska to Mexico.

William "Bill" Robbins retired from Oregon State University in 2002 as a Distinguished Professor of History after teaching at OSU since 1971. A Navy veteran and native of Connecticut, he is a graduate of Western Connecticut University, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in 1969. He taught history courses on the United States, American Indians, the American West, and the Pacific Northwest, and is the author of many books including several on Oregon history. In 1997 he published "The People's School: A History of Oregon State University" to commemorate OSU's sesquicentennial. His most recent book "A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder: The Andrews Experimental Forest," was published in September 2020 by the OSU Press as wildfires were raging through the Andrews and other Oregon watersheds.

Join us for our final book review of the year!

William Robbins of Corvallis will review Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores as part of the Friends of the Library Random Review series of book reviews June 9, noon to 1 p.m. The event will take place online via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required: https://bit.ly/randomreviewregistration.

In Coyote America, New Mexico based Dan Flores delves into the natural and cultural history of the coyote, North America's clever and ubiquitous small wild canine. The coyote evolved on this continent and became a trickster figure in the lore and myths of Indigenous Americans. Through science, anthropology, history and his own reportage, Flores tells the tale of how the coyote, once mostly confined to the Great Plains and subjected to a century of government-funded extermination campaigns, has come to occupy rural and urban environments from coast to coast, from Alaska to Mexico.

William "Bill" Robbins retired from Oregon State University in 2002 as a Distinguished Professor of History after teaching at OSU since 1971. A Navy veteran and native of Connecticut, he is a graduate of Western Connecticut University, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in 1969. He taught history courses on the United States, American Indians, the American West, and the Pacific Northwest, and is the author of many books including several on Oregon history. In 1997 he published "The People's School: A History of Oregon State University" to commemorate OSU's sesquicentennial. His most recent book "A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder: The Andrews Experimental Forest," was published in September 2020 by the OSU Press as wildfires were raging through the Andrews and other Oregon watersheds.

The public is welcome at the Friends of the Library annual meeting. There will be a presentation by Library Director Ash...
06/07/2021

The public is welcome at the Friends of the Library annual meeting. There will be a presentation by Library Director Ashlee Chavez, along with reports on Friends activities for 2020-2021. The agenda includes the election of officers and approval of revisions to the Board Policies.
We look forward to seeing you!

Please register for Friends of the Library - Annual Meeting 2021 on June 14, 2021 3:30 PM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/344888625735601935

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The public is welcome at the Friends of the Library annual meeting. There will be a presentation by Library Director Ashlee Chavez, along with reports on Friends activities for 2020-2021. The agenda includes the election of officers and approval of revisions to the Board Policies.
We look forward to seeing you!

Please register for Friends of the Library - Annual Meeting 2021 on June 14, 2021 3:30 PM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/344888625735601935

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This fundraiser will help to create more space at the library, which will be fabulous. Consider a gift to the Foundation...
05/31/2021
Enclose Our Patio

This fundraiser will help to create more space at the library, which will be fabulous. Consider a gift to the Foundation for this worthwhile effort. And don't forget to give the CBCPL Foundation a "like"!

After a thorough space study and extensive consultation and design from Woofter-Bolch Architects, our Library is poised to add much-needed square footage to this much-loved community resource. This…

It's almost time for the LAST Random Review of the season! 😭 Where has all the time gone?😢 We're so looking forward to i...
05/30/2021

It's almost time for the LAST Random Review of the season! 😭 Where has all the time gone?😢 We're so looking forward to it though, we have another great book to share with you! 🤩📖

Plus, we're already hard at working planning next season! 👷‍♀️🤸🕵️‍♀️ September is just around the corner. 📚📚

Get reminders and details on how to attend here: https://fb.me/e/7PbmctZW8

It's almost time for the LAST Random Review of the season! 😭 Where has all the time gone?😢 We're so looking forward to it though, we have another great book to share with you! 🤩📖

Plus, we're already hard at working planning next season! 👷‍♀️🤸🕵️‍♀️ September is just around the corner. 📚📚

Get reminders and details on how to attend here: https://fb.me/e/7PbmctZW8

Ah, the wisdom in our well-read masters (aka Corvallis-Benton County Public Library)! We're so grateful we don't have fi...
05/28/2021

Ah, the wisdom in our well-read masters (aka Corvallis-Benton County Public Library)! We're so grateful we don't have fines anymore and that they deliver!🚙🥰

Ah, the wisdom in our well-read masters (aka Corvallis-Benton County Public Library)! We're so grateful we don't have fines anymore and that they deliver!🚙🥰

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05/21/2021

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05/11/2021
Happy Monday!
05/10/2021

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Join the Random Review crew and reviewer Mishele Mennett as we welcome author Henry Alford to join us onscreen for this ...
05/08/2021

Join the Random Review crew and reviewer Mishele Mennett as we welcome author Henry Alford to join us onscreen for this upcoming book review!

"And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove" is part of the Friends of the Library’s Random Review series. The program will take place via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required at https://bit.ly/randomreviewregistration.

Mishele Mennett is a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor who has been dancing since age 6 when she fell in love with the magic of ballet dancers swirling across the stage. She studied at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and holds a master of fine arts in dance from Florida State University. She has performed and taught in Palm Beach, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and in the mid-Willamette Valley. She has taught, choreographed and performed with Pacific Tap Dance Company and at OSU, UO, Western Oregon as well as the Majestic Theater, and opened the first Pilates studio in Corvallis in 1992.

For more than two decades, Henry Alford has been an acclaimed “participatory journalist” and writer of humor and cultural topics for The New Yorker. He also has written several books and contributed to the New York Times and other publications. "And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove" is part memoir, part cultural history. Inspired by his own experiences as a middle-aged neophyte dancer, this witty book explores many forms of dance from ballet to hip-hop, touches on the careers and works of numerous dancers of many styles, and ponders the role of dancing in human culture and modern life.

Join the Random Review crew and reviewer Mishele Mennett as we welcome author Henry Alford to join us onscreen for this upcoming book review!

"And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove" is part of the Friends of the Library’s Random Review series. The program will take place via GoToWebinar. It is free but registration is required at https://bit.ly/randomreviewregistration.

Mishele Mennett is a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor who has been dancing since age 6 when she fell in love with the magic of ballet dancers swirling across the stage. She studied at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and holds a master of fine arts in dance from Florida State University. She has performed and taught in Palm Beach, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and in the mid-Willamette Valley. She has taught, choreographed and performed with Pacific Tap Dance Company and at OSU, UO, Western Oregon as well as the Majestic Theater, and opened the first Pilates studio in Corvallis in 1992.

For more than two decades, Henry Alford has been an acclaimed “participatory journalist” and writer of humor and cultural topics for The New Yorker. He also has written several books and contributed to the New York Times and other publications. "And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove" is part memoir, part cultural history. Inspired by his own experiences as a middle-aged neophyte dancer, this witty book explores many forms of dance from ballet to hip-hop, touches on the careers and works of numerous dancers of many styles, and ponders the role of dancing in human culture and modern life.

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645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR
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Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
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