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Books & More From Home

Read ebooks, download audiobooks and magazines, or watch streaming video all from the comfort of your home with your library card! Find ebooks and downloadable audiobooks in CloudLibrary and OverDrive, and downloadable magazines in OverDrive. Find out how to get started here: cbcpubliclibrary.net/collections/download. Find films, Great Courses, and more “thoughtful entertainment” for all ages on Kanopy. Find out more here: cbcpubliclibrary.net/kanopy-info Find watchable children’s books on BookFlix from Scholastic — in English and en español. Even more options are on our E-Resources page.

2021-02-16T11:52:45-07:000 Comments

Misinformation & News

Watch video of this class here Learn strategies for identifying misinformation online and in news media in this librarian-led workshop. You will learn how and why misinformation proliferates online, how to identify and find authoritative online information, how search engines work, how to search Google and other websites more effectively, how to find the source of viral content, and more. Links to handouts from this class: Slides | Resources | Logical Fallacies Chart Resources from July 10, 2022, Protecting Democracy Event: Slides | Resources

2022-07-08T10:57:05-07:000 Comments

Corvallis Community Center Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 17th  |  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Canceled  Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng "Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers [Read more]

2020-09-10T09:52:52-07:000 Comments

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults 2019

Saturday, February 9th | 7:00 p.m. | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave.) | Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Mark L.! Here is a list of the words that were used at Sip & Spell 2019. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents the 5th annual Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave.) in Corvallis. For the fifth year in a row, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be pulling all of the big words out of the dictionary for Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults (18 years and older). Come and show off your intellectual prowess or cheer on all of the brave contestants while enjoying a tasty beverage from Block 15 or Two Towns Ciderhouse and delicious food from Delicias Valley Cafe. A prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner. Contestants in the Bee may register on the day of the event at the Whiteside Theatre between 6:00-6:45 p.m. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. There is a $5.00 registration fee for contestants that may be paid by cash, check, or credit card during the registration period. Sip & Spell is free to watch and all ages are welcome in the audience. “Cheats” may also be purchased at the time of registration. See the CHEATS MENU below. The complete contest rules may be viewed here. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Oregon State University Libraries & Press, Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature, and Film, Block 15, Two Towns Ciderhouse, Delicias Valley Cafe, and Whiteside Theatre. All proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of the [Read more]

2019-11-08T21:17:52-07:000 Comments

Digital Life

Classes on topics such as computer privacy and security, hidden information online, misinformation and news, and more. Scheduled upcoming classes will be listed on this page as available. Resources from Digital Life Classes: Computer Privacy & Security: Slides | Resources | Video Hidden Info Online: Slides | Resources Misinformation & News: Slides | Resources | Video Personal Computer Security (presentation for OSURA): Resources

2022-07-02T11:04:47-07:000 Comments

September 2022 Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, September 6th | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room or Virtual* *Please email us to get the link to join the virtual meeting. Please note that you may choose to come to the meeting in person or virtually Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith "In this pen-and-ink graphic novel, in 1964, Bobby Bailey is recruited for a U.S. military experimental genetics program that was discovered in Nazi Germany 20 years prior. His only ally, Sergeant McFarland, intervenes to try to protect him, which sets off a chain of events that spin out of everyone's control. As the titular monsters multiply, becoming real and metaphorical, literal and ironic, the story reaches its emotional and moral reckoning. Windsor-Smith has been working on this passion project for more than 35 years, and Monsters is part intergenerational family drama, part espionage thriller, and part metaphysical journey. Trauma, fate, conscience, and redemption are just a few of the themes that intersect in the most ambitious (and intense) graphic novel of Windsor-Smith's career" --Provided by the publisher Copies of the book are available for check out from the 2nd floor reference desk of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library - just ask at the desk! Join us for our next book club meeting on September 6th at 6:00 pm in person or virtually - please email us to get the link to join the virtual meeting.

2022-08-03T09:34:28-07:000 Comments

Games Day

Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and over a thousand libraries around the world in celebrating International Games Week @ Your Library on Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play on a first-come, first-served basis. Examples of games that will be available to play include classic favorites such as Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers; new standards such as Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, and Pandemic; and various video games for consoles such as Xbox One. Attendees may drop in at any time during the event to try new games, play old favorites, or simply watch all of the fun. This event kicks off a monthly gaming meetup at the library for all ages that will take place January – March 2020 (no Games Day in December) on the 1st Saturday of every month (Jan. 4th, Feb. 1st, Mar. 7th) during which all ages are invited to play board games, card games, and video games in the library’s Main Meeting Room. International Games Week @ Your Library is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. For more information about International Games Week please visit http://games.ala.org/international-games-week/.

2020-03-20T22:33:05-07:000 Comments

Library Takeover (for Adults!)

The festivities begin after the library closes! Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games, video games, or try a new craft! Light refreshments will be provided. Free! No registration required. Enter the library through Monroe Ave doors, across from Central Park. No one under 18 years of age will be permitted.

2020-03-20T22:32:21-07:000 Comments

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults 2018

Saturday, January 27th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins) | Contestant Registration 5:45-6:45 PM | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) 4th Annual Sip & Spell: Spelling Bee for Adults Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents the 4th annual Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) in Corvallis. For the fourth year in a row, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be pulling all of the big words out of the dictionary for Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults (18 years and older). Come and show off your intellectual prowess or cheer on all of the brave contestants while enjoying a tasty beverage and delicious food from local vendors such as Block 15 and Delicias Valley Cafe. A prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner. Contestants in the Bee may register on the day of the event at the Whiteside Theatre between 5:45-6:45 PM. Registration is limited to the first 85 registrants. There is a $5.00 registration fee for contestants that may be paid by cash, check, or credit card during the registration period. Sip & Spell is free to watch and all ages are welcome in the audience. Beer and cider will be available to purchase from Block 15 and 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Food will be available for purchase from Delicias Valley Cafe. “Cheats” may also be purchased at the time of registration. See the CHEATS MENU below. The complete contest rules may be viewed here. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU Libraries, the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the Corvallis Gazette-Times, and Whiteside Theatre. All [Read more]

2018-10-02T19:57:25-07:000 Comments

Art Tours at the Library

By Request | Email askalibrarian@covallisoregon.gov | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's 1st Floor Lobby Why does the library have so many gargoyle statutes? Is there really a time capsule? These questions and more are answered by Library Foundation Board member, Freda Vars, as she leads library art tours at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Discover hidden gems and get a glimpse of the library’s rich history during this fascinating look into one of the many reasons our library space is such a treasure. Please meet in the 1st floor lobby! Email askalibrarian@covallisoregon.gov to schedule today! Very small to big groups welcome!

2016-12-22T15:59:31-07:000 Comments
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