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.
Click here to see a schedule of upcoming classes | Watch video of the June 2022 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
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]
Upcoming Events Resources from Past Digital Life Classes: Computer Privacy: Slides | Resources | Video Misinformation & News: Slides | Resources | Video Password Management: Resources Personal Computer Security (presentation for OSURA): Resources
Tuesday, October 3 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | 2nd Floor Board Room or Virtual Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings "Cartoonist Zoe Thorogood records 6 months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. It's Lonely At the Centre of the Earth is an intimate and metanarrative look into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival. From the author 'This book includes personal discussion and depiction of suicide and self harm. While I hope this book may serve as a comfort to some, its content may be triggering.'" -- From 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 in person or virtually - please email us to get the link to join the virtual meeting.
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/.
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.
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]
By Request | Email firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 email@example.com to schedule today! Very small to big groups welcome!