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Library Calendar of Events

View all of the events occurring in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system.
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Looking for events for ages 12 -18? See also our teen events.

Kids events in Alsea, Monroe and Philomath

Corvallis Library Events for Kids

Be-Tween

Tweens in 4th-6th grade, come hang out at special events just for you! Play games, watch movies, do art projects, and eat snacks with other tweens. FREE! All materials provided. Bring a friend and hang with us. For more information, call 541-766-6794. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Children’s Music Concerts

Through partnerships with Corvallis~OSU Piano International, Majestic Chamber Music, the Friends of the Library, and other music programs in the community, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library offers periodic music performances and special events for children and families.

¡los CUENTOS! (bilingual English/Spanish storytime)

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¡los CUENTOS! English/Spanish Storytime takes place on the second Saturday of every month at 10am in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Come and enjoy a fun bilingual English/Spanish program! Children of all ages are welcome. Meets in the Youth Activity Room. Call 766-6794 for further information.

Venga y disfrute de la fiesta de su biblioteca! Un programa bilingüe cada més en la biblioteca. ¡Gratis! Escucha cuentos y cante canciones. La sala de reunión.

Día (Diversity In Action) Annual Celebration

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Día has been observed annually on April 30th since 1997. It is a day created by librarians and educators as a celebration of childhood and bilingual literacy. It emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. The celebration is cross-cultural and intergenerational.

Family Movie Series

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Family movies are periodically shown at the library. Free admission. Bring your own snacks!

Family Music Program

A family-participation music and movement program led by experienced music instructors of young children. Come prepared to move and join the fun! This program is offered every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 am in the Youth Activity Room.

Lego Club: Build with the Beavs!

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Come build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon State athletes! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. Legos provided. Feel free to bring your own, too. Grades K-5. Drop in. For more information, contact Youth Services 541-766-6794.

Makers Club

The Makers Club meets in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library for all ages. Hi-tech and lo-tech fun for the whole family! For more information, please call 541-766-6794.

Minecraft Mondays

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Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players.

OBOB Club

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Review all sixteen Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) books in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare for OBOB battles. Meets monthly from September – January. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. Looking for more information about Oregon Battle of the Books? Visit the official OBOB website.

 

READ Dogs

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Join us in August for the Dog Days of Summer! The Reading Education Assistance Dog program (R.E.A.D.) provides beginning readers an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a non-threatening environment. The dogs and their handlers will work with individual children on a one-on-one basis for approximately 15-20 minutes during a session. There is no charge for this program.

Read with the Beavs

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Read With the Beavs is taking a break over the summer. See you in the Fall! Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own book or use one from the library.

Saturday Stories

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A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers. Come join the fun! Every 1st Saturday of the month at 10 am in the Brookes Reading Room.

Science Saturday/Mother Goose Asks Why?

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Science Saturday/Mother Goose Asks Why? programs are special science-themed storytimes followed by hands-on activities that encourage exploration of science, literature, and math. This program is designed for preschool-aged children and their families.

Storytime

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Storytimes are approximately one-half hour long and are filled with stories, songs and fingerplays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers and their caregivers. The goal of storytime is to promote the joy of shared reading, the benefits of early literacy, and the importance of the caregiver-child connection.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Celebration

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An annual celebration of the special stuffed animals in our lives! Special events include a stuffed animal-themed storytime, toy-themed movies, and a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Children are invited to drop off one of their stuffed animals for a “stuffed animals only” overnight adventure at the library. A slideshow of their “stuffie’s” adventures will be shown the following morning.

Summer Reading Program

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The annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, encourages children to read, create, and celebrate at the library during the summer months by offering materials, programs, and fun.

Tween Leadership Group

The Tween Leadership Group gives input to staff about library spaces, events, and materials for tweens. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Winter Break Reading Challenge

(December-January Only) Read and complete other activities to be eligible to win fabulous prizes every winter. Challenge yourself to try something new or just read as much as you can – the choice is yours!

Upcoming Events

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

Thursday, October 18th | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Brookes Reading Room Bring your favorite book to read to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to

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Weekly Youth Games Day

Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games at the library on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6pm.

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Family Music Fun

Saturday, October 20 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by experienced music instructors. Come prepared to move and join in

Tween Code Club

Monday, October 22 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4th-6th grade will explore coding with music! Learn to code while playing music notes, make a music video, and program

Makers Club

Tuesday, October 23 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D

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Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters The Youth Services Librarians publish a quarterly newsletter on early literacy topics for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to six years-old. Each issue contains recommended books, literacy tips, music

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Be-Tween

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Corvallis Library Join us for a spooky night in the library after-hours. Activities include: creepy crafts, games in the dark, henna, a movie, and

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Preschool Science Saturday

Saturday, October 27th | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Motion: How Things Move! Join us for a special motion-themed storytime, followed by hands-on science and math activities designed for preschool age

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CBCPL BookBox

Delivery of Materials to Local Public Schools  CBCPL BookBox is an outreach service connecting the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s materials with local public schools. Participating classrooms receive a regular delivery of thirty

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Saturday Stories

First Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Brookes Reading Room A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers! Come join in the fun! Stories, songs,

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Tween Leadership Group

Monday, November 5 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room | Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. Enrollment is

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Minecraft Mondays

Monday, November 5 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Play Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, or iPads with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players. For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794. 2018-2019

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, November 7 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Oregon State Student-Athletes Alexa McClung, Colette Yamaoka, Isis Lowery (Gymnastics) and Kory Cheshire (Volleyball) join us for Lego Club! Come build with

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OBOB Club

Wednesday, November 14 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Review the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare

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CBCPL Connections

Connecting the Public Library with Local Schools Welcome back to school, educators! The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library provides services and programs to local schools, including deliveries of materials to your school every

Now Available: STEAM Kits

STEAM Kits are designed to enhance and promote learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each kit contains tools, toys, books, and activities related to one of the topics listed below.

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Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are now in the library's collection! Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets designed for children that circulate for three weeks. The Library has Launchpads geared for either 3-5 year-olds or 5-7 year-olds. Each Launchpad is

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CBCPL Values Statement

  The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system affirms that we will be an inspiring and vital part of the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds in our Benton County communities. As we experience

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Games Day

Saturday, November 10th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play

Social Security Explained

Monday, Oct. 22nd | 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join special guest speaker Robert Jackman of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) for this free seminar, Social Security

Tween Code Club

Monday, October 22 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4th-6th grade will explore coding with music! Learn to code while playing music notes, make a music video, and program

Makers Club

Tuesday, October 23 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D

Introducing Lynda.com

We're excited to announce that we now provide free access to Lynda.com with your library card number and 4-digit PIN. Lynda.com is an online learning site with a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses.

How Big is Infinity?

Thursday, Nov. 1st | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Did you know that infinity comes in different sizes? Oregon State University math fanatic Sarah Hagen will discuss a

Sean Gaskell: West African Kora

Sunday, Nov. 4th | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He

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November 2018 Graphic Novel Club

November 6th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing Shirley Jackson's The Lottery: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” continues to thrill and

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Craft Night

Tuesday, Nov. 13th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of

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November Book Club Selection

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she

Digital Life: Misinformation & Online News

Wednesday, Nov. 14th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Learn strategies for identifying misinformation and disinformation in news media during this interactive workshop. During the last half hour of

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Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, Jan. 25th | 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | The festivities begin after the library closes! Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games, video

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, Feb. 9th | 7:00 p.m. | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) | 5th Annual Sip & Spell: Spelling Bee for Adults Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents the 5th annual Sip

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Book Bike Stop at Wednesday Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, June - September | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Corvallis Farmers' Market | The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Bike will make a weekly stop at the Wednesday Corvallis Farmers’

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Classroom Cards

New! Classroom Cards for Instructional Use Classroom Cards With the Classroom Card, teachers can check out materials for their classroom without any overdue fines. Classroom Cards: are for borrowing materials to

  • Board Games collection

Board games now available for checkout

Board games now available for checkout! The newest addition to our Library of Things collection. You can now check out a board game to bring home and try out. Bring it back

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