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There is a new addition to the library!  If you have stopped by recently, you may notice there is in a new addition to the Reference Desk. Coos Bay Public Library is proud to announce that a generous patron donated a 3D printer to our library.  This amazing device heats plastic to an extremely high temperature and then shape the melted plastic into different and useful shapes. Patrons can use this machine to make simple durable plastic items. If you are intrested in 3D printing, please visit our Reference Desk for more information.






Monday, October 24th - Finders Keepers

Join friends and neighbors for an evening of discovery. This series will focus on a variety of topics, driven by the interests of the attendees. Documentaries will be screened or when possible, a speaker will present. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:40.


Write your novel at the library!


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Kick-Off Party!

Tuesday, October 25th, 6-8 p.m.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. Come to the library's kick-off party to learn more about NaNoWriMo, find out about resources to help you on your quest, and brainstorm your novel ideas with fellow writers.


Drop-in Computer Lab


Wednesday, October 26th, 10:00am-12:30pm

Coos Bay Public Library - Cedar Room  (Repeats Monthly)


This drop-in lab is intended for those who own a computer or mobile device, and have questions about how to use it. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop or device, but a couple laptops will also be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 541-269-1101 for more information.


Free Class - Searching the Web with Google



Friday, October 28, 9:30-11:00am



  • How to use Google to find information
  • Techniques to improve your search results
  • Tips for evaluating search results

Attendees should be comfortable using a computer mouse and the Internet. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 541-269-1101 or visit the reference desk for more info or to sign up.




Saturdays - 10:30am-12:00pm

  • October 29th

  • November 19th


Come to the library and speak Spanish in an informal group setting.

¡Vamos a hablar! Click here for more info and dates.



Armchair Adventures!


Fall '16/Winter '17     All Films Start at 2pm

Join friends and neighbors for an ‘Armchair Video Adventure’ on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the library’s Myrtlewood Room. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free program sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library with refreshments provided by ‘The Cookie Ladies.’

Tuesday, November 8th
The Hajj   (Sacred Journeys)

Tuesday, December 13th
Lighthouses  (World’s Most Beautiful Places)