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One World, Many Voices

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One World, Many Voices – Monday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m.
A panel of students from Marshfield High School’s International Exchange program will share information about their home countries as well as the exchange experience. This year there are students from Germany, Italy, South Korea, China, Denmark and Brazil. This will be an opportunity to welcome these young people to our community and learn a little about theirs.

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

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WOMEN IN OREGON HISTORY

A video series at Coos Bay Public Library March 10th – 12th. Tuesday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Two 1/2hour long documentaries about prominent women in Oregon’s history will be screened each evening. These programs celebrate the contributions women have made to our great state

Tuesday, March 10th
Lola G. Baldwin – On April 1, 1908, Lola G. Baldwin was sworn in as Portland’s — and the nation’s first policewoman.
Beatrice Morrow Cannady – Beatrice Morrow Cannady was a leading African-American civil rights activist in Oregon during the early part of the 20th century.

Wednesday, March 11th
Abigail Scott Duniway – Duniway was a true pioneer, known for her tireless efforts for women’s suffrage and women’s rights and as one of few female newspaper editors and publishers of her time.
The Suffragists – For decades, Oregon women worked to get the vote with no success. Then, just after the turn of the 20th century, a younger generation of women burst onto the scene challenging traditional society by taking on male roles and demanding change.

Thursday, March 12th
Good Work, Sister!: Women Shipyard Workers of WWII – Stories of women who went to work in the shipyards of Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, between 1942-45.
Women, War, & Work: Shaping Space for Productivity in the Shipyards During WWII
Located between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, the new city of Vanport, OR (population 40,000) was built during WWII to house shipyard workers, many of whom were women.

FREE ELECTRONIC BOOKS!

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Coos Bay Public Library is offering a free monthly workshop! Drop in any time prior to last fifteen minutes & get assistance downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your device or portable computer. Everyone’s welcome!

You will need:

  • Valid library card.
  • Device or computer with wireless access to the internet (you can use the library’s network).  Note: If you are using any type of Kindle device, you will need an Amazon account.
  • Valid email address.

Come in for help getting started or troubleshooting specific issues! There will be no lecture or class but a staff person will be available to help you practice using this resource.

 Monday, March 9

 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Cedar Room)

FREE DMV PERMIT PRACTICE TESTS

Our new drive education program includes: 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test, 2 online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. Click here to practice!728-90-green