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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: June 11

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In Focus: Cryptocurrency presentation

White City Library Associate Daniel Barber, hobbyist investor of more than four years, will give a presentation, “A Brief Overview of Cryptocurrency,” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, via Zoom. Learn about how cryptocurrency works, a bit of history, what to look for and what to avoid. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

End-of-life choices presentation

Local retired RN and hospice volunteer Jan Rowe will discuss end-of-life choices at noon Friday, June 11, via Zoom. End of Life Choices of Oregon is an organization comprising doctors and regional volunteers who are trained to provide skilled professional guidance with the Death With Dignity Act and other end-of-life options. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Celebrate Loving Day

Join Rob Schläpfer and the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism to learn how we create a common culture of fairness, understanding and humanity throughout Southern Oregon, and see a preview of the FAIR Race & the American Story curriculum, featuring FAIR advisors Daryl Davis, Ian Rowe and Melissa Chen, at noon Saturday, June 12, during a free online event. To register and for further information, see fairforall.org/loving-day.

Tea Time Tuesday

Pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 18, can join in an online book discussion with tea and dessert provided at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month through August. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, June 15, will be “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card. Pre-register for the discussion, then pick up the book (yours to keep), tea, and dessert two weeks before each online event. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience. The author to be discussed on Tuesday, June 15, will be Brené Brown. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Library2Go Presentation

Learn about available digital resources, and how to check out library books and transfer them to your phone, tablet or e-reader at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, via Zoom. The presentation will include information about how to search for, check out, and download titles from the Library2Go website. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Civics presentation

Shawn Patterson, Southern Oregon University assistant professor of political science, will present “Let’s Get Civic-al! Civics 101,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, via Zoom. Civic education empowers us to be well-informed, active citizens, and gives us the opportunity to change the world around us. Refresh your political literacy skills as you learn about our democracy and constitution. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Mighty Medford Improvers

The local comedy improvisational group will host a free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays (June 17), via Zoom. All levels of experience are welcome. Sessions are facilitated by Thomas Hartmann, who trained with Second City Chicago. For more information and to attend, email forinfoman44@gmail.com.

Gold Hill Book Club

The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday, June 18, the book to be discussed will be “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Jeff Pevar Trio

Guitarist and singer Jeff Pevar, along with bassist Matt Spencer and percussionist Christo Pellani, perform covers of Jimi Hendrix and other esteemed musical influences during a series of archived streaming concerts, offered online at newbohemialive.com.

Anima Mundi Productions: ‘Heart of Humanity’ concert series

Anima Mundi Productions, an Ashland-based performing arts nonprofit dedicated to producing and presenting new musical works that address urgent societal challenges, will present a free series of four concert-length videos, launching one per month through August. The series, called “A Time For Life: A Spring Video Festival,” includes renowned performers such as Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez, Portland-based professional choir Cappella Romana and the elite LA-based HEX Vocal Ensemble, performing both new and classical works on environmental themes, as well as the world premiere of a new oratorio about Oregonians’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each video will be released with a special ticketed launch event, and will remain online through the end of August. For further information and tickets, see humanitytickets.com.

Ashland seniors activities

A variety of virtual activities and services are available to adults 50 and older Mondays through Fridays through the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for full listings.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Three text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk Through Jacksonville History,” “Beekman Bank Nuggets,” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added weekly. For further information, call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for tweens will meet at 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, via Zoom. On Saturday, June 19, the book to be discussed will be “Girl Mans Up” by M-E Girard. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. On Tuesday, June 22, the book to be discussed will be “Let them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality” by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Poetry Reading

Five local poets — Dan Kaufman, Marisa Peterson, Kathy Pyle, Vincent Wixon and Patty Wixon — will read their works and discuss their writing process and their experiences finding and building community at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Consider This: community panel discussion

Join in a discussion on becoming involved in your community from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, via Zoom. Realizing local needs, the panelists of this program have taken their passions and developed innovative initiatives to support our communities and encourage leadership. Panelists include Community 101 Coordinator Katie Dearing; Adam Danforth, collaborating director at Rogue Food Unites; Seth Kaplan, executive director of A Greater Applegate, and Jayden Becker with Housing Justice Alliance. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. A limited supply of free local food or drink gift cards are available for this program. Registered participants will receive an email with more details closer to the program date.

Teen Trivia

Teens can join in a live game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month (June 26). Log into the Zoom meeting to see the questions and respond on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which we will be provided during the Zoom meeting. This quiz will contain 70 questions on a variety of subjects, and the winner will get to choose a free book. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Author Talk: Nancy Lane

Local author Nancy Lane will discuss her short story collection, “Pretty Chrysanthemums and Other Stories,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, via Zoom. To register or further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday (July 3) of each month via Zoom. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions. Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and/or podcasts, and share what projects or crafts you’re working on. To register, see jcls.libcal.com. For further information, email at EErhardt@jcls.org.

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (July 6) of each month, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-535-7090.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club

Discuss suggested books with this reader’s group at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, July 6, will be “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Library2Go Presentation

Learn about available digital resources, and how to check out library books and transfer them to your phone, tablet or e-reader at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, via Zoom. The presentation will include information about how to search for, check out and download titles from the Library2Go website. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Medford Teen Advisory Group

Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet virtually to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, make crafts, and make the decisions on programming and displays and more at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (July 13), via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Medford Library Book Chat

Discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, July 13, will be “I was Anastasia ,” by Ariel Lawhon. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-535-7090. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Gold Hill Book Club

The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday, July 16, the book to be discussed will be “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin” by Lindsey Hilsum and the movie version, “A Private War,” directed by Matthew Heineman. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for tweens will meet at 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, via Zoom. On Saturday, July 17, the book to be discussed will be “Amal Unbound” by Aisha Saeed. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Tea Time Tuesday

Pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 18, can join in an online book discussion with tea and dessert provided at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month through August. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, July 20, will be “I Am Malala,”by Malala Yousafzai. Pre-register for the discussion, then pick up the book (yours to keep), tea, and dessert two weeks before each online event. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience. The author to be discussed on Tuesday, July 20, will be Carol Dweck. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. On Tuesday, July 27, the book to be discussed will be “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club

Discuss suggested books with this reader’s group at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Aug. 3, will be “The Elegance of the Hedgehog ” by Muriel Barbery. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Medford Library Book Chat

Discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Aug. 10, will be “Counting by 7’s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-535-7090. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Library2Go Presentation

Learn about available digital resources, and how to check out library books and transfer them to your phone, tablet or e-reader at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, via Zoom. The presentation will include information about how to search for, check out and download titles from the Library2Go website. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Tea Time Tuesday

Pre-teens and teens, ages 12 to 18, can join in an online book discussion with tea and dessert provided at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month through August. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Aug. 17, will be “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,”by Laini Taylor. Pre-register for the discussion, then pick up the book (yours to keep), tea, and dessert two weeks before each online event. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience. The author to be discussed on Tuesday, Aug. 17, will be Gay Hendricks. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Gold Hill Book Club

The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday, Aug. 20, the book to be discussed will be “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for tweens will meet at 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, via Zoom. On Saturday, Aug. 21, the book to be discussed will be “Song for a Whale” by Lynne Kelly. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the book to be discussed will be “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life” by Anu Partanen. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.