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CBPL Events, March 21

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., events for Thursday, March 21, 2024: Adult Crafternoon. Thursday, March 21 in the Myrtlewood Room. 11:00am – 1:00pm. Bring a craft project you are working on and enjoy a couple of hours of socializing while you work! If you don’t have a project, coloring pages will be available. ASL Practice Place, Thursday, March 21 on Zoom, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, March’s Topic: Spring. Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with American Sign Language instructor, Kandy Bergquist, will co-host ASL Practice Place every third Thursday of the month on Zoom! This program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s sign! Hope in Parkinson’s, Thursday, March 21 in the Myrtlewood Room, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Coos Bay Public Library has partnered with Libby Kennard of Parkinson’s Resources to co-host this event. Presenter, Jeff Kraakevik, MD at OHSU, will address new research and highlight current opportunities of developing disease slowing treatments. His research interests include gait and balance problems of Parkinson’s disease as well as research that explores the best teaching practices for medical education. Details & Registration: Pre-registration is required online at PRO.EVENTBRITE.COM or call Libby @ (541) 345-2988 or (800) 426-6806. Questions? Call 800-426-6806. Unlimited Book Club, Thursday, March 21 on Zoom, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The Unlimited Book Club is a joint venture of the Coos Bay Public Library and the North Bend Public Library, formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion through reading and thoughtful conversation. We meet every third Thursday of the month. This meeting will be an opportunity for members to meet and discuss our next title, selected by members, Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez. Suggestions for future readings will come from book club members.

ASL PRACTICE PLACE
Coos Bay Public Library has partnered with instructor, Kandy Bergquist, to offer ASL PRACTICE PLACE via Zoom (virtual meeting software). Bergquist teaches American Sign Language and Signed English at Southwestern Oregon Community College. She has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing as an interpreter, classroom aid, and Speech Pathologist. We meet every third Thursday of the month @ 12:00pm. Next event: Thursday, March 21. Program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s sign! This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their ASL conversational skills. Register for this event @ https://bit.ly/3m6j2WG

Living Well with PD
Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Libby Kennard of Parkinson’s Resources, will co-host Hope in Parkinson’s. The event will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Presenter, Jeff Kraakevik, MD at OHSU, will address new research and highlight current opportunities of developing disease slowing treatments. His research interests include gait and balance problems of Parkinson’s disease as well as research that explores the best teaching practices for medical education. Pre-registration is required online at PRO.EVENTBRITE.COM or call Libby (541) 345-2988 or (800) 426-6806. This program will be held in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay.

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