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Reopening Information! Read our COVID-19 Library Building Reopening: Phased Plan

Library Book Drops Reopen Monday, June 1!

Library Take-Out Starts Monday, June 8! (orders accepted beginning June 1)

The Library building remains temporarily closed to the public with limited in-person services resuming on Monday, June 8. The Library will continue to provide virtual services for our patrons. See our updated "Message from the Director" for additional details on this temporary closure and the Library's overall response to the coronavirus.

NEW! Lynda.com From LinkedIn Is Here!

A library of instructional videos that can help you learn

Cook Memorial Library is excited to offer our patrons access to Lynda.com from LinkedIn. This massive open online course website offers free online video tutorials from industry experts on technology, business practices, and creative techniques. Learning can happen anywhere with LinkedIn apps on your computer, mobile device, and TV, featuring enhanced navigation and faster streaming for anytime learning. You can learn at your own pace using courses that are relevant to your present level of ability.  Whether you are a novice needing to start from the ground up, or a professional looking to spruce up your knowledge base, there's an offering here for you! 

Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience. Course offerings include:

  • Business: Explore a wide range of business skills from project management & negotiation to leadership skills & online marketing strategy.
  • Design: Learn to design a logo, create eBooks, or just how to use a Pen tool. 
  • Developer: Learn how to code, create, and build web applications.
  • IT: Learn how to solve real-world practical computing issues and practice for certification exams.
  • Marketing: Learn how to develop, implement, and measure a winning marketing strategy.
  • Web: Learn how to design and create a website with Lynda's web design tutorials. 
  • ​And much more!

Lynda.com can be accessed online — from home or at the Library. ​To get started learning, click here.

• This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.

Same Day Library Take-Out Now Available

Get Books, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks!

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In order to make it easier for you, we've eliminated pick-up appointments!

Beginning Monday, June 15th, once your take-out order has been confirmed, you may pick-up any day you choose:

 

  • Monday-Friday 10:00am-Noon or 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • If these times don't work for you, let us know and we'll work something out

When you arrive, ring the doorbell, give us your last name, and we'll bring your order right out to you. In consideration of library employee's health & safety, please consider wearing a face mask because wearing is caring.

Note: once your order has been confirmed, you will have 5 business days to pick-up your order after which time the items will be checked-in and returned to the shelves; if you need additional time, just ask.

You may place your take-out orders online by placing holds on items in the Sage Catalog or by calling us at 541.962.1339. We'll do our best to fill your order! Items ordered from other libraries may take longer to arrive or may not be available at this time.

All items must be returned thru the book drop (oversized items excepted, ring doorbell during business hours to return those items) and will remain on your account for up to 4 days due to quarantine restrictions.

Complete details available here.

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Conversations About Racism

A Toolkit for Anti-Racism Allies of All Ages

We at the Library are saddened and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd and so many other black and brown people who have experienced similar racially-motivated injustices.

We acknowledge the trauma, anger, and frustration that yet another tragedy like this creates for all of us, in particular the Black community, and other communities of color, who are already experiencing a disproportionate impact from COVID-19.

As a public library, we work to bring people together, to explore ideas, to learn and grow, and, in the process, earning the trust of our patrons. Public libraries hold dear the First Amendment and the right to intellectual freedom. To those ends, we support the right to peacefully assemble, organize, and protest for change. Many of the changes in our country have taken place because brave people have stood tall against oppression.

Every American should be willing to stand against racism and oppression and give support to those individuals, organizations, and leaders who are working for change.

We cannot lose sight of the end goal – equality and justice for all. We must commit ourselves to addressing the injustice in our systems and institutions and to increasing our efforts at building equitable communities where everyone feels safe and is treated humanely regardless of their race.

To begin this difficult but necessary work, we must each educate ourselves. The Library has compiled three antiracism reading lists with titles from our collection for all ages. We will continue to add to these resources.

Antiracism – Adults
Antiracism – Teens
Antiracism -- Kids

Coursera for Workforce Recovery Initiative

Access 3,800 University-level Courses For Free!

Are you unemployed, underemployed, or just looking for free training and learning? The Library has joined the Coursera for Workforce Recovery Initiative to offer you access to over 3,800 university-level courses covering over 400 specializations for FREE and you receive a certificate upon completion!

What is Coursera? Coursera is the world's premier learning platform or MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). It brings online educational content from the best universities and industries delivered in an easy-to-use online platform. Coursera envisions a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world's best learning experience.

Why learn on Coursera? Learning on Coursera will help you:

  • Learn new skills to help excel in your current role.
  • Help prepare you for your next job.
  • Refresh your education & keep your competitive edge.
  • Become better informed on a variety of topics.
  • Enrollment is open thru September 30, 2020.
  • Learners have until December 30, 2020 to complete courses.
  • Course certificates awarded when completed.

To register as a learner, please complete this short application.