Library Hours Cut on Sundays

EUGENE, Ore. — This Sunday is the first Sunday of the new fiscal year in Eugene and some library goers looking to grab a book Sunday morning were met with locked doors. Instead of opening at 10:00 on Sundays, the downtown library won’t open until 1:00 p.m. on Sundays because the city is trying to … Continue reading »

Eugene Downtown Library Hours Reduced

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting next month, expect to see the impacts of the Eugene budget cuts at the downtown library. In order to save cash, the city trimmed the library’s Sunday hours. Starting on July 6, the library will only be open from 1-6 p.m. It had previously opened at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The … Continue reading »

Library to Host Handmade Books Workshops

EUGENE, Ore. — You can find more than books at the Eugene Public Library. It’s an experience with authors, artists and weekly workshop.┬áThis week, the library is hosting a workshop where you can make your own book. Connie Bennett, the Eugene Library Services Director, explains more about the handmade books workshop for adults. Here are … Continue reading »

Black History Month Lecture at Library

EUGENE, Ore. — February is Black History Month and on Sunday, a professor from Portland State University hosted a lecture in Eugene about the topic. The seminar, “Why Aren’t There More Black People In Oregon?” takes a look at black history in Oregon, from exclusion and discrimination to ways the black culture has helped many … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Branches Could Close

EUGENE, Ore. — Both branches of Eugene’s public library could be shut down because of the city’s budget shortfall. Members of Eugene’s budget committee have proposed six options to save money. Five would shut down the Sheldon and Bethel branches. It’s a move that would save about $651,000 in the next fiscal year, which starts … Continue reading »

Organizations Tour Disability Services

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizations from around the globe are traveling to Eugene to see how the city makes its areas accessible for people with disabilities. Organizers say Eugene is a perfect host because it has so many services available for those with disabilities. They’ll be looking at computers designed for the visually impaired at the … Continue reading »

Library Hosts Youth Talent Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids of all ages have the chance to show off their talents this week at the Eugene’s Got Talent Youth Show. Children 7 to 17 years old can compete in the show. This Wednesday there will be signups at the library in downtown Eugene beginning at 3:30 p.m. The auditions start at … Continue reading »

Book Sale Features 80,000 Titles

EUGENE, Ore. — Book lovers flocked to the Lane Events Center over the weekend to get their hands on thousands of affordable used books. Friends of the Library, an organization devoted to supporting literacy programs, held its 35th annual book sale to benefit the Eugene Public Library. The Lane Events Center Performance Hall was filled … Continue reading »

Local Groups Offer Tax Assistance

EUGENE, Ore. — April 15 is just more than two weeks away, which means you don’t have a whole lot of time to get your taxes filed. The AARP offers tax assistance sites around Lane County, including one at the Campbell Senior Center. With just two weeks left, aides are really pushing folks to get … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Celebrates 10 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a happening spot in Eugene. Thousands visit it every year for reading, educational opportunities and cultural experiences. The Eugene Public Library is celebrating 10 years Friday night. Library Director Connie Bennett joined us live in the studio on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the library’s birthday bash.

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