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LIBRARY UPDATE – November 2014

A Tribute to James Garner (1928 - 2014)

Whether playing an amiable con man as charming as he was devious, a confident guy made hapless by love, or occasionally going against type in a more somber role, James Garner was an actor who always came through for us. He made a number of great films and portrayed two iconic television characters, but even when the material wasn’t top notch Garner always was. In November we celebrate this easy-going, extremely likeable star with three of his best movies. Each showing will be preceded by a short introduction discussing the actor and the film's production.

Nov 5 - Garner is Wyatt Earp and Jason Robards is Doc Holliday in this account of the events after the famous gunfight at the OK Corral. See the Reviews to learn more. (1967 / 100 min. / NR)

Nov 12 - Garner is aided by Suzanne Pleshette & Jack Elam in this comic western about a gambler who exploits the feud between two rival mining groups. Reviews. (1971 / 91 min. / NR)

Nov 19 - Julie Andrews and Robert Preston join Garner in this tale of a nearly destitute chanteuse who poses as a female impersonator and the shenanigans that ensue. Reviews. (1982 / 132 min. / PG)

Showtime at 2pm, Wednesdays in November at the Talent Library. Admission and refreshments are free.

Afterschool Storytime resumes Thursday, Nov 6

Starting Thurs, Nov 6 at 3:30pm Talent Library offers a thirty-minute Storytime for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (younger kids welcome if accompanied by parent).

The storytimes feature readings, rhymes & maybe a song or two. Program continues on Thursdays through the end of May (except when the Library is closed for holidays).

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Regular Activities


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training


10:30-11am   Preschool Storytime


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training
1-2pm  English - Spanish conversation
2pm  Free Movie with refreshments


3:30-4pm   Afterschool Storytime


8:30-9:30am   Strength Training


noon-3pm   Scrabble™

Friends of the Library

1:30pm usually 4th Friday

Talent Garden Club

10am   1st Saturday most months


(check for dates/times)
Jane Austen Society

1958 - 1975

Friend Zone

The Friends of Talent Library are volunteers dedicated to the support, assistance, and promotion of our local library.

The Talent Friends give extensive financial support to the Summer Reading and Storytime programs, provide volunteers to aid the library staff, maintain the glass display cases, sponsor free programs and Wednesday movies throughout the year, and fund acquisition of additional books, magazines, and DVDs for our Talent Library.

Our successful Capital Campaign raised a third of million dollars, increasing the patron and book space in the new Talent Branch Library by over 1400 square feet.

Current priorities are to maintain open hours at the Talent Library – and to support and expand the programs, activities, and collection available at the Talent Library.

Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Members Meeting was held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Talent Library, 6:30pm. This was in lieu of an April Board Meeting.

Date and time of Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held at the Talent Library on the fourth Friday of the month at 1:30 pm – unless otherwise posted here. Note: there will be no regular Board Meeting in June, July & December 2014. Our November meeting will be on the third Friday, Nov 21.

Our current Board list.

Our meetings are open to all. Bring your ideas and energy. We guarantee you a warm reception.

Friends of the Talent Library
PO Box 994 - Talent, OR 97540
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