Driftwood Public Library will be hosting the 7th year of its “Coastal Encounters” series of lectures. These presentations share a focus on coastal living, and guest speakers cover a range of subjects from local history and activities both residents and visitors can enjoy on the coast.
The first presenters in the series will be Ann Jumel of Blue Heron Farm in Waldport and other local farmers who will speak about the challenges and pleasures of farming in Lincoln County and about their participation in local Farmer’s Markets. Their program begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 1st.
Bill Lackner will visit the library on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30pm to do a presentation on Crabbing on the Oregon coast. Bill will return with his annual presentation on clamming two weeks later on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. The clamming presentation will be followed by a trip with Bill to Siletz bay to track down purple varnish clams on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m.
On Tuesday, May 15th, Dave Newton, Director of the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, will visit the library to do a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on whales of the Oregon Coast.
Matt Love will finish out the series on Tuesday, May 29th when he visits to talk about his newest book Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel.
Please note that while all five programs at the library are free, those interested in taking part in Bill’s clamming field trip must purchase, prior to the trip, an “Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Shellfish Harvester’s License” for each member of the family who wishes to participate prior to the trip on May 23rd Those taking part in the should also wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops, please) and be prepared for rain with appropriate gear.
All lectures are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The Friends of Driftwood Public Library are sponsoring the Coastal Encounters series and hope to help make a connection between visitors, residents and the community at large by providing an educational and entertaining program to the community.
Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City Civic Center at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City (on the west side of the highway, adjacent to Price and Pride). Any questions regarding the series can be directed to the Circulation Supervisor, Ken Hobson, at 541 996-1242 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.