Driftwood Public Library staff have been exploring ways to safely get books into the hands of community members while the library is closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. Beginning Wednesday, April 8, library staff will be distributing free bags of books at the curbside meal pick-up site at Taft High School. While supplies last, anybody can take a bag containing books for all ages. The library will have a station at the High School on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at Noon, until supplies run out! The program will continue as long as the library has books to supply it. This program is made possible by the generous participation of The Friends of Driftwood Library, who are contributing books from their book sale. In order to minimize risk, this is a grab bag offering: those taking bags will not be able to browse, but will simply take a bag containing a selection of random titles appropriate for a range of ages, from picture books to novels for adults.
Taft High School is located at 3780 SE Spy Glass Ridge Dr in south Lincoln City, just southeast of Lincoln City Cinema 6. Questions about the program can be directed to the library’s Outreach Coordinator, Star Khan, at 541-996-1255 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see www.lincolncity.org for current updates at this time.
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Lincoln City not only has amazing beaches but it is also home to many scenic trails and opens spaces. You can take a quick stroll through majestic trees or hike to the top of cliffs to see the sublimity below. What ever your desire is, Lincoln City is the place to experience the outdoors. Make sure to check out the City’s Website, www.lincolncity.org for maps of the various trails and open spaces. Get out and find the unexpected.
The next class is scheduled for Friday, Feb 14th at 4:30 in the Community Room at the Library.
Do you have questions about a book you want to write? Have you written a book and wonder about editing? Do you want to know more about how to publish and market your book once it’s complete?
Come join local international-bestselling author and professional editor, Christa Yelich-Koth, at Driftwood Public Library on Saturday, March 14th, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Christa will answer questions you may have about the writing, editing, marketing, and publishing worlds.
Christa’s most recent book is The Jade Castle, the first book in the Land of Iyah cycle. It was published last summer. Christa comes from a varied educational background, from Spanish Immersion primary school, to vocal music at an arts high school (where she learned classical music and opera), to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She’s always had a love for working with animals and found herself most interested in marine biology and entomology. She has published five novels to date, as well as a graphic novel and a comic book series. She has also worked as a professional editor for many years and has been fortunate to work with several bestselling writers, both in the US and Internationally.
Come with your questions and be ready to learn!
The City of Lincoln City Urban Renewal would like to invite residents and stakeholders to discuss the Roads End/Villages at Cascade Head Urban Renewal Draft Plan at a Public Forum on February 18th. The event will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and will begin with a presentation at 5:30 PM. The Public Forum will highlight the input received from the public, City staff, and the project Advisory Committee regarding the Urban Renewal Area Draft Plan and the potential projects to be pursued in the plan.
Urban renewal is a program authorized under state law and implemented locally that allows for the concentrated use of property tax revenues to upgrade certain designated areas of a city or county. It is not a new tax or an increase in taxes. These urban renewal areas are called “blighted” by state statute and typically contain sections of a city that are underdeveloped, have infrastructure needs and are not contributing fully to the local economy. They can have property which should be developed or redeveloped, or utilities and street and pedestrian systems in poor repair or in need of upgrading. For more information and to find out what has been accomplished using Urban Renewal funds, visit the City website, https://www.lincolncity.org/urbanrenewal.
In April 2019, Lincoln City City Council decided to move ahead with creating an Urban Renewal Plan for the Roads End/Villages area. Creating a Plan takes about a year and involves community input opportunities. A Public Forum was held on January 7th, 2020 to gather input on a list of possible projects to be completed if the Urban Renewal Area is adopted. An online survey was also made available for interested parties that were unable to attend the meeting to provide feedback. At this point, we would like to discuss priority projects to be completed over a 25-year time frame should the Urban Renewal Area by adopted by the Lincoln City City Council.
For more information, contact Jodi Mescher, Economic Development Coordinator at 541-996-5363 or at email@example.com.
The City of Lincoln City Public Arts Committee would like to invite the residents, artists and interested parties of Lincoln City to a Public Forum on February 28, 2020 from 5-7pm at City Hall (801 SW HWY 101). This forum will showcase the five finalists for the Public Arts Committee’s Call for Artists. These five finalists will each give a presentation on past work and share their visions for a large scale art installation to be built as part of the renovation of the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s plaza.
As part of the Public Art Master Plan approved by City Council, the Public Arts Committee was given the task of recommending an artist to build a large scale art installation in Lincoln City. The Committee issued an RFQ Call For Artists and received multiple proposals. They narrowed the list to five finalists, Pete Beeman, Hilary Pfiefer, Heidi Erickson, Bill and Karma Simmons, and Adrienne Peck from Rohleder Borges. These five talented artists will each have an opportunity to share photos of previous art installations and talk about their vision for this project. They will then be available to answer questions from the public. Comment cards will be available for the public to fill out and light refreshments will be provided.
The Public Arts Committee hopes many people come to this forum as this installation will be a permanent addition to Lincoln City and wants as much input from the public as possible to aid in their recommendation. After the forum and interviews, the Committee will narrow the list to one recommendation which they will present to City Council for approval.
For more information, contact Liz Francis, Executive Assistant to the Director at 541-996-1272 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.