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Thursday, May 16, Lebanon Samaritan Health Attend Hospital Chaplain Wes Sedlacek spoke at the Brownsville Community Library about the Advanced Directive Form and learn how to complete it. The Advanced Directive spells out your wishes when you are unable to communicate due to accident or serious illness. In other words, an Advance Care Directive is a set of instructions that express what type of life sustaining medical care you would want if you were in a close to death medical condition and become incapable of letting others know. 

Father Wes also spoke about the difference between an Advanced Directive and a Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). A POLST is another document used to specify a person’s wishes during a medical crisis.  This free workshop helped many explore health care decisions and had an opportunity to complete an Advance Directive. 

Friday, May 17 Mid-Valley STEM CTE Hub came to the Library with a Solar Bugs activity. Ms. Kelsie taught us a bit about how solar energy works. Then we all were able to make a bug that runs on solar energy. There were many colorful bugs skittering across the tables. If you would like to attend more programs like these, stop by the Library and let us know!

Library Schedule June 2024

Wednesdays from 1 – 3     Stitchery Group

Fridays from 11 – Noon:  Songs, Rhymes & More: Story Time with Craft

3rd Wednesday 7 – 8 PM: Page Turners Library Book Club

June 21 @ 11 – Noon: Guest Author/Storyteller L. Michelle Moreland

June 22 @ 1:30 PM:  Summer Reading Program Kick-off Performer Magician Jay Frasier at Pioneer Picnic Main Stage

June 25 – 29: Library Closed for Maintenance

TheMain Street markup Friends of the Brownsville Community Library are pleased to release Limited Edition prints of vintage Brownsville scenes. These two scenes depict everyday life in Brownsville Oregon in 1979. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist Madrone. These pictures were commissioned by the Friends of the Library in honor of the opening of our new building at the time. The Friends have framed 5 each of Main Street and Spalding Avenue. These will be available to purchase at the Brownsville Community Library. Framed prints are $100. Print only is $25. The Friends will accept cash or check only. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Brownsville Community Library. Each year we have an annual book sale that fills our Kirk Room! This year’s Annual Sale is scheduled for November 30 – December 9 during normal Library hours. There are books from all walks of life. Books are available for adults, juniors and children; non-fiction (true) and fiction (made up). Many of these books are donated by our community. A few are books that have had to be pulled from the Library collection. Paperbacks $0.50 Everything else $1.

For more information, please contact Brownsville Community Librarian Sherri Lemhouse at 541-466-5454 or email her at


And don't forget the Library Calendar: Storytimes, Book Discussions, Computer Classes, and more!