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  • A parrot expert will talk about household hazards for pet birds at the Sunday, Jan. 6, meeting of the Northwest Bird Club.
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  • A parrot expert will talk about household hazards for pet birds at the Sunday, Jan. 6, meeting of the Northwest Bird Club.
    The meeting is at 12:30 p.m. in the recreation room of Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford.
    The speaker, Joanie Doss, is an internationally known expert on parrots who has written four books, numerous magazine articles and spoken on TV, radio and at conferences. Topics will include heated Teflon, ant spray and burning candles that can sicken and kill birds.
    For information on the bird club and its monthly meetings, see www.northwestbirdclub.org or call 541-535-1416.
    The Central Point library, 116 S. Third St., will present "Great Movies You Have Always Meant to See," starting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during January. The schedule is:
    Jan. 9 — "On the Waterfront (1954): An ex-prize fighter-turned-longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
    Jan. 16 — "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962): Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
    Jan. 23 — "The Great Gatsby" (1974): Nick Carraway finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.
    Jan. 30 — "Dreams" (1990): A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
    Movies will be preceded by a classic cartoon or short film. Free popcorn and admission provided by the Central Point Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the Central Point library at 541-664-3228 or visit www.jcls.org.
    Activities for teens will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on three Saturdays in January. All activities are held in the Medford Teen Library of the Medford library, 205 South Central Ave. Activities are:
    Jan. 5: Button bracelets, duct tape crafts and journals.
    Jan. 19: Chess Club and board games. All ages welcome.
    Jan. 26: Wii activity. Play Mario Kart or other Wii games.
    Activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library. Contact the Medford Teen Library at 541-774-6413 for more information or visit www.jcls.org.
    The Ashland library Children's Department will hold First Sunday Legos from 12:30, to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month, beginning Jan. 6, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ages 5 and older are invited to attend.
    Each month volunteer Helga Motley will teach children a different building skill. January's project is to create castles. Children are encouraged to play with the provided blocks and then leave them to be used again next month.
    The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Call the Ashland Children's Department at 541-774-6995 for more information or visit www.jcls.org.
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