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Storytelling Guild holding its annual kids, teens book drive

Jackson County Library Services' Storytelling Guild is holding its annual book drive. New or gently used books for children and teens can be dropped off at any Jackson County library branch through Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The guild is in need of board books for babies and bilingual books.

All books collected are sorted for age-appropriateness and distributed to community agencies that serve children and youths. For information, call 541-774-6409.

The Havurah synagogue will present the film "Renewal" as part of its monthly film series about food and sustainability at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per film. For information, call 541-488-7716.

Pacific Bible College instructor Terry Pruett will give a talk called "A History of the King James Bible: Four Hundred Years and Going Strong" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Community Meeting Room of the Eagle Point Branch Library, 239 W. Main St.

Items from Pruett's collection of antique bibles, including two 17th-century King James Bibles, are on display at the library.

For information, call 541-826-3313.

The Jackson County Genealogy Society will teach the basics of researching a family tree at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the library, 95 Houston Road, Phoenix. Free. For information, call 541-512-2340.

Compiled from staff reports