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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: Sept. 3

Kids and teens are invited to learn finger spelling, greetings and quick ASL phrases in an introductory presentation of American Sign Language. See listing below. 123rf.com
In Focus: Basic American Sign Language presentation

Kids and teens are invited to learn finger spelling, greetings and quick ASL phrases in this introductory presentation of American Sign Language at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday (Sept. 4) of each month via Zoom. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions. Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and/or podcasts, and share what projects or crafts you’re working on. To register, see jcls.libcal.com. For further information, email at EErhardt@jcls.org.

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (Sept. 7) of each month, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-535-7090.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club

Discuss suggested books with this reader’s group from 2 to 3:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Sept. 7, will be “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. To register or further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-826-3313. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Ashland Seniors Activities

A variety of virtual activities and services are available to adults 50 and older Mondays through Fridays through the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for full listings.

Medford Teen Advisory Group

Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet virtually to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, make crafts, and make the decisions on programming and displays and more at

4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (Sept. 14), via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Medford Library Book Chat

Discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Sept. 14, will be “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-535-7090. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

‘Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement’

Performer and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq will present “Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, via Zoom. Learn about the cultural and historical significance of jazz music during the Civil Rights Movement. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Gold Hill Book Club

The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday, Sept. 17, the book to be discussed will be “Children of the Land” by Marcello Hernandez Castillo. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for kids ages 11 to 18 will meet at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Genealogy Week

The Rogue Valley Genealogy Society will hold its annual Genealogy Week, Saturday through Friday, Sept. 18-24, virtually through Zoom. A week of 14-free presentations geared toward newcomers and season genealogists alike are offered. Learn how to begin genealogy research, how to organize what you learn, which DNA test is best, how DNA is used in research and more. Registration is required. To register or for further information see rvgslibrary.org, email reception@rvgslibrary.org or call 541-512-2340. Once registered, a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the presentation.

Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience. The topic to be discussed on Wednesday, Sept. 15, will be inclusive leadership. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Teen Random Fandom

Teens are invited to meet virtually to take a deep dive into Marissa Meyer’s “Renegades” series at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Diverse Reads Book Club

This readers club for kids ages 12 to 18 will meet at 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, via Zoom to discuss stories that take us out of our own experiences and into the perspective of how others see the world. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the book to be discussed will be “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

K-Pop Dance

Kids and teens ages 12 to 18 can get their dance groove on and learn the choreography for “Love Equation” by the K-pop boy group Vixx at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Details will be emailed to you when you register.

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a live-stream concert as part of their ongoing “Front Row with Gypsy Soul” series at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. A pre-show will start at 5:45 p.m. showcasing Gypsy Soul’s music videos. The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour/hour-and-a-half-long show. The concert will be a special show in honor of Morykit’s birthday. The concert is available to be livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and on the Gypsy Soul website (gypsysoul.com). The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. Once at the duo’s website, you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert. Gypsy Soul is making plans to return to the stage in their new home state of Arizona in December of 2021, Swann said. The duo will continue livestream concerts until then.