Vintage Home Tours!
The Riddle City Library is thrilled to announce that our series of online vintage home tours is now available! Check out the video below to learn more about the history surrounding some local Riddle homes.
Vintage Homes Tour Number One
J. B. Riddle Home
221 S. Main, Riddle, OR
Vintage Homes Tour Number Two
2683 Shoestring Rd. Riddle, OR
This post will be updated periodically as more tours become available, so check back soon!
Presenting the Past!
The Dread Canyon of the Umpqua
Friday, November 4th at 7 pm
Presented by playwright Shannon Applegate, local historian and author, and Daniel Robertson, former director of Douglas County Museum, and performer on the UACT stage. A reader's theater presentation describes the difficulties of traveling The Applegate Trail (Southern Route) into Oregon. In 1846, a year of terrible weather, wagons were temporarily stuck in the dreaded canyon near today's Canyonville along Canyon Creek. The readings are taken from various letters, recollections, and journals written in the 19th Century.
Pioneer Stories told by Carole Nielson
Friday, November 18th, 7 pm
In an era when Chinese were despised, discriminated against, and labored for 60 to 75 cents a day in the American West, Gin Lin not only earned the respect of business and civic leaders in Southern Oregon, but found wealth beyond most men's wildest dreams.
After Indians killed her husband and the hired man, Mary Ann Harris kept her attackers at bay by shooting from various places in the cabin while her 11-year-old daughter kept the guns loaded... and more!
The Sunny Sky Boys - Joe Ross and Jerry Ashford
Friday, December 2nd at 7 pm
Banjo, guitar and vocals featuring old time blue grass, western swing and classic country music, followed by open mic for sharing local old timer tales and memories of the past.
Vintage Homes and Audio Tours
From the comfort of your car enjoy a tour of historic homes in the Riddle area. using your device, listen to our pre-recorded tour guide on YouTube any time during the week. Entertaining stories of original homeowners, and special facts about each home will pique your interest.
Summer Reading Program 2022!
We will be launching our children's and teen's 2022 summer reading program adventure on June 9th. Read beyond the beaten path at the Riddle City Library!
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Celebrate the Freedom to Read!
The 2021 Summer Reading Program!
Summer is just around the corner, and that means the summer reading program is coming to the Riddle City Library! We've got a summer full of all-ages fun planned, so don't forget to sign up! Below is a schedule of kids' and teens' programs, but adults will be happy to know they can “read a book and win a basket" by submitting a ticket for every book they read into a drawing for a chance to win one of two fun themed baskets. There is also a “mystery quilt" program for teens and adults who sew during all of June and July. The mystery quilt project will wrap up with a summer tea garden and quilt show!
Tails and Tales Program Schedule
June 17, all day – Kids, sign up and make your wearable button.
June 24th, 11:oo a.m. – Tails & Tales kick-off with small animal petting zoo, craft, a story for kids, & snacks, ages 4-12
July 1st, 11:00 a.m. – Obstacle course with water features and snacks. Ages 4-12
July 8th, 11:00 a.m. – Teen “Thing-a-ma-jig” party. We supply the schlock & adhesives. You bring the creativity. See what you can build! Scavenger hunt in town too!
July 15th, 11:00 a.m. – Native American animal stories with drumming, crafts and snacks for kids ages 4-12.
July 22nd, 11:00 a.m. – Teens Drama workshop with Mr. Follose in the pavilion. Mural painting with Dino kits take-n-make for kids.
July 29th, 11:00 a.m. – Kids’ rock painting event, reading awards and root beer floats. (sponsored by R.I.S.E.)