Adult Services

The Stayton Public Library offers a wide-variety of services for adults. Below you will find information on our monthly book club, book recommendations, and more!
  • Our Library book club meets monthly on the last Wednesday to discuss a book. Check out our upcoming titles and feel free to drop in and join us:


    The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

    Wednesday, May 29, 4:00 p.m.

    In a tiny village in Italy, the self-appointed mayor (and vacuum cleaner repairman) Signor Speranza will do anything he can to save his beloved town. When he learns that the water is going to be cut off in sixty days unless he can come up with some quick cash, he tries to boost tourism by spreading a harmless rumor that major movie star Dante Rinaldi is planning to film a movie in the village. The plan works a little too well, and soon everyone wants to be a part of the fictional movie. Village butcher Signor Maestro will even invest in the film - if Signor Speranza can find roles for each of his fifteen enormous sons. Speranza soon realizes that the only way to keep the momentum going is to actually make the movie, assuring the villagers that Dante is on his way. Luckily, his hapless assistant Smilzo happens to have written a screenplay - not so secretly based on his undying love for the film's leading lady. As the entire town becomes involved in the movie - even the village priest invests! - Signor Speranza starts to think he might be able to pull this off...until word reaches Dante Rinaldi's ears

    Violeta by Isabel Allende

    Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 p.m.

    Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. As the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known, Violeta's family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life will be shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.

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  • We have more than books!

    The Stayton Public Library also offers games, coloring books, book club kits, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) kits, and Citizen Science Kits. Visit our Library of Things page to view many of the options available.

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  • Stayton Public Library’s digital collection provides you with 24/7 online access to e-books and digital audiobooks to download, product reviews and ratings, practice tests for test preparation, and information that is available through a variety of online subscriptions and paid databases.

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