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Libraries present classes in Japanese Shibori art

All three Eugene Public Library locations will offer a free class this week called the Art of Shibori, with guest teacher Josephine Gibbs, as part of the ongoing Skills for Thrills program for elementary school children.

Participants will create a small tapestry using Japanese knot-work and stitching, with dyed fabric to add color. They'll also enjoy picture books of traditional Japanese folk art.

At the Bethel branch, the class runs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday; at the downtown library, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday; and at the Sheldon branch, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Pre-register by calling 682-5766 for Bethel, 682-5450 for downtown or 682-5778 for Sheldon.

Two exchange programs planned in Latin America

The Interamerican University Studies Institute (IUSI) will offer two programs in Latin America this summer for high school students.

A program in Costa Rica focuses on biology and includes Spanish immersion, while a program in Mexico provides a chance to work with professional Mexican arts teachers while improving Spanish skills.

Individual home-stays, excursions and small-group instruction are features of both.

The programs are open to students between the ages of 15 and 17 who have completed two years of high school Spanish by June. Scholarships are available. Applications are due Feb. 11.

For information, call (800) 345-4874 or visit www.iusi.org.

IUSI is a Eugene-based nonprofit that's run exchange programs in Latin America since 1986.

Dogs eager to hear struggling readers

The Eugene Public Library invites children who are learning to read or struggling with reading to practice with a supportive, noncritical listener - a dog. "Dog Tale Times" will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown branch. Pre-register for a 15-minute session by calling 682-5450.

Search for Most Valuable Student under way

The 56 Oregon Elks Lodges and the Elks National Foundation are offering more than $2 million in scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors through the annual Most Valuable Student contest. The awards are based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Individuals may be awarded as much as $60,000.

Applications are available at Oregon Elks Lodges and from many high schools and must be returned to the local Elks Lodge on or before Jan. 14. Also, applicants must include either an ACT or SAT score.

For information, call a local lodge or David Crumley, charities information director, at (541) 756-0719.
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