The Coastal Encounters series will return to Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library for its 14th year this May, offering talks on local history and activities that people can enjoy on the coast.

The series will kick off on Tuesday, May 7, with a crabbing presentation at the library, followed on Wednesday, May 8, by a field trip to the north shore of Siletz Bay for some hands-on crabbing experience.

Kay Myers, co-author of the perennially popular pocket guide “Agates of the Oregon Coast” will be the speaker on Tuesday, May 14, with a presentation on beachcombing, what you can expect to find and how to find it.

Tuesday, May 21, will see Lackner return with his annual presentation on clamming, followed on Wednesday, May 22, by a field trip to Siletz Bay to hunt for purple varnish clams.

The series will conclude on Tuesday, May 28, when Jennifer Burns Bright visits with her Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: “Why DIY?” This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before. All kinds of DIY interests are welcome to share stories on everything from foraging to permaculture, prepping to woodworking and even hovercraft making.

All presentations are free and open to all, starting at 6:30 pm at the library, located on the second floor of the Lincoln Square complex at 801 SW Hwy. 101.

For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or via e-mail at khobson@lincolncity. org.

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