Bandon Library Friends and Foundation, Inc.

Join Friends for the Monday TRAVEL at the Library Series.  Enjoy travelogues from your fellow Bandonites and free refreshments at the Bandon Public Library in the


Sprague Room at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month.

If you have travels you'd like to share, please contact our Travel Night Coordinator and volunteer to do a travel night presentation.  Just email

Travel Nights 2017
 January 23
Cruising Seattle to Sydney
Rick Toth
 Febuary 20
Climbing DENALI
Chuck Klemer
 March 20
Siskiyou Mountain Club
Kalmiopsis Wildnerness
 April 24
The Falklands
Kent Hall and Bev Minn
 May 22
Colleen Welch
 June 26
England and Wales
June Davies

Travel Nights 2016
January 25
England and Wales
Marilyn Noorda and Linda Wilcox
February 22
Marilyn Noorda and Linda Wilcox
March 28
Morocco and West Africa
Dulce Havill
May 30
Kenya, India and Nepal
Dulce Havill

June 27

Barcelona, Spain
Marilyn Noorda
July 26Portugal
Marilyn Noorda
August 22Cuba
Susan Tree
September 26Cuba
November 28Rivers of Oregon
Tim Palmer

April 27, 2015

Ed Swenson
March 23, 2015
Dulce Havill
February 23, 2015
Dulce Havill
January 26, 2015

Oregon Camping with
Vernelle J. Judy


From the Bandon Western World - March 22, 2013

Travel Night goes to Spain

The Bandon Library Friends and Foundation presents Travel Night featuring Jim and Myra Lawson’s trip to Barcelona,Spain, at 7 p.m.,Monday,March 25, at the Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. S.W. in City Park. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important world cultural center. The Lawsons will share their trip with the audience, concentrating on Barcelona as a city of art and

There is no cost to attend this program, and refreshments will be served. Travel Night is sponsored by BLFF.

Have you taken a trip you especially enjoyed? Would you like to share it with an appreciative audience? The Bandon Library Friends would love to talk with you! Please leave a note (attn: BLFF Travel Night) at the front desk of the Bandon Public Library or send an email to

February 25, 2013


Presented by Claudine Hundhausen



Presented by David and Penny Allen

June 25


Presented by Chas Waldrop

July 23

Seychelles Islands

Presented by Chas Waldrop

September 26

Dr. Carlos Suarez presents Peru


August 22  -  Italy

with Marilyn Noorda and Linda Wilcox

Over 60 people attended Italy Adventures


July 26, 2011 - Guanajuato, Mexico

with Lorna Logan

  Monday, April 25, 2011

Joanne Drapkin, a Bandon resident and artist, studied Spanish at the Cultural Institute in Central Oaxaca, Mexico.  While there, she also taught English as a second language to the indiginous Zapotec children as a volunteer through a nonprofit program called Fundacion Envia. She will share stories and photos of her experiences and feature information about the Envia program.  

Rita Golden Gelman

March 28, 2011


7:00 pm in the Sprague Community Room

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Rita Golden Gelman
Over 50 people attended this wonderful presentation.  Thank you Rita for sharing your insights on travel and cultures.

Danube River Cruise

August 30, 2010 Travel Night

Linda Wilcox and Marilyn Noorda

Linda and Marilyn took a 16-day cruise on the Danube, starting in Budapest and stopping several places on their way to Nuremburg with

side-trips to Munich, Salzberg and Oberammagau

January 25, 2010


Sprague Community Room @ 7:00 p.m.

Two years ago, we wrote in our Newsletter about Vicki Bunn-Cohen, our maintenance gal-extraordinaire, who kept our Library as shiny as a new penny. Sadly, at that time she was leaving us to persue a dream. The dream was to reduce her belongings to a bicycle and pedal across the country! Well, she did it and is back to share her adventures with us. 

Click here for pictures of the event.