Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??

WE THINK NOT.

Reasons:

1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family

 

  

  

However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 


Just Jensens A Woodwind Quartet

Date: 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 3:00pm
To event remaining 8 days

 

Come enjoy a concert by Just Jensens at 3:00 p.m. on January 26, who will perform an assortment of contemporary and classical music in arrangements customized for this unique group. Though the group hails from Coos Bay/North Bend area, their roots are in the Langlois area.

 

Three sisters grew up in Denmark, Oregon, and their sister-in-law (Judy Marsh Jensen) in Port Orford. The sisters, Judy Jensen Snyder, Peggy Jensen Christensen, and Bonnie Jensen Cox, were children of Charlie Jensen, originator of the Langlois and Port Orford band programs and instrumental music teacher for the 2CJ District for 12 years. Jensen and his wife, Wilma, established a music store in Port Orford in the 1960s that they later moved to the Pony Village Mall.

The four Jensen women formed their ensemble in 2006 and have performed in various venues over the years. All are members of the Bay Area Concert Band.

The Friends of the Langlois Library are pleased to offer this opportunity for the community to enjoy these musicians carrying on the legacy of Charlie Jensen.

The event is free, but donations will be appreciated.

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Langlois LIbrary District Board Meetings. & other news

Date: 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:30pm

The Langlois Library Board update:

We would like to keep the community informed of the upcoming changes in keeping with revitalizing the library. The most important item: please note that the regular board meeting date has been changed permanently to the 2rd Wednesday of each month at 6: 30 pm. The next meeting: January 8th.. Again we encourage the public to attend to hear how the library is progressing. Your input is invaluable. We alsos have appointed a new board member after several months of vacancy for position # 5- Deanna McDermott.

Library hours have increased to six days a week, Mon through Sat 11 am-5 pm. Two new enthusiastic employees have been hired: Lo Saechao & Annie Wilson. Denise Willms, library consultant, remains on site on Fridays and Saturdays and is available for phone consults otherwise.

The new web site is up and running and is worth a visit at https://langloispubliclibrary.org/. Besides access to Coastline Libraries Catalog, one can find profiles of the new board members, events and more. If you have any concerns, please use the web site for board member contact information.

We can be found on Facebook as well.

The library is again accepting donations of books for the Friends of the Langlois Library book sale on Saturday, Feb 29 9am- 4p at the Langlois Lions Club. The library is unable to accept stained, mildewed or otherwise damaged books. In addition, because the following do not sell and is costly to get rid of, the library will no longer accept Reader’s Digest magazines, any condensed books or encyclopedia sets.

The Just Jensens band is scheduled at the library from 3 pm to 4:30 on January 26th. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Langlois Libary, is certain to be extremely enjoyable as the family continues with the founding father Charlie Jensen’s great musical legacy.

Finally, the board and staff of the library are looking forward to continuing to enhance services to our patrons and we will keep the community informed as we progress.

Lo Saechoa

Annie Wilson

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Sly & Family New Year's Dance at the Cheese Factory

Date: 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

Sly & Family

Hey Everybody, mark your calendars! We’ll be playing at the Langlois Cheese Factory on New Year’s Eve From 7 to 10 so you diehards committed to staying up till midnight can ring in the New Year closer to home (and safer!). We'll see if we can wear you out with some hoppin' dance music before then!

Tickets are $12 at the door, or in advance at eventbrite.com. Free admission for kids 12 and under.

*We will also be collecting donations of non-perishable food for the Bandon Food Bank. Dance music with a ton of harmony!! Jim Sylvester (guitar/vocals) with Holly Sylvester (bass/keys/vocals), Dinari Freed (vocals), Jeff Evans (drums), and Jackson Marvin (guitar/keys/vocals). Sound: John Harding & Tracy Dihle....favorite classics with a ton of harmony!

Tue, December 31, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
Langlois Cheese Factory
94179 Allen Boice Dr.
Langlois, OR 97450

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