BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

NOTE: New Meeting Time

Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:00am
Library Community Room

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES RETREAT

Friday, January 31 — 10:00am - 3:00pm
Library Community Room

NOTE: Library will open @ 1:00pm


want to exhibit your art?

Now’s your chance. The Art Committee at the Orcas Island Library is now seeking applications for the 2020 exhibit schedule. All types of art — painting, sculpture, photography, mixed-media — are acceptable.

Interested Orcas Island artists of any age may submit either online to Art Committee Chair, Dave Kosiur at [dkosiur@gmail.com] or in-person to Library Director Phil Heikkinen.

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Dog-Whistles and Cat-Calls: The Modern Signs, Symbols, and Signals of Hate

A Presentation by Clyde W. Ford

Saturday, February 8 @ 6:00pm

From hand gestures to tattoos to code-words, author and scholar, Clyde W. Ford, examines the signs, symbols, and signals of hate. He discusses their historical and cultural significance, laying bare the prevalence of hate-filled imagery in our culture.


GREAT DECISIONS 2019

The 5th meeting topic is:
The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Monday, January 27 @ 6:00pm

The Discussion Group will meet at 6pm on the 4th Monday of each month from September 2019 to April 2020. Attend the entire series or just one; no registration is required. However, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.The program model involves reading a chapter topic in the Great Decisions Briefing Book, meeting to watch an associated video, and discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today. Each discussion will be facilitated and may include guest speakers who have relevant knowledge and insight on each topic.

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Tech Made Simple

Tech Made Simple — classes for the ‘non-tech savvy’ presented monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:00am. Offered for free to the community, everyone is welcome. Presented by RockTech Trainers, these interactive classes are fun and informative. You do not need to sign up for these seminars: just come in!

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Washington Rural Heritage

Washington Rural Heritage is a collection of historic materials documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is an ongoing project of small, rural libraries and partnering cultural institutions, guided by an initiative of the Washington State Library.

Visit the Orcas Island Heritage page here.

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YouTube Channel

  • Library Grand Re-Opening Celebration - Short Version [8:38]
  • Library Grand Re-Opening Celebration - Long Version [43:48]
  • Jens Kruse: "What can we learn from the Weimar Republic in Germany?"
Watch
  • 1.25.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 1.27.2020
  • Monday | 6:00pm
  • The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • Great Decisions in the Community Room
  • 1.30.2020
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 1.31.2020
  • Friday | 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Board of Trustees Retreat
  • in the Community Room
  • 2.1.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.6.2020
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.7.2020
  • Friday | 12:00pm
  • First Fridays Book Club in the Community Room
  • 2.8.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.8.2020
  • Saturday | 6:00pm
  • Clyde W. Ford — Dog-Whistles and Cat-Calls: The Modern Signs, Symbols, and Signals of Hate
  • in the Graves Reading Area
  • 2.11.2020
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple in the Community Room
  • 2.11.2020
  • Tuesday | 3:00pm
  • Friends of the Library Board in the Maria's Room
  • 2.12.2020
  • Wednesday | 10:00am
  • Board of Trustees in the Community Room
  • 2.13.2020
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.15.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.17.2020
  • Monday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Presidents' Day
  • 2.18.2020
  • Tuesday | 10:30am
  • Genealogy Club in Community Room
  • 2.18.2020
  • Tuesday | 3:30pm
  • Chess Club in the Community Room
  • 2.20.2020
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.20.2020
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in Maria's Room
  • 2.22.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.24.2020
  • Monday | 6:00pm
  • Decoding U.S.-China Trade
  • Great Decisions in the Community Room
  • 2.27.2020
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 2.29.2020
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room

For information and criteria about the use of library bulletin boards and calendars, including the Community Calendar, please refer to the Display, Exhibit, & Bulletin Board policy on the Library Policies web page.

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Book Drops Around the Island

In addition to the book drop in front of the library, we have three more book drops conveniently located around the island:

  • To the east: the Olga book drop is located right next to the Olga store.
  • On the west side, in Deer Harbor: you can find the book drop in front of the Deer Harbor Community Club.
  • At the Orcas ferry landing: the book drop sits in front of the Cottage Gift Shop on Orcas Road.
The book drops are checked and emptied on a weekly basis.


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