BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 8:30am
Library Community Room

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Food "Matters"

Thursday, December 5 @ 6:00pm
in the Graves Reading Area

Join us for a conversation on Food “Matters,” bringing cultures together through food. In a global world, food helps us share cultural traditions and practices. Rosedanie Cadet is an Orcas resident, global citizen, and director of Helping Hands Noramise—a Haitian nonprofit organization dedicated to providing nutrition education, resources and training to support school gardens.

Since 2010 Helping Hands Noramise has worked with Haitian educators and youth, teaching sustainable garden skills that help students with reading and arithmetic. Students apply what they learn by reading seed packets and measuring for the planting boxes. Now, through a collaboration with the Orcas Farm to Classroom program, Rosedanie is bringing this work to Orcas Island. As Rosedanie says, “growing a potato in Haiti is the same as growing one in Mississippi or Orcas Island. Sharing how we grow food, our dietary laws, and cultural practices about food can be a unifying experience. We can learn from each other.”


Friends' Annual Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 7 @ 1:00 - 4:00pm


GREAT DECISIONS 2019

The 4th meeting topic is:
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
Monday, December 16 @ 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
  • 12.6.2019
  • Friday | 12:00pm
  • First Fridays Book Club in the Community Room
  • 12.7.2019
  • Saturday | 1:00 - 4:00pm
  • Friends' Annual Holiday Tea
  • @ the Library
  • 12.7.2019
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.10.2019
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple in the Community Room
  • 12.10.2019
  • Tuesday | 3:00pm
  • Friends of the Library Board in the Maria's Room
  • 12.11.2019
  • Wednesday | 9:00am
  • Board of Trustees in the Community Room
  • 12.12.2019
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.14.2019
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.16.2019
  • Monday | 6:00pm
  • The United States & Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • Great Decisions in the Community Room
  • 12.17.2019
  • Tuesday | 10:30am
  • Genealogy Club in Community Room
  • 12.17.2019
  • Tuesday | 3:30pm
  • Chess Club in the Community Room
  • 12.19.2019
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.19.2019
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in Maria's Room
  • 12.21.2019
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.24.2019
  • Monday
  • LIBRARY CLOSES @ 1:00PM
  • Christmas Eve
  • 12.25.2019
  • Tuesday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Merry Christmas
  • 12.26.2019
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.28.2019
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 12.31.2019
  • Monday
  • LIBRARY CLOSES @ 1:00PM
  • New Year's Eve
  • 1.1.2020
  • Tuesday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Happy New Year!

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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.
  • n 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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