BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 9:00am
Library Community Room
2019 Coast Salish Speaker Series
Saturday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm
in the Ann Graves Reading Area
The Library will host the third event in the 2019 Coast Salish Speaker Series. Join X’welwelat’se (William John) as he introduces us to the “Coast Salish Concepts of Time + Space.” X’welwelat’se is a Lummi Elder, storyteller, and retired educator from Ferndale High School and Northwest Indian College, where he taught Lummi language classes. The Coast Salish Speaker Series was underwritten by a grant from San Juan County and supported by San Juan Islands National Monument, Lopez Island Library, San Juan Island Library, and Friends of the Orcas Island Library. The fourth event in the Series will be in August.
BE A BIRDER! @ THE LIBRARY
Wednesday, July 24th @ 2:00pm
Please join us for Bird CSI with local ornithologist, Kim Middleton. Meet at the Library on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00pm. Use your exploration skills on a bird outing around town to discover the secret life of birds! All ages welcome (children 6 and under accompanied by adult).
Summer of Space @ the Library
July 9, 12, 20, & 26
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon! The Library will have a variety of programs for kids, teens and adults throughout the month of July. Explore rockets, Apollo missions, stargazing, and NASA in free events for all ages. We are especially excited to partner with Solar System Ambassador Amy Oliver, and Pedro Martinez with the NASA Johnson Space Center. The Universe, Galaxies, and Planets will be on display throughout the Library, including a scale model of our Solar System.
2019 Summer Reading Program
Begins June 23rd
It’s nearly time to blast off for the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading program. Official blast off date is June 23rd with registration open on June 19th. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. We’ll be bringing in an inflatable planetarium on July 20th, hosting a skype tour of NASA’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, as well as many other out-of-this-world events to keep kids reading and learning throughout the summer. Please join us as it’s sure to be a fun ride!
- 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?"
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!
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.
MISLEADING MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE POSTCARD MAILING
Some of you may have received a post card within the past few days about two upcoming presentations about “MASA Medical Transport Solutions.” I believe this mailing was intended for people who are retired/60+/Medicare-eligible, though am not sure. These presentations were shown as scheduled for the Orcas Island Public Library, and in fact the return address area on the post card displays the Library’s name and address. This is very misleading at best!
I want to let you know that the Library was in no way involved with the production or distribution of this post card or any associated marketing materials, and is in no way affiliated with this company or its presentations. In fact, I informed the MASA organizer that the Library can’t be the venue for these presentations because of two elements that violate our meeting room policy: first, “participants may not promote products or services of a for-profit nature”; and second, “publicity must not suggest Library sponsorship or affiliation unless confirmed in writing by the Library Director.”
The post card itself shares contact information, if you are inclined to follow up with them.
I hope this message clears up any confusion. As always, feel free to get back to me with any questions.
Phil Heikkinen, Library Director