BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

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

Read Agenda

The Sacred Cedars
with Dave Bodaly (Spirit Wolf)

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00pm
in the Graves Reading Area

David Bodaly is a Snuneymuxw (Snoo-NAI-muk / Snuh-NAY-mow) First Nation Member and is a renowned story teller.

The cedar is one of the most important Native American and First Nation Peoples plants. The cedar tree itself is of great importance to the Salish Seas tribes. The hollowed-out logs of red cedar were used to make their imposing fishing and war canoes (which could be as long as 60 feet), built their homes from cedar planks, and carve their spectacular totem poles.

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Who Was Chief Seattle?

Humanities Washington Speaker Series

Saturday, November 9 @ 6:00pm
in the Graves Reading Area

Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result is a man made up of both historical and fictional aspects, from which conflicting messages can be gleaned.

David M. Buerge, a biographer and  historian to the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s mother’s people, spent more than 20 years exploring the man from a variety of sources to reveal a leader of epic character. He was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor, and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name, Seattle, the largest city in the world named after a Native American.

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GREAT DECISIONS 2019

The 3rd meeting topic is: The Rise of Populism in Europe on Monday November 18 @ 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
  • 11.18.2019
  • Monday | 6:00pm
  • The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • Great Decisions in the Community Room
  • 11.19.2019
  • Tuesday | 10:30am
  • Genealogy Club in Community Room
  • 11.19.2019
  • Tuesday | 3:30pm
  • Chess Club in the Community Room
  • 11.21.2019
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 11.21.2019
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in Maria's Room
  • 11.22.2019
  • Friday | 6:00pm
  • The Sacred Cedars with Dave Bodaly (Spirit Wolf)
  • in the Graves Reading Area
  • 11.23.2019
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 11.28.2019
  • Thursday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11.30.2019
  • 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
  • 12.24.2019
  • Monday
  • LIBRARY CLOSES @ 1:00PM
  • Christmas Eve
  • 12.25.2019
  • Tuesday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Merry Christmas
  • 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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