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.
San Juan County Community Health Consortium (CHC)
Resource Guide Consultant
This consultant position will be responsible to create a WordPress – online data base to serve as a San Juan County Community Health Consortium Resource Guide for San Juan County Health and Social Services. The Community Resource Guide subcommittee of the San Juan County Health Consortium will oversee the project and provide feedback to the consultant who is hired for this project.
Read the complete job description here.
Learn a new language: Pronunciator
You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, Pronunciator has ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages! Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.
To access Pronounciator please enter your entire 14-digit library card barcode when prompted.
Access Pronounciator now.
The Friends of the Orcas Island Library has merchandise for sale*. Merchandise is available for purchase in the Library.
Canvas Bags: $15; Mugs: $15; Hats: $12; Bumper Stickers: $2.50
And, of course ... paperbacks ($1) and hardbacks ($2) in the Library lobby.
*All proceeds from the sale of merchandise help to further the mission and activities of the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.
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first friday book talks
First Friday Book Talks is an Orcas Island Library-sponsored reading group that meets in the community meeting room at noon on [as its name proclaims] the first Friday of each month.
Some of the books we will read this year:
- The Good Rain by Timothy Egan [Jan]
- One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson [Feb]
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates [Mar]
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri [Apr]
- Dead Wake by Eric Larson [May]
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr [Jun]
- The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes [Jul]
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides [Aug]
- Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig [Sep]
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande [Oct]
Contact Holly or Martin at the Library if you're interested in joining this reading club.