Library Board Planning Retreat | January 24, 2018
The Library Board of Trustees will have a Planning Retreat beginning 9 am at the Alumni House, YMCA Camp Orkila, 484 Camp Orkila Road, on January 24, 2018.
This is an open public meeting, although there is no public comment during the meeting itself. The purpose of the work session is for Board 2018 planning. You may present written comments to the Board, through the Library Director, prior to the meeting.
Call for Orcas Island Artists
For a Series of Temporary (two-month) Exhibits at the Orcas Island Library
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, January 26, 2018
In its newly expanded space, it is the goal of the Orcas Island Library to increase its support for the visual arts on Orcas Island. The Library is excited to announce the creation of a gallery-like space for art in the much loved Reading Room.
- 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?"
New Literature Course
Orcas Island Library is proud to announce a new literature course, starting on February 1st. Dictatorship Imagined: Novels of Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism will address the fact that daily news and events can be confusing and disorienting, and it can be difficult to know what to think. Narrative fictions can help us view the lives of characters in imagined (but often rooted in history) authoritarian and totalitarian societies, both from a distance and from the inside.
The 13-week course will be taught by Jens Kruse, Professor of German Emeritus. Together, the class will explore multiple works of fiction, in order to understand our current political situation more clearly and confront it more effectively.
Sign up at the library, or call 376-4985. Cost for class materials is $40, payable at the first class meeting.
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.
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.
Contact Holly at the Library if you're interested in joining this reading club.