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Rock Tech Seminars are two-hour seminars open to everyone and free to the public.

They will be available every Tuesday, 10:00am to 12:00pm, in the Community Meeting Room beginning February 7, 2017, and lasting 11 weeks. You do not need to sign up for these seminars: just come in!

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The first hour consists of a broad and informal presentation on a variety of topics dealing with personal technology. The remaining hour is dedicated to Questions and Answers from the participants. At present, we have just over ten seminars to offer, with more on the way as the needs of the community and participants are gauged.

These free seminars are not intended to provide in-depth study or hands-on assistance on each of the topics or issues specific to each of the participants' devices. Instead, the seminars will be presented in such a way as to de-mystify the topics and provide a wide range of solutions to a broad audience at varying levels of technological understanding. Participants requiring hands-on assistance or specific classes book time with our trainers separately.

In these seminars, we will not be able to solve everyone's problems or even provide answers to everyone's questions, but we do hope to provide the community with a fundamental and basic resource in a fun and relaxed way.

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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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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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The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors. Whether you are new to the Library of Congress or an experienced researcher, the LOC has a world-class staff ready to assist you online.

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