The Library seeks a new trustee

The Orcas Island Library District is seeking a new trustee to begin serving a five-year term on Jan. 1, 2018. The board comprises five members who plan the direction of library services, make sure policies are appropriate, and oversee the expenditure of funds. The trustees also have the exciting task of re-envisioning services and resources, having completed Books and Beyond: the Next Chapter, our building expansion project.

Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017. If you are interested in serving as a library trustee, please look at the full announcement at www.orcaslibrary.org, or contact Phil Heikkinen, Director, at 376-4985, or pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org

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Building Expansion News

Read about the genesis of the project, construction updates, levy lift, and the HKP Case Study.

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Tech Made Easy

Every Tuesday — 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tech Made Simple — classes for the ‘non-tech savvy’. 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!

October 2017 Printable schedule


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.


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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  • 10.18.2017
  • Wednesday | 6:00pm
  • ASSESSMENT OF THE OCEAN'S HEALTH
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Awareness & Conservation: a free presentation by Dr. Carlos Yaipen-Llanos
  • 10.19.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 10.19.2017
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in the Children's Room
  • 10.21.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 10.24.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 10.26.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 10.28.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 10.31.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 10.31.2017
  • Tuesday | 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Trick or Treat for Books
  • in the Community Room
  • 11.11.2017
  • Saturday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Happy Veterans Day
  • 11.15.2017
  • Wednesday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Staff Training

For information and criteria about the use of library bulletin boards and calendars, including the Community Calendar, please refer to the Display, Exhibit, & Bulletin Board policy on the Library Policies web page.

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