Featured Artist for Febuary: Mick Stevens
Pencil Sketches of Celebrities

Starting February 1st, Mick Stevens will be exhibiting his pencil sketches on the walls of the Orcas Island Library. Mick has worked on pencil sketches from photos of various subjects for years. After a long hiatus, he resumed creating his pencil drawings in 2017, focusing on portraits of artists, musicians, and entertainers that he grew up with and has great admiration for. The first couple were shadow images like he had had done before, but then he decided to try to make them more life-like.

Jenny's Virtual Story!

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New Live-Streamed Programming from the Library

We are delighted to start offering monthly live-streamed programming featuring diverse authors writing in a variety of genres. Participating in the events is easy: simply register (and include any specific questions you have for the author in your registration), and at the scheduled date and time, click the link you’re sent to join. It’s that easy. The moderator will take audience questions, so feel free to participate in the conversation. We expect to have two or three speakers a month, and you can always view the upcoming events here.

Over 3,000 Popular Magazines Now Available for Download

The Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside ebooks and audiobooks on Libby, the award-winning reading app from OverDrive. Top titles include Cooks Illustrated, National Geographic, The New Yorker, and many other popular magazines.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Library patrons can also download magazines to Libby for offline use. Readers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

From the website access OverDrive here


January 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
in the Community Room OR via ZOOM™ — Log-in information on agenda

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Prime Time Family Reading

Orcas Island Public Library is excited to partner with Humanities Washington for the 2023 Prime Time Family Reading Program - a virtual, humanities-based storytelling program for families of children ages 6-10 years old and their siblings.

Join Educator David Turnoy and Children's Librarian Jenny De Groot on Thursdays at 6-7 pm from January 12th to February 16th for six weeks of sharing stories and discussing universal themes like friendship, fairness, courage, and justice together. This year's program is centered around the readings of Aesop's Fables and animal stories.

As in years past, families will receive award-winning books to build their home library and gift certificates for groceries at Island Market for participating.

Registration is limited to 15 families so please sign up if you are interested and able to commit to this special, six-week program. If so, register HERE.

Questions? Please contact Jenny, call the Library at 360-376-4985, or learn more about Humanities Washington's Prime Time Family Reading here.

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