Endurance Speaker Series
Autumn 2021-Spring 2022
on the South lawn and via Zoom

At a time when many wonder, ‘how am I going to get through this’, the library seeks to share stories about endurance to help comfort, entertain, and inspire. Episodes will appear at irregular intervals over the series as ‘hybrid’ events with speakers appearing in person at the library as well as by Zoom meeting, unless stated otherwise. Details may always be found on the library website

While Thor Hanson’s recent talk about the adaption of animals in response to climate change (from his book Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid) certainly resonated with this theme and our times, Erden Eruc's impromptu talk on Sunday, October 3rd at noon was our official opener. He came to us by Zoom meeting from Hawaii during an unplanned stop on his row from California to China. With luck, Erden will bookend the series when he arrives in Hong Kong (or Vietnam) next spring. Meanwhile, save the dates below and be on the lookout for more to come:


November 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
via ZOOM™ — Log-in information on agenda

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Featured Artist for November:
Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler grew up in Portland, Oregon, and inherited both a passion for photography and a love of the outdoors at an early age. His dad was the likely influence on both, lending Tom his compact Rolleiflex 35mm to take on 80-miler backpacks into the Sierra and Cascade ranges before he was even 12. He’s been on Orcas in one way or another most of his life, since he was 7, and has held a camera up to its surroundings for most of that time.

Tom now lives and works in Redondo Beach, CA, still has a day job (commercial recycling operation) and loves to show his photography work on a routine basis in various galleries nationally.

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