ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY

Monday, August 21, 2017 — 9:30am - 12:00pm

Come to the Library on Monday morning, August 21st, to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with friends and neighbors. The eclipse viewing party will take place on our south patio, from start to finish of the event. We have safe, certified “eclipse glasses” to use, and will also have materials for and directions on making your own pinhole projector, as well as other eclipse-related crafts. And what if it’s cloudy or hazy that day? The party will go on! We will watch live feed from NASA, enjoy coffee and treats, and learn all about what is going on up in the sky.

See How Much of the Eclipse You Will See


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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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.

Upcoming titles we will read:

  • Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig [Sep]
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande [Oct]

Contact Holly or Martin at the Library if you're interested in joining this reading club.

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.

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

August 2017 Printable schedule


YouTube Channel

  • 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?"
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Skagit Valley College Survey

The Skagit Valley College San Juan Center seeks broad community input to help identify Orcas Island’s education and training needs. Your input will help SVC develop courses and learning opportunities on Orcas Island. We invite you to share ideas for courses that would inspire you to pursue your passions, explore new hobbies, and discover the joy of lifelong learning!

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

We are also seeking potential instructors for these new courses and learning opportunities. The survey closes on August 31st, so thank you in advance for your participation!

Take the Survey

  • 8.19.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 8.21.2017
  • Monday | 9:30am
  • Eclipse Viewing Party
  • 8.22.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 8.23.2017
  • Wednesday | 1:30pm
  • Afternoon @ the Movies for Kids
  • in Maria's Room
  • 8.24.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 8.26.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 8.29.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 8.31.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 9.1.2017
  • Friday | 12:00pm
  • First Fridays Book Club in the Community Room
  • 9.2.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 9.4.2017
  • Monday
  • LIBRARY CLOSED
  • Happy Labor Day
  • 9.5.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 9.7.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 9.9.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 9.12.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 9.12.2017
  • Tuesday | 3:00pm
  • Friends of the Library in the Community Room
  • 9.13.2017
  • Wednesday | 8:30am
  • Library Board of Trustees in the Community Room
  • 9.14.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 9.16.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 9.19.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 9.21.2017
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 9.21.2017
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in the Children's Room
  • 9.23.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green
  • 9.26.2017
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple Seminar in the Community Room
  • 9.28.2017
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in the Children's Room
  • 9.30.2017
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime at the Farmers' Market on the Village Green

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