New Course

“Sliding into Dictatorship: A Historical Moment Examined” with Jens Kruse

The course will meet in the Community Room of the Library on Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, from 10:30 -12:30, and for a 6th meeting after Thanksgiving, exact date TBD.

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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.

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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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?"

The Library is Hiring

The Orcas Island Library is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Public Services Librarian for Children's Services
  • Administrative Services Coordinator

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Library Trustee Wanted

The Orcas Island Library is seeking a new trustee for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2018.

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Kanopy Streaming

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Orcas Island Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting [insert custom VP URL]. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

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Tech Made Simple

Tech Made Simple — classes for the ‘non-tech savvy’ presented monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:00am. 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!

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  • 11.13.2018
  • Tuesday | 3:00pm
  • Friends of the Library Board in the Community Room
  • 11.14.2018
  • Wednesday | 9:00am
  • Board of Trustees in the Community Room
  • 11.15.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 11.15.2018
  • Thursday | 3:00pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in Maria's Room
  • 11.17.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 11.22.2018
  • Thursday
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11.24.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 11.29.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room

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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