The Orcas Island Public Library is seeking a new trustee to begin serving a five-year term on Jan. 1, 2017.
Review of applications begins November 11, 2016.
The board is composed of five members who are charged with planning the direction of library services, making sure policies comply with laws, and overseeing the expenditure of funds. The trustees also have the exciting task of working together on Books and Beyond: the Next Chapter, our building expansion project.
As the trustees’ handbook states, “Throughout our nation’s history, the public library has offered free and equal access to the collected knowledge, information, and history of our culture.” Serving as a trustee for the Orcas Public Library enables an individual to contribute to an institution that is available for everyone.
Serving on the library board requires a passion and talent for teamwork, along with a belief in the culture and tradition of public libraries. The Library's expansion project will be completed early in our new Trustee's term. We are particularly interested in candidates with the passion and skills to help us extend and enhance Library programming and services to take full advantage of our newly expanded facility.
If you are interested in serving as a library trustee, contact Phil Heikkinen, Director, at 376-4985, or email@example.com. Phil will answer any questions and guide you through the application process.
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.
The Friends of the Orcas Island Library has merchandise for sale*. Merchandise is available for purchase in the Library.
Canvas Bags: $15; Mugs: $15; Hats: $12; Bumper Stickers: $2.50
And, of course ... paperbacks ($1) and hardbacks ($2) in the Library lobby.
*All proceeds from the sale of merchandise help to further the mission and activities of the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.
Learn a new language: Pronunciator
You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, Pronunciator has ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages! Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.
To access Pronounciator please enter your entire 14-digit library card barcode when prompted.
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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.
Some of the books we will read this year:
- The Good Rain by Timothy Egan
- Dead Wake by Eric Larson
- The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
- One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
Contact Holly or Martin at the Library if you're interested in joining this reading club.