November 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

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Featured Artist for November:
Lewis Francis

Shadowlands Photography exhibit in Library starts November 1st

Starting November 1st, Lewis Francis will be displaying his black and white photos of the Southwestern US. Lewis states: “The shadowlands include the vast deserts of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and California where beauty, solitude and silence offer shelter from the chaos of modern life.”

Lewis Francis was born and raised in Gibraltar, moved to the US in 1995, and lived in Southern California until 2020. His home is now Orcas Island where he lives with his partner and 3 dogs.

Prior to moving to Orcas, he explored the amazing light and landscapes of the Southwest primarily and has been lucky enough to have his work shown around the country. Since he moved he has been exploring, and enjoying, the landscapes of our islands and the Pacific Northwest.

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

The Library is hiring!

The Orcas Island Library is currently seeking applicants for two open positions: Public Services Librarian - Young Adult and Part-Time Student Support Specialist [Temporary]. For more information and to read the job descriptions, go to the Library's jobs page by opening the link below.

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