Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:00pm
CAN BEAUTY SAVE THE WORLD? Filmmaker John de Graaf will present his latest documentary REDEFINING PROSPERITY, the story of Nevada City’s fight to keep dams off the Yuba River.
The Man Who Walked Backward, Author Ben Montgomery
Friday October 26 @ 6:00pm
In The Man Who Walked Backward, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery charts Plennie Wingo's backwards trek across the America that gave rise to Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, and the New Deal.
Author Talk with Paul Zitarelli: 36 Bottles of Wine
Saturday November 3, 6 – 8 pm @ Mia’s Café
TICKETS: $12.00. Join Author Paul Zitarelli (wine writer for Seattle Magazine), Chef Mia Kartiganer, and Library staff to talk wine and food!
A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry
Wednesday November 7 @ 6:00pm
A free public discussion with poet Judith Adams: "How poetry can enhance, change - and even save - our lives. In partnership with Humanities Washington.
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
- 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?"