Request for Proposals for a Library Landscaping Project

  1. Scope of the project: Landscaping improvements in the south trellis area of the original wing of the Library, built in 1992; and improvements on the north side of the recently-expanded building, including near the former north entrance and between the Library and Rose Street. Attached Exhibit A indicates the area of work.
  2. Criteria used to select the service provider:
    1. Quality of previous comparable landscaping work as indicated by photographs and client references.
    2. Compatibility of design proposal with existing improved areas.
    3. Use of low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plantings that offer year-round appeal.
    4. Possession of appropriate professional qualifications and insurance coverage.
    5. Fee proposal and/or hourly rate.
  3. Deadline for receipt of proposals, which must be in writing: 3:00 pm on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Please note that the order of criteria is not based on a priority ranking.

For more information and to schedule a tour of the project site, please contact Phil Heikkinen, Library Director.

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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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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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Tax Form Information

Notice 1437 (February 2018)

"The IRS is reviewing The Bipartisan Budget Act enacted on February 9, 2018, that retroactively extended and modified numerous tax provisions covering 2017. As most tax forms were printed for distribution prior to the signing of new legislation, we recognize this may impact some tax forms ordered. To ensure you have the latest version of the tax product, we strongly encourage you to visit IRS.gov for updates on the implementation of this law. Updated versions of tax forms will only be available on IRS.gov."

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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.

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

  • 2.24.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.1.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.2.2018
  • Friday | 12:00pm
  • First Fridays Book Club in the Community Room
  • 3.3.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.6.2018
  • Tuesday | TBD
  • Friends of the Library Board in the Community Room
  • 3.8.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.8.2018
  • Thursday | 3:30pm
  • Table of Contents Book Club in the Children's Room
  • 3.10.2018
  • Saturday | 10:00am
  • Friends Winter Book Sale
  • Orcas Island Schools Cafeteria
  • 3.10.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.13.2018
  • Tuesday | 10:00am
  • Tech Made Simple in the Community Room
  • 3.14.2018
  • Wednesday | 9:00am
  • Board of Trustees in the Community Room
  • 3.15.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.17.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.20.2018
  • Tuesday | 10:30am
  • Genealogy Club in the Community Room
  • 3.22.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.24.2018
  • Saturday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.29.2018
  • Thursday | 11:00am
  • Storytime in the Children's Room
  • 3.31.2018
  • Saturday | 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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