BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Library Community Room
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 9:00am
@ the Library
New Literature Course
Orcas Island Library is proud to announce a new literature course, starting on March 7th. A Discovery of Kafka. All aspects of Kafka's works and life will be explored in the historical and social context of early 20th-century Central Europe. We will read a wide selection from his novels, e.g. The Trial; short stories, e.g. The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony; parables and aphorisms; diaries and letters, such as his Letters to Felice. We will discuss the delight and difficulty of reading Kafka, his posthumous reception as a world author, and his relevance today.
The course will meet at the Orcas Island Public Library on Thursdays, from 10:30 to 12:30, beginning on March 7 (please see weekly syllabus for details).
Please sign up at the library or by e-mailing Jens Kruse at email@example.com. There is a $40 fee for materials.
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.
- 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?"
Library Board Planning Retreat
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Black History Month
Black History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality.
Tax Forms Are Here
Located just inside the front entrance. Please note: all taxpayers will use the same 1040 form: Forms 1040A and 1040EZ are no longer used.
Read more at IRS.gov
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.
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!
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.