Upcoming and On-going Library Events

FOIL is still collecting donations for the upcoming fundraising auction, “Greetings, Good Will, and Giving.” See details below. If you would like to donate an item or create a themed stocking or basket for the auction, please contact Joan Keiper (758-7735) or Pat Moye (510-7392). We wish to have auction items that appeal to everybody – kids, teens, adults, readers, cooks, gardeners, foodies.

What’s Coming Up at the Library

Let’s Make Presents – The best gifts are hand crafted. Come and make some great gifts for your family and friends. Grades K-5. Thursday, Dec. 8th, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the meeting room.

Make Presents for Adults – Catch a bit of holiday excitement with Karen Weber and Nadia Woodcock. Drop in to make a few simple presents, and enjoy tea, cookies and good company. Materials provided. For adults. Saturday, Dec 10th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Tarot For Insight With Joanna Colbert, Creator of Gaian Tarot – Tarot cards are often used today as a tool for insight and self-discovery, rather than for fortunetelling or prediction. Joanna Colbert will present a slide show comparing traditional decks to her own Gaian Tarot. Joanna spent 9 years creating this deck, and it features many Lummi Island scenes as well as some familiar island faces. Come and learn how to use the cards to unlock your own inner wisdom. For adults. Saturday, Jan 7th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Island Story Time – For ages 2-6, Storytime is an open program that combines the elements of Preschool and Toddler Story times, including something for everyone. Programs occur on the first Tuesday of each month. 6:30 – 7:00 PM in the Hanson Meeting Room

Saturday LEGO Club- Build, create and challenge your imagination on Saturday mornings at the library. LEGO bricks and books for inspiration are provided. For ages 4 – 11. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tech Training- Would you to learn how to use your electronic device more effectively, take advantage of library online resources, and get help in navigating this increasingly digital world? Receive free one-on-one tech encouragement and support. Schedule a half-hour appointment at Island Library. Every Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00 PM, Call (360) 758-7259 to schedule.

Scrabble in the Afternoon– Join your neighbors in the library meeting room and practice your word skills with a friendly game of Scrabble. Tea is served. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Meet in the Hanson Meeting Room on Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:00 PM and Saturday at 1:30 PM.

Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility– Join Kathleen Gallagher for a weekly yoga session developed especially for people with limited mobility. For adults. On Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the library. Yoga will not meet on Thursday, Nov. 24th.

Events Sponsored by FOIL

Hitchhiking with Michael Schneider – Michael Schneider will talk about his most recent hitchhiking trip, nine days meandering through eastern Kentucky. Hitchhiking is difficult, nearly dead at the hands of America’s fear industry, but it still delivers a kind of serendipity and a level of intimacy with strangers encountered no other way. See the people who gave him rides, hear the stories they told and the feelings they shared about life in what formerly was coal country. Adults. Saturday, Nov, 19th 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Lost Communities of Whatcom County – Goshen, Forest Grove, Dam Town—over 2 dozen of these Whatcom County Communities have been lost to time. Join Troy Luginbill, Director of the Lynden Pioneer Museum, as he shares photos, slides, and artifacts gleaned from 20 years of exploring this County’s history. Hear unique stories about the whistle-stops and company towns that have contributed to the rich tapestry of Whatcom County life. Adults, All ages/Family, Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 7:30 – 8:45 PM.

Greetings, Good Will, and Giving – Friends of Island Library’s Holiday Season silent auction of gifts donated by Island friends and artists. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some wonderful gifts. Please put this on your calendar now. Sunday, Dec. 11th, 3:00-5:00 PM at the Island Library. Refreshments and entertainment.

If You Build It, They Will Come– Studying Gorillas in the Republic – In the midst of our Northwest winter, be transported to the tropical forests in Republic of Congo. Claudia Olejniczak will share some of her experiences while studying the ecology & behavior of western lowland gorillas and other wildlife that regularly visit a large forest clearing in the northern part of the country. For all ages/family. Saturday, Jan 21st, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Donations to FOIL for the benefit of the library gratefully accepted at all programs.

The Friends of Island Library (FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month at the library. will FOIL owns and maintains the library building, and sponsor events and reading programs at Island Library. Next meetings will be on Monday, Dec. 12th and Jan. 9th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Hanson Meeting Room. FOIL’s Board meetings are open to the public.

FOIL Board of Directors – we need you!

FOIL includes everyone on the island who has a library card – you are all Friends of the Island Library! We need people on the FOIL Board who can go the extra mile as Friends to meet once a month to decide on maintenance and improvements to the physical facility and to arrange and organize ongoing library and community educational and enriching events. If you are interested in helping, please come to our monthly meeting at 7 pm the second Monday of any month in the Hansen Community Room, or call Joan Keiper at 758-7735 for more information