Upcoming & Ongoing Library Events

Dungeons and Dragons – Bring your gear and let the game commence. Friends of Island Library will provide snacks. For Teens ( Grades 6-12), every Thursday starting May 5th, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the library.

Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility– Join Kathleen Gallagher for a monthly yoga session developed especially for people with limited mobility. For Adults. On Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the library.

Lego Lab – Create! Build! Join us on Saturday mornings to build with LEGO, DUPLO, and other constructions sets. Building sets will be provided. Grades K-8, 11:00 AM every Saturday.

Play Reading Group –Get together with others who enjoy reading plays aloud. Amateurs and first-timers are always welcome. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is May 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Hanson Meeting Room.

Island Writer’s Group – Are you an aspiring writer? Join others for support in improving your writing techniques, get feedback on your writing, and gain information on how to get your work published. All writing styles welcome. For time and place, contact the library staff. Can’t make it every week? No problem — come when you are able!.

Tech Training– Want 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, 3-6 PM, Call for appointment- (360) 758-7259.

Island Preschool Storytime– themed stories and more for ages 3 – 5. Monthly on Tuesday, next one is May 3rd, 6:30 – 7:00 PM in the Hanson Meeting Room.

Scrabble in the Afternoon– Now available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Meet in the Hanson Meeting Room on Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:00 PM and Saturday at 1:30 PM.

Lego Lab– Create! Build! Join us on Saturday mornings to build with LEGO, DUPLO, and other constructions sets. Building sets will be provided. For Grades K-8, every Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Grades K-8, Island Library.

Events Sponsored by FOIL

Mt. Baker – Our Volcano – Eruptions, collapses, and the volcanic history of Mt. Baker will be included in this presentation by Dave Tucker, director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center. Hear the likely future of the volcano and what impacts it may have on our nearby communities. Dave Tucker (MS Geology) is a research associate at Western Washington University and the author of “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington”. Saturday, Apr. 23rd, 7:30 – 9:00 PM at the Island Library.

Spring Cleanup at the Library – Our annual spring cleanup of the library building and grounds will be Sunday, May 1st, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. We have inside jobs such as window washing, dusting, vacuuming, and organizing. We need help outside with weeding, blackberry trimming, and picking up debris. Something for everyone. Bring work gloves and lots of energy.

Volunteering in Nepal Schools – Doreen Richmond will show pictures and talk about her most recent trip where she volunteered in schools in the Solokahumbu Region of Nepal. Saturday, May 14th, 7:30 PM. Refreshment will be served.

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. FOIL owns and maintains the library building, and sponsor events and reading programs at Island Library. Next meeting will be on Monday, May 9th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Hanson Meeting Room. FOIL’s Board meetings are open to all.

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