Upcoming & Ongoing Events for Aug& Sept

FOIL’s Used Book sale is going strong. Many books have left and have been replaced by new finds. The Noble Barn is open daily from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Come early, come often. The book sale will close on Sept 3rd.
Upcoming Programs/Events

Fascinating Health Facts on the Web
– There’s an unbelievable amount of up-to-date, accurate, and just plain fascinating health information available! Learn where to find it from Jane Phillips, a registered nurse , and Karen Kupka, Public Services Assistant at Island Library. Wed., Jul. 25th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Space is limited; registration required.

Have Fun Making Paper Flowers – Get together and get crafty creating paper flowers. Books, instructions, and materials provided by Friends of Island Library. Space is limiited; registration required. Sat., Jul 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.To register, call Island Library during open hours at 360-758-7145, or register online.

Beginning Jewelry Making – Lummi Island jeweler Gayle Mitterer will take you through the steps to make a simple bracelet or necklace that is yours to keep. All tools and materials will be provided. Sat., Aug 11, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Space is limited; registration required. 

Storytelling with Felted Puppets – Enjoy the art of oral storytelling with Myria Rodeman and her felted puppets. This ancient tradition brings the audience and storyteller together in a creative process of discovery. We will celebrate the conclusion of our summer reading with ice cream provided by the Friends of Island Library and Mallard’s.  For grades K-5. Sat., Aug 18th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Aluminum Can Art – Karen Weber will help us create beautiful art with aluminum cans. We supply the cans and colors. You bring a pair of old scissors, your images, and imagination, or choose ideas from a library craft book. Sat. Sept 15th, 1:00-4:00 pm.

Island Story Time – For ages 2-6, Sat., Jul 28, & Sept. 1st at 10:30-11:00 AM.

Teen DIY – Hey teens, let’s get together and do the newest “craft of the month.” Tues., Jul 26th4:00-6:00 PM.

Island Readers and Writers – Upcoming meetings will be Monday, Aug 6th 2nd, at the Library and Mon., Sept 3 at the Beach Store Cafe. 7:00-8:30 PM .

Programs Sponsored by FOIL

Update of Gerrymandering Case Before the Supreme Court – Peter Earle is a Lummi Island resident and an attorney who served as co-lead trial counsel in the first partisan gerrymandering case to prevail at the trial court level. This potentially landmark case is now under review by the United States Supreme Court. When Peter outlined the case at a previous program, the audience was held spellbound. Join us for an update from this animated speaker who sheds light on a complicated and urgent issue. Sat., Jul 21st, 7:30 – 8:45.

Washington Rural Heritage: Introducing the New Collection – Isaac Colgan presents highlights from his research on Beach School and Lummi Island resort history. Hundreds of photos, documents, and audio recordings were added to the Reef Net Fishing Collection begun in 2008. Sat., Aug 4th, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

Lummi Island Reefnet Fishing – Then and Now – Roger Granger will give a brief history of reef-netting on Lummi Island with stories, pictures, artifacts, and handouts to help folks understand and appreciate this fascinating fishery. Sat;, Aug. 25, 7:30 – 8:45 PM.

Stories of the Salish Sea and Lummi Nation People
– Tim Ballew, Sr. is a member of the Lummi Nation. He has fished since he was a young boy on the Nooksack River, in Bellingham Bay and the Salish Sea. He brings his years of experience a fisher, law enforcement officer and as former tribal chairman to his presentations, sharing his cultural background and traditions. All are welcome. Sat. Sept 22, 7:30 – 8:45 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month.. Upcoming board meetings are on Monday, Aug. 13th and Sept. 10th at 7:00 PM. 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