Upcoming Programs/Events

FOIL continues to accept books for the annual used book sale. Please drop your books at the Noble Barn during the days and hours the library is open. We are in need of cookbooks and gardening books. Only gently used books and please no text books, outdated computer books or National Geographic magazines. The Used Book Sale will open on Sunday, July 2nd.

Summer Crafts-During the month of June, you can drop in at Island Library and do a tiny weaving on a tiny loom (it’s made out of push pins), or make a potholder out of cotton loops. If you want to try knitting, we have yarn, needles, instructions (and a short lesson, if our knitters are here). If you can already do a basic garter stitch square, we can show you how to make a log cabin blanket. Starting Friday, June 16th, For teens and adults.

Your Tech Learning – 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, (360) 758-7259.Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Teen DIY Club – Build or create a different DIY project every month. Hang out with other teens, create something cool, and help decide what we’ll work on for future dates. All materials will be supplied and snacks, of course! For grades 6-12. Tuesday, June 27th, 4:00-6:00 PM

Story time – An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. (ages 2-6, 30 minutes) Thursday, July 6th, 3:00-4:00 PM.

Building Fairy Houses -Come to the library and build houses for fairies (you know they’re out there), using only materials you can find in nature. Sharron Antholt is an expert at creating lovely homes . She’ll be here with stories and pictures of the houses she and her granddaughter have made over the years. For school-age kids. Saturday, July 15, 1:00-4:00 PM.

Creating Communities, Weaving Indra’s Net in Whatcom County-Drop in to help local artist Debra Goldman create a collaborative net from recycled and donated fabrics. The net will be knotted by community members throughout Whatcom County with the end result being a beautiful piece of community-generated artwork that we hope to exhibit tfor o the public somewhere in Whatcom County. Saturday, July 22, 12:30-3:00 PM, For everybody.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month. The next meeting will be July 10 at 7:00 PM. Board meeting 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