Upcoming Programs/Events

Rena Priest, Washington State Poet LauretteRena Priest will read from her poetry and discuss her writing at this live online event. Rena is a gifted Poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as Washington State’s Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. This Zoom event will be on Saturday, June 19th, 7:00 – 8:45 PM.Details of how to log on to this lively event will be posted on Next Door and Brown Betty. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Island Library. Save the date ! All are welcome.

Monthly craft kits for kids – May’s craft kit is cardmaking! June’s craft kit will be watercolor painting.  Pick up a bag for your kids or grandkids.

WCLS eRead of the month: Join us this month to read NOMADLAND by Jessica Bruder, the book upon which the recently announced Academy Award Best Picture of the Year is based.NOMADLAND is a story of a new tribe of houseless temporary workers formed by economic hardship – “vanilies,” as they like to call their family-of-circumstance groups – finding community in campgrounds. The eBook and eAudiobook are available, through the month of May,to borrow immediately — NO WAITING — with a WCLS library card.  Head over to the Washington Anytime Library and check it out. 

FOIL’s Used Book Sale FOIL is requesting books for the annual sale. Please drop your books off during the days and hours that the library is open. We still need clean, gently used books. We have received an over-abundance of magazines this year so FOIL is asking that you please find another home for your old mags. Also no textbooks, travel books older than 3 yrs, and old encloypedias.These have all exceeded their “ use by” date, even at a used book sale.

The Used Book Sale will open Sunday, Jun 27th . Funds raised at the book sale are used to maintain the building and grounds and to sponsor events and programs at Island Library.

Watch for the June Tome, Brown Betty, and NextDoor for opening hours and additional details.