Upcoming Events for June/July

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 – 8:00 Saturday 10:00 – 5:00

The Noble barn’s shelves are filling up but FOIL continues to accept books for the annual used book sale. Please drop your books off during the days and hours that the library is open. Only gently used books and please no text books, out of date computer books, or distressed books. The Used Book Sale will opens Sunday, Jul 1st. From 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Funds raised at the book sale are used to maintain the building and grounds and to sponsor events and programs at Island Library.

Upcoming Programs/Events

Hedgehog Jamboree – Celebrate the European hedgehog with food, fun, and crafts. Buff Lapof will show us how to make a hedgehog to take home, and tell us all about these adorable little creatures. For grades K-5. Saturday, Jun 30, 1:00- 2:00 PM.

Island Story Time – For ages 2-6, Sat., Jun 23, 10:30-11:00 AM.

Teen DIY – Hey teens, let’s get together and do the newest “craft of the month.” If you can’t join us, you can still do the project anytime the library is open.Tues., Jun 26th4:00-6:00 PM.
Island Readers and Writers – Next meeting will be Monday, Jul 2nd, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Library.

Camping in the Library
– Join us as we sit around the “campfire” and listen to scary stories, sing camp songs, and eat s’mores in a cup, For grades K-5. Sat., Jul 2nd, 1:00-2:00PM.

Introduction to Sourdough
– Marie Vandendriesen will demonstrate how she makes sourdough bread at home- easy peasy. Marie will show the equipment used- container, baking pan, scraper, flours, etc. She will share starter, so bring a container.  Space is limited so please sign up either online, or at Island Library, 360-758-7145. Tuesday, Jul 10th, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Programs Sponsored by FOIL

Washington Rural Heritage: Lummi Island Resorts – Take a vacation in time! In the early 20th century Lummi Island had a vibrant tourist economy with up to four inclusive resorts that rivaled any of the other San Juan Islands. Isaac Colgan will share photos, stories, and documents from this glorious heyday. His research for the Rural Heritage Project will be available online for future public perusal. Sponsored by Friends of Island Library, Whatcom County Library System. Research funded through a grant from the Washington State Library.Sat., Jul 7, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

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 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month.. The next meeting will be Jul. 9th 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