Up-coming and on-going library events.

It’s spruce up, cleanup time – FOIL’s annual spring cleanup of the library building and grounds will be Sunday, Apr 30th, 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, raking, and picking up debris. Fun jobs for everyone. Bring work gloves and lots of energy. High energy snacks will be served.

Library Events

Earth Day Take and Make Project– Kids, drop in to any WCLS library and celebrate Earth Day with a make and take craft. Make a book bunting, and hang it to create your own special reading space. For ages 4 and up. Sat., Apr 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Teen DIY Club For grades 6-12. Tues, Apr. 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Island Story Time – For ages 2-6. Programs occur on the first Thursday of each month. 3:00-3:30 PM.

Tech Training– Schedule a half-hour appointment at Island Library. Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-5:00 PM, Call (360) 758-7259 to schedule.

Scrabble in the Afternoon- Tuesday, Thursday at 3:00 PM and Saturday at 1:30 PM.!

Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility– For adults. On Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Events Sponsored by FOIL

Wild and Remote Indonesia – Join Ed Lowe and Pam Gould on their journey through the Indonesian archipelago aboard a traditional phinisi sailing schooner as they visit some of the most wild and remote places on earth. They sailed to Komodo to observe the infamous Komodo Dragon in the wild. On the Spice Islands they visit villages that have not received western visitors since 1947. And they traveled to Raja Amat, which boasts the largest marine biodiversity on the planet including Red Bird of Paradise, bat caves, prehistoric rock petroglyphs, uninhabited tropical islands and yes, there will be dragons. Saturday, Apr. 22nd, 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Family Program.

She is the Island – Join us on a journey to an ancient and magical place, Whatcom County’s jewel of the San Juans. She stands sentry amidst the tide of time. She is the Island and she has seen it all. Lummi Island storytellers, Isaac Colgan and Jane Phillips, share the first chapter in a sweeping tale of tectonic thrusts, lithic lifeways, Coast Salish heritage, European explorers, forests, fishing, and the last frontier. Refreshments served. Family program, Sat., May 6th, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

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. Next meetings will be on Monday, May 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Hanson Meeting Room. FOIL’s Board meetings are open to the public.

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