Upcoming and Ongoing Events

FOIL is ready to accept books. Please drop your donated books off during the days and hours that the library is open. Please only gently used books and no text books, out of date computer books, National Geographic magazines, or damaged books. The Used Book Sale will open on Sunday, Jul 3rd. from 1:00 – 4:00 Pm.

On Your Mark, Get set, & Read – Summer Reading 2016. Visit Island Library to sign up, choose a Book Bingo card, and spend your summer reading great books. For Adults, Teens & Kids, and Early Years.

Award Winning Summer Reading Book Club for Kids Get together with friends to read or talk about a book that has been chosen by kids as one of their favorites. We can help you find just the book for your summer reading pleasure and knowledge. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Island Library. Grades 3-5, Tuesday, Jun 21st, 5:00-6:00 PM.

Outdoor Fun – Join us for some exciting outdoor fun! Test your skill with hula hoops, challenge your friends to a relay race, get your face painted, eat ice cream, and much more! For ages 4-11, Sat, Jul 2nd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Dungeons and Dragons – Bring your gear and let the game commence. Friends of Island Library will provide snacks. For Teens ( Grades 6-12), every Thursday, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the library.

Lego Lab – Create! Build! Join us on Saturday mornings to build with LEGO, DUPLO, and other constructions sets. Building sets will be provided. For grades K-8, 11:00 AM every Saturday.

Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility– Join Kathleen Gallagher for a weekly yoga session developed especially for people with limited mobility. For Adults. On Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the library.

Award Winning Summer Reading Book Club for Adults Get together with friends to read or talk about a book that has been chosen as not to be missed. We can help you find just the book for you. Library staff will host and serve refreshments provided by the Friends of Island Library. For adults, Tuesday, Jun 28th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Hanson Meeting Room.

Play Reading Group –Get together with others who enjoy reading plays aloud. Amateurs and first-timers are always welcome. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is Jun. 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Hanson Meeting Room.

Island Writer’s Group – Are you an aspiring writer? Join others for support in improving your writing techniques, get feedback on your writing, and gain information on how to get your work published. All writing styles welcome. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday. For time and place, contact the library staff. Next meeting is on July 14th. 6:00-8:00 PM.

Tech Training- 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. Every Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00 PM, Call (360) 758-7259 to schedule.

Scrabble in the Afternoon– Now available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Meet in the Hanson Meeting Room on Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:00 PM and Saturday at 1:30 PM.

Lego Lab– Create! Build! Join us on Saturday mornings to build with LEGO, DUPLO, and other constructions sets. Building sets will be provided. For Grades K-8, every Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Grades K-8, Island Library.

Events Sponsored by FOIL

Solo Man – “The moon is full, but a heavy cloud cover from the dying storm and the lingering rain limits my visibility. My headlamp light is quickly swallowed up in the darkness. The steady beam of light from the nearby lighthouse sweeps over a cataclysmic sight. It is slowly starting to sink in that this chapter of my life is coming to a violent end.” Don’t miss Jack van Ommen as he shares the exciting account of his solo circumnavigation of the globe. This story has all the components of true adventure. For adults, Saturday, July 30th, 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. There will not be a Board meeting in July. FOIL owns and maintains the library building, and sponsor events and reading programs at Island Library. Next meeting will be on Monday, Aug 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Hanson Meeting Room. FOIL’s 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