Upcoming Events & Programs

Let’s Make Valentines – Make one-of-a-kind valentines for family and friends. All materials provided. For grades K-5. Tues., Feb. 13th, 2:30-3:30 PM.

Island Story Time – For ages 2-6, An open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation for 30 minutes. Meets monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month. Saturday, Jan 27th, 10:30-11:00 AM.

Island Readers and Writers – Get together at the Beach Store Cafe to share books and writing on the first Monday of each month. The cafe will host this library program with a menu of drinks and deserts. Next meeting will be Monday, Feb.5th, 7:00-8:30 PM.

Home Funerals: Caring for Our Own – As sure as birth, death also happens. Choosing to keep our loved ones at home at end-of-life can be a sacred experience. Is it legal? Is it safe? What documents do we need? Join the discussion with Nora Cedarwind-Young, Certified Death Midwife, Green Burial Educator and former Hospice Chaplain. Adults, Sunday, Jan 21 st, 3:30 – 4:30 PM.

Magic of the Crone– Therapeutic Workshop with Dvorah Carrasco MA,LMHC.This workshop explores and focuses on the gifts that age brings to our lives and communities. We’ll use expressive arts to celebrate the wisdom of our years. No artistic ability needed. For women over the age of 50. Sunday, Feb. 11th, 3:30-4:30.

Programs Sponsored by FOIL

Medical Care in Burma – Dr. John Shaw, M.D., will talk about his work training village medics in Burma. Hear this compassionate and entertaining speaker share his amazing stories. Adults, Sat. Jan 27th, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

Race to Alaska – 750 Miles of water along the Inside Passage – No Motors – No Support – From Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first boat race of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race. Daniel Evans, Race Boss for R2AK, talks about what he learned from taking a pretty bad and risky idea and turning it into a somewhat manageable madhouse. Adults. Saturday, Feb. 10th, 7:30-9:00 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month.. The next meeting will be Feb. 12th 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