What’s Going On

FOIL’s Annual Meeting will be on Monday, October 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Library. We will elect board members for the coming year and discuss the budget for 2020. We encourage all library patrons to attend and participate.

Fall Cleanup – Enjoy a few hours with your friends, in the autumn air, preparing our beautiful library grounds for winter! It’s time to rake leaves, do some light pruning and weeding, and put in new plants. October 20th 12:00-3:00, bring gloves and tools.

The Used Book Sale was a fantastic success. We thank you wholeheartedly for your support.

Upcoming Programs/Events

      Discover Soul College – Facilitator Heidi Ruth Dittrich is excited to introduce SoulCollage: a simple cut-and-paste collage process that used images and intuition to access inner vision, to allow the authentic voice of your soul to speak, and to visually reveal what you didn’t know you knew. This two-hour workshop provides the information and materials to get you started. Do something for yourself, your creative expression, and your self-care! Wed., Oct. 2, 6:30 – 8:30PM , Library.

      Island Story Time – A 30 minute open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. For ages 2-6. Meets the first Saturday of the month. Sat., Oct. 5th , 10:30-11:00 AM.

      Mask Making – Calling all masters of disguise in grades K-5. Come to the library, hear Lily’s Cat Mask, and make a mask of your own. Who or what will you be? Tues., Oct. 22nd, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Lbrary

      WCLS’s 75th Anniversary Celebration – On November 7, 1944, the citizens of Whatcom County said yes to the power of stories by voting to form what is today the Whatcom County Library System. In celebration of this 75th anniversary, all county libraries will host special activities. Celebrate the past and join us for the next chapter. Celebrate WCLS’s 75th Birthday with a party at the Island Library! Special activities, cake, and beverages all day.

      Pajama Story Time – An evening story time that combines bedtime stories, songs, and activities. Wear your PJs and bring your stuffies. Ages 2–8,Tues, Nov 12th, 6:30 -7:00 PM.

      Programs Sponsored by FOIL

Modern Slavery – Understanding Human Trafficking in the 21st Century – In this illuminating talk, Robert Beiser, the executive director of Seattle Against Slavery, examines how human trafficking affects individuals across gender, race, and class lines. Participants will learn the history of commercial exploitation in the United States, its modern-day effects, and how we can keep Washington communities safe from this hidden, dangerous crime. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program.  Sat., Sept. 21st, 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program. Sat. Nov 16th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) is a local non-profit that supports the Island Library through fundraising and promoting the purposes and activities of the Island Library and its community. Board meets the second Monday of the month 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