Upcoming and Ongoing Programs

FOIL’s Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 21at at 4:00 PM at the Library. We will review the year’s accomplishments and elect board members for the coming year. Come meet the FOIL Board and hear about FOIL’s next project – replacing the Noble Barn.

Upcoming Programs/Events

Mask Making – Calling all masters of disguise in grades K-5. Come to the library, hear a story, and make a mask. Who or what will you be? Tues., Oct.23, 2:30 – 3:30 PM.

Philosophy of Theoretical Physics: A Discussion Group- Are you curious about the mystery and mechanism of gravity, the nature, meaning, and problems of time, or the possibilities of many worlds and multiverses? Get together to discuss topics like these with Lee Moseley and your curious friends and neighbors, and explore the most vexing questions in theoretical physics. Twelve weekly sessions, October through December. For adults, Tues, Oct 23 , 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

TED Talks – are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity. Watch engaging talks on the big screen in the Island Library’s meeting room and stay to share thoughts about the topic. October’s topic is The Brain. Friends of Island Library will provide snacks. Meets monthly on the last Thursday. Thur, Oct. 25th, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Island Story Time – An open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. For ages 2-6, Sat., Nov. 3 , 10:30-11:00 AM.

Pizza and a Movie – Read the book, see the movie! Enjoy two hours of pizza and movies based on a book on the (fairly) big screen at Island Library. Movie titles are posted at the library; call (360) 758-7145 for more information. Meets the first Saturday of the month, For grades 6-12. Nov. 3, 2:00-4:00 PM.

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 desserts. On Monday, Nov. 5, 7:00-8:30

Fascinating Health Facts on the Web – There’s an unbelievable amount of up-to-date, accurate, and just plain fascinating health information available! Learn where to find it from Jane Phillips, a registered nurse and Karen Kupka, Public Services Assistant at Island Library. Space is limited; registration required. Wed., Nov 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Advanced Care Planning Workshop– Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on advance care planning. Learn why advance care planning is important for everyone, commonly used terms, choosing someone to be your health care agent, how to talk with loved ones and doctors about your preferences around end-of-life care, and what to consider when making your choices. Presented by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Adults. Thurs., Nov 15, 3:00 – 5:00.

Navigating Health Care Options – Receive free, unbiased, confidential help with finding free or low-cost health care options from the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA). A certified staff member will walk through your options. Language interpreter services available. Please call WAHA for an appointment slot (360-788-6594) and bring all health insurance cards, current list of medications, and proof of household income if you are applying for any medical or prescription assistance programs. Thurs., Nov. 15, 5:00-8:00 PM.

Programs Sponsored by FOIL

Traveling with the Thurbers – Basement door travelers Bryan and Kathy Thurber are back with a talk and slideshow of their latest travel adventure, a two month camping tour wandering through Eastern and Central Europe. Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of the month.. Upcoming board meetings are on Monday, Nov.7th at 7:00 PM. Board meetings are open to all.

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