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Whidbey Island

 

 

 

Clinton:

       
   

Children and Families

 

Children's Day 2014!

Bring the entire family to the Children's Day celebration at South Whidbey Community Park for a fun-filled Saturday featuring free inflatable bounce houses, lunch, and dozens of interactive booths! Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope and discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. Make sure to stop by and see us at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth!

Saturday, Sep 27

10 am – 2 pm

 

All Ages

 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated. The sale is at the Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.

Saturday, Sep 20

10 am

 

Adults

 

Clinton Book Group

Join the Clinton Library book group to discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. Books are available to check out prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library.

Wednesday, Sep 10

10 am

 

Meet Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Jennifer Pharr Davis, author, hiker, and speaker, discusses her new book, "Called Again," about her 46 day record on the Appalachian Trail in which she averaged nearly 47 miles per day. Listen to her fascinating story about overcoming the odds and achieving her goal. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Avenue.

Saturday, Sep 27

3 pm


 

 

Coupeville Library


   

Children and Families

 

Every Child Ready to Read & Rock with Eric Ode!

Singing is one of the five Ready Readers practices essential to growing a reader. Join celebrated musician Eric Ode and discover some fun new ways to reinforce early literacy.

Thursday, Sep 18

9:30 am

 Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required.

Thursday, Sep 25

9:30 am

 

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Early Release Day Program - Coupeville Elementary Multipurpose Room. Join members of the Whidbey Audubon Society and learn all about the five woodpecker species that live on our island, then have some hands-on fun with a related art project. For school-age children. Supported by the Whidbey Audubon Society.

Friday, Sep 26

1 pm

 

Children's Day 2014!

Bring the entire family to the Children's Day celebration at South Whidbey Community Park for a fun-filled Saturday featuring free inflatable bounce houses, lunch, and dozens of interactive booths! Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope and discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. Make sure to stop by and see us at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth!

Saturday, Sep 27

10 am – 2 pm

 

Teens

 

Zentangle

Patty Steele will teach Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please preregister.

Friday, Sep 26

12:30 – 2:30 pm

 

All Ages

 

Meet Mary Pickersgill - 1812 Flagmaker

Forget Betsy Ross!! Come and meet Mary Pickersgill and learn about the flag she made that inspired Francis Scott Key's song - our National Anthem, the "Star Spangled Banner". Celebrate the 200th anniversary of this special song. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library.

Saturday, Sep 13

2 – 4 pm

 

Adults

 

 

 

Geek Speak - Free eBooks from 3M

Discover the 3M eBook collection.

Thursday, Sep 25

1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

Estate Planning and Wills - Free Legal Workshop

Attorney Paul Neumiller will present information and answer questions about Wills, Probate, Will Alternatives, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Health Directives and Trusts. Preregistration required. Limit of 25. Sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program operating in partnership with LAW Advocates and Friends of the Coupeville Library.

Monday, Sep 29

1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

The Spice of Life

Join Tames Alan, actress of Downton Abbey fame as she presents a program which is part historical food and part gardening. It shows the plants from which we obtain our commonly used spices, as well as covering some of the more-common spice blends. Also covered will be the historical significance of these spices as they impacted Western civilization.

Monday, Sep 29

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Seattle Opera Preview - "Don Giovanni"

Join Seattle Opera educator Robert McClung for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Funded by Friends of the Freeland and Coupeville Libraries.

Tuesday, Sep 30

2 – 4 pm

 

Freeland Library


   

 

Children and Families

 

First Tuesday Family Storytime

Join us for some funny stories and action songs that will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow.

Tuesday, Sep 2

6 pm

Ready Readers:

Caregiver required.

 

Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. For newborns through 18 months.

Tuesdays, Sep 16, 23, 30

9:30 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft will follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Tuesdays, Sep 16, 23, 30

10:30 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Let imagination run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3 to 5 years.

10 am

 

Children's Day 2014!

Bring the entire family to the Children's Day celebration at South Whidbey Community Park for a fun-filled Saturday featuring free inflatable bounce houses, lunch, and dozens of interactive booths! Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope and discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. Make sure to stop by and see us at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth!

Saturday, Sep 27

10 am – 2 pm

 

Adults

 

For Your Health: Living in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance

Join Toni Marthaller, ARNP, FNP-C and learn the current concerns about overuse of antibiotics and growing resistance, as well as integrative ways to support your immune system and prevent infections. For more information about WIHHA visit www.wihha.com.

Tuesday, Sep 2

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Used Book Sale

Hundreds of books available at great prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library.

Saturday, Sep 6

10 am – 2 pm

 

Exploring With Colored Pencils

Join Arlene Love Dieckhoff and jump in and explore the mystery of drawing with colored pencils. Learn the fundamental techniques and use a variety of tools to learn about this unique medium and complete a picture during this three part series. You will need to purchase some basic supplies. Class size limited; please preregister.

Wednesdays, Sep 10, 17, 24

1 – 3 pm

 

Lit for Fun

Join us for a lively discussion of these novels.

Thursday, Sep 11 "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier.

Thursday, Sep 25 “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje

9 – 11 am

 

From “Birth of a Nation” to Ken Burns: The Civil War in Cinema

Join Lance Rhoades, film historian and director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute for this conversation about films set during the Civil War, asking how different interpretations of this conflict reflect the times in which the movies were made. Funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Freeland Library.

Friday, Sep 12

1 – 2:30 pm

 

Online Privacy

Learn practical tips to help protect you and your family's online privacy with immediately usable approaches to password management, malware applications and privacy tools. Presented by Joel Kennedy, The A-Tech and library staff. Seating is limited; preregistration required.

Saturday, Sep 13

10 – 11:30 am

 

Symptoms as a Metaphor for Healing: Every Illness Tells a Story

Join Dr. Craig Weiner and Alina Frank as they present current research and information exploring metaphorical medicine, energy psychology, EFT, and Mind-Body physiology, and learn how they can lead to positive outcomes.

Monday, Sep 15

6 – 7:30 pm

 

3rd Tuesday Book Group

Join us for a great discussion of "Sleeping Dictionary" by Sujata Massey.

Tuesday, Sep 16

9:30 am

 

Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends are the fabulous group that raises extra funds to support programs for children, teens and adults. Come see how you can get involved!

Tuesday, Sep 16

1 – 3 pm

 

SWELL Book Club

Looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us at the library the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, Sep 17

6:30 – 8 pm

 

The Pandas of Pandamorphosis

Join artist Anne Belov as she shares stories and pictures to explain how a love of pandas led to the creation of her wordless picture book, "Pandamorphosis." Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library.

Friday, Sep 19

11 am

 

Friday Movie Matinee: Gravity

Popcorn provided by Friends of the Freeland Library.

Friday, Sep 19

2 – 4 pm

 

Life in Service at Downton Abbey

In pre-First World War Britain, the great estates could not function without an army of servants. Cultural historian, Tames Alan, brings to life the people and activities of those in downstairs service. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Tuesday, Sep 23

1 pm

 

Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists

Join other local artists to participate in informal sharing, discussion and creation of your artwork. Take advantage of the group energy for inspiration and new ideas.

Friday, Sep 26

10 am – 12 noon

 

Made By Hand: Come Play in the Mud

Back by popular demand! Make a unique planter using hypertufa. It's porous, lighter than concrete, will survive frost and is easy to work with. For teens and adults. Please preregister, space and supplies are limited. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library.

Saturday, Sep 27

11 am – 1 pm

 

Seattle Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

Join Seattle Opera educator Robert McClung for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Funded by Friends of the Freeland and Coupeville Libraries.

Tuesday, Sep 30

12 pm

 

Langley Library


   

Children and Families

 

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required.

Wednesday, Sep 17 41906

10 am

Children's Day 2014!

Bring the entire family to the Children's Day celebration at South Whidbey Community Park for a fun-filled Saturday featuring free inflatable bounce houses, lunch, and dozens of interactive booths! Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope and discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. Make sure to stop by and see us at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth!

Saturday, Sep 27

10 am – 2 pm

 

Adults

 

Let's Talk Books:” Byrd” by Kim Church

Did you love it? Did you hate it? Did it make you think? Come join the discussion and share your thoughts. Facilitated by Jamie Whitaker.

Thursday, Sep 4

6:30 pm

 

Gadget Clinic

Tangled up by technology? Get help with your electronic devices. Bring your laptop, camera, or eReader. Assistance provided by Joel Kennedy, A-Tech Whidbey. Space is limited; please preregister and let us know what kind of device you will be bringing. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library.

Saturday, Sep 6

10 am

 

The Books We Love: What I Read on My Summer Vacation

Summer sunshine may be fading now, but good books will stay in your memory forever. What were your favorite reads this summer? Come join this friendly discussion and learn about great reads, and share some of your own!

Friday, Sep 12

10 am

 

Understanding Trauma: Your Past Need Not Determine Your Future

Join us in learning self-help approaches to work with personal trauma. Craig Weiner, DC, and Suzanne Fageol, CC., trainers and teachers in the field of trauma work, will offer insights into restoring well-being and resilience. Funded by Friends of Langley Library.

Friday, Sep 19

10 am

 

Treasures of Syria: An Illustrated Talk

See Syria, for millennia a Middle East crossroads, in a rare look just months before the current war began. Explore and learn about Syria's historic sites, its culture, and its people. Presented by Rich Thom.

Thursday, Sep 25

6:30 – 8 pm

Oak Harbor Library

       

   

Children and Families

 

Every Child Ready to Read and Rock Early Learning Fair!

Kickoff fall storytimes with celebrated musician Alleyoop and explore Thrive by Five Washington's UNI Portable Early Learning Lab. Discover new, fun ways to reinforce early learning through music, then play with hands-on STEM and literacy activities for our youngest learners. The UNI Early Learning Lab is an all-day event. For children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

Wednesday, Sep 10

 

10:30 am


Ready Readers:

Caregiver required.

 

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months.

Wednesdays, Sep 17, 24

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years.

Tuesdays, Sep 16, 23, 30

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years.

Thursdays, Sep 18, 25

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Children's Day 2014!

Bring the entire family to the Children's Day celebration at South Whidbey Community Park for a fun-filled Saturday featuring free inflatable bounce houses, lunch, and dozens of interactive booths! Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope and discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. Make sure to stop by and see us at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth!

Saturday, Sep 27

10 am - 2 pm

 

Teens

 

Afternoon with the Authors

Meet popular YA authors - Lish McBride, Karen Finneyfrock, and Sara Ryan! Learn about their work and what it's like to be a writer. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Saturday, Sep 27

2:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Adults

 

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of lightly used books for all ages, for sale at bargain prices by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Friday, Sep 5

Saturday, Sep 6

9 am - 5 pm

 

 

Read The Classics

Now is your chance to read (or re-read) the classics on your bucket list with a fun and supportive book group. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Fridays, Sep 12, 19, 26

10 am

 

 

Astronomy for Everyone

Island County Astronomical Society of Washington is dedicated to general astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. Each meeting includes presentations of basic astronomy principles and other select topics. No experience necessary.

Monday, Sep 15

6:30 - 8 pm

 

Puget Sound Whales for Sale

The Fight to End Orca Hunting Author and marine naturalist Sandra Pollard outlines the history of orca captivity while recounting the harrowing struggle - and ultimate triumph - for the Puget Sound orcas' freedom. Books available for purchase and signing. Supported by Orca Network.

Thursday, Sep 18

3 - 4:30 pm

 

Saturday Matinee@the Library "Gravity"

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this film directed by Alfonso Curaron. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Saturday, Sep 20

 2 - 4:15 pm

 

Computer Basics

Sign up for the ever popular class to learn basic computer skills in Windows 7. Class meets four times. Each class builds on skills taught in the previous session. Preregister for all four classes. Class is limited to eight people.

Mondays, Sep 22, 29

10 - 11:30 am

 

Free Citizenship Class

Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, this six week class will help you prepare. Satisfy your appetite for learning with this free class, taught in English by a library volunteer. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mondays, Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 29, 27

6:30 - 8 pm

 

Introduction to Craigslist

Learn the basics of Craigslist -getting connected to your local Craigslist community, setting up an account, internet safety, posting a classified ad and more. Please preregister.

Tuesday, Sep 23

6:30 pm

 

Mystery Book Lovers: Caroline Graham

Share your love of mysteries. Join the discussion of Caroline Graham's Midsomer series. Facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Thursday, Sep 25

3 pm

 

Oak Harbor Book Group

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns" by Margaret Dilloway, bring your covered drink, and join the. All are welcome.

Friday, Sep 26

11 am

 

Ready Readers:

 

Baby and Me Storytime

Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

9:30 & 10:30 am

 

Family Film: Bears

A documentary that follows the lives of a family of Alaskan bears. This Disney Nature film captures both the majesty and the danger of life in the wilderness of Alaska. Rated G.

Thursday, Oct. 9

2 – 4 pm

 

Raven Science Presents: Bats Don't Suck

Learn about Northwest bats and their importance to our ecosystems. Dispel some common misconceptions about bats and build your own bat house. For children ages 5 and up with a caregiver. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Saturday, Oct. 25

2 pm

 

Teens

 

Teen Dream Journals

"Turn Dreams Into Reality" during Teen Read Month. Learn simple bookbinding techniques to create your own dream journal - use it to keep track of your hopes, goals, and wildest dreams! Discover library resources to help spark your creativity. All supplies provided. Space is limited, please register. Supported by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

3 – 4:30 pm

 

Adults

 

Read The Classics

Read the Classics with Rita Drum. Supported by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Fridays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

10 – 11:30 am

 

Saturday Matinee@the Library "All Is Lost"

Robert Redford stars in this tense adventure drama about a man who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Saturday, Oct. 4

2 – 4:30 pm

 

Monday Morning Knitters

Knitters of all levels welcome! Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.

Monday, Oct. 13

10 am

 

GROWING HEALTHY CHILDREN: A STARS Training sERIES:

Beyond the Book - Discover fun and meaningful ways to use picture books with preschool children. Participants will experience hands-on science, art, math, music, and movement activities that all start with a great picture book! 2 STARS Credits. Limited space available; please preregister. Supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

6 – 8 pm

 

Low Cost/No-Cost Energy Saving Tips from PSE

Brian McCleary, PSE Energy Advisor, will answer frequently asked questions and describe PSE’s most popular and effective programs. Plenty of time for your questions, too. FREE low-flow shower-head to the first 10 attendees (limit one/household). All participants are eligible to win a free emergency kit from PSE.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

3 – 4:30 pm

 

Whidbey Island: Reflections on People & the Land

Meet the authors of this new and compelling anthology that captures the history behind natural and cultural areas of Whidbey Island. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Thursday, Oct. 16

3 pm

 

Astronomy for Everyone

Island County Astronomical Society of Washington is dedicated to general astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. Each meeting includes presentations of basic astronomy principles and other select topics. No experience necessary.

Monday, Oct. 20

6:30 – 8 pm

 

Artisan Bread Workshop

Warm your home this winter by baking artisan bread! Class features live demonstration, handouts, recipes, and free samples of artisan bread. Limited space available; please preregister.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

2 – 4 pm

 

Day Hiking the San Juan and Gulf Islands

Join Craig Romano, outdoor guidebook author and columnist, as he highlights favorite trails and wild places from his latest book, "Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands." Craig hiked nearly a thousand miles on 28 ferry accessible islands to research the book and will share destinations throughout the Salish Sea.

Thursday, Oct. 23

6:30 pm

 

right to risk: a film with kathleen jo ryan

“Right to Risk” chronicles the adventures of eight individuals – all of whom live with significant disabilities – on a 15 day, 225-mile whitewater rafting adventure through the Grand Canyon. Free film and refreshments provided by Skagit Valley College Disability Access Services. Please contact Penny Bump at 360-679-5393 or penny.bump@skagit.edu to request disability accommodation.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Mystery Book Lovers: Mary Daheim

Share your love of mysteries. Read a Mary Daheim mystery and join the discussion. Facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Thursday, Oct. 30

3 pm

 

Oak Harbor Book Group

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" by Susan Cain, bring your covered drink, and join the discussion. All are welcome.

Friday, Oct. 31

11 am

 


 

 

 

 


 



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