Camano Island Library Pilot Project Blog

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A spring day on Camano ??

When I mentioned shovelling snow from the driveway last post, it was meant to be ironic. Nature has a way of taking these things seriously, as this view earlier today from the library shows...

Friday, March 28, 2008

On with the show!

Hard to believe summer's not that far away when you're still shovelling snow off the driveway, but cheer up, it will come. This summer, the Camano Island Library has lots to celebrate: we're coming up to our First Year Anniversary in June, and we'll also be kicking off our Summer Reading program. First up is Brothers From Different Mothers with 2 shows on June 10 (10:50 AM at Utsalady Elementary School and 2:20 at Elger Bay Elementary School). They were a hit last year here during our Opening Week Celebration -- don't miss them! Check our webpage under "Events and Programs" for more exciting events, including the South End String Band! (You've probably seen this photograph at the Post Office...)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

History by the slice

Sno-Isle has been purchasing a great local history series from Arcadia Publishing called "Images of America". These are slim volumes that run about 130 pages, but they're packed to the gills with great photos. Some favorites: "Music in Washington", "Vanishing Seattle","Ferries of Puget Sound", and of course, "Camano Island" written by Camano resident Karen Prasse.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sneak preview

Keep your eyes on this blog and our calendar of events, because in the days and weeks ahead we'll be posting some of our Summer Reading events. Thanks to a grant from the Hafer Family Foundation, we'll be able to provide entertainment for you this summer, and on June 28, we'll be celebrating our 1st anniversary. Music by the South End String Band! Food! Surprises! (relax, you'll hear about the surprises here first!)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Concerto for Beach

Thanks to some of the comments from the last blog entry, I realize I missed listing some great bird books to bring to the beach. Shorebirds of the Pacific Northwest is essential, and Birdsongs of the Pacific Northwest is handy because the compact disc included allows you to identify stage-shy birds by song alone. Birds of the Puget Sound Region is also a great pocket-size beach companion. Some local NPR radio stations run the Birdnote series, and both NPR and CBC Radio have featured classical composers like Delius, Messiaen and Respighi who utilize birdsong in some of their compositions. (You know, with all this racket at the beach, it's a wonder I can get ANY reading done!)