Camano Island Library Pilot Project Blog

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Greener Spring?

Today the White House announced that, for the first time since the Roosevelt era, there would be an actual (organic) vegetable garden on the White House grounds. Here at the library, we've seen an increase in interest about vegetable gardening as a method of supplementing the family budget. I think it's one of those 'tipping point' moments, where a combination of economic hardship, concern about a healthy lifestyle, and the increasing reliance on fossil fuels to truck in produce results in a revitalized "home grown" approach to eating.

And of course, growing it yourself means no pesticides or genetic modification -- and gardening is a great form of exercise.

Stop by the library or search our catalog online -- we have lots of information to get you started.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Programs, Get Your Programs Here

Our Library is tiny but we manage to squeeze a lot of activity into the space we have. This week we had 2 great programs: Ford Giesbrecht brought his guitar to demonstrate the elements of songwriting, and Sarah Schmidt and Dan Pedersen talked about their book "Getting to the Water's Edge on Whidbey and Camano Islands". We're very lucky to have so many talented and generous folks in the area willing to share their expertise. We don't have room for anything fancy, but I don't think you can beat hearing someone share their passion. We hope that folks around here will think of us as an extension of their living room, a place to swap stories with friends, and yes, maybe even bring out the guitar.
Check our calendar in the library or online for our next round of programs. We look forward to seeing you!