Camano Island Library Pilot Project Blog

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lots of "Plenty"



We're gearing up for our next Stanwood/Camano: Together We Read community read, which will be "Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100 Mile Diet" by Alisa Smith and J. B. Mackinnon. What's the 100 mile diet? The authors experimented for 1 year to see if they could eat only food produced within 100 miles of their home (Vancouver B.C., in their case.)Could they pull this off -- and actually enjoy themselves in the process?
We'll be announcing programs very soon, including a showing of the film "Good Food" and a panel discussion featuring local farmers, restaurant owners and more. Check back soon for more details!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Can't Keep a Good Zombie Down


Vampires have been doing very well for themselves recently, but zombies have been making a comeback of their own lately. And these aren't your grandfather's zombies, shuffling along at a glacial pace. No sir, the new breed of zombie is amped up and eager to have you for lunch. The most recent (and heretofore unlikely) appearance is in the recent literary mash-up "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".
What could possibly be next? "A Tale of Two Cities and Werewolves"?