Oak Harbor Library Blog

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This Month's Featured Artist

Photographer John Pendleton has his work on display at Oak Harbor Library during the month of July. John is a professional portrait, wedding and landscape photographer. His works are displayed at various shops on island. You can also meet John and see more of his work at the Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For more information, visit John Pendleton’s web site: www.PendletonImaging.com.
p.s. one of the pictures on display is of my son, Zach, taken at West Beach in Deception Pass Park, a high school grad photo John made last year. It's been fun to see Zach in the library every day! Mary

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Phenomenal Handclapping

Kids, check out these how-to videos for summer reading clapping games. Miss Debbie and her granddaughter Alissa demonstrate Down Down Baby and Miss Mary Mack, traditional hand clapping games for two people.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of the British North America Act, which united Canada as a single country. Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", the occasion marks the joining of the colonies of Noval Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada was divided into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada is regarded as having become a kingdom in its own right on that date although the last vestiges of British control were not surrendered until 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.
Want to read some great books by our neighbors to the north? Try these:
Fall on your knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald
Unless by Carol Shields
The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood
Late nights on air by Elizabeth Hay