Oak Harbor Library Blog

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Free Film for All Ages: Beneath the Salish Sea

Beneath the Salish Sea: An Underwater Odyssey through Puget Sound – Saturday, Feb. 20, 2:00 PM at the Oak Harbor Library.

Although he films all over the globe, diver, BBC cinematographer, and marine biologist Florian Graner lives right here on Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island. His film, Beneath the Salish Sea, opens with the amazing variety of life just off Beverly Beach, and then broadens its focus to include other areas of Puget Sound. Graner, who works with Service Education Adventure (SEA), wants everyone to know just how rich the ecosystems are right here in our home waters so they will be inspired to protect them. He will answer questions about filmmaking or marine biology after the show. To add to the fun, SEA's 65-foot teaching vessel Indigo will be at the Oak Harbor Marina and open for free tours both before (11-1:30) and after the film (4-5:30pm). For more information call the Oak Harbor Library at 360-675-5115 or visit http://www.sno-isle.org/

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month

Oak Harbor Library celebrates Black History Month with a display featuring books, movies and music about African-American history and culture.

Our art display features the work of photographer John Pendleton.
Jumping the Broom
No form of marriage was recognized for blacks during American slavery. In its absence, the ceremonial jumping of the broom served as an open declaration of settling down in a marriage-like relationship within the slave community. Jumping the broom was always done before witnesses as a public ceremonial announcement to other members of the slave community that a couple chose to become as close to married as was then allowed. -- John Pendleton

John Pendleton is a professional portrait, wedding and landscape photographer. His works are displayed at various shops on island. For more information, visit John Pendleton’s web site: http://www.pendletonimaging.com/.