Oak Harbor Library Blog

Monday, May 24, 2010

Community Supports Summer Reading

Today I attended a meeting of the Officers' Spouses Club of Whidbey Island and received an amazing gift: a check for $800 to put toward Summer Reading for North Whidbey kids. Friends of the Library and Island Thrift have also given generously to this program to the tune of $1,250 each. What it means is that we can promote reading all summer long, AND provide great incentives for kids who participate in the library's program. Thank you to our wonderful donors: their support will directly benefit hundreds of children and families by promoting the love of reading and learning throughout the summer months. Let's Make a Splash at the library, and bridge that gap together!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celebrate Friends of the Library in Oak Harbor

Where can you stroll the Avenida Corrientes, enjoy some tapas, and celebrate Friends of the Library, all at the same time? At the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library annual celebration.
This is the event of the year: don't miss it!

Please join us at the Friends of the Library 17th Annual Tea on Thursday, May 20, at 3:00 PM at the Oak Harbor Library.
Introducing poet Lorraine Healy, reading from her new book, "The Habit of Buenos Aires" (Tebot Bach, $15). Whidbey Island-based Argentinean poet Healy's debut collection is, in her own words, "a love poem to a complicated, exasperating country [and] chaotic mega-city."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meet Irish Poet: Tony Curtis

Winner of the National Poetry Prize, Tony Curtis of Dublin, Ireland will visit Oak Harbor Library on Wednesday, May 12. He will present a poetry writing workshop from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. at Skagit Valley College room OAK 310. A poetry reading will be held at the library beginning at noon. The reading, sponsored by Skagit Valley College, is free and open to the public.

FREE Poetry Reading: Tony Curtis
Wed, May 12 at 12:00 - Library Meeting Room - Includes free coffee, tea & cookies

Tony Curtis was born in Dublin. His collections are The Shifting of Stones (Dublin, Beaver Row Press,1986); Behind the Green Curtain (Beaver Row Press, 1988); This Far North (Dublin,The Dedalus Press, 1994); Three Songs of Home (The Dedalus Press, 1998); and What Darkness Covers (Todmorton, Lancs. UK, Arc Publications, 2003). Pickings And Cuttings, a long running column of poetry quotations by Dennis O'Driscoll in the literary journal Poetry Ireland Review, was edited by Tony Curtis and published under the title As The Poet Said, by Poetry Ireland in 1997. He was awarded the National Poetry Prize in 1993. He now lives in North County Dublin, and is a member of Aosdána.