Oak Harbor Library Blog

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winter Stories: Storytime is not just for kids!

Come to the Oak Harbor Senior Center on Wednesday January 26th at 12pm and enjoy short stories, essays, and poems read aloud!

Now being read to is no longer just for kids. Bring your lunch and listening ears for a nice way to spend an afternoon and enjoy great conversation with your community.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scandinavian Film Festival in Oak Harbor

Spend the day immersed in Scandinavian films without having to drive to Seattle's international film festival. Co-sponsored by the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge and the Friends of the Oak Library. Free, and subtitled, of course! Held at the library: doors open at 9:45 a.m.

Titles and show times as follows:

10:00 a.m. Troubled Water (2008) - Directed by Erik Poppe
12:45 p.m. - Fjols Til Fjells (1957) - Directed by Edith Carlmar
2:40 p.m. Mother of Mine (2005) - Directed by Klaus Haro

Open to the public; may not be suitable for children.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy 2011: The Year of the eReader

It seems that eReaders, such as the Nook and Sony Reader, were very popular gifts at the holidays! Look no further than your local library for eBooks to download.

To get started, go to the Sno-Isle Libraries homepage and follow these simple steps:

1. Click on Downloads on the left-hand side of the screen

2. Click on Getting Started > Quick Start Guide

3. Download the appropriate free software to get started and follow the simple steps

4. Find, check out, and start reading your free eBooks!

As always, ask your local librarian if you have questions along the way.

And, for additional help, join us on Tuesday February 22, at 3pm, for the "eReaders Explained" program at the Oak Harbor Library.

Happy Learning!

Monday, January 3, 2011

This Month's Artist: Sue Martell

Sue Martell is currently under contract with Geme Art, Inc. in Vancouver, WA. Her focus is on highly realistic botanical watercolors.

Her series of published botanical paintings was showcased in the March 2005 issue of Decor Magazine.

Sue was a member of the Penn Cove Cooperative Gallery in Coupeville for 10 years and has also been represented by the Blue Heron Gallery and the Insights Gallery.

Sue says of her work: "It is my greatest wish that everything made by my hands be gracious and lovely and reflect the faith that gives me peace."