Oak Harbor Library Blog

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Matinees

Enjoy free movies and popcorn at the Oak Harbor Library on the first Saturdays of each month at 2pm.

May's movie, on May 7th, is Eat, Pray, Love, based on the still-bestselling book by Elizabeth Gilbert. Julia Roberts plays the lead role. It's a fun story of adventure, love, and self-discovery.

See you at the movies!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Local Search & Rescue Heroes at Your Local Library!

Whidbey Island Naval Air Station's Search and Rescue team will reveal their secrets of aircrew rescue, MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter capabilities, mountain search and rescue, and medical evacuations.

Held at the Oak Harbor Library on Thursday April 21st at 3pm.

Everyone is welcome to this exciting event featuring your local heroes!

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Library Snapshot Day in Washington

Yesterday was Washington Library Snapshot Day. Libraries across the state collected comments and pictures from the everyday life of libraries to share with others about the role libraries play in our communities and in our lives. One person at the Oak Harbor Library who came in to do some genealogy research wrote: "...librarians consistently greet patrons - ages 3 to 93 - in a cheerful, patient, motivated to help attitude..." Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! You are right, we are motivated to help, and always glad to see you. These are just a few of the people we "snapped" yesterday (pictures by Anne Murphy, Librarian).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Month's Artist: Stephany Vogel

Stephany Vogel is a painter, photographer and book-maker. The three paintings on display at the Oak Harbor Library this month are abstracts. She comments that the two small paintings are also sewn by hand and machine. They are called 'Deerskins', mostly due to the color. The larger abstract is untitled. Stephanie describes this piece as "a reference to cells, and the microscopic world in general."

She says of her artwork:

"Much of my work is abstract, though I do figurative work as well. I paint in acrylic on canvas, sometimes using multi-media techniques, and often cut and sew the paintings as well. My work has progressed over the past 20 plus years, from photography and printmaking, to painting. Though I still work in several mediums, I mostly consider myself a painter. I find painting very creative and satisfying. I have studied art formally, at the San Francisco Art Institute and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where I graduated in 1993. I have exhibited and taught: mostly on the West Coast. Art making is key to my life, and my identity." Her blog address is: http://www.makepeacearts.blogspot.com/