Oak Harbor Library Blog

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Real Answers from Real People 24/7

You know how you type questions into Google and usually you get pretty good information?

Then sometimes you don't find quite what you're looking for, cannot access certain things due to restrictions, or would prefer to work with a real person but not leave your home.

When you can't find something, or need better information from a real live information professional, turn to your library, where you can chat with a librarian 24/7.

AKA: Free, professional information help in real-time!

Another way the library is your answer for high value, high quality information anytime anywhere.


Photo courtesy of Mr. Velocipede

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lifelong Learning @ Your Library

The kids are going back to school, and so can you. The library is your doorway to information and lifelong learning - not just the resources, but the tools to access them along with real people who can provide assistance. Your library also provides a forum for in-person programs and events that enable discussion and debate - it's a center for people, ideas and culture.

Need to upgrade your technology skills so you can continue to participate? Book a Librarian for free one-on-one tutoring, or register for the upcoming Tech Talk series by calling the Oak Harbor Senior Center beginning September 1.

Enjoy films? Waiting for Superman, a forthright examination of education in America, will air on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm. On Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00 noon, bring your lunch to watch and discuss the PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, highlighting stories of communities taking positive action to fight hate crimes.

Learn how to use the library catalog to find books and movies on Wednesday, September 15 at 3:00 pm, join one of the library sponsored book discussions, or just find something new to learn at the library. Keep growing! Mary

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reliable Medical Information

Finding reliable medical information can be challenging, especially online.

Did you know that Sno-Isle Libraries provides you trusted, easy to understand medical information that is available free at the library or from your home computer with a library card?

Check out your library's Consumer Health Resources here!


This Month's Artist: James Moore

This month the Oak Harbor library displays oil paintings by James Moore. He says of his artwork:

"I paint because I like discovering something’s unique beauty, as I see it, and then capturing my feelings about it in paint."

James was born to a U.S. Navy family. He grew up in Hawaii, Sicily, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and California. With his wife, Sue Symons, he created and ran Moore & Symons, Inc., a marketing research and planning firm in Atlanta, Georgia. After selling their business, James and Sue lived in northwest Montana near Glacier Park for nine years, where he started painting professionally. They now live on Whidbey Island.

A member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Washington and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, Moore is represented by Insights Gallery in Anacortes, Crow Valley Gallery on Orcas Island, Gallery San Juan in Friday Harbor, Glacier Gallery in Kalispell, MT, and the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville. He is a founder of the Plein Air Painters’ U.S. Open and the San Juan Preservation Trust Plein Air Shows. James instructs at his studio and is on the visiting faculty of the Pacific Northwest Art School.

You can see more of his work at http://www.jamesmooreartist.com/