Oak Harbor Library Blog

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Deception Pass Photos on Display

Photographs of Deception Pass by local photographer John Pendleton are currently on display at the Oak Harbor Library. John is a professional photographer, award-winning author, poet and blogger.

Since arriving on Whidbey Island, John Pendleton has dedicated his time to unmasking the sublime beauty of the island and its people. You're invited to follow his blog at http://blogs.southwhidbeyrecord.com/northwestdream/

To see more of John's work, visit his web site: http://www.pendletonimaging.com/

Monday, September 26, 2011

Free Downloads!

Sno-Isle Libraries offers you free downloads of thousands of books, movies, and music!

You can learn how to use these awesome resources at the upcoming Downloads class at the Oak Harbor Library on Thursday October 13th at 3pm. Learn more and register here.

If you can't make it to the class, you can always schedule a Book-a-Librarian class at your local library to learn how to download library books, movies, and music.


p.s. If you haven't heard, you can now use the Kindle to download free library books!

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—that's what Banned Books Week is all about. Skagit Valley College students will host a banned book week event on Thursday Sept 29 from 6pm – 8pm in the library meeting room. It is open to the public, who are invited to join the discussion about first amendment rights, censorship, and books that have been banned or challenged through history. The panel includes an ACLU board member, Skagit Valley College professors and a local pastor.

Sno-Isle Libraries commitment is to uphold First Amendment rights through freedom of expression, open exchange of ideas and access to information. The library is a community resource for people of all ages, races, creeds, national origins, sexual orientation, and political or social views. It is a physical and virtual place where ideas and information are freely exchanged, and every customer’s journey with materials is valued. A variety of viewpoints are represented in the library collection, and the library upholds the right of the individual to obtain information, though the content may be controversial, unorthodox, or unacceptable to others.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Around the World

Planning a trip? Sno-Isle Libraries has everything you need, including guidebooks, language learning resources, maps, Internet access, and knowledgeable staff.

And, the Oak Harbor Library is hosting an Around the World travel series! All programs are on Tuesdays at 6:30pm:

September 20: What to Pack

September 27: Route 66

October 4: African Safari

Bring your dreams and friends and join us at these fun events!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Not In Our Town PBS Screening

Oak Harbor Library presents a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, on Wednesday, September 21, at noon. Bring your lunch, and join the discussion!

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking action after a local immigrant is killed in a hate crime attack by seven teenagers. While starkly revealing the trauma of hate, the film provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence.

The screening in Oak Harbor is part of the Not In Our Town National Week of Action, held from September 18-24. During the Week of Action, communities across the country will use the film to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence.

For information about the screening or documentary please contact the Oak Harbor Library at 360-675-5115 or visit www.sno-isle.org.