January Art Exhibit
Features Nine Local Artists
"My Island” Art Exhibit at the Orcas Island Library
The Orcas Island Library’s January exhibit will be a curated group show of Orcas Island artists and poets. The exhibit’s theme, “My Island”, was an invitation to for artists to submit work that is an expression of their relationship to this Island that we call "home".
The exhibit was curated by Library Art Committee member Andrea Cohen, and includes work in assorted media by Orcas Island artists, including Kandis Susol, Jill McCabe Johnson, Carla Stanley, Colleen Stewart, Caroline Wiltz, Margaret Payne, Myla Ross, Michelle Reed, and Andrea Cohen.
The Delight of Poetry
Six Tuesdays: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19
1:00-3:00pm at the Library
JoEllen Moldoff, Facilitator
Everyone is welcome!
Poems can touch the heart, spark the imagination, raise our awareness, evoke memories, entertain and surprise. We will read a selection of contemporary poems for the pleasure of reading aloud and sharing our responses to the writing. In the process, we can learn how the language of a poem works to make meaning. Writing prompts will be offered, but writing will be optional.
Here’s a sample of the kind of poems we will share, by former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser from his latest book, “Kindest Regards: New And Selected Poems”:
All night the moon was a lamp held steady
while an oak, alone on the crusted snow,
composed a long letter, thoughtfully forming
each word in the copperplate script
of its shadows. From a window halfway up
the stairs I watched it at work, the pale blue
airmail stationery smoothed and waiting
and the sentiments coming so slowly
that I grew impatient and climbed up to bed.
And I fell asleep wondering to whom
the tree might have been writing, and why,
and when I awoke the sky was gray
and cold, the sun hidden in clouds,
and the tree was just standing there,
reaching up into a few scattered snowflakes
beginning to fall, not trying to catch them,
but letting them slip through its branches,
and the letter, whatever its message, was gone.
Fee: $20, payable at the first class.
Registration: email email@example.com “YES”
Class size: 10-18 participants
Interested in researching your family tree? Come branch out with us!
The Orcas Island Genealogy Club is free and open to anyone who is interested in exploring family genealogy--whether you have years of experience or are just wanting to begin now, you are welcome to join. The monthly meetings happen on the third Tuesday of the month in the library Community Meeting Room from 10:30-12:30. The next meeting is on January. 18, 2019. Bring a computer or other device that can connect to the internet.
The topic this month is Brick Walls 101: Have you hit a brick wall in your genealogy search? Do you need genealogical strategies and tips to help solve difficult research problems?
Please bring an electronic device and whatever genealogy information you've gathered leading up to your research barriers.
We will discuss general brick wall strategy and work as a group, in teams, and one-on-one for solutions. For more information about the club and the upcoming meeting call Rebecca Johnson (360-298-6007) or Vicki Leimback (206-714-3348).