By Debby Farmer
Where in your community do you find an art show premiere, an evening of Flamenco dance and an entrance to the world of knowledge? Your local Blaine library is where!
National Library Week celebrations are underway and will run through April 16. This year’s highlight is a showcase of artwork based on Eric Kimmel’s book, I Took my Frog to the Library. This delightful collection submitted by Blaine primary school students is definitely worth hopping by and checking out. The Friends of the Library will be awarding prizes for the winning entries and free bookmarks to all who participate.
Mark your calendars now for an incredible evening of Flamenco and poetry by visiting artist, Sophie Dominik Echeverria. Hosted by the Friends of the Library, this celebration of the Andalusian region of Spain will take place Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Blaine library’s large meeting room. Seating is limited, so arrive early!
The purpose of the Friends of the Blaine Library is to furnish support, financial, volunteer and otherwise, for the improvement and well being of the Blaine Public Library. The group is currently seeking new members who share the same desire. Meetings take place every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library. Future goals include ongoing cultural events, book sales, and an increased awareness of the role of the library as a vibrant center of the community.
One recent and exciting addition to the library collection is the Learning Express Library Database. This database contains test preparation materials for advanced placement, civil service, college entrance exams, cosmetology, elementary, middle, and high school skills improvement, EMS, firefighter, GED, graduate school entrance exams, military, nursing, reading, math and writing skills improvement, real estate, SAT preparation, skills improvement with Spanish instructions, teacher certification, law enforcement, TOEFL and U.S. citizenship.
As with all Whatcom County Library databases, this can also be accessed from home with your library card via the WCLS website, www. wcls.org.