By Jean Markert
Director, La Conner Swinomish Library 

Library Happenings


March 27, 2024

It seems that spring has finally arrived, and we have lots happening at the library to get you ready for warmer weather.

Library Giving Day is here! You are invited to support the La Conner Swinomish Library as a vibrant, welcoming place for all! Your gift, now through April 4 as part of National Library Giving Day, will directly benefit your library as we look toward our youth summer reading program, ongoing use of our meeting space, author readings, musical events and more. Our goal this year is $15,000, with the first $5,000 matched thanks to a very generous donor. Your gift, in any amount, matters! Please donate at or at La Conner Library Foundation, P.O. Box 1025, La Conner, WA 98257.

Monday Tech Nights are back! Starting Monday, April 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., sign up for an individual 30-minute session to help you solve issues with your devices. Stop by or call the library to reserve your free spot. Thanks to volunteer Bernadette Bishop for helping us get this valuable service started again!

Thanks to our amazing community and the Quilt and Fiber Museum, we have new art on our walls featuring shops along First Street. Be sure to stop by and check it out. This season our art pieces feature local artist Joel Brock.

Winter Reads has come to an end. This year’s theme was Read Around the World in 80 Days. Readers traveled the world, even reaching outer space and under the sea! Our grand prize winner is Nicole Garcia-Swanson. She received a gift bag with treats from each continent. Thank you to all who participated, and don’t forget, summer reading is just around the corner.

We have plenty of great programs coming up in April:

If you love to cook and want to learn how to make good use of your food scraps, visit us from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, to see WSU Extension Educator Diane Smith demonstrate how to create a delicious soup with those pesky, leftover ends and stems.

If you liked that lesson, come back from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, to get practical gardening advice and learn how to start seeds for your garden from Master Gardener Cathy Markham. Grow the plants that will create the ends and stems for your delicious soup and more.

Our always popular interactive ukulele group returns from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for another fun-filled, interactive concert. Come sing, play or clap along or just come listen to this great group.

Kids, stop by the library on Monday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day and make a fun craft.

At 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, author Vi Hilbert will join us to discuss her book “Where the Language Lives: Vi Hilbert and the Gift of Lushootseed.”

Finally, join us for story time at 11 a.m. every Friday.


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