items tagged with library

May 4, 2011

Carnegie welcome

American benefactor Andrew Carnegie greets guests to the Anacortes Museum, which once served this community as a public museum. Carnegie built libraries throughout the United States. His funding in this city was matched locally. The mural was created by local … Continue reading

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March 31, 2011

Centennial bricks

Replacing blanks with library centennial bricks Thursday evening was former museum director Garry Cline. A 5 p.m. brick-laying preceded a Chamber of Commerce “after hours” attended by several dozen local business people.

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March 5, 2011

Library Centennial

Festivities took place Saturday at the City Library, where staff and guests celebrate 100 years of service to the community. Saturday activities began at 11 a.m., but there will be a series of Centennial events to follow all month.

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May 20, 2010

Promoting city library

Former Anacortes Museum Director Gary Cline (left) volunteers in the community. Last weekend he represented the City Library in a booth at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival.

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April 23, 2009

With treasures

An Anacortes Library client leaves the building Thursday morning with “treasures on loan.”

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June 21, 2007

Summer scene

Summer begins today, so the level of traffic will likely grow at Anacortes Public Library as young people tap into this rich resource of books, magazines, music, film and technology. Computers with Internet access are a draw for those who … Continue reading

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June 20, 2007

Library loft

It’s not really a loft, but I needed a short heading for this photograph of the Anacortes City Library interior as viewed from the top of the second floor staircase. It’s an amazing community asset. Check it out. 1220 10th … Continue reading

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June 19, 2007

Get a clue

This little dog’s message at the entry to the Children’s section at the Anacortes Library is “Get a Clue.” Smart parents will take advantage of this wonderful community asset as spring gives way to summer. Some of my best childhood … Continue reading

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February 3, 2006

Downtown housing

This new neighborhood of homes is just a block from downtown Anacortes, located on the long-vacant lot between Causland Park and the City Library. In a few months even more folks will call the area their home as public housing … Continue reading

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November 8, 2005

Sun sets on Election Day

Just a few hours remain in the day for those hoping to cast ballots on Election Day 2005. This photograph was taken inside the lobby of the City Library, where voters dropped off their mail ballots. Many candidates and supporters … Continue reading

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August 23, 2005

Forest Sky

Public art is a priority in Anacortes, as evidenced in part by this mixed media piece in the foyer of the Anacortes Public Library. The 2003 creation titled “Forest Sky” is the work of Lanny Bergner. Other public art includes … Continue reading

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November 11, 2003

Seasonal patterns

This photograph showing evidence of season’s change became part of my historic archives collection with completion of the landscaping project at the City Museum. Last year at this time moss filled the cracks between tiles on the museum patio, while … Continue reading

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