Photos by Tag: library

December 31st, 2019

Friends of Library hosts art exhibit

The Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee presents an exhibit of works by local artists from January 2 through March 2020, in the Friends Community Meeting Room. Artists include: Donald Caldwell, Stephen Cheng, Anne Elkins, Kathleen Faulkner, Audrey Garbacik, Jan Hodgman, Jazz Morgan, Marcia Neu, Cynthia Richardson, Aimee Rudge, and Marcel Schwarb, and Gary […]

May 4th, 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 historian and muralist Bill Mitchell.

March 31st, 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.

March 5th, 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.

May 20th, 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.

April 23rd, 2009

With treasures

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

June 21st, 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 don’t have that technology at home. My advice to kids: play outside when the sun […]

June 20th, 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 Street.

June 19th, 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 memories revolve around “chapter books” and the exciting stories held within. Do yourself and your […]

February 3rd, 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 apartments will be made available in a renovated New Wilson Hotel on Commercial Avenue.

November 8th, 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 will watch election returns Tuesday night from the Gere-a-Deli restaurant in downtown Anacortes.

August 23rd, 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 Bill Mitchell’s historic murals (primarily outdoors on the exterior walls of local businesses) and sculptures […]

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