The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has offered a number of unique opportunities for a range of interests and lifestyles. Here's some of our past events.
On April 24, 2015, Seattle sports personality Bob Whitsitt gave a no-holds barred look at how professional sports really work. "Trader Bob" Whitsitt was named the most influential figure in Northwest professional sports by Washington CEO Magazine, and spent 17 seasons as an NBA president and general manager, building teams in Seattle and Portland that made the playoffs sixteen times. As president of the Seattle Seahawks from 1997 through early 2005, he negotiated the acquisition of the team for Paul Allen, and led a referendum that secured $300 million in public funding for what is now known as CenturyLink Field.
All proceeds benefit the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Lecture Series, which will honor one of Whidbey Island's and Washington State's luminaries.
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The Foundation was delighted to host an April 15 reception in Oak Harbor for Daniel James Brown, author of "The Boys on the Boat," as part of Whidbey Reads 2015.
A Halloween celebration of the creepier side of literature. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. And they risked the questionable cocktails made of who knows what. They got their scary on with selected readings from Last Leaf Productions, featuring all things frightening, including short stories, poems, and essays from the Sno-Isle collection of terrifying tales.
And some dared and dressed up in their ultimate Halloween garb to stake their place in the first-ever Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Halloween Costume Contest! Everyone was welcomed! And for those that didn't want to dress up? No problem. Everyone could vote for the best costume and take part in all the ghoulish activities.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation hosted another fantastic Western themed event at Carleton Farms in Lake Stevens in August. The event was a huge success, thanks to our many donors and sponsors who support the Foundation!
More than 60 Whidbey Island Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation supporters came together on March 2 to hear Anna Keesey read from her new book and the current Whidbey Reads selection, "Little Century".
The event was held at the beautiful Coupeville Library on Whidbey Island. Guests enjoyed a light buffet with northwest wines provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board. After hearing Ms. Keesey read there was an opportunity for guests to ask questions and a lively discussion ensued! Ms. Keesey then graciously autographed complimentary copies of her novel.
While the event was a sneak peek, many of the attendees had already had the chance to read Little Century, and appreciated Ms. Keesey providing background on Little Century's characters and plot.
On May 10th the Mukilteo Library became a showcase for Sno-Isle's digital collection, extensive catalog of baseball books, amazing auction items, and of course tons of great ballpark food.
Art Thiel entertained the audience with stories of Seattle's illustrious and fascinating baseball history, along with many insights into baseball's future in the region.
Guests enjoyed bidding on a selection of baseball memorabilia, and stepped into "Safeco Field" via a green screen photo booth. All the while enjoying classic ballpark fare of gourmet hot dogs donated by Del Fox Custom Meats of Stanwood, Cracker Jacks and "bunt cake"!
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