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Watch: An Afternoon with Dr. Robert Williams

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On October 16 we welcomed noted astronomer and lecturer Dr. Robert Williams for a special online presentation for The Trudy Sundberg lecture series. Video of the presentation is now available for viewing. A transcript of the event is also available for download. Dr. Williams is Astronomer Emeritus at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, where he served as Director from 1993-1998. Dr. Williams devoted much of his Director's Discretionary time on the Hubble Space Telescope to the landmark Hubble Deep Field project, which revealed in remarkable detail the structure of galaxies in the early universe.

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Watch: An Afternoon with Dr. Robert Williams

Event Featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Rescheduled to May 2021

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series 2020 featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has been officially rescheduled and moved to May 2021 due to the COVID-19 public health guidelines. The Trudy Sundberg planning committee felt it was important to do its part to encourage social distancing.

The rescheduled 2021 event on May 7 and May 8 will feature Dr. Hanna-Attisha and Enrique Cerna as moderator. This will include a student-only lecture and two public lectures, as originally planned for May 2020.

We want to thank all of the sponsors who joined with the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation who are making it possible for us to bring the very best speakers to Whidbey Island free of charge, and we are grateful for their continuing support as we now look to the May 2021 Trudy Sundberg Lecture event.

The Whidbey Community Foundation
The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island Bank
Whidbey Sun & Wind
Stonebridge Environmental Inc.
The Whidbey Island Democratic Club
Rue and Primavera
Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island
Dr. Ann Dannhauer
Friends of Clinton Library
Friends of Langley Library
Friends of Freeland Library

About the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund underwrites a lecture series honoring the memory of Trudy Sundberg and her lifelong commitment to discover, explore and exchange information, ideas, and opinions in an environment of respect and consideration.

An annual presentation by an eminent speaker, selected by a team of community and library staff representatives, explores the areas of interest that Trudy shared: education, literature, history, the arts, civic engagement and politics.

The lecture presentation is part of a programming initiative for adults on Whidbey Island, promoting reading and lifelong learning, and covering issues of current local and national or global interest. Funds for the program may also be used to enhance pertinent library resources and access to information for residents of the Sno-Isle Libraries district.


At any time, organizations or individuals may contribute funds online directly to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation for support of the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund. Tax-deductible contributions also may be sent in Trudy's name to:

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
7312 35 Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund is administered according to the policies and procedures of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, adhering to guidelines established with the Greater Everett Community Foundation.

For further information please contact Marshall F. Goldberg at or 360-675-5888.

Community Partners

We greatly acknowledge the community partners that make our mission a reality.