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Vol. 5, No. 2                                     Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110                                             Fall 2002

Mark your
calendarin the
These fall events take place
library unless otherwise noted.
Kitsap Reads: “A Conversation with
Rick Bragg,” author of All Over But
the Shoutin’, 5 p.m., Bainbridge High
LGI room.
Library Book Group: Ava’s Man by
Rick Bragg, 7 p.m.
Bienvenido to a bilingual story time
for the whole family, with Rebecca
Newth, author of Mi Abuelita (My
Little Grandmother) and Poulsbo
writer Joe Gonzalez. 2 p.m.
Speakers Forum: Nicole Newnham,                                                                                         Coming to Bainbridge
“Documentary Film in America, an                                                                                   Authors Rebecca Newth and Rick Bragg will be among the
Insider’s Perspective.” 4 p.m.                                                                                 renowned speakers appearing at the Bainbridge Public Library
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9                                                                                           this fall. Newth will read from her latest book, Mi Abuelita, at
Visually Impaired Persons Support                                                                              a special family event. Pulitzer prize-winner Bragg will wrap
Group meeting, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                        up the year of Kitsap Reads programs with a talk about his new
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12                                                                                           book, Ava’s Man.
Friends of the Library book sale,                                                                                  (For time and more information, see calendar and
10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                                                                 articles inside.)
Opera Preview: Tchaikovsky’s

                                         Kitsap Reads presents Rick Bragg
Eugene Onegin, 2 p.m.
Library closed.
KRL staff training day.                      Kitsap Reads wraps up a six-author         who reminds us more forcefully and             Charlie Bundrum, who died one year
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16                    series with Rick Bragg, a great southern       wonderfully of what people and families        before Rick was born.
“Cultural and wildlife safari to Kenya   storyteller, Sunday, September 29, at          are all about,” wrote a reviewer in The            Bragg has received many awards, but
and Tanzania” with Sandra Brown,         5 p.m. in the Bainbridge High School           New York Times Book Review.                    he says that more important than any of
director of Adventure Associates.        auditorium (large group instruction room).          Bragg’s first book, Shoutin’,             them is the fact that the books speak to
7:30 p.m.                                    Bragg has authored two critically          recounted the life of his mother, who          the working class and poor people of the
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20                       acclaimed bestsellers, All Over but the        absorbed the cruelties of an alcoholic         modern-day South.
“A Sunday Afternoon of Estate            Shoutin’ and his latest release, Ava’s         husband haunted by his service in                  Books by the author will be available
Planning,” with Marite Butners and       Man.                                           the Korean War, and showed how she             for sale, and an autograph session is
Dorothy Foster, 2-4 p.m.                     Bragg is a national correspondent for      struggled, in endless cotton fields, to        expected after Sunday’s talk.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26                     the New York Times, and was awarded            make a living for her three sons.                  Kitsap Reads is presented by Kitsap
Island Theatre Play Reading at the       the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in           In Ava’s Man, Bragg continues his         Regional Library and sponsored by the
Library, 7:30 p.m.                       1996.                                          personal history of the Deep South,            Independent Booksellers of West Sound,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27                           “It is hard to think of a writer           telling the story of his grandfather,          the KRL Foundation, and The Sun.
Speakers Forum. Daniel Waugh,

                                         Why Bainbridge Foundation matters
“The Silent Road: the Interaction of
Civilizations in Eurasia Across the
Centuries.” 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3                       BY VERDA AVERILL                               and designate funds for each, or just              This year, Bainbridge Foundation
Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society                                                          write a check to cover all, in which case      volunteers urge you to take a little more
display and presentation. 4 p.m.             Shorter days, cooler nights and            your donations will be prorated. (Of           time to consider the needs of our various
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6                    falling leaves are sure signs of fall. And     course, your library board and staff hope      agencies, and give a bit more generously
Library Book Group. Stones from the      along with them comes the Bainbridge           you will give generously to the library,       if you can. Bainbridge Library Board
River by Ursula Hegi. 7 p.m.             Foundation drive, with its bright red          while you are making your choices.)            members join them in this request.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9                     packets in our mailboxes.                          The Bainbridge Foundation’s One                The Bainbridge Foundation is a
Friends of the Library book sale.            This year, as usual, the BF mailing        Call for All has been serving the Island       major source of funds for our library,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.                           is scheduled for October 1 — just a few        for more than 40 years now. When the           which is owned and operated by the
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11                      days after you receive this issue of the       concept was new, there were only a             people of Bainbridge Island. Funds for
Library closed. Veterans Day.            Library News.                                  dozen or so agencies here and it was easy      the building, which was first opened
                                             Most Bainbridge Island old-timers          to select those to which one wished to         in 1962 and enlarged in both 1982 and
Visually Impaired Persons support        consider Bainbridge Foundation an              contribute.                                    1997, have been provided entirely by
group, 1-3 p.m.                          old friend. It’s an easy way to write              Today, with more than 80                   gifts from generous Bainbridge citizens
                                         one check and support all your favorite        organizations appealing for funds,             — both individuals and groups like the
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20                   worthy causes. Newcomers to this island        the decision making is not so simple.          Rotary Club.
“Hill Towns of Tuscany and Umbria”
                                         may want to take a little more time to         That may be why, for a few years, the              Today, Bainbridge Foundation Funds
with Matthew Brumley. 7:30 p.m.
                                         look over the material in the packet and       number of donations to BF was falling          are more necessary than ever.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24                      consider all the options. You can check        off, though the total amount given has
Speakers Forum. Jennifer Trimble,        your favorite non-profit organizations         continued to climb each year.                                       continued on page 2
“Reconstructing Imperial Rome:
Stanford’s Digital Forma Urbis
Romae Project.” 4 p.m.
                                           Also in this issue:
Library closes at 5:30 p.m.                New art exhibit is thought provoking ............................................................................. page 12
Library closed. Thanksgiving Day.
                                           Young people’s pages: The past comes alive ............................................................. page 6, 7
                                           Writers’ institute signs winter instructors .................................................................... pages 11
                 Continued on page 2
                                           History: The Black family’s involvement in library .......................................................... page 3
                      Yesterday’s student pages:
Islanders support our Where are they today?
library in many ways                                             Anyone who uses the Bainbridge library frequently
                                                             notices them. Student pages help out in many ways,
BY VERDA AVERILL                                             easing the work of library staffers and volunteers and
                                                             helping library patrons.
     Every fall your Bainbridge Library Board, like the          Since pages usually serve at least a year, sometimes
other volunteers who work for local non-profit agencies,     longer, they are missed when they move on to college
appeals for your donations to the Bainbridge Foundation.     or careers. If you’re wondering what some former pages
     We remind you that our beautiful Bainbridge Public      are doing, here’s a brief update.
Library and its surrounding gardens, which attract               Anne Bayley, a 1995 Bainbridge High School
visitors from afar as well as frequent visits from about     graduate, completed her biology degree at Harvard in
90 percent of our residents, were built entirely by          2000. She taught English to French public schoolchildren
donations — without so much as a dime of tax money.          in Paris for two years and is now studying environmental
     And every year, you respond generously.                 science at the University of Lyon. She also served as
     We hope you will do so again.                           maid of honor at her father Jon’s August wedding to
     We are well aware that this is not the best of times    Martha Knappe (now Bayley), Kitsap Regional Library          Chelsea Siler              Jeanette (left) and Julie
for most of us financially. Many of us have had to           Collection Manager and fiction specialist.                                              Fiess (in November 2001)
postpone some travels, cut back on those extra lattes,           Both Fiess sisters were pages for the Bainbridge         College in Minnesota. C. J. successfully juggled high
and generally watch the budget more closely.                 library. Jeanette graduated from Whitman College in          school classes, his library job, and editorial and writing
     We’ve done that at the library, too, turning down the   2002 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is now in      responsibilities for the BHS newspaper. He hopes
thermostats and turning off the computers when they are      a Ph.D. program at the University of Hawaii studying         to continue his journalism training by working for
not in use. Little things, but they’ve made a difference.    marine biology — specifically, fish endocrinology. Julie     Carleton’s paper, The Carletonian.
     Still, the fact remains. We need to raise about         is majoring in economics at Whitman College and just             Since her graduation from Bainbridge High School,
$120,000 to operate our library building through the         finished a summer internship at the Poulsbo branch of        former page Chelsea Siler has run the Victoria, B. C.
end of the year. Thanks to generous donations from over      Edward Jones Investments. She has now returned to            Marathon, taken up rowing and graduated from the
400 library users, we raised more than half that amount      Whitman to begin her junior year. Both Jeanette and          University of Washington with a B.S. in psychology.
(about $64,000) in our spring Annual Appeal.                 Julie worked at the campus library during college, and       Chelsea currently works for the U.W. as a researcher
     The only other appeal we will make this year is         Julie is still employed there.                               in the psychology department, studying family
through our Bainbridge Foundation. And we hope those             C. J. Griffiths worked at the Bainbridge library until   communication. She plans to return to school to earn her
of you who have not yet given to the library will do so      he recently left to start his freshman year at Carleton      Ph.D. in school psychology.
by checking the library on your BF card and returning
your pledge promptly. (Even if you did give during the
spring Annual Appeal, perhaps you may want to give a         From front page
bit more now.)
     While board members, staff, volunteers and library
                                                             Bainbridge Foundation
users all appreciate the generosity of our many donors,          The library’s floor space is now twice what it               A word of explanation may be necessary for
we are sometimes puzzled by the fact that their number       was before the last expansion, and maintenance costs         newcomers. The Bainbridge library is a branch of Kitsap
is quite small. Of the 21,000 residents on Bainbridge        continue to increase. Energy, insurance, clean-up and        Regional Library, which provides staff salaries and
Island, we usually receive gifts from only about 400 or      routine maintenance — all of these take more and             circulating materials (books, tapes, videos, etc.) and
500. That’s a very small percentage, and we wonder why       more dollars. What’s more, the library has actually          is supported by our tax money. But Kitsap Regional
others do not give.                                          increased its hours of service, while many other libraries   Library does not pay for the building to house the staff
     You really do not have to be wealthy to share a         throughout the Puget Sound area have been cutting back.      and materials. All funds for the building are provided by
few dollars with the library. Every gift, no matter how      (The Seattle Library was closed down completely for a        donations.
small, is much appreciated. Just $6 from each of 10,000      while this past summer.) The Kitsap Regional Library             Today, the operating budget for the Bainbridge
Islanders would put us over the top for this year’s          recently approved staffing here for a third evening per      Public Library facility (building and grounds) is well over
budget. Can you spare $6? Or perhaps $60? Think about        week, to better serve commuters, students and others         $100,000 per year. Estimated expenses for 2002 are about
it.                                                          who cannot use the library during the day. Our library       $120,000 (down a bit from 2001, thanks to some careful
     Of course, while the simplest way to help the library   is now open Tuesday evenings, as well as Mondays and         cost cutting). Generous donors gave over half that amount
(and other organizations) may be through the Bainbridge      Wednesdays, until 8:30, as well as Thursdays, Fridays        during the spring Annual Appeal. Library users are hoping
Foundation’s One Call for All, there are plenty of other     and Saturdays from 10 to 5:30 and Sundays from 1 to 5.       Bainbridge Foundation donations will provide the rest.
ways you can help us keep the doors open. Consider

                                                             Friends of the Library News
these possibilities:
     —The Library Speakers Forum. Tickets are
still available for the 2002-2003 series of outstanding
speakers, and are only $35 for the remaining programs.           The beginning of the school year brings busy days        and many other subjects. Videos and books on
     —Rent the meeting room. It holds about 100 and is       for the Friends of the Library, and great opportunities      tape are another growing part of the collection, and
perfect for annual meetings, seminars, and other special     for kids and families to stock up on a wonderful             Friends sales often feature quality used titles from the
events. Rates are modest, beginning usually at about $25     selection of used books. Statistics show that the            collection upstairs.
per hour.                                                    Bainbridge Public Library is one of the busiest in               In an effort to keep up with the growing numbers
     —Advertise in the Library News. Space costs             the region, and donations to the Friends book room           of books for sale, the Friends will be remodeling their
little and helps both you and the library, spreading your    are plentiful and often fascinating. Everything from         book room this year, adding a much-needed door
message while increasing the library bank balance.           paperback mysteries to beautiful coffee table quality        between the current book room and conference room,
     —Stick your neck out and feed the giraffe. Kathy        hardcovers are truly great values at Friends book sales.     improving traffic flow. Shelves will also be added
Fraga’s friendly creature in the main lobby thrives on a         In addition to patron donations, the Friends often       to the conference room so that more books can be
diet of greenbacks. (And so does the library.)               receive donations of used books, videos and tapes            available for sales.
     —Support the Friends of the Library book sales.         from the library collection itself. Weeding is a                 Saturday soccer matches won’t be a problem for
Buy books inexpensively and meet your friends on the         regular activity of a healthy circulating library, and       families who want to shop at FOL book sales, either.
second Saturday of the month.                                the Bainbridge Library makes room for new titles             Traditionally, the sales are held on the second Saturday
     These are just a few of the ways you can help. Think    by donating outdated ones to Friends book sales.             of each month, and will continue, but Sunday sales
about them. Please do what you can. And we thank you.        Recently, FOL sales have featured books on gardening,        have been added four times a year: In December,
                                                             landscaping, knitting, quilting, home decorating,            March, June and September.

                                                                 From front page
  1270 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
      The Bainbridge Island Library News is                      Calendar
 published every quarter by the Bainbridge Library               FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29                                      TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
 Board, a non-profit organization, and distributed to            Library closed.                                          Library closed. Christmas Eve.
 all Island residents and local library users. Verda
                                                                 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4                                    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25
 Averill is editor; contributing writers are all regular
                                                                 Library Book Group. Year of Wonders by                   Library closed. Christmas Day.
 library volunteers.                                             Geraldine Brooks. 7 p.m.
      Board members are Steve Larson, president;                                                                          TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31
 Verda Averill, Susan Bottles, Susan Bray, Marite                WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11                                   Library closes at 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
                                                                 Visually Impaired Persons Support Group. 1-3 p.m.
 Butners, David Guterson, Don Harrington, Richard
 Hassell, Wyman Johnson, Marlene LeMire, Bob                     SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
                                                                                                                          ONGOING EVENTS
 Linz, Marty Sievertson, Val Tollefson, and Tom                  Friends of the Library book sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.         FRIDAY TIDIES garden volunteers.
 Yamasaki. Branch manager is Cindy Harrison,                                                                              Meet every Friday at 9 a.m.
                                                                 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
 Kitsap Regional Library representative is Althea                Island Theatre Play Reading at the Library. 7:30 p.m.    SENIOR CITIZENS computer hour,
 Paulson, and Hans Rothert is past president.                                                                             every Tuesday, 9-10 .m.

Page 2
The library’s early days

Elizabeth and Dorothy Black worked tirelessly
BY BARBARA WINTHER                                      for the library—Dr. James F. Hodges.                       The Black Family’s                                           Charles’s brother Frank never was a
                                                        Eventually 63 people signed the articles                   Historical Connection                                    Bainbridge Islander, but one of his three
    In the late 1950s, local Rotary Club                of incorporation                                                                                                    sons was—Leo, Dorothy’s husband.
members started talking to other civic-                     It was Elizabeth Black who                                 The Black connection to the Island                   They built a Swedish-style house—sod
minded Bainbridge Islanders about what                  encouraged Dorothy Black to be a board                     goes back to the late 1800s. Charles                     roof and all—near the Country Club.
could make the Island an even better                    member.                                                    Black and his brother Frank arrived in                       Following World War II, Elizabeth’s
place to live. One suggestion came up                       “Dorothy lived on the south part of                    Seattle shortly after the city’s disastrous              family decided Bainbridge Island
time and time again: a new library.                     the island,” stated Elizabeth, “just outside               1889 fire. A few years later Charles built               should be more than a place to go in the
    As preliminary discussions                          the Country Club. She had contacts                         a home on Bainbridge at Wing Point.                      summer. They moved there full time,
progressed into plans, Elizabeth (Mrs.                  with influential people , and she was a                        A strong member of the First Baptist                 and while Lyman worked in Seattle,
Lyman) Black, a superb organizer, took a                persuasive lady. I figured if we were going                Church in Seattle, Charles helped create                 Elizabeth volunteered for local projects.
leadership role, and soon Dorothy (Mrs.                 to build a library, we needed her help.”                   the Japanese Baptist Mission (Church)                    Although Dorothy’s family continued as
Leo) Black, clever at convincing people                     Elizabeth chuckled, “I ended up                        in Yama, the Japanese community on the                   summer residents, she, too, became an
to support projects, came aboard.                       as president of the board because Jim                      hill southwest of Port Blakely Harbor.                   avid Island volunteer.
    “A number of us kept meeting and                    Hodges didn’t want to be. He told me                       The church, built of lumber provided                         A number of years ago, Dorothy and
talking about a new library,” Elizabeth                 I should take                                              by the nearby mill, was dedicated in                     Leo passed away. Today, one of their
stated recently from her cottage on the                 the reins, made                                                                      1904 with                      sons, Alan, owns the Swedish house.
island. “There was Review reporter                      me think it                                                                          Charles Black                  Elizabeth and Lyman sold their Wing
Jake Jacobi, St. Barnabas priest Vincent                was absolutely                                                                       as a founding                  Point home in 1983, but retain a close
Gowen, go-getter Charlie Elicker                        necessary.”                                                                          member.                        relationship to Bainbridge, occupying
(he later became a state senator) and                       Elizabeth                                                                             Charles and               a cottage on the water nearly every
Chamber of Commerce President Jack                      and Dorothy                                                                          his wife, Nettie,              weekend, rain or shine. Their daughter
Gordon—those were a few of the early                    Black worked                                                                         had a daughter                 Lynn and her husband John (Cooper),
people. We thought it would be easier to                tirelessly,                                                                          and three sons.                Island residents, are active members of
raise money for a library than any other                raising funds                                                                        The family                     the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
kind of project. But what would happen                  and helping                                                                          spent summers                  Society. Lynn, a museum board member,
if we got started and didn’t succeed? We                guide the                                                                            on Wing Point.                 follows in the footsteps of her mother
worried about that. We wanted more                      way for the                                                                          After the sons                 with service to the community.
input. So, we decided to bounce it off                  successful                                                                           grew up, each                      For more than a hundred years,
the community.”                                         creation of the                                                                      owned a summer                 members of the Black family
    On a cold Monday night in January                   Bainbridge                                                                           house on the                   have worked for civic and cultural
1960, 27 citizens trudged into the                      Public                                                                               family property,               improvements to the Island. A thank
Winslow Town Hall to listen to a plan                   Library.                                                                             the eldest                     you to them all, and a special thanks
for a library. The assemblage agreed                    The doors to                                                                         retaining the old              to Elizabeth and Dorothy, who helped
to champion the idea and immediately                    the finished                                                                         family home.                   create our Bainbridge Public Library.
formed Bainbridge Public Library,                       building                                                                             One of the sons
Inc. After adopting a set of bylaws,                    opened to                                                                            was Lyman                         For more information on the
the group elected a seven member                        the public on                                                                        Black, father to               beginnings of the Bainbridge Public
board of directors: Elizabeth Black,                    March 17,                                                                            Lyman Black,                   Library, see They Like Noble Causes—
Dorothy Black, Marion Coleman, Paul                     1962.                                                                                Jr., who became                How a Community Built a Library,
Sakai, Stan Egaas, How Ryan, and a                                                                                                           Elizabeth’s                    pages 26-39.
man who became the financial lifeline                                                                                                        husband.
                                                                                Lyman and Elizabeth Black today.

Friends honor Faye Wickstrom Stipek and others
     Friends and family of the late Faye Wickstrom      the funds needed to keep the building open and                       John and Jean Casey                  Henry and Tomi Egashira              Steve and Molly Greist
Stipek have honored her with a memorial donation        running smoothly.                                                    Connie Castellano                    Diane Eggleston                      Caryl Grosch
to the Bainbridge Public Library. Her name will be           For their thoughtfulness, the Bainbridge                        Eric Cederwall and                   Ted and Kellen Eisenhardt            James R. Groundwater
added to the wall in the library lobby.                 Library Board extends warm thanks to the                                Johanna Vander Stoep              Ed and Joanne Ellis                  Fred and Anne Gruber
     Mrs. Stipek died peacefully in Harrison            following donors:                                                    M.E. and Roger Chaffee               Robert and Dorothy English           Annamarie Lavieri and
Memorial Hospital on May 22, 2002. She is                                                                                    Deborah and Ralph Cheadle            Richard and Patricia Erdmann            Albert Gunther
survived by her husband, Robert B. Stipek, and                                                                               Ann Cheng                            Enid Eshom                           David and Robin Guterson
                                                        Charles G. Abbott                 Richard Blumenthal                 Ulysses Cheng                        Brenda Bell and Stanley Farrar       Rosemary and Fred Gutt
four children: Robert C. Stipek, Brian P. Stipek,
                                                        Harmon and Patricia Adams         T. William and Beatrice Booth      Steven and Christine Christensen     W.T. and Jean Fenn Farwell           Craig and Sherry Hagstrom
Gwendolyn Joy Styke, and Grant G. Stipek, all of
                                                        Africa Safari Specialists         Philip and Eleanor Boren           Jack and Sue Christiansen            Betty and Joel Feigenbaum            Weston and Tinka Hall
whom live in the greater Puget Sound area, two          Jaye Jane Albright                Ed and Marie Borgatta              Doug and Valerie Christiansen        Allan and Barbara Ferrin             Maureen and Shirley Halligan
grandchildren and two brothers.                         Jeanette Alexander                Susan and Kim Bottles              Rose Yvonne and Peter Christie       Lee E. and Dorothy H. Fickle         Jack and Elizabeth Harding
     She loved books, and was a dedicated teacher.      Bud and Kathy Alger               Robert and Beatrice Bourdeau       Coastal Publishing Inc               Robert and Carol Finch               Mary B. Harmon
After receiving degrees in English and Swedish          Arthur and Cezanne Allen          Michael and Cheryl Boyce           Don and Neva Cole                    Don and Ellen Fisher                 Don and Jane Harrington
from the University of Washington, she taught in        Jacques and Doris Alloin          Shannon Boyington                  Orabelle Connally                    Drs. Timothy and Kathleen Fowler     Gerri and Dennis Harrington
Edmonds, Highline, and Salt Lake City school            Henrietta Alsdorf                 Ron Boynton                        Patricia and Charles Corlett         Kenneth and Jeannette Fox            Peter and Janice Harris
districts, and most recently, in the Bainbridge         Paul and Dorothy Amis             Paul and Debbi Brainerd            Barbara Shane and Michael Cox        Floyd Fredrickson                    Judy Harstone
Island School District.                                 John and Hilde Anderson           Mark and Karen Brody               Kemp and Barbara Crawford            Carol and Toby Freedman              Marylyn Hartje
     She requested no services, but her friends         Steve and Sue Anderson            Milton and Donna Brookfield        Tom and Luanne Croker                Betty and Brad Frizzell              Dick Hassell
suggested remembrances to the Bainbridge Public         Jerry and Barbara Anderson        Eric Brown                         Chuck and Mary Croy                  Ted and Alice Frost                  Russell A. and Betty J. Heald
Library.                                                Joseph and Carol Andrews          Jeffery and Denise Brown           Barbara Cunningham                   Constance and Clement Furlong        Russell and Jody Heglund
     Those who have contributed to the library in her   Leonard and Georgia Angus         Anne C. Browne                     Thomas and Suellen Cunningham        Bruce and Susan Galloway             Paul and Jean Hennessy
name (as of this paper’s presstime) include: Mr. and    Paul Axelrod                      Richard and Eloise Buchanan        Dave and Virginia Davison            Joan and Tom Gardiner                Emily Mansfield and Don
Mrs. Van Woert, Kenneth and Sylvia Richstad, Puget      Linda Holt Ayriss                 Susan Buckles                      Gregg Dawson                         Charles and Betty Gates                 Heppenstall
Sound Senior Golfers, Jacob and Ellen Jordal, Dr.       Robbie and Robin Baker            Colin and Gillian Bull             Eleanor Deines                       Clark and Cookie Gaulding            Robert and Ellen Hershberg
                                                        Frank J and Ann-Marie Baldwin     Bob and Sherry Burke               Wendy and Juan del Valle             Arnold Dickson and                   Sally Hewett
and Mrs. Melvin Rugg, Richard and Susan Walsh,
                                                        Kip and Diane Bankart             Mary Frances Burkhalter            Christopher and Jeannine Delgado        Jennifer Lynn Gillatt             Brian and Kristy Hilst
Robert and Faye Stipek, O. C. and Helen Alldredge,
                                                        Arthur and Virginia Barnett       Louis Burzycki                     Bob Deschamps                        Larry and Petie Glosten              John Hisey
Charles and Marjorie Caddy, Arthur and Dorothy          Ramon and Linda Beluche           George and Delores Bussell         Earl and Tina Doan                   Margaret Gordon                      Douglas and Christine
McLaune, Robert Downing, Tren and Nancy                 John and Ellen Benjes             Marite Butners                     Edward and Bertha Doremus            Tim and Missi Goss                      Hoffman
Wickstrom, Mary Boehmer, Emily J. Braun, Brian P.       Chester and Nancy H. Bennett MD   Bob and Patsy Campbell             Thomas and Nancy Downs               John and Margaret Gould              Stephen J. Holman
Stipek, Brian and Gwen Styke, Robert Stipek.            Benjamin Bevis                    Lynn and Alice Campbell            Mark and Tatiana Dudley              Laura B. Gowen                       Kristina Hoots

Other gifts                                             Paul Bianchi
                                                        Megan Bischoff
                                                                                          Campos Kids
                                                                                          Mary and Robert Carlson
                                                                                                                             Lynn Dunne
                                                                                                                             Kevin and Marybeth Dwyer
                                                                                                                                                                  Alan and Kathleen Grainger
                                                                                                                                                                  Lew Scheinert and David Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mussa Al-Bulushi and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kathryn Horsley
     Many other friends of the Bainbridge Public        Alan and Sarah Black              George and Lindy Carr              Robin and Paul Dye                   Jack and Donna Greenawalt                     continued on page 10
Library contributed during the Annual Appeal this       Ann Block                         John and Barbara Carver            Norma and Wes Edens                  Laurie M. Greig
spring. Their gifts totaled over $64,000, about half

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Fall reading

New fiction includes potential bestsellers
BY MARTHA BAYLEY                                      For literary fans, two major events are       in the author’s depiction of the future          Martin Cruz Smith, who has recreated
                                                 in store. John Updike will be releasing            society, with its complex system of              the worlds of Moscow and Cuba in his
    One look at this fall’s book reviews,        his 20th novel, Seek My Face - the                 degrees of kinship, social obligations           books, now tackles Tokyo, Japan on
and it’s clear that publishers have              story of Hope Chafitz, an artist whose             and controls, sexual mores and even              the eve of Pearl Harbor in December 6.
pulled out all the stops to offer a vast         life more or less represents the entire            appropriate pronouns.”                           Critics are calling this... “a superb thriller
array of great new titles. It seems that         history of post-World War II American                  Fantasy fans of all ages have Michael        and a remarkable evocation of place.”
every genre or category of fiction has a         art. Library Journal states, “the                  Chabon’s Summerland to look forward                  Former Bainbridge Island resident
potential best seller just waiting to be         novel achieves a remarkable depth of               to. Summerland involves all the right            Alan Furst’s latest thriller, Blood of
discovered.                                      characterization and a glowing beauty in           elements for a potential bestseller              Victory, also has a World War II setting,
    Mystery fans should be on the                its articulation of the artistic sensibility”.     – a Harry Potter-like protagonist,               with its aging hero moving between
lookout for Eliot Pattison’s Bone                     The other eagerly awaited event is the        meticulously created alternative worlds,         Paris and the Balkans as he attempts to
Mountain, featuring former Beijing               publication of Thomas Steinbeck’s short            and a baseball game to save the universe.        sabotage the flow of Romanian oil to the
investigator Shan (The Skull Mantra,             story collection, Down to a Soundless                  Readers of multicultural and                 Nazis.
etc.) as he is entrusted with returning the      Sea. Steinbeck (son of John) draws on              historical literature will enjoy Sandra              Last but not least, don’t miss
stone eye of a deity in Tibet - a journey        folklore, historical research and tales            Cisnero’s Caramelo, the poignant story           Christopher Buckley’s comic tour de
both physical and spiritual that involves        that he heard growing up to recreate the           of a young Latina from Chicago who               force, No Way to Treat a First Lady. The
rebels, renegade diplomats, ancient              world of Monterey County, CA in the                returns to Mexico City to get to know her        plot involves a philandering president
medicine lama’s and a ruthless Chinese           early years of the 20th century. Critics           remaining family.                                who is caught by his long-suffering
army officer.                                    are calling this... “a noble addition to the           Melvyn Bragg’s The Soldier’s                 wife in a compromising situation. When
    Another “must read” mystery is               Steinbeck legacy.”                                 Return paints a painful yet moving               the president ends up murdered the
British newcomer Carolyn Carver’s award               Two science fiction and fantasy titles        portrait of the English people’s struggle        next morning, she is charged with the
winning debut, Blood Junction. The               are getting a lot of attention. Burning            after World War II to return to the              crime. To her rescue comes “Shameless”
story follows journalist India Kane into a       the Ice, by Laura J. Mixon, is a gripping          security of a past forever changed. This         Baylor, America’s top trial lawyer (and
nightmarish adventure of close calls and         and ingenious novel that takes place               award winning title has been a best seller       the first lady’s former college suitor).
surprising escapes when she is charged           some two centuries from now on a planet            in Britain.                                      Kirkus calls this, “Unspeakably and
with murder while visiting an aboriginal         being terraformed. Publisher’s Weekly                  For thriller fans there are two new          endlessly funny. Unless you’re a former
settlement in the Australian outback.            states. “the novel’s real strength lies            releases that are getting great reviews.         president.” Enjoy.

Want to travel to another time or place?                                                                                                             will focus on the
BY GAIL GOODRICk,                                communities of Paris. These books are              illuminate this culture. One of them             Middle East conflict
Nonfiction Collection Manager                    loads of fun and make you want to learn            focuses on the role of the Northwest in
                                                                                                                                                         A four-part series of lectures and
                                                 more about the personalities involved.             the creation of Beat Culture—Poets on
                                                                                                                                                     discussions by speakers from academic
    Most people have mused about what                Greenwich Village in its heyday                the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen
                                                                                                                                                     and human rights organizations begins
life might have been like in another era         was a kind of Bohemian Paris in                    and Jack Kerouac in the Cascades
                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, October 3, and continues each
or in another locale. Sometimes a place          the midst of New York. Two new                     by John Suiter. Starting with Gary
                                                                                                                                                     Thursday through October 24.
and time are so fascinating that you wish        books describe the Village—The                     Snyder, all of these writers spent time
                                                                                                                                                         Topics are: Historical Roots of the
you could have been there to experience          Greenwich Village Reader: Fiction,                 in remote North Cascade fire lookouts.
                                                                                                                                                     Conflict, October 3; Political Geography of
it yourself! Here are some books that fill       Poetry and Reminiscences 1872-                     The author uses interviews with the
                                                                                                                                                     Israel-Palestine, October 10; The History
me with a yearning to have been there in         2002 by June Sawyers and Republic                  still-living authors, quotes from letters
                                                                                                                                                     of the Peace Processes, October 17; and
the midst of things.                             of Dreams: Greenwich Village, the                  and journals and beautiful photographs
                                                                                                                                                     The Current Situation, October 24.
    William Wiser writes lovingly                American Bohemia, 1910-1960 by                     to show how this wilderness experience
                                                                                                                                                         The series is sponsored by the
about Paris in his two books—The                 Ross Wetzsteon. What attracted all                 helped to shape the spiritual, literary and
                                                                                                                                                     Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities
Crazy Years: Paris in the Twenties               those rebellious and creative youth over           environmental views of these authors and
                                                                                                                                                     Council. Series tickets are $30 for
and The Twilight Years: Paris in the             the years? Greenwich Village seems                 their followers. If you want to sample
                                                                                                                                                     adults and $20 for students and seniors.
1930s. Wiser tells about the Paris of the        synonymous with freedom, tolerance and             the best of the Beats, try this book—Beat
                                                                                                                                                     Individual program admission is $10 at
artists, the writers and the most colorful       experimentation. And in fact, much of              Down to Your Soul: What Was the Beat
                                                                                                                                                     the door, if space is available.
of the crooks. Sylvia Beach and her              value originated in that small area.               Generation? By Ann Charters. She
                                                                                                                                                         The series complements the library’s
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore                    Then there’s the Paris of the West             assembles writings by and about the
                                                                                                                                                     fall art exhibit, “Opening of the Heart”,
feature prominently in both books,               Coast—the San Francisco of the Beats.              Beats providing a wonderful picture of
                                                                                                                                                     by Beverly Duperly Boos. (See story on
which center on the English-speaking             There are a couple of new books that               the Beat Generation writers of the 1950s.
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Author serves up back to back releases
BY SUSAN WIGGS                                                                                                                                  never allowed my membership to lapse
                                                                                                                                                even if I have moved around. In my
    Stella Cameron is one of the                                                                                                                hometown I visited the library several
Northwest’s busiest and most popular                                                                                                            times a week. Only two books could be
authors. While the rest of us are putting                                                                                                       checked out at a time and all those visits
up the green tomato pickles, she’s                                                                                                              were essential. At around 10 years of
cultivating readers with back-to-back                                                                                                           age, I went through a crisis of library
releases this fall.                                                                                                                             identity,” she confesses. “Until the age of
    In August, the paperback edition                                                                                                            12, you had to use the children’s library
of her bestseller, Tell Me Why, hit the                                                                                                         and I was bored with children’s books.
shelves. An engrossing story of lust and                                                                                                        A terrible time indeed, until I devised
obsession, the novel examines a mother’s                                                                                                        a diabolical plan. First I increased my
most basic terror–losing custody of her                                                                                                         library visits to as many days of the week
child.                                                                                                                                          as I could escape from home. Next I went
    The prolific author dreamed up the                                                                                                          to the adult library where I could browse
topic for the novel after hearing a law                                                                                                         but not borrow. The rest was simple.
firm’s radio commercial offering to                                                                                                             Choose the book of my heart’s desire, sit
represent men who want to gain custody                                                                                                          on the floor in a hidden corner until the
of their children. The main character,                                                                                                          library was about to close, put the book
Carolee Burns, is a gifted jazz pianist             Stella Cameron and her new release.                                                         back in the wrong stack and repeat all
in a Kirkland club and a single mom                                                                                                             steps the following day.”
yearning to reclaim her daughter from           Unrelenting suspense brings them to the            We lived in Bayonne, New Jersey with a           Cameron admits that the librarians
her controlling, manipulative ex-husband.       brink of the greatest betrayal of all.             fabulous view of the New York skyline        supported her subversive reading habit.
Enter Max Wolfe, a star football player             The storyline began life as a true             but fell in love with the Northwest when     “[They] were wonderful to me. They
sidelined by an injury, and the stage is        “what if” tale, Cameron explains.                  we came to visit family. We found a way      encouraged me and eventually even
set for Cameron’s trademark blend of                “I’d been in Louisiana, which I’m              to move here and wouldn’t live anywhere      selected books they thought I’d enjoy,
suspense and romance. Tell Me Why               crazy about, and the idea of questionable          else. Fate truly smiled on me, both when     then kept them behind the counter until I
takes place in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland      identity after death came to me. Those             I met Jerry and in allowing me to call       could return for my next session.”
and Juanita—pretty local for most of us.        extraordinary graveyards and the                   this country home.”                              To this day, the librarians themselves
    “Setting is always a character in my        mysterious atmosphere in New Orleans                   The author is well aware of the allure   are the author’s favorite feature of the
stories,” explains the author, “and it was      may have been the cause. Also, I am                of Western Washington.                       Library–particularly reference librarians.
a pleasure to deal with a background I          particularly fond of Father Cyrus Payne,               “Writing and the Northwest go            Books come in a close second, followed
know so well.”                                  a character from my book French                    together. If you don’t believe me, turn      by access to periodicals and having
    Cold Day in July is a September             Quarter. I may have been subconsciously            a rock over and see how many writers         Internet access to the library, also.
hardcover release from Stella Cameron.          looking for another story for him.”                crawl out....The weather is perfect for          She has an active web site at www.
The milieu for this one veers to the                She adds, “It’s been suggested I may           those of us who like to be cool, to watch, and encourages
south–to Toussaint, Louisiana, a sleepy         have spent a former life in the South. I           torrential rain—or even stand back and       irreverence from readers, writers and
bayou town of cypress trees, the mist           don’t know what I think about that but I           admit how good the lakes, mountains and      browsers. The site lists many of her
off sluggish waters and Spanish moss            do feel at home in a porch rocker!”                forests look in the sunshine. I’m a rain     author appearances, including the
trailing from live oaks. It’s a world of            Cameron’s books are likely to appeal           lover.”                                      Welcome Speech for this year’s Emerald
good-time living to a zydeco beat....until      to readers who enjoy intensity, suspense,              From her home office, the author has     City Writers Conference (October
the body of singer Bonnie Blue is found,        love, sexuality and a generous sprinkling          a view of maples and ivy. “It never looks    4-6), a presentation at the Washington
her neck broken. Local doctor Reb               of fun, and she has the sales figures              better than during a storm. Wet, wet, wet,   Association of Library Employees in
O’Brien doesn’t believe the gossip—that         to show for it. A regular on national              gimme water. The sight and sound of rain     Vancouver (September 26) and Bookfest
Bonnie accidentally fell to her death.          bestseller lists, she is the author of over        make me really active, a bit like bathtub    at Sand Point. Stella Cameron will be at
Now someone is trying to frighten Reb           60 contemporary and historical novels              mold when the caulking fails.”               the Seattle Mystery Book Shop booth on
into leaving well enough alone.                 and novellas.                                          Cameron–who is decidedly more            October 19, in the afternoon.
    Marc Girard believes the dead                   Far from her native Weymouth,                  attractive than bathtub mold–follows
woman may have been his missing                 England, Cameron describes a                       a set writing schedule. “I write from
sister rather than Bonnie and, though he        picturesque childhood.                             midnight to five or six in the morning,
vowed to stay away from his hometown                “I grew up running barefoot by                 sleep for several hours, then deal with
of Toussaint, he comes back to search           the sea and climbing trees. ‘She’s a               paperwork, exercise” –she shudders–                 NeWS brieFS
for the truth—even if it means joining          wild thing,’ my mother used to say—                “and do my reading. I satisfy my news           YOUNG PEOPLE’S Librarian
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along with his past. With only each other       London when he was with the United                     She describes herself as a proud,        middle of the children’s library, where
to trust, they find themselves marked           States Air Force. We married in England            card-carrying library patron. “The first     she is more accessible. Furnitur0e in the
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Young people’s library

Making the past come alive                                                                                                                      Coming
BY ELEANOR WHEELER                            library, and are magically transported to      Bat-Ami is a story about two young
                                              different times and places. These books        people growing up in Oswego, New
                                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
     Interesting times make interesting       are favorites with our younger readers,        York, in 1944. Chris Cook is a Catholic
                                                                                                                                              Preschool Storytime,
stories. Real or imagined, when woven         and are also used by some parents as           American teenager and Adam Bornstein             10:30-11 a.m.
into historical fiction they capture          read-alouds. We hear that they make for        is a young, Jewish Holocaust survivor
and hold our attention. Whether you           great family discussions.                      from Yugoslavia who is relocated to
enjoy a book’s setting, character or              One of the all-time favorites of           the fenced-off Emergency Refugee                 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
                                                                                                                                              Bienvenido to a bilingual story
plot, historical fiction offers books that    juvenile fiction is the “Little House on       Camp in Oswego. Their story gives a
                                                                                                                                              time for the whole family with
are satisfying and enjoyable. And the         the Prairie” series, by Laura Ingalls          strong sense of the times, and raises the        Rebecca Newth, author of Mi
best stories remain with us, enriching        Wilder. She introduced many young              troubling questions. In an afterword,            Abuelita (My Little Grandmother)
our understanding of history, and of          people to life in pioneer America              Bat-Ami discusses the Oswego camp                and Poulsbo writer Joe Gonzalez,
ourselves.                                    by telling the story of her own life.          records and the accounts of refugees and         2 p.m.
     Almost 2,000 years ago, Masada           Born in 1867, she wrote a series of            townspeople.
was the site of what has been called          autobiographical novels starting with               The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane             MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
the most dramatic and symbolic act            Little House in the Big Woods, written         Yolen, attempts to answer those who              Terrific Twos, 10:30-11 a.m.
in Jewish history, where the Jewish           in 1932. Her tales of pioneer life have        question why the Holocaust should be
Zealots chose mass suicide rather than        been enjoyed by generations of young           remembered. Twelve-year-old Hannah
                                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
submit to Roman capture. Masada: the          people and are treasured by many               resents the traditions of her Jewish
                                                                                                                                              Preschool Storytime 10:30-11 a.m.
last fortress, by Gloria Miklowitz, tells     families as read-alouds. Other authors         heritage until time travel places her in the
how Simon and his family and friends          have expanded the series by telling the        middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-
prepare, along with the rest of the Jewish    stories of different generations of the        occupied Poland where she experiences            WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Zealots, to fight and never surrender.        Wilder family. Recently, Cynthia Rylant        the very horrors that had embarrassed            Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m.
     The Roman Empire also extended           added Old Town in the Green Groves: the        and annoyed her when her elders related
into Great Britain. The eagle of the          lost little house years, based on Wilder’s     their Holocaust experiences
Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff tells of a        unpublished memoirs.                                Hiroshima, by Lawrence Yep, tells           DECEMBER
young Roman centurion who ventures
among the hostile tribes beyond the
                                                  My heart is on the ground, the diary
                                              of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux girl by
                                                                                             the story of Sachi, young Hiroshima
                                                                                             child who is there when the bomb
                                                                                                                                              In December three special
Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard      Ann Rinaldi, In the diary account of her       falls and who later comes to the U.S.            Storytimes for Pre-schoolers will
of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously     life at a government-run Pennsylvania          for treatment. It is also an account of          be offered.
disappeared under his father’s command.       boarding school in 1880, a twelve-year-        what happens when the atomic bomb
     Elizabeth I, red rose of the House       old Sioux Indian girl reveals a great need     is dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, told            WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
                                                                                                                                              Gingerbread. Beginning with a
of Tudor, by Kathryn Lasky, is the            to find a way to help her people. This         in short chapters in switching from
                                                                                                                                              lively flannelboard story, followed
fictionalized diary of eleven-year old        moving account of a young person’s             crewmen on the Enola Gay to children             by music, poetry and games, this
Princess Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry       life is from the “Dear America” series,        in a Hiroshima classroom. Finally, Yep           program culminates with a spicy
VIII. She celebrates holidays and             which relates the lives and adventures of      talks about the aftermath, immediate and         craft. 10:30-11 a.m.
birthdays, relives her mother’s execution,    young American women, as told in their         long term, including the arms race and
revels in her studies, and agonizes over      own words. “My Name is America” is             the movement for peace. One chapter
                                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
her father’s health. The book is part of      a related series about young American          explains the physics of the explosion and        A Story, A Story: Classic tales
the series, “The Royal Diaries”, written      men.                                           of radiation.                                    from many lands.
by a number of different authors. To find         The Night Flyers, by Elizabeth                  Picture books can also be based on          From Norway’s Three Billy
this series in our catalog, just type Royal   McDavid Jones, was the winner of the           history. A book by the local author Ken          Goats Gruff to Africa’s Anansi
Diaries into a title search.                  2000 Edgar Award for best Children’s           Mochizuki, Baseball Saved Us, is about           the Spider and including India’s
     While sitting on the riverbank in        Mystery, and is part of the “History           a Japanese-American boy who learns               Monkey and the Crocodile, with
the ancient French city of Orleans,           Mysteries” series. In 1918, caring for her     to play baseball when he and his family          puppets, flannelboards, songs and
seventeen-year-old Eloise hears a             family’s homing pigeons while her father       are forced to live in an internment camp         activities we’ll explore the world
voice which relates the adventures and        is away fighting in World War I, twelve-       during World War II. His ability to play         of story. 10:30-11 a.m.
struggles of the medieval heroine, Joan       year-old Pam comes to suspect that a           helps him deal with prejudice after the
of Arc, as she fights to free France          mysterious stranger in her small North         war is over.                                     WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
by driving out the English. Written           Carolina town is a German spy. At the               History is still being made. The            Cozy Quilts. Bring your
by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated           end of the book, there is “a peek into the     Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, shows              blankie! We’ll share stories,
by Michael Foreman, Joan of Arc               past”, presenting a brief history of life in   life in Afghanistan under the Taliban.           poems, puppets and songs about
of Domremy is filed in the Juvenile           that time and place.                                                                            wonderful quilts and other
                                                                                             Eleven year-old Parvana becomes the
                                                                                                                                              blankets along with the characters
Oversized Fiction section, at the                 If you are a baseball fan, check           family breadwinner when her father is            who are attached to them,
beginning of the juvenile fiction (before     out the baseball card adventure books,         jailed. As a girl, she cannot appear in          10:30-11 a.m.
the A’s.)                                     by Dan Gutman. Through the magic               public without a man as an escort, so she
     In the Newbery award winner Johnny       of time travel, you will meet famous           has to disguise herself as
Tremain, by Esther Forbes, the fourteen-      players from the past. The newest of           a boy.
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escaping into a Land of Magic and Mystery
    One of the best ways to escape the                                                                                                    unsure of her chances. Her fears also
dreary life of school and homework,                                                                                                       include the impending test which will
chores and nagging parents, is to sink                                                                                                    determine Keladry’s knighthood for
into a magical land of knights, sorcerers,                                                                                                good. Keladry begins to make a name for
kings and mythical creatures. Tamora                                                                                                      herself in Squire as a talented jouster,
Pierce allows you to do just that, with her                                                                                               and gifted commander. Her life is about
ingenious land of Tortall. As of now, Ms.                                                                                                 to get more complicated, with the added
Pierce has written three series involving                                                                                                 factors of romance and her increasing
this kingdom. We recommend all of                                                                                                         sense of duty as squire.
them, and will describe a tale of a knight                                                                                                     Lady Knight is the newest and final
and her hardships.                                                                                                                        book in the series, having only been
    Loyalty, courage, friendship and                                                                                                      released Tuesday, August 27th, 2002.
determination are the key factors in the                                                                                                  It is a climactic ending to the story of
life of Keladry of Mindenlan, the main                                                                                                    Keladry’s attempt at the impossible. She
character of her own series, “Protector                                                                                                   is given her first post as commander of a
of the Small.” Lives change and people                                                                                                    refugee camp near the border of Tortall
grow in more ways than one, and the                                                                                                       and Scanra, which is currently under
                                              Mei-Chun Woo and Laura Judson
good and just triumph over evil in these                                                                                                  dispute. Events occur which finally
captivating books.                            unexpectedly supported her wishes. At       she still faces the prejudices of her           command the respect of her refugees
    First Test, by Tamora Pierce              the arrival of Keladry within the king’s    training master and the court. Page also        and fellow soldiers. She is haunted by a
tells the story of a young girl whose         court, her new year-mates make her life     brings into the scene Keladry’s changing        vision of evil, which she must conquer
goal is to become a knight in a male          miserable, and dub her “The Girl”. Only     feelings for one of her friends, and the        to fulfill her destiny as Protector of the
dominated world. Keladry is the first         time would tell how her first test would    way she sorts it out with herself. She          Small.
female to attempt to become a knight,         end.                                        hopes her life as a page will end well, but          Once you have successfully avoided
and she faces many trials which she               Page continues the story of Keladry     Joren of Stone Mountain has other plans.        your unfortunate obligations to school
goes through with the determination           in her second year as a page in training.       Squire begins with Keladry facing           and home, sit back and think about the
that is truly heroic. The king only           She has finally earned the respect of a     the horrible fear that she will not be          magical world of Tortall you have just
recently had decreed that females could       small group of friends, including a sweet   chosen by a knight to be his squire,            left, and pray someone else has finished
become knights, and Keladry’s family          ugly mutt named Jump. Unfortunately,        because she is “The Girl”, but she is           your chores.

Summer reading
program draws
nearly 1,000
    The Bainbridge library’s Camp
Wanna-Read program, sponsored by
Kitsap Regional Library, drew nearly
1,000 children, and almost one-third
of them read the 10 hours required to
receive a free paperback book. Friends of         Summer
the Library donated the free books, and
gave away over 350.
                                                in the library
    Each child who completed 10 reading
                                                  Charles the Clown brought
hours was also entered in a special gift
                                              guffaws to this group of
drawing. Winners were Grace Kenyon,
                                              youngsters (above) at a special
Patrick Dight, Kate Sloat and Kendyl
                                              program this past summer.
Daniels; each received a $25 gift
                                              Harrison Berdan and Marcus
certificate redeemable at an independent
                                              Tonsmann (top left) were just
                                              two of a group of kindergarten
    Other summer workshops included a
                                              graduates from Ordway School
wire jewelry workshop taught by Kristin
                                              who met Tuesday mornings for
Tollefson. And July brought three special
                                              six weeks to discuss and read
programs: Bob Bailey III, Judy Nakata
and her dog Brandy, and Charles the
Clown kept the children spellbound.

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Stephanie Steele has a cheerleader’s attitude
BY SUSAN BOTTLES                                  plus filling in as often as she is needed.         Arts and Crafts as well. She is currently
                                                      While her official job description             helping organize next year’s Appraisal Day,
    As a library assistant Stephanie Steele       may be clerical, her attitude is clearly           a popular fundraiser started this year.
“pretty much does everything to facilitate        cheerleading.                                          To keep in shape she bicycles and
the physical running of the library, moving           “I had always loved the library,” she          plays tennis, as well as “slugging slugs and
items in and out, interacting with the            explained. “The library really personifies         picking weeds” at the Rolling Bay home
people,” she said recently.                       everything that makes Bainbridge stand             she shares with her husband Cliff and cat
    She loves it.                                 out. People use it tremendously for so             Charlie.
    “It’s the communication process, the          much more than just a source of books.                 The couple moved to Bainbridge after
excitement of sharing people’s enthusiasm         There are the speakers programs, the               Hurricane Iniki nearly blew them off
when you help them find the information           support for artists, the gardens, the classes.     Kauai, where they had built their “dream
they need,” she explained.                        And we have so many ways to disseminate            home” in 1988.
    Stephanie, a former flight attendant,         information, from videos to high speed                 But four years in that island paradise
had lived on Bainbridge for 11 years before       computer connections. It’s just the                had led to a nagging feeling of too much
she “found the courage to apply. And they         embodiment of everything positive.”                isolation, and they had already considered
didn’t laugh at me.” Her only regret is she           Stephanie brings her own positive              Bainbridge for their next move. This time,
works just 30 scheduled hours a month,            energy to her volunteer work at Bainbridge         they chose the right island.                       Stephanie Steele

Introducing the 60 minute program                                                                                                                       Bilingual family
    The 60 minutes program provides
an hour of library computer access each
day for library users. The new plan,
                                                      It is a simple process to log on to the
                                                  computers. Users enter their library card
                                                  number and their pin number - normally
                                                                                                         Staff members can issue a guest card
                                                                                                     number to temporary library visitors. The
                                                                                                     abundance of boaters and other visitors
                                                                                                                                                        story session
implemented at Bainbridge Branch in
August, is in response to user concerns that
                                                  the last four digits of their home phone
                                                  number as it appears in their patron
                                                                                                     made this a popular option in August. With
                                                                                                     the beginning of the school year, computers        set for Oct. 6
it has been increasingly difficult to find        record. Although a library user may find           are likely to be in high demand on weekday              Arkansas poet and children’s book
available computers in Kitsap libraries.          it more convenient to have a library card          afternoons and weekends. It is easiest to          writer, Rebecca Newth, will read her new
Libraries across the country have instituted      in hand when signing on to a terminal,             access computers on Monday, Tuesday and            children’s book “Mi Abuelita” (My Little
similar programs to ensure more equitable         staff members are happy to look up a card          Wednesday evenings as well as weekday              Grandmother) at Bainbridge Public Library
access to limited computer resources.             number if necessary.                               mornings.                                          on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m.
    Several other branches of Kitsap                  Occasionally a library user may have               There is a special computer hour for                Newth’s story is a warm tale of family
Regional Library have had this system in          problems managing e-mail, searching a              seniors every Tuesday morning from 9-10.           life in the Dominican Republic with events
place for several months and report that          database and accessing an Internet site within     Volunteers are available to assist with            such as the birth of a calf seen through the
library patrons are pleased to have the           the 60 minute range. Library users should          questions about computer use. Individual           eyes of young children. Newth will read her
computer time managed more carefully.             check at the Reference Desk if they need           instruction with trained volunteers by             book in both Spanish and English. She was
Library users are relieved to find that the       assistance or an extension on their usage. The     appointment is also available. Please call         particularly attracted to bringing her work to
computers are readily available rather than       staff does reserve the right to maintain some      the library for more information at 842-           the Island where she learned about the ties
dominated by a few patrons.                       open computers to welcome new arrivals.            4162.                                              between Bainbridge school children and the
                                                                                                                                                        island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.

Public interest database provided for all
                                                                                                                                                             Newth will be joined by Poulsbo writer
                                                                                                                                                        and Kitsap Regional Library staff member,
                                                                                                                                                        Joe Gonzalez, who will continue the theme
                                                                                                                                                        of families in his reading.
BY THEODORE SPEARMAN                              focus areas.”                                      resources, such as contacts for public interest         Mi Abuelita is richly illustrated with
                                                      TLPJ’s database for public interest            law employment opportunities. It is currently      colorful children’s paintings. These
     Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)      advocates lets users search for and obtain lists   the only web site with contact information         illustrations were produced by third graders
has just launched a newly-designed Web            of public interest groups in the entire United     for all 395 Legal Aid, Legal Services and          in Patagonia, Arizona, an area close to the
site, featuring unique interactive resources      States - or the states that they choose - in up    Poverty Law offices in the nation, along           American border with Mexico. The entire
for all public-interest-oriented lawyers and      to 24 substantive categories, such as Children     with 180 accredited U.S. law schools, their        project was partially supported by Newth’s
activists. The new site,, was        & Youth, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights,            career centers, public interest centers, and law   non-profit organization, Will Hall Books,
unveiled on May 1, 2002, as part of TLPJ’s        Consumer Protection, Crime Prevention              libraries.                                         which encourages authors, artists and
20th anniversary activities.                      and Safety, Elder Law & Seniors’ Rights,               Theodore “Ted” Spearman is the                 musicians through scholarships.
     It is easier to navigate, more visually      Environmental Protection, Health Care,             Washington State Coordinator for
appealing, and loaded with unique, practical      Housing & Homelessness, and Workers’               The TLPJ Foundation, the non-profit
information for public interest groups. It        Rights & Whistleblower Protection. It              membership organization that supports
has the nation’s only free, searchable online     has searchable data on 11 categories of            TLPJ’s public interest litigation. If you
database of public interest organizations,
lawyers’ associations, law schools, and
legal research tools, sorted by dozens of
                                                  lawyers’ associations (including trial lawyers’
                                                  associations and minority and women’s
                                                  bar associations), law schools, and other
                                                                                                     have any questions regarding TLPJ contact
                                                                                                     Ted, at 206-842-0566 or tfspearman@
                                                                                                                                                        Library plans
                                                                                                                                                        seminar on
Retirement: Protecting your future                                                                                                                      estate planning
BY MARITE BUTNERS                                     However, when we DO begin to take              been taxed, the tax bite could be a third or           For those who could not attend an
                                                  distributions from these accounts, they are        more of the gift, before my son receives           earlier mid-week seminar, the Bainbridge
                                                  taxed at our marginal tax brackets. And,           any benefits.                                      Library Board will present a second estate-
     Even with today’s bearish financial
                                                  should we pass away before exhausting our               A better plan would be to gift the CD         planning seminar Sunday, October 20,
markets, retirement plans (such as IRAs
                                                  funds, they will still be subject to income        to my son and the IRA to the library. As           from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library’s main-floor
and Keoghs) continue to be an important
                                                  taxation. (This type of income to an estate        the library is a tax-exempt entity, it will not    meeting room.
part of our financial planning.
                                                  is called IRD-Income — In Respect of a             need to pay income taxes on this gift. The             The presenters will be Bainbridge
     That is for good reason, of course. The
                                                  Decedent — but think of it as income the           result will be that my son will receive his        Island attorneys Dorothy Foster and Marite
government encourages us to provide for
                                                  IRS has not taxed yet, so they will.)              full $100,000 and the library will receive         Butners. Butners is also a library board
our retirement days by allowing pretax
                                                      For that reason, retirement funds are          a full $100,000 for its work as well. (And         member.
contributions (within certain prescribed
                                                  often considered for charitable bequests.          if my estate is a taxable one, the gift to the         Topics will include probate, intestacy,
limits) into qualified retirement plans. This
                                                      For example: Under my estate, among            library will decrease the size of my taxable       living trusts, and tax and charitable
often allows us to pay taxes in a lower
                                                  other dispositions, I gift a $100,000 CD           estate as well.)                                   planning as well as a review of pending tax
bracket currently, thus setting money aside
                                                  to the Bainbridge Public Library and my                 As there are many important                   legislation. Refreshments will be served.
for the future without loss to taxes today.
                                                  IRA with $100,000 to my son. The library           considerations in designating retirement               Seating is limited, so please reserve
     Money invested in traditional
                                                  will receive $100,000. However, as the             plan benefits, consulting an attorney or tax       your place at the main reference desk or by
retirement plans also grows tax free,
                                                  remainder in the IRA has not previously            adviser is always good advice.                     calling 842-4162.
providing a larger nest egg more quickly.

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Upcountry Uganda school gets boxes of books
BY SUSAN BOTTLES                                    what to do with the leftover books from      in classes. It will be a kind of reference    their teachers and parents.”
                                                    its annual auction in July.                  library.                                          Ugandan schools run on the British
     The Amakurat Primary School in                      “We have to solve the problem by 5           “They have never had a library,”         system. To pass beyond seventh grade,
upcountry Uganda lacks doors and                    p.m. the day of the auction,” said John      Emau pointed out. “Now they know              students must take an examination
windows, but thanks to Bainbridge Island            Walker, Rotary past president. “It is just   they will need a librarian to keep            in English. For many years, no one
Rotary Club and generous Island donors,             wrong to throw them away when there          track of things, but someone will first       had passed from Amakurat, But when
it no longer lacks books.                           are people who need them.”                   have to be trained. Eventually I would        students last took their exams, four of
     In April, the school received 110                   Emau also contacted the Friends         like to have something like the kitsap        the top six students from a 50-school
boxes of books, leftovers from the                  of the Library about the books that fail     Regional Library system, with the             area came from Amakurat. The
2001 Rotary auction, as well as some                to sell at their monthly sales. Friends      six sister schools serving as regional        government rewarded the school with
donations from children at Ordway                   volunteers began putting aside books         centers for other primary schools.”           two new classroom blocks and additional
School, some individuals and from                   matching Emau’s description of what is            While the library concept is new, the    latrines, and the school has been able to
Friends of the Bainbridge Public Library            most needed: children’s books, books         teachers were immediately taken by the        attract better faculty—as well as more
used books sales.                                   with many pictures about nature, atlas       books.                                        students—as parents send them to what
     They are now safely housed on                  and geography volumes, young adult                “You should have seen the                they perceive to be a successful school.
shelves in a 20-foot Rotary-donated                 stories with settings and plots they may     expressions on people’s faces,” Emau              Emau and Croghan both believe the
metal shipping container that will serve            find familiar, and do-it-yourself manuals    recalled. “The teachers would open the        interest shown in the school by outsiders
as the core of a “reference” library, the           on practical skills.                         books and they couldn’t put them down.”       has brought a lot of hope.
first in the district, serving not only                  “I tried to think of the books I             The Rotarians also brought 5,000             “The six schools are working together
Amakurat but its five sister schools, too.          would have wanted when I was a               pencils so that each student in the schools   now. They are even holding fundraisings.
It’s sitting on a solid concrete foundation         child.” Emau said. “Up to now the            could have a pencil and sharpener.            People are willing to put in their own
provided by the village, and adjoining              students just read what the teacher          Faculty received donated paper supplies,      money and labor,” Emau said.
rooms will house a librarian’s office and           writes on the board and sometimes            pens and very popular colored chalk.              The books and the library are just
additional storage.                                 from textbooks. There is nothing else.”           Finally the club purchased large,        part of Rotary’s on-going commitment
     The school is in the Soroti area, an                In 2001, Rotary sent its members        laminated world maps for each of the six      to Uganda. Currently the Bainbridge
agricultural district where the pavement            Howard Hanners and Joanne Croghan            schools. The previous year, Croghan and       club is working with other local area
runs out after a six-hour drive from                to help distribute the Kuman booklets        Hanners had had to use a small map to         clubs on a project to drill wells in
Kampala. There’s no electricity, no                 and many boxes of books from the 2000        explain where they came from. The area        villages that lack them so people don’t
running water. Hundreds of children                 auction. However, they realized that with    is so remote few foreigners visit. Such       have to carry water from lakes in large
attend the school, girls as well as boys            no windows or doors, the school had no       basic study aids are not available.           plastic jerry containers.
now that the government has eliminated              way to secure the books. They were then           “The class sizes are huge,” recalled         “These are problems that are not
primary school fees.                                given to better equipped schools.            Walker “There might be more than 100          solved overnight,” said Croghan, “but
     Rotary’s ties with the area began                   But Croghan had noticed that            children in a class, five or six at a desk,   visiting these people serves as sort of a
several years ago with Peter Emau.                  Ugandans often make ingenious use            but the students are very well behaved.       catalyst and gives them hope.”
The Bainbridge resident and scientific              of shipping containers as prefabricated      It’s authoritarian, and children respect
researcher at the University of                     buildings by cutting out windows and
Washington is from the Soroti area                  doors. Rotarians, including their new
and attended the school for his earliest            member Emau, decided they would
education. He came to the club for help             purchase a container before the 2001
printing small booklets handwritten                 auction and load it with books and
by his older brother, a retired reading             bookshelves to send to Uganda.
teacher, in the children’s native                        In April of this year Croghan,
language, kumam.                                    accompanied by Walker, returned as the
     The first booklet introduced the               container arrived. About 100 villagers
alphabet and phonics, and the remainder             turned out to help unload the books
included fables, puzzles, riddles and               in a “real fire brigade,” Croghan said.
other oral stories his brother had                  The crane arrived on time to place the
collected from the people over the years.           container on its new foundation.
Previously Kumam’s only published                        The Rotarians spent a day with
“literature” was a catechism. (By third             faculty from Amakurat and the other
grade the students are taught in English.)          five district schools as they worked
     The club members agreed to help                to design basic library systems for
publish 100 copies of each of the seven             organizing and tracking books. The
booklets. But their interest did not stop           books will not be lent out to students,
there. Every year Rotary must decide                but will be available for teachers to use    Rotarians Joanne Croghan and John Walker in Uganda library

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A citizen volunteer

Infotracker helps patrons, one by one
BY SUSAN BOTTLES                                             She had just earned a degree from
                                                         Marquette with a double psychology
    Jane Sonstroem is a “citizen                         and philosophy major, when recruiters
volunteer,” in the words of Kitsap                       interviewed liberal arts graduates for
Regional Library, “working to improve                    computer training.
the introduction and use of computer                         “I try very hard not to use jargon.
technology in the lives of KRL patrons.”                 When I first worked with Zeke Zielinski
    Less formally, Jane is a computer-                   (a Bainbridge Library patron), he joked
savvy and friendly fellow Islander                       that a cursor was someone who curses,”
who will work with you one-on-one at                     she recalled.
the library to explain the ways of the                       Then, too, despite her professional
Internet, e-mail and computerized library                background and her four hours of training
catalog/periodical/database searching.                   as an Infotracker volunteer, Jane said
    All you need to do to meet with her                  every time she sits down with someone
or another “Infotracker” volunteer is sign               she learns something new herself.
up at the reference desk. Just explain                       Jane and her family moved to
what help you need and wait for a call to                Bainbridge just a year ago from South
schedule your individual sessions.                       Carolina. She had been a very dedicated
    While the service is free, it may                    volunteer in the school district there,
be invaluable for residents afraid they                  involved with everything from helping get
won’t find an on-ramp to the information                 a technology grant from Microsoft to being
highway. Very few of her students                        president of the Parent Teacher Organization
have had a computer at home, but at the                  for several years. She was contemplating a
library they set up free e-mail accounts                 run for the school board when her husband
                                                                                                                    The photo for this story shows Jane with William “Zeke” Zielinski, a
and search the World Wide Web free of                    Jed was transferred to Seattle.
charge. (Any Kitsap resident may do so.)                     But her children were growing.                         library patron whom she taught to use computers, e-mail and the Internet.
    Although Jane’s own computer                         Erika is a junior at the University of
experience as a mainframe computer                       Florida, Patrick a senior at Bainbridge                    heard Bainbridge had a good volunteer                  involvement with music (she is a singer), left
programmer stretches back a couple of                    High School and Meg an eighth grader                       program. I took the Infotracker training               a moment to spare, Jane found a solution.
decades, she said she “still remembers the               at Woodward. “I knew I had to do                           and it has just been so much fun working                    In her spare time she took up knitting.
frustration of not having the knowledge or               something with my time,” she said, and                     with people,” she said.                                    “We spend a lot of time waiting, in
knowing the jargon,” when, fresh out of                  she was ready to look beyond school-                           She also accepted a seat on the board              ferry lines or whatever, and I decided
college in Wisconsin, she was trained by                 based service.                                             of the Bainbridge Boys and Girls Club.                 I might as well keep my hands busy,”
Blue Cross/Blue Shield.                                      “I have always loved libraries and I                       But if that, and her whole family’s                she said.

From page 3
Friends honored
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Robert Hoskinson                  Leslie Lehman                    Wayne and Judy Nakata               Deborah Rose                      Lyman and Susan Thorsteinson
Margaret Howie                    Ann and Bill LeVeque             Gerald and Sue Nakata               Maurine Ross                      Val and Mary Ann Tollefson            DID YOU kNOW? Advertising in
Peggy and Mike Hughes             Dave and Sue Lindsey             Steve and Anna Neff                 Sheila and Dorothea Ross          Russ and Ruth Trackwell
Arthur Schmidt and                George and Nancy Lobisser        Alyson MacDonald Neils              Hans and Diana Rothert            Edward Treanor
                                                                                                                                                                           the Library News helps pay the library’s
   Robin Hunt                     Edward and Patricia Lowe         Michael and Cheryl Nelson           Ed and Esther Rounds              Thomas and Pamela Trimble         bills. All staff members volunteer their
David and Lynn Hunting            Elizabeth and T.R. Luis          Druse and Eva Neumann               Joyce and Alan Ruder              James and Marilyn Tsolomitis      time. For advertising rates, call 842-4162
Eloise Huntley                    Don Lundman                      Blaine and Joanna Newnham           Marcia Rudoff                     Michiko Tsukada
Gary and Vikki Hurt               Edwin and Virginia Mackay        Francis H. and Shirley J. Noedel    Judith Rutberg-Self               Martha Turnbull                   or inquire at the library.
Susan and Stephen Hylen           Barry and Lynda MacKichan        Jack Nunn                           Paul Sanders                      United Way of Kitsap County
William Isley                     Tom MacVane                      Richard and Virgina O’Brien         Robert Santelli                   Alexander and Joan Leslie             THE BAINBRIDGE Public Library
Robert Jacques                    John and Helen Maher             Robert and Dorothy S. O’Brien       Jean and Jack Sargent                Vassiliadis
David Jaffe                       Sid and Helene Malbon            Linda Olsoe                         Bob and Jean Satterwhite          Garret Veley                      is a Bainbridge Foundation agency.
Carl and Kay Jensen               Don and Ginny Mannino            Setsuo and Yukiko Omoto             Jo Schaffer                       Herman and Elizabeth Vroom        Please remember the library when the BF
Phillip and Charlotte Jeter       Wendy and Tom Juhasz Marshall    Garry and Kimberly Osmond           Leo and Nanci Schilling           Gary and Barbara Vuchinich
Wyman and Karoline Johnson        Wayne and Barbara Mathews        William A. and Charlotte P. Paine   Steve and Annie Schwager          William and Connie Waddington     drive begins October 1.
Ellen M. Johnson                  Mark and Beata McBride           Ned and Susan Palmer                Frank Buxton and Cynthia Sears    Yuko Higa and John Wade
Bradley T. Jones                  Thomas and Louise McCloskey      Emanuel and Erasmia Papadopulos     Janet See                         Richard and Elizabeth Wagner          THE ROTATING art exhibits in
Lenora Jones                      Michael McCloud                  James and Alice Parker              Frank E. and Jean Isobel Seeley   Franklin Walker
Edward Jonson                     Casey and Susan McGrath          John and Hilary Parker              Jeffery and Jennifer Sharp        W. Adamas and Deborah Wallace     the library change every two or three
Roland and Dorothy Joslyn         E. Kirk McKinney, Jr.            Jay and Penny Paulsen               John and Cynthia Shea             Rick and Linda Smith Walsh        months, and most of the art shown is for
Julie Ulrich                      John and Barbara McMahon         Andrea and Everett Paup             Mike and Shannon Sheehan          Lee Walton
                                                                   John R. and Laila Paus              Dr. Thomas and Karen Sheppard     Glenn C. Waterman
                                                                                                                                                                           sale, with a portion of the sale proceeds
   Julies Lynwood Frame Gallery   Larry and Sharon McMillian
Richard and Janet Keating         R.W. McNeely                     Karl Petersen and Joan Pearson      Richard and Julie Shryock         Gregg Watts                       going to the library. Prospective buyers
Kael and Valerie Kelly            Caren Mershon                    Therese Coad and                    Al and Lu Simpson                 Jack and Luella Wells             should inquire of branch manager Cindy
Tom and Jody Kelly                Marguerite Helen Mickaelian         Christopher Pence                Robert and Nadine Skotheim        Jack and Mildred Whealdon
Ned and Ruth Kiley                Larry and Barbara Mills          Barry and Oi-Fan Peters             Martin and Joan Smith             Sandy and Carol White             Harrison or Joanna Newnham, art exhibit
John and Eunice Kleeb             Adele Louise Mills               Suzanne Peters                      Dale and Carol Sperling           Catherine and James Whiting       manager.
Bill and Nita Klein               Glenn and Anne L. Mitchell       Arnold and Carolyn Peterson         Dale and Regina Spoor             Charlie and Nancy Wiggins
Bernard and Virginia Klimek       Edwin and Dora Monk              Douglas and Cassandra Picha         George and Evelyn Stege           Larry Knight and Marianne Wiley
Tom Fehsenfeld and Janet Knox     Cinda Fernald and                David and Cynthia Pierce            Marc and Jane Stewart             Trese and Frank Williamson            NEW HOURS: The library is
Arthur and Florence Koura            Thomas R. Monk                Ann and John Powel                  Elaine Stewart                    Jim and BJ Winship                now open Tuesday evenings, as well
Mr. & Mrs. Nob Koura              Forest and Marilyn Monkman       Robert and Claudia Powers           Martin Steyer                     Barbara and Grant Winther
Judith Kramer                     Jim and Sharon Moore             Ford and Eve Quitslund              Leonel and Ilse Stollar           Pamela Witte
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Susan Huney and Earl Krause       Robert Moore                     Jim Quitslund                       Annette Stollman                  John Wood                         Thursday, Fridaay, and Saturday hours
Robert M. and Fay Krokower        Loyal and Marj Moore             Dana and Nancy Quitslund            Mary Stowell                      Robert G. and Mary J. Woodman     are 10 to 5:30; Sunday 1 to 5.
Robin Anne Kummerow               Pat Moran                        Tom and Mary Jane Reaney            James and Linda Strickler         Norman and Nan Wooldridge
Winifred Langdon                  Glenn and Mary Lynn Mounger      William Reddy                       Dwight and Edith Sutton           Joanne and Rodney Wright
Dale and Deborah Lantz            Greg Bedinger and Jan Mulder     Arthur F. and Virginia Redfield     Jack Swanson                      Anne W. and Robert Wright             THE WALkER provided by Friends
Stephen and Patsy Larson          Charles and Florence Munat       Jerry and Corinne Reeves            Gary Sweitzer                     Glen M. and Cathy E. Wyatt        of the Library to assist patrons needing
Roger Lauen                       Andrew and Clyde Murdoch         Tom and Teita Reveley               Don and Barbara Swenson           James and Janet Young
Beverly and Charles Law           Marilyn Murphy                   Sally Adams and Louis Richard       Audrey and Robert Tallon          Samuel and Tracy Zager            help strolling in the library is always
Dorothy Lawrence                  David C. Myers                   Mary Richardson                     Joanne Tews                                                         available. Anyone needing assistance
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Robert W. and Lois E. Lawson         Harrison Nakao                Clay and Sherry Roberts             Peter and Mary Thompson
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Four award-winning authors sign up to
teach at Field’s end winter quarter
    The first adult writing classes at         long learning,” said Susan Bottles, vice      website with Ray Styles and Kay Yockey       an NEA Literary Fellowship and the
Field’s End, the new writers’ community        president and secretary of the board as       is managing its Field’s End’s e-mail.        Governor’s Arts Award for Washington.
affiliated with the library, won’t debut       well as a member of Field’s End’s core                                                     She has taught creative writing at the
until October 8, but already a quartet of      team. “The Island has long supported          The winter schedule                          University of Washington.
Seattle-based writing instructors have         visual and performing arts and artists. We         Michael Byers’ winter class is titled        Nick O’Connell’s “Writing
agreed to teach on the Island winter           wanted to offer support for the literary      “What Happens Next? Structure and            Creative Nonfiction” provides a
quarter.                                       arts and writers.”                            Momentum in the Short Story.”                brief introduction to the techniques
    “Priscilla Long is teaching here                When fall registration opened                 Slightly more than half of the          of creative nonfiction, which brings
this fall, but for the first time Islanders    August 28, the Field’s End all-volunteer      six-week course will closely examine         together the best of the authenticity
won’t have to buy ferry tickets in order       development team knew they had a              published work, with the rest spent on       of journalism and the imaginative
to take classes from popular writing           hit, with classes filled and waiting list     related exercises and the creation of new    reach of fiction to tell some of the most
teachers Michael Byers, Carole Glickfeld       established. Registrar Kathy Grainger         work.                                        compelling contemporary stories.
and Nick O’Connell,” said Fields End           said, “Besides the many applications               The class will meet six Mondays,             The seminar will run six hours on
manager Nikki Vick.                            from Bainbridge, we’ve had several from       January 13 and 27, February 3, 10, 24        each of two Saturdays, February 22 and
    Adult writers of all experience            elsewhere in Kitsap County, Seattle,          and March 3 at 7:15-9:15 p.m.                March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a
levels may choose classes this winter in       and even one from Burien. Our long-                Byers is the author of Coast of Good    lunch break.
crafting creative non-fiction (O’Connell),     range plan has always been to become a        Intentions, which received a prize for            O’Connell has taught similar
revising a fiction manuscript (Glickfeld),     regional center, so it’s very gratifying to   first fiction from the American Academy      courses at the University of Washington
exploring the structure and momentum of        find such early enthusiasm.”                  of Arts and Letters. His stories have        Extension Writers’ Program for 10 years.
the short story (Byers) or creating short           Although the cost of classes             appeared in Best American Short Stories      He is the author of the forthcoming On
non-fiction or fiction pieces (Long).          reflects the quality of the instruction,      and The O. Henry Awards. A novel is          Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in
    All four teachers are award-winning                                                                                                   Northwest Literature; Contemporary
authors themselves. The classes will be                                                                                                   Ecofiction; Beyond Risk: Conversations
university quality.                                                                                                                       with Climbers and At the Field’s End:
    “We are committed to attracting                           ‘The board is committed                                                     Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest
instructors with excellent teaching                                                                                                       Writers. He also has published narrative
reputations,” said local author David
Guterson, a library board member and
                                                                to making the library                                                     nonfiction in an array of periodicals.
                                                                                                                                               Priscilla Long will teach “Creating
Field’s End organizer in charge of                                                                                                        a Work of Short Fiction or Creative
recruiting faculty. “We also want to offer                 a center for life-long learning.’                                              Nonfiction.”
students a variety of topics and class                                                                                                         Participants will need to come to the
times to fit differing schedules. Carole
Glickfeld and Nick O’Connell will be
                                                                               —Sue Bottles                                               first of the three class sessions with an
                                                                                                                                          idea for a work of fiction or nonfiction.
teaching on Saturdays, while Michael                                                                                                      Step by step they will work in class
Byers and Priscilla Long will be here on                                                                                                  from generating a rough draft through
weekday nights.”                               with most of the tuition used to pay          forthcoming in 2003.                         producing to a more polished piece with
    The website offers       instructors, from the beginning Field’s            Carole Glickfeld will teach “Revising   writing and craft exercises in structure,
a full description of Field’s End and its      End volunteers have been committed to         Your Fiction Manuscript” on Saturdays        setting, portrait, dialogue, diction and
winter schedule, plus a registration form      offering tuition assistance. Their goal is    from 2-5 p.m. January 11, 18, 25 and         deepening insight. Students will work
ready to be printed.                           to make sure all serious writing students     February 2.                                  on short daily assignments between
    Winter registration officially opens       are able to take classes regardless of             The format of the class is primarily    sessions.
November 25, but you can sign up now           financial means.                              workshop, intended for writers with               Long’s sessions will be Tuesday
at to receive regular           Before his death this summer local        some experience, and participants will       evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 on February
e-mail updates and reminders from              author Jack Olsen had agreed to serve         need to bring copies of a complete           25, March 4 and 11.
Field’s End. Printed information is also       on Field’s End’s advisory board. At           short story or novel first chapter to the         Long is a writer of poetry, literary
available at the library.                      Guterson’s suggestion and with the            first class. Check the website or call       and scholarly essays, fiction and
    Field’s End exists to inspire writers      permission of Olsen’s family, the tuition     the library in November to find out          history. She is author of Where the Sun
and nurture the written word. It offers        fund has been expanded and named the          if you must submit a manuscript for          Never Shines: A History of America’s
lectures, workshops and instruction            Jack Olsen Writers’ Assistance Fund.          consideration at registration.               Bloody Coal Industry, and her fiction
in the art and craft of creative writing.          The many donations in memory of                Each class session will focus on        and poetry have appeared widely. She
Nikki Vick proposed the initial idea of a      the author assure tuition assistance will     one topic: the all-important opening,        is senior editor of www.HistoryLink.
library-based writers’ resource center for     be available to those who need it.            dialogue, setting and specific needs of      org, an on-line encyclopedia of Seattle
the Island to the library board this spring.       Besides Vick, Guterson, Grainger          students.                                    and King County History. Most
The board enthusiastically endorsed            and Bottles, the all-volunteer core team           Glickfeld is the author of the novel,   recently she received the 2002 Seattle
the concept and later allocated start-up       includes Marcia Rudoff and Delight            Swimming toward the Ocean, and a             Arts Commission award for creative
funding.                                       Willing. Carol Shade Moore also helped        collection of short stories, Useful Gifts,   nonfiction. She teaches writing at the
    “The library board is committed to         guide the fledgling project in its earliest   which won the Flannery O’Connor              University of Washington Extension and
making the library a center for life-          days. Elizabeth Freeman designed the          Award for Fiction. She has received          in private classes.

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Mideast photography
study called “Excursions in Jamaica”           California came next with an inner city       would like to take it across Europe.         Wilson. He will also print by hand a
that, in 1844, was one of the earliest         food study program she was asked to              A fine art entry piece for the exhibit,   limited edition poster, the sale of which
daguerreotype exhibits in Paris.               do. Across the Bay in San Francisco she       “A Sea of Faces,” 68 close-up photos         will help fund the project.
    Generations of family photographers        photographed the work of St. Anthony          combined in a beautiful design by                The “Opening of the Heart”
followed, many well known under her            Foundation, a group that feeds 2,000          Christine Castigliano, has been created      exhibit can be viewed at www.
mother’s name of Duperly.                      people a day and provides a store for the     and donated by Bainbridge Island   
    Her life turned around again when she      needy and a farm where convicts and           architect and fine art printer, Richard
was invited by Monsignor Richard Albert        recovering alcoholics work.
to photograph the Pope when he visited             Transforming projects is her
                                                                                                                             Putting Your Ideas on Paper...
Jamaica. The session with the Pope went        pathway now, together with creating
well. Afterwards, in conversation with         educational tools and a platform for

Father Albert, a New York priest who has       sharing.                                                                                                  •	Offset	Printing
spent 30 years of his life helping develop         On a recent visit to Seattle,                                                                         •	Copy	Services
downtrodden areas in Jamaica, she offered      Madeleine Albright, in “Conversations                                                                     	 B	&	W/Color	Copies
to photograph his work.                        with Madeleine,” featured an excerpt              The Library                                             	 From	your	original
    He was involved then in a project          from “Opening of the Heart” that focused              is a                                                	 or	your	digital	file
called Riverton City, a community of           on the women left behind.
people who built their homes on the                Starting from Bainbridge Island, this
                                                                                                 Bainbridge                                              •	Imagesetting	from
                                                                                                                                                         	 Mac	or	PC	Files
Kingston dump, a huge dumpsite in              exhibit will be set up on a 24-month              Foundation
                                                                                                                                                         •	Free	Delivery
the capital city of Jamaica. She made a        schedule going from city to city in                 Agency
wall-size exhibition from this and created     Jewish community centers, galleries,                                                                            8:30	to	5:00	p.m.
tools to empower the public to get             libraries and museums from California          Please mark it on your BF                                        Monday	-	Friday
involved if they chose.                        to Washington D.C. Boos has even had            drive packet in October.       (360) 779-2681
    Boos was off and running. Berkeley,        requests from musicians in Israel who                                          19036 Front Street NE, Downtown Poulsbo
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              Opening of the heart
     Mideast photography exhibit comes to library
BY NAN WOOLDRIDGE                                                                                                                       down scraggly little lines on paper. Her eyes grew wide
                                                                                                                                        and glistened as she described how the artist worked
    Two little girls live across from one another on the                                                                                with him until his finished piece, which won a first prize,
West Bank. They don’t play together, but they can both                                                                                  was like “an eruption of beautiful connected lines that
see the sparks and hear the firing that goes back and                                                                                   came from a central place.”
forth through the dark nights.                                                                                                              The fourth transformative project that she will
    10 year-old Marwa Alsharif is a Palestinian living                                                                                  shoot in October is called Naka-Ima (inside-now)
in Doura Village. When photographer Boos met her, a                                                                                     and means “in the moment.” This is an experiential
bullet, a three-inch copper-plated rifle round, was lodged                                                                              learning project in which, as in Allison’s artwork and in
in her head. (Mercifully, sponsors arranged for her to                                                                                  Compassionate Listening, the child or person changes
come to Connecticut to have the bullet removed.)                                                                                        through the experience. This program of total acceptance
    Facing her, and less than a mile away, lives 7 year-                                                                                of others, which allows people to be honest in their
old Na’ama Didovsky in the Israeli settlement where                                                                                     communication with one another, brings about discovery
the bullet came from. Na’ama’s mother, a schoolteacher,                                                                                 of authenticity in oneself. Workshops in this practice are
was on her way to her teaching job in another settlement                                                                                held at the Lost Valley Education Center near Dexter,
when she was killed in a roadside shooting by                                                                                           Oregon,
Palestinian gunmen.                                                       Beverly Duperly Boos (left) and Madeleine Albright                Boos did not become a photographer intentionally.
    These are the people, this is the world that                                                                                        “It was like the wind at my back,” she laughs.
Beverly Duperly Boos has captured with her camera                         said. But there is a part where most of the fighting took     “Sometimes the wind is at our back, a door opens, and
for the current library exhibit of 18 photographs                         place, Quong Tri Province in what was northern South          if we allow ourselves to go through, our lives change.”
called “Opening of the Heart.” Each photograph,                           Vietnam, where, even now, 30 years later, “you can’t              She had a business in Jamaica at one time and
taken on location in Israel and Palestine, is                             even take your big toe off the pathway the land is so         thought she’d like to start a darkroom. Someone
accompanied by a direct quotation that shares the                         scattered with unexploded materials, and nearly every         convinced her she should start with a good camera. “So
truth of that person’s story.                                             week a child is either maimed or killed.”                     I got one,” she said. Then the friend asked, “How about
    Meant to enhance the four-part program, “The                              Many of these children participate in an event at         photographing my stained glass for a catalog since you
Middle East Conflict: Historical and Human Rights                         the Danaan Perry Land Mine Center, called Children’s          have that good camera?” She did, and then a hotel asked
Perspectives” to be held four Thursday nights in October                  International Day, that led into a third transformative       her to photograph for a brochure. Soon she was launched
at the library, these photographs are intended to serve as                experience for Boos to record with her camera.                on a commercial photography career exclusively.
a bridge from the mind to the heart.                                          About 200 children, handicapped and land mine                 She had a sterling heritage in photography, however,
    “If people are in a heated dialog, they have opposing                 victims, were brought together with Vietnamese artists        that dates back to the early 1800s. Her great great
viewpoints, and the photograph is there to support the                    under the direction of a Seattle based artist, Alyson         great grandfather, a lithographer in France, brought a
aspect of including basic humanity,” said Boos.                           MacGregon, who uses techniques for accessing deeper           daguerreotype camera to Jamaica and photographed a
    The photographs are a small part of a traveling                       grief through art. Boos tells of watching a little boy with
exhibit developed as an educational platform of The                       three fingers on one hand and none on the other set                                               continued on page 11
Compassionate Listening Project which, in turn, is an
arm of the MidEast Citizen Diplomacy, a non-profit
organization headquartered in Indianola that has led
delegations to Israel and Palestine for more than 11 years.
    To talk to someone with no preconceived notions,
with no judgments of actions, just with an open heart.
That is the art of Compassionate Listening. The
delegates of Compassionate Listening are completely
trusted on both sides of the conflict because they hold
all parties accountable and serve only as a vessel for the
speaker. Imagine listening to the tale of a Palestinian
boy who has been tortured, to a Jewish-American girl
who was part of the Human Shield project, to a suicide
bomber or his victim, to a rabbi and his son, or to a
Palestinian farmer and his son. For the listener to hear
and understand in a new way, and for the speaker to
release feelings always before withheld, transformative
healing takes place.
    And transformative healing projects are what this
photographer’s work is all about.
    From the moment she took my hand in hers at the
door, I felt an immediate acceptance. With quiet grace
and serenity she made tea, then tossed a pillow on the
floor to sit beside me, and tell me of the three other
transformative projects she is committed to this year.
    In June she was sponsored by Peace Trees
Vietnam to photograph their two main projects,
Land Mine Removal and Land Mine Education.
    For seven years “inch by inch, they’ve cleared the
land, planted trees, and built Friendship Village. They’ve
achieved a wonderful transformation of the land,” she

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