Bainbridge Is, WA
Permit No. 106
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Vol. 5, No. 2 Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Fall 2002
These fall events take place
library unless otherwise noted.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Kitsap Reads: “A Conversation with
Rick Bragg,” author of All Over But
the Shoutin’, 5 p.m., Bainbridge High
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Library Book Group: Ava’s Man by
Rick Bragg, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
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
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Also in this issue:
Library closes at 5:30 p.m. New art exhibit is thought provoking ............................................................................. page 12
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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
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
—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
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.
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
Mary and Robert Carlson
Kevin and Marybeth Dwyer
Alan and Kathleen Grainger
Lew Scheinert and David Green
Mussa Al-Bulushi and
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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BY MARTHA BAYLEY For literary fans, two major events are in the author’s depiction of the future Martin Cruz Smith, who has recreated
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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
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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 stellacameron.com, 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
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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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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
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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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
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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.
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
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graduates from Ordway School
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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
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
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island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
Public interest database provided for all
Newth will be joined by Poulsbo writer
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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, www.tlpj.org, 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.
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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,
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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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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,”
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Julie Ulrich John and Barbara McMahon Andrea and Everett Paup Mike and Shannon Sheehan Lee Walton
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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 www.fieldsend.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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 mideastdiplomacy.org
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
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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, www.lostvalley.org
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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