What’s happening at the library

The Cannon Beach Library was founded in 1927.

Happy February, everybody!! Even though it’s still winter here in Cannon Beach, our library is still a “happening place,” with lots going on!

But before we begin, we at the library would like to thank the many library supporters who responded to our annual appeal letter! We are happy to report we received at least 355 pledges — enough to cover 30 percent of our annual operating expenses! Without our many supporters, it would be much more difficult to keep our library such a significant part of what makes Cannon Beach a special place to be. Many thanks from all of us!

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., the HRAP Lecture Series will continue with a presentation by Leigh Torres, assistant professor at Oregon State University. The talk is entitled “Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Whale Ecology to Inform Conservation.” The HRAP talks are held at the library.

Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn will be on hand at the library at 10 AM Thursday, February 15th. He will be speaking to us about safety issues— both while working at the library desk and while around town or in our homes. While Cannon Beach is a relatively safe place in which to live, work, or to visit, vigilance is always to be encouraged. Please arrive on time, so the Chief can get back to work in a timely manner! Light refreshments will be provided.

Finally, Cannon Beach Reads, our library reading and discussion group, will meet at the library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This month the group has been reading “It Can’t Happen Here,”by Sinclair Lewis. The book is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy and how an encroachment by fascism could happen in the United States. Phyllis Bernt will be the discussion leader. For additional information, please contact Joe Bernt at 503-436-4186.

Come join us for the last few weeks of winter. We promise you a cozy fire and a friendly atmosphere.

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