The Cannon Beach Library is very excited to announce that from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, we will be hosting our 90th birthday celebration. The library began in 1927 when eight women stocked three shelves in a local variety store with books donated from the state library. Over the next 90 years, thanks to many volunteer hours and the generosity of the city of Cannon Beach and many other supporters, we have grown into an important Cannon Beach entity, providing over 14,000 books, a fabulous children’s room, interlibrary loan services, an ongoing book sale room, free Wi-Fi, and many other events and services. At the celebration, we will have light refreshments, a 90th birthday cake, prizes, and many other surprises. Drop in and join us for this exciting event.
And speaking of events, our next membership meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Our hostesses Buddie, Linda Rook, and myself will be preparing a festive light brunch. The speaker will be Katie Voelke from the North Coast Land Conservancy and the topic of the talk will be about our local Land Trust. Plan on joining us at this cozy event. New members and guests are always welcome.
The ongoing HRAP lecture series is beginning for the autumn and winter months. The first lecture will be at 7 p.m. November 8th, when Dr. Debbie Duffield will be presenting “Marine Mammals, Why They Don’t Eat Grapes.” The talk will focus on changes in our marine environment as they are reflected in the marine mammals of the Northwest.
And speaking of exciting upcoming events, Wow! Cannon Beach, otherwise known as Women’s Only Weekend, is coming up the weekend of Nov. 10-12. There will be shopping, classes, parties, and more. A great way to get a jump-start on the holiday season. Main event tickets are available now online at tickettomato.com and soon to be at the library, for $35. If purchased at the door, at the beginning of the weekend, the price will be $40. All proceeds from the weekend main events will go to help support the library. For more information please contact Buddie at 971-241-3864.
Finally, Cannon Beach Reads, our ongoing reading and discussion group, will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15. The group will have read, and will be discussing, Agatha Christie’s book “The Mysterious Affair at Styles.” Group member Tom Schaeffer will be discussion leader for November.
Again, please join us for our 90th birthday celebration. The more, the merrier.