From BCB…

In this podcast episode of What’s Up Bainbridge, library staffers John Fossett and Tressa Johnson invite listeners to visit the Bainbridge Library to hear four special guest speakers during the month of March.

Norm Hollingshead will give a series of lectures on great opera singers, playing musical excerpts from his collection of rare recordings. This is an opportunity to hear some pieces of music you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Part of Library U, Bainbridge Public Library’s lifelong learning program, Great Singers is sponsored by KRL, with funding support from Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library.

Cesare Siepi – 2-4pm, Saturday March 7

Fritz Wunderlich – 2-4pm,Saturday March 14

Montserrat Caballe – 7pm, Monday March 30

Glenda Pearson, head of Microform and Newspaper Collections for UW libraries, will present a slide talk on how Seattle area newspapers covered the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Exclusion.  Entitled “Our Japanese to Enemy Aliens: Incarceration and the Role of the Local Press,” this talk is part of a series of activities taking place this month in conjunction with BPA’s production of Snow Falling on Cedars.

Glenda Pearson 7-8:30,Tuesday March 10

Rebecca Tumicki – Yemen Diaries.  Rebecca will share stories and photos from her 2005 travel experience in Yemen. This informational presentation — about a place currently off limits to local travelers due to political strife — is partly sponsored by The Traveler store on Winslow Way. 

Rebecca Tumicki 7:30-9 PM, Wednesday March 18.

Ann Lovejoy –  What Do You Know: Knowledge Explorations Led by Community Experts. Bainbridge’s own Ann Lovejoy will share her abundant gardening expertise on all things garden: preparations,  planting, pests, seed starting and saving — all with a maritime Northwestern slant.

Ann Lovejoy 7-9pm, Wednesday March 25.

Visit or call 842-4162 to familiarize yourself with our weekly and monthly programs, and remember: our library is so much more than books!

Credits:  BCB host, writer, audio tech and editor Joanna Pyle; BCB publisher Diane Walker.