Fall classes at the Orcas Island Public Library

Three more classes are available for sign-ups at the Orcas Island Library.

“My Back Pages, Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History” will be held Wednesday, September 22 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This two-week course will focus on a few simple ways to get started in the search for your ancestors. In this course students will focus on free, easily available resources and organizational techniques in order to get started on this very interesting pursuit, including the Library’s database, Ancestry.com.

Bring a laptop computer, if you have one, your Orcas Island Library card, and the full name of a United States relative living between 1910 and 1930 for research purposes.

Class size is limited to 12 students. A $15 enrollment fee covers both sessions.

“Experience and Explore Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra” will begin Monday, September 27 and run for six weeks, until November 1. The class will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jane Alden will lead this workshop to explore the play together, focusing on it the way directors and actors do, in order to experience the play from the inside and bring it to external life. The goal of the workshop will be to turn what is on the page into a living entity, one that affects and touches an audience.

The fee for the workshop is $60 for six weeks, and will be limited to 10 participants. Each workshop participant will need to have a play script, which can be ordered through Darvill’s.

“Intermediate Birding” begins Friday, October 1 and runs for six weeks. The focus of this class will be “Over-Wintering and Backyard Birds.” Ornithologist/wildlife artist Kim Middleton, will discuss bird survival strategies, species ID, and where to find these birds in our area.

The class runs from October 1 until November 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the six-week course is $75.

All classes are held in the Library Meeting Room. To sign up, visit the library. Call Kathy Lunde at 376-4985 with questions.