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The library’s curbside hours have changed, an upcoming event to discuss grief, and more.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:44pm
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Library curbside hours have changed

The Vashon Library’s curbside pick-up hours are now as follows:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.

The library is closed Sunday and Monday. The regular phone line is now operational for both information and pickups. Call 206-463-2069. Any further questions should be directed to the Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Erin Rozewicz, by email at ejrozewicz@kcls.org.

Online auction will fight voter suppression

Indivisible Vashon and Vashon Maury SURJ are partnering to launch an online auction in an effort to raise money for groups fighting voter suppression, with the goal of raising $20,200.

The auction went live Wednesday, Aug. 12, and will run for two weeks.

Organizers are still gathering items to bid on, including art, quilts, acupuncture, gardening, chainsawing, and massage. Those who are interested may consider donating food to be auctioned, house cleaning services, guided kayak tours, or more. The group will accept any item with a worth of $20 or more.

To donate or to shop, visit tinyurl.com/yxv8qlh9.

Upcoming event to discuss grief

Facilitators of the island’s “Let’s Talk About Living and Dying” group, who originally hosted the Death Café gatherings, will host a conversation on Zoom about feeling grief amidst the ongoing pandemic from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

Island family counselor Jeri Jo Carstairs will lead the discussion. Registration is limited to 12. Preregister by sending an email to janeonvashon@comcast.net to be included in the Zoom invite. Participants who would rather speak on the phone to register may call organizers Susan Pitiger at 206-818-4232, Jane Neubauer at 206-567-5404, Kim Eckhardt at 206-678-2204 or Carstairs at 206-567-4667.

Community council to meet Monday

The next meeting of the Vashon Maury Island Community Council will be hosted at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Webex. Included on the agenda is a presentation from the Port of Seattle about airplane noise and placing a noise monitor on the island.

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