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Oak Harbor Library Book Group

2020-09-25 11:00:00 2020-09-25 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Oak Harbor Library Book Group Share your love of reading! Online Classes and Events

Friday, September 25
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-25 11:00:00 2020-09-25 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Oak Harbor Library Book Group Share your love of reading! Online Classes and Events

Share your love of reading!

Join us for a cozy virtual discussion of "My Old Man and the Mountain" by Leif Whittaker.

Copies of the book can be picked up at the Oak Harbor Sno-Isle Library by using the contact-free holds pickup line. Limited quantity available. The book is also available in various formats via the Sno-Isle Library online catalog. You can view the various formats, place it on hold, or check out electronic copies here

This discussion will take place via Zoom. Please register for this discussion to receive the Zoom invitation, or email Jordan at jakins@sno-isle.org. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants an hour before the discussion is scheduled to take place.

"My Old Man and the Mountain" by Leif Whittaker

In 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as "Big Jim" Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world. He returned home a hero.

"My Old Man and the Mountain" is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was like to "grow up Whittaker"--the youngest son of Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts, in an extended family of accomplished climbers. He shares glimpses of his upbringing and how the pressure to climb started early on. Readers learn of his first adventures with family in the Olympic Mountains and on Mount Rainier; his close yet at times competitive relationship with his brother Joss; his battle with a serious back injury; and his efforts to stand apart from his father's legacy. With wry honesty he depicts being a recent college grad, still living in his parents' home and trying to find a purpose in life--digging ditches, building houses, selling t-shirts to tourists--until a chance encounter leads to the opportunity to climb Everest, just like his father did.

Leif heads to Nepal with all the excitement, irony, boredom, and trepidation that are part of high-altitude climbing. Well-known guides Dave Hahn and Melissa Arnot figure prominently in his story, as does "Big Jim." But Leif's story is not his father's story. It's a unique coming of age tale on the steep slopes of Everest and a climbing adventure that lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning.

Online Classes and Events

Phone: 360-651-7000

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About the Library

Looking for something fun, entertaining or informative? Connect with others and the library through online events, including stay-at-home storytimes for caregivers with children, book club discussions, family and pub trivia contests, and more.

Events are currently scheduled through the summer. The online events calendar is updated frequently as staff develop new ways to offer events remotely with technology.

Upcoming events

Sat, Sep 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Registration is now closed

Sat, Sep 19, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Sat, Sep 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Rescheduled
Mon, Sep 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Monday, September 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Sep 21, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Sep 21, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 21, 10:30am - 11:30am

Mon, Sep 21, 11:00am - 11:20am

Mon, Sep 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mon, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Sep 22, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Sep 22, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Sep 22, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Sep 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Sep 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canceled
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Sep 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Sep 24, 11:00am - 11:20am

Thu, Sep 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Sep 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Sep 24, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Fri, Sep 25, 9:30am - 10:00am

Fri, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Sep 25, 1:00pm - 1:20pm

Fri, Sep 25, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sat, Sep 26, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sat, Sep 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sun, Sep 27, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Mon, Sep 28, 11:00am - 11:20am

Mon, Sep 28, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Tue, Sep 29, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am