Bainbridge Public Library open house event is Saturday

The Bainbridge Public Library will host an open house event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in honor of National Library Week.

At 1 p.m. that day, Kitsap Regional Library will announce the title of the “One Book, One Community” selection for 2014. Each library branch will have a special guest announce the title of this year’s book.

The program, organized each year by KRL, selects a single book and invites everyone in the county to read the book and connect through the shared experience.

“A significant number of Kitsap residents are regular library patrons,” said Library Director Jill Jean. “But whether you spend a lot of time at the library, or not, we’d like to invite you to visit KRL during National Library Week, and especially for our open house on April 19.”

Each branch library has its own plans for events during the open house.

At the Bainbridge branch, island author Viki McCabe will host the event and be on hand with copies of her latest book “Coming to Our Senses: Perceiving Complexity to Avoid Catastrophes.”

Proceeds from all book sales will be donated directly to the library.

Her latest work challenges the way we think and make decisions. Using real world events as object lessons, McCabe draws a distinction between reality outside of ourselves and the theories and mental models that we consider to be reality in our own minds.

McCabe and her husband Doug Tanaka are longtime friends of the library. Years ago, they designed and installed the lovely Japanese gardens at the Bainbridge library­ free of charge.

Readers can see a description of those events at

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