Winthrop library tours
Although it won’t officially open until next year, the under-construction Winthrop library is far enough along that Friends of the Winthrop Library (FOWL) is offering half-hour tours of the facility on Saturday (July 17).
The free tours, which require an RSVP, will be at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a preferred time, The tour is limited to adults 18 and over. Please come fully vaccinated or wear a mask.
FOWL representatives will also collect ideas about the library’s operation, including programs, collections and hours. FOWL will pass the observations on to NCW Libraries.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on July 22 at the Winthrop Barn, from noon to 5 p.m. Call 1- 800-733‑2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter MethowValley to schedule an appointment.
According to Red Cross press release, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial as the organization continues to experience a severe blood shortage of all blood types — especially type O.
“Right now, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants and elective surgeries,” the organization said.
To thank donors, all who give July 7 – 31 will receive a $10 Amazon gift card via email and will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year. Also, all those who donate throughout the month of July will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm.
In most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received is important in determining donation eligibility.
Methow At Home events
Methow At Home Executive Director Tracy Sprauer will host a social hour at Twisp Park on July 27 from 10 – 11 a.m.
A discussion about advance care planning will be available online on Aug. 4 from 4 – 5 p.m.
Register at methowathome.org.
Methow Conservancy hosts event
The Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” event next month will be Aug. 3, on the lawn at the Conservancy’s new headquarters, from 7 – 8 p.m. Bring a blanket, chair and your own dessert for what the Conservancy describes as “a community discussion about what we value about the Methow Valley and what we hope to preserve and protect as we face change.”
Storytime for kids
NCW Libraries hosts Storytime for preschool-aged kids on Zoom each Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Participants read a book, sing songs, and do other fun activities. The Zoom link for every session is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/858‑74292135.