Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge:
2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee on Sept 20 at Library

Whats Up on Bainbridge IslandIf you’re into spelling, wine, cheese and dessert, be sure to check out  “BPL Buzz,” the Bainbridge Island Public Library’s Second Annual Adult Spelling Bee.

SpellingBee_clip2You can be part of the friendly — and sometimes zany — competition by forming a team, putting your spelling skills to the test, and challenging the defending champions, the Bonnets.

Island Treasure George Shannon
Island Treasure George Shannon

Or, buy a ticket to sip wine, taste cheese and dessert, and spell along from the audience. You will be entertained by co-hosts George Shannon, noted author, actor, and Island Treasure, and “Queen Bee” Rebecca Judd, also known as the Library Branch Manager.

Come to the Spelling Bee!
Come in for a spell!

Whichever way you decide to participate, you’ll be supporting the Bainbridge Public Library. As the library’s Teri Weldy explains to BCB Host Ellen Miyasato in this podcast, the library building and grounds are owned by our community, and its operation and maintenance are solely supported by the generosity of volunteers and donors.  So this is a perfect opportunity to have fun and support your local library at the same time!

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Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelt, and, if you do not remember it, turn to a dictionary. It produces great praise to a lady to spell well…”  — Letter from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter Martha, 1783.

Credits: BCB host and studio tech: Ellen Miyasato; BCB audio editor: Tim Bird; “What’s Up” music splash: Tim Bird; BCB ferry music: Dogfish Bay Studios; Podcast art: artopia creative.