Memory Cafe: Island Carolers, Tues. Dec. 19 at 2 pm

Hear favorite carols and sing along to familiar tunes in an informal carol concert in the Library meeting room. Memory Cafe  is a fun, social activity for people with memory issues, their care partners, and all islanders who want to enjoy daytime Library programming. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

 

Island Carolers, Sat. Dec. 16 at 4 pm

Come sip eggnog, nibble holiday cookies, and enjoy the songs of the season before the (well, not open, but you’ll feel the warmth) fire. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

Irene Skyriver: Paddling with Spirits, Wed. Dec. 13 at 7pm

In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Irene Skyriver will talk about her new book Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey.  Celebrating her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage from Alaska to her home on Lopez, Irene Skyriver interweaves the true account of her journey with generational stories handed down and vividly re-imagined.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Open Mic for Writers, Sat. Dec. 9 at 7 pm

neon sign saying open mic night

Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don’t be shy, come read what you’ve got or just listen. You’ll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Gingerbread Story Time: Friday, December 8 @ 10:30 AM

To celebrate the holiday season, it’s a special story time about the Gingerbread boy.

Help us decorate our Gingerbread House Display for the Children’s Library after this special story time.

Light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.

Know Your Islanders Talk: Neil Mathison, Catastrophic Columbia. Mon., Dec. 4 at 7 pm

Have you ever wondered why Eastern Washington has so many canyons but so few rivers? So much black, volcanic basalt and so (apparently) few volcanoes? Only one stretch of the Columbia River was never dammed? In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Neil Mathison will talk about “Catastrophic Columbia” and his new book, Volcano: an A to Z and Other Essays about Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.