Get Familiar with Your Android Device, Fri. July 20 from 2 – 4pm

Learn the basics of using your Android device, such as how to use the camera, maps, and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and add and organizing apps. We will also cover how to make and receive calls and text messages. Bring your smartphone and your device password. Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist.

Literary Salon with Laurie @ 7 pm

book and fireplace

Better than a book club, it’s a chance to talk with friends old and new about books and authors, themes and ideas. Join us and share all things bookish!

Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library

The Wild Side Series: The Secret Life of Blackmouth Salmon, Wed. July 18 at 7 pm

When juvenile Chinook salmon congregate in the San Juan Islands each summer, not all of them are headed for the ocean. Many remain, feeding and growing in the islands for up to three or four years. Resident Chinook, often called Blackmouth for their characteristically dark gums, have long played an important role in the winter diets of orcas and people, but they in recent years their numbers have been falling. What do they eat all winter? Where do they go when they mature? Why are they in decline?  Russel Barsh is responsible for studying the diet and growth hormones of Blackmouth, working in partnership with colleagues at WDFW, NOAA, and Long Live the Kings.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Photo credit: Long Live the Kings

Bill Robison Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:30 pm, FHES Pavilion

Back for a return engagement, Bill Robison’s limitless energy transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable and hilarious world.  His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon.  You will love this fast paced comedy show.

Memory Cafe: Kirk Fuhrmeister Concert, Tue. July 17 from 2 – 3:30 pm

Kirk Fuhrmeister is a versatile musician who has played with numerous bands, and taught many islanders to play while operating a music store and repairing wooden instruments. He will perform familiar music, and probably you’ll be singing along!  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.


Open Mic for Writers @ 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 your work or just listen. You’ll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at

Ukulele Fun with Micah & Me Saturday, July 14 @ 11 am

The members of the band Micah & Me are hosting a Ukulele Workshop on Saturday morning for children and families.  The band is bringing lots of ukuleles to teach a short workshop on how to play them. 

Please register in advance for this musical hour-long workshop as space is limited.

Micah & Me Dance Party @ Brickworks Friday, July 13 @ 7 pm, Brickworks

Back by popular demand, it’s the Portland band of dads Micah & Me bringing song and dance to our island children.  This must-not miss party starts at 7 PM on Friday, July 13.  While tailored for families with younger children, everyone is invited to this exciting night of music. 

We had a blast last year dancing to the live band with old time favorites like The Hokey Pokey and fun new songs, too.

Alley Oop, Wednesday, July 11 @1:30 pm, FHES Pavilion

Alley Oop is a fabulous puppeteer, storyteller and musician. He will be traveling here with his pal Billy Bear the Silly Bear for an afternoon of music, songs,  riddles, and stories.  You have to see and hear his collection of whistles from around the world.  There will be musical games for the kids.