The Whale Museum-TEDx San Juan Island Library Salon: Nature, Nov. 29 at 7 pm

In the fourth of four Salons, co-sponsored by and held at the Whale Museum,TEDx San Juan Island co-organizer Gary Franklin will moderate a discussion of three archived talks centered on the theme of Nature.  Come join in on a conversation around cutting-edge ideas!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. *Opinions expressed represent the viewpoint of the speakers and not necessarily the opinions of the Library.

Memory Cafe: Whales of the Salish Sea, Tues. Nov. 21 from 2 – 3:30 pm

Tracie Merrill from The Whale Museum will show slides of the different whale species that live in the waters around us. She will also share Museum artifacts such as baleen, whale teeth and whale bones. Come see the presentation and learn more about the animals who live in the waters around our island. “Whales of the Salish Sea” is offered as a Memory Cafe event. Memory Cafe is fun, social activity for people with memory issues, their care partners, and all islanders who want to enjoy daytime Library programming.

Family Creative Workshop: Thanksgiving Decorations, Saturday, November 18, 2 – 3:30 PM

It’s a fun afternoon for the family making your own Thanksgiving decorations.  This free program is for families and children of all ages.  No prior registration is required and teens are welcome!

All materials are provided courtesy of The Friends of the San Juan Island Library.

For more information, please stop by the Library or call us at 360.378.2798.

Literary Salon with Laurie Orton, Nov. 16 at 7 pm

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 are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Patricia Smith: Compassion Fatigue Awareness, Nov.15 at 7 pm

Caring too much can hurt. When a caregiver provides care to others without practicing authentic, sustainable self-care daily, a set of symptoms known as compassion fatigue can surface and disrupt their life. Join us and learn about compassion fatigue, its symptoms and causes, and how to jump start the healing process. Caregivers in all of the helping professions and family caregivers are welcome!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.