Tech with Rock Island, Mon. July 9, 10-12 noon

Web Browsers and Internet Security
Get the most out of your Web Browser.  Learn how to: use Tabs, allow or block Pop-Ups, and improve your web surfing experience; form good online habits, learning what to avoid, and malware prevention; and create secure passwords and organize those passwords.

Know Your Islanders Talk: Tami Oldham Ashcraft, ADRIFT: Mon. July 2 @ 7 pm

 In collaboration with Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Tami Oldham Ashcraft will talk about her book (written with Susea McGearhart)–and the movie made from it!–ADRIFT: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.  

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.

David Fenner: The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration, Fri. June 29 @ 7 pm

For more than 200,000 years, Homo sapiens have been moving around the planet, sometimes drawn and sometimes driven by a host of natural and man-made forces: drought, floods, crop failure, war, the quest for survival, or the hope of a better future.  Join with David Fenner, Humanities Washington Speaker, in examining the roots and the routes of human migration from our beginnings in Africa, and trace our oft-branching journey into the 21st century.


Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Charlie Williams, the Noise Guy, Wed. June 27 @ 1:30 pm

FHES Pavilion


Lord of the microphone, Czar of sound, Charlie uses amazing vocal imitations that inspire kids to become roaring readers.  Imagine the story of the Tortoise & the Hare being told with the sound of cars  racing past or Jack chopping down a beanstalk using a chainsaw!  That’s Charlie!  It will be a noisy show.

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

Peter Ali: Native American Flutes, Wed. June 20 @ 7 pm

Join self-taught Native flutist Peter Ali for an interactive concert of flute music from all over the world.  Peter will play a variety of American Indian flutes, as well as flutes from Mezo American, Middle Eastern Style, and Norwegian cultures, and share the stories of these instruments as well. The audience will have the chance to experiment with fingering patterns and try out simple songs on real cedar flutes.  

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Memory Cafe: Teddy Deane Concert, Tues. June 19 @ 2 pm

Teddy made his living as a sax player, singer/songwriter, and music director, playing and recording throughout the USA and Europe. For this event he will perform a few of his original tunes as well as lead some familiar classics so everyone can sing 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.

Get Familiar with Your iPad or iPhone, Fri. June 15 @ 2 pm

Learn the basics of using your iPad and/or iPhone. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and maps and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps and organize apps. The last half hour will address features only cellular connected devices offer, like making calls and sending and receiving text messages.

Bring your device and your Apple ID password.

Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.

Rocking T-Shirt Afternoon at the Library, Fri. June 15 @ 12 noon

Kick off summer by designing a rockin’ t-shirt to wear.  T-Shirts, paint and glitter are supplied for this free event. Bring a pair of  canvas sneakers or shorts to paint if you like.

Learn about our easy self directed Teen Summer Reading Program.  Pick up our 3 mini bingo cards and start reading.  Each completed bingo card goes in a drawing for the grand prize of a portable Electronic Keyboard.

As you create your free T-shirt groove to the music and munch on our free refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.