Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: And the Award for Best Actress Goes to…

Who were the classic Best Actresses of the past and why did they get the Award?

Friday night, 7 pm:  Kitty Foyle (1940 Ginger Rogers)

Saturday night, 7 pm: Gaslight (1944 Ingrid Bergman)

Sunday night, 7 pm: Country Girl (1954 Grace Kelly)

Look back with the Best Actress of all, Therese, at Hollywood’s past standards in the light of today’s revelations!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.






Registration for new Youth Services Story Circle begins Friday, August 31!

On August 31 registration begins for a new after school literary enrichment program for students in grades K-2nd or home school equivalent. This free program is being offered by the San Juan Island Library for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Story Circle will include bi-weekly Thursday afternoon programs at the Library with a snack, read alouds, multi-media, and activities to reinforce the story themes. Another critical component of the program is family reading time at home using classic stories for the transitional reader. The first selection to be featured will be Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Each family will receive their own free book to keep.

The Story Circle is made possible through funding by the Friends of the San Juan Island Library. For more information, please call the Library, 360-378-2798 or visit

Middle School Book Club Registration Begins Friday, August 31

We meet once a month on a Saturday evening to discuss the selected book over pizza and then watch the movie adaptation of the book. Book Club members receive a free paperback copy of the selected book to read and keep courtesy of the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund. Pizza and refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.

Our first selected book is The Death Cure by James Dashner. It is the third book in the Maze Runner book series.  Our first meeting will be on Saturday, September 22 at 6:15 PM.

Stop by the Library to register and receive your free book to start reading. We have space for 25 middle school students.

Jonathan White, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, Wed. Aug. 29 @ 7 pm

In collaboration with Griffin Bay Bookstore, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White will talk about his book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, just out in paperback.  White writes about tides around the globe, from hunting mussels under the Arctic ice to the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that reaches 80 miles up the Qiantang River.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Paul Bannick: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, Fri. Aug. 24 @ 7 pm

Award winning photographer Paul Bannick is presenting a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images from his brand-new book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food. His program shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges.

 Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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

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

“Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with David George Gordon, Wed. August 8 @ 7 pm

Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth.


Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.