Rock ‘n Roll Out Summer Reading Program Rock Star Party

Kids in Grades K through 5

Become a rock star at the Library’s Rock ‘n Roll Out party.  We’ll have face painting, temporary hair color and other fun stuff to create your rock ‘n roll style.  Cool photo booth to capture your stylin’ look.  Register for our Reading Program while you’re groovin’ to music and munching on snacks. 


It’s all free thanks to the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.

The Wild Side Series: Kwiaht: Wildfire Management, Wed. June 13 @ 7 pm

Wildfires have been rare in the islands for over a thousand years, thanks to our humid climate and extensive clearing of underbrush by Coast Salish villagers setting small controlled fires.  For almost a century logging and sheep kept much of our landscape open. But since the 1940s forests have regrown, potential ladder fuels have accumulated, and now our summers are getting longer and drier.  Are the rainshadow islands heading for the kinds of wildfires that destroyed much of southern California and eastern Washington last year? Is there anything we can do to make our islands less fire prone, other than preemptive burning?  

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Coast Salish Art with Kevin Paul, Mon. June 11 at 7 pm

Kevin Paul will be describing his life’s work as a Coast Salish carver. Kevin is an enrolled tribal member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and resides at Swinomish. Kevin is a master carver of contemporary and traditional Native American carvings.

Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island 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

Canoe Journey: A Discussion on Contemporary Coast Salish Canoe Journeys, Wed. June 6 @7 pm

Sam Barr, Lopezian, Samish tribal member, and canoe skipper for Stillaguamish tribe, will be sharing information on Tribal Canoe Journeys with some perspectives on historical and contemporary practice. He will discuss the  importance of canoes as a vessel of cultural revitalization within Coast Salish communities.  


Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Know Your Islanders Talk: Brandon Cadwell, Mon. June 4 @ 7 pm

Brandon Cadwell was a ranger for the National Park Service in southeast Arizona. Come hear about three small, but mighty treasures of our national heritage and his experience living on the southern border. These wild tales range from volcanic eruptions to Chiricahua Apache Wars to Spanish explorers.  


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