ZOOM: Madrona Murphy (Kwiaht): Fruitful Futures on Friday, October 23 at 7 pm

 

As part of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library Annual Meeting, Madrona Murphy, botanist at Kwiaht, an islands-based scientific organization run by islanders, will talk about the history of fruit raising in the San Juan Islands, and discuss the use of historic orchards and heritage fruit trees for gleaning and other projects.

This is a ZOOM event that requires an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Boyd Pratt at bpratt@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.

ZOOM: Wild Side: Shona Aitken, Changeover Time on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 pm

 

Fall is a great time for watching wild birds in the San Juans.  Many species nest further north or inland but come back to the islands and other coastal areas to spend the winter in our relatively mild climate.  Join Shona Aitken, Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, to find out which birds to look for, and where you might see them.

This a ZOOM event that requires an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Boyd Pratt at bpratt@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.

Livestream Event: Grow with Google: Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools, October 14 at 9 am

Livestream Event

Grow with Google: Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools

Wednesday, October 14 at 9 am

Learn more about Google’s tools to help your business sell online. Learn about Shopify and other ways to get your products to your remote customers. Watch this free livestream from your internet-enabled device anywhere you are able to connect.

To Join the liverstream at 9 am, please click on the following link:

https://growonair.withgoogle.com/events/sell_online_this_holiday_season_with_e-commerce_tools?utm_source=partners&utm_medium=onesheeter&utm_campaign=GrowOnAir&utm_content=HolidayOct14

 

ZOOM: Open Mic for Writers, Saturday, October 10 at 7 pm

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 pjherber@interisland.net.

 

These are all ZOOM events that require an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Boyd Pratt at bpratt@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.

ZOOM: Know Your Islanders Talk: Larry Wight, Four Months on the Southern Border – Stories of Open Hearts and Broken Hopes on Monday, October 5 at 7 pm

Join Larry Wight for an eyewitness look at conditions on our Southern Border. Larry volunteered in a shelter into which migrants seeking asylum were released by ICE; thousands of migrants passed through his life. He returned profoundly changed, having witnessed the power of the human spirit. You will hear many migrants’ stories and learn about asylum, the shelter, and El Paso.

ZOOM: True Animal Stories: Baby Gorillas of Woodland Park Zoo on Friday, October 2 at 7 pm

Award-winning nonfiction author, Clare Hodgson Meeker, gives a behind the scenes look at the complexities of gorilla family life at the Woodland Park Zoo. She’ll also give updates on how the gorillas are doing now that the zoo has re-opened to the public since closing for Covid-19 safety measures.

This program is accessible by Zoom. Please email mlagios@sjlib.org to receive a Zoom invite to attend. Prior to the talk and Q & A with Clare, a video of her reading from her latest book, Growing Up Gorilla, is available to view on our library website and YouTube.

 

This a ZOOM event that requires an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Melina Lagios at mlagios@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.

ZOOM: Lynda Mapes: Mother Orca Tahlequah: the Whale Who Changed the Conversation, Wednesday, September 30 at 7 pm

The story in the Seattle Times of mother orca Tahlequah and her swim with her calf drew six million page views around the world and sparked a new push for salmon and orca recovery here at home. Join Lynda Mapes, environmental reporter, for a conversation about covering Tahlequah and the award-winning in-depth Seattle Times series, Hostile Waters. She will read from her new book-in-progress, to be published by Braided River in spring of 2021, about the southern residents and their struggle to survive.

 

These are all ZOOM events that require an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Boyd Pratt at bpratt@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.

ZOOM: Mike Vouri: The Explorers, Wednesday, September 23 at 7 pm

View the San Juan Islands through the eyes of the first European explorers during an illustrated lecture by historian Mike Vouri, who will not only discuss how the San Juans and the Pacific Northwest came to be surveyed, charted, and named, but also describe the work and backgrounds of key officers such as Jose Maria Narvaez, George Vancouver, and James Alden.

 

These are all ZOOM events that require an invitation; in order to attend, you must request an invitation from Boyd Pratt at bpratt@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the program.