Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 26, 10am

The Aging Mastery Program was developed by the National Council on Aging to help seniors improve their quality of life. The program addresses the six dimensions of aging well: Gratitude and Mindfulness, Health and Well-Being, Finances and Future Planning, Connections and Community, Learning and Creativity, and Legacy and Purpose. The book club will read the Aging Mastery Starter Kit materials, and hold weekly sessions with activities and discussions around enriching our lives. The book club will meet using Zoom.

Request a meeting link by emailing Beth Helstien at bhelstien@sjlib.org.

Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 19, 10am

The Aging Mastery Program was developed by the National Council on Aging to help seniors improve their quality of life. The program addresses the six dimensions of aging well: Gratitude and Mindfulness, Health and Well-Being, Finances and Future Planning, Connections and Community, Learning and Creativity, and Legacy and Purpose. The book club will read the Aging Mastery Starter Kit materials, and hold weekly sessions with activities and discussions around enriching our lives. The book club will meet using Zoom.

Request a meeting link by emailing Beth Helstien at bhelstien@sjlib.org.

Local History Month: Robin Jacobson, From Odd Fellows to Orcas, Tues. May 18, 7pm

If these walls could talk…and sometimes they do in the former Odd Fellows Hall, now known as The Whale Museum. Stories both historical and supernatural have originated in this iconic old building towering high on the bluff. See a timeline of its community uses in Friday Harbor from 1892 through today, including the infamous 1895 murder trial of teacher Richard Straub, the prohibitionist preaching fervor of Billy Sunday in 1910, decades as the social hub for island festivities, and later as Lee Bave’s Island Gallery and home of her quirky San Juan Saga theatrical production. We will begin with the Mt. Dallas Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the benevolent organization that developed the property in 1892, and learn how we got from Odd Fellows to Orcas, with a modern Salish Sea focus as The Whale Museum. Presentation by San Juan Historical Society and Museum board member Robin Jacobson.
To register for this Zoom event email giverson@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the event.   

FAST-FORWARD: A Documentary Discussion, Mon. May 17 at 7:00 PM

FAST-FORWARD follows four millennials and their parents on an aging journey. Wearing an MIT-produced “aging empathy suit” and working with professional makeup artists, adult children grapple with the issues required to age successfully. Watch the documentary at your convenience between May 8 and May 17.
Email Beth Helstien bhelstien@sjlib.org for the streaming link. Then join us virtually for follow up and discussion of the film.

Learn to Use Zoom on Mon. May 17 at 11:00am

Learn the Zoom video conference application features in a low-pressure environment! During COVID-19, many of us have had to learn Zooming on the fly or never had an opportunity to learn at all. This class will address basic Zoom features at a pace where you can learn and give you the confidence to attend–or even lead–a Zoom meeting on your own. We’ll cover using the microphone and video camera, reactions, screen views, and more!

Email Beth Helstein at bhelstien@sjlib.org for a Zoom meeting invitation.

Nature Matters: What’s Bugging You? Insects from A to Z with Ranger Jeff and Cynthia Brast, Wed. May 12, 7pm

Humans spend a great deal of time, money, and effort trying to eradicate insects. These terrible beasts eat our apples, splat the bumper, and draw blood, yet forty percent of the world’s insect populations are in decline, and a full thirty percent are considered endangered.  Come hear us discuss why insects matter, and what the inevitable result of the loss of insects to humans might be.
To register for this Zoom event email giverson@sjlib.org at least 30 minutes before the event.