Science Fiction Movie Club, Saturday, October 26 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Beam in to the new Science Fiction Movie Club at the San Juan Island Library.  Held on the last Friday of every month (except this one, of course!), we will watch and discuss all things sci-fi.  For 14 years and older. Adult supervision or signed permission needed for ‘R’ rated material.


Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

T. Andrew Wahl: Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other, Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm

Since their debut in the 1930s, comic books have been a regular part of our pop-culture landscape. While often dismissed as escapist entertainment, these pulp treasures also provide a fascinating lens through which to view our nation’s past, present and potential future.  Join Washington Humanities Speaker T. Andrew Wahl as he explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Get Familiar with Your Android Mobile Device, Friday, October 18 from 2 – 4 pm

San Juan Island Library meeting room, free.  Learn the basics of using your Android mobile device, such as how to use the camera, maps, and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and add and organize apps. We will also cover how to make and receive calls and text messages. Bring your smartphone and your device password.  Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.

The Wild Side: Shona Aitken, Hunters in the Sky, Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm

The San Juan Islands are home to several species of Eagles, Hawks, and Falcons.  Which ones live in your neighborhood? How can you tell a hawk from a falcon? Sona Aitken, Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will tell all about our local birds of prey.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


Open Mic for Writers, Saturday, October 12 at 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 Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Pajama Musical Hour with Nancy Stewart: Friday, October 11 at 6:30 pm

Join us “under the stars” in the Main Salon for music around the campfire with national award-winning children’s singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart.

It’s our night time pajama version of preschool stories set to music.

Families with kids of all ages will enjoy the contagious-sing-along fun that is part of every Nancy Stewart Show!

Light refreshments following the performance are courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.

Terry Domico: The Secret Life of Slugs, Wednesday, October 9 at 7 pm

Slugs: they’re everywhere, especially after a good rain. They’re slimy and disgusting to touch. But how much do you really know about them?  Come learn about the secret lives of our most misunderstood native fauna. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Know Your Islanders: John Aschoff, Mapping the Salish Sea, Monday, October 7 at 7 pm

Planet Earth is mostly covered by ocean waters, and even though we depend on those waters to sustain our lives, we know less about the topography of the seafloor than that of the moon or Mars. Fortunately, researchers have been mapping the seafloor surrounding our islands. Come hear why this is important, how these maps are being developed, and how scientists have been using this information to better understand this inland sea, from finding fish to fault lines.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.