Tsolo Dann: Introduction to Model Rocketry, Saturday, July 27, 2 to 4 pm

Want to be a rocket scientist? With this class you’ll be on your way! This overview of model rocketry will cover all the major areas, including: history of model rocketry, safety rules, types of model rockets, how they fly, choosing the right rocket engine, and recovering your rocket.  Open to aspiring rocketeers of all ages. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Skype Tour of NASA Facilities, Friday, July 26 from 10:30 am -12:30 pm

Take a virtual tour via Skype of NASA’s Johnson Space Center with Pedro A. Martinez, Chief, Spacecraft Engineering Branch.  He will provide an introduction to the Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station mockup. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Come knit by our cozy fire! Everyday, free.

A well-stocked knitting basket is available every day next to our warm fire. Help knit 2ft x 2ft lap blankets for the critters at the Animal Shelter.

(Photo: Courtesy of Animal Protection Society, Tucker curled up in one of our blankets).

For more information on the Animal Protection Society visit www.apsfh.com

Get Familiar with Your iPhone or iPad, Friday, July 19 at 2 pm

Learn the basics of using your smartphone or tablet. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and maps and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps and organize apps. The last half hour will address features only cellular connected devices offer, like making calls and sending and receiving text messages. Bring your device and your Apple password.  Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.

Wild Side: Chris Oldham, San Juan Herpetology 101, Wednesday, July 17 at 7 pm

Ecologist/Herpetologist Christian Oldham (Kwiaht) will present a program on our reptiles and amphibians, which will cover the ecology and life histories of our native species, including what makes them special. This will also be an opportunity to see some living examples!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Come knit by our cozy fire! Everyday, free.

A well-stocked knitting basket is available every day next to our warm fire. Help knit 2ft x 2ft lap blankets for the critters at the Animal Shelter.

(Photo: Courtesy of Animal Protection Society, Tucker curled up in one of our blankets).

For more information on the Animal Protection Society visit www.apsfh.com

Open Mic for Writers, Saturday, July 13 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 pjherber@interisland.net. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Thor Hanson: All Things Berry, Wednesday, July 10 at 7 pm

Join local author and biologist Thor Hanson for a fun and informative exploration of all things berry.  What is a berry? Which plants make them? Why? How? Includes discussion and tasting of familiar and surprising varieties.