The Wild Side Series: Kwiaht: Bats! Fri. Oct. 26 @ 7 pm

Be batty for Halloween! There are just 20 native species of mammals in the San Juan Islands, and half of them are bats!  Bats also outnumber all of the other native mammals in the islands combined. Kwiaht ecologist Russel Barsh will share key findings of his five-year study of island bats, including audio from some of the thousands of bats he has recorded.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


Boo…licious Halloween Storytime: Friday, October 26 @ 10:30 AM

It’s the Library’s annual Preschool Halloween Party for preschool children, toddlers and of course parents, caregivers and siblings!

Wear your favorite costumes.  We’ll have stories, songs and dance with a craft.  Light refreshments to follow the program.

It’s all free thanks to The Friends of the San Juan Island Library and no prior registration is required.

Tragedy of the Commons: John de Graaf, Redefining Prosperity, Mon. Oct. 22 @ 7 pm

Born in the California Gold Rush, Nevada City was once the scene of some of the most destructive environmental practices on earth.  Discovered in the 1960s by the “back to the land movement,” it became a second gold rush with a different idea of wealth based on nature, community, and a sense of place.  Join director John de Graaf for the premier of Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Local Non Fiction Snapshots, Fri. Oct.19 @ 7 pm

Co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, join three local authors for snapshots of their latest nonfiction work: Cere Demuth, The Way We Stay: A Memoir of Recovery; Jim Lawrence, Callused Hands Hungry Heart: Memoir of a Fisherman-Farmer; and Janet Thomas, The Battle in Seattle and Day Breaks over Dharamsala: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found.







Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Messy Me. . . Friday, October 19, 2:30-4:00 PM FHES

The Library and Island Rec are teaming up again for our Fall Messy Me afternoon at Friday Harbor Elementary School.  Bring the little ones, and remember it’s messy!  It’s free and appropriate for children ages 2 – 5.

Get Familiar with Your Apple Device, Fri. Oct. 19 @ 2 pm

Learn the basics of using your iPad and/or iPhone. 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 ID password.  Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.