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1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
360-378-2798

April 2019

Illustrating Children’s Books, Wed. April 17 at 7 pm

April 17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Explore the wonderful world of Children’s Book Illustration.  Rebecca Cook, illustrator and writer of Calvin Splinter & his Splendid Splinter Ideas, and Pamela Gillette, illustrator of Aspen’s Roots, will discuss the ideas, methods, and materials that go into illustrating children’s books.

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Wild Side Series: Vanishing Pollinators, Fri. April 26 at 7 pm

April 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Know your island bees!  How can we save the pollinators? Russel Barsh will give us peek at the diversity of wild native insect pollinators in the San Juan Islands, and how they are coping with pesticides, changes in land use, and…

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May 2019

Know Your Islanders Talk: Sandy Strehlou: Marjorie Walker, Mon. May 6 at 7 pm

May 6 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Marjorie Walker was born to a wealthy New York family, attended the prestigious Art Students League in New York, and traveled the world before finding her way to San Juan Island in 1949 to become the island’s first professionally-trained artist.…

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Literary Salon is taking a summer break!

May 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

And will be back in the fall. Please check back for more updates.

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Coast Salish Series: Swil Kanim, Fri. May 17 at 7 pm

May 17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Swil Kanim, US Army Veteran, classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Nation, inspires audiences to express themselves honorably.

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June 2019

Coast Salish Series: X’welwelat’se (William John), Friday, June 21 at 7 pm

June 21 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

X’welwelat’se (William John) leads an ongoing series of courses in Bellingham titled Cultural Orientation to Coast Salish Concepts of Time + Space.  William is a Lummi Elder, storyteller, and retired teacher from Ferndale High School and Northwest Indian College, where…

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Candace Wellman: Interwoven Lives, Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm

June 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

In a book launch and signing cosponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Candace Wellman will present her new book Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Coast Salish Communities, a companion volume to her prize-winning Peace Weavers.  Her research reveals new details about…

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July 2019

Know Your Islanders Talk: Travis Ayers, Luxel Corporation-Filtering Space, Monday, July 1 at 7 pm

July 1 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

Luxel Corporation, one of the lesser known businesses on San Juan Island, provides nanometer-thick materials for applications in Space Astronomy, Laser Fusion, and Semiconductors.  Travis Ayers will describe Luxel's technology, how it is used, and will have a few samples…

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Hidden Figures: The Movie, Friday, July 5 at 7 pm

July 5 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

Come to a screening of Hidden Figures, the movie about three brilliant African-American women at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.  Refreshments are courtesy…

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

July 10 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

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.  

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October Sky: The Movie, Saturday, July 27 at 7 pm

July 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

Our Community Summer Read is October Sky, the true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention…

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Teen Karaoke Night! Wed. July 31, 7-9 pm

July 31 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

It’s a teen space odyssey karaoke night.  Lots of songs available to perform in space!  Sing in a group, duets or solo.  It’s going to be a blast!   Light refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan…

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August 2019

Community One Read: October Sky by Homer Hickam: Party and Book Discussion Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7 PM

August 3 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Read the Memoir, Watch the Movie and Dare to Dream! It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. Faced with an uncertain future, Sonny Hickam (aka…

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September 2019

Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: Stage Door. Fri. Sept. 6 at 7 pm

September 6 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Hostess Therese Finn presents three films all or mostly written and acted by women, highlighting the silver screen's portrayal of women in the Golden Age of Hollywood: Stage Door (1937, based on the play by Edna Ferber, stars Katherine Hepburn,…

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Archipelago Collective Concert, Sat. Sept 7 at 12 – 1 pm

September 7 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Bassoonist Dana Jackson and Harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel comprise the ensemble known as BARP.  Join them for a noon-time family-friendly concert to learn more about these wonderful instruments and hear how they sound together.     Refreshments are courtesy of the…

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Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: The Women, Sat. Sept. 7 at 7 pm

September 7 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Hostess Therese Finn presents three films all or mostly written and acted by women, highlighting the silver screen's portrayal of women in the Golden Age of Hollywood: Stage Door (1937, based on the play by Edna Ferber, stars Katherine Hepburn,…

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Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: Thirteen Women, Sun. Sept. 8 at 7 pm

September 8 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Hostess Therese Finn presents three films all or mostly written and acted by women, highlighting the silver screen's portrayal of women in the Golden Age of Hollywood: Stage Door (1937, based on the play by Edna Ferber, stars Katherine Hepburn,…

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Open Mic for Writers, Sat. Sept.14 at 7 pm

September 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free
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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…

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Shona Aitken, The Wild Side: You Otter Take a Closer Look! Wed. Sept. 18 at 7 pm

September 18 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

River Otter or Sea Otter--which are you more likely to see around the San Juans?  What are the differences between the two? Join Shona Aitken, Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center, to find out more about these fascinating…

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Literary Salon with Laurie Orton, Thurs. Sept. 19 at 6:30 pm

September 19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Salon, 1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
Free

Well, it's the end of an era! Come and join Laurie for the last of the Literary Salons at the San Juan Island Library. Discuss books read, share memories, favorite titles and, as always, enjoy refreshments.   A new Library…

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