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October 2020

ZOOM: Middle School Book Club on Thursday, October 1 at 4 pm

October 1 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th read Refugee by Alan Gratz. Books are available for pick up during our curbside service hours on Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Saturday from 11-2 PM. Email youthservices@sjlib.org to register and get the ZOOM invite.…

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ZOOM: True Animal Stories: Baby Gorillas of Woodland Park Zoo on Friday, October 2 at 7 pm

October 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Award-winning nonfiction author, Clare Hodgson Meeker, gives a behind the scenes look at the complexities of gorilla family life at the Woodland Park Zoo. She'll also give updates on how the gorillas are doing now that the zoo has re-opened…

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ZOOM: Know Your Islanders Talk: Larry Wight, Four Months on the Southern Border – Stories of Open Hearts and Broken Hopes on Monday, October 5 at 7 pm

October 5 at 7:00 pm
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Join Larry Wight for an eyewitness look at conditions on our Southern Border. Larry volunteered in a shelter into which migrants seeking asylum were released by ICE; thousands of migrants passed through his life. He returned profoundly changed, having witnessed…

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ZOOM: Mullis Center Book Club Reads The Jump-Off Creek on Monday, October 12 at 1:15 pm

October 12 at 1:15 pm
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The Mullis Center Book Club reads Molly Gloss’s The Jump-Off Creek. Written mostly in diary format, this is the story of single women homesteading in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Read the book and participate in a discussion about…

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ZOOM: Wild Side: Shona Aitken, Changeover Time on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 pm

October 14 at 7:00 pm
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  Fall is a great time for watching wild birds in the San Juans.  Many species nest further north or inland but come back to the islands and other coastal areas to spend the winter in our relatively mild climate. …

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ZOOM: Madrona Murphy (Kwiaht): Fruitful Futures on Friday, October 23 at 7 pm

October 23 at 7:00 pm
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  As part of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library Annual Meeting, Madrona Murphy, botanist at Kwiaht, an islands-based scientific organization run by islanders, will talk about the history of fruit raising in the San Juan Islands, and…

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