June Events @ the San Juan Island Library

There are a lot of great things happening at the library next month!

Friday, June 1 from 2 – 4 pm
Useful Apps for Smartphones and Tablets
Learn about adding and organizing useful apps for entertainment, productivity, travel, hobbies, and more! Bring your device and password.

Saturday, June 2 at 5 pm
Art Show Reception: Best Friends
Come relish the new Art Show Best Friends. View the works, talk with the artists, and enjoy the nibbles and punch.

Monday, June 4 at 7 pm
Know Your Islanders Talk: Brandon Cadwell
Brandon Cadwell was a ranger for the National Park Service in southeast Arizona. Come hear about three small, but mighty, treasures of our national heritage and his experience living on the southern border.

Wednesday, June 6 at 7 pm
Canoe Journey: A Discussion on Contemporary Coast Salish Canoe Journeys
Sam Barr, Lopezian, Samish tribal member, and canoe skipper for Stillaguamish tribe, will be sharing information on Tribal Canoe Journeys with some perspectives on historical and contemporary practice.

Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm
Open Mic for Writers
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.

Monday, June 11 from 10 – 12
Tech with Rock Island: Email Tips
Good email habits keep you and your contacts safe. Learn about attachments, CC, BCC, and correct email forwarding etiquette. Learn how to safely share websites, Facebook posts and pages, and more.

Monday, June 11 at 7 pm
Coast Salish Art with Kevin Paul
Kevin Paul is a master carver of contemporary and traditional Native American carvings. He is an enrolled tribal member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and resides at Swinomish. Kevin will be discussing his life’s work.

Wednesday, June 13 at 7 pm
The Wild Side Series: Kwiáht: Wildfire Management
Wildfires have been rare in the islands for over a thousand years, thanks to our humid climate and extensive clearing of underbrush. But since the 1940s forests have regrown and now our summers are getting longer and drier. Are the islands heading for the kinds of wildfires that destroyed much of southern California and eastern Washington last year?

Friday, June 15 from 2 – 4 pm
Get Familiar with Your iPad or iPhone
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 and organize apps. Bring your device and your Apple ID password.

Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 3:30 pm
Memory Café: Teddy Deane Concert
Teddy made his living as a sax player, singer/songwriter, and music director, playing and recording throughout the USA and Europe. For this event he will perform a few of his original tunes as well as lead some familiar classics so everyone can sing along. Memory Café is a fun, social activity for people with memory issues, their care partners and all islanders who want to enjoy daytime Library programming.

Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm
Peter Ali: Native American Flutes
Join self-taught Native flutist Peter Ali for an interactive concert of flute music from all over the world. Peter will play a variety of American Indian flutes, as well as flutes from Mezo American, Middle Eastern Style, and Norwegian cultures, and share the stories of these instruments as well. The audience will have the chance to try out simple songs on real cedar flutes.

Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm
Literary Salon with Laurie Orton
Better than a book club, it’s a chance to talk with friends old and new about books and authors, themes and ideas. Join us and share all things bookish!

Friday, June 29 at 7 pm
David Fenner: The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration
For more than 200,000 years, Homo sapiens have been moving around the planet, sometimes drawn and sometimes driven by a host of natural and man-made forces: drought, floods, crop failure, war, the quest for survival, or the hope of a better future. Join David Fenner, Humanities Washington Speaker, to trace our oft-branching journey into the 21st century and to examine the roots and the routes of human migration from our beginnings in Africa.

Unless otherwise stated all events are held at the San Juan Island Library, free of charge. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library!

For addition information check out their website: http://www.sjlib.org/
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