Things to Do Week of February 22 to February 28

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I hope you’re all doing well and staying dry. We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the past week and I’ve heard we have more coming. I don’t think we have a shortage of water here in the San Juan Islands.

I hope you enjoy some of my suggestions for this week the first one being a documentary on the Oklahoma City Bombing. See it at our library at 7:00 P.M. on February 22nd.

Conscientious Projector – A Noble Lie – Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm
Join documentary series host Rob Simpson for a screening of A Noble Lie. This documentary takes a fresh and in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. It presents interviews with police officers, first responders, victims, journalists and investigators whose evidence raises the possibility that not all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Opinions expressed represent the viewpoint of the filmmakers and not necessarily the opinions of the Library.
San Juan Island Library, free. Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm

Here’s a great way to spend a couple of hours Tuesday morning if you are having any issues with your computer, tablets or e-readers. The price is right…FREE!

Tech Tuesday – Free help – Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Technology getting you down? Tech Tuesdays – free help with technology issues – takes place from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, at the San Juan Island Library meeting room. This event is free.
Get help with smartphones, laptops, tablets and e-readers. Skilled volunteers can show you how to accomplish your goals.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn how to borrow and read eBooks on your mobile device. This is also FREE at our library on February 24th from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P. M.

Borrow and Read eBooks on Your Mobile Device – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 02:00pm – 03:30pm
Learn how to Borrow and Read eBooks on Your Mobile Device from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the San Juan Island Library meeting room. This event is free. Learn about the Washington Anytime Library to browse and find books, download the Overdrive app, and learn how to borrow and download books, place holds, use a wish list, and return items. Please register at the Library: limited space available.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 02:00pm – 03:30pm – San Juan Island Library

This is not to be missed. Thursday February 25th at 7:30 P.M. at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in the Marie Boe Building. Funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.

Island Stage Left: Love Letters – Thursday, February 25, 2016, 07:30pm
Island Stage Left presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” February 11 to March 6, 2016 at the Marie Boe Building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.
Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd the Third have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over fifty years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
“a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.”
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays; and at 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Bring your Valentine, your old friend or your new love.
This wonderful, simple play encompasses them all.

I hate to bring this up but we are getting close to tax time and if you are like me you might need help in preparing your tax return. This will be Friday February 26th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Free tax help – Friday, February 26, 2016, 09:00am – 04:00pm
Free tax help is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays from February 12 to April 15, 2016 at Orcas Island Senior Center.
Jim Biddick and John Carl will be available to assist with taxes.The tax service is for low to moderate income taxpayers.
The program is not associated with the IRS TaxAide program and is not a for profit program. The taxpayer will be responsible for all information provided and for the completeness and correctness of the tax return. Returns must be filed by mail.
The service is free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated to cover program costs; any profit is donated to the Senior Center.

Ai Weiwei: Fault Line is a rare opportunity to see work by one of the world’s top artists.

“Ai Weiwei: Fault Line,” Dana Lynn Louis and Goya at SJIMA Saturday, February 27, 11am

Cost: $10 for ages 19 and above. Free for ages 18 and younger. Fridays 3-7 are free. Members are always free.
Contact: Ian Boyden – – 360-370-5050

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents an exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world.
This is one of the first museum exhibitons of Ai Weiwei’s work in the Pacific Northwest. “Ai Weiwei: Fault Line” is a rare opportunity to see work by one of the world’s top artists.
Dana Lynn Louis’ installation “As Above, So Below” also references social and political concerns. Her work has been deeply informed by the loss of place. The site-specific response to the San Juan Islands re-places the self within this specific environment, an act in which she invites viewers to participate.
“Sleep of Reason: Selected Prints by Francisco Goya” presents images from Los Desastres de la Guerra (1810–20) and Los Caprichos (1797–8). Goya was famous for both impeccable technique and unwavering commentary of war and corruption of the human condition.
All three exhibitions run from January 23-April 11, 2016.
Photo credit: Ai Weiwei Studio

I hope you have a great week and are able to enjoy some of the above suggestions.

Until next time

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