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Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Through the Looking Glass: Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wed., Feb. 1, 7pm at the library

Ben McBroom, author/lecturer on political philosophy and moderator of the Socrates Cafe philosophy club, delineates the fundamental philosophic logic and polemical strategies historically employed by authoritarian political regimes — such as fascist, Marxist and theocratic — to bind populations in a condition of intellectual, economic and political subjugation. This is the second in a 3-part series; the final program is Wed., Mar. 1.

My Old Man and the Mountain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In 1963, “Big Jim” Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His son, author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker, discusses the Whittaker family legacy in his engaging memoir My Old Man and the Mountain. Leif shares glimpses of his early adventures in the Olympic Mountains and on Mount Rainier and his later adventures climbing Everest -- twice. Free at the library.

Defrag Your Brain with Neurofeedback

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Practitioner Joan Cross explores the cutting-edge neuroscience involved in neurofeedback, a noninvasive technique that trains the brain to function optimally. From enhancing sports performance to improving mental health, neurofeedback has been used to help people with insomnia, anxiety, migraines, ADHD, PTSD, mood swings and more. Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm at the library.

Feng Shui Tips for Home & Business

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Feng Shui Master Educator Caroline P. BorNei discusses how to harmonize living and working spaces using the principles of Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese system helps arrange our surroundings in concordance with the natural world, using color, sound, lighting, art and other elements. 

Wed., April 5, 7pm at the library.

Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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City of Anacortes Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9 am-noon, Operations Facility, D Avenue and 37th Street. Gate will close promptly at 12 noon. The line of traffic can sometimes be very long, please arrive early to ensure you get through the gate before closing.

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste at no charge. Items accepted are household garbage, furniture, and yard waste. Customers who live within city limits, verification of residence will be required. Please be ready to show two (2) forms of ID, example: a driver’s license and current copy of a utility bill.

Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers will be accepted for a fee of $36.28 each and billed to your city account. All other appliances: washers/dryers, hot water tanks, and dish washers are a fee of $12.96 each which is ½ price of our normal special haul rate.

We cannot accept propane tanks, tires, large vehicle parts, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste, which includes large lumber, roofing or concrete.

Loads are restricted to one “pick-up load” per customer and may be regulated at the discretion of city staff. Please load your vehicles so that you can unload yard waste first, and garbage second. Also, please be aware if towing a trailer, city employees are not allowed to back your vehicle up to the unload area. You must be able to back your trailer. 

Silent Book Club

Monday, January 8, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Silent Book Club meets just to read, with no assigned books. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time just for reading. Monday, January 8, 5:00-6:30 pm at the library.

Puget Sound Pilots

Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES - Every large, commercial tanker, cruise ship, container ship, auto carrier and bulk ship that calls on Washington ports arrives and departs under the conduct of a state-licensed marine pilot. You can see what it’s like through the eyes of a pilot in a presentation that will include time lapse videos and a PowerPoint overview of the piloting profession. Presented by, Captain Edmund Marmol, Puget Sound Pilot/Captain. Saturday, January 20, 4:00 pm at the library.

Library Book Club

Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. This month they will be reading La Rose by Louise Erdrich. All are welcome to join the conversation. Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm at the library.

Passport Fair

Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Need to get your passport before traveling abroad? Let us make it easy for you at the Passport Fair. Bring your documents and apply for a passport, no appointment needed. See our website for more information about required documents and fees. Saturday, February 10, 10:00am-2:00pm at the library.

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.