The Chain of Our Own Ideas

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Chain of Our Own Ideas: How Authoritarian Intellectual Manipulators Use Our Own Minds Against Us

Wed., Jan. 4, 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 states of intellectual, economic and political subjugation. This is the first in a 3-part series; subsequent programs are Wed., Feb. 1 and Mar. 1.

Traveling Washington’s Geology

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Geologist Gene Kiver, author of the recent book Washington Rocks!, provides an overview of our state’s geologic history and describes some sites with outstanding geologic features.

Wed., Jan. 11, 7pm at the library

Winter Farmers Market

Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Month until April 14, 2017

Winter Farmers Market inside the Depot, 7th & R Ave in Anacortes. 

Winter Farmers Market

Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Month until April 14, 2017

Winter Farmers Market inside the Depot, 7th & R Ave in Anacortes. 

Coffee with Officer Karl

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Coffee with Officer Karl - Anacortes Senior Activity Center  - Community Service Officer Karl Wolfswinkel with the

Anacortes Police Department will offer crime prevention tips and answer questions participants have about APD or police work in general. Officer Karl is holding informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns at various locations.  "Coffee with Officer Karl" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on    Tuesday, February 14 @ 10:00 AM. Call 360.293.4684 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Navigating Community Resources

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Gain the tools to overcome any barriers that come your way and learn where to go and what to prepare to get exactly what you need today! Presented by Mount Vernon Goodwill Job Training and Education Center. Tues, Feb. 28, 2:30-4pm at the library.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Explore the many training program options in the region and the funding opportunities available to help you get started on your journey. Presented by Mount Vernon Goodwill Job Training and Education Center. Tues, Feb. 28, 6:30-8pm at the library.

Authoritarian Theories of Morality and Justice

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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 final program in a 3-part series.

Authoritarian Worldview Series - A Moral Twilight Zone: Authoritarian Theories of Morality and Justice

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

Immigration Law & Local Law Enforcement

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers continues the discussion on diversity and inclusion in this fourth and final program of the series. Chief Bowers, other local law enforcement officials and representatives from the Skagit Immigrants Rights Council discuss how federal immigration laws are applied locally and what steps local law enforcement has taken to build trust with our immigrant community. 

At the library

Winter Farmers Market

Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Month until April 14, 2017

Winter Farmers Market inside the Depot, 7th & R Ave in Anacortes. 

Growing Veterans

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Retired U.S. Navy aircrewman Kenny Holzemer explains GrowingVeterans.org, a nonprofit he leads that helps soldiers of all eras reintegrate into society after active service. The organization was founded by a group of farmers and veterans who saw working the earth as therapeutic and envisioned sustainable agriculture as a holistic approach to veteran issues. The nonprofit empowers military veterans to grow food, communities and each other, thus ending the isolation that can lead to serious veteran problems.

At the library

What’s “New” at the Museum

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week new artifacts arrive at the Anacortes Museum and old documents surface from the far reaches of the museum collection. At this entertaining slideshow, museum education curator Bret Lunsford displays and discusses a “new” batch of fun facts and artifacts compiled from actual research questions, sometimes leading to surprising stories and historical discoveries. Email your own curiosities to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; they may even end up in this presentation. 

At the library

Moka Joe @ Swinomish Casino

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Swinomish Casino & Lodge is hosting a grand opening event to celebrate Moka Joe Coffee’s second location — and we’d like you to come by and share the excitement with us. 

Join us on Friday, April 7, any time from 10am to noon, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30am, to support your local business, Moka Joe Coffee. You can win some great prizes, including complimentary coffee, Moka Joe Coffee tumblers and other fun prizes. 

We hope you stop in to celebrate Moka Joe Coffee’s new expansion with us. We encourage you to share this exciting news with friends, family and other community members. If you would like official event documents, please send me an email. Come out for some tasty bites and a quick pick-me-up to see what all the buzz is about!

Winter Farmers Market

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Month until April 14, 2017

Winter Farmers Market inside the Depot, 7th & R Ave in Anacortes. 

Art, Therapy, Wellness

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Art, Therapy, Wellness: The Art of Journaling. Members of the Anacortes Arts Commission explore the benefits of art, specifically how writing and drawing affect our health and minds. Wed., April 12, 7pm at the library.

Sharing the Road with Cyclists

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Whose Lane Is It? Sharing the Road with Cyclists. League of American Cyclists Certified Instructor Kim Sharpe explains how motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can navigate roads safely when people on bikes are present. She discusses traffic safety laws and responsibilities for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Wed., April 19, 7pm at the library.

Silent Book Club

Monday, May 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Every Month until July 1, 2017

1st Monday, 5-6:30pm 
May 1 -- meet upstairs by the fireplace - at the library
The Library is hosting a series of 3 monthly Silent Book Club meet-ups, which has no assigned reading. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time for just reading. If there is enough interest after the first 3 meetings, the Silent Book Club will continue through the summer and into the fall.

Farmers Market

Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Spring Clean Up

Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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City of Anacortes Residential Spring Clean Up Saturday, May 13, 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.

Farmers Market

Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Silent Book Club

Monday, June 5, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Every Month until July 1, 2017

1st Monday, 5-6:30pm 
May 1 -- meet upstairs by the fireplace - at the library
The Library is hosting a series of 3 monthly Silent Book Club meet-ups, which has no assigned reading. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time for just reading. If there is enough interest after the first 3 meetings, the Silent Book Club will continue through the summer and into the fall.

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Silent Book Club

Monday, July 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Every Month until July 1, 2017

1st Monday, 5-6:30pm 
May 1 -- meet upstairs by the fireplace - at the library
The Library is hosting a series of 3 monthly Silent Book Club meet-ups, which has no assigned reading. Started in San Francisco, the Silent Book Club is now an international community of bookworms who meet to carve out more time for just reading. If there is enough interest after the first 3 meetings, the Silent Book Club will continue through the summer and into the fall.

Farmers Market

Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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National Night Out 2017 will take place on Tuesday, August 1st from 6-8PM in Storvik Park. The event is a public demonstration of resident, business, and civic partnerships with the goal of reducing crime in our community. National Night Out is a free, family-friendly event with the goal of heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening police-community partnerships. Last year’s event was a huge success with hundreds of community members in attendance. The agenda for 2017 includes several interactive booths with demonstrations and activities for all ages. Please join us! 

Contact CSO Wolfswinkel at the Anacortes Police Department with questions, (360) 293-4684 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Farmers Market

Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Samish Day of Sharing

Friday, August 11, 2017 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Samish Indian Nation has a deep history in our region and is excited to share it with the community at this year's Skagit County Fair Samish Day of Sharing. Fair guests will have a chance to talk with tribe members, see a traditional dugout canoe on display, learn about teachings of the canoes, talk with tribal artists and try some traditional techniques.

The one-day event happens Friday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. At the Skagit County Fair.

The Samish Nation, also known as “The Giving People”, is excited to share its experiences and culture with the Skagit community through this special event.

Farmers Market

Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Fidalgo Bay Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Each year the Friends of Skagit Beaches Trail Tales volunteers host a National Estuaries Day celebration as our way of celebrating National Estuaries Week sponsored by the organizations listed below. We have teamed up with the Skagit Marine Resources Committee's Fidalgo Bay Day event, which celebrates one of Skagit County's most important protected estuaries.

Pick up your Trail Tales "Discovery Passport" and explore the trail stations sponsored by a variety of organizations, talk to our docents, get your passport stamped, and there's a prize when you fill your passport. at Fidalgo Bay Resort.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Fidalgo Bay Resort

For more information:

Fidalgo Bay Day

Friends of Skagit Beaches Discovery Passports.

Farmers Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Anacortes Library Closed

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Every Day until September 4, 2017

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Anacortes Library Closed

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Every Day until September 4, 2017

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Anacortes Library Closed

Monday, September 4, 2017
Every Day until September 4, 2017

The Anacortes Public Library will take a three-day break for Labor Day weekend.

Farmers Market

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Celebrate democracy in the U.S. and register to vote in the upcoming local and state elections, which have a direct impact on our daily lives.

If you’re eligible but not yet registered to vote in Washington state, this non-partisan effort makes it quick and convenient, with voter registration forms and volunteers to assist.

Every year millions of Americans don’t claim their right to vote because they miss a deadline, move, change names, or don’t know how to register in the first place. With over a quarter of Americans not voting at all, National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity for our nation to build a more representative democracy. 

This local event is a partnership of the Anacortes Public Library and the Skagit League of Women Voters.

Tues., Sept. 26, 11am – 7pm, Anacortes Public Library

At Home in Anacortes

Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Elaine Walker, Anacortes Museum Curator of Collections, provides a visual history of local residential architecture as featured in the Museum’s current exhibit. In her slideshow, Elaine shares images from the exhibit as well as other images that didn’t make it into the exhibit. She also offers a Q&A session on how to get started researching and documenting your own historic home.  

Wed., Sept. 27, 7pm at the library.

Farmers Market

Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave, 

Farmers Market

Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Week until October 29, 2017

Every Saturday in summer, the Anacortes Farmers Market takes over the Depot Plaza at 611 R Ave,