Month Flat Week

Wed. Nov 1, 2017

The Good Game

Wed. Nov 1, 2017 7:00 pm

Humanities Washington and Socrates Cafe sponsor philosophy instructor Mike VanQuickenborne exploring the philosophical implications of sports. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm at the library.

Sat. Nov 4, 2017

Friends of the Forest Annual Benefit Event

Sat. Nov 4, 2017 5:00 pm

Friends of Forest 30th Annual Benefit Event

The Friends of the Forest Annual Benefit will take place from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday, November 4th, at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and music plus silent and live auctions featuring artwork, day trips, goods, and services. Cost is $65 per person or $500 for a table of eight/ $600 for a table of ten. Tickets will be available at Watermark Book Company, the Friends of the Forest office or online at www.friendsoftheacfl.org starting in mid-September. Proceeds support forest education and stewardship programs. Questions? Call 360.293.3725.

Mon. Nov 6, 2017

Silent Book Club

Mon. Nov 6, 2017 5:00 pm

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. At the library.

Monday, November 6, 5-6:30pm. Meet upstairs by the fireplace.

Tue. Nov 7, 2017

Island Hospital offers free pulmonary function screening

Tue. Nov 7, 2017 8:00 am

Do you get short of breath getting dressed, climbing stairs or walking with a friend?  Or have you smoked for 10 years or more?  If so, get your lung function tested at a free screening on Tuesday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.  Call 360-299-4204, appointments are required.

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Nov 7, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet application; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Wed. Nov 8, 2017

Island Hospital offers essential oils class

Wed. Nov 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Learn to use essential oils for health & wellness at an interactive class on Wednesday, November 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 299-4204.

Thu. Nov 9, 2017

Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show

Thu. Nov 9, 2017 9:00 am

An elegant show of beautiful holiday gifts, decorations and crafts, handmade by over 70 talented artists and crafters. This unique show will offer many treasures for those special gifts. At the Depot Arts Center. Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12. 
Thurs through Saturday, 9-7 and Sunday 10-4.

Fri. Nov 10, 2017

Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show

Fri. Nov 10, 2017 9:00 am

An elegant show of beautiful holiday gifts, decorations and crafts, handmade by over 70 talented artists and crafters. This unique show will offer many treasures for those special gifts. At the Depot Arts Center. Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12. 
Thurs through Saturday, 9-7 and Sunday 10-4.

Heart Lake Old Growth Hike for adults

Fri. Nov 10, 2017 10:00 am

Join the Friends of the Forest on Friday, November 10th from 10am until noon. We have the best remaining stand of Puget Sound lowland old growth forest right here on Fidalgo Island in the heart of our community forest. Come along and experience the big old trees. Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org. 

Sat. Nov 11, 2017

Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show

Sat. Nov 11, 2017 9:00 am

An elegant show of beautiful holiday gifts, decorations and crafts, handmade by over 70 talented artists and crafters. This unique show will offer many treasures for those special gifts. At the Depot Arts Center. Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12. 
Thurs through Saturday, 9-7 and Sunday 10-4.

Library Closed

All day

Library closed today for Veterans Day.

Sun. Nov 12, 2017

Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show

Sun. Nov 12, 2017 9:00 am

An elegant show of beautiful holiday gifts, decorations and crafts, handmade by over 70 talented artists and crafters. This unique show will offer many treasures for those special gifts. At the Depot Arts Center. Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12. 
Thurs through Saturday, 9-7 and Sunday 10-4.

Second Sunday Jazz

Sun. Nov 12, 2017 2:00 pm

The Ginger Ups perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library; visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Sunday, November 12, 2:00-3:30 pm at the library.

Mon. Nov 13, 2017

Breastfeeding class

Mon. Nov 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, November 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 2

Tue. Nov 14, 2017

Free memory screenings

Tue. Nov 14, 2017 9:00 am

Free memory screenings will be held on Tuesday, November 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Health Resource Center at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This series of questions and tasks designed to test memory, language and other intellectual functions can help determine if you might be suffering from memory loss. Appointments required. 299-4204.

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Nov 14, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet application; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Wed. Nov 15, 2017

Whistle Lake Madrona Point Extra Gentle Hike

Wed. Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am

Join the Friends of the Forest on Wednesday, November 15th  from 9am until 10am.We will walk in to the Lake on a wide gravel road and enjoy the view! Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org

Life on the Equator: 2 Years on Ecuador

Wed. Nov 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Joella Solus and Tony Kubena narrate a photo travelogue of this culturally and ecologically diverse country. Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Nov 16, 2017

Comic Night at the Library

Thu. Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm

You're invited to this year's genre night. Heroes and Villains: Comic Night at the Library is an all-ages event at the library celebrating graphic novels and comic books. Costumes are encouraged. Crafts, games, art displays, live theatre, and more will be happening throughout the library. Test out your superhero skills or find out if you're more inclined to be a super-villain. Locate hidden objects around the building for a library-wide scavenger hunt, get a photo with a favorite character, and come vote for your favorite original artwork. To find out how to submit art to the art contest for ages 5-18, grab a contest form at the library, or on our website. Thursday, November 16, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Anacortes Public Library

pelvic and bladder health class

Thu. Nov 16, 2017 10:00 pm

If you have trouble staying dry when sneezing, coughing or exercising, there are physical therapy interventions that can help! Learn about these methods at a class on Thursday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fidalgo Room at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost for the class is $10. Registration and prepayment are required. Visit

Sat. Nov 18, 2017

Whistle Lake hike for all ages

Sat. Nov 18, 2017 10:00 am

Join the Friends of the Forest on Saturday, November 18th from 10am until noon. Late Fall in the woods is a time of hushed beauty. Prepare yourself for the holiday season with a deep forest immersion. Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot at the end of Whistle Lake Road. These hikes are free!  For more info. Go to www.friendsoftheacfl.org. 

Maritime Series

Sat. Nov 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Icebergs, Puffins, & Whales: Kayaking Atlantic Canada. Geneva Langworthy offers a visual journey of her sea kayak trip along the rugged Atlantic Canada coastline. Saturday, November 18, 4:00 pm at the library.

Tue. Nov 21, 2017

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Nov 21, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet application; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Thu. Nov 23, 2017

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thu. Nov 23, 2017 12:00 pm

Library closed November 23, 24, & 25.

Fri. Nov 24, 2017

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Fri. Nov 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Library closed November 23, 24, & 25.

Sat. Nov 25, 2017

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Sat. Nov 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Library closed November 23, 24, & 25.

Tue. Nov 28, 2017

TechWise Tuesdays

Tue. Nov 28, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet application; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. 

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28, 10am-12noon at the Anacortes Library.

Wed. Nov 29, 2017

Dancing Waters

Wed. Nov 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Sailor and photographer Lance Ekhart highlights the beauty of our local waters in a video set to flute music. Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Nov 30, 2017

Island Hospital offers class on ergonomics

Thu. Nov 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Research shows proper desk set-up can decrease work related injuries. Learn how to adjust your work station during a class on Thursday, November 30 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Computer Training Room at Island Hospital. Cost is $5. Registration and prepayment are required, 299-4204.

Anacortes Death Cafe

Thu. Nov 30, 2017 6:00 pm

We've expanded from the Bellingham Death Cafe. The Anacortes chapter is now very well attended. We invite you to join us on the cutting edge of the Conscious Living/Conscious Dying Movement.

A Death Café is a safe space to talk about death, the loss of loved ones and fears people have regarding the inevitable.

We help one another unveil the mysteries and the culturally induced fears that surround death and dying in America. And we help bring a voice to all the taboo subjects that surround it.

Come and join us :)

Anacortes Death Café   Secret Cove, 209 T Ave.