Month Flat Week

Mon. Feb 5, 2018

Women's Harmony NW open house

Mon. Feb 5, 2018 6:30 pm

Ladies, do you love to sing? Want to perform in a show? Want to increase your vocal skills? Harmony Northwest Chorus wants you! A local women’s a cappella chorus, is having Open House guest nights on Feb 5th and Feb 12th. Women singers in all voice ranges encouraged to attend. It’s a great place to have fun and make new friends. Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave on Mondays, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Carpools available from many areas. More info: call 360-201-5861 or visit
www.harmonynorthwest.orgfacebook.com/singbbsacappella

Tue. Feb 6, 2018

Techwise Tuesdays

Tue. Feb 6, 2018 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. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Wed. Feb 7, 2018

The Wonders of Iceland

Wed. Feb 7, 2018 7:00 pm

Doug and Gay Woods will present their trip to Iceland in March of 2017, where they explored the sites of Reykjavik and beyond.  They embarked on the Golden Circle tour, which took them to spectacular waterfalls, geysers, and the deep rift between two tectonic plates. They were also able to experience and photograph the Northern Lights on a nighttime tour. Another daytime tour took them to the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its simple yet striking sights.    Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Feb 8, 2018

Island Hospital hosts car seat clinic

Thu. Feb 8, 2018 3:00 pm

Get your child's car seat checked at a free drop-in clinic on Thursday, February 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 24th Street parking lot of Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Nationally certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Northwest will check your seat for safety and proper installation. Call 360-299-1309 for more information.

Silent Book Club

Thu. Feb 8, 2018 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. Monday, February 8, 5:00-6:30 pm at the library.

Fri. Feb 9, 2018

Heart Lake Hike - Adults

Fri. Feb 9, 2018 10:00 am

Our Heart Lake hike is the perfect valentine to give to yourself, or to share with a friend. Together, we will look for the many early signs of spring.  Meet at the Heart Lake parking lot.

Sat. Feb 10, 2018

Passport Fair

Sat. Feb 10, 2018 10:00 am

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.

Sun. Feb 11, 2018

Second Sunday Jazz

Sun. Feb 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Ben Starner, with Mia Starner and Philip Nakano, perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library. Music from the great American Songbook will feature Ben on piano with Mia as vocalist and Philip on Saxophone and percussion. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. Sunday, February 11, 2:00-3:30 pm at the library.

Mon. Feb 12, 2018

Women's Harmony NW open house

Mon. Feb 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Ladies, do you love to sing? Want to perform in a show? Want to increase your vocal skills? Harmony Northwest Chorus wants you! A local women’s a cappella chorus, is having Open House guest nights on Feb 5th and Feb 12th. Women singers in all voice ranges encouraged to attend. It’s a great place to have fun and make new friends. Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave on Mondays, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Carpools available from many areas. More info: call 360-201-5861 or visit
www.harmonynorthwest.orgfacebook.com/singbbsacappella

Tue. Feb 13, 2018

Techwise Tuesdays

Tue. Feb 13, 2018 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. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Wed. Feb 14, 2018

Norway’s Coastal Cruise—and more

Wed. Feb 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Doug and Gay Woods will discuss their travels in Norway in March of 2017, where they explored the interior by bus, train, and boat. They sailed on a combination cargo/cruise ship along the coastline in Norway from Bergen, crossed the Arctic Circle, and travelled to the Russian border before returning to Bergen. Along the way, they took in majestic mountains, incredible fjords, and many small villages. They visited a snow hotel, met with sled dogs, saw Northern Lights, and became members of the Ancient Polar Bear Society. Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm at the library.

Fri. Feb 16, 2018

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Series

Fri. Feb 16, 2018 7:00 pm

The Californians Are Coming!...Shifts in Range and Abundance of Northwestern Hummingbirds.

From the mid-1970's to the early 2000's, the Anna's Hummingbird went from rare vagrant to ubiquitous year-round resident across the Puget Sound lowlands. In his talk, CJ Battey, UW and Burke Museum of Natural History Doctoral Candidate, will explore the history of range shifts and changes in abundance in our local hummingbird populations on both evolutionary and human timescales. He will discuss why we have observed such dramatic change in such a short period of time.

Sat. Feb 17, 2018

Maritime Speaker Series

Sat. Feb 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Finding PAX: One Woman’s Journey for the Love of Her Wooden Boat
Port Townsend author and sailor, Kaci Cronkhite will discuss her book Finding PAX. Raised on an Oklahoma cattle ranch, Kaci saw the ocean at 21, sailed around the world by the time she was 40, and served as the director at Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival for a decade. Kaci knew better than to buy a wooden boat but when the curvy little 1936 Danish spidsgatter named Pax popped into her email inbox she fell in love. Over the next 10 years, despite the odds, Kaci restored more than just a boat. She solved the mystery of Pax by tracing her history through Denmark, California, and Canada. Her search for Pax’s story became the story of generations—of owners and marine trades craftspeople in three countries. Originally self-published, the book goes worldwide with Bloomsbury publishing in 2018. Saturday, February 17, 4:00 pm at the library.

Tue. Feb 20, 2018

Techwise Tuesdays

Tue. Feb 20, 2018 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. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Feb 20, 2018 10:30 am

Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, February 20 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204.

Wed. Feb 21, 2018

Urban Trails Bellingham

Wed. Feb 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Urban Trails Bellingham—Including Western Whatcom, Anacortes and the Skagit Valley 
Join award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano for a slideshow tour of the trails around Bellingham, Western Whatcom County, the Skagit Valley, and Fidalgo Island. Urban Trails: Bellingham focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within the urban and suburban areas around Anacortes, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and the Chuckanut Mountains recreation area. You’ll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, meadows, historic sites, and vibrant communities. There are trails for easy strolls, refreshing walks, all day hikes, and short or long runs. Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 pm at the library.

Thu. Feb 22, 2018

Pelvic and bladder health class

Thu. Feb 22, 2018 10:00 am

Island Hospital offers class on pelvic and bladder health. 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, February 22 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fidalgo/Burrows Rooms at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Cost for the class is $10. Registration and prepayment are required. Call 360-299-4204 to register.

Island Hospital offers a class for grandparents

Thu. Feb 22, 2018 6:30 pm

If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent join childbirth educator, Teri Shilling on Thursday, February 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Island Hospital. The cost is $25/per couple or individual. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development along with car seat safety. Registration required. Call 360-299-4204.

Mon. Feb 26, 2018

Library Book Club

Mon. Feb 26, 2018 7:00 pm

The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. This month they will be reading Maurice by E. M. Forster. All are welcome to join the conversation. Monday, February 26, 7:00 pm at the library.

Tue. Feb 27, 2018

Free hearing screening

Tue. Feb 27, 2018 9:30 am

Find out if you are experiencing hearing loss at a free screening on February 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. This screening is provided by Dr. Holly Kennedy of the Anacortes Hearing Center and sponsored by the Island Hospital Foundation. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204 for an appointment.

Techwise Tuesdays

Tue. Feb 27, 2018 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. Every Tuesday, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.

Wed. Feb 28, 2018

Island Hospital offers winter skincare class

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Winter can be harsh on your skin. Learn how to make healing skin and haircare products on February 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $35 which includes your own blend to take home. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register or call 360-299-4204.

ACFL Friends annual meeting

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands Annual Membership Meeting - All are invited to attend the Friends of the Forest Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at the Depot located at 611 R Avenue in Anacortes.  Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7:10.

Writing the Memoir: More than Just a Story

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Three accomplished writers will discuss the fundamentals of memoir writing. Réanne Hemingway-Douglass is the publisher and author of three memoirs, Lisa Wright is a researcher and writer and has just completed her father-in-law’s compelling memoir, and Rebecca Pratt was a Chief of Production for Newsweek magazine. They will discuss the joys and pitfalls of putting a personal story into writing. Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 pm at the library.