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.
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.org, facebook.com/singbbsacappella
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.
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.
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.
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.