Nuages, a Gypsy jazz quartet from Bellingham, performs a free, live jazz concert at the library. Specializing in blending the music of Django Reinhardt with modern jazz and musical concepts, Nuages is Bellingham’s local modern Gypsy jazz quartet. Michael Paul leads the ensemble on Soprano Saxophone along with Zach Zenovic and Dan Fair on guitars, Nick Sokol on Mandolin and Sarah Yates on bass. This event is sponsored by the Anacortes Library Foundation Manieri Endowment. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. Sunday, March 11, 2:00-3:30 pm at the library.
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
Join Alex Alben, State Chief Privacy Officer, to learn about laws that protect privacy, the dangers of technology, and tips for preserving your personal data. Alex Alben is Washington State’s first Chief Privacy Officer, an office created by the state legislature in March 2015. He coordinates privacy and data policy for the state and consults with the Governor and Legislature on technology issues impacting citizen privacy. As one of only five Chief Privacy Officers in the country, Alex has initiated statewide programs for enhanced privacy training, consumer education and “Privacy Modeling.” In March 2017, Gov Tech Magazine named him one of the country’s top “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” in state government. Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 pm at the library.
The Salish Sea: Where it is - How it works - Who uses it - What it means
Billy Sparrow, author of the best-selling book Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor will read selected passages from his memoir, sign copies, and take questions from the audience. A resident of the San Juan Islands, Sparrow has lived and worked all over the world including Southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe, Alaska, Canada, and the South Pacific. He has sailed the west coast of North America single-handed from the Aleutian Islands to San Diego. New, signed copies will be available for sale at a discount. Saturday, March 17, 4:00 pm at the library.