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Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Through the Looking Glass: Authoritarian Theories of Reality and Truth

Wed., Feb. 1, 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 a condition of intellectual, economic and political subjugation. This is the second in a 3-part series; the final program is Wed., Mar. 1.

My Old Man and the Mountain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In 1963, “Big Jim” Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His son, author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker, discusses the Whittaker family legacy in his engaging memoir My Old Man and the Mountain. Leif shares glimpses of his early adventures in the Olympic Mountains and on Mount Rainier and his later adventures climbing Everest -- twice. Free at the library.

Defrag Your Brain with Neurofeedback

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Practitioner Joan Cross explores the cutting-edge neuroscience involved in neurofeedback, a noninvasive technique that trains the brain to function optimally. From enhancing sports performance to improving mental health, neurofeedback has been used to help people with insomnia, anxiety, migraines, ADHD, PTSD, mood swings and more. Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm at the library.

Feng Shui Tips for Home & Business

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Feng Shui Master Educator Caroline P. BorNei discusses how to harmonize living and working spaces using the principles of Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese system helps arrange our surroundings in concordance with the natural world, using color, sound, lighting, art and other elements. 

Wed., April 5, 7pm at the library.

Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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City of Anacortes Residential Fall Clean Up Saturday, September 9, 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.

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste at no charge. Items accepted are household garbage, furniture, and yard waste. Customers who live within city limits, verification of residence will be required. Please be ready to show two (2) forms of ID, example: a driver’s license and current copy of a utility bill.

Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers will be accepted for a fee of $36.28 each and billed to your city account. All other appliances: washers/dryers, hot water tanks, and dish washers are a fee of $12.96 each which is ½ price of our normal special haul rate.

We cannot accept propane tanks, tires, large vehicle parts, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste, which includes large lumber, roofing or concrete.

Loads are restricted to one “pick-up load” per customer and may be regulated at the discretion of city staff. Please load your vehicles so that you can unload yard waste first, and garbage second. Also, please be aware if towing a trailer, city employees are not allowed to back your vehicle up to the unload area. You must be able to back your trailer. 

Silent Book Club

Monday, January 8, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, January 8, 5:00-6:30 pm at the library.

Puget Sound Pilots

Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MARITIME SPEAKER SERIES - Every large, commercial tanker, cruise ship, container ship, auto carrier and bulk ship that calls on Washington ports arrives and departs under the conduct of a state-licensed marine pilot. You can see what it’s like through the eyes of a pilot in a presentation that will include time lapse videos and a PowerPoint overview of the piloting profession. Presented by, Captain Edmund Marmol, Puget Sound Pilot/Captain. Saturday, January 20, 4:00 pm at the library.

Library Book Club

Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. This month they will be reading La Rose by Louise Erdrich. All are welcome to join the conversation. Monday, January 28, 7:00 pm at the library.

Passport Fair

Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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.

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.

Looking for Life, Somewhere Out There

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Dr. Marcello Coradini, Adjunct Professor of Space Systems and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a presentation on the search for extra-terrestrial life. The only examples of living organisms we know developed on our planet. Looking for life outside the Earth implies looking for something that makes use of similar biology and environmental conditions. The discovery of a large number of planets outside the Solar System reinforces our hope that life might have developed somewhere else. However, the environmental conditions on the candidate planets may differ from the terrestrial ones. He will show how these differences may impact the development of an extra-terrestrial human being. Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at the library.

Outsmart the Scammers

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Financial planner Troy Kunz will discuss how to identify possible fraudulent encounters as well as resources if targeted, and steps to take for protection. Troy Kunz is a Certified Financial Planner and Advisor in Anacortes withan MA in Finance from Central Michigan University. After a career in the Army, Troy began his second career with Edward Jones. An important part of serving clients in planning for their financial futures is to stay up-to-date on the current fraud and scam tactics used by criminals trying to take advantage of people. Troy will share information regarding the top current scams and to also share helpful tips on protecting your personal information. Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 pm at the library.

LIBRARY DESIGN KICK-OFF MEETING

Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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You may have noticed exciting changes happening at the library! Want to know more? Join us on December 6th at 7:00 pm as the architectural firm, Underwood and Associates facilitate a design discussion concerning the modernization of our library. Mayor Laurie Gere and Library Director Ruth Barefoot will be present to answer questions during the discussion. Sign up to attend one of our design charrettes in January as we define design and construction needs for the key spaces within the library. Charettes will be held Thursdays at 7:00 pm on January 10, 17, 24, and 31. At the Library.

WA Mutual UFO Network(MUFON) Meeting

Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WA Mutual UFO Network(MUFON) Meeting: January 12, Coupeville Public Library, 788 NW Alexander St., 2:00 p.m. — 5-:00 p.m. UFOs, Meteors, Military!  What’s up in Washington Skies: A Brief History of a UFO Hot Spot. Are you curious about UFO sightings and anomalous phenomenon in Washington—and Island County? Maurene Morgan, WA MUFON State Director, will explore intriguing incidents—past and present. The public is invited to share or report their sightings or events.

Yacht Designs My Way with Bob Perry

Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bob Perry takes you on a rambling discussion of his recent designs and some history of his work in the yacht design business. Since 1976 Bob Perry has written the monthly design review column in Sailing Magazine, where he reviews four boats in each issue. He also writes technical articles for Good Old Boat.  Saturday, January 19th, 4:00 pm at the library. Part of the Maritime Speaker Series.

Library Resources

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part 1 of 2 of our Digital Library Series “Library Resources 24/7 Online” Join our Library technology team to learn how to stream audiobooks, films, tv shows, and more with resources like Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, and RB Digital with your library card. Bring your own tablet, laptop or phone if you would like to learn on your own device. A limited number of library laptops will be available.  Wednesday, May 15th 7:00 pm at the library

Redesign Update: Discussion

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Please join us for the latest draft design changes proposed for the Teen Zone, Meeting Room, and Children’s Area. Director Ruth Barefoot will present drawings from Underwood & Associates followed by a Q & A session with library management on this exciting project.  June 5th 7:00 pm at the library.

Library Resources

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part 2 of our Digital Library Series “Library Resources 24/7 Online”. Cook, learn, explore, and plan your travels right from your digital device. Join our Library technology team to learn about databases you can access with your library card to take online classes, learn a language, create your next gourmet meal, and plan your next trip. Bring your own tablet, laptop or phone if you would like to learn on your own device. A limited number of library laptops will be available. June 26th 7:00 pm at the library.

Happy Cafe

Monday, July 15, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Anacortes Center For Happiness will set up the Happy Café at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St. Monday, July 15th from 10am to noon.  Stop by for a free cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry.  All are welcome.  A joyful way to start the day. Questions call 360 293-7473.

Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friends of the Library is celebrating 50 years of serving the Library! Join us September 7th at 3pm for cupcakes and balloon art with Bill “The Clown” Testerman by the playground. In case of rain, we will celebrate in the library. For more information, visit anacortesfriendshop.weebly.com

Saturday, September 7th 3:00 pm - Library Playground

Adventures on the W.T. Preston: audio tour

Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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On Sunday September 8th from 4:30-5:30, we invite you to board the W.T. Preston and be the first to listen to Adventures on the W.T. Preston, a podcast about life on the National Historic Landmark Sternwheeler told using recordings of the actual crew.

These audio stories will be played from speakers in rooms scattered throughout the boat. These podcasts are brought to you by Adam Farnsworth: our W.T. Preston Steamboat Artist in Resident.This free event is family friendly. The first deck of the boat is ADA accessible, Second and Third decks require climbing narrow stairs. Transcriptions will be provided for hearing access.

To learn more about our artist in residency program, please read this Anacortes American article. This project is supported by The Anacortes Museum and the Anacortes Museum Foundation.

Librarian Coffee Hour

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come chat with Library Director Ruth Barefoot about current library services, as well as plans for the future. Let us know about which library services and resources answer your needs and what you would like to see the library offer. Here’s your chance to ask the library experts and have a cup of coffee on us! 

Wednesday, September 11th 3:00 pm - Library - Upstairs

Skagit Murder Stories

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Get ready for Halloween with some spooky local true crime tales, including one set in Anacortes! Author and historian Todd Warger will share stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County. Mr. Warger is the author of Murder in the Fourth Corner, More Murder in the Fourth Corner, and Murder & Mayhem in the Fourth Corner.  Wednesday, October 2nd 7:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Skagit Reads Event - Let’s Talk About Race

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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With warmth and openness, renowned author and professor Clyde Ford leads a discussion on race in modern-day America with a heavy emphasis on audience participation. Meant for people of all races, participants will come away with tools for engaging in conversations about race in an honest, transparent, and meaningful way. Though ambitious, this talk aims to make a difference in bridging and healing the racial divide. Tuesday, October 22nd 6:30 pm @ Burlington Public Library

Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friends of the Library is celebrating 50 years of serving the Library! Join us for the final anniversary celebration. The Harmonaires, a women’s barbershop group, will be performing old-time favorites in the Library Lobby, starting at 2:00 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. the raffle winner of a quilted wall hanging will be announced in the Library Community Room by Mayor Laurie Gere“Book Magic”, a children’s skit performed by ACT theatre student, will be performed at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be available in the Community Room. Saturday, October 26th 2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Library Community Meeting Room

Librarian Coffee Hour

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come chat with Library Director Ruth Barefoot about current library services, as well as plans for the future. Let us know about which library services and resources answer your needs and what you would like to see the library offer. Here’s your chance to ask the library experts and have a cup of coffee on us! 

Wednesday, November 13th 3:00 pm  Library – Upstairs

Librarian Coffee Hour

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come chat with Library Director Ruth Barefoot about current library services, as well as plans for the future. Let us know about which library services and resources answer your needs and what you would like to see the library offer. Here’s your chance to ask the library experts and have a cup of coffee on us!  Wednesday, January 8th 3:00 pm. Library – Upstairs

Skagit Artists Creative Meeting and Arts Presentation | Visitors Welcome

Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Every Day until January 26, 2020

Skagit Artists 

Creative Meeting and Arts Presentation
Visitors are welcome.

Marcel Schwarb will be our special guest speaker
Come learn more about his artwork and his painting style.

Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve
10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Meeting Room Jan 25, 11:00a-2:00p

For more up-to-date information, please goto ...
http://www.skagitartists.com/important-dates/

 

Librarian Coffee Hour

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come chat with Library Director Ruth Barefoot about current library services, as well as plans for the future. Let us know about which library services and resources answer your needs and what you would like to see the library offer. Here’s your chance to ask the library experts and have a cup of coffee on us!  Wednesday, February 12th 3:00 pm @  Library – Upstairs

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income.  Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions will have on your retirement.  Join us for a presentation by Tory Kunz, Certified Financial Planner and Advisor, on how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, tax considerations, and when you should start taking benefits.  Wednesday, February 19th 7:00 pm  @  Library Community Meeting Room

Skagit Artists Educational Program | Visitors Welcome

Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Skagit Artists
February Educational Program | Visitors Welcome

Melanie Huckins, artist and owner of NW Feather Design will be our speaker
She will be discussing her art and how she got started.

Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve Meeting Room 11:00-2:00
10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

For more up-to-date information, please visit us at ... 
http://skagitartists.com/important-dates/

Anacortes Museum Series

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anacortes Museum Series: Japanese American Exclusion during WWII.  In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the U.S. Army. Starting with this small community, a national strategy began, with more than 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children incarcerated during WWII. Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question, “Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now?” Wednesday, February 26th 7:00 pm  @  Library Community Meeting Room

Trivia Night: 21 Questions for 2021 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Do you always solve the puzzle before Vanna reveals all the letters? Is your family way smarter than those families on Family Feud?  Now is your chance to show off your smarts! Sign up for our trivia night, hosted live on Zoom. Registration is required, visitlibrary.cityofanacortes.org for more details and to sign up. One lucky team randomly drawn from the list of participants will win a team prize. 

The Country That Fiction Built  

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Humanities WA Presents: The Country That Fiction Built  

University of Washington professor Michelle Liu invites participants to think about how works of fiction still fundamentally shape, as well as limit, how we think about skin color, morality, and who counts as human. How can fiction help us imagine building more empathy and openness to those with experiences different from our own? Join us for this live presentation and conversation. Registration required. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org or facebook.com/anacortespubliclibrary to sign up.  

Wednesday, March 24th 7:00 pm   Live Zoom Event  

Together We Discover: Padilla Bay Farm 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Get a peek at a local farm and get to meet some tiny lambs, tour the facility, and get your daily dose of baby animal cuddles with Nicole Fisher. Together We Discover: Padilla Bay Farm , Wednesday, April 7th 7:00 pm , Virtual Program. On the library's Web site and Facebook area. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for more information and links to attend.   

 

She Traveled Solo

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Using historical photographs, primary documents, and hand-drawn illustrations, artist & writer Tessa Hulls takes participants into the lives of intrepid female adventurers who lived through the turn of the 20th century—before the right to vote or the right to own property. In sharing these stories and her own, Hulls illuminates the power of history in today’s world and demonstrates why female role models are vital in affecting social change. Registration required. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org or facebook.com/anacortespubliclibrary to sign up.   

Humanities WA Presents: She Traveled Solo: Strong Women in the Early 20th Century. Wednesday, April 21st 7:00 pm . Live Zoom Event  

Humanities WA Presents: From Crime to Classroom 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Blending his personal story and scholarship, Omari Amili leads a discussion on the benefits of the “prison-to-college pipeline,” where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people can take college courses and receive a degree. Studies have shown that education is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of returning to prison, and Amili explores how we all benefit—as individuals and a society—from the new perspective, sense of direction, and confidence education provides. Amili is an author and community leader who has worked with South Seattle College, the ACLU of Washington, and Civil Survival. Humanities WA Presents: From Crime to Classroom. Wednesday, May 5th 7:00 pm. Live Zoom Event   

Registration required. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org or facebook.com/anacortespubliclibrary to sign up.    

Pop-up Book Sale: Friends of the Library Trunk Sale   

Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Anacortes Friends of the Library invite you to support the library by browsing and buying books at a pop-up trunk sale in the library parking lot. Books will be in volunteer’s car trunks and you are invited to safely browse outside to find some brand new reading material. After more than a year of being closed, the Friends Shop is excited to show you some of the books that are waiting for a new home. All sales from the Friends Shop support library services including program funding, collection development, and children’s services. 

Pop-up Book Sale: Friends of the Library Trunk Sale - Saturday, May 22nd 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Library Parking Lot (10th Street)