The Brent Jensen & Jamie Findlay Quartet perform a free, live jazz concert at the Library; aTribute to Paul Desmond. Featuring NW jazz musicians Brent Jensen on Saxophone and Jamie Findlay on Guitar, Chris Symer-Bass and Steve Tate on Percussion. These musicians have collectively performed with the who’s who of jazz, from Charlie Byrd, Gene Harris, Joe LaBarbera to Robben Ford. Brent Jensen’s new album: “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond" (Origin), charted at the #1 position on jazz radio stations across the country and was featured on JazzWeek's Top 100 and NPR's JazzWorks' Top 25 lists. This is a Free Concert sponsored by the Manieri Endowment and the city of Anacortes. Visit jazzatthelibrary.com for details. Sunday, January 14, 2:00-3:30 pm at the library.
Learn about a variety of breastfeeding topics at a class on Monday, January 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $25 (covered by Apple Health). Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.
Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan on Tuesday, January 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. The cost is $5, payable at the door. This screening is sponsored by the Island Hospital Foundation. Appointments are required and this screening is accurate for women only. Call 360-299-4204 for an appointment.
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. Resumes January 9, 10:00 am -12:00 noon at the library.
Professor Emeritus of Geology at Eastern Washington University, Gene Kiver will explore the geology of our state, with an emphasis on the west side of the mountains. The land that we now call Washington State formed from the east side to the west side over the past billion years. New mountains are forming today along our west coast. The effects of present and past glaciers, volcanoes, and erosion has formed outstanding world-class geological features. Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 pm at the library.
Movie Man Nick Alphin presents the winter film series, which he introduces with sparkling wit and personal insight gained during his long career as a movie industry sound professional. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org for film title and details. Fridays at 7:00 pm, January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at the library.
Biological Invasions: How Species Become Invasive Please join us for the first of our 2018 Lecture Series! Hear about how the success, impacts, and long-term effects of introduced populations determine whether or not they become invasive species. Dr. Emily Grayson , PhD, Univ. of Washington, Washington Sea Grant, will illustrate these potentially environment changing processes with real-time examples.
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.