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PRESS RELEASE - Library Programs for Adults - June 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2018                                                                         Anacortes, WA

June 2018 Programs for Adults
Anacortes Public Library
1220 Tenth Street

Library Book Club
Monday, June 25, 7:00 pm
The library book club meets in the Community Meeting Room. This month we will be reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. All are welcome to join the conversation.

TechWise Tuesdays
Every Tuesday through the end of June
10:00 am -12:00 noon
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 applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions. TechWise Tuesdays will break for July and August and resume on September 4. During the summer tech help will be available by appointment.

Wednesday evening programs begin after regular library hours; no library services will be available.

Skipping Stones: A Scandinavian Immigrant Novel
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Join us for an author event with local author Gloria Reinertson Koll. She will present short dramatic readings from her novel, Skipping Stones: A Story of Finding Home, interspersed with live music by Mary McLeod. This tale of a brave young Norwegian woman was inspired by her father’s stories of immigrant life in the American West in the early 1900s. Gloria Reinertson Koll is a former English teacher, an English as a second language tutor, and a passionate gardener. As a young girl, she loved listening to her dad's stories about his mother's life in Norway and later, his Norwegian-immigrant family's life in South Dakota and Montana during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. The kernel of several chapters of the novel, Skipping Stones came from those spellbinding tales. Gloria lives on Whidbey Island.

Outsmart the Scammers
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 pm

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 evening programs will break for the summer and resume in September.
Have a wonderful summer!


Second Sunday Jazz
Sunday, June 10, 2:00-3:30 pm
Join us at the Heart of Anacortes Stage for a free, live jazz concert with the Market Street Jazz Band. Market Street is a Dixieland Jazz Band performing hot New Orleans style jazz, Dixieland, and 1920's popular songbook. The band members are all lifelong traditional jazz players with decades of experience. Ansgar Duemchen is the cornetist, Jim De Joie plays clarinet, John Mascorella is the trombone man, Tim Sherman strums the plectrum banjo, while John Bigelow holds the bottom on tuba. Rounding out the group is Bob Merrihew on trap drums. This concert is sponsored by the Anacortes Public Library Manieri Endowment.

Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, June 17, 2:00-2:30 pm
3rd Tuesday, June 19, 6:00-6:30 pm
Come to the library to enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the musician's own acoustic instrument. Experienced musicians interested in playing should inquire at the Circulation Desk.

First LEGO League Jr Expo
Saturday, June 2, 2:00-4:30
First LEGO League Jr. teams from Fidalgo and Island View Elementary schools will cap their spring “AQUA ADVENTURE” season by showing off what they have learned about how humans make use of water, including an idea about how to improve some aspect of its use.  Each team will have a LEGO model and a “ShowMe” poster on display for the general public.

Local Art Sale
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00
May 16, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5
Throughout the summer, work by local artists will be on display in the Library Community Meeting Room. The art will be for sale from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the Wednesday dates above. A percentage of sales will go to The Friends of the Library and proceeds will benefit the library through their generous support.


Sign-Ups Start May 29th
Summer reading is coming soon with programs for all ages. Summer is a great time to read, explore new programs at the library, learn something new, and have fun! This year our Summer Reading Program revolves around music with the theme “Libraries Rock!” The best part about summer reading is that it involves everyone in the family. Join us for a summer of reading, programs, and prizes! Adults can sign up at the circulation desk starting May 29th. Summer Reading runs from June 1st to August 31st. Prize drawings for Adult Summer Reading will be held on Wednesday, September 5th.

Programs are free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 or



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