FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Programs for Adults
Library Book Club
25, 7:00 pm
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.
Tuesday through the end of June
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
evening programs begin after regular library hours; no library services will be
Stones: A Scandinavian Immigrant Novel
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.
June 13, 7:00 pm
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.
evening programs will break for the summer and resume in September.
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.
Music in the Library
June 17, 2:00-2:30 pm
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.
SPECIAL EVENTSFirst LEGO
League Jr Expo
June 2, 2:00-4:30
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.
May 16, June
6, July 11, August 1, September 5
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.
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.
free and open to the public.
360-293-1910 or library.cityofanacortes.org
Gina Van Hess