Test your knowledge of rock, pop, and country music from the 1960s to the current decade. We’ll even throw in a few T.V. theme songs from those decades too. This high energy, live interactive game show encourages players to work as a team to try to name that tune. Bring friends to compete as a team or fly solo and we’ll find you a team. This event is for ages 12 and over.
Enjoy an hour of Art & Music Meditation. Start your day in peace and contemplation as you let your thoughts and your paintbrush flow freely. After a short inspirational reading, enjoy creating, mixing colors, and letting art take shape while listening to quiet music.
All art supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please sign up at the information desk by July 24.
Explore the musical connection between Western Africa, Cuba, and points beyond. From artists as diverse as Bo Diddley, Chano Pozo and DJ Spooky, players and listeners (and dancers!) in the USA have craved the big beat that is Africa’s undying gift to the world. Using recordings and instruments, hear (and play) the secular and sacred rhythms that propel Latin music.
Meet the author, Gloria Reinertson Koll, and enjoy dramatic readings from her novel, Skipping Stones, accompanied by Scandinavian traditional folk music played by Dan Anderson.
Skipping Stones, a Scandinavian immigration novel, tells the story of how Kari, vowing to make herself lucky, travels alone from the mountains of Norway to the flat plains of 1880s Dakota Territory. With a man who intrigues her, Kari shapes a prairie life, encountering grasshoppers, blizzards, bankers who steal, and sons who love baseball.
A different sort is neighbor Gustav. From his flinty Swedish homesteading mother and his fourth-grade education, he learns to figure profit and loss. He chooses his wife for her ability to milk a cow and trains his children to ceaseless farm work. Unavoidably in this tight community, the two mismatched families become entangled.
Scandinavian mass migration, influenza, the Great Depression, dust bowl, and the home front of World Wars I and II create a wide-angle sweep across South Dakota and Montana.
The camera lens tightens for tender moments: women helping women, older siblings caring for younger, and energetic families making it through happy and hard times.
Gloria Koll lives on Whidbey Island, surrounded by the waters of Puget Sound, with her husband, William Koll. She is a member of The Authors Guild and Whidbey Island Writers Association. Previously published work includes the nonfiction book Daughters Arise! coauthored with Donna Humphreys and Sally Windecker. Her articles and stories have appeared in national and regional magazines and newspapers.
Dann May, Professor at Peninsula College, presents evidence about the landscape of the Olympic Peninsula that reveals the history of a massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the region in 1700. Learn how these destructive geologic forces have shaped the dramatic and beautiful landscape in our backyard. Part of the discussion focuses on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the geological evidence for the Cascadia megathrust earthquakes that shake our region about every 400 years.
Sandy beaches, craggy sea stacks and towering redwoods inspire a cycling adventure like no other. Join Bill Thorness author of Cycling the Pacific Coast for a lively photo and map slideshow as he traces the contours of the Pacific Coast from Vancouver, B.C. to the Mexico border.
Bill Thorness is the author of four other books, including Biking Puget Sound, now in its second edition. He is a freelance writer for regional media, including The Seattle Times, and is also an editor and instructor. He is a route ambassador for Ride with GPS and a volunteer ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club.
Join us on Tuesdays for a free, one-hour technology class or drop in and work with a staff member to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld. Check out our calendar of events for a complete schedule.