Adult Programs

May 2 Pollinators Master Gardners

Pollinator Gardens and Insectaries

Promote Beneficial Insects in Your Garden

Wednesday, May 2
6:30 pm

Interest in supporting local pollinators and beneficial insects is surging as their importance and endangered status gains recognition. Join Master Gardener Nita Wester as she shares everything she knows about designing a garden that will help maintain and encourage this critical resource.

May3 _Anu Taranath

Inquiring Mind Lecture

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Thursday, May 3
6:30 pm

Celebration Of Children’s Book Week (April 30 – May 6).

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. These books can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. 

Within these seemingly simple stories are important messages about how we think about our differences, and importantly, how we might rethink our similarities. 

In this talk, Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, inviting the audience to take a closer look at kids’ books, and suggests we adults might also learn some new lessons about how to navigate our complicated world. 
Taranath is a senior lecturer at the University of Washington specializing in global literature, identity, race, and equity. She is the recipient of University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award and a “Best of Seattle” designation from the Seattle Weekly, as well as multiple national Fulbright awards and fellowships. 

Co-sponsored by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. 

May 9 Poets Alice Derry

Poets in Conversation

Alice Derry and Kathryn Hunt

Wednesday, May 9
6:30 pm

Accomplished Olympic Peninsula poets Alice Derry and Kathryn Hunt will read from their latest works and engage us in a conversation about poetry.

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Alice Derry (right) was born in Oregon and raised in Washington and Montana. She taught English and German at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, for twenty-nine years, where she co-directed the Foothills Writers’ Series.  In 2017 she was Writer-in-Residence at Peninsula College.  She has published several books of poetry including Hunger, Termolo, and Strangers to Their Courage, a finalist for the Washington Book Award in 2002. 

Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press, and she’s recently completed a second collection of poems, You Won't Find It on a Map, a finalist for the 2017 Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press.

Finnriver Cider

Books on Tap Trivia at Finnriver Cidery

Wednesday, May 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm

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May 16 PaperCraft

Paper Craft: Tools and Techniques

Wednesday, May 16
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Adults age 18 and over are invited to drop in any time between 6:00 – 7:30 pm to try out some new techniques and tools related to paper crafting. We’ll have a fun selection of paper crafting gismos and gadgets on hand for you to experiment with. This is a great opportunity to test out something you’ve seen on Pinterest or in a craft magazine! 

Game Night SRP 2012

Game Night for Adults

Wednesday, May 30
6:00-7:30 pm

Adults over 18 are invited to drop-in and join other adults for board games, puzzles, and brain teasers. Individuals and groups are welcome to play some of the library's games or bring games from home to share.

On-hand will be favorites such as: Scrabble, Sorry, Chess; Rumikub; Ticket to Ride; brain teasers such as cast iron puzzles, wooden block puzzles, tangrams; Swish, Niya, On the Dot, Q-Bitz, Scotland Yard, Perplexus, Tenzi, and more. Stop by for a few minutes or the whole evening to socialize, laugh, and learn.