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AAA Driver Improvement Program
The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 5...
Christ the King Church
Bellingham, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 9am-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travelogue: Granite, Graphite, and Gravel with Gretchen Leggitt
Gretchen Leggitt will share photos and stories from her unique multi-sport bike adventures around the world. For more than a decade Leggitt has packed her art supplies and climbing and ski gear on two wheels, and has ridden across seven countries to explor...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Anna Holmes at Village Books
Join young adult fantasy author Anna Holmes for a reading from her most recent book, Spark, and a discussion of Dungeons and Dragons and storytelling. 7 pm in the Reading Room. Q&A and signing to follow.
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 10/18/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Audubon Society: Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Project
Amphibians may appear to be a deviation from the avian theme, but hold tight while Vikki Jackson connects the dots between amphibian diversity and healthy bird ecology. Jackson is the project manager for the Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Program. Thi...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/22/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Advice for Future Corpses (and those who love them) - A conversation with Sallie Tisdale
The Palliative Care Institute and the PeaceHealth St. Josephs Medical Center Foundation are pleased to host Sallie Tisdale for a set of readings from Advice for Corpses (and those who love them). In her book, Tisdale asks questions many of us avoid: ...
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Bellingham, WA

Wed 10/23/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Christopher McDougall
Village Books is so pleased to welcome Christopher McDougall back to the Chuckanut Radio Hour to discuss the heartwarming story, Running With Sherman, about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. When Chris McDougall...
Whatcom Community College – Heiner Theater
Bellingham, WA

Fri 10/25/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Madeline Ffitch - Stay and Fight
Join us in the Readings Gallery for a reading from this breakout sensation and Indie Next Great Read selection. Set in Appalachia, a region known for its independent spirit, Stay and Fight shakes up what It means to be a family, to live well, to make peac...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 10/26/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Teen Council Community Conversation
Teen Council provides teen leaders with comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health training, empowering them to become non-judgmental resources for their peers. Come out to see what Teen Council is about and see them present the Gender and Sexual ...
Bellingham Public Library – Central Library
Bellingham, WA

Sat 10/26/19 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Fourth Sundays: Audubon at the Museum
Join experts from the North Cascades Audubon Society in the John M. Edson Hall of Birds to learn about migration, conservation, birds in peril, and the importance of studying bird specimens today. The exhibit provides a variety of interactives, including v...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Sun 10/27/19 at 1:30pm-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Artist Talk | “The Aesthetics of Multidirectional Memory”
The artist Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman in dialogue with Jason Groves, Professor of Germanics at the University of Washington. Fine Arts Building 124 - Western Gallery.
Western Washington University – Western Gallery
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/29/19 at 5pm-6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Dress Up for Story Time with Claire!
Here is an opportunity to test out those costumes before trick-or- treating! Join us for a special story time in the kids’ section where we will read spooky (but not TOO spooky) Halloween tales and sing some songs.
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/29/19 at 10:30am-11pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures
Alan Gratz at Congregation Beth Israel - Allies
Join us at Congregation Beth Israel for this very special presentation by award-winning author Alan Gratz as he presents his new book, Allies. Mr. Gratz’ novel Refugee, is a Sasquatch Award nominee and is currently widely read in the Whatcom County schools...
Congregation Beth Israel
Bellingham, WA

Wed 10/30/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Dialogue | “What does it mean to support refugees?”
Join students, faculty, sta?, and community members as together we explore the question, "What does it mean to support refugees?" This special Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) collaborative event is co-sponsored by the Western Gallery and features a panel o...
Western Washington University – Western Gallery
Bellingham, WA

Wed 10/30/19 at 4pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Halloween Stories by the Bellingham Storytellers Guild
While you’re trick-or-treating in the Fairhaven district this year, stop by the Readings Gallery and stay for our annual Halloween story time, featuring ghoulish tales from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild from 3-6pm.
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 10/31/19 at 3pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Purple Friday Story - Time Hooray, It’s Fall!
Now that the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are starting to turn, let's get together in the Readings Gallery and celebrate this bountiful season. We'll read stories and do a fun craft with leaves and enjoy a small snack. Ages 5-10.
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 11/1/19 at 10:30am-11am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Timothy Egan - A Pilgrimage to Eternity
Village Books is proud to welcome Tim Egan back after a great turn as our Whatcom Reads featured author of 2019! During a time when America, and much of Europe are increasingly secular, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Timothy Eg...
Bellingham High School
Bellingham, WA

Fri 11/1/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Paula Becker
A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction. A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman's struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker's son Hunter was raised in a safe nurturing home by his wri...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 11/2/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Cascade Crystals with Randy Becker
Novice rockhounds are invited to learn about minerals and their occurrence in the Cascade Mountains. Collector Randy Becker will talk about where to find mineral specimens in the Cascades and show examples from those locations. Becker has been collecting m...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Sun 11/3/19 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Jack Straw Writers Anthology Group Reading
The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997. Each year twelve writers are selected by a curator out of dozens of applicants. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and podc...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sun 11/3/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Excellence NW Workshop with Monique Stefens
Topic: Gratitude. What better way to head into the holiday season than with a workshop on Gratitude? Join Monique Stefens for this free workshop. D. Monique Stefens is an international facilitator and coach with a Masters in Adult & Higher Education (WWU)...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Tue 11/5/19 at 6pm-8pm
    

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