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College Planning Strategies Workshop
Planning for college is complex. Don’t let financial doubts keep you from achieving your higher education dreams. This free College Planning Strategies workshop will outline strategies for how to make college more affordable for both the student and guardi...
Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/19/19 at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Joy Wiggins - From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace
From Sabotage to Support offers vital strategies for not only working women, but also for business leaders who want to understand patriarchy’s toll and learn how to create an inclusive, diverse and better working environment for everyone. Along with resear...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/19/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travelogue: Lawrence Wong Shares About Amazing Namibia
Lawrence Wong and his wife Giovanna love travelling and photography. They have taken self-organized travels to Iceland, Peru, and New Zealand, as well as a 45-day cross-country RV trip. Recently, Lawrence traveled on a 23-day photographic guided trip to Na...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/19/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
Heather Hansman - Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West
In Downriver, Heather Hansman chronicles the history and contemporary problem of water usage along the Green River, the major tributary of the Colorado River. Hansman tells this story from the river itself as she paddles the Green from source to confluence...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 9/20/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Matt Pentz - The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America
To reach the ambitious goals the club set for itself, the Seattle Sounders needed the jolt of a championship. To get there would require tumult previously unknown to a club built on stability, a clash of egos, and a title run so unlikely it could have hard...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 9/21/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
PechaKucha Night La Conner
Join your community for a fun, fast-paced PechaKucha Night in La Conner. The theme is “Untold Stories of Strong Women”, and there will be a cash bar.
Museum of Northwest Art
La Conner, WA

Sat 9/21/19 at 5pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Wayne Carter Book Signing & Discussion
Saturday September 21, 3pm at the Upper Skagit Library. Local author Wayne Carter will be discussing his contributions to two collections – Dancing in the Unknown: Real Stories of the Trials and Triumphs of Living Your Life Your Way and Shamanism in the...
Upper Skagit Library
Concrete, WA

Sat 9/21/19 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Betsy Bell - Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss, & Anti-War Activism
It is 1983, and the anti-war movement Target Seattle is preparing for a trip to Tashkent, Seattle’s Sister City in Uzbekistan. Travelling with three thousand copies of a peace petition, as well as her husband, seventeen-year-old daughter and thirty others,...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sun 9/22/19 at 4pm-5pm
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 9/22/19 at 1:30pm-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
BirdNote with Mary McCann and Bob Sundstrom
Join us for a special evening with BirdNote, the popular radio program started in 2005 and heard on KNKX and more than 200 other public radio stations in the US. BirdNote narrator Mary McCann will read selected stories from the book, Chirps, Quirks and 100...
Whatcom Museum
Bellingham, WA

Tue 9/24/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes made his name with the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, the “powerful and moving” (James Fallows, Atlantic) Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. Now with his new novel, Deep River, Marlantes applies the epic narrative sweep...
Whatcom Community College – Heiner Theater
Bellingham, WA

Tue 9/24/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
"Racism: Reality Built on a Myth" Talk With Author John Lovchik
Author event with John Lovchik author of "Racism: Reality Built on a Myth" Lovchik has been an anti-racism activist for more than 20 years. His book is a chronological overview of racism that shows racism was not a natural reaction to difference, but an in...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 9/25/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
John Lovchik - Racism: Reality Built on a Myth
This book is a concise history of racism, written by a white man who spent a lifetime trying to understand racism before he found that history held the key. This book shows that racism is not a natural response to human differences. It was man-made delibe...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 9/25/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
David Guterson - Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest
Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home—regardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/26/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Making and Unmaking Histories of Settler Violence and Colonialism in the Pacific Northwest: A Panel Discussion
How have communities, indigenous and non-indigenous peoples narrated and contested stories of settler colonialism in the Pacific Northwest? What are the responsibilities of historians and educators as they explore and present these narratives? Panelists Ma...
Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) - Western Libraries - Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/26/19 at 4pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
Caroline Van Hemert - The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
The Sun is a Compass tells the story of her human-powered 4,000-mile trip—by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe—from Bellingham, Washington to Kotzebue, Alaska. Along the way she rediscover birds, the natural world, and her love of science. Caroline Van...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 9/27/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Seminar: Why are all the trees dying?: Forest Health in the Puget Sound
We’re very pleased to be partnering with the Washington State University Extension Forestry Program? (North Puget Sound) for a seminar on September 27th called “Why are all the trees dying?: Forest Health in the Puget Sound.” It’ll be held at the Concrete ...
Upper Skagit Library
Concrete, WA

Fri 9/27/19 at 5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
J A Jance - Sins of the Fathers: A J. P. Beaumont Novel
New York Times best-selling author JA Jance is back with another thrilling instalment of the J.P. Beaumont mysteries! Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement doing morning crossword puzzles by a roa...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 9/28/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Monika Wieland Shields - Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents
The Southern Resident killer whales are icons of the Pacific Northwest, a beloved population of orcas that are considered the most-watched whales in the world. Despite decades of research and focused conservation efforts, they are on the brink of extinctio...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 9/28/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Signing/Readings
John Balaban - Empires
Empires is about tremors in history as imperial eras come to their ends....those interludes when the understood order of things has changed. John Balaban served as a conscientious objector during the war in Vietnam. In addition to writing poetry, fictio...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sun 9/29/19 at 4pm-5pm
    

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