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Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring John Dodge
The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million ...
Whatcom Community College – Heiner Theater
Bellingham, WA

Tue 5/21/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Raj Patel: The World Food Made
Raj Patel, a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning academic, will give a free talk about our global food system in Western Washington University’s Fraser 102 on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Wed 5/22/19 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Wendy J. Fox - If the Ice Had Held
Melanie Henderson's life is a lie. The scandal of her birth and the identity of her parents is kept from her family's small, conservative town. Not even she knows the truth: that her birth mother was just 14 and unmarried to her father, a boy who drowned w...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 5/22/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Meeting
Board Meeting Opportunity Council
The Opportunity Council’s board of directors will hold their next meeting Thursday, May 23, at 625 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Miller, 360-734-5121, ext. 333.
Opportunity Council Training Center
Bellingham, WA

Thu 5/23/19 at 4pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Molly Hashimoto - Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide
In Birds of the West, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western bird species across seven habitats using different media, from quick ink sketches to vivid block prints. From the diminutive ruby-crowned kinglet to the majestic golden ...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 5/23/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Audubon Society: Elwha River Dam Removal and River Restoration
What happens when you remove two of the largest dams from a river? Jeff Duda of the USGS will provide an update about the status of the Elwha River dam removal and river restoration project, providing highlights from multiple ongoing and completed research...
Whatcom Museum - Old City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Tue 5/28/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Speaking of Maps: Melissa Rice - Mapping Mars
Melissa Rice, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University, will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet - Part II” on Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at Western Libraries in the Map Collection, Wilson...
Western Washington University – Western Libraries
Bellingham, WA

Tue 5/28/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Valley Writers Group
Valley Writers: an invitation to explore what you think you don't know but already do. Bring a pen, paper, or digital device and an open mind. No grammar, no spelling, no punctuation, no judgment. Led by CJ Prince. Meets monthly on the last Friday of the m...
South Whatcom Library
Bellingham, WA

Fri 5/31/19 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Barbara Sjoholm - By the Fire: Sami Folktales & Legends
These stories, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, grant entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbue...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 6/1/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Group Reading - Larry Behrendt, Jo Scott Coe, & Iris Graville
Join us in the readings gallery for this great bouquet of talented writers as they present their wide-ranging works. There is truly something for everyone at this event. Larry Behrendt is a contributor to Sacred Dissonance: The Blessing of Difference in J...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 6/1/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Join us in celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities—READING! Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three ...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 6/1/19 - Sat 8/31/19 at 12am-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
When a Cougar Comes to Town
When a Cougar Comes to Town: Washington’s Mountain Lions and Ways to Coexist With Them. Join wildlife biologist Robert Waddell from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for an informational program on cougars. Learn about cougar biology and...
Deming Library
Deming, WA

Thu 6/6/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Mike Rostron - Cape Decision
Cape Decision is an entirely fictional tale realistically grounded in the geography and recent history of the Alaskan Panhandle. Readers encounter a Fish and Game Officer who is a reluctant investigator of a possible homicide, a Tlingit native who never fo...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 6/7/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grandpa Worked for the Railroad
Many men worked for railroad companies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join Skagit Valley Genealogical Society and learn how to discover which company, what type of job, and where they worked. This program will focus on accessing railroad company records, ...
Burlington Public Library
Burlington, WA

Sat 6/8/19 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Meg Tilly - Cliff's Edge
We are thrilled to announce the return of celebrated author and actress, Meg Tilly, to the Readings Gallery! She will be presenting the second book in her Solace Island series, Cliff's Edge. Relationship-weary Eve Harris is looking forward to a quiet week...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 6/8/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Ruby McConnell: The Girl's Guide to the Wild
Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activi...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 6/8/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Tara Austen Weaver - Growing Berries & Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest
Growing fruit is rewarding and low-effort, and Master Gardener Tara Austen Weaver is a clear and capable guide for backyard growers in Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest. This beautiful book covers more than 75 berries and fruit trees...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sun 6/9/19 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Women in Aviation: From Passenger to Pilot with Leslie Czechowski
Women have played important roles in the world of aviation throughout the twentieth century. While many people know Amelia Earhart, there are other women who have made big impacts on the development of aviation. Join us as we listen to Leslie Czechowski fr...
Whatcom Museum - Rotunda Room
Bellingham, WA

Wed 6/12/19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Michael Benanav - Himalaya Bound
"Himalaya Bound" follows a tribe of forest-dwelling nomads as they trek into the Indian Himalayas on their annual spring migration. This compelling true story offers an intimate glimpse into a rarely seen world - and the modern forces that threaten it. A g...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 6/13/19 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Bellingham's Best Buildings: Federal Building
The City of Bellingham and the Mayor’s Office invite you to a virtual tour of the Federal Building. During this program you will learn of the history, architecture, and some of the important people who gave us this Renaissance Revival building. Meet in the...
Bellingham City Hall
Bellingham, WA

Fri 6/14/19 at 2pm-3pm
    

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