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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
An Afternoon with Anderson Cooper, Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
For most of his life, Anderson Cooper intentionally distanced himself from the Vanderbilt dynasty his mother was born into. But after Gloria Vanderbilt’s death in 2019, Cooper, CNN anchor and New York Times bestselling author, began going through old journ...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Fri 9/24/21 at 3pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alli Shircliff: The Smoothie Book IN PERSON
Jump into a world of 100 plant-based smoothies with this colorful recipe book of fresh ideas by Certified Nutritionist, Alli Shircliff. There are 10 chapters, each with 10 recipes and a specific theme, like secret-ingredient smoothies and a smoothie for ev...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 9/25/21 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
Ariel Sabar in Conversation with William Brennan, Veritas
In 2012, Dr. Karen King, a star religion professor at Harvard, announced a breathtaking discovery just steps from the Vatican: she’d found an ancient scrap of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene “my wife.” The mysterious manuscript, which King prov...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 9/29/21 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Judging Inequality
The surge of inequality in the United States has been thoroughly documented with the issue often framed as having only political and economic origins. Missing from this picture are the large role that courts and judges play in creating inequality. James ...
Virtual Event
Bellingham, WA

Wed 9/29/21 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Katharine Hayhoe, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World VIRTUAL EVENT
In SAVING US: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World Hayhoe demonstrates that whether you’re a parent or a person of faith, a beachgoer or a dedicated foodie, climate change affects someone or something you already care about. W...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/30/21 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
R J Palacio in Conversation with Josh Radnor, Pony (Virtual Event)
Join us for an event with the author of Wonder! Each ticket comes with a copy of Pony and an autographed bookplate, while supplies last.
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 9/30/21 at 5pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Laura Kalpakian in Conversation with Cami Ostman, Memory Into Memoir: A Writer’s Handbook - Virtual Event
The memoir is not the story of what you know, it's the story of how you learned it. Memory into Memoir provides a lively guide for anyone looking to wrestle the unruly past onto the page. In thirteen chapters, Laura Kalpakian provides tools to develop nar...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sun 10/3/21 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Overview of Washington's Geologic Landscape
How did the amazing geologic forces both within and at the Earth’s surface produce the fascinating complex record of rocks and landforms of Washington state? The story of mountain building, volcanoes, glaciers and running water over time are all part of th...
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/5/21 at 1pm-4pm
Tue 10/12/21 at 1pm-4pm
Tue 10/19/21 at 1pm-4pm
Tue 10/26/21 at 1pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
A Wilderness Puzzle: The Creation of North Cascades National Park (Virtual Program)
Look at a map of the North Cascades and you’ll see a jigsaw puzzle of land designations and labels. How did one of the most remote, wild regions in the contiguous United States come to be carved up into these disparate pieces? And why is North Cascades Nat...
North Cascades Institute
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Wed 10/6/21 at 5:30pm-6:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Dan Chard, Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism (IN PERSON)
During the presidency of Richard Nixon, homegrown leftist guerrilla groups like the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army carried out hundreds of attacks in the United States. The FBI had a long history of infiltrating activist groups, but this...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Thu 10/7/21 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Anne Liu Kellor and Brenda Miller, Heart Radical and A Braided Heart (VIRTUAL EVENT)
Anne Liu Kellor is a Chinese American writer, editor, and teacher based in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in Seventh Wave, Longreads, Fourth Genre, Witness, New England Review, Entropy, The Normal School, Literary Mama, and many more. Anne teaches writi...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 10/9/21 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Jonathan Franzen in conversation with Maria Semple, Crossroads
Village Books is pleased to team up with 5 stellar PNW bookstores to bring this great event to you on zoom! Tickets are $35 and each comes with an autographed copy of Crossroads (while supplies last!). Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividn...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/12/21 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Kerstin Decook, Break Loose and Fly: 10 Practical Tools for Mastering Life’s Challenges and Creating a Life You Love IN PERSON
Ever wonder what heights you could soar to if you really tried? Kerstin Decook shares her life’s story of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles she has faced and how she overcame them. Break Loose and Fly lays out 10 simple steps that propelled her to hig...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Wed 10/13/21 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Story Time featuring Abbe Rolnick
A Family event where Abbe will read and share the ideas behind this whimsical story where Bubbie turns the ordinary into the spectacular and the mundane into something miraculous. This is an opportunity for children to find the magic within the flowing ...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 10/16/21 at 11am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Story Time Featuring Abbe Rolnik, Bubbie's Magical Hair - IN PERSON!
Join us in the Readings Gallery for a live author event for kids! Join local author Abbe Rolnik as she presents her first book for children, Bubbie's Magical Hair. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today! COVID protocol for our in-person events re...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Sat 10/16/21 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
An Evening with Sandor Katz, Sandor Katz' Fermentation Journeys: Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions (VIRTUAL EVENT)
From Sandor Katz—New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Fermentation and the world’s most respected advocate of all things fermented—comes his first new cookbook in nearly a decade; destined to become a modern classic. For the past two decades, S...
Village Books
Bellingham, WA

Tue 10/19/21 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons (Virtual Program)
Virtual programming has really enabled us to expand our sense of place. People are tuning in from further afield, and our perspectives on our home region are informed by considering other distant ecosystems. Thanks to a fellow environmental educator on the...
North Cascades Institute
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Wed 10/20/21 at 4:30pm-5:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Diversity in the Outdoors: A Conversation with Chevon Powell (Online)
The outdoor scene presents an opportunity for all people to connect with our shared earthly home. However, the conservation and recreation fields in the U.S. have been disproportionately shaped by white, able-bodied figures and the trail has not been a wel...
North Cascades Institute
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Wed 11/3/21 at 5:30pm-6:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
U.S.-China Relations
In 2001, the well-known scholar of international relations, John Mearsheimer, argued that war between the US and China would be difficult to avoid. Now in 2021, US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades. This course explores the changing r...
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Bellingham, WA

Wed 11/3/21 at 1pm-3pm
Wed 11/10/21 at 1pm-3pm
Wed 11/17/21 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Talks/Lectures
Whatcom Literacy Council's Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl
The Whatcom Literacy Council will host the annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl. This will be an online event, free to register with an expected donation of $75. This year, the witty and wonderful Nancy Pearl, author/librarian/NPR commentator, wi...
Virtual Event
Bellingham, WA

Fri 11/5/21 at 8am-9am
    

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