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December 2018

Books and Bites – Blaine

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230 United States
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Bring your lunch if you'd like and join the lively conversation about the library's monthly book choice. This month discussing the Whatcom READS 2019 selection The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. Meets monthly on the third Friday.

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January 2019

The Era of Megafires – Blaine

January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230 United States
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This 60-minute multi-media presentation combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacifc Northwest Research Station, U.S.Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. Designed to engage a wide audience, the presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animation, and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. The Era of Megafires will inform, engage and inspire audiences, as well as provide an effective educational tool…

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From Hiking Club to the CCC – Lynden

January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE

Local author and historian, Janet Oakley, will talk about how the first hiking groups in the area and the Civilian Conservation Corps shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest Lands.

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Wildfire and Resilience – Bellingham

January 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Library, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Local Bellingham author and poet, Leslie Wharton, shares her experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life, feel safe and find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea.

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February 2019

Whatcom WRITES Presentations – Bellingham

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Village Books – Fairhaven, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Local authors submitted their writings on the topic of “hindsight” for publication in the Whatcom WRITES 2019 anthology. Writers will read from their winning selections at events hosted by Village Books in Fairhaven (Feb. 3) and Lynden (Feb. 10)

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Escape the Flames: The Big Burn Escape Room – Bellingham

February 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Library, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Registration required, see details below. Like the residents of Wallace, Idaho during the 1910 fires, your aim is to get a ticket to ride on the last train out of town. This escape room will provide participants with the chance to solve multiple Big Burn themed puzzles in order to locate a train ticket to “escape” the room. People will be allotted up to 30 minutes to find the ticket. Start times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.…

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From Hiking Club to the CCC – South Whatcom

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Sudden Valley, Gate 2
Bellingham, WA 98229 United States
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Local author and historian, Janet Oakley, will talk about how the first hiking groups in the area and the Civilian Conservation Corps shaped the future of the Mount Baker Forest Lands.

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Whatcom WRITES Presentations – Lynden

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FREE

Local authors submitted their writings on the topic of “hindsight” for publication in the Whatcom WRITES 2019 anthology. Writers will read from their winning selections at events hosted by Village Books in Fairhaven (Feb. 3) and Lynden (Feb. 10)

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NookChat: Community Storytelling with Phil and Joanne Cloward – Everson

February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive
Everson, 98247 United States
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In conjunction with Whatcom READS, Master Forester Phil Cloward will tell about his long career as a smoke jumper, logging engineer, and logging company owner. He and his wife Joanne now host tours at the Black Mountain Forestry Center’s historic Gerdrum House Museum. Join Phil and Joanne as we “Explore the Past; Enrich the Present” at this informal, interactive gathering sponsored by the Nooksack Valley Heritage Center committee.

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Escape the Flames: The Big Burn Escape Room – Bellingham

February 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Library, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Registration required, see details below. Like the residents of Wallace, Idaho during the 1910 fires, your aim is to get a ticket to ride on the last train out of town. This escape room will provide participants with the chance to solve multiple Big Burn themed puzzles in order to locate a train ticket to “escape” the room. People will be allotted up to 30 minutes to find the ticket. Start times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.…

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