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January 2020

Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey (Bellingham Library)

January 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bellingham Public LIbrary, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Northwest Coast author Irene Skyriver reads from her award-winning book: Paddling with Spirits - A Solo Kayak Journey. The adventure is both a kayaking experience and one of inner exploration as Skyriver connects the journey to that of her native coastal ancestors.

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Camera UnObscura Workshop

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Learn about early photography, like that practiced by Sophie Forrester in To the Bright Edge of the World, by making your own camera obscura in this intergenerational workshop hosted by the Whatcom Museum. Educator Drew Whatley will lead participants in this hands-on project. Prices to be determined.

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Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey (Deming Library)

January 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy
Deming, WA 98244 United States
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Northwest Coast author Irene Skyriver reads from her award-winning book: Paddling with Spirits - A Solo Kayak Journey. The adventure is both a kayaking experience and one of inner exploration as Skyriver connects the journey to that of her native coastal ancestors.

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February 2020

Mountains in Alaska (Ferndale Library)

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Join Alpine Institute guide Jim Mediator to discuss alpine climbing and mountaineering in Alaska.

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Humanities WA – WA Undiscovered Feminists (Bellingham Library)

February 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bellingham Public LIbrary, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest. Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer,…

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Humanities WA – WA Undiscovered Feminists (Ferndale Library)

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest. Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer,…

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Mountains in Alaska (Bellingham Library)

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bellingham Public LIbrary, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Join Alpine Institute guide Jim Mediator to discuss alpine climbing and mountaineering in Alaska.

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Telling Stories Through Textile Maps (Blaine Library)

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230 United States
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Bettina Matzkuhn has combined her interest in textiles, cartography, and nature over many years. Her textile maps tell stories through unusual forms and subjects not normally associated with embroidery. Join Bettina as she discusses her process of working through ideas and collaborations to create work that has been exhibited internationally.

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Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation (Village Books, Lynden)

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Village Books Lynden, 430 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264
Lynden, WA 98264 United States
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Whatcom WRITES invites writers of all ages and experience levels to explore a theme inspired by this year’s Whatcom READS book.  Top entries are selected for publication in the Whatcom WRITES anthology. This year’s theme is Discovery. The deadline to submit entries has passed, but you can hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES entries read their work at two public presentations and then start planning your own entry for next year!

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The Birds of Western North America

February 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230 United States
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Be amazed to learn about more than 150 birds with wildlife photographer and WCC photography professor Ken Salzman. Enjoy a slideshow of photos set to music by Ken, most of which taken by him from within 100 miles of Bellingham - birds coming from as far north as southern Alaska and from Arizona to the south. For a preview of Ken's work, visit his website, www.kensalzman.zenfolio.com. A Whatcom READS event.

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