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February 2020

Ferndale Book Group

February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Book Cover: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Join us as we discuss "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey. Ivey's highly anticipated second novel, following The Snow Child (2012), is again set in the wilds of her native Alaska. She portrays a fictional 1885 expedition, led by Colonel Allen Forrester of the U.S. Army, into the newly acquired Alaska Territory to map the area's rivers and gather information about the Native populations. By means of the colonel's journal entries and letters between him and…

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The Mountains of Alaska (Bellingham Library)

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bellingham Public LIbrary, 210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Image of two people mountain climbing

Join Alpine Institute guide Jim Mediatore to discuss alpine climbing and mountaineering in Alaska.

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Telling Stories Through Textile Maps (Blaine Library)

February 22 @ 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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Audubon Fourth Sundays: A Short History of Bird Watching

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Whatcom Museum Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Join the Whatcom Museum for a special Audubon at the Museum program in conjunction with Whatcom Reads book selection, To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey. Though people have always had reasons to be interested in birds, over the past century bird watching, or birding, has developed from a fringe pastime into one of the most popular hobbies in America. It can even be considered an extreme sport! Join North Cascades Audubon Society volunteer Paul Woodcock and…

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Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation (Village Books, Lynden)

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Village Books Lynden, 430 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264
Lynden, WA 98264 United States
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Whatcom Writes! One book together.

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 @ 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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March 2020

Whatcom WRITES Public Presentation (Village Books, Fairhaven)

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Village Books Fairhaven, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Whatcom Writes! One book together.

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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Book Discussion with Eowyn Ivey

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Photo of author Eowyn Ivey

Join in a lively discussion of To the Bright Edge of the World-featuring author, Eowyn Ivey.

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An Evening with Eowyn Ivey

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Baker Theatre, 104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Image of book, To the Bright Edge of the World. And image of author Eowyn Ivey

Join us as the WhatcomREADS community gathers to hear author Eowyn Ivey speak about her novel, To the Bright Edge of the World at the historical Mount Baker Theatre. This is a free event and all are welcome.

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Art Challenge Exhibit

March 6 - March 28
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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  Enjoy artwork inspired by our WhatcomREADS selection, To the Bright Edge of the World  by Eowyn Ivey. The exhibit will take place at the Allied Arts of Whatcom County gallery in downtown Bellingham.

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