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January 2020

Camera UnObscura Workshop

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Join us at the Whatcom Museum as we explore early photographic technology, similar to that used by Sophie Forrester in Eowyn Ivey's book, To the Bright Edge of the World. In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the beginnings of photography and build their own camera obscura. Fun for ages 8 to 80 (and beyond!) Admission: $30 Museum members/$35 non-members Register at https://bpt.me/4483525 or check www.whatcommuseum.org for more info about registration.

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

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy
Deming, WA 98244 United States
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Free

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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Books on Tap

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy
Deming, WA 98244 United States
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Book Cover: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Join us for an evening of lively discussion on some of today's most intriguing books, led by Deming Library staff.  The book to read for January is To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.  Meets monthly on the third Tuesday at the North Fork Brewery – 6186 Mt. Baker Highway. 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…

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Audubon Fourth Sundays: Birds on the Shelf—Taxidermy and Our Complex Relationship with Birds

January 26 @ 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 County 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. North Cascades Audubon Society volunteer Paul Woodcock will give a short talk and discussion on the history of collecting bird specimens and how it relates to the John M. Edson Hall of Birds. All ages are welcome.

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February 2020

Bellingham Cocktail Week-Think & Drink

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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WhatcomREADS is partnering with Bellingham Cocktail Week and Evolve Chocolate + Cafe to host a spirited discussion of this year's title, To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. Shannon and Christy Fox from Evolve will craft a themed cocktail and appetizer inspired by the book and available for purchase. Read the book. Buy a cocktail. Eat some food. Then join us for this lively guided conversation. Note: Reservations Recommended.  Email info@evolvechocolatecafe.com or call Evolve at 360-220-1898.

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Sumas Book Club

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sumas Library, 461 2nd Street
Sumas, WA 998295 United States
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Free
Book Cover: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Join us for a great read and great discussion (with coffee and treats as a bonus!). For February the group will read To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. Meets monthly on the second Saturday. 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…

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Foothills Book Club

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road
Maple Falls, WA 98266 United States
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Free
Book Cover: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Join us for good company and a lively discussion of the book of the month. For February, the group will read this year's Whatcom Reads title "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey. No registration is required and this group is open to everyone. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the North Fork Community Library. Ivey's highly anticipated second novel, following The Snow Child (2012), is again set in the wilds of her native Alaska. She…

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The Mountains of Alaska (Ferndale Library)

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free
Image of two people mountain climbing

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

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Humanities WA – WA Undiscovered Feminists (Bellingham Library)

February 14 @ 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 @ 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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