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January 2020

Books on Tap

January 21, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sumas Library, 461 2nd Street
Sumas, WA 998295 United States
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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, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Road
Maple Falls, WA 98266 United States
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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, 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 Mediatore 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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Ferndale Book Group

February 19, 2020 @ 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, 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 Mediatore 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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Audubon Fourth Sundays: A Short History of Bird Watching

February 23, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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 Community and Continuing Education photography instructor 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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