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Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Join us for the Village Books/Whatcom Land Trust co-sponsored Environmental Conservation Book Club that meets the second Monday of each month from 5-6pm in the VB Readings Gallery.  We discuss contemporary and classic texts on conservation, agriculture, and environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest.  Occasionally, we also include fictional literature that inspires a sense of place and attachment to our native landscape.  There's no commitment - come when the book appeals to you!  Book selection and discussion moderation will explore a breadth of views for addressing the complex issues of conservation and land use. Authors DO NOT attend.  Mon, Nov 12, 5pm Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest by various authors Collectively, the writers in this updated volume apply their expertise and talent to provide an intelligent and informed context through which to see public issues and make sense of the changes that continue to shape the region and our world.  
Start: 7:00 pm
    Hope Lives in a Garden, is a small book about big ideas narrated by Nutmeg, a stuffed monkey who accompanies Helen on her journey with cancer. Together they explore the power of whimsy and gratitude in healing, and challenge the conventional metaphor of fighting cancer, discovering gardening as an alternative. Read an aticle and review featured in The Northern Light for more about Helen's book. Helen Worley grounds her life in thanksgiving, even in the face of daunting challenges. In her work Helen spent many hours with cancer patients; she cared for her first husband during his three bouts of the disease, nursing him at home during his last days; she then faced two separate cancer diagnoses herself. She lives in Blaine, WA with her husband LeRoy and very spoiled rescue-cat Noah. Hope Lives in a Garden…a tale of whimsy and healing is her first book. To see her art, visit Village Books is pleased to sell copies of Helen's inspiration book, Hope Lives in a Garden. Please call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.
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