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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

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VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00pm

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Featured beverage based on a suggestion from Ruth Ware: "Chilled Prosseco"

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in this suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora's reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods. 

Book group discussion host: Claire McElroy-Chesson, Village Books events coordinator

Chuckanut Writers - Amplify Your Writing with a Song with Betty Scott and JP Falcon Grady

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
WCC - Syre 104
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Join poet Betty Scott, author of Central Heating: Poems that Celebrate Love, Loss and Planet Earth, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady to explore how words and music deepen the themes and emotions of your creative expressions. We’ll lift our spirits with performance examples and writing prompts that focus on musical effects. Come celebrate each other’s efforts, and leave with a piece of writing or melody to take to a musician or writer of your choice. One-hour lunch break provided.

1 session

Chuckanut Radio Featuring Laura Kalpakian @ WCC's Heiner Theater, The Great Pretenders - Fiction!

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Hollywood, 1953: From the beach at Malibu to leafy Laurel Canyon, from the sound-stages of Empire Pictures to jazz clubs on Central Avenue, Roxanne Granville bravely defies the era she was born to. Enmeshed in a swirling cauldron of blacklist politics, deceit and forbidden love, her many secrets make her vulnerable to ruin. A novel about aspiration and desperation and un-regretted folly.

Whatcom Literacy Council Trivia Bee & Silent Auction

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 6:00pm
Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Taking place in Bellingham Technical College's Settlemyer Hall, the Trivia Bee & Silent Auction is the Whatcom Literacy Council’s annual spring fundraiser for know-it-alls, know-a-little-bits, and fun lovers of every stripe. Dozens of teams sponsored by local businesses––including Village Books’ team, The Village Idiots––compete against each other while the witty remarks of co-hosts Scotty VanDryver of KAFE Radio and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings provoke laughter and competitive spirit. 

VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00pm

B is for Beer by Tom Robbins

A children's book about beer? Yes, believe it or not -- but B is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. As charming as it may be subversive, B is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski. 

Book group discussion host: Chuck Robinson, founder, Village Book and Paper Dreams, Lynden community member

Chuckanut Writers - Home to the Wilderness: A Poetry Workshop with Barbara Bloom

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
WCC - Heiner 102
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we’ll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. This generative workshop is appropriate for poets at all levels of experience. 

1 session

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring John Dodge, A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping 100 miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than 50,000 homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward 50 years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy’s 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill-equipped weather forecasters by surprise.

VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00pm

Still Life by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Garnache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces -- and this series -- with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny. 

Book group discussion host: TBA 

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Terry Brooks @ WCC's Heiner Theater, The Stiehl Assassin

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

We're so happy to bring Terry Brooks back to Bellingham for our kick-off event to the Chuckanut Writiers Conference. 

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march—and woe betide any who stand in its way.

Chuckanut Writers Conference

Fri, 06/21/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/22/2019 (All day)
237 W. Kellogg Way
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA 98226

Nine years ago, Whatcom Community College's Community and Continuing Education and Village Books launched the Chuckanut Writers Conference with the theme Inspiration into Action. We’re pleased to return on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, 2019, to continue our mission—to profoundly inspire your writing life. In support of this mission, we’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We invite you to take part in this unique event, one we hope you’ll remember for years to come.

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