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Special Events

Creative and Literary Liberation

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery on the second and fourth Sunday of every month for this brand new discussion group. This is a People of Color-centered gathering for literary and creative expression where poetry, book readings, spoken word, and songs are shared. This event is for people who identify as a Person of Color and anti racist White advocates. Hosted by Racial Justice Coalition.

Jared Hardesty, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds is a concise yet comprehensive history of slavery in early New England. This exciting new book explores the importance of slavery to the colonization and settlement of New England, slavery’s relationship to the development of agriculture and industry, and the significance of slavery during the American Revolution.

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. 

Chuckanut Radio Hour 13th Anniversary Show!

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Chuckanut Radio Hour 13th Anniversary Show

Radio Hour Hosts Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert with Announcer, Rich Donnely

This month, the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 13th Anniversary with special guests! Bring your notebooks with you for plenty of recommended reading for the year to come!

Featuring musical duo, Free Harmony.

Chuck Dingee and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since. A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years.  He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.

Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.

Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state.

This is always a popular show so get your tickets now! Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and

An Evening with Diane Rehm at Sehome High School!

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 7:00pm
2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for an evening with beloved radio personality, Diane Rehm, as she discusses her new book with local author, Phyllis Shacter.
About When My Time Comes: through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.

Diane Rehm will be in conversation with local author, Phyllis Shacter, author of Choosing to Die: A Personal Story: Elective Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) in the Face of Degenerative Disease.

Tickets are available at Village Books or on Eventbrite (standard taxes and fees apply), and are $30 for one person which includes a copy of When My Time Comes OR $40 for two people and one copy of When My Time Comes.*

Emily Thuma, All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prison forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. All Our Trials explores the work of these activists who placed criminalized women, and the multiple violences they confronted, at the heart of their organizing. Drawing on extensive archival research, Emily Thuma traces the making of this anticarceral feminism at the intersections of movements for racial and economic justice, prisoners’ and psychiatric patients’ rights, and gender and sexual liberation.


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