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Fairhaven

Open Mic with Seán Dwyer - IN PERSON and VIRTUAL!

Mon, 02/27/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

NEW TIME! WE NOW START AT 6PM.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/21/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/28/2023 - 11:00am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the kids' section of our Fairhaven location every Tuesday at 11am for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement! 

Whatcom READS: The Art and Craft of Writing with Jess Walter at Village Books

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery with Jess Walter and gain insight into the writing process as he discusses the art and craft of writing.

Space is limited; registration is required for this free event. 

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VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pm

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter 2023 Whatcom READS selection!

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 03/12/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, March 12, 2pm  

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles
 
In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and, soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold. Decades later, Ashley’s granddaughter Ruth embroidered this family history on the sack in spare, haunting language. 
 
Historian Tiya Miles carefully traces these women’s faint presence in archival records, and, where archives fall short, she turns to objects, art, and the environment to write a singular history of the experience of slavery, and the uncertain freedom afterward, in the United States. All That She Carried is a poignant story of resilience and love passed down against steep odds. It honors the creativity and resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties when official systems refused to do so, and it serves as a visionary illustration of how to reconstruct and recount their stories today
 

VB Reads...Armchair Historians

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, March 13, 6pm  

Paris, 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan

For six months in 1919, after the end of “the war to end all wars,” the Big Three—President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau—met in Paris to shape a lasting peace. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of those fateful days, which saw new political entities—Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, among them—born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the modern world redrawn.

Margaret MacMillan received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and is provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto. Her previous books include Women of the Raj and Canada and NATO.

Chuckanut Writers - Generating Poems with Priscilla Long

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Interested in writing? Sign up for our monthly Just Write enewsletter today!

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Priscilla Long, Dancing with the Muse in Old Age

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books is excited to welcome Priscilla Long back to the Readings Gallery to present her latest book! Don't miss it!

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our in-person events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite.

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VB Reads...Armchair Historians

Mon, 04/10/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, April 10, 6pm  

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

Anders Winroth is the Birgit Baldwin Professor of History at Yale University.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat: NO APRIL MEETING

Wed, 04/12/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Afternoon Book Chat is taking a break in April! We'll see you again in May. Happy Spring!

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