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Fairhaven

VB Reads...The Armchair Historians

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, December 9, 7:00pm

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan

In this exciting and illuminating work, National Book Award winner Timothy Egan delivers a story, both rollicking and haunting, of one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time. A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years later he was “back from the dead” and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. Meagher’s rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Afterward, he tried to build a new Ireland in the wild west of Montana—a quixotic adventure that ended in the  great mystery of his disappearance, which Egan resolves convincingly at last.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30am for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books! Authors do not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

VB Reads...A Year of Atwood

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, December 10, 5:30pm

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, "I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself." 

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, December 11, 1:00pm

Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention.

But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

Peaceful Poetry Reading

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 6:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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

Join us for an evening of poetry and creative fun, as the talented young writers of the 2019 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest read their award-winning poems. Sure to pull your heartstrings and capture your imagination! Light refreshments will be provided as well as family-friendly activities for all ages. Free!

Visit and Story Time with the Grinch!

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for TWO story times featuring Dr. Seuss' holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  There will be a special guest appearance by the Grinch, himself!  Bring your camera for fun photo opportunities.  Just in time for your Christmas cards! 


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

EVERY SATURDAY! Join us for Story Time in the Kids’ Section! We’ll read aloud from some of our favorite books. Author does not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

Gift Wrapping by Northwest Youth Services Volunteers!

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

The Fairhaven store is partnering with Northwest Youth Services to offer gift wrapping services during the final hectic days of the season. For a donation, volunteers will put the final flourish on holiday gifts noon - 3pm the two weekends before Christmas (Saturday, Dec. 14, Sunday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22). Please visit them at the Readings Gallery. 

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