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Fairhaven

VB Reads...Bellingham Mysterians: A Book Group for Mystery Readers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, April 16, 4:00pm

The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Mystery of 1920s India #1) by Sujata Massey

Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes women's legal rights especially important to her.

Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X—meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah—in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger.

Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India's first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp new sleuth.

VB Writes...Fiction II

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm

The VB Writes Fiction II Group feature a unique array of members, whose experience range from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

Excellence NW Workshop with Dawn Harju - Boundaries

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Setting boundaries on where I end and you begin creates a safe space for both of us.

Dawn has a contagious way of inviting people to be their best self, and is committed to the fabric of world-wide goodwill. She volunteers with Excellence Northwest, a non-profit organization, and is dedicated to the success of Excellence Seminars International. She has a passion for children, animals, and the environment. 

VB Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:15am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15am

Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.

VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, April 17th, 12:00pm

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations--to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing. Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Righteous Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims--like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"--can enrich and even transform our lives.

VB Writes...Poetry I

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm

Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. Meets in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 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.

R. A. Cook, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas - Family Event!

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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

After a terrible storm in the Kingdom of Lumaria, with the help of a butterfly named Howie, a caterpillar named Woolie, and using his splendid splinter ideas, Calvin Splinter, a forest nymph, ‘calls’ all the other splinters by humming a catchy tune entitled The Humming Song. Working together, they rebuild the Great Forest.

David Vann, Halibut on the Moon - Fiction!

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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

Award winning writer David Vann’s intimate new novel Halibut on the Moon is narrated from the perspective of a man in the final days of his life, tracing the roots of his mental illness as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity.

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