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Sun: 10am-7pm
 
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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Fairhaven

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 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 Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 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...Living with Meaning

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, September 4th, 2:00pm

American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag

John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. It is James’s question “Is life worth living?” that guides this remarkable book.

The books Kaag discovers in the Hocking library are crawling with insects and full of mold. But he resolves to restore them, as he immediately recognizes their importance. Not only does the library at West Wind contain handwritten notes from Whitman and inscriptions from Frost, but there are startlingly rare first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As Kaag begins to catalog and read through these priceless volumes, he embarks on a thrilling journey that leads him to the life-affirming tenets of American philosophy—self-reliance, pragmatism, and transcendence—and to a brilliant young Kantian who joins him in the restoration of the Hocking books.

Part intellectual history, part memoir, American Philosophy is ultimately about love, freedom, and the role that wisdom can play in turning one’s life around.

VB Reads...Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, September 4th, 4:00pm

PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest by Kim O'Donnel

Simply delicious, healthy “vegetable-forward” recipes are at the heart of this cookbook that celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. From simple weeknight meals to on-the-go snacks and sweet- tooth satisfying desserts, this book gives you over 100 ways to celebrate seasonal produce, with recipes like Sweet Corn and Red Lentil Soup, Baked Pasta and Greens Casserole, Cherry Fro-Yo, and more. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will be eager to eat their vegetables, and the convenient gluten-free and dairy-free symbols make navigating the book a breeze for reader with dietary restrictions.

WhaMemWriMo: "Did he really say that?" Creating Effective Dialogue in Memoir with Laura Kalpakian

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Village Books Readings Gallery
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Part of the WhaMemWriMo Series!

Memoirs begin with memory. Writing a memoir means shaping memories--places, people, relationships, family stories, events both big and small--into a coherent narrative. This class will offer ideas, strategies, and suggestions to help you meet that challenge. We'll discuss how (and where) to begin putting the past on the page, how to develop and sustain your work, and how to use journals, letters, and photographs to enhance your story. Bring your ideas, your thoughts, your hopes, and questions. Leave with a handout to guide you, and a sense of direction. 

1 session

Chuckanut Writers - WhaMemWriMo Workshop Series: Write Your Memoir in September!

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

"Did he really say that?" Creating Effective Dialogue in Memoir with Laura Kalpakian - September 5
Three Acts & Scene Generation with Nancy Lou Canyon - September 12
Turning People You Know into Characters on the Page with Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor - September 19
Gaining Freedom from Your Inner Critic with Cami Ostman - September 26

As a part of the fourth annual Whatcom Memoir Writing Month, this series of workshops will help you along the way as you turn your memories into memoir. The goal for each writer is 1666 words every day.  At the end of September you will have 50,000 words: a book. You will have given shape and voice to the stories and adventures you always wanted to share, the stories your readers want to hear. These workshops, all taught or led by experienced memoir writers and teachers, can be taken as a whole, or you can select from the individual workshops to suit your needs and schedule.

4 sessions

VB Writes...Poetry I

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 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 & Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.

John Keeble, The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson - Fiction!

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 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!*

The action of this novel takes place in the West, but it is not a “Western;” and though its central focus is the life of Adaline Carson, daughter of the famed frontiersman Kit Carson, it is also not a biography. Set in the time of the California gold rush, it is a detailed and graphic elegy for America’s wide open plains, rivers, and mountains, and the people who lived in and passed through them, both for good and ill.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 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.

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