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VB Reads...The Armchair Historians

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, March 9, 7:00pm

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

VB Reads...A Year of Atwood

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30pm

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of survivors, along with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth.

As Toby explains their origins to the curious Crakers, her tales cohere into a luminous oral history that sets down humanity’s past—and points toward its future. Blending action, humor, romance, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her epic work of speculative fiction.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 11, 1:00pm

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Excellence NW Workshop with Dawn Harju - Compassionate Communication

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Compassionate Communication focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy, empathy, and honest self-expression. People who practice Compassionate Communication have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. Join us for this workshop that will explore Compassionate Communication, also called Nonviolent Communication, developed by Gandhi and later further developed by Marshall Rosenberg.

VB Reads...Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, March 16, 7:00 pm

Among Others by Jo Walton

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins, but her mind found freedom in the science-fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled – and her twin sister dead.

Now, having fled to a father she barely knew, Mori is sent to boarding school in England—a place all but devoid of true magic. There, she tempts fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic attracts the attention of her broken and malign mother, pulling Morwenna toward a reckoning that will draw on everything she has learned in her years of engagement with stories and books.

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