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Fairhaven

Sierra Golden and Elaina Ellis, The Slow Art and Write About an Empty Birdcage - Poetry!

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 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!*

In Write About an Empty Birdcage, Ellis sets out to trace the lineage of various personal disasters, including a break-up, an eating disorder, and a complex balance of identities. She writes about queerness, Jewish heritage, and embodied femininity, with a critique of power that blends humor, the mess of confession, and a reverence for tension.

Annual Dirty Dan Day Festival

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, April 28 is the 17th Annual Dirty Dan Harris Festival - Fairhaven’s celebration of the "unscrubbed" community founder, Dirty Dan Harris.

Live music and food and street vendors take place on the Fairhaven Village Green between 10am and 5pm. This year’s festivities will feature family-fun activities including a salmon toss for adults & kids, The Rocket Donuts donut eating contest, and the legendary Dirty Dan look-a-like & 1800's dress contests. Sign up for these contests on the day of the event at the Village Green stage in a first come basis.

Open Mic Night!

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays! Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. 

Story Time Featuring All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

This warm, welcoming picture book celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. Readers can follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms and learn from each other’s traditions. Join us in the kids section as we read stories that celebrate inclusiveness and kindness. We’ll sing songs and be silly too. It’ll be a hoot!
*Author does NOT attend

VB Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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, 05/01/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, May 1st, 2:00pm

Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages by Candace Wellman

Throughout the mid-1800s, Coast and Interior Salish families arranged strategic cross-cultural marriages, and these alliances played a crucial role in regional settlement and spared Puget Sound's upper corner from the tragic conflicts other regions experienced. Although accounts of the men exist in a variety of records, the contributions of their native wives remain unacknowledged. 

Author Candace Wellman hopes to shatter stereotypes surrounding these relationships. The four women profiled--Caroline Davis Kavanaugh, Mary Fitzhugh Lear Phillips, Clara Tennant Selhameten, and Nellie Carr Lane--exhibited exceptional endurance, strength, and adaptability. Remembered as loving mothers and good neighbors, they ran successful farms, nursed and supported family members, served as midwives, and operated profitable businesses. They visited relatives and attended ancestral gatherings, often with their children. Each woman's story is uniquely her own, but together they and other intermarried women left lasting legacies. They were peace weavers.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, May 1st, 4:00pm

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma, John Birdsall (Foreword by)

Season introduces home cooks to a new way to cook and think about flavor. More than a modern Indian cookbook, it walks readers through the range of healthy ingredients, techniques, and cooking with spices including turmeric, saffron, and za'atar in the warm and clear style familiar to fans of Nik's award-winning food blog, A Brown Table.

Let’s Make a Book Workshop! Featuring Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a special hour of activities based on this incredible true story of an award-winning author and illustrator's immigration to America . We'll get started on our very own picture book, do some coloring, hear a story or two, and have a small snack.
Ages 6-11, Author does NOT attend

VB Writes...Poetry I

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 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 with Special Guest Annette Balcom! The Creep

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:30am
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 in the Readings Gallery as we welcome author, Annette Balcom, whose new book is fairly flying off the shelves here! Not only will you meet the author, you will meet the charming Creep who will be passing out bookmarks to the children.

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