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VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, July 17th, 12:00pm

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.

Evolve Reads...Life Between the Pages

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Thursday, July 25, 6:00pm

The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel by Joseph Cassara

It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies of AIDS-related complications, Angel must bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone.

As mother of the house, Angel recruits Venus, a whip-fast trans girl who dreams of finding a rich man to take care of her; Juanito, a quiet boy who loves fabrics and design; and Daniel, a butch queen who accidentally saves Venus’s life. The Xtravaganzas must learn to navigate sex work, addiction, and persistent abuse, leaning on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them. All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences. 

Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit. 

Chuckanut Writers - StoryHam: A Storytelling Workshop and Event with Stephanie Dethlefs

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 9:30am
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Do you have a story that is begging to be shared? Are you compelled to share your own true stories? In the spirit of live storytelling events like The Moth, this workshop will provide a safe space to craft your own story and a supportive audience with which to share it. Class meets two Thursday mornings, then culminates with a live showcase on Wednesday, August 14, from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe located in Village Books in Fairhaven.

2 sessions + 1 event

Camp Village Books 2019

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 1:00pm to Fri, 08/09/2019 - 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
Camp Village Books log of tree and book

Monday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 9 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. each day.

- Part of a five-session, week-long, half-day camp. Registrations must be received by Sat., Aug. 4th.

Village Books is hosting a week-long, half-day summer camp for kids ages 7-10 from Mon., Aug. 5th-Fri., Aug. 9th from 1-5pm. Join the fun each day with themed activities with hands-on projects, outdoor activities, and field trips around Fairhaven. Snack included. 

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VB Reads...General Literature

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, August 5th, 7:00pm

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

With a foreword by Bryan Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

VB Reads...Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, August 7th, 4:00pm

Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food, Save Money, and Love What You Eat by Joel Gamoran, Katie Couric (Foreword by)

Think outside of the recipe box—learn to be creative when it comes to making food. Resourcefulness is an essential part of cooking; Gamoran’s experiences in culinary schools and as a professional chef have taught him that everything in the kitchen can, and should, be used. His relaxed laid-back tone tackles a serious subject. It embraces a lifestyle that eliminates waste, helps the environment, and enables home cooks to stretch their food budgets.

Cooking Scrappy saves you money, helps to save the planet, and ups your cooking game. Joel stands for the bruised, the forgotten, and the back of the fridge. Will you stand with him?!

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, August 11, 2:00pm

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon--and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he's ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents' desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Told from the perspective of both Daniel--as he grows into a directionless young man--and Polly, Ko's novel gives us one of fiction's most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another.

VB Reads...The Armchair Historians

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, August 12th, 7:00pm

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. 

In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. 

From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

VB Reads...A Year of Kingsolver!

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, August 13, 5:30pm

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, August 14, 1:00pm

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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