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Fairhaven

VB Reads...A Year of Atwood

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, January 14, 5:30pm

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

VB Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 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 Writes...Poetry I

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 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.

Jared Hardesty, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 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!*

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds is a concise yet comprehensive history of slavery in early New England. This exciting new book explores the importance of slavery to the colonization and settlement of New England, slavery’s relationship to the development of agriculture and industry, and the significance of slavery during the American Revolution.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 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.

VB Writes...Nonfiction & Memoir

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm

We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Read-In! - Kids Event!

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books will once again host its annual Read-In to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Read-In has been a tradition for more than a decade. Local children are invited to gather at Village Books to hear stories in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. about the civil rights movement, tolerance, and diversity. We’ll have volunteers on hand from the community for the duration to read with the kids and lead them in a craft.

VB Reads...Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, January 20, 7:00 pm

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 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 Reads...Community Conversations

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Tuesday, January 21, 5:00pm

Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey by Richard LeMieux

Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at the Salvation Army (aka Sally’s), attempts suicide, and is treated at a mental hospital where he is diagnosed with depression.

Writing on a secondhand manual typewriter, first at a picnic table in a public park, and then wherever he can, LeMieux describes his odyssey and the quirky, diverse, and endearing cast of characters found among the homeless people of Bremerton, Washington, and, by extension, everywhere else. Breakfast at Sally’s is a rare inside-look at how the other America lives, and how one man, beaten down and alone, was able to reconnect, find good people, and ultimately, with their help, to persevere.

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