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Bellingham Public Library – Central Library

210 Central Ave., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-778-7323

Website:
www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

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Upcoming Events

The Art of Adaptation: Skill Sharing with Visual Artist Ben Mann

Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures

You've identified as an artist, perhaps gotten a fancy diploma as declaration. Now what? 25 years ago, visual artist Ben Mann tossed his graduation cap high overhead, celebrating his hard earned BFA in Illustration. Every day since has been a balancing act of paint, promotion, production, repeat. Join him in an exciting hour where his personal insights and tricks of the trade are joyfully shared. "Crafting your professional path as you walk upon it can be daunting or dazzling. You get to decide which!" This free presentation is co-sponsored by Allied Arts and the Bellingham Public Library. Pre-registration is not required.

Information:

• Thu 8/17/17 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ben Mann "The Art of Adaptation" Business Art Skill Share

Art Talk

You've identified as an artist, perhaps gotten a fancy diploma as declaration. Now what? 25 years ago, Mann tossed his graduation cap high overhead, celebrating his hard earned BFA in Illustration. Everyday since has been a balancing act of paint, promotion, production, repeat. Join him in an exciting hour where his personal insights and tricks of the trade are joyfully shared. "Crafting your professional path as you walk upon it can be daunting or dazzling. You get to decide which!"

Information:

• Thu 8/17/17 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 8/18/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 8/20/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

poetrynight @ the Bellingham Public Library

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join your friends for poetrynight’s weekly poetry open-mic reading event at the Bellingham Public Library. Our featured poets this month are Larry Crist on June 1 and Shannon Laws on June 22. For more information, contact Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Mon 8/21/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Teen Game Night

Gaming, Children

Join us for pizza and games, games, games! You’ll find party games, Wii open play, traditional games and more. Pizza provided by Rudy’s Pizzeria.

Information:

• Mon 8/21/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join us as we discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. New members welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7323.

Information:

• Tue 8/22/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Builders Club

Family/Child, Children

Enjoy open and creative play! All supplies are provided: a variety of Lego and Duplo bricks, straw connectors and more. Bring your creativity!

Information:

• Tue 8/22/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 8/23/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 8/25/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Street Law/Access ID

Talks/Lectures

Law Advocates provide free legal advice and work with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card.

Information:

• Sat 8/26/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tech Boomers Open Lab

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Learn how to use websites and apps like YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Skype, Hulu, Etsy, PayPal, and more with TechBoomers. Techboomers is an education and discovery website with free tutorials specially designed for digital technology newcomers. Lessons are written in non-technical, easy to understand language and are supplemented with short videos. Bring your computer, tablet, or smart phone and follow lessons from TechBoomers on library laptops with assistance from librarians and Tech Helper volunteers. Just drop in, no signup necessary! Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Sat 8/26/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 8/27/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

poetrynight @ the Bellingham Public Library

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join your friends for poetrynight’s weekly poetry open-mic reading event at the Bellingham Public Library. Our featured poets this month are Larry Crist on June 1 and Shannon Laws on June 22. For more information, contact Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Mon 8/28/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 8/30/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Just Sew

Class/Workshop

Learn how to make the best use of textile resources by rescuing your clothing from the ragpile. Presenter Susan Witter will demonstrate what to do with a t-shirt at the September sessions. T shirts aren’t predictable any more! Bring a T shirt to experiment on; if you don't have a spare, there will be some provided. Useful tools to bring along: scissors, buttons, trim material that you like. As always, bring any other item in need of sewing repair to any session, and Susan will attempt to assist you in fixing it!

Information:

• Fri 9/1/17 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Small Looms Clinic for Weavers

Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop

Join members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild in the SkillShare Space at the Central Library, as they work on projects on their small looms. If you have a small loom or want to try out one of the demonstration looms, please join us! If you need troubleshooting for your current or next project, we would be happy to try and help.

Information:

• Sat 9/2/17 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 9/3/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Home Item Repair Workshop

Class/Workshop

Bring your broken household items to the SkillShare Space at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers. For more information about NW Free Repairs, please visit https://nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com/blog/

Information:

• Tue 9/5/17 at 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 9/6/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Healing with Homeopathy

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Homeopathy is a holistic healing modality which is once again becoming a popular choice for natural relief of symptoms. Find out what our elders knew about this method for keeping ourselves healthy. Each quarter we will explore common complaints as well as possible homeopathic solutions which may be appropriate to the situation. This quarter we will focus on tips to promote a healthy and happy wintertime season. Presenter Monique Arsenault is a certified homeopath. For more information about this program, contact Jenni Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Thu 9/7/17 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Chair Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Thu 9/7/17 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 9/8/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Gender Revolution" movie showing

Community Event

Free showing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution with Katie Couric." In spring of 2016, Couric attended the series premiere of the network’s "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, where she met Nat Geo CEO Courtney Monroe. The pair struck up a wide-ranging conversation that ultimately sowed the seeds for "Gender Revolution," a partnership of Katie Couric Media, National Geographic Studios and World of Wonder Productions. The two-hour deep-dive explores the complexities of gender in everyday life — across generations, social strata, the nation and the planet. To better understand this complex social and scientific issue, Couric crisscrossed the country, talking with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors — and, in the program’s most moving segments, families likes the Fords — to learn more about the role of genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture on gender fluidity. Panel discussion follows.

Information:

• Fri 9/8/17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Builders Club

Family/Child, Children

Enjoy open and creative play! All supplies are provided: a variety of Lego and Duplo bricks, straw connectors and more. Bring your creativity!

Information:

• Sat 9/9/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 9/10/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Anime @ Your Library

Film

Teen Anime Night is usually the second Monday of each month. Join us to watch anime and for the chance to win fantastic prizes. Pizza provided by Pizza Pipeline.

Information:

• Mon 9/11/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

poetrynight @ the Bellingham Public Library

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join your friends for poetrynight’s weekly poetry open-mic reading event at the Bellingham Public Library. Our featured poets this month are Larry Crist on June 1 and Shannon Laws on June 22. For more information, contact Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Mon 9/11/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Out & About

Meeting

A peer support group for people with disabilities, this group's mission is to combat isolation by providing social opportunities and increasing access for people with disabilities. This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month. Sponsored by the Center for Independence, please call 360-393-3890 if you are interested in attending.

Information:

• Mon 9/11/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Home Item Repair Workshop

Class/Workshop

Bring your broken household items to the SkillShare Space at the Central Library and work with skilled volunteers from NW Free Repairs to learn how to repair them. Volunteers have experience repairing common household items such as toys, small kitchen appliances, electric tools and many other items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Please note: broken items may not be dropped off to be repaired. Owners must be willing to participate in making the repairs with the assistance of the volunteers. For more information about NW Free Repairs, please visit https://nwfreerepairs.wordpress.com/blog/

Information:

• Tue 9/12/17 at 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Health Insurance Assistance

Education, Class/Workshop, Volunteer Event

An in-person trained health insurance assister from Sea Mar Community Health Center will be available to help apply for health insurance coverage and assist with any health-insurance related needs. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Tue 9/12/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Baby Time

Parents/Parenting, Family/Child, Children

Baby Time focuses on the interaction between parent and child. Bring a blanket and we will do fun rhymes, songs, bounces, movement and stories! Pre-registration is required - space is limited! To register, please visit the Children's Library or call 778-7200.

Information:

• Tue 9/12/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 9/13/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ukulele Tutoring

Class/Workshop

Learning to play ukulele, or want to? Come down to SkillShare at the Bellingham Public Library for a free tutoring session! Offered by members of the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra, this program is for students at any skill level. If you have a ukulele, bring it with you. Some extra ukuleles will be provided for those without. No registration required. For more information, please contact Jenni Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Wed 9/13/17 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Creative Crafting

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts

Bring a craft, make a craft, and learn a craft. This program is for craft lovers who would like to meet with other like-minded folk. Bring whatever craft you are currently making and we will share tips of the trade. For more information, contact Keyla at kgonzalez@cob.org or at 360-778-7205.

Information:

• Wed 9/13/17 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chair Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Thu 9/14/17 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Time for Tales

Children

Join us for engaging stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Information:

• Thu 9/14/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 9/15/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Movie Matinee

Film, Children

It's Bellingham School District's Teacher Workday! Come to the library and enjoy a fun movie matinee! Call 360-778-7200 for the exact movie title.

Information:

• Fri 9/15/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Street Law/Access ID

Talks/Lectures

Law Advocates provide free legal advice and work with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card.

Information:

• Sat 9/16/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 9/17/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Game Night

Gaming, Children

Join us for pizza and games, games, games! You’ll find party games, Wii open play, traditional games and more. Pizza provided by Rudy’s Pizzeria.

Information:

• Mon 9/18/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

poetrynight @ the Bellingham Public Library

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join your friends for poetrynight’s weekly poetry open-mic reading event at the Bellingham Public Library. Our featured poets this month are Larry Crist on June 1 and Shannon Laws on June 22. For more information, contact Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Mon 9/18/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Just Sew

Class/Workshop

Learn how to make the best use of textile resources by rescuing your clothing from the ragpile. Presenter Susan Witter will demonstrate what to do with a t-shirt at the September sessions. T shirts aren’t predictable any more! Bring a T shirt to experiment on; if you don't have a spare, there will be some provided. Useful tools to bring along: scissors, buttons, trim material that you like. As always, bring any other item in need of sewing repair to any session, and Susan will attempt to assist you in fixing it!

Information:

• Mon 9/18/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Baby Time

Parents/Parenting, Family/Child, Children

Baby Time focuses on the interaction between parent and child. Bring a blanket and we will do fun rhymes, songs, bounces, movement and stories! Pre-registration is required - space is limited! To register, please visit the Children's Library or call 778-7200.

Information:

• Tue 9/19/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 9/20/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit

Class/Workshop

Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Attend a Finding Funders session, a free class that will teach you how to use the Foundation Center Online database at the Bellingham Public Library. Class includes hands-on practice. Registration required. For more information, contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210. Foundation Directory Online is funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

Information:

• Thu 9/21/17 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Time for Tales

Children

Join us for engaging stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Information:

• Thu 9/21/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Chair Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Thu 9/21/17 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 9/22/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Toshokan

Meeting

Cosplay meet-up and dance party. Come in full or partial cosplay, talk anime and fandoms, watch videos and hang out. Snacks provided.

Information:

• Fri 9/22/17 at 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM

Street Law/Access ID

Talks/Lectures

Law Advocates provide free legal advice and work with low income individuals to gain the proper documents needed to get a state ID card.

Information:

• Sat 9/23/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetup in Bellingham

Gaming

Come join the Bellingham Knights, a free, casual chess player group for all ages and all skill levels. This is an opportunity to meet other players of all levels and play the world's oldest and most strategic game. Chess board/pieces provided, drop-in players welcome. For information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 9/24/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

poetrynight @ the Bellingham Public Library

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join your friends for poetrynight’s weekly poetry open-mic reading event at the Bellingham Public Library. Our featured poets this month are Larry Crist on June 1 and Shannon Laws on June 22. For more information, contact Katie at knbray@cob.org or 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Mon 9/25/17 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Builders Club

Family/Child, Children

Enjoy open and creative play! All supplies are provided: a variety of Lego and Duplo bricks, straw connectors and more. Bring your creativity!

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Health Insurance Assistance

Education, Class/Workshop, Volunteer Event

An in-person trained health insurance assister from Sea Mar Community Health Center will be available to help apply for health insurance coverage and assist with any health-insurance related needs. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Baby Time

Parents/Parenting, Family/Child, Children

Baby Time focuses on the interaction between parent and child. Bring a blanket and we will do fun rhymes, songs, bounces, movement and stories! Pre-registration is required - space is limited! To register, please visit the Children's Library or call 778-7200.

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join us as we discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. New members welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7323.

Information:

• Tue 9/26/17 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, weekly, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. We can coach you on: Windows basics, Internet and browser skills, using a tablet or eReader, setting up and using email, Internet searching and safety, setting up social media accounts, and downloading or streaming free library digital material to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. The library has eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to download or stream. Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

Information:

• Wed 9/27/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time for Tales

Children

Join us for engaging stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Information:

• Thu 9/28/17 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Chair Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Chair Tai Chi uses all of the concepts and flowing choreographed movements of standing Tai Chi except it is performed in a seated position. Chair Tai Chi is a good mind body exercise for people of all ages. It is often called “Meditation in Motion” because it connects the mind and the body to achieve health and well-being. Chair Chi, as it is often called, is an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. For some, these concerns arise after a fall and worry that it might happen again. For others, arthritis or other physical issues prevent standing and moving for lengths of time. Chair Chi is perfect for people who live in small places but want to do a daily exercise. In this session, the presenter will teach the participants a set of movements that can be done at home. Take-home materials will be provided. For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Thu 9/28/17 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coloring for Grownups

Folk Art/Crafts

Coloring a picture is a fun and relaxing activity, and it's not just for kids! Drop in and color a page or two and revisit or discover this beloved blast from the past. Coloring pages and crayons provided! For more information, contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 9/29/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

Help the Friends of the Library raise money for the library, to encourage literacy and to support a variety of programs for all ages. Contact the Friends at 360-778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Wed 9/27/17 - Fri 9/29/17 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

Help the Friends of the Library raise money for the library, to encourage literacy and to support a variety of programs for all ages. Contact the Friends at 360-778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Sat 9/30/17 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Autumn Book Sale begins on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and runs through Saturday, September 30, 2017. As usual there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Most items are only $1! Tables are re-stocked continually. The hours are: Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28: 10am - 6pm, most items $1.00 Friday, September 29: 10am - 6pm, half-price sale day Saturday, September 30: 10am - 1pm: $4 per bag sale The sale is held downstairs in the Central Library at 210 Central Avenue. All proceeds benefit the library.

Information:

• Wed 9/27/17 - Sat 9/30/17 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tech Boomers Open Lab

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Learn how to use websites and apps like YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Skype, Hulu, Etsy, PayPal, and more with TechBoomers. Techboomers is an education and discovery website with free tutorials specially designed for digital technology newcomers. Lessons are written in non-technical, easy to understand language and are supplemented with short videos. Bring your computer, tablet, or smart phone and follow lessons from TechBoomers on library laptops with assistance from librarians and Tech Helper volunteers. Just drop in, no signup necessary! Contact Deborah at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210 for more information.

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• Sat 9/30/17 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustee meeting

Other

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustee meeting: note that this is a Wednesday meeting (rescheduled from our regular Tuesday meeting).

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• Tue 11/21/17 at - 3:30 PM