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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

Music in the Library featuring the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra

Special Event, Holiday Music

Each year the Bellingham Public Library hosts local music groups and solo musicians during the month of December, as part of our Music in the Library series. This evening's concert will feature the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra, who will be performing a variety of holiday music for all to enjoy. For more information about the Music in the Library series, please contact Jenni at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217.

Information:

• Fri 12/15/17 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 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:

• Sat 12/16/17 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 12/16/17 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 12/17/17 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 12/18/17 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 12/18/17 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Regular meetings of the Library Board of Trustees for the Bellingham Public Library are typically held the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room at the Central Library. Occasionally the location changes and/or special meetings are scheduled. Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public. For more information and meeting materials, visit the Bellingham Public Library website at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org

Information:

• Tue 12/19/17 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Talks/Lectures

Join us as we discuss Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chroncle! This group is open to all and new members are very welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

Information:

• Tue 12/19/17 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 12/19/17 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 12/19/17 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Winter Movie Matinee

Film, Children, Family/Child

It's Winter Break! Come down to the Central Library and watch a movie! Call 778-7200 for movie titles.

Information:

• Tue 12/19/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in Winter Crafts

Children's Arts/Crafts

Drop by the library and create an array of fun winter crafts and enjoy a cup of warm apple cider! All craft supplies will be provided.

Information:

• Wed 12/20/17 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 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 12/20/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

• Thu 12/21/17 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 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 an excellent exercise for people who may have concerns about balance and want to improve their stability. 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 12/21/17 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Winter Movie Matinee

Film, Children, Family/Child

It's Winter Break! Come down to the Central Library and watch a movie! Call 778-7200 for movie titles.

Information:

• Thu 12/21/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

27th Annual Note of Thanks

Children, For the Family, Children's Arts/Crafts

Come join us for our annual tradition of giving thanks and make your own fun and creative thank you notes. All materials will be provided.

Information:

• Wed 12/27/17 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 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 12/27/17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

• Thu 12/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Winter Movie Matinee

Children, Film

It's Winter Break! Come down to the Central Library and watch a movie! Call 778-7200 for movie titles.

Information:

• Fri 12/29/17 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. 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 1/2/18 at 5:00 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 1/2/18 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 1/3/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

• Thu 1/4/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 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 1/4/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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 1/6/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 1/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetups

Gaming, For the Family, Meeting

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 more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 1/7/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 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 1/8/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop, Meeting

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning to speak English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking in a casual and comfortable setting. The program is open to all levels and no registration is required. Contact Jenni Johnson at jjohnson@cob.org or 360-778-7217 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/8/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 1/8/18 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 1/8/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Baby Time

Children, For the Family

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 1/9/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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. 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 1/9/18 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 1/9/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 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 1/10/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

• Thu 1/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Artist Demo

Art Talk, Painting, Class/Workshop

Learn about creating a background using a wash technique, making clouds and then move on to the foreground. When constructing the foreground, artist Neal Cronic will cover depth of field, color choices, subject matter and placement. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring a small canvas, brushes and pthalo blue, white, and Prussian blue paints and join in!

Information:

• Thu 1/11/18 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Time for Tales

Children

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

Information:

• Thu 1/11/18 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 1/11/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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 1/11/18 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 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:

• Sat 1/13/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 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:

• Sat 1/13/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetups

Gaming, For the Family, Meeting

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 more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 1/14/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Regular meetings of the Library Board of Trustees for the Bellingham Public Library are typically held the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room at the Central Library. Occasionally the location changes and/or special meetings are scheduled. Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public. For more information and meeting materials, visit the Bellingham Public Library website at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Information:

• Tue 1/16/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Baby Time

Children, For the Family

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 1/16/18 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 1/17/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Orientation for Library Tech Helper Volunteers

Volunteer Event, Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Interested in sharing your tech skills at the library in rewarding one-on-one tech coaching sessions? Attend this Orientation session to find out more about volunteering as a Tech Helper! Librarians and Volunteer Tech Helpers coach patrons on basic tech skills in half hour sessions several times per month. We ask for a three-month commitment, and volunteer time from 2-8 hours a month. Volunteer Tech Helpers are essential in offering this rewarding community service! For more information, attend our orientations, visit our website at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org/volunteer, or call or email Deborah at 360-778-7210, dbrewer@cob.org

Information:

• Thu 1/18/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 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 1/18/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Time for Tales

Children

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

Information:

• Thu 1/18/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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 1/19/18 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 1/20/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetups

Gaming, For the Family, Meeting

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 more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 1/21/18 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 1/22/18 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 1/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Those whose primary language is not English are invited to this weekly informal class to practice English conversation.

Information:

• Mon 1/22/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Baby Time

Children, For the Family

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 1/23/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join us as we discuss Steven Hamilton's The Lock Artist! This group is open to all and new members are very welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

Information:

• Tue 1/23/18 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 1/24/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artist Demo

Art Talk, Painting, Class/Workshop

Learn about creating a background using a wash technique, making clouds and then move on to the foreground. When constructing the foreground, artist Neal Cronic will cover depth of field, color choices, subject matter and placement. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring a small canvas, brushes and pthalo blue, white, and Prussian blue paints and join in!

Information:

• Thu 1/25/18 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 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 1/25/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Time for Tales

Children

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

Information:

• Thu 1/25/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Friends of the Library January Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

Used books, DVDs, CDs and more - large selection for all ages and most items $1! Tables are continuously restocked each day of the sale. For information, contact the Friends at 360-778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Wed 1/24/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale begins on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018. As usual there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Most items are only $1.00! Tables are re-stocked continually. Wed.-Thu. Most items $1. Fri. half-price sale. Sat. $4 bag sale. Held downstairs. All proceeds benefit the library. The hours are: Wednesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 25: 10am - 6pm, most items $1.00 Friday, January 26: 10am - 6pm, half-price sale day Saturday, January 27: 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 1/24/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
• Sat 1/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friends of the Library January Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

Used books, DVDs, CDs and more - large selection for all ages and most items $1! Tables are continuously restocked each day of the sale. For information, contact the Friends at 360-778-7250 or friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Sat 1/27/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday Chess Meetups

Gaming, For the Family, Meeting

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 more information and free registration, visit www.meetup.com/BellinghamChess.

Information:

• Sun 1/28/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Those whose primary language is not English are invited to this weekly informal class to practice English conversation.

Information:

• Mon 1/29/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 1/29/18 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Journey to the Source of the Ganges River

Talks/Lectures

A free slide show presentation of a journey from the plains of India to the Himalayas - to the Gangotri Glacier from which the Ganges River originates. The presentation will be based on the book Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey by local author Debu Majumdar, who will be presenting. The path will cover New and Old Delhi, Dehra Dun, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, and Gaumukh.

Information:

• Tue 1/30/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baby Time

Children, For the Family

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 1/30/18 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 1/31/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM