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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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Chair Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Meeting, Class/Workshop, Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

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:

• Tue 12/18/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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. 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 12/18/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz. This meeting will occur on the 3rd Tuesday due to the holiday closure on the 4th Tuesday. New members are very welcome. For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

Information:

• Tue 12/18/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in Winter Crafts

Children's Arts/Crafts

Drop by the library and create an array of fun winter crafts! All craft supplies will be provided.

Information:

• Tue 12/18/18 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 12/19/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Winter Movie Matinee

Film, Children

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

Information:

• Wed 12/19/18 - Fri 12/21/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 12/26/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 12/26/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

28th Annual Note of Thanks

Children, For the Family

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:

• Thu 12/27/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Winter Movie Matinee

Film, Children

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

Information:

• Fri 12/28/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 12/31/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Small Looms Clinic for Weavers

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. Some weavers will be demonstrating their craft, while others will welcome you trying it out yourself.

Information:

• Sat 1/5/19 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Intermediate English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/7/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Intermediate English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/7/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Shibashi Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required.

Information:

• Tue 1/8/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Intermediate English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/14/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Intermediate English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/14/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Shibashi Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required.

Information:

• Tue 1/15/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, General, For the Family

The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Winter Book Sale begins on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and runs through Saturday, January 26, 2019. 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. The hours are: Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24: 10am - 6pm, most items $1.00. Friday, January 25: 10am - 6pm, half-price sale day. Saturday, January 26: 10am - 1pm: $4 per bag sale. The sale is held downstairs in the Central Library at 210 Central Avenue. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information contact: friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Wed 1/23/19 - Sat 1/26/19 at

Intermediate English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

Intermediate English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who want to practice speaking English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. The class will focus on reading, writing and speaking about everyday activities, American Culture, and current events. The class takes place in an open setting. The program is for intermediate levels. Contact Gloria Garcia at sgc@whatcomliteracy.org or 360-752-8679 for more information.

Information:

• Mon 1/28/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Shibashi Tai Chi

Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop

Shibashi is one of the most popular qigong sets in the world and can be performed seated or standing. This session will lead the participants through 18 movements that are gentle and peaceful. With a focus on breathing, the movements may reduce stress; improve concentration, calm emotions, increase energy and overall flexibility leading to better health and wellbeing. No registration required.

Information:

• Tue 1/29/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM