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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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Teen Game Night

Gaming, Meeting

Join us for pizza and games, games, games! You’ll find party games, Wii open play, traditional games and more.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 10/15/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

Experience Brain Fitness

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 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 increase access for people with disabilities. This group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Lecture Room at the Central Library and is sponsored by the Center for Independence. Please call 360-393-3890 if you are interested in attending.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 10/15/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books), Family/Child

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 10/16/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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 10/16/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 10/16/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 10/16/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 10/16/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Wed 10/17/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 10/17/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 10/17/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books), Family/Child

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 10/18/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 10/18/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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 10/20/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 10/20/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 10/22/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

Preschool Storytime

Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books), Family/Child

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft.

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 PM

Landlord Mitigation Program - The Right Choice; The Right Solution

Class/Workshop

Throughout Washington, a new Landlord Mitigation Program went into effect on June 7th, 2018. Property owners who lease to tenants that have rental assistance can now seek reimbursement up to $6,000, and for up to fourteen-days of rent loss, per subsidized tenant. Nicholas Yuva, Landlord Mitigation Administrator for the State of Washington, will arm landlords with the knowledge, tools and resources to easily and efficiently submit claims for reimbursement. Representatives from the Bellingham Housing Authority and Opportunity Council will also provide information about local rental assistance programs that may make a landlord eligible for reimbursement through this new Program. This program is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Public Library. For more information, contact Nicholas Yuva at Nicholas.Yuva@Commerce.WA.gov

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 10/22/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Experience Brain Fitness

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome.

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Landlord Mitigation Program – The Right Choice. The Right Solution.

Community Event, Education, Seminar

Throughout Washington a new Landlord Mitigation Program went into effect on June 7th, 2018. Property owners who lease to tenants that have rental assistance can now seek reimbursement up to $6,000, and for up to fourteen-days of rent loss, per subsidized tenant. Nicholas Yuva, Landlord Mitigation Administrator for the State of Washington, will arm landlords with the knowledge, tools and resources to easily and efficiently submit claims for reimbursement. Representatives from the Bellingham Housing Authority and Opportunity Council will also provide information about local rental assistance programs that may make a landlord eligible for reimbursement through this new program. Location: Meeting Room.

Information:

• Mon 10/22/18 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

General

Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees - moved from the usual third Tuesday to the fourth Tuesday for October only.

Information:

• Tue 10/23/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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 10/23/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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 10/23/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 10/23/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

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 10/23/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 10/23/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Wed 10/24/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 10/24/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 10/24/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books), Family/Child

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 10/25/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 10/25/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child (Books), Family/Child

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and a simple craft.

Information:

• Mon 10/29/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 10/29/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Mon 10/29/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 10/29/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 10/30/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 10/30/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 10/30/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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 10/30/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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 10/31/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Wed 10/31/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 10/31/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 11/1/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 11/1/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Children, Family/Child, Parents/Parenting

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Information:

• Fri 11/2/18 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 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 11/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 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 11/3/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Mon 11/5/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 11/5/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Experience Brain Fitness

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome.

Information:

• Mon 11/5/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 11/5/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Preschool Storytime

Nature

Storytime includes stories, music, science activities, and lots of hands-on fun!

Information:

• Mon 11/5/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 11/6/18 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. 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 11/6/18 at 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Builders Club

Children, For the Family

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 11/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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 11/6/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 11/6/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 11/6/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Wed 11/7/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Wed 11/7/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

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 11/7/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Financial Beginnings: Grades 3 - 5

Children, For the Family, Class/Workshop

Through a variety of hands-on activities and games, kids will learn how to create a budget, use banks and credit unions (making deposits and withdrawals), and how credit and interest work. Kids will also be able to distinguish between the roles of producers and consumers and understand supply vs. demand. Pre-registration is required - space is limited.* Note:Registration is for all three sessions: July 12, 19, and 26. Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children's Library to register.

Information:

• Wed 11/7/18 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Financial Beginnings: Grades 6 - 8

Children, For the Family, Class/Workshop

Through a variety of hands-on activities, kids will learn about real world economic scenarios and kids will be able to frame their personal financial decisions within the broader context of the local and global economies. The second class will focus on banking, its services and how to use financial institutions to manage your money. Pre-registration is required - space is limited.* Note: Registration is for both sessions: July 19 and 26. Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children's Library to register.

Information:

• Wed 11/7/18 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Children, Family/Child, Parents/Parenting

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Information:

• Wed 11/7/18 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 11/8/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Finding Funders for Your Nonprofit

Class/Workshop

Learn how to use the new Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to find grant money for your nonprofit in this free class. The FDO is a searchable collection of profiles of 140,000 grantmakers and foundations. You can create searches to find grantmakers who care about the services your nonprofit provides and the populations you serve. Class includes hands-on practice. Register by emailing or calling Deborah Brewer at dbrewer@cob.org or 360-778-7210. The Foundation Directory Online is funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

Information:

• Thu 11/8/18 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 11/8/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Children, Family/Child, Parents/Parenting

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Information:

• Fri 11/9/18 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 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 11/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 11/13/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 11/13/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 11/13/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Fair Housing Refresher for Landlords and Property Managers

Class/Workshop

The City of Bellingham is providing a workshop to review Federal Fair Housing laws, as well as the City's tenant protections ordinance. This session will be geared toward landlords, property owners, and property managers. If you were not able to attend the Fair Housing workshop in April and/or the tenant protections ordinance information session offered at City Hall in June, this is your change to get a refresher. We will focus on disability, reasonable accommodations, service animals vs. pets, and source of income discrimination.

Information:

• Tue 11/13/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fair Housing Refresher for Tenants

Class/Workshop

The City of Bellingham is providing a workshop to review Federal Fair Housing laws, as well as the City's tenant protections ordinance. This session will be geared toward renters/tenants. We will give a broad overview of Fair Housing Law, with special focus on disability, reasonable accommodations, service animals, and source of income discrimination.

Information:

• Tue 11/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 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 11/13/18 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 11/14/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Financial Beginnings: Grades 3 - 5

Children, For the Family, Class/Workshop

Through a variety of hands-on activities and games, kids will learn how to create a budget, use banks and credit unions (making deposits and withdrawals), and how credit and interest work. Kids will also be able to distinguish between the roles of producers and consumers and understand supply vs. demand. Pre-registration is required - space is limited.* Note:Registration is for all three sessions: July 12, 19, and 26. Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children's Library to register.

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• Wed 11/14/18 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Children, Family/Child, Parents/Parenting

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

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• Wed 11/14/18 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

Financial Beginnings: Grades 6 - 8

Children, For the Family, Class/Workshop

Through a variety of hands-on activities, kids will learn about real world economic scenarios and kids will be able to frame their personal financial decisions within the broader context of the local and global economies. The second class will focus on banking, its services and how to use financial institutions to manage your money. Pre-registration is required - space is limited.* Note: Registration is for both sessions: July 19 and 26. Call 360-778-7200 or visit the Children's Library to register.

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• Wed 11/14/18 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

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• Wed 11/14/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 11/14/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

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• Thu 11/15/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 11/15/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Children, Family/Child, Parents/Parenting

This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children who are NOT enrolled in a preschool program and the adults who take care of them. Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Information:

• Fri 11/16/18 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 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.

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• Sat 11/17/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

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• Mon 11/19/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 11/19/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 increase access for people with disabilities. This group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Lecture Room at the Central Library and is sponsored by the Center for Independence. Please call 360-393-3890 if you are interested in attending.

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• Mon 11/19/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Experience Brain Fitness

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome.

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• Mon 11/19/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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 11/20/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Experience Brain Fitness

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Keeping your brain fit by learning new skills, exercising your memories and challenging your brain to adapt and change can help delay or prevent the onset of memory challenges. No matter what your age, you can change and strengthen your brain! Come and get your brain loose and limber with fun brain training games and exercises led by Certified Brain Fitness Trainer Dawn Anderson. Adults of all ages welcome.

Information:

• Mon 11/26/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

English Conversation Class

Class/Workshop

English Conversation Class is offered by the Whatcom Literacy Council for people who are learning English. It is facilitated by a trained volunteer who will lead the class. English Conversation Class will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English 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 11/26/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Mon 11/26/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 11/26/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft.

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• Mon 11/26/18 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. If the library is closed due to a holiday, then the group meets on the 3rd Tuesday. New members are very welcome! For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

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• Tue 11/27/18 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Tue 11/27/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 11/27/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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

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• Tue 11/27/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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 11/27/18 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Little Storytime

Children, For the Family, Family/Child (Books)

Simple stories, songs, finger and lap play and creative movement. Lots of fun. Please choose the one session per week that works best for your family.

Information:

• Wed 11/28/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 11/28/18 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 11/28/18 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 11/28/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

Stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and a simple craft.

Information:

• Thu 11/29/18 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

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 12/1/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 12/15/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM