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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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Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 1/22/19 - Wed 1/23/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 1/22/19 - Wed 1/23/19 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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 1/23/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

Large selection for all ages! Used books, DVDs, CDs and more, most items $1.00! Tables are continuously restocked. All proceeds benefit the library. PLEASE NOTE: THE SALE ENDS AT 1:00 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY. For more information, call 360-778-7250 or email friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Wed 1/23/19 - Fri 1/25/19 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 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

Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

Large selection for all ages! Used books, DVDs, CDs and more, most items $1.00! Tables are continuously restocked. All proceeds benefit the library. PLEASE NOTE: THE SALE ENDS AT 1:00 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY. For more information, call 360-778-7250 or email friendslibrary3@gmail.com.

Information:

• Sat 1/26/19 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 1/28/19 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 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 1/28/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 1/29/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Whatcom READS Presents: Wildfire and Resilience

Talks/Lectures

Whatcom READS presents Leslie Wharton, a local Bellingham author and poet, who shares her personal experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life? Feel safe? Find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea. For more information, please visit www.whatcomreads.org or contact Katie at 360-778-7230.

Information:

• Tue 1/29/19 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Artist Workshop

Painting

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil paints. Talk with the artist while he works, and learn about a variety of painting techniques. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in.

Information:

• Tue 1/29/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 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

Whatcom READS: Wildfire and Resilience

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Local Bellingham author and poet, Leslie Wharton, shares her experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life, feel safe and find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea.

Information:

• Tue 1/29/19 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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 1/30/19 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 2/2/19 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 2/2/19 at 1:00 AM - 4:00 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 2/4/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Escape the Flames: a Big Burn Themed Escape Room

Community Event, Gaming

Like the residents of Wallace, Idaho during the 1910 fires, your aim is to get a ticket to ride on the last train out of town. This escape room will provide participants with the chance to solve multiple Big Burn themed puzzles in order to locate a train ticket to “escape” the room. People will be allotted up to 30 minutes to find the ticket. Groups will have up to 10 people and there may be people you don’t know in your group. Successful groups will work together in order to solve the puzzles. Start times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. on either Monday, February 4th or Monday, February 11th. While this is primarily designed for adults, the puzzles are family appropriate with adult assistance. Up for the challenge? Call the Help Desk at 360- 778-7323 to reserve a space for this Whatcom READS event.

Information:

• Mon 2/4/19 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 2/4/19 at 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschool Storytime

Nature

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

Information:

• Mon 2/4/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 2/5/19 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 2/5/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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 2/5/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 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 2/5/19 at 5:00 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 2/5/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/4/19 - Wed 2/6/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 2/4/19 - Wed 2/6/19 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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 2/6/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 2/7/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 2/7/19 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

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:

• Sat 2/9/19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Raptors Around the World 2019

Talks/Lectures

International Raptor expert and author Sergio Seipke showcases some of the most exquisite raptor photos taken over five years on six continents. Hosted by the Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Land Trust, Falcon Research Group and North Cascades Audubon Society, this presentation is free to the public and there is no registration required.

Information:

• Sun 2/10/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 2/11/19 at 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Anime @ Your Library

Film, Meeting

Anime Night is the second Monday of each month. Join us to watch anime, eat pizza and for the chance to win fantastic prizes.

Information:

• Mon 2/11/19 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Escape the Flames: a Big Burn Themed Escape Room

Community Event, Gaming

Like the residents of Wallace, Idaho during the 1910 fires, your aim is to get a ticket to ride on the last train out of town. This escape room will provide participants with the chance to solve multiple Big Burn themed puzzles in order to locate a train ticket to “escape” the room. People will be allotted up to 30 minutes to find the ticket. Groups will have up to 10 people and there may be people you don’t know in your group. Successful groups will work together in order to solve the puzzles. Start times are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. on either Monday, February 4th or Monday, February 11th. While this is primarily designed for adults, the puzzles are family appropriate with adult assistance. Up for the challenge? Call the Help Desk at 360- 778-7323 to reserve a space for this Whatcom READS event.

Information:

• Mon 2/11/19 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/11/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 2/11/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 2/11/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Preschool Storytime

Nature

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

Information:

• Mon 2/11/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 is sponsored by the Center for Independence. Please call 360-393-3890 if you are interested in attending.

Information:

• Mon 2/11/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:45 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 2/12/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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 2/12/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/12/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 2/12/19 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 2/12/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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 2/12/19 at 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/13/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 2/13/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

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 2/13/19 at 3:00 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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 2/13/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 2/14/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 2/14/19 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 2/16/19 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 2/16/19 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 2/19/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/19/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Tue 2/19/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

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 2/19/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 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 2/19/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Artist Workshop

Painting

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil paints. Talk with the artist while he works, and learn about a variety of painting techniques. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in.

Information:

• Tue 2/19/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Information:

• Tue 2/19/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 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 2/19/19 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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 2/20/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/20/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Wed 2/20/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 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 2/21/19 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 2/21/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 2/21/19 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Preschool Storytime

Nature

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

Information:

• Mon 2/25/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 PM

Teen Game Night

Meeting

Open play games: SSB Brawl, Just Dance, board games and more. Pizza and soda. Ages 12 to 23.

Information:

• Mon 2/25/19 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 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 2/25/19 at 1:15 PM - 2:15 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 2/25/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/25/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 2/25/19 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.

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• Tue 2/26/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 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.

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• Tue 2/26/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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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• Tue 2/26/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 2/26/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month. New members are very welcome! For more information, contact Suzanne at 360-778-7236.

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• Tue 2/26/19 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Screening: Bleeding Edge

Film, Community Event

The Bleeding Edge is a documentary film consisting of personal stories of people affected by medical technology gone wrong. The film gives voice to injured victims as well as the need to challenge complex legal loopholes that allow corporate malpractice to go unpunished. (USA/2018/99min). This is a free event, and is co-sponsored by the Bellingham Public Library. For more information about the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, please visit https://bhrff.webs.com/

Information:

• Tue 2/26/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Artist Workshop

Painting

In this low key painting workshop, watch artist Neal Cronic paint with acrylics and oil paints. Talk with the artist while he works, and learn about a variety of painting techniques. Interested in following along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring painting materials of your own and join in.

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• Tue 2/26/19 at 6:00 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.

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• Tue 2/26/19 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, one-on-one coaching session with a Librarian or Volunteer Tech Helper. Sessions offered each week. 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.

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• Wed 2/27/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little Storytime

For the Family, Children

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 2/27/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 2/27/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Screening: White Right

Film, Community Event

In this Emmy award-winning documentary, Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face. During the now-infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, she seeks to understand the personal and political motivations behind the resurgence of far-right extremism in the U.S. (USA/2017/55min). This film screening is free to attend and is co-sponsored by the Bellingham Public Library. For more information about the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, please visit https://bhrff.webs.com/

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• Thu 2/28/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

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• Thu 2/28/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

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• Thu 2/28/19 at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM11:00 AM11:30 AM

Whatcom READS: Triple Nickel

Talks/Lectures

An event in conjunction with Whatcom READS: "The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan. This first all-black paratrooper unit’s mission and service involving Washington state made quiet history and is all but forgotten. In a surprising and insightful presentation, Robert L. “Bob” Bartlett tells the tale of the “555,” paratroopers who, despite being prevented from realizing some of the same privileges and rights granted white soldiers at home, served with distinction when cross-trained to become “smokejumpers.” Members of the 555 jumped on some 36 forest fires as first responders, including the 1945 Mt. Baker fire. In the process of helping to save our forest, they gained military fame as the first all-black “Airborne Infantry Firefighters.”

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• Sat 3/2/19 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Information:

• Tue 3/19/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 4/16/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 5/21/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 6/18/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 7/16/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 8/20/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 9/17/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 10/15/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 11/19/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
• Tue 12/17/19 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM