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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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Featured Event

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 2/26/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Other Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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 2/26/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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/

Information:

• Tue 2/26/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

Information:

• Tue 2/26/19 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 2/26/19 at 6:00 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:

• 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

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 2/26/19 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.

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

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 2/27/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

• 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.

Information:

• 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.”

Information:

• 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 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