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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

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 4/22/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Mon 4/22/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Tue 4/23/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 4/23/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Wed 4/24/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 4/24/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 4/29/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 4/29/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Tue 4/30/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Tue 4/30/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 5/1/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM
• Wed 5/1/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 5/6/19 - Wed 5/8/19 at 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
• Mon 5/6/19 - Wed 5/8/19 at 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM10:35 AM11:05 AM

Other Upcoming Events

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 4/18/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 4/18/19 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 4/19/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 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 4/20/19 at 1:00 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 4/22/19 at 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening, Class/Workshop

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

Information:

• Mon 4/22/19 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Mon 4/22/19 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 Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelson. 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 4/23/19 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 4/23/19 at 6:00 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 4/23/19 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.

Information:

• Tue 4/23/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tech Basics Coaching

Computers/Technology, Class/Workshop

Need help with basic computer, tablet, Internet, streaming, and downloading skills? Sign up for a free, 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 4/24/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 4/24/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

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 4/25/19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 4/25/19 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 4/25/19 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 4/26/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 AM

Community Conversations

Meeting, Community Event

What do you care about? Libraries can help. Join us to talk about your aspirations for our community and how we can work together to strengthen it. We are hosting meetings this spring as part of planning for the library’s future. Each 90-minute group “Community Conversation” is a chance for us to better understand people’s hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference. Our goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help, as part of our strategic plan. Please join us for a conversation -- this is a rewarding way to meet other community members and contribute your ideas. More details about the project at bellinghampubliclibrary.org. For questions about these meetings, contact Janice Keller, 360-778-7206 or jkeller@cob.org.

Information:

• Sat 4/27/19 at 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening, Class/Workshop

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

Information:

• Mon 4/29/19 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Mon 4/29/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 4/29/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 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 4/30/19 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 4/30/19 at 2:00 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 4/30/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Community Conversations

Meeting, Community Event

What do you care about? Libraries can help. Join us to talk about your aspirations for our community and how we can work together to strengthen it. We are hosting meetings this spring as part of planning for the library’s future. Each 90-minute group “Community Conversation” is a chance for us to better understand people’s hopes for their community, the concerns they have, and what they believe might make a difference. Our goal is to gather public knowledge, then determine where the library can help, as part of our strategic plan. Please join us for a conversation -- this is a rewarding way to meet other community members and contribute your ideas. More details about the project at bellinghampubliclibrary.org. For questions about these meetings, contact Janice Keller, 360-778-7206 or jkeller@cob.org.

Information:

• Tue 4/30/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:45 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:

• Wed 5/1/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 5/2/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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:

• Thu 5/2/19 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 5/2/19 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 5/3/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

Birchwood Garden Club's 27th Annual Plant Sale

Gardening

Birchwood Garden Club's 27th Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM until noon at the downtown Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue, lower level. We will have a wide variety of shrubs, trees, roses, perennials, annuals, veggie starts, pots, books and and choice selection from our member's gardens. Proceeds from the sale benefit numerous community organizations including the Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Public Library gardens along with donations of gardening literature for both adults and children at the library. Please come early for best selection.

Information:

• Sat 5/4/19 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Small Looms Clinic for Weavers

Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop

Join members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild in the SkillShare Space at the Central Library, as they work on projects on their small looms. If you have a small loom or want to try out one of the demonstration looms, please join us! If you need troubleshooting for your current or next project, we would be happy to try and help.

Information:

• Sat 5/4/19 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening, Class/Workshop

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

Information:

• Mon 5/6/19 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

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

Bring your preschoolers for a morning of stories, music, and songs, followed by a fun craft! This program promotes early literacy skills that will help them be successful in Kindergarten and beyond. (Ages 2-6)

Information:

• Mon 5/6/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM3:00 PM3:45 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 5/7/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 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 5/7/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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 5/7/19 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 5/7/19 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 5/7/19 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, 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 5/8/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 5/8/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 PM

Time for Tales

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 5/9/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:45 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:

• Thu 5/9/19 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Preschool Storytime

Children, For the Family

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

Information:

• Thu 5/9/19 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 5/10/19 at 10:05 AM - 11:05 AM11:20 AM12:20 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:

• Sat 5/11/19 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 5/13/19 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 5/13/19 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.

Information:

• Mon 5/13/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening, Class/Workshop

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

Information:

• Mon 5/13/19 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 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 5/14/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 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 5/14/19 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 5/14/19 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 5/14/19 at 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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 5/16/19 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 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:

• Thu 5/16/19 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 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 5/18/19 at 1:00 PM - 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 5/20/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Game Night

Social Event

Join us for a night of games and snacks.

Information:

• Mon 5/20/19 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Diagnostic Plant Clinic

Gardening, Class/Workshop

Have gardening, plant or insect problems? Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide free diagnosis and advice to your gardening related questions.

Information:

• Mon 5/20/19 at 4:30 PM - 7:00 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 5/21/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Artist Workshop

Class/Workshop

In this low key painting workshop, you can paint with artist Neal Cronic, or visit and watch him paint. Enjoy discussing a variety of painting ideas and techniques. Interested in painting along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring water based painting materials of your own and join in. Materials can be provided to those without by the artist when available.

Information:

• Tue 5/21/19 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Information:

• Tue 5/21/19 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 5/21/19 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, 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 5/22/19 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:

• Thu 5/23/19 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Friends of the Library Ski to Sea Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

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

Information:

• Wed 5/22/19 - Fri 5/24/19 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friends of the Library Ski to Sea Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

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

Information:

• Sat 5/25/19 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Ski to Sea Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library are having their Ski to Sea Book Sale. It begins on Wednesday, May 22 and runs through Saturday, May 25. As usual, there is a large selection of books and media for all ages. Tables are re-stocked continually. The hours are: Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23: 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday, May 24: 10:00am - 6:00pm – Half Price Sale. The $4 for a bag sale will be Saturday, May 25: 10:00am - 1:00pm. 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 5/22/19 - Sat 5/25/19 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bellingham Reads Book Discussion Group

Meeting

Join the library sponsored book discussion group for adults to talk about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. 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 5/28/19 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Artist Workshop

Class/Workshop

In this low key painting workshop, you can paint with artist Neal Cronic, or visit and watch him paint. Enjoy discussing a variety of painting ideas and techniques. Interested in painting along with Neal as he paints? Feel free to bring water based painting materials of your own and join in. Materials can be provided to those without by the artist when available.

Information:

• Tue 5/28/19 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 5/28/19 at 2:00 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 5/28/19 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:

• Thu 5/30/19 at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Information:

• 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