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Featured Event

Special Exhibit: The Global Book

Talks/Lectures

How do physical attributes in books reveal cross-cultural influences? Have the same creative impulses emerged in places hundreds of years and thousands of miles apart? Can juxtaposing one book with another tell us something about each that we cannot get by looking at just one? A new exhibition hosted by Western Libraries Heritage Resources raises these questions and invites viewers to consider books as one point of departure for exploring our shared global heritage. Among the materials on display are examples of manuscript illumination from medieval Europe and the Middle East; a selection of illustrated bindings produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States; a Quranic writing board; a Roman wax tablet; two Buddhist sutras; an original palm leaf manuscript; and several highlights from Western Libraries’ prominent Mongolian Studies collection.

Information:

• Mon 6/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 6/19/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 6/20/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 6/21/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 6/22/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 6/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 6/26/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 6/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 6/28/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 6/29/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 7/2/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/3/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 7/4/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/5/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 7/6/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 7/9/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/10/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 7/11/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/12/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 7/13/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 7/16/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/17/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 7/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/19/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 7/20/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 7/23/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/24/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 7/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 7/26/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 7/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 7/30/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 7/31/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 8/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 8/2/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 8/3/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 8/6/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 8/7/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 8/8/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 8/9/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 8/10/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 8/13/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 8/14/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 8/15/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 8/16/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 8/17/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 8/20/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 8/21/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 8/22/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 8/23/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 8/24/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 8/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 8/28/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 8/29/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 8/30/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 8/31/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Dr. David J. Trimbach presents "Place Matters: Understanding Sense of Place for Communities, Policy, and Planning"

Talks/Lectures

“Sense of place” refers to identification, attachment, belonging, and meaning associated with place. It allows us to assess shared understandings, and predict perceptions and behaviors. As such, sense of place offers a creative language and approach to unravel an individual’s relationship with their environment. Using examples from his own research and experiences, 2018 James W. Scott Research Fellow Dr. David J. Trimbach will discuss sense of place and how it relates to communities, policy, and planning.

Information:

• Thu 6/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Art Lingren to present "A Fly Fisher's Passions"

Talks/Lectures, Fishing

Fly fishing enthusiast and historian Art Lingren will share photographs and stories about his passion for fly fishing activities, including his antique tackle collection, fly tying, fly fishing art, fly fishing books and the lovely fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren has fly fished in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and throughout his home province of British Columbia, and is the recipient of multiple awards from the Pacific Northwest’s fly fishing community.

Information:

• Wed 7/11/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Global Connections: Bellingham

Children, Class/Workshop, Community Event, Education

Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in engaging week-long summer enrichment programs designed to: Combine academic and physical skill development. Create an environment for successful learning. Showcase and use real college facilities. Explore academic topics through hands-on enrichment. Develop leadership skills through recreational activities. Form new friendships with local and international students.

Information:

• Mon 7/23/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Tue 7/24/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Wed 7/25/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Thu 7/26/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Fri 7/27/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Mon 7/30/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Tue 7/31/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Wed 8/1/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Thu 8/2/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Fri 8/3/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Mon 8/6/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Tue 8/7/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Wed 8/8/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Thu 8/9/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
• Fri 8/10/18 at 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM