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Ferndale Library

2125 Main St., Ferndale, WA



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A Sea of Change

Green/Environmental, Talks/Lectures

Our oceans face multitudinous challenges. King tides, storm surges, acidification, deoxygenation, coral bleaching, plastification, overfishing and human overpopulation just sound daunting. Sandy Lawrence will discuss the solutions that already exist for all of these problems.


• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NASA: Colonizing Space

Children, Computers/Technology

Whether you want to be an astronaut or you're just interested in the future of space exploration, this program is for you. Someday, we may colonize Mars. Tell our Arduino device what you want to be when you grow up, and find out if Mars needs you. Also, make your own record of what you would send into space to represent humanity. What music, or recipe, or... would you send? With NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Matthew Borghese.


• Sat 9/29/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teen Library Council

Volunteer Event

Love the library? Want to volunteer? Join our group of dedicated teens as we create and organize teen programs and assist with library events. This is a great way to build your resume, meet new people, and have fun. Ask the front desk for an application. For grades 7-12. Thursday, October 4, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, (360) 384-3647.


• Thu 10/4/18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Communicating with Computers


This class is about how we humans work with computers. Humans think, computers compute. Thinking and computing are vastly different and bridging the gulf between the two is hard. Computer engineers try to build systems that anyone can use without instructions. They seldom succeed. But if you understand the engineer’s "building blocks," you'll have a huge leg up on communicating with your own computer. The lessons here apply to all computers— desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.


• Sat 10/6/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make a Book Clock

Folk Art/Crafts

Turn a favorite book into a hanging wall clock with crafter Kaileigh Hubbard. Books and materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own used book to create a custom literary timepiece. Must be 18 or older to attend, registration is required and opens on September 29. Saturday, October 13, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, (360) 384-3647.


• Sat 10/13/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Author Visit: The Heartbreaks & Triumphs of a Long Distance Knitter


In Skein: The Heartbreaks & Triumphs of a Long Distance Knitter, author Christen Mattix recounts how she stumbled upon an unusual way of meeting her Fairhaven neighbors when she decided to knit a half-mile blue rope from a public bench to Bellingham Bay. During those three and a half years of knitting at the bench, Mattix meets her loveable and quirky neighbors, visits a Trappist Monastery, falls in love, and transforms from introverted artist to a catalyst for community connections.


• Sat 10/20/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Opening Doors: From Prejudice to Inclusion

Community Event

A multi-disciplinary and interactive presentation about avoiding humanity's tendency towards prejudice featuring local history, art, and music. Thursday, October 25, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street, (360) 384-3647.


• Thu 10/25/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Happy 200th Birthday, Frankenstein


Although regarded as Gothic sensationalism when first published – both for its lurid tale of a scientist driven mad by his obsession to animate the dead and for the surprising news that the author was nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley – Frankenstein has resonated widely in the popular imagination, most notably in theater and cinema. Over the two centuries since its publication, the work has also served as a vivid allegory in debates about technology, slavery, and universal suffrage. Led by literature and film scholar Lance Rhoades, this multi-media presentation considers how Shelley addressed some of humankind’s greatest concerns with a creation that took on a life of its own.


• Sat 10/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM