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Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

Community Event

It’s time once again for the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival! Don your finest goggles and meet us on the Fairhaven Village Green for a day of revelry and merriment with a costume contest, musical guests Rogue’s End, and vendors from far and wide. Check out the "What is Steampunk?" talk with Jeffrey Cook at 11am in the Readings Gallery. With 4 events in the Pacific Northwest, and all of its costumes, books, crafters, music, and so many other aspects, it's safe to say that steampunk has caught on in the region. But what is it? In this presentation author Jeffrey Cook will discuss the history of the genre, its roots in 1960's literature and movies, its predecessors and inspirations, and where some of the modern explosion came from. If you're lucky, he might even read a passage or two from his best-selling Dawn of Steam series. Author Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. In the past, he's written sports pieces for the Bellingham Herald and RPG books for Seattle's Deep7 Press, but the "Dawn of Steam" series was the first of his novels. When not reading, researching, or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football.

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• Sat 7/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

Social Event

Don your finest goggles and meet us on the Fairhaven Village Green for a day of revelry and merriment with a costume contest, musical guests Rogue’s End, and vendors from far and wide. Check out the "What is Steampunk?" talk with Jeffrey Cook at 11am in the Readings Gallery. With 4 events in the Pacific Northwest, and all of its costumes, books, crafters, music, and so many other aspects, it's safe to say that steampunk has caught on in the region. But what is it? In this presentation author Jeffrey Cook will discuss the history of the genre, its roots in 1960s literature and movies, its predecessors and inspirations, and where some of the modern explosion came from. If you're lucky, he might even read a passage or two from his best-selling Dawn of Steam series. Author Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. In the past, he's written sports pieces for the Bellingham Herald and RPG books for Seattle's Deep7 Press, but the "Dawn of Steam" series was the first of his novels.

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• Sat 7/28/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Find Waldo in Fairhaven & Lynden

Children

Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to join us again this year for the month-long scavenger hunt to find the elusive Waldo hidden in up to 25 local businesses around Fairhaven, and in Lynden. Look for the Waldo decal on the windows of participating businesses. You can pick up a "Find Waldo in Fairhaven" or “Find Waldo in Lynden” passport at any of those locations to start your search. Once you've found the six-inch cardboard Waldo hidden within each shop, ask a shop employee to stamp your passport. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. The first 100 passports with 10 stamps or more will receive a $1 off coupon for Waldo merchandise. Join us as we celebrate this iconic character and our local, independent businesses all through the month of July! And don't miss the annual Party with Waldo on July 30th to wrap up the fun!

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• Mon 7/9/18 - Tue 7/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Party with Waldo! Find Waldo in Fairhaven Celebration

Children, Social Event, Community Event, Family/Child

Join us at Village Books for a celebration to wrap up our Fairhaven “Find Waldo Local” program. We’ll play games, give out prizes to those who participated in the 25-store search, eat treats, and find a real live Waldo hiding in our store! Come in your red stripes and glasses, and ready to have a good time.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Find Waldo in Fairhaven & Lynden.

Community Event

Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to join us again this year for the month- long scavenger hunt to find the elusive Waldo hidden in up to 25 local businesses around Fairhaven, and in Lynden! Look for the Waldo decal on the windows of participating businesses. You can pick up a "Find Waldo in Fairhaven" or “Find Waldo in Lynden” passport at any of those locations to start your search. Once you've found the six-inch cardboard Waldo hidden within each shop, ask a shop employee to stamp your passport. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products. The first 100 passports with 10 stamps or more will receive a $1 off coupon for Waldo merchandise. Join us as we celebrate this iconic character and our local, independent businesses all through the month of July! And don't miss the annual party on July 31st to wrap up the fun! This year, we will be partying at BOTH stores!

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• Sun 7/1/18 - Tue 7/31/18 at

Party with Waldo! Find Waldo in Fairhaven Celebration

Community Event

Join us at Village Books for a celebration to wrap up our Fairhaven “Find Waldo Local” program. We’ll play games, give out prizes to those who participated in the 25-store search, eat treats, and find Waldo hiding in our store! Come in your red stripes and glasses, and ready to have a good time.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at - 2:00 PM

New Book Group! VB Reads…Regional Cookbook & Cooking Lit

Talks/Lectures

Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit Book Group, co-hosted by Bellingham Farmers Market Director Caprice Teske and Village Books Marketing Director and Farmers Market Board President Mary Vermillion. At each gathering, book group members will discuss the assigned cookbook or cooking literature. Specials guests such as local farmers and chefs will attend. The group will meet 4-5pm the first Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven. *author WILL attend! The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking by Samantha Ferraro. Her fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce, and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty, aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Samantha Ferraro at the Wednesday Market

Signing/Readings

Join us on the green for a demo and samples from her new book, The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking. After the demo, head on up to the writer's corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore where Ms. Ferraro will join in the discussion of her book with our newest book group!

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• Wed 8/1/18 at - 3:30 PM

Cooking Lit

Signing/Readings

Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit Book Group, co-hosted by Bellingham Farmers Market Director Caprice Teske and Village Books Marketing Director and Farmers Market Board President Mary Vermillion. At each gathering, book group members will discuss the assigned cookbook or cooking literature. Specials guests such as local farmers and chefs will attend. The group will meet 4-5pm the first Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven. *author WILL attend! The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking by Samantha Ferraro Samantha Ferraro's fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty, aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Samantha Ferraro at the Wednesday Market

Family/Child (Books)

Join us on the green for a demo and samples from her new book, The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking. After the demo, head on up to the writer's corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore where Ms. Ferraro will join in the discussion of her book with our newest book group.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dinger at the Fairhaven Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Children

Baseball fans, bring your kids to the Fairhaven farmers’ market and meet Dinger, the beloved mascot to the Bellingham Bells. If you’re lucky, you might score tickets to the game against the Cowlitz Black Bears on August 2.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VB Sponsors Bellingham Bells Ball Game

Community Event

On August 2 we’ll be rooting on the Bellingham Bells as they take on the Cowlitz Black Bears at Joe Martin Field. It’s the Village Books sponsored game night, so you never know who might show up (keep an eye out for Waldo’s pal, Wenda). Kids participating in our Summer Reading Challenge can receive two free tickets to the game if they complete the first two spots on the board by July 20. (While supplies last.)

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 6:35 PM - 7:35 PM

Diana Nyad

Talks/Lectures

Village Books and Fairhaven Runners & Walkers are thrilled to announce that Diana Nyad will be passing through Bellingham with her EverWalk Team on their walk from White Rock, B.C. to Seattle! Join us as she discusses her work with the biggest walking initiative in America, and her memoir, Find A Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream. When Diana Nyad arrived on the shore of Key West after fifty-three hours of grueling swimming across an epic ocean, she not only set a world record--becoming the first person to swim the shark-infested waters between Cuba and Florida with no cage for protection--she also succeeded in fulfilling a dream she first chased at age twenty-eight and at long last achieved when she was sixty-four. Now, in a riveting memoir, Diana shares a spirited account of what it takes to face one's fears, engage one's passions, and never ever give up. For no matter what life may throw at you, or how many times you may have experienced defeat, it is always possible--as long as you commit to living life to the nth degree, no regrets--to "find a way." For her maverick open-water performance of the 1970s, Diana Nyad was known as the world's greatest long-distance swimmer. For the next thirty years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC's Wide World of Sports, and others. She is a national fitness icon, has written three other books, is a talented linguist, and is one of today's most powerful and engaging public speakers. Village Books and Fairhaven Runners & Walkers are thrilled to announce that Diana Nyad will be passing through Bellingham with her EverWalk Team on their walk from White Rock, B.C. to Seattle.

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• Mon 8/6/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Samantha Ferraro: The Weeknight Mediterranean

Signing/Readings

Samantha Ferraro's fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied. Ms. Ferraro will be offering samples so this is an event not to be missed. Ferraro is the found of the food blog The Little Ferraro Kitchen. Her recipes have been featured in PBS Food, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Babble, Yummly and The Washington Post. She has been the Los Angeles Times Food Holiday Baking winner. Samantha lives right here in Bellingham.

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Camp Village Books

Children

Village Books is hosting a week-long, half-day summer camp. Join the fun each day with themed activities with hands-on projects, outdoor activities, and field trips around Fairhaven. Snack included. And new this year, we are incorporating activities based on the Magic Tree House series. Check out our themes: • Monday - Science Fun • Tuesday - Marine Life Day with a bus ride to the Marine Life Center • Wednesday – Food & Farm Day • Thursday - Art Day with a visit to Claudia Bernal's Studio • Friday - Fun in the Sun Day Registration is for the entire week and is limited to 10 campers. Registration is first-come, first-served (no waiting list). Completed forms and a check to Village Books can be mailed to: Village Books, Camp VB, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Registration also accepted at our main counter. No phoned registrations accepted. Registrations must be received by Sat., Aug. 4th. Download a registration form (link below) or you can pick up a form at our main counter.

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• Mon 8/6/18 - Fri 8/10/18 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wayne Powell & Patricia Lynn Miller: The Way of Aloha

Signing/Readings

Aloha refers to the divine spirit of love that flows through all things. In this book, you will learn how to cultivate aloha spirit with Hawaiian bodywork practices and medicine ways. Hawaiian Shamanistic Healing explores the techniques of several renowned healing systems, including Kahi Loa, Heartworks, Aunty Margaret’s Big Island Massage, Traditional Hawaiian Touch Medicine, and Temple Style Lomi. Join authors Wayne Kealohi Powell and Patricia Lynn Miller, longtime students and practitioners of Hawaiian bodywork and shamanism, as you create space for miracles and open up to higher qualities of living. Patty will be chanting, singing, and doing HULA so this is an event not to be missed. Wayne Kealohi Powell (Hawaii) is the founder of Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork. He is a minister, Kumu Lomi and Touch for Health Instructor, and an Alakai of the Order of Huna International. He has taught in the USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Fiji, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Patricia Lynn Miller (Vancouver, BC) is a longtime student and practitioner of Hawaiian hula, music, crafts, and shamanism, including Temple Style Lomi, Kahuna Science, Heartworks, and Big Island Style Lomi.

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• Sat 8/11/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excellence NW Workshop Featuring Dawn Harju

Talks/Lectures

What am I making important? The biggest choice we make is what we choose to make important. How can you tell what you're making important? First we have to understand that we are a choice. Have you ever gotten into a situation where you've agreed to something and later wished you didn't? Or agreed to something you had no interest in actually doing? “Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself” ~Sonya Parker

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fairhaven Vino in the Village Wine Walk

Community Event, Education

20 Venues in historic Fairhaven Village will each host a winery. $25 pre-register/$30 at the door /person - includes a wristband, 8 tasting tickets, map and guide, and commemorative wine glass. $50 VIP - includes all of the above plus expedited check-in, unlimited tastings, wine walk swag bag. Village Books, Paper Dreams and Evolve Chocolate + Café will be all be participating.

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Chas Smith, Cocaine + Surfing

Signing/Readings

It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960- 70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of the mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. The surfer and his lover are entwined in a gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests and murders and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die. Chas Smith the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (It Books, November 2013), which was optioned for television by Fox 21 and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction. Chas began his writing career as a foreign correspondent, penning pieces for Vice, Paper, and Blackbook, amongst others, from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Azerbaijan and Colombia which led to a brief career as a war correspondent for Current TV. After being kidnapped by Hezbollah during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war he transitioned to surf journalism where he was a featured writer at the brash Stab before becoming Editor at Large at Surfing Magazine. There he developed a reputation as one of the most controversial voices in the space. Matt Warshaw, author of the Encyclopedia of Surfing, calls him,

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• Wed 8/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Family/Child (Books)

Join us in celebrating summer with one of our favorite activities—READING! Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three prizes to win this year! Check with Library staff for the rules. Select your favorite read of the summer and, on the card we provide you, tell us what you liked about it. We'll hang your review up in the store! FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY! If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice. Stumped about what to read? Check out the great selections in our Chuckanut Reader or ask any of us at the store for help.

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• Fri 6/1/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Children, Family/Child (Books)

Pick up your Reading Challenge form in either Fairhaven or Lynden (or print out the form from our website), then read your way along the path to receive prizes. There are three prizes to win this year. We will hold a drawing in early September from the completed forms and if we draw your form, Village Books will donate a $100 gift certificate to your school library. If a homeschooler wins, we will donate to the charity of your choice.

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• Fri 6/1/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM