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Graham Kerr

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

The Graham Kerr Cookbook: By the Galloping Gourmet Join us for the release of the new edition of a beloved cookbook celebrating the classic dishes and witty humor that were signature to TV chef Graham Kerr’s The Galloping Gourmet. With his hallmark joyous abandon, British-born chef Graham Kerr was a pioneer of food television, hosting the popular series The Galloping Gourmet from 1969 to 1971. Kerr presented approachable, step-by-step instructions for recipes packed with personality and flavor. A bible for generations of fans, this classic cookbook is now reissued, with new commentary from Kerr and an introduction by the Lee brothers.

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• Wed 9/26/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VB Reads…Regional Cookbook & Cooking Lit Book Group with special guest, Graham Kerr!

Talks/Lectures, 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 featured cookbook or cooking literature. Specials guests such as local farmers and chefs will attend and this time it’s none other than Graham Kerr! The group normally meets 4-5pm the first Wednesday of each month on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven, but we’re changing it up this time in order to welcome Graham Kerr.

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• Wed 9/26/18 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Parenting Teen Girls 24/7

Family/Child (Books)

Book reading, discussion and signing. Parenting Teen Girls 24/7 is a comprehensive situation-by-situation guide to parenting adolescent and teen girls in today's world. Parenting Teen Girls 24/7 explains how to deal with various aspects of teen behavior be it about boys, boobs or curfews or coping with today's tough realities such as cyberbullying, drug addiction, sexual identity, depression and sexual predators.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Meryl Fishman

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Parenting Teen Girls 24/7 is a comprehensive situation-by-situation guide whether a daughter is a pubescent 10-year-old or a 20-year-old adolescent that will help parents to safely navigate their precious daughter through the turbulent teens in a changing world. In a convenient and easy-to-use format, the book discusses how to deal with various aspects of teen behavior be it about boys, boobs or curfews or coping with today’s tough realities such as cyber-bullying, drug addiction, sexual identity, depression or sexual predators. Parents, you do not want to miss this one! Meryl Fishman, a former Bellingham resident and occasional columnist for The Bellingham Herald, is a graduate of Pace University (BPS with distinction) and New York Law School (JD cum laude) and a mother of two and grandmother to five. She is also co-author of Living With Your Teenage Daughter & Liking It.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WhaMemWriMo Workshop Series: Write Your Memoir in September

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Journeying Through Emotions in Memoir Writing with Jennifer Wilhoit As part of the fourth annual Whatcom Memoir Writing Month, this series returns with all new workshops to help you turn your memories into a memoir, giving shape and voice to the stories you have always wanted to share and the stories your readers want to hear. The goal for each writer is 1,666 words every day. At the end of September you will have 50,000 words: a book. You will have given shape and voice to the stories and adventures you have always wanted to share, the stories your readers want to hear. These workshops, each led by experienced memoir writers and teachers, can be taken as a whole, or you can select from the individual workshops to suit your needs. Instructors: Cami Ostman, Laura Kalpakian, Nancy Canyon, and Jennifer Wilhoit. Register at register.whatcomcommunityed.com.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

WhaMemWriMo Workshop Series: Write Your Memoir in September

Talks/Lectures

Journeying Through Emotions in Memoir Writing with Jennifer Wilhoit. As part of the fourth annual Whatcom Memoir Writing Month, this series returns with all new workshops to help you turn your memories into memoir, giving shape and voice to the stories you have always wanted to share and the stories your readers want to hear. The goal for each writer is 1,666 words every day. At the end of September you will have 50,000 words: a book. You will have given shape and voice to the stories and adventures you have always wanted to share, the stories your readers want to hear. These workshops, each led by experienced memoir writers and teachers, can be taken as a whole, or you can select from the individual workshops to suit your needs. Instructors: Cami Ostman, Laura Kalpakian, Nancy Canyon, and Jennifer Wilhoit. Class meets Thursdays, September 6-27 from 5:00-6:30pm. Register at register.whatcomcommunityed.com.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meryl Fishman: Parenting Teen Girls 24/7

Signing/Readings, Parents/Parenting

Parenting Teen Girls 24/7 is a comprehensive situation-by-situation guide whether a daughter is a pubescent 10-year-old or a 20-year-old adolescent that will help parents to safely navigate their precious daughter through the turbulent teens in a changing world. In a convenient and easy-to- use format, the book discusses how to deal with various aspects of teen behavior be it about boys, boobs or curfews or coping with today’s tough realities such as cyber-bullying, drug addiction, sexual identity, depression or sexual predators. Parents, you do not want to miss this one. Meryl Fishman, a former Bellingham resident and occasional columnist for The Bellingham Herald, is a graduate of Pace University (BPS with distinction) and New York Law School (JD cum laude) and a mother of two and grandmother to five. She is also co-author of Living With Your Teenage Daughter & Liking It.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at - 7:00 PM

Book Event & Signing

Family/Child (Books), Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

International Author Meryl Fishman returns to Bellingham to discuss her new book, Parenting Teen Girls 24/7, a comprehensive guide to parenting teens in a changing world.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parenting Teen Girls 24/7

Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting

Book Event - Meet the Author; Book Reading, Discussion & Signing.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kristin Jarvis Adams

Signing/Readings

The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew & Frightful. When eight-year-old Andrew tells his pet chicken that his body is trying to kill him, Andrew’s family and an entire medical community are launched into a decade-long quest for answers. Readers will journey to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a young autistic boy on the brink of death, finds the courage to survive.  Join award-winning author Kristin Jarvis Adams as she shares the story of how an ordinary backyard chicken transformed her autistic son’s desperate struggle to survive a deadly illness into a tale of improbable hope and miraculous healing.

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• Fri 9/28/18 at - 7:00 PM

Kristin Jarvis Adams

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew & Frightful When eight-year-old Andrew tells his pet chicken that his body is trying to kill him, Andrew’s family and an entire medical community are launched into a decade-long quest for answers. Readers will journey to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a young autistic boy on the brink of death, finds the courage to survive. Join award-winning author Kristin Jarvis Adams as she shares the story of how an ordinary backyard chicken transformed her autistic son’s desperate struggle to survive a deadly illness into a tale of improbable hope and miraculous healing.

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• Fri 9/28/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paul Willis

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Deer at Twilight: Poems from the North Cascades Poetry! For a fall and a spring, Paul Willis got to serve as an artist-in-residence in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. This collection of poems about the local flora and fauna is what came about. From Douglas squirrels to Douglas firs, from fairy slippers to cinnamon bears, follow his trail through the mountains and meadows of an American alpine treasure. Deer at Twilight will bring you into quiet places and leave you standing, open to the evening air, long after its pages are closed. *This event is part of the North Cascades Institute's Nature of Writing series.

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• Sat 9/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paul Willis – Deer at Twilight: Poems from the North Cascades

Signing/Readings

For a fall and a spring, Paul Willis got to serve as an artist-in-residence in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. This collection of poems about the local flora and fauna is what came about. From Douglas squirrels to Douglas firs, from fairy slippers to cinnamon bears, follow his trail through the mountains and meadows of an American alpine treasure. Deer at Twilight will bring you into quiet places and leave you standing, open to the evening air, long after its pages are closed. *This event is part of the North Cascades Institute's Nature of Writing series. (confirmed).

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• Sat 9/29/18 at - 7:00 PM

Banned Books Week

Community Event

Banned Books Week 2018, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 23 - 29. The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. As the attacks on the right to read escalate, a celebration of reading is needed now more than ever. BBWC is here to support the community of readers, including students, educators, libraries, and booksellers, in the United States and abroad. Please join us during Banned Books Week, September 23 - 29, 2018.

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• Sun 9/23/18 - Sat 9/29/18 at

Sandra Noel: The River

Signing/Readings

Sandra Noel's writing in The River evokes a time and place as languidly fluid as their title suggests. Intimate, but inviting, her poems trace themes of coming of age, guilt, family, and loyalty. In a sensual rush of language, Noel's desire to better understand her childhood and adolescence in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia drives the overarching narrative of this collection. Readers are transported to the banks of the Rappahannock and the central Virginia countryside through Noel’s deft composites of rural tranquility brushed with personal turmoil that hints at the region’s tumultuous past. The River is an examination of history that is equally personal and ubiquitous. ~ A.E. Bayne, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review. Sandra Noel works as an illustrator developing interpretive exhibits for national parks, forests and other organizations in the USA and in Sulawesi, Indonesia involved in environmental education.

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• Sun 9/30/18 at - 4:00 PM

Sandra Noel

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

The River Poetry! Sandra Noel's writing in The River evokes a time and place as languidly fluid as their title suggests. Intimate, but inviting, her poems trace themes of coming of age, guilt, family, and loyalty. In a sensual rush of language, Noel's desire to better understand her childhood and adolescence in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia drives the overarching narrative of this collection. Readers are transported to the banks of the Rappahannock and the central Virginia countryside through Noel’s deft composites of rural tranquility brushed with personal turmoil that hints at the region’s tumultuous past. The River is an examination of history that is equally personal and ubiquitous. ~ A.E. Bayne, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review Sandra Noel works as an illustrator developing interpretive exhibits for national parks, forests and other organizations in the USA and in Sulawesi, Indonesia involved in environmental education.

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• Sun 9/30/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Terry Brooks

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Street Freaks Science Fiction! It begins with a dire call-right before his father disappears and his skyscraper home's doors explode inward. Street Freaks is the kind of thrilling futuristic story only New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks can tell. Brooks has long been the grandmaster of fantasy. Now he turns his hand to science fiction filled with what his readers love best: complex characters, extraordinary settings, exciting action, and a page-turning story. Through it, Brooks reimagines his bestselling career yet again.

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• Wed 10/3/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Terry Brooks: Street Freaks

Signing/Readings

It begins with a dire call-right before his father disappears and his skyscraper home's doors explode inward. Street Freaks is the kind of thrilling futuristic story only New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks can tell. Brooks has long been the grandmaster of fantasy. Now he turns his hand to science fiction filled with what his readers love best: complex characters, extraordinary settings, exciting action, and a page-turning story. Through it, Brooks reimagines his bestselling career yet again.

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• Wed 10/3/18 at - 7:00 PM

Paul Souders

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Arctic Solitaire: A Boat, A Bay, & the Quest for the Perfect Bear It was all for a picture. He dreamed of photographing the Arctic’s most iconic animal, the polar bear, in its natural habitat. A hilarious and evocative misadventure, Arctic Solitaire shares Paul Souders exploits across four summers, six hundred miles of a vast inland sea, and the unpredictable Arctic wilderness—and also offers an insightful look at what compels a person to embark on adventure. The accompanying images of the landscape, people, and wildlife of the remote Hudson Bay region are, in a word, stunning.

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• Thu 10/4/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WhaMemWriMo - Four Essential Practices for Successful Memoir Writing with Cami Ostman

Talks/Lectures, Conference

We had so many people sign up for Cami Ostman’s first workshop in September that we added another one. No matter how long you've procrastinated or how many times you've tried to write your memoir, this class will give you the tools you need to get it done. Start Whatcom Memoir Writing Month learning why "anyone would want to read your story anyway." Then hear about the top three roadblocks most memoir writers face, and the four essential (and simple) practices you need to exercise in order to complete your memoir. Walk out of this class with a plan that will carry you through the rest of your writing life. Instructor: Cami Ostman. The class is $25. Please register at whatcomcommunityed.com.

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• Thu 10/4/18 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Kathleen Torrey

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

The End Fiction The middle of the 21st century was an extension of the early years, both financially and politically. Some of the world’s population were better off than they had been, many worse due to low incomes, high-end technology and overpopulation. The United States was fairly stable but continued on a political roller coaster and divided electorate. Meg felt very comfortable and blessed that her husband, John, and their three children were in a position of moderate comfort and financial security. That was all about to change. She would face an unthinkable challenge that would demand more of her than she knew was in her. She, as well as the rest of the world’s population, needed answers. First for herself, then for the human race and the planet. The phrase, “God help us all” rang over and over in her head as she began her odyssey. Kathleen Torrey is a wildlife artist, specializing in endangered species and any critter that lives on the planet. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat on Whidbey Island. She has written many short stories and memoirs through the years.

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• Sun 10/7/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Beth Bacon

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

"I Hate Reading" is a laugh-out-loud book for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Two brothers who hate to read offer hilarious tips on how to get out of their dreaded reading requirement. Their outrageous plans involve shoestrings, bathroom breaks, and man-eating animals. Kids giggle along as they discover reading may not always be so bad... Beth Bacon is a children’s book author and high school French teacher. Her books bring humor to the experience of struggling readers. She has an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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• Thu 10/11/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Ben Lynch

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness & Optimize Your Health Many of us inherently believe, perhaps suggested by a doctor or relative, that we are vulnerable to disorders and diseases based on the conditions that run in our families. However, according to Dr. Ben Lynch, far from being written in stone, our genetic destiny can be rewritten by making simple adjustments to our environment and lifestyle. Based on his own experience and successfully helping thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch shows you how to identify and optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up with targeted and personalized plans, including healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means. Ben Lynch, ND, received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. He is the founder of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate both the public and health professionals on how to overcome genetic dysfunction through diet, lifestyle and supplements. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three sons.

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• Fri 10/12/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jack Remick

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Citadel Fiction! Women in the 21 st century are being pushed backward, losing hard-fought rights and freedoms. Highlighting this dangerous trajectory, Jack Remick’s timely and mind-bending novel Citadel asks; what if women were in control? Remick’s complex and haunting story challenges readers to think about choices, humanity and our future as a species. Jack Remick is a prolific award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and one of the country’s preeminent writing teachers. Shining glaring light on the injustices served upon marginalized society, Remick’s poems and novels force readers to consider their position and role in the human condition. He lives, writes and teaches in Seattle.

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• Sat 10/13/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beth Jusino

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles of the Camino de Santiago. In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean. It turned out to be harder than she thought. Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, not a risk-taker. She didn't speak a word of French when she set out, and her Spanish was atrocious. But she can tell a story. In Walking to the End of the World, she shares, with wry humor and infectious enthusiasm, the joys and travails of undertaking such a journey. She evocatively describes the terrain and the route’s history, her fellow pilgrims, and the villages passed, and the unexpected challenges and charms of the experience. Beth’s story is also about the assurance that an outdoor-based, boundary-stretching adventure is accessible to even the most unlikely of us. In her story, readers will feel that they, too, can get off their comfortable couches and do something unexpected and even spectacular.

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• Wed 10/17/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excellence NW workshop Featuring Pete Johnson

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Comfort Zone What is your life like today? Where would you like to be tomorrow? The answer to these questions is largely determined by our comfort zone. Getting outside of our comfort zone does not need to be scary. Come explore how to leverage your comfort zone towards more effective behaviors and greater results. Pete Johnson is a trained facilitator with Excellence Northwest. He has an extensive background in personal growth seminars and is strongly rooted in a lifetime of meditation modalities. He has a passion for personal connection and practices that honesty and acceptance of the self and others is the key to emotional growth.

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• Wed 10/17/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Group Poetry Reading Featuring Laura Read and Friends

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Dresses From the Old Country Poetry! Laura Read’s second poetry collection jumps back and forth in time to illuminate the identities of a life in progress: lost child, lonely adolescent, teacher, daughter, friend, wife, mother—a woman continuously shaped and reshaped by memory and experience. With an eye on gender issues, Read looks back at her childhood in the ’70s and ’80s as she observes how popular culture is shaping her sons’ lives today. Laura will be joined by Kami Westhoff, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Elizabeth Vignali.

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• Fri 10/19/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purple Friday Story Time Featuring Grumpy Monkey

Talks/Lectures

Kids Event! No school today! So join us in the Readings Gallery for a raucous story time as we celebrate this silly book about some animal friends who do everything they can to cheer up their cranky monkey pal. But sometimes, you just need to be grumpy and that's ok. We'll read stories, play some games and enjoy a light snack. *author does NOT attend

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• Fri 10/19/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Leif Enger

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Virgil Wander Fiction! Village Books is thrilled to welcome Leif Enger back to the Readings Gallery! Peace Like a River has long been, and continues to be, a staff favorite. This is an event not to be missed. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a master storyteller. Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his bestselling debut novel Peace Like a River, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award and was one of Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year. His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a national bestseller. He and his wife Robin live in Minnesota.

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• Sat 10/20/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ticketed Reception with Leif Enger

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Virgil Wander Join us upstairs in Evolve Chocolate + Cafe for an intimate reception with Leif Enger! Each ticket includes a hardcover first edition copy of Enger's new book, Virgil Wander, one beverage and tasty hors d'oeuvres. (Additional beverages and food available for purchase.) Enjoy good conversation and have your book personalized! Get tickets now because space is limited for this special event featuring the bestselling author of Peace Like a River. Tickets are available at Village Books & Brownpapertickets.com. Space is limited and tickets are non-refundable. Deadline to purchase is end of day on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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• Sat 10/20/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Diane Gillespie: Stories for Getting Back to Sleep

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

In this book, educational psychologist Diane Gillespie, PhD, uses her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. Diane Gillespie is Emerita Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell and Volunteer for the nonprofit Tostan. "Stories for Falling Back to Sleep" is her first venture into self-help fiction. Struggling herself, she created these stories as a strategy for falling back to sleep. She lives in Seattle, Washington and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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• Sun 10/21/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elizabeth Rusch & Piper the Rescue Dog

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper & Friends Learn to Search the Snow Kids Event! Come meet Piper the border collie and hear about she and her canine classmates' season of avalanche rescue training. As they learn the skills they need to become snow rescue dogs, you’ll learn about the work these amazing canines do and about avalanche safety. Avalanche Dog Heroes is a nonfiction picture book illustrated with stunning, adorable photography that draws parallels between kids’ experiences in elementary school and the training days of the avalanche rescue dogs of Crystal Mountain, Washington State’s largest ski resort, located in the Cascade Range.

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• Mon 10/22/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jill Lightner

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

Scraps, Peels, & Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home All across the country, food processors, grocers, restaurants, and regular folks throw away perfectly edible food. In fact, every month nearly twenty pounds of food per person is thrown out in the United States, and we consumers are the worst offenders. However, the good news is that it’s easy to reduce waste—while saving money and eating healthier too! Scraps, Peels, and Stems is a comprehensive and accessible guide to how you can reduce food waste in your daily life. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. From beef bones, Parmesan rinds, and broccoli stems to bruised apples and party leftovers, Jill explains what to do with unused food, and how to avoid the extras in the first place. With attitude, a sense of humor, and the acceptance that none of us are perfect, Jill helps all of us understand some of the larger social, economic, environmental, and agricultural issues around food and its exorbitant waste.

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• Tue 10/23/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Second Annual Book Group Mixer at Evolve Chocolate + Café

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Village Books has a treat for all members or those interested in joining our book groups and clubs! For one night in each of our locations, we’ll host a Book Group Mixer. Join the party for drinks, bites, discussion, and much mirth and merriment. Sarah, Paul, and Kelly will be in attendance, along with some of our invaluable VB Reads leaders. They will be there to dish on favorite books, the world of literature at large, and anything the evening may bring. You don’t have to be in a book group to attend—everyone is invited. Libations! Literature! What more could one want? Attendance is free with some refreshments provided and some available for purchase.

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• Tue 10/23/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pat Haines-Ainsworth

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

Jeff Walker & Mr. B Fiction! Jeff Walker was not a nice guy. A person, his wife, might go so far as to call him a totally selfish jerk. Though he was still young, Jeff was bitter that life had not provided him with all the perks he felt he deserved. So, when the Jersey Devil offered him a chance to have riches, prestige, women, and fame he jumped at it. All it cost him was his soul and he wasn’t doing anything with that. “Jeff Walker & Mr. B”, Washington Irving’s cautionary tale, is gleefully updated for this century by P. Haines-Ainsworth. Join us in the Readings Gallery for this spooky tale, just in time for Halloween. P. Haines-Ainsworth is an actor, playwright, visual artist, and author. She lives in Snohomish with her family, two cats, and shelves of old fairy tales, folk tales, and historic anthologies.

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• Thu 10/25/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Richard Little

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

City Haul: A Novel Fiction! An outlaw biker, a sexy state legislator, and a pot-smoking local judge–a plateful of predicaments faces attorney Matt Archer. And that doesn’t count repairing his shattered marriage, while still being the kind of dad he wants to be for his precocious ten-year-old daughter. "Sex, drugs, and violence, and you want my help?" asked Mick the cop. Retired attorney and lobbyist Richard Little lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Santa Fe Writers Project, Cirque Literary Journal, and Clover, A Literary Rag. He has also published two collections of short stories, Postcards from the Road and Jakey's Fork - A River's Journey.

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• Fri 10/26/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dress Up for Story Time

Talks/Lectures

Here is an opportunity to test out those costumes before trick-or- treating! Join us for a special story time in the Kids section where we will read spooky (but not TOO spooky) Halloween tales, and have a treat or two. Designed for ages 2-8.

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• Sat 10/27/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Kimberly Reeves & Ryan Cunningham

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings

"Raising Ryan: Living With Autism" chronicles and distills the complexities of autism from the perspective of a parent and her autistic son. Written with caring, loving humor, sadness, and experienced guidance, Raising Ryan equally benefits and relates to parents, families, and specialized professionals that care for and support spectrum children. Kimberly Reeves is a Professor of Biology at Whatcom Community College and contributing writer for Autism Parenting Magazine. A firm believer in the value and strength of community, Kimberly has served as a Board member of F.A.C.E.S. Northwest (Families for Autism Care, Education and Support), a local summer day camp for autistic children in Whatcom County, Washington, has worked closely with her local school district and assists with her son’s Special Olympics activities. She provides informational support to families processing an autism diagnosis or struggling to understand and navigate their rights and responsibilities as parent advocates and guardians. Ryan Cunningham, musician, computer tech, linguist extraordinaire, and Special Olympian, is participating in a post-secondary program to hone his independent living skills. In the past few years, Ryan has developed a keen sense of social justice, believing all peoples deserve equality and respect and hopes to publish children’s book in the future.

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• Sun 10/28/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Talks/Lectures

Dress Up for Halloween Eve! Here is another opportunity to wear those costumes! Join us in the Kids’s section for Halloween stories and songs.

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• Tue 10/30/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Halloween Stories by the Bellingham Storytellers Guild

Talks/Lectures

While you’re trick-or-treating in the Fairhaven district this year, stop by the Readings Gallery and stay for our annual Halloween story time, featuring ghoulish tales from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild from 3-6pm.

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• Wed 10/31/18 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Marissa Meyer Archenemies Celebration

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

We are thrilled to welcome Marissa Meyer to Village Books to celebrate her latest book in the Renegades series, "Archenemies." We are throwing a party in her honor and we want you to come. Join us for a reading and signing by Marissa Meyer as well as contests and activities throughout the store. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite character from any of her novels and be entered to win a fabulous prize! We are partnering with our friends at the Bellingham Public Library to throw a truly stellar event. Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novels Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand-alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.

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• Tue 11/13/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM