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Annie Boochever - Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Signing/Readings

In 1945, Peratrovich stood before the Alaska Territorial Legislative Session and gave a powerful speech about her childhood and her experiences being treated as a second-class citizen. Her heartfelt testimony led to the passing of the landmark Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act, America's first civil rights legislation. Today, Alaska celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day every February 16, and she will be honored on the gold one-dollar coin in 2020. This book is a timely addition to the history of civil rights in Alaska and our nation. Told for the first time by Alaskan author and educator Annie Boochever, in collaboration with 84-year-old Roy Peratrovich Jr., Elizabeth’s only living child, the story of this Alaskan hero will resonate with readers age 10 and up.

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• Sat 2/16/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gina de Vere - Blue Water Women

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This book is for those who yearn for adventure and are dreaming of crossing oceans, cruising the world or making a career at sea but are aware they need to learn more before they can confidently set sail. Learn from practical advice based on interviews with 40 Blue Water sailing women. It gives the novice passage-maker a reliable foundation for starting a life at sea based on the shared experiences and frank advice of 40 blue water sailor women interviewed from around the globe, from novice to highly professional. Born in New Zealand Gina has been full-time sailing the world for the past 15 years.

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• Sun 2/17/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Megan Griswold - The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

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The Book of Help traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold's narrative spans four decades and six continents -- from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine. Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture -- at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he's landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she'd once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.

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• Fri 2/22/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Joseph King - The Fellowship of Fire

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He wasn’t exactly playing with fire; he was conducting an experiment. With heart racing and nerves tingling, six-year old Joe King stomped out his first “wildfire” in the spring of 1954. Hooked, Joe never looked back; he’s been fighting fires and teaching others how to manage fires ever since. The Fellowship of Fire is Joe’s account of his 45-year career chasing wildfires across America. Told from his experiences and perspective, it shares the stories of the brave men and women in the wildfire community who have devoted careers and lives to this dangerous and critical work. Regional firefighters will attend as special guests for this engaging reading.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at - 4:00 PM

Group Reading from Clover – A Literary Rag Volume XVI - Local Authors

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Clover, A Literary Rag returns with a multi genre event. Thirteen regional poets and storytellers present original work from Volume 16 of the Rag. Jim Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Paul Hunter, and Shannon Laws among other fine voices. Hosted by Mary Gillilan and Norman Green.

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• Sun 2/24/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday Story Time

Family/Child (Books)

Celebrate Read Across America Day in the Kids’ Section! We’ll read aloud from some of our favorite books by Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday. Author does not attend.

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• Sat 3/2/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rebecca Thistlethwaite, The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

Signing/Readings

The New Livestock Farmer provides pasture-based production essentials for a wide range of animals, from common farm animals (cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats) to more nice species (bison, rabbits, elk, and deer). The New Livestock Farmer is a definitive resource for anyone who is serious about raising meat animals ethically, outside of the current consolidated, industrial system. Author Rebecca Thistlethwaite is the Program Manager of the eXtension community-of-practice Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), she develops and delivers technical assistance and educational content for niche meat producers and processors around the country.

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• Fri 3/8/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purple Friday Story Time Featuring Bold & Brave: 10 Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand & Maira Kalman

Family/Child (Books)

March 8 is International Women's Day and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than with a story time featuring this Bold & Brave. This inspiring picture book from U.S. Senator Gillibrand profiles 10 suffragists who strove to win the right to vote for American women--a journey that took more than 70 years of passionate commitment. Join us in the Readings Gallery for stories, crafts, a small snack and great conversation. Note: author does NOT attend.

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• Fri 3/8/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Terese Mailhot Heart Berries: A Memoir

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Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. After being hospitalized, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father, and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Terese Marie Mailhot serves as faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and she's a Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University.

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• Sat 3/9/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keith Negley Mary Wears What She Wants

Family/Child (Books)

We are pleased to bring Keith Negley back to the Readings Gallery for his newly-released picture book, Mary Wears What She Wants. And it's perfect for March, Women's History Month! Based on the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this book is chock-full of Negley's gorgeous illustrations. When Keith gets to wear what he wants it’s usually pajamas, but nobody gets excited about that except Keith. He lives with his family in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington, surrounded by giant spiders.

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• Sat 3/9/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Heather "Anish" Anderson, Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home

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By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)—a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mountains. In her new memoir, Heather, conveys not only her athleticism and wilderness adventures, but also shares her distinct message of courage—her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her. A resident of Bellingham, WA, Heather has hiked more than 30,000 miles since 2003, including 13 thru-hikes.

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• Mon 3/11/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mindfulness Workshop with Tim Burnett

Talks/Lectures

Join local mindfulness practitioner Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher and Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, for an exploration of mindfulness practices that promote awareness and well-being. We'll discuss the origins of mindfulness, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us engage in our relationship to experience, reducing stress and enhancing wellness and full engagement with life. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

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• Thu 3/14/19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Leland E. Hale, What Happened in Craig: Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder

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On a foggy afternoon in September of 1982 the Investor, a salmon fishing vessel, was engulfed in flames near the tiny village of Craig, Alaska. On the charred wreck of the Investor, troopers found bullet-ridden bodies. The investigation of the case and arrest of a former crew member of the Investor became a nationwide sensation. Author Leland Hale meticulously researched the events of the Investor tragedy, and when alibis don’t line up and witnesses doubt their own memory, Hale’s narrative pulls the unraveling story together into a book that will keep your attention long after you turn the final page.

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• Sat 3/16/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Story Time with Special Guest Christine Smith - David B & the Terrible Rocks

Family/Child (Books)

David B. didn’t want to go home to Comfy Cove. He wanted to stay up late, just like the big boats that would pass by his anchorage in the middle of the night. Instead of going home, he decided to keep on exploring. In the dark, he hears something breathing, but it’s not the scary rocks. It’s something else…Christine Smith grew up in the Pacific NW. Her time as a naturalist and chef on the David B has helped her to bring a sense of excitement and discovery to people both on and off the boat.

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• Sat 3/16/19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Excellence NW workshop Featuring Pete Johnson

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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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• Tue 3/19/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bob Quinn & Liz Carlisle, Grain By Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, & Healthy Food

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When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Years later, it would become the centerpiece of his multi-million dollar heirloom grain company, Kamut International. How Bob went from being a true believer in better farming through chemistry to a leading proponent of organics is the unlikely story of Grain by Grain. Bob Quinn is an organic farmer near Big Sandy, Montana, and a leading green businessman. Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.

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• Wed 3/20/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mirabai Starr Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine

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Starr inspires you to awaken your own inner mystic as you immerse yourself in the guidance of sages such as Teresa of Ávila, Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen, the ecstatic poet Mirabai, and the Sufi saint Rabia Basri. Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. This event is co-sponsored by Turtle Haven Sanctuary.

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• Thu 3/21/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Barry Lopez Horizon

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From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life. Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern mega-cities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date.

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• Fri 3/22/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

James Twyman Giovanni & the Camino of St. Francis

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When a guide to the Camino of St. Francis falls off a shelf and knocks her on the head, Anna reluctantly answers the call to return to Italy for the first time since being shunned by her family. As she travels in the steps of Saint Francis in an attempt to reconcile her past, she meets a young man named Giovanni and finds herself opening up to the miracles that surround them. James Twyman is the author of sixteen books, including the NYT Bestseller The Moses Code.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

James Twyman hosts Book Signing at Village Books for Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis

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Join James at Village Books on March 23rd at 7PM to hear the latest by celebrated author and musician. Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis is a novel about how finding the courage to open your heart can heal the wounds of your past. Anna, an Italian immigrant living in Portland was shunned from her hometown of Assisi at age 16. She vowed that she would never return to the family who cast her away, but one day while browsing a bookstore a walking guide to the Camino of St. Francis falls and knocks her on the head. Reluctantly, she answers the call to return to Italy and walks in the steps of the humble Saint Francis in an attempt to reconcile the wounds of her past. Arriving in La Verna, Anna meets a young stranger named Giovanni. As the two begin walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, she finds her heart softening as she listens to Giovanni’s parables—and opens up to the miracles surrounding them.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keetje Kuipers, Geffrey Davis, & Erika Meitner - All Its Charms, Night Angler, & Holy Moly Carry Me

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

Join us in the Readings Gallery for an awesome line-up of stellar poets! Keetje Kuipers’ new collection of poems. All Its Charms, chronicles her decision to become a single-mother-by-choice and her marriage to the only woman she ever loved. Geffrey Davis’s award-winning second collection, Night Angler, reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. Erika Meitner's Holy Moly Carry Me takes readers into the heart of Appalachia—its highways and strip malls, its fragility and danger—and wrestles with racial tensions, religious identity, gun violence, raising children, and the anxieties of life in the 21st century.

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• Tue 3/26/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Leigh Calvez The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants

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In The Breath of a Whale, Leigh Calvez tells the story of orcas, blue whales, and other Pacific Ocean giants through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. Leigh Calvez has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer.

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• Sat 3/30/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Talk: Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act

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Carolyn Koehnline, Bellingham author, psychotherapist, and clutter coach, will discuss her upcoming book, Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act, at Village Books. The event is free. Carolyn is known for her compassionate approach to clearing physical, mental, emotional, and schedule clutter. In Clearing Clutter as a Sacred Act, she offers a host of rich insights and simple tasks and activities that can transform the clutter-clearing process into a meaningful experience that honors life’s transitions and makes room for what matters.

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• Sat 4/6/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM