October 2015

Book Release Party!

Event: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of local author Lindsay Schopfer's new book: Magic, Mystery and Mirth!  The book is a collection of short stories that range from humorous fantasy to surreal horror. The author will read from his book as well as have a Q & A session.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  

Fairy Tea Party

Event: 
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk at our annual children's Fairy Tea Party!  Kids can dress in costume and enjoy a fairy tea and activities so exciting they're magical. Dancers from Ballet Northwest will also be performing two dances from the Nutcracker ballet. Free tickets will be available at the Tumwater Library information desk, beginning Friday, October 23. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

 

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  

 

Four Humans Using Words to Communicate

Event: 
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Location: Olympia Timberland Library- 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia.
Contact: 360-352-0595

Description: Four authors - Kate Robinson, Caleb Beckwith, Alice Wynne, and Reid Urban - will read excerpts from their works on topics such as rage, lust, romantic comedy and madness.

Parenting Plus: Positive Discipline

Event: 
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Olympia Timberland Library- 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia.
Contact: 360-352-0595

Description: Positive Discipline is a workshop designed to give parents a clear vision, goals and techniques to facilitate healthy discipline. Candyce Lund Bollinger has been a parent educator at South Puget Sound Community College for the past 32 years and has offered private parenting services for 28 years. This presentation is part of a series of three offered by the Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey Timberland libraries that focus on the topics of bullying, discipline, and divorce/blended families.

Free Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife Class

Event: 
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Interested in sustainable landscaping practices that can result in reduced maintenance chores, including watering and mowing, while also attracting birds and butterflies? Join Stream Team and WSU’s Native Plant Salvage Project for their popular "Naturescaping" workshop on Thursday, November 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Lacey Community Center.An optional follow-up class in March will offer expert help reviewing participants' landscape plans.

The class is free, but you  must register to participate. Go to www.streamteam.info and click on “calendar.” For more information contact WSU Native Plant Salvage Project at nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or 360-867-2167.

Mimi Williams and Mary Gentry

Event: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come join us at the library for this exciting program, featuring two local artists!

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Books will be available to purchase for those interested.  Feel free to call with any questions!  360-352-0595.

Climate Change – A Panel Discussion about the Implications that come from Drought

Event: 
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Climate Change – A Panel Discussion
about the Implications that come from Drought

LOTT’s WET Science Center, 500 Adams NE, Olympia
November 12th, 7:00 - 8:30

Paul Pickett, Department of Ecology
Ginny Stern, hydrogeologist, Department of Health

Join us at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.

Co-Hosted by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE).  This will be the first of the South Sound Estuary Association's Discovery Speaker Series. (I heard about this in a news story by the Tacoma News Tribune's Jeffrey Mayor.)

Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium

Event: 
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:00am - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Palestine, Blackness, and Solidarity in Settler Democracy

Event: 
Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Keith P. Feldman, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the history and resurgence of Black-Palestinian solidarity at this public event Thursday, October 22, 12-1 p.m., in The Evergreen State College Library Lobby, at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

His lecture, Palestine, Blackness, and Solidarity in Settler Democracywill sketch a history of Black-Palestinian connections, arguing that this work renders important ways of framing the contemporary violence of settler democracy in general.  In the last few years, activists contesting anti-Black police violence in the United States have drawn conscious links to Palestinian struggles against Israeli state violence. While this flurry of activity may seem novel or surprising, it renews long-standing questions about decolonization, anti-racism, and solidarity. This presentation sketches a history of Black-Palestinian connections, arguing that this work renders important ways of framing the violence of settler democracy today.