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From Ice Age to the 21st Century: A History of Thurston County

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Historian Drew Crooks will explore the fascinating history of Thurston County from far in the past to modern times. It is an exciting story, full of surprises, conflicts and compromises.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Fairy Tea Party

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk. Dress in a fairy folk 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 Timberland Library Information Desk beginning Friday, November 3. 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.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Open Tiny House-The Damselfly-FOR SALE

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:00pm - 6:30pm

OPEN HOUSE-The Damselfly Tiny House on Wheels-FOR SALE    
Friday, October 20, 2017 2-6:30PM
4604 Shincke Rd NE
Olympia, WA  98506

Join us in person and see The Damselfly, a newly completed one-of-a-kind Tiny House on Wheels from Zyl Vardos, currently available for sale $99,500.
240 sq ft, 24’ x 10’, 11,500 lbs. Larger and more spacious than the average tiny home, The Damselfly offers unique comfort and quality,  Zyl Vardos' signature artistic flare and modern features.
The Damselfly was designed to be a unique and serene space that can be used as a primary residence, getaway, mother-in-law or Air BnB rental. 
RSVP or come on by!
Please contact us for more information or visit

Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In 1917, the US entered the Great War to fight alongside our European allies. However, Washington's homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Join historian Lorraine McConaghy to learn about and discuss this dramatic period in our state's history.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

"Charlie Vs Goliath" documentary and Q&A @OFS @6pm, Fri. Sept. 29th

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm

Charlie vs Goliath

Rachel Corrie Foundation Executive Director Meet and Greet

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join RCF at Traditions Café for a delightful evening welcoming Whitney Faulkner, our new Executive Director. We welcome you to enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with Whitney, the Corries, and the rest of RCF staff and board members.

About Whitney:
Whitney Faulkner is the first Executive Director at the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice (RCF). She is a lifelong Northwest resident and started volunteering with the Rachel Corrie Foundation in 2005.

Whitney was raised in Wenatchee, Washington. She moved to Olympia in 2004 to attend The Evergreen State College and in 2008 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Economics.

From 2007 to 2011, Whitney worked in Aleppo, Syria, and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. She has volunteered internationally in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and locally at the Family Support Center, SafePlace, and the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties. Prior to coming to the Rachel Corrie Foundation, Whitney served as the Training Coordinator for The Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys – Support Enforcement Project (WAPA-SEP).

Whitney enjoys the company of friends and family and recharges her batteries by running, hiking, and camping her way around the great Pacific Northwest.

Traditions Café: 300 5th Ave. NW Olympia, WA 98501

Walking Washington's History: A Visit with Author Judy Bentley

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Judy Bentley will discuss her book, "Walking Washington's History: Ten Cities," highlighting walks that tell ten stories from Washington's urban history. After the presentation there will be a book signing, with copies available for purchase.

Making Sense of Olympia with David Scherer Water

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

 "Olympia," a book by author-comedian David Scherer Water, ties local history and present-day phenomena. A book for long-time residents, tourists and newcomers, many Olympians have sent this title to their parents to help them make sense of this unique and weird place. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other library services will be available.


Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Have you heard about our new book club? It isn't about books.

On Friday, September 8, join us for an afternoon of TV talk! We’ll discuss what shows we’re all currently binge-watching, favorite episodes and more! Refreshments provided.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Healing and Hope: Alternatives to Meds

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
I always hear the same question: What are the alternatives to psychiatric meds?
At this talk, you can ask me! I will also share alternative models of understanding human suffering, trauma and emotional distress. You'll get practical tips for living freely, creatively and healthfully.
Chaya Grossberg has been an advocate for human rights and informed choice in the mental health system for over 15 years. She survived being put on 7 different psychiatric pharmaceuticals, causing her to be bedridden for over a year and have a near death experience. She returned with tremendous gifts of healing people whose lives have included psychiatric meds.
Please come and invite other people who have been psychiatrically d...iagnosed themselves, those seeking alternatives, and people supporting others who are looking for alternatives to meds. Healers, trauma survivors, and medical practitioners/therapists will benefit.
All are welcome regardless of whether you have a diagnosis, take meds, or are supporting others.
Chaya has worked as a teacher, healer and advocate with The Freedom Center, Western Massachusetts Training Consortium and Alternative To Meds Center. She was the commuity organizer at the Mental Health Association of Portland, assistant director of Portland Hearing Voices and a Warm Line Specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco. She has taught classes at California Institute of Integral Studies to their spiritual emergence group.
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