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Advance Directives

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Thursday, April 27, for an overview of key discussions people can have with their loved ones and caregivers. It also highlights what documents they can sign to ensure their healthcare wishes are carried out when the time comes.

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

Downsize and Declutter

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Having trouble taking control of your home? This class teaches audiences the benefits of downsizing and decluttering, and walks them through the process with helpful tips and encouragement along the way. The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Ebb and Flow - film, shellfish & wine

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Spring Hiking with Alan Bauer

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come see Alan share his ideas, images, and humorous stories about hiking in the spring season. With much to share from his work on many of The Mountaineers Books, Alan will bring great ideas for staying active in the outdoors from winter into the spring months.

This program will take place at the Olympia Timberland Library, located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Sister Spit 20th Anniversary Tour

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In 2017 the Sister Spit Tour celebrates 20 years on the road, featuring six women artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality. Sister Spit is a traveling road show that brings provocative, emerging queer and feminist artists to venues across the US. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

UFOs in the Northwest

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

James Clarkson, Washington State Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), looks back over 30 years of UFO Investigations in the Pacific Northwest.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Winter Twig Identification Field Course

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:00am

Winter Twig Identification Field Course

Sunday, January 22, Choose between a morning class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR an afternoon class from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Are you interested in adding a new dimension to your winter outings? Check out the "Winter Twig Identification" field course led by the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. Through this “walking workshop,” you will learn the secrets of identifying local deciduous trees and shrubs without their leaves.

The course takes place on a scenic West Olympia trail, where small groups of learners will be paired with local plant experts to learn the keys to identify our native plants species. Cost is $5 per person, with learning materials provided.

For event details and to reserve your space in the class, please email We ask for your phone number, and your preference between the morning or afternoon sessions.

Iyad Burnat - Nonviolent Resistance in Bil'in, Palestine

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Iyad Burnat, a leader of the Bil'in Popular Committee in Palestine, comes to Olympia this week to share his new book Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance.

Olympia High School Bearzaar

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

You will BEARly believe all the crafts & antiques available at the 17th Annual Olympia High School BEARzaar this year. Hunt for that special gift at over 160 vendors.

The Raffle Hall has an item donated from each vendor, so you can preview a sampling of what the vendors have to offer. It also gives you many chances to win.

Admission and parking are FREE, although this year, for $5 you can enter at 8:15am instead of 9:00.  We will also be accepting canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Bank.

Make sure to give your cubs a big BEARhug before dropping them off at the Oly BEAR childcare down the Raffle Hall.

Stop by for a bite to eat at the café or warm up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

So, don't hibernate in your cave on Saturday, November 19th.  BEARzaar is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving! You probably won't leave BEARhanded.

Kathy 'kt' Thompson / 360-956-3667


Beautiful Landscape Solutions for South County Yards

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn how to create a beautiful landscape that will survive the rocky soils and cooler temperatures typical of South Thurston County areas.  Plant and wildlife experts will show you how to create a custom plan for your yard, select plants for year round beauty, reduce maintenance headaches, conserve water, and attract birds and butterflies unique to South Thurston County.

Reserve your spot in this FREE class by emailing or online at

Location: Maytown Assembly of God Church

Optional Part 2: December 15, 6 – 9 p.m.
Local landscape experts will be on hand to review the custom planting plan you create after Part 1 and help your dreams move to reality.

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