Puget Sound Art & Treatment Plant Tour

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by anytime to create art inspired by Puget Sound and its creatures. At 1 pm, attend a program about water in our lives and what happens to the dirty water you send down the drain. Discover how LOTT cleans up wastewater at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and the steps taken to protect Puget Sound. Then take a tour of the treatment plant! Tour participants must be 10 or older and wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! We’re open 10 am-4 pm on Saturday October 7. Enjoy art activities and view student artwork on display. 

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! We’re open 10 am-8 pm on Friday, October 6. Enjoy art activities and view student artwork. Join us Friday evening 6-8 pm for an art reception with light refreshments showcasing art by local high school students. 

"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”
Monday, Sept 11, 2017, 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Café
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia
No admission charge.
Contributions to PIH welcomed

Contact: Lin Nelson or Peter Kardas
Phone: 360-956-1358

This will be an opportunity to hear stories regarding the fight for better access to health care, and a more equitable world, from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Mara Kardas-Nelson is the Director of Community-Based Programs at Partners in Heath (PIH) in Sierra Leone. She will speak about PIH's work in the country, from its initial efforts in the fight against Ebola to its current work strengthening the country's health system. PIH's work is rooted in social justice, with the belief that the world's poorest also deserve the world's best healthcare. Mara will speak about the organization's community-based work with Ebola survivors, people living with HIV and TB, and the country's poorest and most marginalized. PIH’s project in Sierra Leone is part of the organization’s work in many different regions to support equitable health care at a time when international health care is being defunded and undermined.

There will be ample time for discussion. Snacks will be offered. There is no admission charge, but people wishing to contribute financially to PIH will be able to do so.

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.

Thurston Climate Action Team presents 2017 Candidate Forum

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Thurston Climate Action Team presents:  2017 Candidates Forum

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017; 7:00 PM at Traditions Fair Trade Café

Candidates for Olympia, Lacey, and the Port will be on hand to discuss their positions on matters important to us all.  Take advantage of your opportunity to meet these candidates and ask your own questions. 

Port of Olympia: Bill Fishburn, Gigi McClure, Bill McGregor, E.J.Zita

Olympia: Max Brown, Jim Cooper, Clark Gilman, Allen Miller, Lisa Parshley, Renata Rollins

Lacey: Michael Steadman

Quiver / Wtrbel 2017 Serve the Earth Summer West Coast Tour kick-off show w/ Weoh / Serac

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Quiver and Wtrbel "Serve the Earth" 2017 Summer Tour kick-off show w/ special guests: Weoh / Serac... on 8ew Moon Cooperative Cafe in Oly...

Quiver: melodic and urgent naturalist, wyrd folk epics from Oly (https://quiver2.bandcamp.com/)
Wtrbel: earth-based psychedelic folk devotionals from Oly (https://wtrbel.bandcamp.com/releases)
Weoh: medival pagan ritual folk from, WA (https://weoh.bandcamp.com/releases)
Serac: neo-classical, folk instru-metal awesome from Oly (https://serac1.bandcamp.com/releases)

New Moon Cooperative Cafe, Oly

$5 / All Ages


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.

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