David Raffin reads at the Finger for Westside ArtsWalk. Appearing at the Olympia Library Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:30 PM.
During October, everyone is an artist who practices the Art of letter writing! Share what you love about Olympia and place it in a symbol of love located at a place everyone loves! Dear Olympia: Love Letters to Our City is a community-wide event that invites all Olympia area residents to write a love letter to the city sharing stories about favorite places, events and memories of growing up/living in/visiting Olympia. Letters from the heart will be "posted" in a Heart sculpture created by Olympia artists Margo Westfall and Don Lovett and located in the "heart" of Olympia: the Library. Letters will be collected throughout October and selected letters will be shared publicly.
Please join us for a traveling road show of bicycle talk, zines, and transportation activism. Elly Blue and Joe Biel will present short videos and a slideshow about Portland's bike culture, followed by a discussion of alternative transit and the future of transportation infrastructures in our towns and beyond. Dale Carlson from Bike Tech of Olympia will provide a local perspective on bike culture. Program sponsored by Bike Tech of Olympia and the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.
The Olympia Timberland Library & Northern|The Olympia All Ages Project want to keep you up all night for the second annual 24 Hour Zine Thing workshop. Your challenge: make a 24-page zine from conception to completion in 24 hours straight. Take a break from zine creation at 8 p.m. to enjoy the musical stylings of Olympia's own Broken Water. The event culminates with willing sleep-deprived zinesters reading from their shiny new zines on Sunday, August 1 at 3:30 p.m. Note: feel free to drop in at any point between July 31 at 5:30 p.m. and August 1 at 5 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring materials to use or share. Location: Northern, 321 4th Avenue, Olympia.
24 Hour Zine Thing site: http://24hourzines.com
Broken Water: http://www.myspace.com/brokenagua
Join author Jill Bullock for a discussion of her book "Olympia," a local history told through postcards. The presentation will be at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, June 24 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Ms. Bullock will discuss the history of postcards and postcard collecting while projecting images of historical Olympia postcards. First the provisional territorial capital in 1853, Olympia became the permanent state capital when Washington attained statehood in 1889. The town's history and landmarks, as well as the surrounding areas, were all visually documented by the picture postcard, which gained widespread popularity by the beginning of the 20th century. Bullock, a native of Bellevue, a newspaper columnist, writer and antique and postcard dealer, has collected images of Washington for more than 25 years. The event will be held after hours, regular library services will not be available. The Olympia library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.