Events

Dig Into Fall – Gardening with Rhododendrons
Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m.

Frank Simpson, Director of the Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, will talk about how to grow and care for our state flower. He will cover varieties that are better suited for the home garden and how to incorporate them into a diverse landscape.

Cozy Crafts - DIY Mason Jar Candles
Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the fall season while reducing waste. Fill your home with the scents of the season. Learn how to make your own candles using objects that can be found around your home. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register. 

Get Out the Vote – Voter Registration
Monday, September 23 from 12-4 p.m.


The League of Women Voters will be providing free, non-partisan voter registration information at multiple locations, including the Mount Vernon City Library, in observance of National Voter Registration Day.


Stop by the Mount Vernon City Library on Monday, September 23 to register and make your voice heard

Celebra El Mes De La Herencia Latina/Celebrate Latino Heritage Month/

Carlos Gil
Martes, 24 de Septiembre | Tuesday, September 24
6:30 p.m.

El conferenciante de Humanidades Washington, profesor Carlos Gil, dará su discurso basado en su libro, "Nos convertimos en mexicoamericanos: cómo nuestra familia inmigrante sobrevivió para perseguir el sueño americano", esta presentación  explora la inmigración mexicana al destacar la experiencia de su propia familia en el sur de California, incluyendo paralelos con el estado de Washington.


Humanities Washington Speaker Professor Carlos Gil will give his talk based on his book, “We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream,” this talk explores Mexican immigration by spotlighting his own family’s experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State.


Habrá cuentos bilingües y actividades para los niños durante este programa. | There will be bilingual storytime and crafts for children during this program. 

D.I.Y. Succulent Diffuser Workshop
Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m.

Learn how to take care of, arrange, and use succulents for essential oil aromatherapy. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register.

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month/Celebra El Mes De La Herencia Latina  

Muestra de Arte | Art Show
Martes, 1 de Octubre | Tuesday, October 1
6:30 p.m.


Presentando con el trabajo de los artistas latinos Cecilia Alvarez, Rene Julio y Brenda Brito. Disfrute de una presentación de los propios artistas sobre su trabajo, seguida de una recepción. Sus obras de arte estarán en exhibición todo el mes de octubre en la galería de la Sala de Lectura.


Art show featuring the work of Latino artists Cecilia Alvarez, Rene Julio, and Brenda Brito. Enjoy a presentation from the artists themselves about their work followed by a reception. Their artwork will be on display the entire month of October in the Reading Room gallery.  


Habrá cuentos bilingües y actividades para los niños durante este programa. | There will be bilingual storytime and crafts for children during this program. 

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month/Celebra El Mes De La Herencia Latina  

Lectura del autor | Author Visit
Martes, 8 de Octubre | Tuesday, October 8
6:30 p.m.


Ramon Mesa Ledesma es el autor de los libros Migrant Sun and Migrant Earth. Nació en Toppenish, Washington, en una familia de dieciséis hermanos y hermanas. Sus padres emigraron de México en la década de 1930 y su familia pasó los siguientes veinte años viviendo y trabajando en campos de trabajo para migrantes en todo el oeste de los Estados Unidos.


Ramon Mesa Ledesma is the author of the books Migrant Sun and Migrant Earth.  He was born in Toppenish, Washington into a family of sixteen brothers and sisters. His parents emigrated from Mexico in the 1930’s and his family spent the following twenty years living and working in migrant labor camps throughout the Western United States.


Habrá cuentos bilingües y actividades para los niños durante este programa. | There will be bilingual storytime and crafts for children during this program.


Book Club

"Cuba, Adios: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom" by Lorenzo Pablo Martinez
Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m. 


Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. Lorenzo Pablo Martinez was one of these children. In "Cuba, Adios: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom", Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. 


Genre: Autobiography

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