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Native Plants in Your Home Landscape - Not just for the Birds!

Monday, October 23rd @ 6:00pm

Come learn about the importance of incorporating native plants into your home landscaping, not just for the bird life you will attract, but for a host of benefits. Brenda Cunningham, Master Gardener and Garden Manager for Washington Native Plant Society, will tell us about some of the lesser known native plants that thrive here in Skagit County, as well as ones that can be used to solve landscaping problems.

Brenda is a retired biologist and has been managing a native plant display garden for the past 4 years.

LATE BREAKING EVENT

Meet the Author - Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Tuesday, October 24th @ 6:30pm

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington State has a long and storied history that began in 1942 and continues to the present day.

William R. Stein is a military historian who has spent decades researching and studying America’s martial past. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he is a writer, lecturer, and the historian for the PBY-Naval Air Museum in Oak Harbor, Washington.

LATE BREAKING EVENT

Friends Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 28th from 10 AM-1PM

There will be treats! There will be RAFFLE DRAWINGS for great prizes including two Kindle Fires and two book sets! Open to all.

Friends of the Library representatives will be on hand to talk about services they provide to the library. There will be fun! Did we mention...there will be treats!

DIG INTO FALL

The Sinister Garden-Deadly Charms in Your Own Landscape

Monday, October 30th @ 6:00pm

Plants are beautiful and lovely to have, but some are toxic to humans. You will be surprised by what plants you may have in your yard that are poisonous to people. This talk is specifically about plants that grow well in the PNW and are commonly found in our gardens. A handout will be provided to those who attend. Presented by Skagit County Master Gardener, Diana Wisen.

History Event

Tales from Big Lake Valley with Andrea Xaver & Melba Hall

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH at 6:30 PM

Everyone in Mount Vernon knows of Big Lake, but, many people do not know its rich history. Come learn more about the big lake area from Andrea Xaver President of the Big Lake Historical Society and Melba Hall a long-time Historian and lifetime Big Lake Resident.

Special Event

Advanced Planning and Hospice Myths and Truths

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH at 6:30 PM

We all have limited time. So, come learn about some about a few of life's most important things like 5 Wishes, POLST forms, and discover how hospice services bring medical care to you so you don’t have to travel to the doctor. Make informed decisions about how to live life to the fullest.

Dana Brothers is the Outreach Program Manager at Hospice of the Northwest and great person to boot.

LIBRARY LUNCHTIME BOOK GROUP

Book Club - Gain

Thursday, November 9th @ 12:30pm

Summary: An epic novel traces the history of America through the rise of the Clare Soap and Chemical Company, which after 170 years of operating in Lacewood, Illinois, finds itself clashing with a woman whose cancer it may have caused.

Mount Vernon City Library Lunchtime Book Group meets at 12:30 pm the Second Thursday of each month at the library. Interested in meeting new people and talking about great books? We always welcome new members. Come by to pick up the latest copy, then come back and share your thoughts.

History Event/From Field to Table

A History of Brewing in Washington State

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH at 6:30 PM

Michael Rizzo is the author of the most comprehensive coverage of Washington State Brewing to date. This presentation will cover the earliest brewers up until Prohibition and how brewing has changed from then until today. There will also be photographs of several breweries.

LIBRARY LUNCHTIME BOOK GROUP

Book Club - A Long Way From Brooklyn

Thursday, December 14th @ 12:30pm
Summary: Italian-American John Tursi tells of his tough Depression-era Brooklyn childhood, his life-changing experience as a CCC kid in Washington State, his adventures as an Army engineer during World War II, and his post-war life in Anacortes, Washington, as a community volunteer and philanthropist.



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