Events

How to Get Writing & Stay Writing: A Writer’s Workshop on Harnessing Your Muse 
Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm

Local fantasy author, Alisa Kester, will be discussing how to summon your muse , combat writer's block, and write on a schedule. Afterwards, participants will practice with writing prompts and can meet other writers in the community.

What are my Medicare Options? 
Wednesday, November 13th from 4:00-5:30 pm

Open Enrollment for Medicare is October 15th-December 7th. Come to our Free Medicare Educational Sessions to learn more about your options! Insurance agent and broker, Robert Nixon, will be here to discuss who can get Medicare, when they have opportunities to get it, and how private insurance options can help fill in the gaps.

This program is presented by Robert Nixon, a licensed insurance agent and broker. Mr. Nixon is not connected with the Federal Medicare program. This event is for educational purposes only and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. You may contact Mr. Nixon at (425) 894-6850 or email: robertnixon@wespeakmedicare.org with questions. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call (360) 336-6209.

Healthy Holiday Cheer
Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm

Learn about Health at Every Size®, easy swaps to try for Thanksgiving, and why you don't need to say 'no' to your favorite holiday dishes from Registered Dietitian, Faith Martian!

Author Panel: Does a Word Count Count?Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 pm

How many words in a Word Count count? Join our panel of local authors, Nicola Pearson, Robert L. Slater, Becky Mandelbaum, and Carole Lexa Schaefer to discuss the pros and cons of writing to a word count.

Cozy Crafts: Crochet Pot-Holders
Thursday, November 21st at 6 pm

Come learn some basic crochet techniques and make a cotton pot holder just in time for your Thanksgiving dishes. Classes are reserved for ages 16+. Supplies will be provided at each class. Space is limited, please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register.

Write-In
Tuesday, November 26th at 6:30 pm

A cozy writer's space will be reserved for anyone working on finishing their novel/novella. Bring whatever writing device you use and your imagination. There will be light refreshments, books to reference, and a supportive atmosphere to help you meet your goal.


Book Club

"The Summer Queen" by Elizabeth Chadwick
Thursday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m. 


At the age of thirteen, Eleanor of Aquitaine is forced to leave everything behind, marry a man she doesn't love, and take the throne to reign as Queen of France. Eleanor's new life is full of risk—and unlimited opportunity. Barely out of childhood and faced with great scandals, fraught relationships, and forbidden love at every turn, Eleanor must use all her cunning to secure her future as one of the most powerful women in the world.


Genre: Historical Fiction

"American Wolf" by Nate Blakeslee
Thursday, December 12 at 12:30 p.m. 


Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West.

With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world.

But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park’s stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley.


Genre: Nature/Animals

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