Events

Learn to Zentangle

Monday, Sept. 17 | 6-8 p.m.

Resource Room

Learn this meditative drawing technique to unlock your creativity and achieve greater focus. With Certified Zentangle teacher Sara Harlan.

Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 18 | 6:30 p.m.  

Resource Room

Catastrophes can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make it through many of the disasters you’ll face in the Puget Sound region. However, to make it through a major catastrophe, you’ll need to be prepared for longer—at least 7 to 10 days. Learn what to do to make it through. All supplies provided. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as classes are limited to 12 people. Call (360) 336-6209 to register.


Watercolor Still Life

Wednesday, Sept. 19 & Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 6-8 p.m.

Resource Room

This is a 2-part series for beginners with MVCL Artist in Residence Betsy Risser. Learn the basics and produce a painting over the course of 2 nights. All supplies provided. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as classes are limited to 12 people. Call (360) 336-6209 to register.

Drawing with Light and Shadow

Monday, Sept. 24 | 6-8 p.m.

Resource Room

Learn how proper application of light and shadow will help you draw clear and recognizable forms. With local artist Margaret Davidson. ll supplies provided. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as classes are limited to 12 people. Call (360) 336-6209 to register.


Skagit Reads

Skagit Reads is a county-wide library program that brings Skagit County residents together to read and engage with one book.  Free events are hosted at various libraries around the county to help readers explore themes and issues related to the selected book.

Skagit Reads Fall 2018 Title: "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery


"The Soul of an Octopus" explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus--a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature--and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. 


"Diving deeper than Jules Verne ever dreamed, The Soul of an Octopus is a page-turning adventure that will leave you breathless." - Vicki Constantine Croke

Visit the Skagit Reads Facebook Page for a list of book discussion and program dates at Mount Vernon City Library, Central Skagit Library, Burlington Public Library, and La Conner Regional Library.


Book Club

"The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey"
by Rinker Buck

Thursday, October 11 | 12:30 p.m. | Conference Room

Summary:An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn’t been attempted in a century—which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.
Genre: Non-Fiction

"Before We Were Yours"

Thursday, November 8 | 12:30 p.m. | Conference Room

Summary:Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford, loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken.
Genre: Historical Fiction


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Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10AM–8PM • Friday & Saturday 10AM–5PM • Sunday: Closed