Explore the Outdoors - March 2018 at Mount Vernon City Library

All Events Held At Mount Vernon City Library

Branding Gets Personal

Branding Gets Personal  - Today!
Thursday, March 1 | 6:30 p.m. 

Learn how you can personally brand yourself to make an impression. In this one-hour session, you’ll learn how you can stand out in a crowd using proven branding strategies.

Presented by:

Jacque Beamer, a 30+ year expert in branding and marketing. Her agency BrandQuery turns 25 next year. She and her team work with top local and regional brands. They work to develop compelling messaging that speaks authentically to the brand's customer. And, it works. BrandQuery delivers ROI (return on investment) to their clients and their work is award winning both regionally and nationally.

Birds of the Salish Sea

Birds of the Salish Sea 
Thursday, March 8 | 6:30 p.m.

The Skagit Audubon Society will delve into the history of the Salish Sea, examine its geology and biodiversity, explore the hows and whys of migration, and take a look at the common birds of the sea.

Presented by: The Skagit Audubon Society

How to Eat Your Lawn

How to Eat Your Lawn 
Monday, March 12 | 6:30 p.m.

Alisa Kester raises chicken, quail, rabbits, and tends an organic no-till garden including 24 fruit trees. All of this is accomplished on an average City lot. Learn from Alisa how to transform your lawn into food.

Presented by: MVCL staff member Alisa Kester

Discover Your Wild Backyard

Discover Your Wild Backyard
Tuesday, March 13 | 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a slideshow trail tour around Bellingham, Western Whatcom County, the Skagit Valley, and Fidalgo Island.

Presented by: Award winning guidebook author 
Craig Romano

The Buzz on Blueberry Pollination

The Buzz on Blueberry Pollination 
Monday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m.

Honey bees are the primary pollinator for blueberries in  Western Washington, but weather conditions and the unique flower morphology of blueberry limits their ability to effectively pollinate this important crop. 

Presented by: Lisa DeVetter of WSU’s NW Washington Research and Extension Center

Mount Vernon Parks Foundation & Little Mountain Park

Mount Vernon Parks Foundation &
Little Mountain Park
Tuesday, March 20  | 6:30 p.m.

Parks Foundation Vice President Pete Wheeler will give you the scoop on the latest developments at Little Mountain Park, including the newly-funded Heart of the Park Project, the Youth Educational Hiking Program, and a new initiative at Edgewater Park. 

Presented by: Pete Wheeler, Parks Foundation VP

March Book Club - Thursday, March 8
March 2018 Youth Activities
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Teen Tech Week | March 5 - 9 | 3 - 5 p.m.
Spring Break | April 2 - 6 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Experience the magic of virtual reality with our new Oculus Rift system. A friendly robot will transport you to the ‘80s and teach you how to play in the world of virtual reality. Visit mountvernonwa.gov/library to sign up. 


STEAM Lab: Bug-ology

Tuesday, March 20 | 4 -  5 p.m.

Dig your hands into the fascinating world of bug science during this month's STEAM Lab. For kids ages 6-8. 

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