May Events at Mount Vernon City Library
Open Data Free Workshop Series - Wednesdays in May
Humanities Washington

When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate

Thursday, May 10 | 6:30 p.m.  
Resource Room

Today, communities experiencing rapid economic growth find themselves displacing artists that helped spur the growth in the first place. Artist Jane Richlovsky was once slated to become a victim of this proverbial wrecking ball. Jane will talk about how artists and their communities might write a new story together.

Presented by: Jane Richlovsky, founder of ’57 Biscayne Studios, and co-founder of Good Arts LLC, a pioneering artist/developer real estate venture. Presented in conjunction with Humanities WA. 


Earth’s Bi-Polar Disorder 

Monday, May 14 | 6:30 p.m.  
Resource Room

Dramatic changes are widespread throughout the polar regions; sea ice is in decline, ice sheets are thinning, and permafrost is thawing. The field work scientists endure is challenging but necessary to help society anticipate what further changes are in store and what steps might be worth taking if we wish to avoid yet more troubling climate conditions.

Presented by: Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA Emeritus Scientist

Introduction to Shape and Shadow - Free Drawing Workshop Wednesday Mat 16 & 23

Preparedness on the Go 

Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 p.m. 
Resource Room

What would you do if it’s the middle of winter and you’re driving home on a country road, and it’s a white out? You hit a patch of ice and find yourself trapped in your car completely out of view from other traffic. Would you be able to get help? Or have the ability to survive until help gets to you? Learn how to be ready for almost any emergency and what items you need to have in your vehicle to be prepared.

Presented by: Barb Hudson, Mount Vernon City Library staff member & preparedness aficionado. 

Pacific Mammal Research

Making a Mark: Photo-ID of Harbor Porpoises in the Salish Sea

Tuesday, May 22 | 6:30 p.m. 
Resource Room

The harbor porpoise is one of the most abundant species in the Salish Sea, yet little is understood about their population. Pacific Mammal Research is dedicated to understanding more about their population by conducting photo-ID surveys and using passive acoustic technology.  

Presented by: Dr. Cindy Elliser, who has conducted marine mammal research for over 15 years. 

May Youth Activities
Tails for Tales

Tales for Tails 

Saturday, May 5 
1-2 p.m.

Dogs on Call, an all-volunteer organization of certified therapy dogs, presents this reading program for reluctant readers (and readers who just love dogs). Reading to dogs helps put kids at ease and makes reading more enjoyable. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn© 

Saturday, May 5 & Saturday, May 19
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 – 6

Join us on the first and third Saturdays of the month for Kaleidoscope Play & Learn. Children and their caregivers can drop-in and explore the day’s theme through curriculum-based early learning activities. 

Build with an Engineer

STEAM Lab: Build with an Engineer

Tuesday, May 15

4 - 5 p.m.

Ages 6 - 8

Join Esco Bell, Mount Vernon Public Works Director, for an hour of engineering fun. 

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