Events

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

"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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