Winter is the perfect time for exploring lowland hikes closer to home. Local author and hiking authority Craig Romano will be at Mount Vernon Library sharing some of his favorite hikes from his new book, Urban Trails: Everett, including trails on Camano and Whidbey Islands. Please join us for some armchair hiking and plan your next adventure with the help of the passionate and inspiring Craig Romano. Signed books will be available for sale, just in time for holiday gift giving. Cash or check only, please.
Why Are the Trees Dying in Skagit County?
Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout Skagit County and the rest of Western Washington. This year trees were particularly hard-hit, especially western redcedars, causing concern for many property owners. Washington State University (WSU) Extension Forestry will be giving a free public seminar to explain why so many trees are dying right now and what property owners can do.
Learn what makes forests healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, including their environmental roles and the important interactions between them. Learn about what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts. The seminar will be taught by Kevin Zobrist, associate professor of forestry at WSU and author of the book Native Trees of Western Washington.
Cantabile Chamber Choir
Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Cantabile Chamber Choir is an ensemble of auditioned vocalists gathered from the Skagit Valley area that performs concerts of sacred and secular works. Their music genres range from classic to contemporary, and from sacred to folk music.
Slavic Youth Choir
Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of traditional Russian and Ukrainian Christmas songs performed by the Slavic Gospel Church Youth Choir.
Monday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Road is a Celtic band that mixes traditional Irish pub music with Scottish political rants, old English ballads, American bluegrass tunes, and the occasional Galician, Breton or Swedish influence.
"Killing and Dying" by Adrian Tomine
Thursday, December 13 | 12:30 p.m. | Conference Room
Summary: Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. Genre: Graphic Novel