Events

Master Gardeners Dig Into Spring: Raised Beds

Tuesday, March 12 

6:00 p.m.

Learn the benefits of raised bed gardening for the home gardener. Discover the many styles available, construction tips, and the best materials to use.

Presented by: Dave Buchan, Master Gardener

Get Craf-Tea at Tri-Dee Arts

Thursday, March 21

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

215 S. 1st St. Mount Vernon, WA

Join us at Tri-Dee Arts for a differ kind of "paint and sip" night! After a brief presentation on tea history and tea styles, enjoy a tea tasting and paint your own tea cup. Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Call the library at (360) 336-6209 to register. 

Mujeres Lectoras

21 de Marzo a la Biblioteca de Mount Vernon 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Un club de lectoras gratuito que se reúnen cada Jueves. Primer y segundo Jueves de cada mes en la Biblioteca Publica de Burlington. Tercer Jueves de cada mes en la Biblioteca de Mount Vernon. Cuarto Jueves de cada mes en la Biblioteca Central de Skagit. 

*Es un programa en español


Master Gardeners Dig Into Spring: Seeds or Starts

Tuesday, March 26 

6:00 p.m.

Some vegetables and flowers thrive when planted directly into the ground. Others grow best when started in a pot or tray, then transplanted outside. Learn the best conditions for starting your favorite plants, and take home some free seeds. If you have extras, bring them to share.

Presented by: Valerie Rose, Master Gardeners & Ada Snyder, High Mowing See Co. 

Craig Romano: Favorite Local Hikes & State Parks    

Thursday, March 28

6:30 p.m.    

Legendary outdoor enthusiast Craig Romano will share his favorite hikes from Washington State Parks. This is also the kick-off event for our new Discover Pass Kits, available for checkout in early March!


Book Club

"The Checklist Manifesto " by Atul Gawande

Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m.

Conference Room 


Summary: Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry--in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people--consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. 


Genre: Non-Fiction: Medical

"In the Midst of Winter" by Isabel Allende

Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m. 

Conference Room


Summary: 

Bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.


In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. 


Genre: Literary Fiction


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