Telling the Story with Open Data

Wednesday, May 16 | 9 a.m. | @ Burlington Public Library

This hands on learning lab will focus on how to use open data in your projects (no project necessary).

Introduction to Shape & Shadow
Free 2-part Drawing Workshop

Wednesdays May 16 & 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Resource Room

Dot-Line-Curve-Angle-Circle.  That’s all you need to draw.  
In this basic drawing workshop, you’ll explore the five elements that make up every drawing or painting. You don’t need to be “artistic” to draw. What you need is to be able to break down what you see into these basic elements. Mount Vernon City Library’s own Artist-in-Residence, Betsy Risser, believes art should be fun, relaxing, and part of everyday life.

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.

Answering Real World Questions

Wednesday, May 23 | 9 a.m. | @ Burlington Public Library

This hands on learning lab will focus on how to use open data to answer questions that come up. Take your answers straight from the data.

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 the use of passive acoustic technology.  Come learn about the marine mammals of the Salish Sea and specifically harbor porpoises.

Presented by: Dr. Cindy Elliser, who has conducted marine mammal research for over 15 years and is the founder of the Pacific Mammal Research to study marine mammals in the Salish Sea.  

Book Club

by Catherine Coulter

Thursday, May 10 | 12:30 p.m. | Conference Room

Summary: FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder eighty-six-year-old Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.
Genres: Fiction, suspense, thriller, mystery


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