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SPECIAL EVENT

Gender Identity with Randi Breuer, Oasis Youth Shelter Director

Thursday, September 7th @ 6:00pm

Gender is more than most people think it is, it is a spectrum we are all on. Come join us for an introduction of understanding our transgender community. We will talk about the difference between biological sex and gender identity, and why that is important to know the difference. We will also cover some common terminology and guidelines of respect. Randi Breuer, PFLAG Skagit President and YMCA Oasis Daylight Coordinator, will facilitate this workshop with special guest Linden Jordan, PFLAG Skagit’s Speakers Bureau Chair.

SPECIAL EVENT

Katherine Pryor and Zora's Zucchini (writing for children)

Tuesday, September 12th @ 6:30pm

Writing a complete and compelling story in less than 1,000 words is no easy feat. Modern picture books explain the world to children in new and exciting ways, but there are guidelines and formats to the genre that must be understood before approaching a publisher. This class will examine the structure of successful contemporary picture books, and offer a glimpse into various paths to publication for children’s book authors.

Katherine Pryor is the award-winning author of the children's picture books Zora's Zucchini and Sylvia's Spinach, published by Readers to Eaters.

LIBRARY LUNCHTIME BOOK GROUP

Book Club - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

Thursday, September 14th @ 12:30pm

Summary: Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her family.

Mount Vernon City Library Lunchtime Book Group meets at 12:30 pm the Second Thursday of each month at the library. Interested in meeting new people and talking about great books? We always welcome new members. Come by to pick up the latest copy, then come back and share your thoughts.

SPECIAL EVENT

Behind the Book: Gail Noble-Sanderson and The Passage Home to Meuse (from traditional publishing to self-publishing)

Thursday, September 14th @ 6:30pm

The year is 1923 and the world continues its recovery from the ravages of World War I. In this second historical novel in the Meuse Trilogy, MARIE DURANT CHAGALL, now 27 years old, continues her own journey towards recovery, planning a return to nursing with a grand scheme of opening a rural health clinic, La Clinique Meuse.

Join us as author Gail Noble-Sanderson talks about the process of writing about continually developing characters through both historical and personal events.

SPECIAL EVENT

Nicola Pearson and Borrowed Ground (her 2nd book - Concrete author, actor and playwright)

Thuesday, September 19th @ 6:30pm

Join Nicola as she reads from Borrowed Ground and discusses how writing in different formats can free up the story.

Nicola Pearson is an award-winning playwright, author of the novel How to Make a Pot in 14 Easy Lessons, two Callum Lange mysteries and the children’s picture book, The Lost Hour. She lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with her potter husband, their dogs, cat and chickens.

LIBRARY LUNCHTIME BOOK GROUP

Book Club - The Art of Memoir

Thursday, October 12th @ 12:30pm

Summary: Karr breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, opening our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminating the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate.

Mount Vernon City Library Lunchtime Book Group meets at 12:30 pm the Second Thursday of each month at the library. Interested in meeting new people and talking about great books? We always welcome new members. Come by to pick up the latest copy, then come back and share your thoughts.

LIBRARY LUNCHTIME BOOK GROUP

Book Club - Gain

Thursday, November 9th @ 12:30pm

Summary: An epic novel traces the history of America through the rise of the Clare Soap and Chemical Company, which after 170 years of operating in Lacewood, Illinois, finds itself clashing with a woman whose cancer it may have caused.

Mount Vernon City Library Lunchtime Book Group meets at 12:30 pm the Second Thursday of each month at the library. Interested in meeting new people and talking about great books? We always welcome new members. Come by to pick up the latest copy, then come back and share your thoughts.


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