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UPCOMING EVENT

Home Composting & Worm Bins

Monday, May 12nd @ 6 PM

Compost builds good soil structure. It is also a giant step toward recycling wastes, conserving precious energy reserves, and regaining control of our food supplies. Why throw food peelings and yard clippings into the garbage when you can harvest their nutrients by turning them into soil enriching compost? Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms in our upcoming vermicomposting class. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding.

Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County. She is a lifelong practitioner of healthy soils and organic gardening. She brings lots of enthusiasm to her work as a composting educator.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Free Movie BBQ

Saturday, June 3, 2:30pm

Join us at the Lincoln Theatre for a FREE showing of The Tale of Despereaux followed by a FREE BBQ in Pine Square.

This read the book/see the movie event is sponsored by Elks #1604.

All ages/families

UPCOMING EVENT

I Hate Shakespeare

Monday, June 5th @ 6 PM

After 400 years, what is it that continues to make Shakespeare relevant? We'll use six films to explore one of Shakespeare's best known soliloquies. Learn to see what Shakespeare's words mean.

BOOK CLUB

Book Discussion Group - America's First Daughter

Thursday, June 8th @ 12:30 PM

Our second Thursday of the month book group is reading America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray. This book tells the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. Enjoy some lively discussion and meet new people. Find the Book

UPCOMING EVENT

Diamonds in the Ether: Tuning In To Northwest Radio History

@ Mountain Glen Retirement Center - Thursday, June 8th @ 3:00 PM

Look and listen back to the people, stations, and stories that made radio broadcasting a vital part of the culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Innovations in technology, programming, and business as far back as the 1920s made radio in this remote corner a little bit different than the rest of the United States, and connected the people of Washington with events and entertainment from across the country and around the world. With a mixture of vintage audio, historic images, and expert storytelling, radio historian and broadcaster Feliks Banel revisits the power of radio in the Evergreen State then and now, and looks ahead to the unpredictable future of local radio in our communities.

UPCOMING EVENT

Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, June 13th @ 6:30 PM

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is coming Monday, August 21. It will begin in Oregon and cover 12 states, sweeping across the heartland, into Tennessee, through the remote North Carolina mountains, and the first shades of darkness will reach the Oregon at about 1:07 p.m. before heading through Columbia and Charleston and off the Atlantic Coast. Bob Scott will give the inside scoop on how to watch this once in a lifetime event.

UPCOMING EVENT

Summer Reading / Lectura de verano

Sign-ups begin June 19 / Registraciones comienzan el 19 de junio

Read books and earn prizes!

Leer libros y ganar premios!

UPCOMING EVENT

BUILD-IT - Kid's Event

Tuesday, June 20, 3-6pm

Drop-in and see what you can create with KEVA planks, blocks, tube builders, straw builders, magna-tiles and more!

UPCOMING EVENT

MAKE-IT - Kid's Event - Art Program

Tuesday, June 27, 1pm

Make some art with local artist Deirdre Czoberek. 1pm ages 6-10

UPCOMING EVENT

ENGINEER-IT - Kid's Event - Science Show

Friday, June 30, 2pm

Pacific Science Center's Science on Wheels presents an interactive show where we design, test, and redesign inventions inspired by the world around us.

UPCOMING EVENT

REPTILE MAN - Kid's Event

Tuesday, July 25 @ 3pm @ Hillcrest Park

See and learn about 15 exotic reptiles from around the world. Reptile Man brings in a variety of reptiles, turtles, an alligator and numerous types of snakes. As a zoologist and educator, Reptile Man shows each animal and talks about their individual importance to the balance of nature. Certain animals are available for petting following the performance. All dangerous snakes have been surgically devenomized. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mount Vernon Library and the Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.

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