an evening with timothy egan
The renowned best-seller will be here! Mount Vernon Library Foundation presents: An Evening with Timothy Egan Proceeds from ticket sales and donations go to support the interior finishes of the new Mount Vernon library. Following an introduction by the Library Foundation, Egan will talk about the value of community libraries, followed by an audience Q&A and a post-talk book signing. Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author of eleven books, including A Fever in the Heartland, The Immortal Irishman, and Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West.
Drop in to the Mount Vernon Senior Center on Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm for free tech help from library staff. We offer help with basic computer, tablet, ereader, and smartphone skills, using email, navigating the library catalog and assistance downloading and using popular apps. Advice sessions are limited to 15 minutes per person.
Trial By Flavor: Boston Brown Bread
Learn to make this classic New England recipe from Shannon at a live baking demo on Thursday, February, 22nd at 5:30pm at the library! Free take home ingredient kits available after the demonstration, while supplies last.
Join a book club
The library offers three different book clubs you can join! The READ Harder Book Club is meant to encourage readers to explore settings, characters, formats, genres, and perspectives that might be outside of their reading norms. Each month members select a reading challenge to complete. The Riverwalk Book Club is a themed book discussion group that meets at the library and walks along the beautiful Skagit River. Café con libros es nuestro nuevo club de lectura en español. Compartimos nuestros pensamientos sobre el libro de mes y disfrutamos de café, pan dulce y comunidad!
Library of Things
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