Make the most of your relationship with the woody plants in your surroundings and learn to prune correctly for health, beauty, and safety. We’ll start with roses, move on to other shrubs, and finish up with a little about trees.
Presented by: Helen Weber, Master Gardener
Underground Writing Book Launch & Reading
Thursday, February 21
Writing can change lives. Students from Underground Writing will read excerpts from their first anthology, “What No One Ever Tells You”. Underground Writing is a creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington. Copies of the book can be purchased at the event for $15.
Empieza a 21 de Febrero 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
Don’t Worry, Eat Happy: The Brain-Food-Mood Connection
Monday, February 25
How does what you eat affect how you feel and function physically, mentally and emotionally? Learn the latest nutrition advances for improving a wide range of mental health concerns.
Presented by: Clinical Nutritionist Karl Mincin
Master Gardeners Dig Into Spring: Garden Tool Basics
Tuesday, February 26
Gardening is easier and more fun when you use the right tools. Do you know how to choose and care for the best hand tools for you? Learn how to select the right tools for your tasks and how to sharpen and maintain them, including: pruners, shovels, hoes, and hori-horis.
Presented by: Diana Wisen and Don Glover, Master Gardeners
"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
Thursday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Summary: In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city.
Genre: Asian American Fiction
"The Checklist Manifesto " by Atul Gawande
Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m.
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.