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November 2018

Lauren Danner at Timberland Regional Library

November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Timberland Regional Library, 313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
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Come meet Lauren Danner, author of Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park, and discover the story behind Washington’s spectacularly majestic third national park. She chronicles how concern over natural resource agency policies—one favoring tourism development and the other promoting logging in national forests—plus  conservationists’ activism and skillful political compromise, eventually led to its creation 50 years ago in 1968. Lauren Danner

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Hardship to Homeland author Richard Scheuerman at WSU Terrell Library Atrium

November 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Terrell Library Atrium, PO Box 645610, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5610
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Richard Scheuerman walking on campus

Richard Scheuerman was raised on a small farm between the rural Palouse Country communities of Endicott and St. John, Washington, and is a career historian and professional educator. His honors include the Washington State Historical Society's Robert Gray Medal for outstanding contributions to history education and the Washington Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also has a very personal connection to the region's Volga Germans. His book recounts their unique story in a saga that stretches from Germany to…

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Learn about Seattle’s markers, memorials, and monuments with Robert Spalding

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Picture of artist Alonzo Victor Lewis in studio, including several busts and a model military statue

Beginning with a stolen Tlingit totem pole and stretching to a Ken Griffey Jr. sculpture, Seattle offers an impressive abundance of public monuments, statues, busts, and plaques. Explore the history of these works and the stories behind them,including funding, artists, sites, public opinion, and more, with Monumental Seattle author Robert Spalding.

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December 2018

Authors to speak about pre-WWII Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland

December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way
Richland, Washington 99354
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Photo of Hanford high school builiding remains

Authors of the new book, Nowhere to Remember will give a public presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Drawn from Hanford History Project personal narratives, Nowhere to Remember highlights life in Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland—three small eastern Washington agricultural communities where Euro-American settlers transformed acres of sagebrush into fruit orchards and neighbors helped neighbors. But in 1943, families received evacuation orders, and Manhattan Project restrictions meant they could not return.…

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WSU Press 2018 Holiday Book Fair

December 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Terrell Library Atrium, PO Box 645610, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5610
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The Washington State University Press will host its 27th annual holiday book fair on Wednesday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., in the Terrell Library Atrium on the Pullman campus. The fair highlights books published throughout the year and is open to everyone. Festivities include steep discounts of 20-50% on all titles, drawings for free books, and complimentary refreshments. Author Darin Watkins will be signing copies of Chance for Glory, which chronicles the untold story of the magical 1915 season, when…

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February 2019

Lauren Danner with the Seward Park Audubon Center

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98118
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Come meet Lauren Danner, author of Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park, and discover the story behind Washington’s spectacularly majestic third national park. She chronicles how concern over natural resource agency policies—one favoring tourism development and the other promoting logging in national forests—plus  conservationists’ activism and skillful political compromise, eventually led to its creation 50 years ago in 1968. Lauren Danner

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Lauren Danner at the Washington Native Plant Society

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come meet Lauren Danner, author of Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park, and discover the story behind Washington’s spectacularly majestic third national park. She chronicles how concern over natural resource agency policies—one favoring tourism development and the other promoting logging in national forests—plus  conservationists’ activism and skillful political compromise, eventually led to its creation 50 years ago in 1968. Lauren Danner  

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Jean Godden at Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
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Jean Godden standing with arms crossed in front of birch trees

Come and meet Seattle reporter, editor, columnist, and city councilmember Jean Godden, who witnessed historic events, watched Seattle evolve into a civic and national affairs leader, met city and state movers and shakers, and became a local celebrity herself. In her new book, Citizen Jean, the consummate observer recounts—as only she can—the World’s Fair that got Seattle noticed, the citizen-led battle against freeways, the fight to keep Pike Place Market away from New York investors, the World Trade Organization protests, and more.…

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Jean Godden at University Book Store

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Book Store, 4326 University Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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Jean Godden standing with arms crossed in front of birch trees

Come and meet Seattle reporter, editor, columnist, and city councilmember Jean Godden, who witnessed historic events, watched Seattle evolve into a civic and national affairs leader, met city and state movers and shakers, and became a local celebrity herself. In her new book, Citizen Jean, the consummate observer recounts—as only she can—the World’s Fair that got Seattle noticed, the citizen-led battle against freeways, the fight to keep Pike Place Market away from New York investors, the World Trade Organization protests, and more.…

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March 2019

Jean Godden at Elliott Bay Book Company

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Jean Godden standing with arms crossed in front of birch trees

Come and meet Seattle reporter, editor, columnist, and city councilmember Jean Godden, who witnessed historic events, watched Seattle evolve into a civic and national affairs leader, met city and state movers and shakers, and became a local celebrity herself. In her new book, Citizen Jean, the consummate observer recounts—as only she can—the World’s Fair that got Seattle noticed, the citizen-led battle against freeways, the fight to keep Pike Place Market away from New York investors, the World Trade Organization protests, and more.…

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