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September 2018

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

September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
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Bronze statue of a World War I soldier

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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October 2018

Candace Wellman at Deming Library

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deming Library, 5044 Mt Baker Hwy
Deming, WA 98244
Author Candace Wellman

Come meet Candace Wellman, the award-winning author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages," and learn about the peace-weaving alliances that played a crucial role in Pacific Northwest settlement. The four intermarried women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities

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Candace Wellman at Everson Library

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive
Everson, WA 98247
Peace Weavers cover

Come meet Candace Wellman, the award-winning author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages," and learn about the peace-weaving alliances that played a crucial role in Pacific Northwest settlement. The four intermarried women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.  

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November 2018

Candace Wellman at Ferndale Library

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248
Author Candace Wellman

Come meet Candace Wellman, the award-winning author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages," and learn about the peace-weaving alliances that played a crucial role in Pacific Northwest settlement. The four intermarried women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.      

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Hardship to Homeland author Richard Scheuerman at the Colfax Public Library

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whitman County Library – Colfax Branch, 102 South Main Street
Colfax, WA 99111 United States
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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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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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Free
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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