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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
How to Transform Your Life
Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways. Let's expl...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 5/24/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/31/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/7/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/14/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/21/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Poet Sarah Kay
Celebrated educator and acclaimed poet Sarah Kay will be at Browsers on Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm. In her latest and third single-poem volume, All Our Wild Wonder (Hachette Books; March 13, 2018), illustrated by Sophia Janowitz, renowned poet Sarah Kay p...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Thu 5/24/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Relationships, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Love, Desire, Attachment: Making our Relationships more Pure
If we wish to enjoy good relationships, it is essential that we learn to distinguish between love and attachment. While love brings only good results and happiness, attachment brings only problems and suffering such as craving, jealousy, dependence, and co...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Mon 5/28/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults
Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. This month Snow will delve into the dark imaginings of Edgar Allan Poe. Bring your lunch or your kni...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/1/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Olympia Comics Festival Preview Night - Farel Dalrymple & Shannon Wheeler
Come and celebrate the Olympia Comics Festival, an event centered on alternative, arts-for-arts-sake comic books. Guests of honor, Peter Farel Dalrymple and Shannon Wheeler, will present their work, take audience questions and sign copies of their books. T...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/1/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Rhodies & Roses: A Master Gardener Talk
WSU Extension Pierce Co Master Gardeners will present a talk on “Rhodies & Roses” on Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Puyallup Research Center Demonstration Garden at 10:00AM. Come and learn culture tips, pruning, fertilizing, selection and more. Free and no ...
Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/2/18 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Philip Kramer: Hiking the PCT
Join us as we welcome Philip Kramer to Browsers on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 PM. He will talk about his new book from Mountaineers Books, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California. ABOUT THE BOOK: THE PACIFIC CREST NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL stretch...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Tue 6/5/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travel Morocco: A Photo Tour of Morocco
Join us for a visual tour of Morocco. Enjoy a photo journal created from a librarian’s recent visit to the North African country, who demonstrates you don’t need to be rich to travel somewhere exotic.
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Wed 6/6/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Steilacoom Library Speaker Series: White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality
Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores what white privilege is and provides tools for learning how to address it. Participants will gain knowledge and resources to foster inclusion and racial justice in their...
Steilacoom Community Center
Steilacoom, WA

Fri 6/8/18 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Hugelkultur Raised Beds Workshop
WSU Ext Pierce Co Master Gardeners will present a talk and hands on demonstration on “Hugelkultur” at the Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden located in Sehmel Homestead Park on Sat June 9, 2018 at 10:00AM- 12:00PM. Hugelkultur is a method of raised beds that...
Sehmel Homestead Park
Gig Harbor, WA

Sat 6/9/18 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Community Event, Politics
Creative Conversations
What Makes the United States Great? This is an opportunity to come together in a diverse but controlled environment to discuss our nation; its aspirations and goals, what gets in the way and what steps we can take to make it better.
Lakewood YMCA
Lakewood, WA

Mon 6/11/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mon 7/9/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mon 8/13/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Muslim Girl Saves the World: Ms. Marvel and Islam in the Comics
Superheroes such as Superman or Captain America have been consistently popular, but in response to changing cultural expectations, their ranks are becoming more diverse, with Wonder Woman and Black Panther joining the pantheon of superhuman costumed crime ...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 6/12/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Olympia Genealogical Society June Meeting
Erin Quinn Valcho, curator at the Lacey Museum, will share her expertise in the preservation of old photographs and documents. A museum professional for 20 years, Erin has a passion for ensuring the long-term preservation of objects which tell stories that...
Thurston County Courthouse
Olympia, WA

Thu 6/14/18 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Elizabeth Lord Presents New Storytelling show: Homesick
Master storyteller Elizabeth Lord takes you on a journey into Christian summer camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe, and explains why singing songs about Jesus is hilarious. Sometimes a child gets homesick when away from home, but sometimes a child is just pla...
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/15/18 - Sun 6/17/18 at 8pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Stephen Holgate: Madagascar
Join us for a reading and book signing with Portland novelist Stephen Holgate who is returning to Browsers in support of his second novel, Madagascar on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. About the book: An American diplomat-reformed alcoholic, unreformed gam...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/15/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Rain Gardens: A Master Gardener Talk
WSU Extension Pierce Co Master Gardeners will present a talk on “Rain Gardens” on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Puyallup Research Center Demonstration Garden at 10:00AM. Talk will focus on Rain Gardens and their importance in water saving and healthy envi...
Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/16/18 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Author Event: Russ Holter
Russ Holter, author of “Rails to Paradise, the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919,” talks about the development of eastern Pierce County.
Graham Library
Graham, WA

Sat 6/23/18 at 10:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, General
Ira Glass
Ira Glass is the producer and host of Public Radio's Peabody award-winning "This American Life." Glass will tell stories about his enduring program, a combination of memoirs, monologues and documentary stories that first aired in 1995.
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR’s headquarters in D.C. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show in nearly every production job: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, edit...
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Feminism and Pop Culture
Join us for a Humanities Washington speaker series. Media scholar Amy Peloff explores some of the principles of feminist thought, and asks why we should care about popular culture’s presentation of these concepts.
South Hill Library
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/30/18 at 3pm-5pm
    

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