June 2-14: Talk Films of the Great Depression in Spokane

Discuss the movies of the 1930s, from Frankenstein to Gone with the Wind at the North Spokane Library this Thursday. Also catch Speaker Bureau presentations all around the state.

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THIS WEEK (June 2-7, 2014)

SPARK PICK

Hope in Hard Times Ginther

Ronald Debs Ginther endured tough times during the Depression, spending many years looking for work. He captured many of his experiences in watercolors like this one, “Portland, Oregon. 1931. Unemployed Resist Eviction of Family.” | Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society

SPOKANE – Come to the movies with Dale Soden, Professor of History at Whitworth University, as he explores some of the most popular films of the Great Depression, this Thursday (June 5) at the North Spokane Library. From Gone With the Wind to the horrors of Frankenstein, you’ll get a look at the place Americans went, and continue to go, to forget their troubles for a little while. You might just discover a new vintage favorite. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

MONDAY (June 2)

LACEY – Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy, Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater [Details]

TUESDAY (June 3)

DEER PARK – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

WEDNESDAY (June 4)

BELLEVUE – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed our Culture [Details]

Amy Rubin

Amy Rubin

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music [Details]

FRIDAY (June 6)

BELLINGHAM – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You [Details]

SATURDAY (June 7)

SULTAN – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums [Details]

NEXT WEEK (June 8-14, 2014)

TUESDAY (June 10)

FREELAND – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums [Details]

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology [Details]

WEDNESDAY (June 11)

Michael Schein

Michael Schein

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Michael Schein, Bones Beneath Our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56 [Details]

SPOKANE VALLEY – You know that the Great Depression hit the country hard, but what about Spokane? Jim Kershner, of the The Spokesman-Review, offers some insight into our Lilac City during the 1930s. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

SPOKANE – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

THURSDAY (June 12)

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music [Details]

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