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  • May 4
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  • Soap Lake

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington

In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as […]

  • When
  • 5:00 pm, Thursday
    May 4, 2017
  • Where
  • Soap Lake Public Library
    32 E Main Street
    Soap Lake, WA 98851 United States
  • May 4
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  • Cashmere

The American Revolution and the First War on Terror

Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school. Why did Native Americans and African Americans support the British? How did a Muslim general come to fight the British with a French ally named Admiral “Satan”? Why did the fighting spread around the world, from Hudson Bay to South America, India to Africa, Arkansas […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    May 4, 2017
  • Where
  • Cashmere Public Library
    300 Woodring
    Cashmere, WA 98815 United States
  • May 4
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  • White Salmon

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall as he builds awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    May 4, 2017
  • Where
  • White Salmon Valley Community Library
    77 NE Wauna Avenue
    White Salmon, WA 98672 United States
  • May 4
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  • University Place

State of a Civilization: Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century

How did Islam begin, and where is it going? Scholar Sarah Eltantawi reveals the past religious and political conditions that led to the current state of the world’s second largest religion. Learn about the rise of Islam in Arabia and the codification the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed), which were the foundation […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    May 4, 2017
  • Where
  • University Place Library
    3609 Market Place W, Suite 100
    University Place, WA 98466 United States
  • May 4
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  • College Place,

The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir

Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Betty’s vivacity, offbeat humor, and sparklingly irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh again after the grim, hard years of […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    May 4, 2017
  • Where
  • Walla Walla University
    SW 4th Street, WWU Chan Shun Pavillion
    College Place,, WA 99324 United States
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