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Events for September 21, 2017

  • September 21
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  • Oak Harbor

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
  • 2:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Oak Harbor Library
    1000 SE Regatta Dr
    Oak Harbor, WA 98277 United States
  • September 21
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  • Seattle

Cultural Traditions Community Meeting

Help us create a new Center for Washington Cultural Traditions! Launching this fall, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, and we are hosting a series of community meetings to get your input on the Center’s development. What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They […]

  • When
  • 2:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
    5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
    Seattle, WA 98199 United States
  • September 21
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  • Twisp

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults— helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Twisp Public Library
    201 N Methow Valley Hwy, Room 1
    Twisp, WA 98856 United States
  • September 21
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  • Kennewick

What Our Teachers Never Told Us about the American Revolution

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
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Mid-Columbia Libraries
    1620 S Union
    Kennewick, WA 99338 United States
  • September 21
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  • Richland

The Divided Classroom

Do children learn better when their teacher looks like they do? The vast majority of teachers in Washington State’s K-12 schools are White (90%) and female (80%), yet the student body is only 56% White. This has led to what some call a “culture gap”—a huge proportion of students being taught by someone whose lived […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Tagaris Winery
    844 Tulip Ln
    Richland, WA 99352 United States
  • September 21
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  • Poulsbo

The Hidden History of America’s Favorite Music

Songs like “Camptown Races” and “Turkey in the Straw” are the basis of America’s soundtrack, but there is a troubling side to some of our country’s most recognizable songs. A significant part of our country’s shared musical heritage emerged from 19th century blackface minstrelsy. Minstrelsy was the first uniquely American entertainment, and the first American […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    September 21, 2017
  • Where
  • Poulsbo branch Kitsap Regional library
    700 NE Lincoln Road
    Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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