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  • October 11
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  • Friday Harbor

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 11, 2017
  • Where
  • San Juan Island Library
    1010 Guard St
    Friday Harbor, Washington 98250 United States
  • October 11
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  • Olympia

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, Wednesday
    October 11, 2017
  • Where
  • First United Methodist Church of Olympia
    1224 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501 United States
  • October 11
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  • Yakima

The Divided Library

Though seldom mentioned as a factor in our increasingly divided country, the stories we tell about one another matter. Stories are the glue that hold a culture together—but they can also act as a wedge to drive cultures apart. Perhaps the solution to our polarized moment resides in the stories we hear and tell about […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 11, 2017
  • Where
  • Gilbert Cellars
    5 N. Front St.
    Yakima, WA 98901 United States
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