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  • October 17
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  • Olympia

What It Means to be Human: A Conversation About Our Origins

Deep caves, adorned with representations of long extinct animals and strewn with the ashy remains of ancient hearths and stone tools, are portals to knowledge of our selves. As more age-old dwellings and remains of our ancient inhabitants are discovered, the story of what it means to be human becomes more intriguing and complex. Author […]

  • When
  • 10:00 am, Wednesday
    October 17, 2018
  • Where
  • Olympia Senior Center
    222 Columbia Street NW
    Olympia, WA 98501 United States
  • October 17
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  • Seattle

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
  • 1:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 17, 2018
  • Where
  • Greenwood Senior Center
    525 N 85th St
    Seattle, WA 98103 United States
  • October 17
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  • Tekoa

Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town’s Contribution to WWII

During World War II, the War Department realized the importance of not only keeping up the morale of America’s fighting forces abroad, but the morale of those at home. The result was an unprecedented push by Hollywood to contribute morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and training films to the war effort. Special radio programs, documentary […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Wednesday
    October 17, 2018
  • Where
  • Tekoa Library
    S. 139 Crosby
    Tekoa, WA 99033 United States
  • October 17
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  • North Bend

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Wednesday
    October 17, 2018
  • Where
  • North Bend Library
    115 East 4th Street
    North Bend, WA 98045 United States
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