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  • December 4
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  • Oak 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
  • 3:00 pm, Tuesday
    December 4, 2018
  • Where
  • Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room
    1000 SE Regatta Dr
    Oak Harbor, WA 98277 United States
  • December 4
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  • Manson

The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports

Sports are far more than a game—they have a tremendous impact on our culture, and lay claim to playing an important role in developing moral values like courage, teamwork, and sacrifice. Join philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne for a deeper exploration of our obsession with sports. What makes something a sport? Is competition more helpful or harmful? […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    December 4, 2018
  • Where
  • Manson Public Library
    80 Wapato Way
    Manson, WA 98831 United States
  • December 4
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  • Quincy

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
  • 6:30 pm, Tuesday
    December 4, 2018
  • Where
  • Quincy Public Library
    208 Central Avenue S
    Quincy, WA 98848 United States
  • December 4
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  • Tacoma

Think & Drink: The Speed of Deceit – The New Era of Online Lies and Misinformation

Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here. Conspiracy theories are no longer confined to photocopied newsletters and obscure books—they are now seen by millions. The conspiracy website InfoWars has as many monthly users as the Chicago Tribune, and its daily three-hour radio show is syndicated on 160 radio […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Tuesday
    December 4, 2018
  • Where
  • Pacific Brewing & Malting Co.
    610 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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