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  • January 17
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  • Port Townsend

From Homer to #hashtags: Our Changing Language

Though always evolving, language is undergoing an unprecedented shift, thanks to the digital age. Emojis, tweets, and hashtags are transforming how we write and converse. Some might argue that language has been diminished, but just as Homer’s epic Odyssey made sense of ancient Greece, a tweet can distill a feeling, a thought, or an idea. […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    January 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Port Townsend Public Library – Carnegie Reading Room
    1220 Lawrence Street
    Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
  • January 17
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  • Kennewick

Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest

Though Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, there are many others. From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    January 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Mid-Columbia Libraries
    1620 S Union
    Kennewick, WA 99338 United States
  • January 17
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  • Seattle

The End of Atticus Finch?

Most people remember Atticus Finch from their high school English class: he’s the heroic lawyer defending an unjustly charged African-American man in To Kill a Mockingbird. So when a long-lost draft of this beloved novel was recently published, readers were shocked when Atticus expressed sympathy for White supremacists—a change that made for front page news. […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday
    January 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Scarecrow Video
    5030 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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