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  • September 21
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  • Sequim

Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar

When King Henry VIII wanted three pounds of sugar for his guests at an important banquet, he had a tough time getting it. Now the average American eats that much sugar in a single week. Once a rare, exotic ingredient, sugar has become a dietary staple, leaving its sticky fingerprints all over the globe. Anthropologist […]

  • When
  • 11:00 am, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Nash’s Community Barn
    4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way
    Sequim, WA 98382 United States
  • September 21
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  • Tokeland

Who Was Chief Seattle?

Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result is a man made up of both historical and fictional aspects, from which conflicting messages can be gleaned. David M. Buerge, a biographer and a historian to the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s mother’s people, spent more […]

  • When
  • 11:00 am, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Shoalwater Bay Library/Museum
    4115 St Rt 105
    Tokeland, WA 98590 United States
  • September 21
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  • Lacey

2019 LaureateFest: A Celebration of Washington State Poets Laureate

Olympia Poetry Network presents a celebration of the Washington State Poet Laureates. All four past (Sam Green, Kathleen Flenniken, Elizabeth Austen and Tod Marshall) and the current Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, will engage in an afternoon panel discussion on all things poetic, and give individual readings in the evening. Admission is free (donations gratefully […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Norman Worthington Center/Saint Martins University
    5300 Pacific Ave SE,
    Lacey, WA 98503 United States
  • September 21
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  • Darrington

Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging […]

  • When
  • 5:00 pm, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Darrington Library
    1005 Cascade Street
    Darrington, WA 98241 United States
  • September 21
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  • Seattle

Comic-Book Reality: Superheroes and the Power of Representation

Since their debut in the 1930s, comic books have been a regular part of our pop-culture landscape. While often dismissed as escapist entertainment, these pulp treasures also provide a fascinating lens through which to view our nation’s past, present and potential future. In this interactive presentation, journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how everything […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Scarecrow Video
    5030 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105 United States
  • September 21
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  • Lummi Island

Modern Slavery: Understanding Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

We often think of slavery as a historic phenomenon, but thousands of people are trafficked into the US each year. And in the 21st century, new technologies have enabled more opportunities for the exploitation of people for labor, moving these crimes further into the shadows. In this illuminating talk, Robert Beiser, the executive director of […]

  • When
  • 7:30 pm, Saturday
    September 21, 2019
  • Where
  • Lummi Island Library
    2144 South Nugent Rd
    Lummi Island, WA 98226 United States
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