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  • October 17
  • |
  • Seattle

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
  • 12:00 pm, Thursday
    October 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    93 Pike St. #307
    Seattle, WA 98101 United States
  • October 17
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  • Marysville

Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State

Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. Further, Banel explores how these storms can revive our […]

  • When
  • 1:30 pm, Thursday
    October 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Marysville Library
    6120 Grove ST
    Marysville, WA 98270 United States
  • October 17
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  • Leavenworth

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
  • 6:00 pm, Thursday
    October 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Leavenworth Public Library
    700 US-2
    Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
  • October 17
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  • Vancouver

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
  • 6:30 pm, Thursday
    October 17, 2019
  • Where
  • Cascade Park Community Library
    600 NE 136th Avenue
    Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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