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2012-10-18T3:00 PMOctober 18, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
@ Children's Department
Devilin is a registered Therapy Dog. She loves kids and stories. Please come read to her.
2012-10-18T7:00 PMOctober 18, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Children's Department
Ages 6 & up. We will begin with a warm up exercise and continue to make frightful or not so frightful trading cards with a fall theme. There will be time at the end to view and possibly trade cards.
2012-10-18T2:00 PMOctober 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
@ Next to the Teen Computers
Bring your iPad, Nook, Kindle, or whatever device you have, and learn step by step how to download books to your reader. Please make sure your device is fully charged, and make sure to bring any cables or connectors required. 21st Century reading is just a few clicks away!
2012-10-18T7:00 PMOctober 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs for millions of out-of-work men. But in doing so, he also saved an environment damaged by World War I activities and gave the country new trees, beautiful parks and recreational areas. Thousands of desperate young men from the East Coast came to Washington state to work in the woods alongside local boys to build bridges, roads and park buildings. During this conversation, historian Janet Oakley will talk about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Washington and explore the impact they had on our state’s natural resources and on the men who worked to preserve them.
2012-10-18T1:00 PMOctober 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Our October selection is Sarah Rose's "For All the Tea in China". In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently recounted here, reads like adventure fiction, revealing a long-forgotten chapter of the past and the wondrous origins of a seemingly ordinary beverage.