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Ferndale Public Library

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2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
(360) 384-3647 https://www.wcls.org/locations-hours/#1452900608532-7bd890c6-7c27

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  • Mondays through Thursdays from 10am to 9pm
  • Fridays from 10am to 6pm
  • Saturdays from 10am to 5pm
  • Sundays from 1pm to 5pm

 

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September 2016

Toddler Storytime

September 12, 2016 @ 9:45am to 10:15am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating until December 12, 2016

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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(ages 1-3, 20 minutes) Library Storytime introduces young children to the library and shares the joys of reading and books, preparing them for a lifetime of information and enchantment. It's also a wonderful place to develop social skills, make friends and get ready to read. Toddler Storytime features concept books, simple stories and opportunities for movement and interactive participation.

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January 2017

Books on Tap

January 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us for an evening of lively discussion on some of today's most intriguing books. The book to read for January is Aquarium by David Vann. Led by Ferndale Library staff member Stacy Paull. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Maggie's Pub, 2030 Main St in Ferndale

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February 2017

Valentine Make and Take Activity

February 1, 2017 @ 8:00am to 5:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until February 14, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Come anytime we're open from February 1-14, and make Valentines for your family and friends. We'll supply the materials; you bring the creativity. For kids of all ages.

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Let’s Make Valentines!

February 4, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Make great Valentines for family and friends with a bountiful assortment of crafting supplies. Ages 4-11.

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Toddler Storytime – **CANCELED**

February 6, 2017 @ 9:45am to 10:15am
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Two identical sessions: 9:45 and 10:30. For ages 1-3, Toddler Storytime features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Library Storytime introduces young children to the library and shares the joys of reading and books, preparing them for a lifetime of information and enchantment. It's also a wonderful place to develop social skills, make friends, and get ready to read.

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Valentine Make and Take Activity

February 7, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Come anytime we're open from February 1-14, and make Valentines for your family and friends. We'll supply the materials; you bring the creativity. For kids of all ages.

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Intro to Ancestry® Library Edition

February 11, 2017 @ 10:00am to 11:00am
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One event on February 25, 2017 at 10:00am

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Learn how to research your family tree using the free library version of Ancestry. The course will include ways to add photos and cemetery info. Some foreign countries are covered as well. In addition, the course introduces wills and criminal records, military records, and city directories. Some individual help may be available in the thirty minutes after class.

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Thumbing at 10 Cents a Mile

February 11, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Michael Schneider will talk about his hitchhiking trips in the Midwest and across the South. See the people who gave him rides, hear the stories they told and join in a discussion of the social and environmental benefits of hitchhiking and of the overblown fears that make it so difficult in America.

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Ferndale Library Book Group

February 14, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

The Ferndale Library Book Group will be reading the WhatcomREADS! title: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father. All are welcome.

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Poetry and Playwriting

February 17, 2017 @ 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Do you like to write? come experiment with some new styles of writing. There will be different plays and poetry books for you to look through for inspiration. This is your chance to create something totally new and unique.

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Ferndale Mindstorm Club

February 18, 2017 @ 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free
lego mindstorm robot

Come learn the basics of programming robots! For Grades 6-12. Are you into construction, technology, electronics, programming or all of the above? Participants will build and create a programmable and customized LEGO® Mindstorm robot.

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Books on Tap

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us for an evening of lively discussion on some of today's most intriguing books. The book to read for February is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Led by Ferndale Library staff member Stacy Paull. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Maggie's Pub, 2030 Main St in Ferndale.

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Geology Underfoot in Western Washington

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Geology Underfoot in Western Washington is a get-out-of-the-car-and-put-your-hands-on-the-rock sort of guide book. The author, Dave Tucker of Bellingham, wrote the book for folks without academic background in geology, though geologists enjoy it and teachers use it. It is packed with introductory color photographs and many descriptive diagrams. There are 22 field trips to places in the Cascades, Puget Lowlands, Olympic Mountains and the Pacific shore. Readers are introduced to some geologic essentials, such as plate tectonics, how rocks are named…

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March 2017

Reader’s Theatre for Teens

March 1, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Read from scripts that have been adapted from your favorite YA novels. Get to know the characters and story better by playing out the scene. No acting experience required, just a desire to have fun and get creative. You will get the chance to write your own scripts as well, and watch your words come to life!

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Dr. Suess Party!

March 4, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us for stories, treats, crafts, and other activities. Try some Green Eggs and Ham!

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Toddler Storytime

March 6, 2017 @ 9:45am to 10:15am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating until May 15, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

(ages 1-2, 20 minutes) Features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. 9:45 and 10:30am, identical programs.

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LEGO® Club

March 6, 2017 @ 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 22, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Design, build, and share at this program for ages 4 and up. We provide the LEGO® bricks; you bring the creativity. What will you create?

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“Not So Traditional” Teen Book Club

March 7, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Love books? Wondering what to read next? Come to our Book club where you will always have the freedom to read whatever you like. This is your chance to share your favorite books with other book lovers. Refreshments provided.

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Friends of the Ferndale Library

March 8, 2017 @ 11:00am to 12:00pm
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One event on May 10, 2017 at 11:00am

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

The Friends of the Ferndale Library are a nonprofit group that raise funds through their bookstore and seasonal sales to support programming and special projects at the Ferndale Public Library. Come join us! All are welcome!

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Little Bodies Big Hearts Storytime

March 9, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 18, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

(ages 2-6, 30 minutes) Explores feelings and emotions through story and song, developing social and emotional awareness critical for success in school.

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Stories & Play

March 10, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:30am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until May 19, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

(ages 3-5, 60 minutes) Begins with a Preschool Storytime, followed by open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials.

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Whatcom READs! Book discussion with Jonathan Evison

March 11, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:30am
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join in a lively discussion of 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving' featuring author Jonathan Evison. Audience participation is encouraged! Whatcom READS! is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book.

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Ferndale Library Book Group

March 14, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us to discuss 'Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself' by Julie Barton.

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A Journey to the Source of India’s Sacred River

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join author Debu Majumdar for a tour of north India, from the plains to the Himalayas. The presentation will be based on Debu's novel 'Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey.' This novel is set in India and has a message for peace and renewal in life, while sharing travels in India, hikes to the Himalayas, a gold heist from a temple, legends and folk stories. The book gives "a wonderfully vivid flavor of India with all its indiosyncrasies and contradictions."

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Red Cross Emergency Prepardness

March 25, 2017 @ 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Get prepared for earthquake, flood, or fire. Learn about emergency preparedness, local natural hazards, how to build inexpensive and effective disaster kits, and more at this disaster preparedness workshop provided by the American Red Cross. Kids, teens, and adults are encouraged to attend.

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Free Positive Thoughts – Teen program

March 31, 2017 @ 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Teens, get creative and design your own "Free Positive Thoughts" poster. Come up with several positive thoughts that can then be taken by someone in need of one. Put it up on the wall at your home, your school, your best friend's house, the library, or any other place where you think people could use some positive thinking to brighten their day.

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April 2017

LEGO™ Mindstorms Camp

April 5, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 7, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Mark your calendar for LEGO™ Mindstorms Camp during Spring Break. Learn the basics of LEGO™ Mindstorms Robotics construction and programming in this intensive three day course. Registration opens 3/1 and is required. Attendees should plan to attend all three days. All equipment provided.

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Ferndale Book Group

April 11, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us to discuss "Belong to Me' by Marisa de los Santos. All are welcome.

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Dream Catchers with Lummi Artist Earline Hansen

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Learn the history of the Native American Dream Catcher. Participants will be able to design and make their own. Earline Hansen is the owner of Orca Beads. CLASS IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 ATTENDEES.

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Brain-Healthy Cooking

April 15, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Food has effects on the brain! Join Rosalee Ronquillo, Community Ambassador with Silverado Bellingham Memory Care Community, to learn about how your mind, body, and foods work together.

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Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us for a celebration of Earth Day. There will be a variety of interactive displays and activities that focus on our planet and our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.

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Kake Hashi: Bridges Making Connections

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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The sister event to the biennial Ferndale Cherry Blossom Festival. Sponsored by the City of Ferndale with support from by Trader Joe's Bellingham location. * Hourly Drawings and Prizes for adults and children * Origami & Furoshiki demonstrations and activities * Traditional Japanese Refreshments * Kimono (traditional Japanese costume) wearing demo with Obi foldings * Bring your camera for Kimono corner * Anime Costume Contest at 1pm * Sister City Education * Japanese Film Screening * Experience 1,000 Origami Cranes * Various free…

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Landscape Staging for Selling or Living

April 29, 2017 @ 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Want to sell you home or enjoy your garden more? Boost your curb appeal and enhance your backyard's beauty to add value to your property through "staging" your outdoor spaces. Speaker Karri Street is an Accredited Staging Professional in Bellingham; her garden was featured in the 2011 Whatcom Horticultural Society tour and she won "Best Backyard" for Whatcom in Bloom 2008.

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May 2017

Friends of the Ferndale Library Annual Spring Plant & Book Sale

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Book sale also features locally-grown and donated plants of all types, yard art and outside décor. Friends of the Library book and plant sales support programs and services at the Ferndale Library. Located both inside and outside the Ferndale Library, you'll find books for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction, hardbacks and softbound. The sale also features locally grown and donated plants of all types including outdoor shrubs and flowers, house plants, berry plants, hanging baskets, as well as some…

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Ferndale Library Book Group

May 9, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Join us to discuss 'Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream' by Joshua Davis. All are welcome.

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Lights! Camera! Book Trailers!

May 26, 2017 @ 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
Free

Come make a book trailer! Drop in after school to be a part of this collaborative process. All equipment provided. Just bring your creativity, some friends, and a few favorite book titles that you would love to see o the big screen.

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June 2017

Advance Directives for Everyone

June 5, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Receive step-by-step instructions for filling out an advanced directive or living will in this hands-on workshop. Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought-provoking, process of completing this form. Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. Space is limited, registration is required. Register online below or call the library at (360) 384-3647.

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Drop-In Teen Night

June 5, 2017 @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 24, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Swing by the library for Teen Night and create something cool. Painting, coloring, board games, scrapbooking, poetry, and much much more. Held every Thursday evening this summer in the Teen Area.

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“Not So Traditional” Teen Book Club

June 6, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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One event on June 13, 2017 at 3:00pm

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Love books? Wondering what to read next? Come to our Book Club and share your favorites. Learn about new books to read while hanging out with your friends. Refreshments provided.

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Mr Mike and His Story Bike

June 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

A high energy show bringing stories to life using traditional Japanese storytelling tools. For school-age children, grades K-5.

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Ferndale Library Book Group

June 13, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Please join us as we discuss "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. A feel-good story about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. All are welcome!

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A Salute to Joe Moser

June 17, 2017 @ 10:30am to 3:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Legacy Washington will be honoring Joe Moser for his service flying a fighter plane in WWII. After bailing out of his plane over France, Joe was held captive in the Buchenwald concentration camp for more than 8 months, and then freed within days of his rumored execution. Members of Joe’s family will be present to speak about this beloved Ferndale community icon. Legacy Washington is a program within the Office of the Secretary of State dedicated to documenting history and…

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July 2017

Storytime

July 5, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

An open program that includes stories, rhymes and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. (ages 2-6, 30 minutes)

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Scavenger Hunt

July 5, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Join us for an exciting hunt as we explore the library, looking for specific items. Will you find them all? For school-age kids. Contact: Theresa Hadley (360-305-3600)

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Ferndale Library Book Group

July 11, 2017 @ 2:30am to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Please join us as we discuss "Re Jane" by Patricia Park. Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut. All are welcome!

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Cactus If You Can

July 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Join us to prickle your senses with all things cactus. We’ll share a cactus story, learn some cactus facts, and upcycle some odds and ends into cacti you can take home and take care of (without the worry of stray prickers). Are you sharp enough to take part? For ages 4 and up.  Contact: Tammy LaPlante (360-305-3608)

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Luigi Lemoncello’s Library Scavenger Hunt

July 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Embark upon an exciting scavenger hunt based on the book "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein in this exclusive, after-hours adventure. Finish up the night with a pizza party, prizes, and entertainment in the meeting room. For grades 5-8. 

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Teen Cooking Club

July 15, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Cook up a scrumptious masterpiece at the library. Each Saturday we will try out a new recipe. Bring in recipes from home or online that you have always wanted to try. Come hungry, leave happy! Grades 6-12.

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LEGO™ Show and Tell

July 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Bring in your original creation and tell us all about it! For ages 4 and up. Contact: Tammy LaPlante (360-305-3608)

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No Bake Summer Desserts

July 20, 2017 @ 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Want to whip up a fabulous summer dessert without turning on your oven? Recipes shared include a versatile and easy Lemon Curd used to create simple parfaits with Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola; a to-die-for peanut butter and chocolate pie in an Oreo crust; a microwave fruit crisp, and more. Class is demonstration only. Space is limited, registration is required. Suitable for ages 13 & up. Any children attending with a parent must also be registered.

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Reader’s Theatre Shakespear Camp

July 25, 2017 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until July 28, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Join us for theatre and improv games, while also rehearsing scenes and monologues from Shakespeare's famous play "Macbeth". There will be three days of rehearsals followed by one performance for friends and family on Friday. You don't want to miss this awesome theatre camp! Grades 6-12.

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Kids’ Craft Fair

July 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Buy or sell at this exciting event! Homemade crafts and treats made by children. Everything $5 or less. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call the library for more information. Kids ages 5-13 may sell; everyone can shop. Contact: Theresa Morrison (360-305-3600).

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August 2017

Play Date

August 2, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Families with young children can play and create at this informal social time. Toys and materials will be provided. (Ages birth to 5, 30 minutes)

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Ferndale Library Book Group

August 8, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Please join us as we discuss "Under a Summer Sky" by Nan Rossiter. As two close-knit families spend one summer preparing for the joyous celebration of a wedding, they must rely on each other as problems arise. All are welcome

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The Universe & An All-American Total Solar Eclipse

August 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

Explore the universe from the very small to the very large as a virtual journey throughout the cosmos through exciting images and video segments with astronomer Kevin Manning. Delve into the mysteries of eclipses and other similar celestial events in the universe. Following this indoor formal presentation, the group will go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky, such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn and craters on the moon, through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting.

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September 2017

Toddler Storytime

September 11, 2017 @ 9:45am to 10:15am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

For ages 1-3, 20 minutes. Features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly on Mondays at 9:45 and 10:30 AM.

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Toddler Storytime

September 11, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

For ages 1-3, 20 minutes. Features concept books, simple stories, and opportunities for movement and interactive participation. Meets weekly on Mondays at 9:45 and 10:30 AM.

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LEGO Club

September 11, 2017 @ 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

Design, build, and share at this program for grades K-5. We provide the LEGO bricks: you bring the creativity. What will you create?

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Ferndale Book Group

September 12, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

Acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create the true-life story The Zookeeper's Wife. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over 300 people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. Join us to discuss this fascinating book and time period. Meets monthly on second Tuesdays. All are welcome.

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Reader’s Theatre For Teens

September 13, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 13, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

Read from scripts and get to know your favorite characters and stories better by playing out the scene. No acting experience required, just a desire to have fun and get creative. We will play a variety of theatre and improv games, as well as write our own scripts. Meets every Wednesday. For grades 6-12.

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Little Bodies Big Hearts Storytime

September 14, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:30am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. Explores feelings and emotions through story and song, developing social and emotional awareness critical for success in school. Meets weekly on Thursdays.

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LEGO Robotics Club

September 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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One event on October 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on November 9, 2017 at 3:00pm

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Free

Join us for some LEGO MINDSTORMS® fun! Learn the ins and outs of robotics and programming through play. All equipment provided. For ages 8-14. Meets monthly on second Thursdays.

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Stories & Play

September 15, 2017 @ 10:30am to 11:30am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until December 15, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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For ages 3-5, 60 minutes. Begins with 30 minutes of storytime featuring stories, rhymes, and songs that engage preschool children's developing attention spans and understandings, followed by 30 minutes of open early learning play with a variety of activities and materials. Meets weekly on Fridays.

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Perfect Pesto

September 23, 2017 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Print the page Add to a Calendar using iCal Share page on Facebook Share page on Twitter Pesto Perfecto Looking for a way to use up all the herbs in your summer garden? Join us as we demonstrate a variety of pestos for you to sample. We'll be making a classic basil pesto with hazelnuts; a sun-dried tomato pesto layered into a make ahead cheese and Feta appetizer; quesadillas with a cilantro/jalapeño/walnut pesto; and a pasta salad with parsley pecan…

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U.S. Citizenship 101

September 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Do you have a green card? Do you want to learn more about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen? Please join us for a free session with local immigration attorneys who will cover the general eligibility requirements for naturalization, explain the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, and be available to answer questions. All are welcome.

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Cedar Weaving Workshop

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Learn about cedar weaving from Lummi artists Lee and Isabelle Plaster. In this class, you will weave a table mat or centerpiece. Space is limited; register online or by calling the library at (360) 384-3647.

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October 2017

Mask Making

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Calling all masters of disguise in grades K-5. Come to the library, hear a story, and make a mask. Who or what will you be?

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Lions Club Vision Screening

October 9, 2017 @ 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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The NW Lions KidSight program provides free vision screening for children six months to six years of age. The first few years of a child's life are critical in the development of good vision. We have positioned all of our free vision screenings after regularly scheduled library storytimes.

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Start Your Business: Start Smart Series

October 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Thinking of going into business for yourself? Attend this free workshop presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, different kinds of small businesses, and market research resources. This is one of a series on how to start and run a small business.

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Ferndale Book Group

October 10, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Join us as we discuss ​Homegoing ​by Yaa Gyasi. Gyasi's amazing debut offers an unforgettable, page-turning look at the histories of Ghana and America, as the author traces a single bloodline across seven generations. Meets monthly on second Tuesdays. All are welcome.

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Conquering Writer’s Block

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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The three big decisions every writer has to make are: what to say, how to say it, and in what order. In this hands-on writing workshop, Kent Sisco will demonstrate the free software tool “Speare” which can assist writers with all three tasks and help banish writer’s block. Attendees should bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

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Dog Day Afternoons

October 16, 2017 @ 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Cuddle up to a good book and read to a canine friend from the Whatcom Humane Society. This program takes place once a week for three weeks. Choose your half-hour between 3:30 and 5:30 PM. Must be able to read with minimal help. All dogs have completed a basic obedience class and/or have participated in humane education programs. Sign up for your session today!

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Winter Birds of Whatcom County

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Who’s that bird that just flew in? Join the North Cascades Audubon Society to find out about the many birds that migrate to our area for the winter as well as those who reside here year-round. We’ll look at the large seabird populations, plus the eagles, hawks, and owls you can expect to see this season. And we can’t forget our favorite backyard birds! Local bird photographer Ken Salzman provides amazing images

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Reverse Applique Scarves

October 28, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Transform t-shirts into a stylish, lightweight scarf, perfect for autumn. In this hand sewing class, Libby Chenault will introduce us to the reverse applique method as well as basics for upcycling t-shirts. Participants will leave with a project started and all the resources to continue crafting. Bring washed cotton t-shirts to cut up in colors you love, or choose from Libby's stash. Space is limited; register online or by calling the library at (360) 384-3647.

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November 2017

MotoMice at the Library

November 4, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Come see local award-winning author Paul Owen Lewis and his engaging and fully illustrated presentation about the story behind his book MotoMice. Discover what bikers everywhere know – when you’re on a motorcycle, you’re part of the family. All ages welcome!

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Whatcom Food Network Fall Forum: The State of Farmland

November 9, 2017 @ 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Attendees will hear about the state of farmland here in Whatcom County and the newly finished update of the Whatcom Community Food Assessment. The keynote speaker will be Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts Hannah Clark. She currently represents Washington's 28 local land trusts in policy and advocacy and works to increase private voluntary land conservation across the state. Hannah, along with Chris Elder from Whatcom County Planning & Development Services, are expected to discuss current challenges…

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Discover Girl Scouts! info event

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Discover how to join the fun in Ferndale Girl Scouts. There will be crafts for the kids, information on troops for the adults and, of course, cookies. New troops now forming. Visit www.GirlScoutsWW.org to learn more.

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Ferndale Book Group

November 14, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Please join us as we discuss ​You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie. This is a literary memoir of poems, essays, and intimate family photos that reflect on the author's complicated relationship with his mother and his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation. Meets monthly on second Tuesdays. All are welcome

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Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Have fun and save money with these satisfying and easy-to-make gift ideas! Cindy McKinney will demonstrate the creation of a wide array of gifts from the kitchen including tangy honey mustard, bacon jam, scone mix, peanut butter cups, and a few quick candies! Space is limited; register online or by calling the library at (360) 384-3647.

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Tuesday Teen Book Club

November 28, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Love to read? Come to our Book Club! We will read books together as well as talk about any books you are reading outside of Book Club. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. For grades 6-12.

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December 2017

Friends of the Ferndale Library Holiday Sale

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
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One event on December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Shop our huge selection of high quality fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages in the library lobby and Friends Book Store. New items added every week! Includes homemade and /or locally donated gift items. This annual sale supports children, teen, and adult programs at our library.

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Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Enjoy fun holiday music performed by the Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra. All are welcome!

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Let’s Make Presents

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Make great gifts for family and friends at the library. Everything you need will be provided.

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Ferndale Library Book Group

December 12, 2017 @ 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Join us as we discuss The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg. Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. All are welcome!

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Mosaic Mirror Holiday Workshop

December 16, 2017 @ 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Mosaic Mirror Holiday Workshop December 16th Ferndale Library 10:30am – Noon $5/person, cash at door Debbie Dickinson, a mosaic tile artist from Bellingham with public works installations from Atlanta to Alaska will be teaching us to create small mirror mosaics. Suitable for teens and adults, children if accompanied by an adult. Class limit 20. To register, send an email to to Loretta Sheldon by clicking here. This workshop is hosted by the Ferndale Arts Commission.

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January 2018

Reader’s Theatre for Teens

January 3, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Read from scripts and get to know your favorite characters and stories better by playing out the scene. No acting experience required, just a desire to have fun and get creative. We will play a variety of theatre and improve games, as well as write our own scripts.

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LEGO Club

January 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Design, build, and share. We provide the LEGO bricks: you bring the creativity. What will you create?

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Ferndale Library Book Group

January 9, 2018 @ 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Join us to discuss This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. This novel offers a timely and thoughtful look at the life of a transgender child and follows family members individually as they struggle with their own secrets and histories. All are welcome!

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Little bodies, Big Hearts Storytime

January 18, 2018 @ 10:30am to 11:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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(ages 2-6, 30 minutes) A program to explore feelings and emotions through story and song, developing social and emotional awareness.

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Stories & Play

January 19, 2018 @ 10:30am to 11:30am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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(ages 3-5, 60 minutes) A Preschool Storytime followed by open learning play with carefully chosen activities and materials.

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Teddy Bear Biography

January 20, 2018 @ 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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From Corduroy to Paddington to Winnie-the-Pooh, there are many classic books that tell the life story of treasured stuffed animals. We invite you to bring your favorite Teddy Bear (or any stuffed toy) to the library. We'll work together to tell your stuffie's story, and write and produce a biography you can take home.

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Toddler Storytime

January 22, 2018 @ 9:45am to 10:15am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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(ages 1-3, 20 minutes) A program for toddlers to listen, sing, count, and play along with a series of concept books, simple stories, and movement activities.

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Toddler Storytime

January 22, 2018 @ 10:30am to 11:00am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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(ages 1-3, 20 minutes) A program for toddlers to listen, sing, count, and play along with a series of concept books, simple stories, and movement activities.

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February 2018

WTA Paratransit Information Session

February 2, 2018 @ 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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WTA paratransit riders are encouraged to attend this event. WTA staff will be available to inform about recent changes, answer questions and sign people up for Free on Fixed Route Cards and Regional Reduced Fare Cards.

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Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music

February 2, 2018 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Social protest movements and music have been partners throughout history. Music duo Hank & Claire take you back in time with their banjo and 12-string guitar to show the connection between Pete's passionate social justice work and the great music he inspired. Learn the back stories and sing along with songs like "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, turn, Turn."

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Let’s Make Valentines

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Make one-of-a-kind valentines for family and friends. All materials provided.

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Library Breakout Night

February 9, 2018 @ 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Follow clues, crack codes, and open locks to uncover hidden treasures at the Ferndale Library. We will split up into teams and work together to solve the mystery. Bring you friends to this special after-hours event. Snacks and beverages provided. For grades 4-7

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Ferndale Library Book Group

February 13, 2018 @ 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Enjoy a lively discussion of the 2018 Whatcom READS book selection "Your Heart is a a Muscle the Size of a Fist" by Sunil Yapa. All are welcome!

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June 2018

Young Artists Club

June 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Work on your art skills, engage in fun theatre/improv games, and meet new friends. This is a social club for teens who love art, theatre, and playing games with friends. Snacks and beverages are provided. For grades 6-12.

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LEGO Club

June 4, 2018 @ 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 20, 2018

Ferndale Public Library, 2125 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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Design, build, and share at this program for grades K-5. We provide the LEGO bricks: you bring the creativity. What will you create? Meets weekly on Monday.

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