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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Science
Free TALK: Mussel Watch
What toxic chemicals are detected in Puget Sound mussels? Come join us for an evening learning about the health of Puget Sound Mussels. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Thu 9/21/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture: "Challenging the Algorithms of Oppression: Race, Gender and Representation in the Age of Digital Information"
Join us for a guest lecture presented by Dr. Safiya Noble, faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. Dr. Noble is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which provides training for ...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/21/17 at 4pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Schmidt House history talks
The new expanded season of free history talks at Tumwater's Schmidt House begins with Don Trosper sharing "Tumwater Treasure Hunt". Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Schmidt House
Tumwater, WA

Thu 9/21/17 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Health & Wellness/Nutrition
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) First Baptist Church Of Olympia
Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for ...
First Baptist Church of Olympia
Olympia, WA

Thu 9/21/17 at 5:45pm-6:45pm
Thu 9/28/17 at 5:45pm-6:45pm
Thu 10/5/17 at 5:45pm-6:45pm
Thu 10/12/17 at 5:45pm-6:45pm
Thu 10/19/17 at 5:45pm-6:45pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Brenda Fantroy-Johnson Author Event with Jennifer J. Wilhoit
Join us as we welcome Brenda Fantroy-Johnson as she reads from and talks about her new memoir Imagine Me with special guest Jennifer J Wilhoit.
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Sat 9/23/17 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Meeting
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease...
Trinity Lutheran Church
Tacoma, WA

Sat 9/23/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 9/30/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 10/7/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 10/14/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 10/21/17 at 8am-9:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Keith Eisner: 2017 O. Henry Prize Stories
We are so excited to have local writer and teacher Keith Eisner at Browsers on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 PM. A story of Keith's is one of 20 selected for the O. Henry Prize Stories. Keith will be reading an excerpt from Blue Dot and talking about sho...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 9/23/17 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
StoryTime at Browsers with Patrick Wensink
Join us for a Saturday morning Story Time at Browsers! We welcome Patrick Wensink who will read from his new picture book, Go Go Gorillas.
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 9/23/17 at 11am
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Tacoma Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Come worship God every Saturday starting at 8:30am with our "Hour of Power" Program. Following, is our Sabbath School at 9:30am. Continuing at 11am is our Worship Service.
Tacoma Central Adventist Church
Tacoma, WA

Sat 9/23/17
Sat 9/30/17
Sat 10/7/17
Sat 10/14/17
Sat 10/21/17
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Fermentation on Wheels: Book Talk and Fermentation Workshop
Browsers and the Olympia Food Co-Op are pleased to host Fermentation on Wheels on Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 PM for a Book Talk and Fermentation Workshop. Books will be available for purchase. The event will take place in the parking lot near Browsers - ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sun 9/24/17 at 2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Kaptara, Vol. 1 Fear Not Tiny Alien discussion
Keith Kanga crash lands on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Come check out this sci-fi comedy from CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and KAGAN M...
Destiny City Comics
Tacoma, WA

Sun 9/24/17 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Talks/Lectures
CROWD: Professional Networking Group
Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) and join fellow transitioning professionals (job seekers), start-up businesses and others seeking career/life changes. An opportunity to share, listen and discuss challenges and opportunities together. This is a professional ...
Full Spectrum Chiropractic
Olympia, WA

Mon 9/25/17 at 11:30am-12:50pm
Mon 10/2/17 at 11:30am-12:50pm
Mon 10/9/17 at 11:30am-12:50pm
Mon 10/16/17 at 11:30am-12:50pm
Mon 10/23/17 at 11:30am-12:50pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Orca Books Presents: An Evening with Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Join us for a discussion with Lyanda Lynn Haupt on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 6pm. Lyanda will be reading from her new book, Mozart's Starling.
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Tue 9/26/17 at 6pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Toastmasters of West Olympia
Come learn what Toastmasters is about, how it can help you with your public speaking, presentation, and leadership skills. Plus, have a bunch of fun! We'll be hearing and giving short presentations, as well as learning more about the Toastmasters public sp...
The Strong Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 9/26/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 10/3/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 10/10/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 10/17/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 10/24/17 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture: "Elite Negotiation and Consensus Building: Rewriting Early Roman Imperialism"
Nicola Terrenato of the University of Michigan will deliver this year's Ridgway Lecture, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America. Professor Terrenato is the Esther B. Van Deman Collegiate Professor of Roman Studies at Michigan, having earne...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Thu 9/28/17 at 12:30pm-1:50pm
Talks & Readings: Tour
The Belong Tour
The BELONG Tour is a two-day experience challenging women to pursue their best lives. It is a call for women of all walks of life and faith to connect more deeply with their own dreams and purpose—and within their relationships and communities. The speaker...
Rose Quarter – Memorial Coliseum
Portland, OR

Fri 9/29/17 at 7pm
Sat 9/30/17 at 9am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Girl Dirt Angel Fog: Sea-Witch v.2 Release Party
Come join us celebrate the release of our friend Moss Angel's next literary installment of their SEA WITCH series: GIRL DIRT ANGEL FOG. We'll have some of our regular readers joining us plus a few new ones. THE READERS FOR THE EVENING Moss Angel Lilit...
Olympia, WA

Sat 9/30/17 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Glenna Cook Poetry Event
Celebrate the release of the new book of poetry by Glenna Cook, Thresholds. There will be musical accompaniment by Leanne Trevallyn of Junkyard Jane, along with other poets. Join us!
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Sun 10/1/17 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Sword & Laser Book Club
October pick: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss. This new Tacoma group is a locally-organized real-life offshoot of the online Sword & Laser community. Each month, Sword & Laser picks either a fantasy or a science fiction book to read and discuss.
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Sun 10/1/17 at 1pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Where Bigfoot Walks: Robert Michael Pyle
We welcome Robert Michael Pyle back to Browsers in support of his recently reissued book, Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide, a spectacular, moving, and witty narrative exploration of not only the phenomenon of Bigfoot, but also the human need t...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Mon 10/2/17 at 7pm

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