From BCB…

If you’ve been worried about Russia’s aggressive stance against the Ukraine, here’s your chance to learn more about Russia and its neighbors.  From 9:30 til 11 am this Saturday, January 24th at Bethany Lutheran Church, the Bainbridge Island Library will present the third program in its Great Decisions series: Russia and its Neighbors.

While enjoying coffee and pastries, participants first view a 30-minute Foreign Policy Association DVD on the topic under consideration and then engage in a discussion led by an informed moderator. This week’s discussion will be led by military historian Laurance Kerr, a former US diplomat who was previously based in the Republic of Georgia.  

Now in its tenth year, Great Decisions at the Library is part of a nation-wide, non-partisan program of the Foreign Policy Association intended to broaden public involvement in foreign affairs. Now part of Library U, the Bainbridge Public Library’s new lifelong learning program, Great Decisions at the Library is sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library with funding support from the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library.

Email to be added to the mailing list for suggested background readings on the topics and other information about Great Decisions at the Library. The readings will also be posted on the Library website– — about a week before each discussion. Copies of the Briefing Book may be purchased for $20 (cash or check only) at the Bainbridge Public Library information desk beginning in January. A copy is also available for reading in the library. 

Credits: BCB host: Sandy Schubach; audio tech/audio editor: Tim Bird; social media publishers: Diane and Chris Walker.