From BCB…

Here’s a sampling of what’s up at the Bainbridge Library this month:


Ever wonder what hello girls, canaries, and the rose of No Man’s Land have to do with World War I? Dressed as an ambulance driver for the Motor Corps, historian and actress Tames Allen will discuss the various work women did at the Western Front in WWI.

Tames, who studied theater and history at Willamette, at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Dell Arte School in California, taught fashion history at the Art Institute of Seattle. She is a historical consultant to museums, libraries, and historical festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is is the most popular speaker in the history of the Washington Commission for the Humanities Inquiring Mind program.

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30-9pm – TRAVELOGUE: ADVENTURES IN SPAIN

Barbara & Grant Winther have traveled to Spain five times, starting with the first election after Franco died. Whether they traveled by car, train or foot, they always found adventures worth remembering. For fifteen years Barbara has written travel articles, illustrated with Grant’s photographs. Their talk is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library, Bainbridge Island, and the Traveler

Friday, May 22, 1:30-3pm THE SALON – A FORM FOR CONVERSATION

The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon meets May-October. The monthly gatherings provide opportunities to talk with one another about what matters to us, listen to what matters to others, and expand our own viewpoints in a respectful environment. We envision conversations that are fun, informative and thought provoking. Discussions are informal and conversational with two facilitators.

Wednesday, May 27, 7-9pm – WHAT DO YOU KNOW: KNOWLEDGE EXPLORATIONS LED BY COMMUNITY EXPERTS – Mandatory Boater Education Card Basics with the USCG Auxiliary.

State law requires operators of motorboats with 15 horsepower or greater to take a safety education course and obtain a boater education card to operate a boat in Washington. Get started at the library with a presentation on boater safety by the members of the local USCG Auxiliary, an all-volunteer, non-military organization serving Kingston, Poulsbo, Silverdale, and Bainbridge Island. Activities include: Boater Education, Vessel Safety Checks, On-water patrols requested by the Coast Guard.

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