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William Faulkner (1897 - 1962) American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Faulkner 's literary works included novels, poetry, short stories, essays, screen plays, and a play. This quote is from his novel Absalom, Absalom! published in 1936

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“There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through .......Read more

“Some books are toolkits you take up to fix things, from the most practical to the most mysterious, from your house to your heart, or to make things, from cakes to ships. Some books are wings… Some books are medicine, bitter but clarifying.” .........Click to read more

“The impression we derive from a book, depends much less upon its real contents, than upon the temper of mind and preparation with which we read it" ..........Click here to read Maria Popova's article on Brain Pickings


“Some books are toolkits you take up to fix things, from the most practical to the most mysterious, from your house to your heart, or to make things, from cakes to ships. Some books are wings… Some books are medicine, bitter but clarifying.” Click to read the full Maria Popova's article on Brain Pickings

From the hidden universe beneath our feet to delight as a counter-cultural force of courage and resistance, by way of Patti Smith, Toni Morrison, and the Greek myths..................Click to read Maria Popova's article on Brain Pickings

Great children’s books are really miniature cartographies of meaning, emissaries of the deepest existential wisdom that cut across all lines of division, scuttle past the many walls adulthood has sold us on erecting, and slip in through the backdoor of our consciousness to speak — in the language of children, which is the language of unselfconscious sincerity — the most timeless truths to the truest parts of us.................................Click to read the full article at Brain Pickings

"Given that it serves as the brain’s built-in therapy mechanism regulating our negative moods, given that it acts as the brain’s janitor sweeping away toxins responsible for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, sleep may be the closest thing we have a superpower" ................. Read more

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Astronomy for all! Come learn some basic astronomy principles on Monday evenings at the Oak Harbor Library!

These meetings are family friendly, and great educational fun. Meetings are presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. No experience necessary. 

Come learn about astronomy and ask any questions that you may have!

When: Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Address: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Phone: 360-722-7459

Come check out the 5th annual OH BABY Birth and Baby Fair! This event is PACKED full of vendors, birth professionals, health resources, local food and more. Meet the birth professionals, shop with local vendors, and enjoy some lunch while you're there. Educational classes will run throughout the day. There will be giveaways and swag bags as well as FREE ADMISSION! Spread the word!


When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Address: 150 SW 6th Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Phone: 360-279-5300 

You are cordially invited to join your favorite characters for the eighth annual enchanting fall ball!

Enter the grounds of Lord Hill Farms, in Snohomish, while you gaze upon the beautiful tree lit path to the grand entrance. Walk down the red carpet wearing your favorite formal/semi formal/ or Sunday's best attire and wander the ball, finding your favorite characters as you mingle, take photos and eat sweets fit for a queen! 

Dance the night away with the characters and your fall ball date and sing-a-long to your favorite songs!

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Address: 12525 Old Snohomish Monroe Rd, Snohomish, Washington 98290
Phone: 360-568-1780 

"We spend our lives trying to discern where we end and the rest of the world begins. There is a strange and sorrowful loneliness to this, to being a creature that carries its fragile sense of self in a bag of skin on an endless pilgrimage to some promised land of belonging. We are willing to erect many defenses to hedge against that loneliness and fortress our fragility. But every once in a while, we encounter another such creature who reminds us with the sweetness of persistent yet undemanding affection that we need not walk alone".......Read more

Come watch the META Perfroming Arts production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical!

This is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

This is an INCREDIBLE show that you won't want to miss. Perfect for elementary aged children as well. Don't miss it!

When: October 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Address: 712 S 1st St, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Phone: 360-336-8955

Come check out Northwest Washington's premier comic book and pop culture convention! This event will be featuring the largest selection of comics, toys and related merchandise.

Enjoy many guest speakers and a costume contest, freebies, door prizes, and lots of fun! 

Kids 7 years old and under are FREE with a paying adult. Free parking included. 

Don't miss out on this very special family friendly event!


When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am 
Address: 5715 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, Washington 98248

Phone: 360-734-7832

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