Aberdeen Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Elma, Montesano and beyond.

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Jan
21
Sat
Local Author Talk: Gene Woodwick @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lots of people in Grays Harbor County know Gene Woodwick. For years, she has written articles about life in Washington’s north coast region for The Daily World and The North Coast News. Her six books vividly capture slices of local life and history. Library patrons in Aberdeen may also know Woodwick from her past participation in the annual Rainy Day Reading Reviews program.
Woodwick’s latest publication, “Island Girl,” is a memoir about growing up on Fidalgo Island (Skagit County, Washington) in the early 1950s.
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Jan
25
Wed
Bill Lindstrom Discusses Infamous Grays Harbor Man @ Aberdeen Timberland Librar
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lindstrom presents a lecture, “Villain or Victim: Revisiting the legend of John Tornow.”

Lindstrom’s meticulously researched history reads like a blend of mystery and tragedy. It reinterprets the life of an enigmatic man accused of heinous crimes.
The author poured over century-old court documents, transcripts, news
articles and interviews to produce an authoritative and compassionate account. He brings to life the circumstances – family, friends, daily routines, personal sorrows – that led to multiple murders, a 19-month manhunt and an enduring Northwest legend.
 
Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
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Sep
23
Sat
Author Talk: The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A challenge to dig up but delicious to eat, razor clams are entwined with the state’s commerce, identity, and history. Join author and clam digger David Berger to explore the twists and turns of a quintessential Northwest activity, from its pre-settlement days to the present. This program is cosponsored by Humanities Washington. For Adults.

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Author Talk: The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon @ Westport Timberland Library
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A challenge to dig up but delicious to eat, razor clams are entwined with the state’s commerce, identity, and history. Join author and clam digger David Berger to explore the twists and turns of a quintessential Northwest activity, from its pre-settlement days to the present. This program is cosponsored by Humanities Washington. For Adults.

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Sep
25
Mon
Author Talk: Reyna Grande @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Author Talk: Reyna Grande @ Aberdeen Timberland Library | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

This program will be presented in Spanish. Este programa se presentará en español. La escritora Reyna Grande hablará del tema de la inmigración a través de su historia personal, compartiendo con el público el poder de la lectura y la escritura para sanar las heridas que resultan del trauma de la inmigración. Reyna hablará sobre los efectos que tuvo la separación familiar en su relación con sus padres, su traumática asimilación, y las barreras físicas y metafóricas que tuvo que enfrentrar para poder triunfar.. Este programa es una celebración del Mes de la Hispanidad y parte de Timberland Reads Together, programa anual de la Biblioteca Regional Timberland. For more information, read here.

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Oct
14
Sat
For Love and Profit: Independent Authors Today @ McCleary Timberland Library
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Timberland Regional Library’s District Manager and author Ryan M. Williams for an informative discussion on writing and publishing opportunities today. Learn how the library can help with your dream of publishing.

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Oct
19
Thu
Lecture Series: Rayonier – 90 Years of Land Management @ Home Port Restaurant Banquet Room
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: Rayonier - 90 Years of Land Management @ Home Port Restaurant Banquet Room | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

Coastal Interpretive Center’s Rayonier: 90 Years of Land Management is a presentation about the 90-year history of Rayonier’s land management and modern forestry practices, presented by Mark Smalley, Engineering Manager, and Dan Stransky, the Senior Timber Marketing Manager for Rayonier’s lands in Oregon and Washington.

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Oct
28
Sat
NaNoWriMo at the Library: Prep Party @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Write the novel you’ve always wanted to write – now. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun and exciting way to challenge yourself to write 50,000 words (approximately 175 pages) during the month of November! In this 1-hour session learn how to sign up for NaNoWriMo, get information about available resources and library write-ins, and receive a writing packet full of tips, ideas, and other essentials.

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Nov
4
Sat
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth? @ Lacey Timberland Library
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth? @ Lacey Timberland Library | Lacey | Washington | United States

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch— a hairy, eight to ten-foot-tall hominid —for hundreds of years. Yet no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s existence.

Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth.

He is the author of “The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature“.  Read more about the author here.

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Jun
23
Sat
Book Talk: Peter Donahue’s THREE SIDES WATER @ Harbor House Writers
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm
Book Talk: Peter Donahue's THREE SIDES WATER @ Harbor House Writers | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Join us in celebrating award-winning author Peter Donahue’s new book Three Sides Water at Harbor House Writers with novelist Scott Elliott in Aberdeen on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Washington author Peter Donahue will read from his new book Three Sides Water at Harbor House Writers with novelist Scott Elliott in Aberdeen on June 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM. In his latest work of literary fiction, Donahue distills the raw and vivid world of the Olympic Peninsula into a stunning work that challenges what it means to live life with purpose and integrity.

THE BOOK
Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take extraordinary actions to transcend the limitations imposed upon them. Marguerite struggles with the emotional aftermath of sexual assault amidst the mysticism and untamed wilderness of the Pacific coast in the 1920s. Avery navigates life as a “juvenile delinquent” while the social and political convulsions of the 1960s transform the world around him. Chris escapes the present-day mill town where he grew up, only to find he must reconcile his true self with the troubling persona he’s taken on.

THE AUTHOR
Peter Donahue is the author of the novels Clara and Merritt and Madison House, winner of the 2005 Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, and the short story collection The Cornelius Arms. He is co-editor of the 2016 edition of the memoir Seven Years on the Pacific Slope and the anthologies Reading Seattle and Reading Portland. His Retrospective Review column on Northwest literature has appeared in Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History since 2005. He teaches at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and lives in Winthrop, Washington.

In addition to reading passages from each of the short novels in Three Sides Water, Peter will be spending some time discussing Olympic Peninsula literature and fielding questions from the audience.

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