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Between our sanctuary stage and connected classroom space, we host a wide array of events including, but not limited to film screenings, concerts, theater, festivals, rituals and readings. If you're interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.

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July 2019

Ivan Sandomire / Marlo Mudd / Pat Keen / Magic Forest Fiddlers

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8:00pm $6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Summer songwriter feature with: Pat Keen -- https://patkeen.bandcamp.com/ Marlo Mudd -- marlomudd.bandcamp.com Ivan Sandomire -- https://soundcloud.com/ivansandomire Magic Forest Fiddlers -- https://www.instagram.com/magicforestfiddlers/

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Heddwen / Larsen Gardens / Meghan Yates

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Alternative Library presents a night of beautifully crafted alternative folk music from Seattle's Heddwen and Larsen Gardens, joined by Bellingham's Meghan Yates. Heddwen is an original alt-folk duo with singer-songwriters Riley Skinner and Katie Rudman, featuring complex harmonies over simple folk progressions. They are based in Seattle, WA. www.heddwen.com Larsen Gardens is the project of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Sarah Edmonds, whose intimate lyrics, soft vocals, and buoyant acoustic guitar build ethereal, reflective folk songs. https://www.larsen-gardens.com/ Meghan Yates is a Bellingham-based…

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11:11 Writer’s Communion

July 21 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
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com·mun·ion kəˈmyo͞onyən noun 1. the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.

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IWW Meeting

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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International Workers of the World unite! Whatcom-Skagit IWW host a monthly communion of comrades

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Poetrynight

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The second longest running Bellingham poetry group – Poetrynight. All people are invited to join the group any Monday night at 7pm. You don’t have to be a writer to participate as readers of all ages are always invited to sign up to read between 7-7:30. Not all works must be originals. Poetrynight got its start in Stuart’s Coffeehouse in 1995, when a group of poets gathered around a table to share their current work. It has grown over the…

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Volunteers’ Meetin’

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every Wednesday is our weekly volunteer meeting, where we discuss the goings on and future of the AltLib!

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Hooves & Beak / Eleanor Murray / Colleen Freeman

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm $6-12 supports the artists and the AltLib Eleanor Murray has spent the past twelve years creating and recording music in the Pacific Northwest. Informed by folk tradition while adhering to no rules, Eleanor Murray’s music exists in a genre all its own. Her songs are often structurally complicated, while also sparse and open, full of warmth and light. Her chord progressions, rhythms and melodies draw as much from Appalachia as they do from jazz.…

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Cybersecurity 101: Intro to securing yr $#!’|’ on the Interwebs

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alternative Library – CLASSROOM,
519 E. Maple St.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Cybersecurity 101 - Intro to securing your shit on the Interwebs: Making sure we can binge the new season of Stranger Things without the feds profiling us. When you hear things like "We live in a state of mass surveillance" and "Corporations are tracking and selling all your information," do you enter a state of moral despair? Feeling like there’s nothing you can do to avoid big brother and his corporate baby daddies looking over your shoulder whenever you turn…

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Rahikka / Steve Sehman / WMD

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Alternative Library,
519 E Maple St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Join us at the AltLib for an eclectic, electronic evening with spiraling synth sounds! Rahikka Rahikka is the pseudonym of Seattle based electronic ambient artist Carson Rennekamp. Inspired by abstract expressionism and experimental cinema, Rahikka focuses on meditation, repetition, and organic regeneration in non-narrative structure. Rahikka's third LP, Black River, was independently released on June 8, 2019. Based on atmospheric landscapes and imagined realities, the Black River constantly flows through subtle tones, effects, and noise. https://rahikka.bandcamp.com Steve Sehman Based in…

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Poetrynight

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The second longest running Bellingham poetry group – Poetrynight. All people are invited to join the group any Monday night at 7pm. You don’t have to be a writer to participate as readers of all ages are always invited to sign up to read between 7-7:30. Not all works must be originals. Poetrynight got its start in Stuart’s Coffeehouse in 1995, when a group of poets gathered around a table to share their current work. It has grown over the…

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