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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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August 2019

Poetrynight

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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’

August 7 @ 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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I Love You Avalanche / Go Slowpoke / Sweet Creature / Porch Cat

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm $6-10 supports the artists and the AltLib Based in Bellingham, WA, and Portland, OR, Go Slowpoke is the project of Tom J. Ferrell, Kevin Lee, and Peter William Woiwod. Their influences include The Raveonettes, John Lennon, Lightning Dust, Jens Lekman, and the Dixie Chicks. https://goslowpoke.bandcamp.com/ Sweet Creature Rabbit underground, rabbit safe and sound. https://sweetcreaturemusic.bandcamp.com/ Since 2003, Anna Arvan has been writing and performing lyrically driven pop music as I Love You Avalanche. In addition…

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Poetrynight: Boynton Bouncers

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you submitted a poem to the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest only to be disappointed by rejection? Well, if so, here’s your chance to show your stuff! Poetrynight and the Boynton Selection Committee are teaming up to bring you the Boynton Bouncers! A showcase of the best (worst?) poems you DIDN'T get accepted to the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. Any rejected-by-Boynton poems from any contest year, 2006-2019, are eligible. Poets must read their own poems; if their work…

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Volunteers’ Meetin’

August 14 @ 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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Dawn Bombs / Idell Drive

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Alternative Library,
519 E Maple St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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DAWN BOMBS If you took three jazz musicians steeped in Vampire Weekend's off-kilter psych pop along with Local Natives alternative indie rock, you might get close to Bellingham's The Dawn Bombs. Perfect for private candlelit evenings, festival circuits, or ideally dirty house shows, The Dawn Bombs craft left-field experimental doowop with intricate harmonies and complicated arrangements. It's the kind of pop you'd finally want to hear on your radio. "For a band whose sound walks on a tight-rope between an…

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11:11 Writer’s Communion

August 18 @ 11:10 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

August 18 @ 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 feat. Thollem

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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’

August 21 @ 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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