A&E briefs — Oct. 21, 2020

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

OPAS to discuss ‘The Genius of Birds’

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society hosts a free virtual book group discussion about Jennifer Ackerman’s “The Genius of Birds” from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Register at www.olympicpeninsulaaudubon.org under the “Events” tab.

Ackerman, an award-winning science writer, tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess.

Family Reads program offers ‘Stamped’

The North Olympic Library System is offering a copy of “Stamped” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds to 100 Clallam County families via the Family Reads program.

Ask for a copy of the book at curbside services, then read the book and join library staff on Zoom for a series of half-hour discussions to keep the dialogue going. Discussions are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 16, Nov. 17, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Register to receive the Zoom meeting information at www.nols.org. All ages are welcome, though the publisher recommends this book for ages 12 and older.

“Stamped” shines a light on the many forms of racist ideas — and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

For more information about library programs and services, visit www.nols.org, email to discover@nols.org or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

PC to screen tribes’ fishing rights struggles

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale, House of Learning, PC Longhouse and Magic of Cinema are welcome filmmaker Sandra Sunrising Osawa and screen her film “Usual and Accustomed Places” via Zoom several times this month.

The film will be screened at multiple times: 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23; 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The film is an account of Pacific Northwest tribes’ century-long struggle to uphold their fishing rights. It also focuses on the history of the Makah Nation.

These screenings and the discussion are free and open to the public at us02web.zoom.us/j/88181472072. To join for a screening and the discussion with Osawa, go to zoom.us/j/95156136928 at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Create paper flowers for Día de los Muertos

The North Olympic Library System, in partnership with the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, is hosting a celebration that honors el Día de los Muertos.

Between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, join foundation staff at a craft table at the Port Angeles Farmers Market in making tissue paper flowers that will be used to build a community altar (ofrenda) at the Port Angeles wharf. Those unable to attend in person can pick up a paper flower kit at a nearby library branch and connect on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for a video on how to create a home ofrenda or altar.

Kits will be available during curbside hours at all NOLS locations starting this week.

For more information about this and other library events and services, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

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