Calendar: Programs focus on books, family histories

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 16, 2013 

Upcoming programs of interest to Whatcom County seniors include:

Genealogy help - A volunteer from Whatcom Genealogical Society is available to assist people with their research, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.

Autumn book recommendations - David Glenn from Penguin Random House will preview new fall titles and discuss his favorite paperbacks. Recommended paperbacks will be available for purchase from Village Books after his talk, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Bellingham Public Library lecture room.

Book discussion group - Members of Bellingham Reads discuss "The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Dodson Room, downstairs, Bellingham Public Library. New members welcome. Details: Suzanne Carlson-Prandini, 360-778-7323.

Writing memoirs - Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will discuss the value of preserving your life story in book form, how simple prompts can trigger memories, and how a personal historian can help people preserve their stories, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, Bellingham Public Library lecture room. Details: Katie, 360-778-7230.

"The Producers" - A presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical at Mount Baker Theatre at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, will benefit the Whatcom Council on Aging. For tickets, $34 to $40, call 360-733-4030, or buy them at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.

Reach DEAN KAHN at dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2291.

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