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RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2013

Contact: Suzanne Carlson-Prandini
Bellingham Public Library
(360) 778-7221

Vanishing Ice @ Your Library

How does ice melting on the polar caps affect you? The Bellingham Public Library offers the following events in conjunction with the Whatcom Museum's landmark exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012.

Artic Birds
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Lecture Room at the Central Library
Through slides and video, local birding expert Maynard Axelson illustrates how climate changes in the Arctic are altering bird behavior. Axelson, founder of the Washington Brant Foundation, has worked in the Arctic studying bird migration and banding geese. He brings a life-long love of birds to his work as well as a deep commitment to raising awareness of how changes in one ecosystem result in far reaching impacts.

Wisdom Stories from the Ice and Cold
Friday, February 21, 2014
Fire Place Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - The Bellingham Story Teller's Guild offers a Storytelling Workshop.
A free hour of coaching and introduction to storytelling.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Family Storytime.
Enjoy listening to professional storytellers weave their tales of the ice and cold.

Bellingham Reads A World Without Ice
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Dodson Room at the Central Library
Read or listen to A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack, Ph. D. and then join your friends and neighbors in a lively discussion. This title explores how ice melt on a global scale might impact humans and the overall environment. Bellingham Reads is a book discussion group facilitated by a library staff member that meets every 4th Tuesday at the Central Library.

For more information about these presentations, contact the Bellingham Public Library at 360-778-7323 or visit . Take a look at the following reading resource lists available through the library catalog.

More information about Vanishing Ice, which opens Sunday, November 3 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building in downtown Bellingham, can be found at or


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