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Please view the library event calendar or print the August calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Imagination Duo Teddy Bear Concert presented by the Whatcom Symphony

girl with teddy bearMonday, August 25
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Ages 2 - 8

Bring a stuffed animal along to join the fun!  Glenn Donnellan and Jan Chong will use stories, sound effects and children's songs to make your imagination come alive.

Program is sponsored by the Whatcom Symphony.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.

Follow that Fiddle Concert presented by the Whatcom Symphony

Glenn DonnellanMonday, August 25
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library
Ages 4 and up

Glenn Donnellan will play his electric violin that he created out of a Louisville Slugger basebal bat while taking you on a musical journey to discover the origins of the violin and fiddles from around the world.

Program is sponsored by the Whatcom Symphony.  Library programs are free of charge.  Please call 778-7200 with questions.

Hot Summer Chess: Lessons and Grand Prix 2014 with Northwest Scholastic Chess

gamesPlay in one, two, three or play in all four tournaments:

Hot Summer Chess I:  Tuesday, June 24
Hot Summer Chess II:  Tuesday, July 15
Hot Summer Chess III:  Tuesday, August 5
Hot Summer Chess IV:  Tuesday, August 26

Check-in is from 5:45 - 6:00 p.m.  Round 1 play begins at 6:20 p.m.

Hot Summer Chess is for chessplayers of all abilities in grades K-12.  Pre-registration is required to play in the tournament section.  To register email bhoglund@cob.org, call 778-7200 or register in person at the Children's Library.  If emailing, please includes the child's first and last name, the school attended in May 2014 and grade in May 2014.

There are two sections again this summer:

Beginner Section:  Don't know how to play chess?  No problem!  Volunteers will teach you hot to play and then play casual games.
Tourney Section:  For those who know how to play, want to compete in a tournament and are able to write down their moves, we have the traditional four rated Grand Prix Tournaments.
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