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The Bookmonger: Historic heroines provide inspiration to women today
The Bookmonger: Historic heroines provide inspiration to women today

We’re already halfway through Women’s History Month — and as a way of marking the occasion you could read inspiring books by or about any number of women who have worked to break down barriers.

But this column would...

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The Bookmonger: To wean from screens — best to start early
The Bookmonger: To wean from screens — best to start early

Last week I saw a father and young son waiting in a car outside the grocery store. In the front seat, Dad tapped away on his smartphone. In the car seat, the tot swiped at an iPad. They were there when I went into the store, and they were there when I...

Ever wanted to hike from Portland to the coast? Author James Thayer can show you the way
Ever wanted to hike from Portland to the coast? Author James Thayer can show you the way
Astoria Public Library hosts author event
Learn how to create a container garden
Learn how to create a container garden

PACIFIC COUNTY, Wash. — For all those gardeners who want to grow their own healthy food but have little or no outdoor garden space, here’s the answer: Do your vegetable gardening in containers.

Award-winning writer Maggie Stuckey,...

The Bookmonger: Essay anthology doesn’t go far enough
The Bookmonger: Essay anthology doesn’t go far enough

Bainbridge Island writer/editor Marcia Aldrich shows how contemporary essays build on the energy and ideas of one another in the new anthology, “Waveform.” Aldrich, who also is an English professor at Michigan State University, curated...

Meet Melissa Eskue Ousley at Astoria Public Library
Meet Melissa Eskue Ousley at Astoria Public Library
Local author to lead workshop, reading
Northwest Carriage Museum presents an Afternoon with the Arts on March 5
Northwest Carriage Museum presents an Afternoon with the Arts on March 5

RAYMOND, Wash. — On Sunday, March 5, enjoy an afternoon strolling among 50 historical, 19th-century, horse-drawn vehicles and meet three local talents at the Northwest Carriage Museum’s Afternoon with the Arts.

Author Jan Bono,...

Help your child learn to read with free classes
Help your child learn to read with free classes

ASTORIA — Clatsop Kinder Ready is offering free Every Child Ready to Read classes in Astoria during March.

The series of three classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at Astor Elementary School, located at 3550...

Libraries Reading Outreach in Clatsop County plans fundraiser
Libraries Reading Outreach in Clatsop County plans fundraiser
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History & Hops explores early pioneer Calvin Tibbets
History & Hops explores early pioneer Calvin Tibbets

SEASIDE — The next History & Hops free local history lecture will focus on early pioneer Calvin Tibbets and will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Seaside Brewing Co., located at 851 Broadway.

Calvin Tibbets, an obscure...

What can writers learn from ‘South Park’?
What can writers learn from ‘South Park’?
Manzanita Writers’ Series hosts author Arthur Bradford for workshop, reading

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