Events in Poulsbo

Local Literature Book Group

Author Nancy Pearl coming January 2015

Date/Time: Meets for four weeks: Tuesdays, January 27, February 3, and 10 at 6-7:30 p.m. AND February 17 at 4:30-6 p.m.
Cost: $25
Location: Olympic College - Poulsbo, Room 219
Enrollment is limited. Register early! Register online below:

Nancy Pearl is an award-winning author and librarian, a radio commentator, and an action figure! Participants of the book group will read and discuss Nancy's book series, including Book Lust, talk about why we read and love books, and learn to read at a deeper level. Featured guests will include a local college literature instructor, librarians, and a reading specialist. On the final evening, Nancy Pearl will join for a group discussion on books and reading.

Visit Nancy's website for more information

Also consider Nancy’s Lecture in Western’s Public Lecture Series

Title: “The Pleasures and Perils of a Life of Reading”
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
Location:  Poulsbo Middle School Auditorium
Cost: $10

Register online for this additional event below:

Nancy Lecture will describe her evolution into becoming a reader and a librarian, some of the experiences she’s had along the way as well as some of the perils she’s discovered during her life as a reader. 


Western Lecture Series

All lectures in the winter are free and open to the public.
RSVP recommended, but not required to attend a Lecture Event.


Thursday, February 5
6 p.m.
WWU Center at OC Poulsbo, Room 105

Free to attend

Shift to Above-the-Line Culture: How Positive Thoughts Accelerate Results

Turn off negative thinking and choose to work with intention, passion, and purpose with Executive and Team Coach Shannon Bruce, who will share methods to enhance positivity at home and in the workplace by increasing engagement, creating vitality, and developing collaboration for improved results.


Shannon Bruce – Owner and CEO of StoryBridge, Inc. and a certified executive whose work experience includes auditing for the CPA firm of Earnst & Young. Currently focuses on her passion of improving the health and wellness of employees.

Tuesday, March 10
6 p.m.
WWU Center at OC Poulsbo, Room 219

Free to attend

The Necessity of Gender Studies: Why We Need Women’s History Month

Explore how women have influenced history, culture, literature,science, and more with Dr. Douglas’ discussion on Gender Studies and its pivotal role as a discipline in exploring women’s accomplishments and the significance of gender globally.


Dr. Erin Douglas – Professor of English Literature and Women’s Studies from Miami University whose scholarship is in twentieth-century British literature, media studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Her recent scholarly publications include Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, as well as Virginia Woolf's "Slater's Pins Have No Points" and Orlando in Miscellany.

Thursday, March 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WWU Center at OC Poulsbo, Room 219

Free to attend

Native Plants in Restoration: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned

Discover how human impact on the environment has altered food supply, nutrient cycles, and water movement with Dr. Jenise Bauman, who will focus on management options available based on the change in our ecosystem and the resources required to restore native plants in natural systems.


Dr. Jenise Bauman – Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at WWU in Poulsbo whose research couples planting methods with molecular techniques to better understand seedling establishment in disturbed soils.

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