Peninsula College Studium West presents “From Polecat Creek to Beaver Creek: Native son E. R. Murrow”
Professor of Journalism and historian, Rich Riski, will give a presentation about Egbert “Edward” R. Murrow and his ties to the West End at Peninsula College Forks on December 6th at 6:30 pm.
Born in Polecat Creek, North Carolina, Egbert R. Murrow was the descendant of four Scottish prisoners and indentured servants who sailed to Boston aboard the British merchantman ship, the John and Sara. His Quaker parents, Roscoe and Ethel, crossed America on board the transcontinental railroad to Seattle in 1914, when Egbert, the youngest of their children, was just 6. Murrow spent his formative years in Skagit County near Blanchard until his parents were forced to move West …once again. This time they landed in Beaver Creek on the Olympic Peninsula.
The young compass man who mapped out land for Bloedell-Donovan soon became the Washington State College basketball player, award-winning debater, and thespian we know as Edward. After college graduation in 1930, he moved to New York City to begin his public career in international education and diplomacy. Five years later, he joined CBS Radio.
Arguably the most influential journalist in American history, E.R. Murrow’s accomplishments would save dozens of Jews and academics from Hitler’s concentration camps, report news from London rooftops during WWII, destroy an alcoholic US Senator and demagogue, and bring life-saving clarity to cruel migration policies from the East Coast to the West Coast with a documentary called “Harvest of Shame” broadcast on …Thanksgiving Day.
The community is invited to Professor Riski’s fascinating talk. Studium West is a free monthly lecture series at Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave, featuring a variety of topics from the arts to history and culture.
ANTS ANTS ANTS
Ants Ants Ants is an Oregon-based family band with original songs that evoke vivid imagery of childhood at its best. Songwriters Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick give stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, targeting not only the kids in our lives, but the kid in all of us. Ants Ants Ants’ debut and award-winning album, “Why Why Why,” was released in May 2018.
Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick, the songwriters, performers and producers of Ants Ants Ants, have played their parts in Portland’s independent music scene for at least the last decade. Clay was the lead singer of The Dimes, a nationally touring indie-folk group. Gulick wrote and performed with the Portland indie-pop band Derby. Both still perform occasionally, but more often are making a living licensing their songs for film, television and brands. Lately, the duo has thrown all of their energy into creating songs and other media for the Ants Ants Ants project
This story time series will take place Friday September 14 and every Friday through May 31, 2019
Family Storytimes feature stories, music, rhymes, and plenty of movement and fun! Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.
Books & Cookies
Fifth and Sixth Graders! Want to hang out and talk about books? Join friends new and old for Books & Cookies at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System! Talk about books, characters, and authors YOU love! Share and discuss your favorite titles with others and hear about new books that you may want to read in the future. There will be cookies, book conversations, and fun with friends!
This “just for fun” book group is for students in the 5th and 6th grades. Meet at the Forks Branch Library, at 3:30pm on the first Friday of each month beginning October 5.
Evening Talks: Garrett Dalan
Garrett is the Washington Coast Community Relations Manager for TNC. He will share some of the projects that are bridging work in economics, community and conservation areas. Garett is also part of the Emerald Edge Team of the TNC operating under a theory that “Puts Community first for Conservation that Lasts”. Garrett hopes you will attend to hear creative ideas and bring questions, challenges, and new ideas of your own to this causal presentation and conversation. Topics he will cover are TNC’s Partnerships, Forest lands owned and managed by TNC, Economic Development, and the Community Forests concept.
Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund.
Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged. For more information contact: Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or email@example.com.
LA FIESTA FAMILIAR
The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be offering a family storytime in Spanish at the Alder Grove Mobile Home Park in Forks. Fiesta Familiar will be held every Second Saturday at 1pm from October 13 through May 11.
Enjoy Spanish stories, songs, and games for children of all ages, as well as a snack. Sharing books and playing with children helps to increase early learning and reading development. Bring the whole family!
La Biblioteca de Forks del “North Olympic Library System” (NOLS) ofrecerá un evento familiar en español en el vecindario “Alder Grove Mobile Home Park” en Forks. La Fiesta Familiar se realizará cada segundo sábado del mes desde el 13 de octubre hasta el 11 de mayo a la 1pm.
Disfruten cuentos, canciones y juegos para todas las edades, con una pequeña botana. Compartir las maravillas de los libros y los juegos en familia ayuda a aumentar las destrezas de aprendizaje y lectura de los niños. ¡Traiga a toda la familia!
NOLS: Creativi Tea Programs
Attendees will be re-purposing discarded book pages to create new holiday decorations. There will be plenty of time to chat, sip, and add personal touches to your re-purposed creations with a variety of craft supplies. Additionally, there will be a lesson on how to re-use household materials for wrapping paper and holiday cards. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, though youth should be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.
All supplies are provided. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library and is a partnership with the Clallam County Waste Prevention Program and WSU Extension.