Live at the Library: PC & J

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Pat Cole & Jamie Jenson make up the vocal and acoustic duo PC & J. Their style ranges from contemporary to bluegrass to jazz classics. Together with friend Bill Duris on bass they plan an evening of music that will include something for everyone.

Peace Works 2017: From Marches to Movements

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The last year has seen an alarming rise in armed conflict, social bigotry, and political authoritarianism. At the same time, unprecedented numbers of people around the globe have rallied to resist the politics of hate. Many of us have felt fear and motivation, isolation and empowerment, disillusion and hope. Peace Works 2017 asks how we might harness these passionate feelings into effective social movements.

What tools do community groups need to better organize themselves and network with others to meet vital needs? How can individuals become engaged and empowered in the political process to affect public policy? How have successful movements and campaigns shifted public opinion and won elections? How might we reach out, build coalitions, and turn a passion for peace and justice into strategic victories? How can we envision and craft policies and institutions for a better world even as we fight to preserve the gains of recent decades against reactionary and regressive forces?

Saturday, October 14, 2007, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice will host its 11th Peace Works conference, From Marches to Movements, at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA. The day will be filled with workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities. People and organizations from Washington and beyond will come together to develop concrete strategies for justice, peace, and progressive social change.


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Monday night movies: "13th Amendment"

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This documentary exposes the re-enslavement of Black people by prison captivity over the last 150 years; the greased slide leading from any contact with a police officer on the street, to full imprisonment; the political incentives for that slide, and the monetary incentives for keeping prisons full.
At the Obsidian, 414 Fourth Avenue East. 
This is a fund-raiser; entrance fee is $2.

Readers Theater Unlimited Play Showcase

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Readers Theater Unlimited will perform three short plays for fall: "Dragnet" by Johnny Carson; "The Auction" written and directed by Marc Harrison; and "Easy Aces" (directed by Nanette Wichman). Come enjoy an afternoon of good humor performed by good people.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In 1917, the US entered the Great War to fight alongside our European allies. However, Washington's homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Join historian Lorraine McConaghy to learn about and discuss this dramatic period in our state's history.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

TAPPAS: Thurston Alternatives to Psychiatry Products and Services

At the recent Alternatives to Psychiatry panel, there was strong interest in networking for people offering alternatives to psychiatry in Thurston County (and surrounding areas). This group is to connect those seeking alternatives to psychiatry with those offering solutions and support. It is a place to network with other practitioners and those interested in alternatives.

You are welcome to post your website, events, blogs or products in this group on occasion.

Future visions for this group include practitioner expos, peer support gatherings, alternative medicine fairs, listings on a website for local practitioners and additional panel discussions and in person networking gatherings.

This group does not provide or substitute for medical advice or medical care. Nothing posted in this group is ever intended as medical advice, though doctors of all kinds who offer alternatives to psychiatry are welcome. Non medical practitioners are also welcome and we are all treated with equal respect in this group. Anyone who is disrespectful of the group's intentions or members will be deleted and blocked.

People are welcome whether they take psychiatric drugs or not. This is a place to learn about alternatives and respect diversity.

Three important pillars of this group:

In late stage capitalism and amidst neo-liberalism, it is impossible and oppressive to single out individuals and call their "mental health" their own. Or imply it is possible to be "mentally healthy" or that is even an ideal to strive for, whatever it may be. Mental health would then be a commodity like everything else that can be bought with enough money.

Musician Anjali Silva

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Accompanied by guitarist Steve Luceno, vocalist Anjali Silva creates a narrative of songs that will provide listeners with a deeper understanding of Mexican culture and the immigrant experience. This is part of Timberland Reads Together, an annual Timberland Regional Library program.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Now Where Were We? Iconic Architect Joseph Wohleb

The October edition of Now Where Were We? is available for viewing on YouTube.  This month's theme is Joseph Wohleb who is Olympia's iconic architect.


Excerpt from Civil Defense: Vic Francis, Lieutenant Omodt, Joseph H. Wohleb, R.O. Burford], 1948, State Library Photograph Collection, 1851-1990, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed on Oct. 2, 2017

You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos.  The show is in its second year.

"Charlie Vs Goliath" documentary and Q&A @OFS @6pm, Fri. Sept. 29th

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm

Charlie vs Goliath

Monday night movies: "Crisis of Capitalism"

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Green Party presents "Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity "  at the Obsidian on Monday, September 25, 7:00 PM.  The movie examines the ideological roots of the "austerity" agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis.  Yes, it's still the current crisis, in September 2017!

Discussion to follow.  Let's see how many of the dots we can connect.

Admission $2  (it's a fundraiser).

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