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Vancouver Community Library

901 C Street
Vancouver, WA 98660, US (map)
(360) 906-5000

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  • Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    KWEL' HOY Totem Pole Journey in VancouverWA: We Draw the Line!

    The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel again across the western United States and Canada with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

    The journey follows the 2016 decision of the Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal coal terminal at Cherry Point based on its potential impacts on the treaty fishing rights of the Lummi Nation.

    This tour, Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!, will celebrate victories, commemorate alliances, and prepare for the coming battles as we work together for the protection of mother earth.

    Join us in this unique, indigenous event that will connect us all to the local fights we face, like Tesoro's proposed oil by rail facility, with information about how to get involved. There will be a pop-up exhibit and video projections by The Natural History Museum in collaboration with Lummi Nation. Presenters and performers will thread together our hearts and minds because what moves us is also what motivates us.

    2017 JOURNEY ROUTE EVENTS 10/13, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC 10/14, University Congregational UCC, Seattle WA 10 /15, Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma WA 10/16, Vancouver Community Library, Vancouver WA 10/17, Ecotrust, Portland OR 10/23, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA

    KWEL' HOY! WE DRAW THE LINE: EXHIBITION OPENING 10/25, Carnegie Museum Of Natural History, Pittsburgh PA https://www.facebook.com/events/132436817483404

    Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey
    The 2016 Totem Pole Journey will travel from Bellingham, WA to Winnipeg, MB to bring attention to the threats of proposed fossil fuel projects.

    Columbia Riverkeeper
    Environmental Conservation Organization · Hood River, Oregon
    Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

    Sierra Club Washington State Chapter
    Environmental Conservation Organization · Seattle, Washington
    We are the Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club.

  • Thursday
    Oct 12 2017
    Vancouver General Election Candidate Forum

    The following positions are scheduled:

    • City of Vancouver Mayor
    • City of Vancouver, Council Position No. 1
    • City of Vancouver, Council Position No. 2
    • City of Vancouver, Council Position No. 3
    • Port of Vancouver Commissioner, District 1

    The format for the forums will be a panel of each group of candidates and questions from a LWVCC moderator. CVTV will record the forums for future viewing.

    The League of Women Voters of Clark County is a nonpartisan organization with the mission of promoting voter participation and education.

  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    Communities Of Color Unite: City Of Vancouver Candidate Forum

    SW WA LULAC Council #47013 with co-partnership of the League of Minority Voters, Latino Community Resource Group, & NAACP Vancouver Branch presents candidate forum for City of Vancouver candidates for this 2017 Fall election. The candidate forum will be moderated by Mr. Promise King, Executive Director for the League of Minority Voters. Email invitations have already been sent to candidates via candidate email addresses listed on their candidate filing records. Candidate forum that focuses on the issues impacting communities of color will be taped by CVTV. We hope you can join us!

  • Tuesday
    Oct 3 2017
    Represent.Us Candidates Forum - Local Government Ethics

    Meet us in the Columbia Room for our Candidate's Forum. Greet your candidates from 5:30 to 6pm. At 6pm the questions begin.

    We will be basing questions on the book Local Government Ethics in a Nutshell (available at www.Cityethics.org). We will continue our discussion from the primary forum on why people in the City of Vancouver want our officials to help champion local anti-corruption initiatives and expanding it to a discussion on how and why they matter on a local level.

    Come hear who supports your local Anti-Corruption Movement and is committed to helping us make raise momentum for State and National changes!

  • Thursday
    Aug 24 2017
    Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council Local Candidate Forum

    SW WA LULAC Council #47013 with co-partnership of the League of Minority Voters & Latino Community Resource Group presents candidate forum for the Evergreen, Vancouver Public Schools Districts & Port of Vancouver District 1 candidates. The candidate forum will be moderated by Mr. Promise King, Executive Director for the League of Minority Voters.

    Southwest WA League of United Latin American Citizens Council - We are a passionate community of volunteers, staff, and partners, empowering Latinos at the local, state and national level. www.LULAC.org

  • Tuesday
    Aug 15 2017
    Do YOUR JOB, Washington Rep. Herrera Beutler!

    Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is having a jobs workshop at the downtown Vancouver library (901 C St.) and doesn't have a town hall scheduled yet. Join us outside in protest to demand that she hold a town hall for her constituents.

    RSVP here: http://plannedparenthoodevents.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/32968

    Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii - Political and advocacy organizing in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington.

  • Sunday
    Jul 23 2017
    Bystander Intervention Workshop and Don't Shoot Portland fundraiser

    How to be an ally when we encounter threats to others in the community based on race, gender, immigration status, or other factors? How can we reduce danger for the most vulnerable while keeping ourselves and others safe in the moment? In light of recent events in the Portland and Vancouver areas, the answers to these questions have become even more important.

    We need skills.

    Join us for a hands-on bystander support/intervention training workshop with Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford.

    Suggested donation of $5 - $20 to Don't Shoot Portland at the door.

    Please register ASAP as there are only 28 spots available. Bystander Intervention Workshop on July 23rd from 2-5 PM.

    Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-workshop-tickets-36136693824

    Don't Shoot Portland- In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

  • Tuesday
    Jul 18 2017
    Represent.Us Candidates Forum

    Meet us in the Columbia Room for a Vancouver Candidates Forum. Our theme and questions will be based on the American Anti-Corruption Act (www.anticorruptionact.org). We as voters will learn about how local support for state and national reforms are crucial to using the ballot initiative to pass comprehensive anti-corruption reforms. Come hear if your candidate understands why these reforms are needed, and more importantly learn if they are willing to endorse and fight for them.

  • Thursday
    Jul 6 2017
    Represent.Us Vancouver

    See you in the Skamania Room! Learn about important updates regarding our local anti-corruption movement and how we are moving forward with a local resolution. We have several volunteer opportunities to move this movement forward and many with minimal time commitments. If you have ever considered getting involved, THIS is the fight that effects all other issues you care about.

    Vancouver Chapter of Represent.Us - We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 14 2017
    News or Noise: Separating Fact from Fiction in Today's Media

    The way citizens get news has changed over the past 20 years, raising questions not only about how and where we get our news, but also about whether what we are exposed to is true and reliable. What sources are providing news? Which are dependable and trustworthy? What is real, and what is fake? How can I as a citizen navigate all of the options--with confidence?

    Join us to hear our panel of media experts talk about today's media and the news, followed by small group discussions.

    Forum @ the Library is made possible in cooperation with the Initiative for Public Deliberation, a project of Washington State University Vancouver.

    Light refreshments provided by Friends of Vancouver Community Library.

    Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost.

    Registration for this event is recommended but not required. Please signup at http://www.fvrl.org/forum-library or call (360) 906-5000.

  • Tuesday
    May 2 2017
    Young Democrats of Clark County Bi-Monthly meeting

    Earth Day Cleanups, Science Marches and more happened over the last couple of weeks. Come on down to the Klickitat room at the downtown library to find out how to get involved in our local community!