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Skagit Reads
Skagit Reads - Closing the Food GapThis October, please join readers from across Skagit County for Skagit Reads 2014!  

We will come together as a county to read and discuss Mark Winne’s book "Closing the Food Gap".  

Visit your library to get a free copy of the book.

“Closing the food gap” discusses the issues of hunger, food insecurity, and nutrition within the United States, and examines the diverse community-based initiatives that have sought to address these problems.
The libraries will be hosting a number of discussions and events throughout October.  

Scheduled events

All October
Food for Fines at the Burlington Public Library
Canned Food Drive at Mount Vernon City Library

Special Events - 

Saturday, October 4
Graham Kerr
“Nourish and Delight...Our Future Food?” 
Mount Vernon City Library, 2 p.m.

Monday, October 6
WSU Master Food Preservation Advisor
“Preserve the Taste of Summer”
Mount Vernon City Library, 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 9
Book discussion, Mount Vernon City Library, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14
Book discussion, Burlington Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 16
Community Panel & Discussion
“Our Skagit Food Web” 
Mount Vernon City Library, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20
WSU Extension Faculty Member Diane Smith,
“Local Food: How Far Does Your Food Travel?”
Mount Vernon City Library, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28
Graham Kerr, “Nourish and Delight...Our Future Food?” 
Anacortes Public Library, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29
Graham Kerr, “Nourish and Delight...Our Future Food?” 
Burlington Public Library, Noon.

Tuesday, November 4
"A Place at the Table" documentary screening. 
Lincoln Theater, 7 p.m.
$10 admission, a fundraiser for Community Action

The Skagit Reads project is made possible by a number of community partners, including the Anacortes Public Library, Burlington Public Library, Burlington Library Foundation, Central Skagit Rural Partial-County Library District, Community Action of Skagit County, Friends of the Burlington Library, Helping Hands Food Bank, La Conner Regional Library District, Mount Vernon City Library, Sedro Woolley Public Library, Skagit Friendship House, Skagit Valley Community College Library, United General Hospital, and the Upper Skagit Library District.