Home
EmailRSSFacebookTwitterCommunity Voice
Sign into My Dashboard

Go To Search
About UsBooks & MoreResearch & HomeworkClasses & EventsHow Do I
Click to Home
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 at the Burlington Library

Food for Fines at the Burlington Public Library

Tuesday, October 14
Closing the Food Gap Book Discussion
Burlington Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

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

Author Presentation
Tuesday, November 4 
Closing the Food Gap author Mark Winne will give a historical review of the book and a progress report on the issues of hunger and food insecurity.  
Burlington Public Library, 11 a.m.

Scheduled events at All of the Skagit Libraries

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
Closing the Food Gap Book Discussion
Mount Vernon City Library, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14
Closing the Food Gap 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 21  
Closing the Food Gap Book Discussion
Central Skagit Rural Library District  at 7:00 pm
Library Office at 100 W State Street Suite C in Sedro Woolley.

Friday, October 24  
Guest Speaker, Anne Schwartz of Blue Heron Farm and Nursery,
Upper Skagit Library. 5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 25
Queens Against Hunger Natural Pageant Fundraiser for Skagit Food Distribution Center
Best Western Inn, Mount Vernon, all day.
For more info: 530-867-0945  

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

Book discussion, plus short movie "Fresh: New Thinking about What We’re Eating".
Sedro-Woolley Public Library,
7 p.m. at Sedro-Woolley City Hall,
325 Metcalf St.  

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

Closing the Food Gap Book Discussion,
5b’s Bakery & Eatery
Concrete.1-2 p.m.


Tuesday, November 4
"A Place at the Table" Exclusive screening for Mount Vernon High School, 
Sharon Thornberry, Oregon Food Bank Execuitve Director will speak to students after the film. 
Lincoln Theater, 7 p.m.
$10 admission, a fundraiser for Community Action

Author Presentation
Closing the Food Gap author Mark Winne will give a historical review of the book and a progress report on the issues of hunger and food insecurity.   
Anacortes Public Library, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5
“A Place at the Table,” Documentary Film Movie Screening,
Concrete Theatre. 7 p.m.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.