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Pub Talk about the evolution of the book

University of Washington Bothell assistant professor Amaranth Borsuk discusses “The Shapeshifting Book: From Clay Tablet, to Paper, to Touch Screen” at the next Pub Night Talk cosponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The talk, followed by Q-and-A, will be in Haynes’ Hall at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell.

Free and all ages. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Free teen night at the Schack

Schack Art Center’s next free Teen Night is 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29. Teens ages 13 to 18 can create projects with local artists. The art center is at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

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Eat, greet at potluck

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society hosts a holiday potluck at noon Dec. 11 as part of its monthly meeting. Bring a dish and find fellowship with other family history researchers at the group’s library at 6111 188th Place NE, Arlington.

More info: 425-232-8946

Walk on Camano

The Friends of Camano Island Parks organization plans a guided walk at Elger Bay Preserve. Meet at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 1 at the junction of Elger Bay Road and Dry Lake Road, just north of Elger Bay Elementary School and Elger Bay Store.

The mostly flat walk is about 2.5 miles total and should wrap up by noon. The event is rain or shine, so dress for the weather. The walk includes a side trip to the beaver marsh platform. No dogs. Trail booklets and maps will be available for a suggested $1 donation.

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Donate to book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Sale proceeds benefit library programs and a scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St. Pick-up service is available for large donations.

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Donate eyeglasses, hearing aids

Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Library branches, the PUD main office and at most opticians and eye doctors.

More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at or 425-387-9256

Join a service club

There are multiple local chapters of these service clubs, which serve both locally and globally.

Kiwanis International: focuses on improving the lives of children. More info:

Lions Club: The world’s largest service club organization and has several global causes. More info:

Rotary International: brings together business and professional leaders. More info:

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