today, tomorrow, etc.

February 1, 2019

Following the death of someone she loved, artist Candy Chang “wanted to start a conversation, so she covered a crumbling house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____,” so anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on death and life, and share their personal aspirations in public. By the next day, the wall was entirely filled.” That was 2011. Since then, “over 4,000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa.”

Now you can visit a Before I Die wall and add your own aspirations. Visit the Deming Library to contribute your voice to this international conversation. Chalk supplied. It will be on display through February 23, 2019. (Note: the Facebook event says 3:00-6:00pm daily, so check availability with the library if you plan to visit at other times.)

Frida and Friends in Deming!

September 14, 2017

Frida and Friends
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00pm

at the Deming Library

Frida Kahlo, the dynamic Mexican painter, is recognized today for her artistic talent and for her courage in dealing with adversity. This reading will gather a group of local women poets to read their work and celebrate strong women. Susan J. Erickson, the featured reader, will share work from her recently published book of poems in women’s voices, Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine, which includes poems in the voice of Frida. (Frida “herself” will make a guest appearance at the reading!)

Please join the following poets in celebrating with Susan J. Erickson, Frida and Friends: Lois Holub, Stephanie Hopkinson, J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg, C.J. Prince, and Leslie Wharton.

PS: Susan will offer one of her handcrafted collage cards with images of some of the women from the book with each purchase of her book.

Deming Poetry NightIt’s Whatcom Water Week! Celebrations include Deming Poetry Night, Friday, September 23, 7-9pm, at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway.

Mist, dew, deep rivers, sounds and textures of water come to life in words and images from local poets. Sponsored by the Deming Writers Group and Friends of the Deming Library. Local poets will read their original work and the work of other favorite poets. Readers include two-time Boynton Contest award winner Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island.

Placards on display!

October 20, 2010

Deming Library
If you’re enjoying the Egress Studio-designed placards online, you’ll enjoy them even more in person. Of course you can see them on Whatcom Transportation Authority buses throughout the county, but now, for a limited time, you can see them at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA.

The 2010 placards are posted throughout the library. For example, the poem Window Seat is posted next to a window seat. The poems by the younger poets are posted in the children’s section. The poem titled Wood is mounted on a wood display board. The poem titled After Being Called “Girlie” at the Hardware Store is posted under the Non Fiction sign.

Library hours are Monday through Wednesday 10am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm. Phone: (360) 592-2422.