Science Café at Orca Books: Using Art to Explain the Carbon Cycle

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00pm

This season of Science Cafe of Olympia kicks off with a slightly different kind of program.  Our guest presenters are four artists who are collaborating on educational pieces that illustrate and illuminate the carbon cycle.  The carbon cycle is a natural process that is the source of all food, replenishes the air we breathe and helps stabilized the earth's temperature.  Although very important, it's surprisingly not well known.


Local Places, Local Voices: An Evening of Poetry with Olympia Poetry Network

Saturday, October 1st, 7:00pm


Join four Olympia poets for a celebration of place and how it inspires us.  Don Freas, Cynthia Pratt, Linda Strever and Tim Kelly will read poetry on Saturday, October 1st, beginning at 7 p.m.  The event, titled “Local Voices, Local Places” is part of the Olympia Poetry Network’s ongoing series to raise awareness of our area’s talented writers.  The featured poets all have books available on the ‘Local Poets’ shelves at Orca.  The event is free.



Three great reading groups meet at Orca each month to discuss their latest selections. Have a look at what they're reading this month. All our in-store groups are open to the public and are always looking for new members. Please join us!

The Orcapod Book Group is the original Orca-led reading group. We meet on the second Sunday of every month at 2:30pm. At the Sept 11th meeting we will be discussing The Indian Clerk, by David Leavitt. Past Selections =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. At their October 6th meeting they will discuss Raymond Chandler's The Long GoodbyePast Selections =>
The M3 (Murder, Mystery & Mayhem) Reviewers is our resident mystery book club, hosted by Linda, the former owner of Whodunit Books in downtown Olympia. They meet at 6:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month. At their September 14th meeting they will discuss Terry Shames' A Killing at Cotton Hill: A Samuel Craddock Mystery. Past Selections =>
Click here to see selections from the other groups that register their picks with us each month!  


Have a look at what people around town were reading this week.