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Science Café at Orca Books: "Why Are the Sea Stars Dying?"

Photo credit: Laura James

Science Café meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Orca Books.

The topic for the May Science Café will be "Why are the sea stars dying?"

Join Dr. Lahner, the veterinarian at the Seattle Aquarium, for an in-depth discussion on Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD). SSWD has killed millions of sea stars along the west coast of North America since the summer of 2013 and continues to be one of the largest marine die-offs ever recorded. The disease and what is known will be discussed as well as the Seattle Aquarium's contribution to understanding this unusual mortality event.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Lesanna Lahner grew up on a farm in Minnesota surrounded by horses, and started working with a local veterinarian and volunteering on wildlife rehabilitation projects before she could even drive. She has two dogs and a horse of her own, but from an early age her professional interests always tended towards more exotic patients. She earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Carleton College and a DVM from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She has pursued externships in such places as the Honolulu wildlife health center and the Tufts wildlife center where she had the opportunity to participate in clinical research as well as conservation medicine with a focus on stress and pain reduction in exotic species including birds, reptiles, and fish. She has been the veterinarian at the Seattle Aquarium since 2011.

Fireside Book Group: Tim Franklin's "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

The Fireside Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at Orca Books. New members are always welcome. Orca offers  a 10% discount on new copies of book group titles.

At the May 7th meeting, they will discuss Tom Franklin's novel "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter".

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060594671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 17th, 2011

Friday, May 1st, 7:00pm -- Alec Clayton

Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Northwest author Alec Clayton back to the store on this May evening. Alec will be reading from "Visual Liberties," the final book in his Freedom Trilogy. He'll be joined by actors Michael Christopher and Heather Christopher, who will be reading various scenes from the book.

Visual Liberties Cover Image
$12.84
ISBN: 9781508734727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 10th, 2015

Saturday, April 11th, 3:00pm -- Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick: April 2015 book tour!

Orca Books is delighted to welcome authors Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya and Leah Horlick to the store on this April afternoon.

Join award-winning queer authors Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick on their Where The Mountains End Tour! Exploring survival, myth, sex and magic all the way down the West Coast, these three bring a literary cabaret of their newest work:

Saturday, April 4th, 3:00pm -- Elana Freeland, Author of the Sub Rosa America Series

Orca is excited to welcome Olympia author Elana Freeland back to the store on this April afternoon. Elana will be reading from the fifth and final book in her Sub Rosa America series: From Trinity to Trinity.

Sub Rosa America, Book IV: Jundi-Shapur Cover Image
$18.14
ISBN: 9781479117383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 12th, 2012

Sub Rosa America, Book III: Indian Country Cover Image
$17.07
ISBN: 9781475230123
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Published: Createspace - April 22nd, 2012

Sub Rosa America and the Fall of the New Atlantis: Gone to Croatan Cover Image
$17.07
ISBN: 9781468081220
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 5th, 2012

Sub Rosa America, Book II: The Future Arrives by Stealth Cover Image
$13.86
ISBN: 9781470026691
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 9th, 2012

Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781936239931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feral House - June 10th, 2014

Saturday, March 21st, 7:00pm -- Elizabeth Austen, Washington State Poet Laureate, and Olympia Poet Tim Kelly

Photo credit: John UlmanOrca Books and the Olympia Poetry Network are proud to welcome Washington's Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen on this March evening. Elizabeth is a Seattle-Based poet, performer and teacher, and is Washington's Poet Laureate for 2014-16. She'll be reading from her book "Every Dress A Decision."

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