Maritime Speaker at the Library

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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You Don’t Need to Own a Boat to Cruise: Charter!

Waggoner Guide editor Mark Bunzel and a panel of local charter experts discuss charters vs. owning.

Sat., Jan. 21, 4pm at the library

Window on Ghana, West Africa

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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John Shafer presents a slideshow that illustrates living and traveling in Ghana — including visiting a game reserve and seeing 24 elephants on a walking safari.

Wed., Jan. 25, 7pm at the library


Cruising in British Columbia: Favorite Places

Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Peter Vassilopoulos, a long-time West Coast boater who has traveled the Pacific Northwest coast extensively, shares his favorite cruising destinations in British Columbia. The author of best-selling marine guides, Peter recently published Cruising the Inside Passage, focusing on scenic places from Puget Sound to Alaska. Sat., Feb. 18, 4pm at the library, part of the Maritime Speaker Series.

Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Writer, sailor and conservationist Jonathan White discusses his book and global adventures inquiring into the forces that keep our oceans in constant motion. Traveling to five continents for the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world, Jonathan examines the many dimensions of tides, the science behind them and how they influence culture. Wed., Feb. 22, 7pm at the library

Travel by Canal Boat in France

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Steve and Dian Jahn have taken 5 canal boat vacations in 3 European countries. In this program, they share their latest trip – 2 weeks in France on the Canal du Nivernais in the Bourgogne area during the September 2016 wine harvest. They also provide you with a first-hand perspective on the ease and adventure of “license free” piloting of your own chartered canal boat for a truly wonderful self-guided vacation.  

Wed., May 3, 7pm - at the library

San Diego to the Sea of Cortez

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Writer and translator Jane Billinghurst describes her 10-day journey on a 95-foot boat observing and interacting with marine mammals and birds around the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. She encountered sea lions, whale sharks, gray whales in their calving lagoons and blue and sperm whales out in open water. Nature lovers and adventure travelers especially will enjoy hearing about this trip and seeing photographs of birds and marine mammals while also learning about their habitats and lifestyles. 

San Diego to the Sea of Cortez: An Ocean Teeming with Life - Wed., June 21, 7pm at the library

Bhutan: Land of the Peaceful Dragon

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Joan Cross describes her work and travels in the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains. The Kingdom is perhaps best known for creating the concept of Gross National Happiness as the most significant industry of a country; GHP has since become a worldwide measure of a culture's humanity. 

Wed., Sept. 20, 7pm at the library