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NCW Libraries offers two virtual programs for adults: Jan. 25, Feb. 9


WENATCHEE - NCW Libraries is offering two upcoming virtual opportunities for adults. A Humanities Washington presentation about Mt. St. Helens and a NCW Virtual Reads program featuring popular author Yasmin Ramirez.

In the first program, NCW is partnering with Humanities Washington to offer the live, virtual program After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later.

This program will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and held on the Zoom platform.

Writer and biologist Eric Wagner will take participants on a journey through the Mt. St. Helens blast zone. Explore the surprising ways that plants and animals have survived in the 40-plus years since the May 18, 1980, explosion, and the complex roles that people have played in the recovery. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Wagner is a Seattle-based author whose published books include After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens. He holds a PhD in biology from the University of Washington.

Humanities Washington is a nonprofit organization in Washington state that was established by the National Endowment for the Humanities more than 40 years ago. It works with libraries, museums, colleges, historical societies and other nonprofit agencies to bring programs that foster community discussion.

The second program is part of NCW Virtual Reads, in which NCW Libraries hosts author events that spark conversations, curiosity and learning. Mexican American author Yasmin Ramirez will give a live, virtual talk at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9. She will discuss her debut memoir, her writing process, and talk about the playlist she made to accompany the book.

Her memoir, ¡Ándale Prieta!, delicately shares the experience of a young Latina growing up on the U.S-Mexico Border and subsequent years searching for herself and fulfillment after the passing of her grandmother. Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing and Chicanx Literature at El Paso Community College.

All NCW Virtual Reads events are free and open to the public. Events are held through the Zoom digital meeting platform. During each event, attendees will hear from the author and then have an opportunity to submit questions for the author to answer live. To participate, register at

You must register to attend. Register for both of these events at Click on News & Events and find them on the events calendar. A Zoom link will be sent by email.



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