When: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 7 PM, May 24, May 31, and June 7.
Where: Olympic College, Poulsbo. Room 119. The last day will be at the Sea Discovery Center in Poulsbo.
Hosted by Western Washington University extension
"Local Literature: The Soul of an Octopus
With an academic twist to the usual characterization of a book group, this course features The New York Times best-seller, "Soul of an Octopus," by Sy Montgomery, who takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration into the amazing world of octopuses.
Week one begins with Kitsap Regional Library’s adult services librarian, Peggy Branaman, leading the discussion. In week two, marine biologist and non-fiction writer, Barbara Krystal, joins the group as a guest speaker to present a fascinating, in-depth look at this intriguing species, which in some surprising ways exhibit behaviors like those of humans.
On the final class day, the class meets at Poulsbo's SEA Discovery Center to observe and learn more about the octopuses native to the waters in our region.
Instructor: Peggy Branaman
Peggy demystifies the library for non-frequent library users and supports economic development, entrepreneurs and small businesses with many time and money saving tools the public library has to offer. She serves nonprofits throughout Kitsap and neighboring counties with education and research support, providing grant-seeking resources."