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The national book launch for Bainbridge author Kristin Hannah’s newest novel, “Winter Garden,” will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Poulsbo’s That’s A Some Italian. Hannah is the bestselling author of nearly a dozen novels. Her book “Firefly Lane” appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly nine months this past year. In her new book, which alternates between the past and present, sisters Meredith and Nina hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are. The event is hosted by Liberty Bay Books. Find That’s A Some Italian at 18881 Front Street. For more information, call (360) 779-5909 or visit www.libertybaybooks.com.
“Iraq in Pictures,” a collection from Phil Kiver taken mostly by soldiers in midst of the conflict, will show at Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. The event is free and will wrap with a Q&A session and book signing. The photos in “Iraq in Pictures” illuminate the many realities of the current war. Kiver, an Iraqi war veteran and Army journalist, created the collection for historical purposes and in the hope of helping civilians have a more visceral response to this war in a strange land. Kiver grew up in Cheney, Wash. Find Eagle Harbor Book Company at 157 Winslow Way East on BainbridgeIsland. For more information, call (206) 842-5332 or (360) 692-2375 or visit www.eagleharborbooks.com.
Mark Lewis will take the mic at MoonDogs, Too alongside guitarist Milo Peterson from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Peterson was recently honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. He has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Eartha Kitt, Ernestine Anderson and Mose Allison. He has also played for an array of television shows, including The Fifth Dimension and The Bob Hope Show. Find MoonDogs, Too at 714 Bay Street in Port Orchard. For more information, visit (360) 895-2300.
Check out the panel discussion at Sustainable First Monday on Bainbridge, a talk on what to expect in the climate change arena after 2009’s Copenhagen Climate Conference. The Rev. Jaco B. ten Hove, a member of the Bainbridge Island Community Energy Taskforce, will be joined by Rachel Maxwell, Deputy Director of REIL (Renewable Energy & International Law), and Ron Swenson, founder of SolarQuest, who both participated in the conference. Discussion starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 in the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Drive SE. Bring your own mug for tea. For more information, visit www.sustainablebainbridge.org.
Take in the festivity of a Chinese Carnival with the Peking Acrobats at Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre. Astonishing juggling, dexterity, feats of balance and precision gymnastics take the stage as gravity is challenged. The show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets: Main Floor Reserved $26; Loge Reserved $22; Balcony Reserved $16; Family Pack $35. Find the Admiral at 515 Pacific Avenue. For more information, call (360) 373-6810 or visit www.admiraltheatre.org.