Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding through presentation, sharing, and discussion. Connect with fellow lifelong learners and hear from experts who share their knowledge on a variety of engaging topics. Events are held on the third Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., every month except December. Visit the EnlightenKitsap.org webpage for more information and get inspired.
Montly topics, dates and presenters: October 15 – Merritt Long – My View From the Back of the Bus. Merritt Long, will share stories of growing up in the South during the Jim Crow era and how his childhood, segregation and the Civil Rights movement shaped his life. After attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, he moved to Seattle where he began his 37-year career with the State of Washington – serving as Executive Director or Chair of four agencies; serving on community boards; and mentoring youth. November 19 – Kate Larson, new owner of Ballast Books in downtown Bremerton, will give recommendations for books to read and books to give for the holidays. She will be joined by Suzanne Selfors, owner of Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo. Librarian Sarah Jaffa, Adult Fiction Selector at the Kitsap Regional Library, will talk about libraries and bookstores' roles building community around reading. She will share some of her favorite genre picks as well. December: No meeting, winter break