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Saturday, Mar 2, 7:30 pm

Mount Vernon Library Foundation presents: An Evening with Timothy Egan

Join us for an evening with Timothy Egan -- and support the new Mount Vernon Library Commons Capital Campaign. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations go to support the interior finishes of the new library. The Mount Vernon Library Commons will be opening in late spring of 2024!

Following an introduction by the Library Foundation, Egan will talk about the value of community libraries, followed by an audience Q&A and a post-talk book signing.


Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American experience, whose interests range wide across history and landscape, and into the spiritual realm. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author of eleven books, including A Fever in the Heartland, The Immortal Irishman, Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West, and The Winemaker's Daughter.

His book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl led to the Ken Burns film The Dust Bowl and won the National Book Award. Walter Cronkite called it "can’t-put-it-down history."

This third-generation Westerner is also the author of The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest, a text consistently voted one of the essential books about the region. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. "When it comes to this spectacularly mildewed corner of the American linoleum, Timothy Egan gets it right," said Tom Robbins.


All of Timothy Egan's books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Seaport Books of LaConner. Looking to reserve one in advance? You can call Seaport at (360)399-1800 or email them at
-- they will hold your book for pickup or bring it to the event for you!


Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $100 VIP section; $45 2nd section; $35 3rd section plus applicable fees. Students receive $10 off all prices.

A Mount Vernon Library Foundation presentation; Lincoln Member discounts do not apply.


VIP package includes:

  • Preferred seating
  • Free Timothy Egan book of your choice
  • First official tour of the new building on Saturday afternoon
  • The VIP building tour is at 2pm on Saturday. Meet at the old library to walk over for hardhats and the tour.


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