Friends of the North Bend Library is bringing in local author Chris Fagan to talk about her recently published book, The Expedition.

Friends of the North Bend Library is bringing in local author Chris Fagan to talk about her recently published book, The Expedition.

Valley Reads event returns with local adventure author

Bibliophiles are in luck as the popular Valley Reads series returns this December with another installment featuring a local author.

Friends of the North Bend Library is bringing in local author Chris Fagan to talk about her recently published book, The Expedition. The book chronicles her and her husband’s 570-mile and 48-day trek across Antarctica to the South Pole. They were the first American married couple to reach it, and took the trip unguided.

The discussion, part of the Valley Reads series, will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Attendees will have a chance to talk about the book with Fagan. While past installments of the series have been held in-person, this winter’s session will be held online. Registration is available at the King County Library System’s website.

Everyone who registers will receive a copy of the book for free.

Sandy Millison, with Friends of the North Bend Library, said Fagan and her husband practiced for the trek before undertaking it. They could be seen hauling truck tires around North Bend, gearing up for the journey.

Millison hopes the event will be uplifting for the community, especially now during a pandemic.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

More in News

Courtesy image
Snoqualmie River bridge will be closed May 10 to 14

A paving project along State Route 202 will begin with closures on… Continue reading

A concept photo of the North Bend hotel. Provided by North Bend
Hotel could be in the works for North Bend

The plan was confirmed during a March 28 State of the Cities address.

Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

Mouth of the Raging River where it flows into the Snoqualmie River, just east of the Fall City Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Photo by William Shaw
King County launches study on Snoqualmie River levee and more

King County will be conducting a study this year to identify levees… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the… Continue reading

Courtesy of Washington Military Department
Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May… Continue reading

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

North Bend City Hall. Courtesy of northbendwa.gov
May 4 public hearing scheduled for North Bend water rate increases

North Bend will be holding a public hearing to receive input on… Continue reading

Most Read