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.


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North Bend Public Library. Courtesy photo

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