Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Sunday, March 8th ~ 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon gathering in celebration of a week of reading across the nation. Lots of Cat and the Hat activities to have fun with, whimsical treats to eat and children authors to greet during this Seussicalparty honoring Dr. Seuss and the valued world of reading. Meet authors such as Dori Hillestad Butler, author of the Haunted Library series, Laura Lahm, creator of Colorful Seattle: Explore and Color and Brianna Sayres, author of Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?
Come one and come all ages to this fun, fun and lots more fun party!
Poetry Night at Parkplace Books
Wednesday, March 11th ~ 7:00 pm
Join our featured PacNW poets Priscilla Long and Mary Eliza Crane for an evening of poetry reading & Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing to battle" - Percy Bysshe Shelley
The word poetry comes from the Greek root word poieo or I make; or poiesis meaning "making" or "creation".
***Evening for Bookclubs***
Wednesday, March 18th ~ 7:00 pm
Books, books and more books
Whether you currently belong to a group or not, please join us for this fun and informative evening for bookclubs. We will be presenting 35 new recommended titles we deem worthy for discussion and will also be available to answer any questions.
Remember...the next best thing to reading a book is talking about it.
Seating is limited so please come early.
Wednesday, March 25th ~ 7:00 pm
Pleasejoin in as we meet with Pac NW author, Carol Cassella in discussion of her newly released paperback, Gemini, a riveting novel of moral complexity and emotional depth set in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr Charlotte Reese works in the intensive care unit of Seattle's Beacon Hospital. One night a Jane Doe is transferred to her care from a rural hospital, a victim of a hit and run. Days pass, the patient's condition worsens and her identity remains a mystery. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Eric , a science journalist, Charlotte impulsively sets out to uncover the truth behind Jane Doe's past.
Other highly praised titles by the author include Oxygen and Healer. The author is a practicing anesthesiologist in Seattle and medical writer specializing in global public health advocacy for the developing world. She majored in literature at Duke University and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1986.
Book Launch Party!
Saturday, March 28th ~ 4:00 pm
In the Time of Dragon Moon
Join in the celebration of the release of Janet Lee Carey's new Wilde Island book, In the Time of theDragon Moon, a story of medieval love, magic and murder. When a hidden killer slays the royal Pendragon heir, the murder is made to look like an accident but the queen's healer, Uma and her ally, Jackrun, sense the dark truth and combine their powers to outwit a secret plot to overthrow the Pendragon throne.
Come all ye readers, writers, friends, dragons and fairies. Enjoy delicious eats and treats while you gambol and frolic at this festive party. Make Dragon's Egg Shakers or play percussion for the Dragon dance. Come in costumes if you please or come in comfy jeans and tees. Come one and come all to this fun and festive literary event for all ages.
Janet is the author of nine YA novels including Beasts of Noor, Dragons of Noor, Dragonswood and Dragon's Keep. Her titles have been listed in the ALA Best Books for Young Adults and she is a past winner of the Mark Twain Award and finalist for the Washington State Book award.
Contributions can be made to the Nature Conservancy's Save the Rainforest jar as part of the author's support of this important global cause.
Open To All
Tuesday, March 24th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Sunday, March 29th ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown